Who Should I Draft?

Bryce Harper or Andrew Benintendi (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
55 of 56 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 21
Best Rank# 2# 12
Worst Rank# 25# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 29
Best Rank# 11# 29
Worst Rank# 20# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs9999
Home Runs3519
RBI10183
Stolen Bases1119
Batting Average.269.286
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 8# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 10# 20
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 12# 33
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 8# 22
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 21
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 19
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 10# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 24
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 20
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 9# 25
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 2# 24
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 7# 25
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 10# 23
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 8# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 22
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11# 20
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 8# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 9# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 20
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 12# 17
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 10# 24
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 12# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 21
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 16# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 21
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 17
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 24
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 22
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 8# 22
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 25# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 20
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 12# 24
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 22
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 21# 28
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 9# 23
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 21
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 19
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 8# 14
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 8# 19
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 13# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 12# 18
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 13# 20
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 21
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 11# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 20
   
  Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats550579
   
Runs103103
   
Hits137168
   
Singles69105
   
Doubles3441
   
Triples06
   
Home Runs3416
   
RBI10087
   
Stolen Bases1321
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks13071
   
Strikeouts169106
   
Batting Average.249.290
   
On Base Pct.393.366
   
Slugging Pct.496.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.889.830
   
  Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats516578
   
Runs9999
   
Hits139165
   
Singles73103
   
Doubles2938
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs3519
   
RBI10183
   
Stolen Bases1119
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks11169
   
Strikeouts145104
   
Batting Average.269.286
   
On Base Pct.398.362
   
Slugging Pct.533.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.931.827
   
  Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
News 
 Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored as the Red Sox beat the White Sox by a 6-5 score.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 25th
 Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two RBI, and a walk in Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper is leading off for the team's Thursday evening matchup against the Nationals.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 20th
Andrew Benintendi (quad) has returned to Boston's lineup on Monday in Minnesota.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Andrew Benintendi has been scratched from the Red Sox' lineup on Sunday against the Orioles with a sore left quad.
Dan Harris
Sun, Jun 16th
 Phillies outfielder went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Reds. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-5 and scored a run as the Red Sox beat the Orioles by a 7-2 score on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Notes 
 Harper may have posted just a .249 batting average in 2018, but the rest of his fantasy production was tremendous, plus his underlying metrics indicate the average returning closer to the .270 mark in 2019. His fantasy value improved when he signed with Philly because their ballpark is great for lefties, but he is still just a 2nd round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 After scaring fantasy owners with rumors that he could sign with the Giants, Harper ultimately stuck with the original plan and ended up in a great hitting environment in Philadelphia. The move is unquestionably a good one for his fantasy value, but there is still a lot of uncertainty about what kind of numbers to expect from Harper. Over the last four seasons, he has two years where he's hit over .315 and two where he's hit under .250. He's also hit as many as 42 HRs and as few as 24, and stolen as many as 21 bases and as few as four. Harper always contributes enough production to be a prized fantasy asset, but he only has one season on his resume where he's earned first round value. He could be a bit overrated now that he's signed with the Phillies.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 A wide dissonance remains from what drafters want from Harper and what he typically delivers. With batting averages of .330, .243, .319, and .249 over the last four years, there's a steep range of outcomes for a perennial top pick averaging 32 homers and 11 steals in that stretch. His latest drop came with a career-low 70.8% contact rate, so count on a compromise to around .270 rather than a full rebound. Now that he has signed with the Phillies, he should belt closer to 35-40 long balls with the help of Citizens Bank Park. The ideal landing spot pushes him up to early second-round territory, and it wouldn't be surprising to see some drafters grab him late in the first.
Andrew Gould - 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