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Who Should I Draft?

Yoan Moncada or Brandon Lowe (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Brandon Lowe
1B,2B - TB
Brandon Lowe
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 117
Best Rank# 18# 76
Worst Rank# 71# 164
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 68# 191
Best Rank# 63# 177
Worst Rank# 106# 235
   
Projections 
   
Runs3226
Home Runs109
RBI2928
Stolen Bases43
Batting Average.280.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 133
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 18# 121
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 38# 130
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 118
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 65# 76
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 126
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 40# 116
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 43# 124
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 111
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 62# 118
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 42# 114
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 123
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 38# 117
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 114
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 39# 124
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 125
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 52# 133
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 71# 94
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 42# 114
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 45# 131
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 40# 119
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 51# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 135
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 50# 146
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 111
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 100
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 46# 99
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 51# 111
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 41# 123
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 157
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 31# 92
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 97
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 31# 126
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 135
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 31# 133
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 117
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 136
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 46# 164
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 46# 126
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 42# 123
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 34# 120
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 40# 115
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 30# 100
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Brandon Lowe
1B,2B - TB
Brandon Lowe
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats511296
   
Runs8342
   
Hits16180
   
Singles9744
   
Doubles3417
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs2517
   
RBI7951
   
Stolen Bases105
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks4025
   
Strikeouts154113
   
Batting Average.315.270
   
On Base Pct.367.336
   
Slugging Pct.548.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.850
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Brandon Lowe
1B,2B - TB
Brandon Lowe
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202181
   
Runs3226
   
Hits5646
   
Singles3326
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs109
   
RBI2928
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2018
   
Strikeouts6460
   
Batting Average.280.255
   
On Base Pct.345.322
   
Slugging Pct.495.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.840.787
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Brandon Lowe
1B,2B - TB
Brandon Lowe
News 
 Yoan Moncada was held out of team workouts on Monday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Mon, Jul 6th
Brandon Lowe went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the Rays' loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 12th
 Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the White Sox and Yoan Moncada are in agreement on a five-year extension that includes a club option.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
Brandon Lowe went 1-for-1 with two walks and a run scored in the Rays' 5-2 win over the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Notes 
 Yoan Moncada is going to have a high BABIP, but a .406 BABIP even for Moncada is high, and it's a big reason for his .315 batting average in 2019, which is the clear outlier of his albeit young career so far. Moncada saw his strikeout rate go down in 2019 to 27.5%, but his walk rate also decreased from 2018. For a player who has a 70 speed tool, his high for steals in a season in the big leagues is 12. The way the White Sox are with their approach to steals is a reason that you shouldn't expect Moncada, Luis Robert, or Tim Anderson to carry you in those categories. At a deep position, you can easily pivot away from Moncada at this price point.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
It's hard to trust a Ray who isn't named Meadows, but the Rays seem intent to make Lowe their everyday second baseman this year. He has added value in OBP leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 The former top overall prospect had a heck of a season in 2019 but his .400 BABIP is almost certainly not going to repeat in 2020. Even still, this young stud has room for more growth and could provide 30 homers plus 10 steals for fantasy owners.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Lowe didn't have a high prospect pedigree nor did he perform in his rookie debut but he blew up last year for the Rays, hitting 17 homers and driving in 51 runs in just 296 at-bats. Don't be surprised if that grows to 25 and 10 with a solid batting average over a full year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Moncada has imperfections but I can't help but dream on the tools. He is a physical freak with flaws that have prevented him from fully realizing his ability. I will continue to push him higher up my rankings than others do until I finally no longer can justify doing it. 2B/3B eligibility in leagues where he qualifies that way makes it that much easier to buy into the upside.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
If Lowe stays healthy and builds off his 2019, he has a shot to drastically outplay his ADP. There are significant question marks, however, as he has injury concerns and struck out in 34% of his at bats.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 High upside pick, well worth his ADP. Broke out last season and is still only 24 years old. Has good a shot as anyone to jump into the top two rounds next season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy