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Who Should I Draft?

Yoan Moncada or Matt Olson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
29 of 52 experts
44%
Recommended by
23 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 43# 40
Best Rank# 19# 18
Worst Rank# 102# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 69
Best Rank# 42# 64
Worst Rank# 71# 108
   
Projections 
   
Runs3032
Home Runs139
RBI3628
Stolen Bases04
Batting Average.258.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 37# 61
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 19# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 43
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 48# 71
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 41# 47
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 38
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 39# 40
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 24# 39
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 52
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 25# 35
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 41# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 35# 53
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 50# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 40# 58
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 49# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 54
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 58
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 31# 34
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 45
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 48# 70
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 32# 34
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 32# 34
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 47# 18
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 28
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 59# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 33# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 87# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 36
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 36
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 38
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 47# 39
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 42# 40
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 47# 42
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 68# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 80# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 44
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 51# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 50# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 46
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 61# 46
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 102# 64
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats483511
   
Runs7383
   
Hits129161
   
Singles6797
   
Doubles2634
   
Triples05
   
Home Runs3625
   
RBI9179
   
Stolen Bases010
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks5140
   
Strikeouts138154
   
Batting Average.267.315
   
On Base Pct.351.367
   
Slugging Pct.545.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging.896.915
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198199
   
Runs3032
   
Hits5155
   
Singles2833
   
Doubles1011
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs139
   
RBI3628
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2420
   
Strikeouts5863
   
Batting Average.258.277
   
On Base Pct.337.343
   
Slugging Pct.505.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.841.834
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Yoan Moncada
2B,3B - CWS
Yoan Moncada
News 
 Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the A's 9-7 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 7th
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, two runs, and three RBI in a 9-5 win over the Cubs on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 27th
 Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs scored, and a walk as the A's fell to the Astros 10-5 in Game 1 of the ALDS on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 5th
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 1-for-3 with a triple and a run in a 3-2 loss to the Indians on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Matt Olson went a combined 3-for-6 with three singles in Oakland's doubleheader against the Mariners on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 27th
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 7-1 loss to the Reds on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 19th
 Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and three strikeouts as the A's blanked the Giants 6-0 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 19th
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double in a 5-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Sep 14th
 Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two strikeouts in the A's 3-1 win over the Rockies on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 16th
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada went 2-for-5 with a double, a run, and an RBI in an 8-1 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 9th
Notes 
 Remember when a broken hamate bone was supposed to zap power? Matt Olson laughed at that notion, as he still hit 36 home runs last season after suffering the injury in the first week of the season. Olson is a popular target in the industry, and it makes sense, given his job security, power, and production. There are concerns about his home ballpark and his numbers against lefties, but if you miss out on the first wave of first basemen, this is your last chance to grab a true contender to finish top three at the position.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 If chasing upside, I prefer Olson to Rizzo. If Olson stays healthy, I can see a HR title type year.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 Hit 36 homers in just 127 games last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
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
  Took a major step forward in 2019. Still just 24 years old.
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros