Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Kris Bryant (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
51 of 59 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 22
Best Rank# 7# 6
Worst Rank# 160# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 17# 33
Best Rank# 13# 26
Worst Rank# 21# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs8897
Home Runs3228
RBI9587
Stolen Bases106
Batting Average.284.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 14# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 21
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 15# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 19# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 21# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 15# 23
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 10# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 21
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 12# 22
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 11# 31
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 11# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 29
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 13# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 11# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 14# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 22# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 25
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 11# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 21
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 16
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 13# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 7# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 14# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 26
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 14# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 14# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 26
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 7# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 21
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 8# 20
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 13# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 15# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 20# 29
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 16# 28
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 14# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 33
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 7# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 26
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 10# 7
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 13# 9
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 6
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 22# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 18
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 25# 14
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 31# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 160# 21
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats632389
   
Runs8459
   
Hits188106
   
Singles11362
   
Doubles3528
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3713
   
RBI10752
   
Stolen Bases142
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks7048
   
Strikeouts104107
   
Batting Average.298.273
   
On Base Pct.367.374
   
Slugging Pct.538.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.905.834
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats595552
   
Runs8897
   
Hits169155
   
Singles10188
   
Doubles3235
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs3228
   
RBI9587
   
Stolen Bases106
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks6077
   
Strikeouts104140
   
Batting Average.284.281
   
On Base Pct.349.369
   
Slugging Pct.510.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.879
   
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
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
X-rays on Kris Bryant's ankle came back negative on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 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
Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI Sunday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Kris Bryant went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 11th
 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
Kris Bryant (knee) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to knee soreness.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
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
Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
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
Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
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
Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros