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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Kris Bryant (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
43 of 45 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 36
Best Rank# 7# 21
Worst Rank# 37# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 44
Best Rank# 17# 39
Worst Rank# 21# 56
   
Projections 
   
Runs3538
Home Runs1111
RBI3930
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.305.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 30
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 59
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 36
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 20# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 29
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 15# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 38
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 32
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 37# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats545543
   
Runs117108
   
Hits174152
   
Singles9385
   
Doubles4435
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3431
   
RBI12677
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks8074
   
Strikeouts86145
   
Batting Average.319.280
   
On Base Pct.412.380
   
Slugging Pct.598.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.010.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats196202
   
Runs3538
   
Hits6058
   
Singles3432
   
Doubles1413
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI3930
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2728
   
Strikeouts3354
   
Batting Average.305.285
   
On Base Pct.388.373
   
Slugging Pct.543.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.931.884
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
  Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
  Cubs manager David Ross says he is committed to Kris Bryant as the team's leadoff hitter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
  Following a sit down with Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant says he expects to remain with the Cubs for the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
  Third baseman Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Chicago Cubs in which he sought an extra year of service time, ensuring he won't become a free agent until after the 2021 season, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jan 29th
  Kris Bryant (ankle) and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $18.6 million deal Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Notes 
 For years, Rendon was the poster boy for the most underrated player in fantasy. Coming off his career year, he's underrated no more. Now the price that you have to pay for him leaves very little room for a net gain, and in order for him to return a positive ROI, you need him to replicate his 2019 numbers, which were, by the way, career highs across the board, aside from stolen bases. He's also taking an L with the switch in ballparks in every major ballpark factor. The position is deep, and while Rendon is safe here, you're banking on a lot in order to get a solid return from your second-round pick.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
With Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Rendon finally put it all together last year, setting career-highs in batting average (.319), home runs (34), runs scored (117), and RBI (126). He'll now move to Anaheim where he'll see a downgrade in park, but an upgrade in lineup by the sheer presence of Mike Trout. In the end, Rendon's move is a neutral one, and to the extent you trust him to stay healthy again, he's a rock-solid second round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 While Rendon may be the best overall third basemen in real life, walks and defense don't translate to fantasy. Rather, we are looking at a player without speed but one whose 4-category bat makes him a strong second round pick for the 2020 season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Great baseball player, contributes BA, which is rare these days, but no steals and one big career home run season? I am not buying in on 2020.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic