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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Matt Olson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
31 of 45 experts
31%
Recommended by
14 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 42
Best Rank# 19# 21
Worst Rank# 82# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 60
Best Rank# 40# 42
Worst Rank# 63# 70
   
Projections 
   
Runs3131
Home Runs1213
RBI3536
Stolen Bases30
Batting Average.275.261
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 35
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 40# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 94
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 21
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 102
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 34# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 49
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 41
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 42
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 50
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 49
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 42
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 54
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 61
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 35# 47
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 66
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 34
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 31
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 37
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 32
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 43# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 46
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 44
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 65# 51
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 82# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats587483
   
Runs8173
   
Hits150129
   
Singles9567
   
Doubles2126
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs3236
   
RBI8591
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks6551
   
Strikeouts128138
   
Batting Average.256.267
   
On Base Pct.334.351
   
Slugging Pct.462.545
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.896
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats212198
   
Runs3131
   
Hits5852
   
Singles3528
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1213
   
RBI3536
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2323
   
Strikeouts4357
   
Batting Average.275.261
   
On Base Pct.345.339
   
Slugging Pct.499.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.844.847
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
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
Matt Olson went 0-for-2 with a walk in Thursday’s match up with the Dodgers. He is hitting .125 with a .550 OPS so far this spring.
Aaron Hudson
Fri, Mar 6th
 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
Remember when a broken hamate bone was supposed to zap power? Matt Olson laughed at that notion, as he still hit 36 home runs last season after suffering the injury in the first week of the season. Olson is a popular target in the industry, and it makes sense, given his job security, power, and production. There are concerns about his home ballpark and his numbers against lefties, but if you miss out on the first wave of first basemen, this is your last chance to grab a true contender to finish top three at the position.
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
After two years of a low BABIP, Olson's BA finally jumped to .267. It isn't probable he will offer more than that but fantasy owners know 50 HRs and 120 RBIs is truly within reach if he doesn't miss a full month this season.
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
If chasing upside, I prefer Olson to Rizzo. If Olson stays healthy, I can see a HR title type year.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy