Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Juan Soto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
30 of 59 experts
49%
Recommended by
29 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 23
Best Rank# 17# 10
Worst Rank# 36# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 30
Best Rank# 29# 27
Worst Rank# 37# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs8894
Home Runs2929
RBI10096
Stolen Bases77
Batting Average.281.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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The Athletic
# 21# 23
   
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DailyOverlay
# 29# 34
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 18# 22
   
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Brewer Rat
# 22# 29
   
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The Athletic
# 22# 24
   
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The Athletic
# 19# 38
   
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CBS Sports
# 21# 22
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 24
   
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FantasyPros
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BretskyBall
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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FantasyPros
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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# 24# 22
   
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# 24# 16
   
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# 24# 18
   
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# 24# 23
   
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# 25# 15
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
# 25# 16
   
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RotoBaller
# 26# 20
   
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Razzball
# 26# 22
   
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# 26# 12
   
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# 27# 17
   
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# 28# 22
   
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Sporfolio
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Beast Dome
# 30# 25
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 34# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 19
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats566414
   
Runs7477
   
Hits160121
   
Singles10573
   
Doubles2925
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2522
   
RBI10170
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks7079
   
Strikeouts8099
   
Batting Average.283.292
   
On Base Pct.376.406
   
Slugging Pct.470.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.846.923
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats557538
   
Runs8894
   
Hits157156
   
Singles9394
   
Doubles3230
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2929
   
RBI10096
   
Stolen Bases77
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks7590
   
Strikeouts87121
   
Batting Average.281.290
   
On Base Pct.367.392
   
Slugging Pct.501.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.867.913
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 Anthony Rizzo (ankle) is absent from the Cubs' lineup on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 27th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 34th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Anthony Rizzo exited Sunday's game against the Pirates in the third inning with an apparent right ankle injury.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 9th
 Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and two runs in Friday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI, and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets. The homer was his 32nd of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 4th
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Marlins.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
Notes 
 Rizzo took a major step backwards in the first half last year, but his final line of 25 homers, 101 RBIs and a .283 batting average ended up being about as good as his average season. We were drafting him in the 3rd round last year so don't hesitate to scoop him up for a discount this season
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
 Rizzo's streak of four consecutive 30-HR seasons came to an end in 2018, but he's still working on a streak of four straight 100-RBI seasons, and his batted ball profile suggests he's still the same player he's always been. He's an asset in all five standard rotisserie categories, and has finished as a top-five fantasy first baseman in four of the last five seasons (he was eighth in 2016). With that level of high-end production and consistency, Rizzo belongs in the same breath as Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt as the top options at an increasingly-scarce position.
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
 For the first time since 2014, Rizzo fell short of 30 homers (25) and a .500 slugging percentage (.470). An atrocious April in which he batted .149 with one extra-base hit is entirely to blame. He hit his fewest fly balls (37.3%) since 2012, but the accompanying career bests in contact (85.1%), strikeout (12.0%) and line-drive (24.7%) rate did not show fully in his .283 average. Either he sustains these profile changes and inches closer to batting .300, or he regains enough of his power stroke to leap back to 30 long balls. Or both. Either way, Rizzo, who batted .303/.393/.512 after an atrocious April, is a sturdy foundational piece worth grabbing in the third or fourth round.
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