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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or DJ LeMahieu (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Recommended by
37 of 45 experts
Recommended by
8 of 45 experts
ECR# 37# 52
Best Rank# 19# 26
Worst Rank# 82# 99
Composite# 57# 62
Best Rank# 40# 54
Worst Rank# 63# 63
Home Runs127
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.278.301
Injury Alert-IL10
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 99
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 55
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 40# 54
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 66
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 54
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 77
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 51
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 58
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 90
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 57
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 48
Andrew Gould
# 35# 48
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 59
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 44
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 69
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 53
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 46
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 49
Bill Dubiel
# 43# 47
Nick Mariano
# 35# 46
Bobby Sylvester
# 33# 59
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 58
Donkey Teeth
# 42# 43
Dan Harris
# 39# 65
Pierre Camus
# 35# 61
Andrew Seifter
# 27# 56
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 41
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 56
Ariel Cohen
# 36# 85
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 47
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 56
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 56
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 57
George Kurtz
# 35# 37
Nate Miller
# 39# 50
Chris Mitchell
# 42# 78
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 48
Mario Mergola
# 40# 37
Carmen Maiorano
# 42# 26
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 32
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 36
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 27
Site Projections
# 56# 45
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 65# 38
Chris Meaney
# 82# 40
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2019 Stats 
At Bats587602
Home Runs3226
Stolen Bases55
Caught Stealing32
Batting Average.256.327
On Base Pct.334.375
Slugging Pct.462.518
On-base Plus Slugging.796.893
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Projections 
At Bats213200
Home Runs127
Stolen Bases32
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.278.301
On Base Pct.347.354
Slugging Pct.505.457
On-base Plus Slugging.852.811
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
 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
The Yankees officially placed LeMahieu on the 10-day IL following his COVID-19 diagnosis on Saturday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
 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
2B DJ LeMahieu has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
 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
 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 a fallacy out there that when players leave Coors Field, their production and subsequent fantasy value dips. DJ LeMahieu disproved that in 2019, as he had the best numbers of his career. There aren't a lot of question marks with his peripherals, but the main hesitation that fantasy managers should have with LeMahieu is that 2019 was his clear outlier. With the multi-position eligibility, he's worth grabbing at this point in hopes for a repeat or at least close to a repeat for his on-pace numbers.
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
LeMahieu may have been the most shocking breakout last year, moving from a .276 hitter with limited power at Coors to all of a sudden 26 HRs, 102 RBIs and a .327 BA away from Coors. You can expect some regression but his 2019 campaign was just too great to discount him in the 6th or 7th round.
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