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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 37
Best Rank# 9# 19
Worst Rank# 35# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 58
Best Rank# 21# 40
Worst Rank# 27# 63
   
Projections 
   
Runs3931
Home Runs1212
RBI3736
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.297.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 43
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 56
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 19
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 29
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 82
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 18# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 42
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 26# 40
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 17# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 17# 65
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 16# 50
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 43
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 35
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 27
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 33
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 41
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 16# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 33
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 39
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 28# 42
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 26
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 19# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 39
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 24# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 42
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats647587
   
Runs12981
   
Hits201150
   
Singles11195
   
Doubles5421
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs3232
   
RBI11585
   
Stolen Bases85
   
Caught Stealing83
   
Walks4865
   
Strikeouts119128
   
Batting Average.311.256
   
On Base Pct.361.334
   
Slugging Pct.555.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.916.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats220213
   
Runs3931
   
Hits6559
   
Singles3735
   
Doubles1610
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1212
   
RBI3736
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1723
   
Strikeouts4443
   
Batting Average.297.277
   
On Base Pct.348.346
   
Slugging Pct.534.504
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
 Rafael Devers is joining Red Sox summer camp at Fenway Park on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
Manny Machado singled on Monday in the Padres' 14-2 drubbing at the hands of the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday's 4-3 victory against Texas, dropping his spring average to .059.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Sat, Mar 7th
  Manny Machado played in his first spring game on Monday versus the Royals and wasted no time collecting his first home run.
Jarod Rupp
Tue, Feb 25th
Notes 
 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
You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Machado now has five consecutive seasons with 30+ homers, 80+ runs and 80+ RBIs. Yes, he struggled last year in batting average but this is a durable player with a great floor and Round 1 upside should he decide to steal 15 bags again like we've seen a few times.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  One of my favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy