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Who Should I Draft?

Manny Machado or Yoan Moncada (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Recommended by
31 of 45 experts
Recommended by
14 of 45 experts
ECR# 36# 40
Best Rank# 19# 18
Worst Rank# 82# 71
Composite# 57# 67
Best Rank# 40# 63
Worst Rank# 63# 106
Home Runs1210
Stolen Bases34
Batting Average.275.280
Injury Alert-IL10
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 63
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 41# 61
Site Projections
# 56# 65
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 39
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 31# 40
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 43
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 43
Fantasy Team Advice
# 33# 62
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 40# 42
Andrew Gould
# 34# 46
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 38
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 45
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 34# 38
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 42# 52
Mario Mergola
# 40# 71
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 40# 42
Bill Dubiel
# 43# 51
Nick Mariano
# 35# 54
Bobby Sylvester
# 33# 50
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 47
Donkey Teeth
# 42# 46
Dan Harris
# 39# 51
Pierre Camus
# 35# 41
Andrew Seifter
# 27# 44
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 44
Ariel Cohen
# 36# 47
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 55
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 39# 45
Carmen Maiorano
# 42# 46
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 26# 46
George Kurtz
# 35# 42
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 31
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 31
Nate Miller
# 39# 34
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 31
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 40# 18
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 29
Chris Mitchell
# 42# 40
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 30
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 40
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 51# 36
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 36
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 38
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 65# 45
Chris Meaney
# 82# 39
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2019 Stats 
At Bats587511
Home Runs3225
Stolen Bases510
Caught Stealing33
Batting Average.256.315
On Base Pct.334.367
Slugging Pct.462.548
On-base Plus Slugging.796.915
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2020 Projections 
At Bats212202
Home Runs1210
Stolen Bases34
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.275.280
On Base Pct.345.345
Slugging Pct.499.494
On-base Plus Slugging.844.839
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
 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
Yoan Moncada (undisclosed) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 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
Yoan Moncada was held out of team workouts on Monday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the White Sox and Yoan Moncada are in agreement on a five-year extension that includes a club option.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
 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
Yoan Moncada is going to have a high BABIP, but a .406 BABIP even for Moncada is high, and it's a big reason for his .315 batting average in 2019, which is the clear outlier of his albeit young career so far. Moncada saw his strikeout rate go down in 2019 to 27.5%, but his walk rate also decreased from 2018. For a player who has a 70 speed tool, his high for steals in a season in the big leagues is 12. The way the White Sox are with their approach to steals is a reason that you shouldn't expect Moncada, Luis Robert, or Tim Anderson to carry you in those categories. At a deep position, you can easily pivot away from Moncada at this price point.
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
The former top overall prospect had a heck of a season in 2019 but his .400 BABIP is almost certainly not going to repeat in 2020. Even still, this young stud has room for more growth and could provide 30 homers plus 10 steals for fantasy owners.
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
Moncada has imperfections but I can't help but dream on the tools. He is a physical freak with flaws that have prevented him from fully realizing his ability. I will continue to push him higher up my rankings than others do until I finally no longer can justify doing it. 2B/3B eligibility in leagues where he qualifies that way makes it that much easier to buy into the upside.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  High upside pick, well worth his ADP. Broke out last season and is still only 24 years old. Has good a shot as anyone to jump into the top two rounds next season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy