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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Tim Anderson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
41 of 45 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 37# 63
Best Rank# 19# 31
Worst Rank# 82# 102
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 57# 103
Best Rank# 40# 90
Worst Rank# 63# 121
   
Projections 
   
Runs3131
Home Runs127
RBI3625
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.278.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 50
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 79
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 83
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 54
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 65
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 63
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 49
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 71
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 66
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 62
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 58
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 37# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 69
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 102
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 40# 72
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 66
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 65# 66
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 43# 73
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 61
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 33# 67
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 76
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 69
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 39# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 66
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 69
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 80
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 36# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 42# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 63
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 59
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 47
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 38
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 35# 66
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 67
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 42# 44
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 51
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 40# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 82# 58
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats587498
   
Runs8181
   
Hits150167
   
Singles95117
   
Doubles2132
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs3218
   
RBI8556
   
Stolen Bases517
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks6515
   
Strikeouts128109
   
Batting Average.256.335
   
On Base Pct.334.357
   
Slugging Pct.462.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.865
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats213215
   
Runs3131
   
Hits5961
   
Singles3540
   
Doubles1012
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs127
   
RBI3625
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks238
   
Strikeouts4351
   
Batting Average.278.282
   
On Base Pct.347.310
   
Slugging Pct.505.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.760
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Tim Anderson
SS - CWS
Tim Anderson
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
 
 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
Fluke. That's the best word to use to describe Anderson's 2019 season. Now, do I think he'll be bad in 2020? No, I don't. But, there's no chance Anderson leads the league in batting average again. Anderson is a career .276 hitter, and he hit .335 last year. If you look at his xBA, though, it was .294, making his gap between his expected average and actual average the fourth-largest in baseball. To be fair, .294 is one hell of a mark, but looking around .270-.280 is more realistic for Anderson. He'll be leading off for a great lineup, so his runs should be high, but looking at his exit velocity (36th percentile) and hard hit rate (39th percentile), we should temper expectations of a 20-homer season. It hurts Anderson that he plays shortstop, which along with third base, is the deepest position in fantasy this year. He's an easy fade this year given the other options 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
Anderson missed 40 games last year but still nearly went 20/20 with 81 runs. If that was all, it would have been a killer season but he also happened to bat .335 for the Sox. We can expect that to drop to near or even below .300 this year but that is still a great buy around the 8th round.
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