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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Carlos Correa (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
42 of 45 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 65
Best Rank# 19# 41
Worst Rank# 82# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 95
Best Rank# 40# 83
Worst Rank# 63# 119
   
Projections 
   
Runs3129
Home Runs1211
RBI3635
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.277.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 73
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 61
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 40# 67
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 74
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 97
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 58
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 81
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 69
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 83
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 60
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 58
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 64
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 64
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 116
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 112
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 67
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 65
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 43# 62
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 67
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 65
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 45
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 92
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 41
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 59
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 53
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 61
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 55
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 83
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 74
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 45
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 69
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 71
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 51
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 35# 58
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 73
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 58
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 54
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 65# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 82# 73
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats587280
   
Runs8142
   
Hits15078
   
Singles9540
   
Doubles2116
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3221
   
RBI8559
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks6535
   
Strikeouts12875
   
Batting Average.256.279
   
On Base Pct.334.358
   
Slugging Pct.462.568
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.926
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats213184
   
Runs3129
   
Hits5951
   
Singles3528
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI3635
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2323
   
Strikeouts4348
   
Batting Average.277.277
   
On Base Pct.346.357
   
Slugging Pct.504.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.864
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
News 
 Manny Machado singled on Monday in the Padres' 14-2 drubbing at the hands of the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
Carlos Correa went 2-for-3 with a double in the Astros' 2-1 win over the Tigers on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday's 4-3 victory against Texas, dropping his spring average to .059.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Sat, Mar 7th
Carlos Correa went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the Astros' loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 8th
 Manny Machado played in his first spring game on Monday versus the Royals and wasted no time collecting his first home run.
Jarod Rupp
Tue, Feb 25th
Carlos Correa went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Notes 
 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
There's an obvious risk with Carlos Correa, but the risk attached to him isn't performance-based, rather, it's injury based. Correa just can't stay on the field. When he does play - including last season - we've seen what he's can do, and those peak A-Rod comparisons are still there. What's going against Correa is not only his health, but the position he plays is insanely deep, so it's easier to fade him for guys like Corey Seager, Jorge Polanco, Marcus Semien, and Tim Anderson. Do you know what those guys don't have? They don't have No. 1 at the position upside, nor do they possess top-25 overall upside. Correa does, and he's still only 25 and entering his peak years. This is a great spot to grab him, and you can take one of those depth shortstops later on in the draft to pair with him in case he gets hurt again.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Machado now has five consecutive seasons with 30+ homers, 80+ runs and 80+ RBIs. Yes, he struggled last year in batting average but this is a durable player with a great floor and Round 1 upside should he decide to steal 15 bags again like we've seen a few times.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
So far, we've only seen Correa play more than 110 games once in his five seasons. Whenever he is on the field, Correa has been a tremendous hitter so the upside is that of a top five fantasy shortstop but his floor is quite low because of the repeat injury risk.
Bobby Sylvester - 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