Who Should I Draft?

Andrew Benintendi or Juan Soto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 24
Best Rank# 12# 10
Worst Rank# 54# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 30
Best Rank# 29# 27
Worst Rank# 34# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs9994
Home Runs1929
RBI8396
Stolen Bases197
Batting Average.286.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 20# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 21
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 33# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 23
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 17# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 25
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 25# 38
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 12# 17
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 27
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 19
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 22
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 21# 24
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 22
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 24
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 24
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 22# 24
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 26# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 25
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 23# 28
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 17# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 30
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 14# 22
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 19# 23
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 21# 24
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 22
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 23# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 25
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 18# 16
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 20# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 17
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 22# 18
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 19
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 23# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 24# 20
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 18
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 22
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 20
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 25# 24
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 25# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 15
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 28# 27
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 54# 20
   
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats579414
   
Runs10377
   
Hits168121
   
Singles10573
   
Doubles4125
   
Triples61
   
Home Runs1622
   
RBI8770
   
Stolen Bases215
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks7179
   
Strikeouts10699
   
Batting Average.290.292
   
On Base Pct.366.406
   
Slugging Pct.465.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.923
   
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats578538
   
Runs9994
   
Hits165156
   
Singles10394
   
Doubles3830
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs1929
   
RBI8396
   
Stolen Bases197
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks6990
   
Strikeouts104121
   
Batting Average.286.290
   
On Base Pct.362.392
   
Slugging Pct.466.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827.913
   
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 Andrew Benintendi has been scratched from the Red Sox' lineup on Sunday against the Orioles with a sore left quad.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 16th
 Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-5 and scored a run as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 7-2 score on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Reds. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
 Andrew Benintendi went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored before being ejected from Tuesday's 9-5 loss to the Rangers.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 12th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-4 with a double in Monday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The double was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, May 28th
 Andrew Benintendi went 1-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the first inning in the loss to the Rangers on Monday in extra innings.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and one run scored in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 22nd
 Andrew Benintendi went 1-for-4 and scored a run on Saturday in the Red Sox victory over the Rays in game two of a doubleheader.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and three RBIs in Saturday's win over the Chicago Cubs.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 19th
Notes 
 Benintendi is a spectacular real life player, but in fantasy, he was extremely similar to Jean Segura who happens to be going five rounds later. The arrow is pointing up for Benintendi, but not enough to warrant a top 30 draft pick
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Soto was every bit as good as top-ten pick, Alex Bregman per plate appearance last season, but is going 20 picks later. Keep in mind, he accomplished that as a teenager. Don't hesitate to reach an entire round to grab him before he progresses even more
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 At 24 years old, Benintendi has yet to experience a major breakthrough in terms of home runs or stolen bases, but he's nonetheless settled in as a valuably reliable contributor across every offensive category. At this stage of his career, it's fair to expect more of the same -- close to 20-20 with an average in the .280-.290 range and strong run production numbers in Boston's loaded lineup. That was enough to make Benintendi a top-20 hitter in standard 5x5 formats last season, and should be again this year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Soto breezed through the minor leagues and kept raking as a 19-year old rookie with the Nationals, hitting .292 with 22 home runs across his first 116 Big Leagues games. Perhaps most impressive of all, he walked nearly as often as he struck out, producing a .406 on-base percentage that proves he is more than comfortable at the Major League level. Soto hit the ball on the ground an awful lot as a rookie, so it remains to be seen if he is capable of delivering 30+ home runs, but at least 25 homers seems likely, and he should be a major plus in terms of batting average and run production while also providing at least a handful of steals. The kid is legit.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Great in every category but not spectacular in one, a player of Benintendi's ilk typically doesn't merit top-25 consideration. But 20/20 candidates are hard to come by, especially if they provide a high batting-average floor and can score 100 times atop a loaded Red Sox lineup. The 24-year-old also might not have peaked yet, as he has improved his strikeout and walk rates each season. While he offers a relatively safe profile, this possible upside forces drafters to pay a steep price to snag him around the Round 2/3 turn.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Expected to play at least one more full season in the minors, Soto instead showed elite skills beyond his years, batting .292/.406/.517 at age 19. After popping 22 homers in 494 plate appearance, supporters are dreaming of a .300, 30-homer, 10-steal breakout. It will happen soon enough, but don't reach for those lofty expectations in 2019. A 53.7% ground-ball rate dampens his power prospects, especially since nearly a quarter of his fly balls went yard last season. If his top-30 ECR holds, drafters are likely overpaying for a 25-homer, five-steal hitter who should be going closer to Anthony Rendon than Andrew Benintendi.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros