Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Rhys Hoskins (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 26
Best Rank# 17# 7
Worst Rank# 36# 51
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 38
Best Rank# 29# 36
Worst Rank# 37# 43
   
Projections 
   
Runs8892
Home Runs2936
RBI100106
Stolen Bases75
Batting Average.281.252
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 21# 27
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 28
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 24# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 27
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 30
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 22# 33
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 19# 27
   
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CBS Sports
# 21# 33
   
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CBS Sports
# 27# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
# 34# 51
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 23# 24
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 30
   
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FantasyPros
# 22# 32
   
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Razzball
# 20# 36
   
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BretskyBall
# 23# 25
   
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The Athletic
# 25# 35
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 26
   
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The Athletic
# 22# 23
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 29
   
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Fake Teams
# 22# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 26
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 31
   
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Sporfolio
# 29# 36
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 17# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 29
   
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RotoBaller
# 26# 39
   
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RotoBaller
# 23# 30
   
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FantasyPros
# 24# 34
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 24
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 36
   
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Razzball
# 25# 30
   
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FantasyPros
# 26# 27
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 31
   
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Freeze Stats
# 22# 35
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 24# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 27
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 23# 28
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 22# 30
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 30
   
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Fake Teams
# 19# 26
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 22# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 27
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 23# 22
   
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Razzball
# 24# 21
   
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Fantrax
# 25# 23
   
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RotoBaller
# 26# 20
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 26# 24
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 26# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 27
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 29# 16
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 30# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 36# 24
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats566558
   
Runs7489
   
Hits160137
   
Singles10565
   
Doubles2938
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2534
   
RBI10196
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks7087
   
Strikeouts80150
   
Batting Average.283.246
   
On Base Pct.376.354
   
Slugging Pct.470.496
   
On-base Plus Slugging.846.850
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats557549
   
Runs8892
   
Hits157138
   
Singles9370
   
Doubles3231
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2936
   
RBI100106
   
Stolen Bases75
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks7583
   
Strikeouts87142
   
Batting Average.281.252
   
On Base Pct.367.351
   
Slugging Pct.501.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.867.864
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
News 
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 29th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
 Anthony Rizzo exited Sunday's game against the Pirates in the third inning with an apparent right ankle injury.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. The homer was his 28th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 16th
 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
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 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
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
 Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Monday's win over the Reds. The homer was were his 26th and 27th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
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
Although his slugging percentage dropped from .618 to .496, Hoskins still popped 34 homers in his first full season. Boasting MLB's highest fly-ball rate (51.7%) and launch angle (22.6°) of all qualified hitters, drafters can expect more of the same. Yet it will come at the cost of batting average, and he'll only offer a handful of steals when pitchers aren't looking. Last year's 48th-ranked hitter on ESPN's Player Rater probably needs 40-plus homers to validate his hefty cost. At least he'll get plenty of RBI opportunities hitting alongside Bryce Harper.
Andrew Gould - 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
At 25 years old, Hoskins has quickly established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game, swatting an impressive 52 home runs through his first 728 Major League at bats. That power output should continue in 2019 and come with strong run production in a loaded Phillies lineup. Hoskins doesn't project to be a major asset in stolen bases or batting average, but his handful of steals and .250-ish average will hardly kill you. With a solid floor and tantalizing upside, Hoskins is right there with Cody Bellinger as the next generation of studs at the position.
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
Hoskins has plenty of power, as evidenced by his 52 homers in just 728 career at-bats, but his career batting average now sits at .249. There will surely be plenty or runs and RBIs once again, but there isn't much value in grabbing him during any of the first five rounds.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros