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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Kris Bryant (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
26 of 45 experts
42%
Recommended by
19 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 32# 35
Best Rank# 20# 21
Worst Rank# 52# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 44
Best Rank# 37# 39
Worst Rank# 65# 56
   
Projections 
   
Runs3538
Home Runs1011
RBI3530
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.287.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 43# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 29# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 59
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 35# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 49
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 28# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 34# 55
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 22
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 30
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 34
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 29
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 40# 29
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 38
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 37
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 41# 21
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 51# 50
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 52# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats512543
   
Runs89108
   
Hits150152
   
Singles9185
   
Doubles2935
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2731
   
RBI9477
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks7174
   
Strikeouts86145
   
Batting Average.293.280
   
On Base Pct.405.380
   
Slugging Pct.520.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats200202
   
Runs3538
   
Hits5757
   
Singles3532
   
Doubles1113
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI3530
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2728
   
Strikeouts3454
   
Batting Average.287.283
   
On Base Pct.373.371
   
Slugging Pct.503.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.876.879
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Anthony Rizzo (back) took live batting practice on Sunday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 12th
Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
 Anthony Rizzo (back) is participating in infield drills at Cubs summer camp on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 11th
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
 Anthony Rizzo (back) missed Thursday’s intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
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
 Anthony Rizzo (back) was once again held out of workouts on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
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
 Anthony Rizzo was not in Tuesday's intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
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 
 It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
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
 We've never seen Rizzo hit 35 homers or bat .300 but his production has been so steady that fantasy owners can be certain they'll get 25 homers with 80+ runs, 90+ RBIs and a batting average north of .275. That makes him a worthwhile 4th or 5th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts
appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic