Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Matt Olson (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B - SD
Manny Machado
Matt Olson
1B - ATL
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
35 of 43 experts
19%
Recommended by
8 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 20
Best Rank# 11# 10
Worst Rank# 38# 32
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 21# 23
Best Rank# 16# 20
Worst Rank# 23# 37
   
Projections 
   
Runs9398
Home Runs3241
RBI104114
Stolen Bases113
Batting Average.279.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 15
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 17# 25
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 18# 26
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 16# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 21
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 16# 22
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 12# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 21
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 18# 25
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 15# 29
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 22
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 16# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 19
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 26
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 15# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 17# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 29
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 17# 18
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 20
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 15# 22
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 17# 21
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 13# 23
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 15# 27
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 15# 32
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 17# 29
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 22
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 27
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 18# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 19# 15
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 19# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 13
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 20
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 18
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 38# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B - SD
Manny Machado
Matt Olson
1B - ATL
Matt Olson
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats564565
   
Runs92101
   
Hits156153
   
Singles9579
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2839
   
RBI106111
   
Stolen Bases124
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6388
   
Strikeouts102113
   
Batting Average.277.271
   
On Base Pct.345.372
   
Slugging Pct.488.540
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.911
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B - SD
Manny Machado
Matt Olson
1B - ATL
Matt Olson
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats576553
   
Runs9398
   
Hits161147
   
Singles9777
   
Doubles3029
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs3241
   
RBI104114
   
Stolen Bases113
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks6482
   
Strikeouts108136
   
Batting Average.279.267
   
On Base Pct.352.362
   
Slugging Pct.505.542
   
On-base Plus Slugging.857.904
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B - SD
Manny Machado
Matt Olson
1B - ATL
Matt Olson
News 
 Manny Machado went 1-for-3 with a double, walk, run scored and an RBI as the Padres held on to beat the Cubs, 5-4.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 11th
Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's win against the Padres.
Chris Clegg
Sat, May 14th
 Manny Machado hit two more home runs on Thursday night, providing all of the offense in a 2-1 victory.
Kendall Capps
Fri, May 6th
Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with an RBI double on Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Dan Harris
Thu, May 12th
 Manny Machado did not have the best night, after going deep in the first game of the doubleheader. But he did steal his fifth base of the season.
Kendall Capps
Thu, May 5th
Matt Olson went 1-for-2 with two walks and a big three-run home run in game one of a doubleheader against the Mets on Tuesday.
Chris Clegg
Tue, May 3rd
 Manny Machado had another big day at the plate, finishing 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk, two RBI's and a run scored. This was the first of two games Wednesday.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 4th
Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk in Wednesday's extra-inning loss to the Cubs.
Chris Clegg
Thu, Apr 28th
 Manny Machado had another big day at the plate for San Diego. He went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, walk and two runs.
Kendall Capps
Sun, May 1st
Matt Olson went 1-4 but drove in two runs in Friday's 3-0 win against the Marlins.
Chris Clegg
Sat, Apr 23rd
Notes 
 It's a shame you don't get points for defense in fantasy baseball, as that would bolster Machado's falling stock. The former perennial top-10 selection is now going in the late second or early third round. Machado will turn 30 this year, and some positive regression seems to be in order. He's still a five-category contributor, and in a loaded Padres lineup, 80/25/80 with 10 SBs should be on the table. But expecting Machado to return to the 35 HR level would be downright delusional.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
The Braves' new slugger posted career highs across the board last season - 39 HRs, 111, RBI, 101 runs and a .271 BA - and as he enters his age-28 season, he should be in his prime. The elite power is here to stay, and after batting .195 in the shortened 2020 season, Olson made huge strides in his contact rate (80%) last year and batted a very respectable .271. Going from Oakland to the Braves' friendlier ballpark could spike his HR total. Olson is a worthy power anchor.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros