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Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or Anthony Rendon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
43 of 45 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 18
Best Rank# 5# 7
Worst Rank# 15# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 20
Best Rank# 9# 17
Worst Rank# 13# 21
   
Projections 
   
Runs3735
Home Runs1511
RBI4339
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.305.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 17
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 32
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 13
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 15
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 15
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 16
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 27
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 9# 15
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 10# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 14
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 20
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 17
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 24
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 23
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 19
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 14
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 22
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 7# 30
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 9# 15
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 14
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 37
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 16
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats588545
   
Runs102117
   
Hits184174
   
Singles11093
   
Doubles3144
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs4134
   
RBI118126
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks6280
   
Strikeouts9386
   
Batting Average.313.319
   
On Base Pct.378.412
   
Slugging Pct.582.598
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9591.010
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats212196
   
Runs3735
   
Hits6560
   
Singles3634
   
Doubles1314
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1511
   
RBI4339
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2327
   
Strikeouts3833
   
Batting Average.305.305
   
On Base Pct.375.388
   
Slugging Pct.573.543
   
On-base Plus Slugging.948.931
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Nolan Arenado hit his second homer of the spring on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
 Thomas Harding of MLB.com writes that Nolan Arenado is feeling disrespected by the Rockies' front office.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jan 20th
 
 The Rockies and Cardinals are reportedly exchanging names that could be involved in a trade centering on Nolan Arenado.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
 
 Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports Nolan Arenado has a "50/50" chance of being traded this off-season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 2nd
 
Notes 
 Your goal in the first round is to not screw up the pick. With Arenado, you're getting arguably the safest player in the round not named Mike Trout on a year-to-year basis. It's now been four straight years with at least 37 homers, a .294 average, 100 runs and 110 RBIs.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
For years, Rendon was the poster boy for the most underrated player in fantasy. Coming off his career year, he's underrated no more. Now the price that you have to pay for him leaves very little room for a net gain, and in order for him to return a positive ROI, you need him to replicate his 2019 numbers, which were, by the way, career highs across the board, aside from stolen bases. He's also taking an L with the switch in ballparks in every major ballpark factor. The position is deep, and while Rendon is safe here, you're banking on a lot in order to get a solid return from your second-round pick.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 There's very little to say about Arenado at this point. He's batted between .287 and .315, hit between 37 and 42 home runs, and driven in between 97 and 116 runs in each of the last five years. Entering his age-29 season, there are simply no concerns about Arenado so long as he remains in Colorado all year, though that is admittedly a bit of a question mark at this point. But really, so long as you are comfortable that you won't get steals from your first-round pick, there's no reason to shy away from Arenado whatsoever.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Rendon finally put it all together last year, setting career-highs in batting average (.319), home runs (34), runs scored (117), and RBI (126). He'll now move to Anaheim where he'll see a downgrade in park, but an upgrade in lineup by the sheer presence of Mike Trout. In the end, Rendon's move is a neutral one, and to the extent you trust him to stay healthy again, he's a rock-solid second round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Arenado won't steal any bases, but besides Trout, this is the most consistent and reliable bat in the majors. If he doesn't get traded, he is a virtual lock to again finish among the top 10 fantasy hitters and you just may be able to snag him at the end of the first round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
While Rendon may be the best overall third basemen in real life, walks and defense don't translate to fantasy. Rather, we are looking at a player without speed but one whose 4-category bat makes him a strong second round pick for the 2020 season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Consecutive years of diminished stolen bases by Altuve and a drop off in elite strikeout SPs puts me in a place to select a "slugger only" player and Arenado is one of the best.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Great baseball player, contributes BA, which is rare these days, but no steals and one big career home run season? I am not buying in on 2020.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData