Who Should I Draft?

Andrew Benintendi or Kris Bryant (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 22
Best Rank# 12# 6
Worst Rank# 54# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 33
Best Rank# 29# 26
Worst Rank# 34# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs9997
Home Runs1928
RBI8387
Stolen Bases196
Batting Average.286.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
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Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 22
   
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USA Today
# 19# 20
   
Site Projections
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# 25# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 20# 23
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 17# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 20# 23
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 25# 27
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 23# 31
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 12# 37
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 29
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 22# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 20# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 18# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 25
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 21# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 21# 23
   
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Fake Teams
# 17# 21
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 26# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 22
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 23# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 17# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 27# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 15# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 26
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 14# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
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# 19# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 29
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 21# 28
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 20# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 21# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 21# 26
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 19# 13
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 20# 18
   
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Sporfolio
# 20# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 21# 20
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 21# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 22# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 21
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 22# 9
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 13
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 23# 21
   
Bill Dubiel
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# 24# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 17
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 6
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 24# 21
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 24# 21
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 25# 22
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 28# 26
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 33# 14
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 54# 7
   
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats579389
   
Runs10359
   
Hits168106
   
Singles10562
   
Doubles4128
   
Triples63
   
Home Runs1613
   
RBI8752
   
Stolen Bases212
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks7148
   
Strikeouts106107
   
Batting Average.290.273
   
On Base Pct.366.374
   
Slugging Pct.465.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.834
   
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats578552
   
Runs9997
   
Hits165155
   
Singles10388
   
Doubles3835
   
Triples54
   
Home Runs1928
   
RBI8387
   
Stolen Bases196
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks6977
   
Strikeouts104140
   
Batting Average.286.281
   
On Base Pct.362.369
   
Slugging Pct.466.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827.879
   
  Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Andrew Benintendi (thumb) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI Sunday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 Andrew Benintendi left Friday's game against the Rays with a bruised left thumb, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Kris Bryant went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a walk and scored two runs as the Red Sox beat the Giants by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 11th
 Andrew Benintendi is not in Saturday's lineup in Philadelphia, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Kris Bryant (knee) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to knee soreness.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
 Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday in the loss against the Twins.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 4th
Kris Bryant went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in Monday's win over the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
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
Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
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
Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
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
Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros