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Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or Rafael Devers (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
44 of 45 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 16
Best Rank# 5# 9
Worst Rank# 15# 35
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 26
Best Rank# 9# 21
Worst Rank# 13# 27
   
Projections 
   
Runs3739
Home Runs1512
RBI4337
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.305.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 15
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 35
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 33
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 10
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 18
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 17
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 22
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 26
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 9# 17
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 10# 17
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 16
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 12
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 12
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 15
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 9
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 19
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 28
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 7# 13
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 9# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 13
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats588647
   
Runs102129
   
Hits184201
   
Singles110111
   
Doubles3154
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs4132
   
RBI118115
   
Stolen Bases38
   
Caught Stealing28
   
Walks6248
   
Strikeouts93119
   
Batting Average.313.311
   
On Base Pct.378.361
   
Slugging Pct.582.555
   
On-base Plus Slugging.959.916
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats212220
   
Runs3739
   
Hits6565
   
Singles3637
   
Doubles1316
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1512
   
RBI4337
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2317
   
Strikeouts3844
   
Batting Average.305.297
   
On Base Pct.375.348
   
Slugging Pct.573.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.948.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
News 
 Nolan Arenado hit his second homer of the spring on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Rafael Devers is joining Red Sox summer camp at Fenway Park on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
 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
Rafael Devers launched his first home run of the spring on Sunday as the Red Sox beat the Braves 4-2 in Grapefruit League play.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
 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
This is why you don't give up on a player - and why you should bet on track record. After Devers' disappointing sophomore campaign, the price sunk on him in 2019 drafts. He responded to the tune of .311/.361/.555 with 32 home runs, 129 runs, 115 RBIs, and eight steals.
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
Believe it or not, Devers managed to finish at the number one fantasy third basemen last year over Rendon, Arenado and Bregman. Batting in the middle of Boston's great lineup afforded him 129 runs and 115 RBIs which went a long way, but he contributed in all five categories and is young enough that he might do even better in 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 
 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