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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Anthony Rizzo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Recommended by
29 of 52 experts
Recommended by
23 of 52 experts
ECR# 36# 37
Best Rank# 18# 20
Worst Rank# 76# 64
Composite# 42# 58
Best Rank# 34# 44
Worst Rank# 58# 66
Home Runs1210
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.287.285
Injury AlertIL60-
Expert Ranks 
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 20# 43
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 46
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 34
Site Projections
# 33# 62
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 25
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 36
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 31
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 32
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 37
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 31
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 34
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 27
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 35
Nick Mariano
# 34# 61
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 32
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 35
Donkey Teeth
# 22# 35
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 34
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 43
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 45
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 37
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 43
Carmen Maiorano
# 55# 59
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 28
George Kurtz
# 23# 34
Nate Miller
# 25# 41
Chris Mitchell
# 27# 35
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 37
Corbin Young
# 25# 35
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 20
Beast Dome
# 33# 27
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 33
Grey Albright
# 42# 31
Andrew Gould
# 45# 44
Rudy Gamble
# 46# 41
Mario Mergola
# 46# 41
Wayne Bretsky
# 46# 41
Mick Ciallela
# 47# 41
Andrew Seifter
# 48# 35
Brendan Tuma
# 50# 40
Pierre Camus
# 51# 42
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 49
Dan Harris
# 55# 34
Ariel Cohen
# 58# 27
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 37
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 66# 64
Chris Meaney
# 67# 42
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 68# 31
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 61
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 30
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 45
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 42
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Stats 
At Bats313512
Home Runs2727
Stolen Bases05
Caught Stealing02
Batting Average.313.293
On Base Pct.412.405
Slugging Pct.655.520
On-base Plus Slugging1.067.924
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Projections 
At Bats168191
Home Runs1210
Stolen Bases12
Caught Stealing01
Batting Average.287.285
On Base Pct.377.371
Slugging Pct.565.503
On-base Plus Slugging.941.874
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
Yordan Alvarez
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
 Yordan Alvarez (knees) has resumed running.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 26th
Anthony Rizzo is not focused on his $16.5M contract option that the Cubs can exercise for 2021.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Yordan Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 28th
Anthony Rizzo homered in the top of the first inning Wednesday to put the Cubs up 1-0. It was his 11th of the season and second in two days. For the second straight game, the Rizzo blast was the only time the Cubs scored.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 24th
 The Astros transferred Yordan Alvarez (knee) to the 45-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 23rd
Anthony Rizzo drove an eighth-inning pitch into the rightfield stands to tie the game. It was his 10th home run of the season, and the first to come with a runner on.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is having surgery next week to repair a partially torn patella tendon and will miss the rest of the season, according to a report from The Athletic's Jake Kaplan.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Anthony Rizzo walked to lead off the bottom of the first inning Friday. He would come around to score and the run would hold up as the Cubs would win 1-0.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 19th
 Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez could miss the rest of the season due to a knee issue, manager Dusty Baker revealed Wednesday. Alvarez began the year on the COVID-19 injured list and appeared in just two games before being sidelined with a knee issue.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 on Tuesday with a hit-by-pitch and RBI against the Indians. The Cubs won, 6-5.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Sep 15th
 A TON of potential to be a monster in 2020. He has 50 HR , .300 BA type potential but I am not fully sold and as a DH only in many leagues, I can't go all in on him yet. 2021 he may be a TOp 10 guy.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
I consider 1B's less valuable and while Rizzo is a heck of a hitter, I can't draft them or him as high as equal or dual-threat guys. I do still take him before the next tier of SP, which begins with Castillo and Corbin.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
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
 Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Consistent but lacking upside at this stage of his career. Receives a boost in OBP leagues
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  better in points
Frank Stampfl - CBS Sports