Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Carlos Correa (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
55 of 56 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 33
Best Rank# 7# 14
Worst Rank# 160# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 44
Best Rank# 13# 35
Worst Rank# 21# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs8884
Home Runs3224
RBI9592
Stolen Bases105
Batting Average.284.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 14# 39
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 24
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 30
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 32
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 25# 39
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 13# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 32
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 56
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 36
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 21# 76
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 34
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 10# 29
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 32
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 12# 31
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 11# 30
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 11# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 59
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 10# 14
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 13# 36
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 28
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 22# 61
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 34
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 11# 39
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 43
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 26
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 63
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 11# 28
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 13# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 33
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 7# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 33
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 37
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 14# 37
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 34
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 14# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 21
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 49
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 7# 34
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 22# 33
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 8# 29
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 33
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 14# 21
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 47
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 7# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 160# 23
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632402
   
Runs8460
   
Hits18896
   
Singles11360
   
Doubles3520
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3715
   
RBI10765
   
Stolen Bases143
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7053
   
Strikeouts104111
   
Batting Average.298.239
   
On Base Pct.367.323
   
Slugging Pct.538.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.905.728
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats595532
   
Runs8884
   
Hits169145
   
Singles10189
   
Doubles3230
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3224
   
RBI9592
   
Stolen Bases105
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6067
   
Strikeouts104126
   
Batting Average.284.273
   
On Base Pct.349.354
   
Slugging Pct.510.472
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.826
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
News 
 Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double as the Padres beat the Brewers 2-0 on Monday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Carlos Correa is reportedly out 3-4 weeks with a cracked rib.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 29th
 Manny Machado went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored as the Padres fell to the Rockies 14-8 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Carlos Correa is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Cubs due to rib soreness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
 Manny Machado collected four hits in Friday's 16-12 win over the Rockies in Coors, including a homer to go along with two RBI and four runs scored.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
Carlos Correa went 3-for-4 with a walk, three singles, one RBI, and one run scored on Saturday against Boston.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, May 26th
 Manny Machado went 3-for-5 with two homers, three RBI, and two runs scored as the Padres fell to the Rockies 9-6 on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Carlos Correa went 2-for-4 with a double, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Wednesday against the White Sox.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 22nd
 Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a walk as the Padres lost to the Giants on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 12th
Carlos Correa went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Boston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, May 20th
Notes 
 Regardless of what you think about Machado, he has been a reliable force of nature the last few years and likely hasn't even come into his prime yet. The landing spot in San Diego isn't quite what you would think, as it has actually been a top half of the league ballpark for right-handed hitters since they moved their fences in. So don't hesitate to snag him at the end of the first round, as he seems destined for another 35+ homer, 90+ RBI, 90+ run season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Correa has missed a significant chunk of time in each of the past two seasons, and while he struggled in 2018, don't forget that he is still just 24 years old and one year removed from being the MVP front-runner prior to his injury. There is major upside here and he may prove to be a league winner
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Machado has four straight seasons with at least 33 home runs, and has finished as a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues in three of the last four years (he finished a still solid 42nd in 2017). The move to San Diego isn't ideal for his fantasy value, but Petco Park isn't nearly as much of a problem for hitters as it once was, particularly when it comes to right-handed power hitters like Machado. Padres manager Andy Green also sends runners much more frequently than the Orioles or Dodgers do, which could help Machado's stolen base totals.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Correa was an elite prospect who took the league by storm as a rookie in 2015, but his last two seasons have been undone by injuries. In 2017, he was producing like an MVP candidate before tearing a ligament in his thumb in July. Last year, his season never got off the ground due to back issues and breathing problems. Correa has pronounced himself fully healthy this spring, making him a seemingly strong bounce-back candidate, but with his stolen base totals drying up over the last two seasons, he will need to find his way to 30+ HRs or a .300 average in order to fully live up to the hype.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Along with setting personal highs in each element of his .297/.367/.538 slash line, Machado bashed 37 homers and stole 14 bases, a significant development since he stole none in 2016. He has hit 33 homers in at least 690 plate appearances in each of the last four seasons, so he'd probably be considered a first-round lock if not for remaining unsigned. Now that he established 2017's funk as the clear outlier, Machado is a trustworthy stud eligible for shortstop and third (16 games) in most formats. Signing the Padres doesn't kill his worth, but he's someone to target near the Round ½ turn rather than inside the top 10.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Injuries have limited Correa to 109 and 110 games over the last two seasons, respectively. He stole five bases combined and saw his wOBA plummet from .394 to .313, which was even higher than his .306 xwOBA. Because of his age (24) and instant success upon reaching the majors, there's little discount after the down year. He's too risky in the top-three rounds, but it's hard to ignore the MVP upside if he slips.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros