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Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or Freddie Freeman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
44 of 46 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 15
Best Rank# 5# 10
Worst Rank# 15# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 17
Best Rank# 9# 15
Worst Rank# 13# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs3632
Home Runs1411
RBI4335
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.304.300
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 15
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 12
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 13
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 9# 12
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 10# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 12
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 10
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 12
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 10
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 9# 12
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 8# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 7# 14
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 9# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats588597
   
Runs102113
   
Hits184175
   
Singles110102
   
Doubles3133
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs4138
   
RBI118121
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks6287
   
Strikeouts93127
   
Batting Average.313.293
   
On Base Pct.378.387
   
Slugging Pct.582.546
   
On-base Plus Slugging.959.933
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats211184
   
Runs3632
   
Hits6455
   
Singles3732
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI4335
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2326
   
Strikeouts3942
   
Batting Average.304.300
   
On Base Pct.373.386
   
Slugging Pct.565.538
   
On-base Plus Slugging.938.924
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
News 
 Nolan Arenado hit his second homer of the spring on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
David O'Brien of The Athletic heard from someone close to Freddie Freeman that the star first baseman is "doing much better."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
 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
Freeman's wife, Chelsea, posted on Instagram that he has been feeling better since testing positive for the virus on Sunday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
 The Rockies and Cardinals are reportedly exchanging names that could be involved in a trade centering on Nolan Arenado.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
The Braves placed Freddie Freeman on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
 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
1B Freddie Freeman has tested positive for Coronavirus, per Braves’ manager Brian Snitker.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
  Freddie Freeman was scratched from Tuesday's lineup and should return Friday, according to manager Brian Snitker.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
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
Freeman tested positive for COVID-19 at the outset of renewed camp and has reportedly dealt with some difficult symptoms. It seems unlikely that he'll be able to begin the year with the Braves, though he is apparently on the road to recovery. When healthy, Freeman is a dynamic option, so long as he has recovered from the elbow soreness that plagued him in spring. Don't let Freeman slip too far, but he's out of the second round for now.
Dan Harris - 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
Freeman gets a boost in points leagues, but, he's a safe bet for production in the second round. Freeman allows you to lock up your first baseman and not have to worry about playing catch up there later in the draft. The only knock with taking Freeman is that you miss out on the power-speed threats and the top pitchers.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Freeman might not be the most exciting second round pick, but the floor over the past four years has been a .300 hitter with 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and 25 homers. Last season he was at 113 runs, 38 HRs and 121 RBIs so it isn't like his ceiling is too bad either.
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
Playing through an injury in September hurt overall numbers. Draft in the late-first.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Have we just gotten bored of drafting him in the top 5? Not worried about his numbers even if traded
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros