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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Olson or Tommy Pham (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Tommy Pham
Tommy Pham
Recommended by
30 of 45 experts
Recommended by
15 of 45 experts
ECR# 42# 48
Best Rank# 21# 31
Worst Rank# 102# 71
Composite# 60# 78
Best Rank# 42# 64
Worst Rank# 70# 108
Home Runs137
Stolen Bases07
Batting Average.261.279
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 59
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 55
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 52
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 37# 42
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 37
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 42# 46
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 41
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 46
Andrew Gould
# 43# 47
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 46
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 59
Chris Meaney
# 24# 43
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 43# 53
Mario Mergola
# 31# 57
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 41# 46
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 51# 53
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 51
Bill Dubiel
# 35# 50
Nick Mariano
# 34# 57
Bobby Sylvester
# 43# 61
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 52
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 49
Dan Harris
# 38# 64
Pierre Camus
# 39# 71
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 43
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 71
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 46
Ariel Cohen
# 49# 64
Nate Miller
# 32# 37
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 50
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 37
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 32
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 37
George Kurtz
# 47# 45
Fantasy Team Advice
# 47# 43
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48# 38
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 34
Donkey Teeth
# 50# 48
Carmen Maiorano
# 54# 31
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 55# 50
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 61# 39
Andrew Seifter
# 64# 48
Chris Mitchell
# 66# 56
Site Projections
# 94# 36
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 54
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Tommy Pham
Tommy Pham
2019 Stats 
At Bats483567
Home Runs3621
Stolen Bases025
Caught Stealing04
Batting Average.267.275
On Base Pct.351.370
Slugging Pct.545.452
On-base Plus Slugging.896.822
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Tommy Pham
Tommy Pham
2020 Projections 
At Bats198174
Home Runs137
Stolen Bases07
Caught Stealing02
Batting Average.261.279
On Base Pct.339.369
Slugging Pct.508.462
On-base Plus Slugging.847.831
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Tommy Pham
Tommy Pham
 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
Tommy Pham is expected to be ready for Opening Day, per manager Jayce Tingler. He was the designated hitter in Friday's intrasquad game.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Jul 11th
  OF Tommy Pham (Coronavirus) has received two negative tests and was cleared to join the Padres for spring training 2.0.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
  OF Tommy Pham has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
  Tommy Pham went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the DH in Monday's 14-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
  Tommy Pham (elbow, side) could be ready to play the outfield by next Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
 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
Pham tested positive for COVID-19 but has since cleared protocol with two negative tests and has rejoined his team. He was reportedly asymptomatic in any event, and it does not appear that he'll have limitations heading into the season.
Dan Harris - 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
You really need to try to remember that Pham is already 32 because of the late start he got to his career. While he's been a top fantasy contributor for the past three years, he's at the age where skills tend to fall off. If you look at Pham's batted ball data, he still has a high exit velocity and hard-hit rate (both 82nd percentile), and his sprint speed and xOBA and xBA are all great and above average, respectively. But there are signs that a decline could take place, making him a guy you could be over-drafting at 83rd overall. He recorded the lowest launch angle of his career in 2019, which resulted in the fourth-highest groundball rate in the big leagues. What's more, he also was 128th in baseball in Brls/BBE%, tied with the likes of Adalberto Mondesi, Travis d'Arnaud, Maikel Franco, and Andrew Benintendi. Take into account his batted ball profile and his age, seeing the loss of a handful of steals and homers could make him a pick you regret, especially when you see names like Nelson Cruz, Eddie Rosario, Matt Chapman, and Nick Castellanos going after him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 If chasing upside, I prefer Olson to Rizzo. If Olson stays healthy, I can see a HR title type year.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Pham may not be the biggest name in baseball but by now, we should know he is going to give fantasy owners 20 homers, 20 steals and a strong batting average with loads of runs. He offers similar expectations to Austin Meadows but four rounds later.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros