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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Marcus Semien (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
37 of 45 experts
18%
Recommended by
8 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 55
Best Rank# 19# 33
Worst Rank# 82# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 82
Best Rank# 40# 61
Worst Rank# 63# 98
   
Projections 
   
Runs3137
Home Runs129
RBI3628
Stolen Bases34
Batting Average.277.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 40# 100
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 67
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 66
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 69
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 52
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 57
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 60
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 52
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 43# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 60
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 56
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 54
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 74
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 47
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 59
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 49
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 80
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 45
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 54
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 35# 49
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 53
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 63
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 33
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 43
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 65# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 82# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats587657
   
Runs81123
   
Hits150187
   
Singles95104
   
Doubles2143
   
Triples27
   
Home Runs3233
   
RBI8592
   
Stolen Bases510
   
Caught Stealing38
   
Walks6587
   
Strikeouts128102
   
Batting Average.256.285
   
On Base Pct.334.370
   
Slugging Pct.462.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.892
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats213215
   
Runs3137
   
Hits5959
   
Singles3536
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs129
   
RBI3628
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2326
   
Strikeouts4340
   
Batting Average.277.277
   
On Base Pct.346.354
   
Slugging Pct.504.475
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.829
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
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
Marcus Semien went 2-for-3, with a double, a run scored, and two RBI in Saturday’s Cactus League action against the Indians.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Mar 1st
 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
 
 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
 
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
Marcus Semien is one of the most polarizing figures in fantasy this year. He had an MVP-type season last season - not saying that lightly at all - and there's not much in the peripherals that scream regression is coming, but he is a 29-year-old who had a breakout season by all accounts. Prior to 2019, he was the definition of a replacement-level fantasy option. There should always be trepidation with those types of breakouts.
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
Semien is currently being drafted outside the top 12 fantasy shortstops around the 7th round but did you know that he finished among the top five last year and ahead of Lindor, Turner and Torres. Semien knocked 33 bombs with double-digit steals, a good .285 batting average and 123 runs.
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