Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Eugenio Suarez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 35
Best Rank# 7# 25
Worst Rank# 160# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 55
Best Rank# 13# 52
Worst Rank# 21# 57
   
Projections 
   
Runs8883
Home Runs3230
RBI9595
Stolen Bases104
Batting Average.284.268
   
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# 14# 48
   
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# 23# 52
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 37
   
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# 31# 64
   
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# 25# 36
   
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# 13# 28
   
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# 12# 46
   
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USA Today
# 15# 31
   
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# 19# 57
   
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# 9# 38
   
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The Athletic
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# 160# 47
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632527
   
Runs8479
   
Hits188149
   
Singles11391
   
Doubles3522
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3734
   
RBI107104
   
Stolen Bases141
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks7064
   
Strikeouts104142
   
Batting Average.298.283
   
On Base Pct.367.366
   
Slugging Pct.538.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging.905.892
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats595547
   
Runs8883
   
Hits169146
   
Singles10189
   
Doubles3226
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3230
   
RBI9595
   
Stolen Bases104
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks6066
   
Strikeouts104143
   
Batting Average.284.268
   
On Base Pct.349.347
   
Slugging Pct.510.488
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.835
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
News 
 Manny Machado hit his 30th homer of the year in the Padres' 11-10 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
 Manny Machado went 0-for-5 with a strikeout as the Padres beat the Cubs 9-8 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 Manny Machado went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Padres' 4-1 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 5th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk and three RBI in Thursday’s 11-5 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
 Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored in the Padres' 8-3 loss to the Giants on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's win over Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
 Manny Machado went 1-for-3 with a double and a stolen base in the Padres' 9-0 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 28th
Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in Friday's loss to Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
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
In the first half last year, Suarez was sensational, hitting 19 homers with 71 RBIs while batting .312. The second half wasn't as pretty, so we may see him take a step back in 2019, but you can still bank on 30+ homers and around 100 RBIs with a decent batting average
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
Suarez was among the league leaders in hard contact rate last season, and the result was a career high .283 batting average, 34 home runs, and 104 RBIs. His BABIP and HR/FB rate were both a little inflated, so some regression should be expected to his average and power output. Look for him to hit closer to his .264 career mark, while hitting around 30 homers and again driving in plenty of runs in an improved Reds lineup.
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
One of the game's most underappreciated stars, Suarez leveraged a massive hard-hit uptick into a career-high 34 homers. Yet his fly-ball rate (37.1%) stayed exactly the same as 2017, when he circled the bases 26 times. He's likely to split the difference, and a subpar second half (.245/.322/.463) will only fuel more skepticism. Yet it'd be foolish to ignore the other MVP-caliber half (.312/.399/.574). The 27-year-old third baseman could still offer a .275 average with around 30 homers and strong counting numbers around pick 50.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros