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Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Anthony Rizzo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 32
Best Rank# 18# 20
Worst Rank# 54# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 59
Best Rank# 31# 36
Worst Rank# 39# 65
   
Projections 
   
Runs3534
Home Runs811
RBI2936
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.287.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 23# 43
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 43# 51
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 24# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 22# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 49
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 27# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 32# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 34
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 27# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 27# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 29# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 23# 52
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 19# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 18# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 41# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 21# 28
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 31# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 20# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 22# 37
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 33# 28
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 36# 34
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 43# 35
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 54# 27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats640512
   
Runs10289
   
Hits189150
   
Singles11491
   
Doubles4329
   
Triples83
   
Home Runs2427
   
RBI8694
   
Stolen Bases155
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks5471
   
Strikeouts11286
   
Batting Average.295.293
   
On Base Pct.352.405
   
Slugging Pct.500.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.852.924
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats219200
   
Runs3534
   
Hits6358
   
Singles3835
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs811
   
RBI2936
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1728
   
Strikeouts3833
   
Batting Average.287.290
   
On Base Pct.339.376
   
Slugging Pct.485.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.824.885
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 Ozzie Albies went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's game against the Twins.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
Anthony Rizzo (back) was once again held out of workouts on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
 Ozzie Albies went 2-for-3 Tuesday against the Rays. So far this spring he is hitting .444.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 3rd
Anthony Rizzo was not in Tuesday's intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
  Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Anthony Rizzo is planning to play in the 2020 MLB season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
  Anthony Rizzo (blister) played first base and hit second on Saturday against the Reds, going 0-for-2 with a run scored.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Mar 8th
  Anthony Rizzo was scratched from Thursday's spring game against the Rangers due to a blister.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
Notes 
 Even with youth on Albies' side, he's a rather boring pick here, but boring can be good - especially at the position. But, at a third-round cost, he doesn't really stand out in any category. You're banking on the .295 average being more legitimate than the .261 average in 2018 and hoping that he steals mid-teens bases again."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Albies was remarkable last year with a .295 batting average to go with 24 homers, 15 steals and over 100 runs. He did all of that as a 22-year-old so you'd have to think there is room for even more growth in 2020. He is well worth a fourth-round pick at this point.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
We've never seen Rizzo hit 35 homers or bat .300 but his production has been so steady that fantasy owners can be certain they'll get 25 homers with 80+ runs, 90+ RBIs and a batting average north of .275. That makes him a worthwhile 4th or 5th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts