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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
27 of 52 experts
48%
Recommended by
25 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 34
Best Rank# 18# 13
Worst Rank# 76# 82
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 57
Best Rank# 34# 38
Worst Rank# 58# 60
   
Projections 
   
Runs3031
Home Runs1212
RBI3536
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.287.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 20# 40
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 54
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 35
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 40
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 36
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 40
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 67# 82
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 42
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 65
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 42
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 42
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 32
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 39
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 26
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 23# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 42
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 19
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 30
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 37
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 27
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 50# 46
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 25
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 55# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 39
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 66# 45
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 68# 26
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 27
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 44
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 54
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats313587
   
Runs5881
   
Hits98150
   
Singles4595
   
Doubles2621
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs2732
   
RBI7885
   
Stolen Bases05
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks5265
   
Strikeouts94128
   
Batting Average.313.256
   
On Base Pct.412.334
   
Slugging Pct.655.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.067.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats168214
   
Runs3031
   
Hits4859
   
Singles2635
   
Doubles1010
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1212
   
RBI3536
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2423
   
Strikeouts4843
   
Batting Average.287.275
   
On Base Pct.377.345
   
Slugging Pct.565.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.941.845
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
News 
 Yordan Alvarez (knees) has resumed running.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 26th
Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Padres 6-5 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
 Yordan Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 28th
Manny Machado went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Padres 11-9 victory over the Cardinals in Game 2 of their Wild Card series on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
 The Astros transferred Yordan Alvarez (knee) to the 45-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 23rd
Manny Machado hit two more homers in Friday's win over the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 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
Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Padres' 7-5 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
 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
Manny Machado belted his 13th homer of the summer in the Padres' 6-1 win over the Giants on Thursday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 11th
Notes 
 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
30 home runs (in a 162 season adjusted for the 60 game sprint) is a LOCK for a guy that gets no respect AND qualifies at SS. I don't know what he has to do to get his respects but he has mine. I just wish he stole 20 bases so I could put him in the Top 10.
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
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
 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
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
 Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Willing to invest on a premium talent at a much lower cost than a season ago. Worth noting he hasn't been the same hitter outside of Camden Yards, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros