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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Patrick Corbin (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
29 of 55 experts
47%
Recommended by
26 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 48
Best Rank# 26# 17
Worst Rank# 124# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 35# 57
Best Rank# 29# 38
Worst Rank# 53# 60
   
Projections 
   
Runs31
Home Runs912
RBI36
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.275
Strikeouts7943
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.83
WHIP1.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 50# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 85
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 41# 45
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 39# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 43# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 56
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 73# 130
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 41# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 46# 65
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 55# 62
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 46# 55
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 50# 85
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 45# 57
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 49
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 38# 75
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 51# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 55
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 47# 63
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 49# 50
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 52
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 57
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 44# 54
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 20
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 50# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 100# 32
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 81# 33
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 53# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 51# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 64# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 73# 40
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 47# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 58# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 58# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 65# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 91# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 94# 49
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 50# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 52
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 106# 52
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 124# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 65# 55
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 66# 55
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 62# 61
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 61
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 93# 68
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 78# 71
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs81
   
Home Runs2432
   
RBI85
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.256
   
Strikeouts238128
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.25
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs31
   
Home Runs912
   
RBI36
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.275
   
Strikeouts7943
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.83
   
WHIP1.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out three over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the New York Mets. The loss drops him to 2-7 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 25th
Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Padres 6-5 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed seven earned runs on 14 hits and no walks while striking out seven over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The loss drops him to 2-6 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 20th
Manny Machado went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Padres 11-9 victory over the Cardinals in Game 2 of their Wild Card series on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out eight over seven innings in Saturday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 13th
Manny Machado hit two more homers in Friday's win over the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed five earned runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out six over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 7th
Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Padres' 7-5 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
 Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies. The loss drops him to 2-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 2nd
Manny Machado belted his 13th homer of the summer in the Padres' 6-1 win over the Giants on Thursday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 11th
Notes 
 Strikeouts: they're addictive and why Corbin is higher on my list than maybe he deserves. His potential to get them. Nice schedule and park effects in the 60 game sprint structure of this season. Orioles, Mets, Marlins, Rays.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
30 home runs (in a 162 season adjusted for the 60 game sprint) is a LOCK for a guy that gets no respect AND qualifies at SS. I don't know what he has to do to get his respects but he has mine. I just wish he stole 20 bases so I could put him in the Top 10.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Why is Patrick Corbin being underrated? Sure, his 2018 season raised eyebrows in a contract year, but he backed it up in 2019, which typically silences the critics. Instead, you're getting a safe - albeit with limited No. 1 upside potential - ace in the fifth round. Take it the value and run. Corbin allows you to either load up with hitters early on and have him as your fallback option, or he allows you to have two aces to give you a leg-up on your competition.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Corbin largely followed up on his breakout 2018 season with the Nationals last year, again reaching the 200-inning plateau and pitching to a low-3.00 ERA. He continued to lean heavily on his outstanding slider, against which batters hit just .158. His walk rate and strikeout rate rose and fell just a tad from his peak, a trend that fantasy owners can expect to continue. But Corbin's baseline is excellent and even with further slow decline in skills, he should be an outstanding starter for a fantasy rotation.
Dan Harris - 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
 About as consistent as you can get. Tremendous option if you decide to go hitter-hitter or even hitter-hitter-hitter to start.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Willing to invest on a premium talent at a much lower cost than a season ago. Worth noting he hasn't been the same hitter outside of Camden Yards, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Has put up back-to-back seasons with 200 IP, 230+ strikeouts, and an ERA in the low 3s
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros