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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Anthony Rizzo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
29 of 52 experts
44%
Recommended by
23 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 37
Best Rank# 13# 20
Worst Rank# 82# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 58
Best Rank# 38# 44
Worst Rank# 60# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3133
Home Runs1210
RBI3634
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.275.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 40# 43
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 28# 31
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 44
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 37# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 37
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 45# 64
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 32# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 42
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 61
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 39# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 43
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 32# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 32# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 41# 59
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 28
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 18# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 25
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 32# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 32
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 35# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 36# 31
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 38# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 32
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 33
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 34
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 37
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 30
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 46# 40
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 46
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 65# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 82# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats587512
   
Runs8189
   
Hits150150
   
Singles9591
   
Doubles2129
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3227
   
RBI8594
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks6571
   
Strikeouts12886
   
Batting Average.256.293
   
On Base Pct.334.405
   
Slugging Pct.462.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.924
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats214191
   
Runs3133
   
Hits5955
   
Singles3533
   
Doubles1011
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1210
   
RBI3634
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2326
   
Strikeouts4332
   
Batting Average.275.285
   
On Base Pct.345.371
   
Slugging Pct.500.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Padres 6-5 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
Anthony Rizzo is not focused on his $16.5M contract option that the Cubs can exercise for 2021.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Manny Machado went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Padres 11-9 victory over the Cardinals in Game 2 of their Wild Card series on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
Anthony Rizzo homered in the top of the first inning Wednesday to put the Cubs up 1-0. It was his 11th of the season and second in two days. For the second straight game, the Rizzo blast was the only time the Cubs scored.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 24th
 Manny Machado hit two more homers in Friday's win over the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
Anthony Rizzo drove an eighth-inning pitch into the rightfield stands to tie the game. It was his 10th home run of the season, and the first to come with a runner on.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Padres' 7-5 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
Anthony Rizzo walked to lead off the bottom of the first inning Friday. He would come around to score and the run would hold up as the Cubs would win 1-0.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 19th
 Manny Machado belted his 13th homer of the summer in the Padres' 6-1 win over the Giants on Thursday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 11th
Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 on Tuesday with a hit-by-pitch and RBI against the Indians. The Cubs won, 6-5.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Sep 15th
Notes 
 30 home runs (in a 162 season adjusted for the 60 game sprint) is a LOCK for a guy that gets no respect AND qualifies at SS. I don't know what he has to do to get his respects but he has mine. I just wish he stole 20 bases so I could put him in the Top 10.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
I consider 1B's less valuable and while Rizzo is a heck of a hitter, I can't draft them or him as high as equal or dual-threat guys. I do still take him before the next tier of SP, which begins with Castillo and Corbin.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 One of my favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Willing to invest on a premium talent at a much lower cost than a season ago. Worth noting he hasn't been the same hitter outside of Camden Yards, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Consistent but lacking upside at this stage of his career. Receives a boost in OBP leagues
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  better in points
Frank Stampfl - CBS Sports