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Who Should I Draft?

Bryce Harper or Anthony Rendon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
29 of 52 experts
44%
Recommended by
23 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 18
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 24# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 20
Best Rank# 15# 19
Worst Rank# 25# 24
   
Projections 
   
Runs3635
Home Runs1311
RBI3838
Stolen Bases42
Batting Average.267.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 40
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 24# 32
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 17
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 3# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 20
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 28
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 80
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 14# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 21
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 17
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 29
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 12# 19
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 23
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 29
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 21
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 38
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 16
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 17
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 7
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 13
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 14
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 17# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 16
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 18# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 16
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 18# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 15
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 15
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 14
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats573545
   
Runs98117
   
Hits149174
   
Singles7793
   
Doubles3644
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3534
   
RBI114126
   
Stolen Bases155
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks9980
   
Strikeouts17886
   
Batting Average.260.319
   
On Base Pct.372.412
   
Slugging Pct.510.598
   
On-base Plus Slugging.8821.010
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194197
   
Runs3635
   
Hits5259
   
Singles2733
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1311
   
RBI3838
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3826
   
Strikeouts6033
   
Batting Average.267.297
   
On Base Pct.386.380
   
Slugging Pct.524.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.910.914
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Phillies manager Joe Girardi confirmed Wednesday that Bryce Harper has been dealing with a back injury "off and on" for 4-5 weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 23rd
Anthony Rendon did not play Saturday or during Sunday's season finale against the Dodgers.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Sep 28th
 Bryce Harper (back) is starting Monday against the Nationals.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 21st
Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with two RBI, a double, and two walks in a 6-2 win over the Rangers on Friday night.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 19th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper left Sunday's loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with lower back stiffness, according to The Athletic's Meghan Montemurro.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 20th
Anthony Rendon snapped out of his recent mini-slump in style on Thursday when he drilled a two-run, first inning home run to center field off of Arizona starter Alex Young. Rendon later added a double and finished the night 2-for-4 with one run and 2 RBI.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Sep 18th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 4-for-6 with a home run, two doubles, three runs scored, four RBI, and two walks across both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 19th
Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-5 on Wednesday night while chipping in an RBI groundout in a 9-6 loss to Arizona.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 17th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with two home runs and two walks in Thursday's loss to the New York Mets. The two homers give him 10 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 18th
Angels star third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-2 with a single, two walks, and an RBI in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 10th
Notes 
 Harper is a lock for 30 home runs and double-digit steals. He hasn't been Mike Trout's equal, as many expected after the High School SI cover, but that doesn't mean he isn't an elite Fantasy player. His ADP doesn't reflect how high his floor is or the potential for a 40/20 season. 2020 is a big year for Harper in the Philly Band Box.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 By this point, we all know the answer to the Mike Trout vs. Harper discussion, but that doesn't mean that Harper still isn't one hell of a player. Was he pressing early in Philadelphia with the pressure of a new contract in a new city? I think he was, as his second-half numbers show quite the turnaround, especially with his strikeout rate. His xBA and xwOBA also indicate that Harper underperformed last season. It should surprise no one if Harper were to contend for an MVP this season. He should be bumped up higher in OBP leagues.
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
 Not a big fan of Harper (He is overrated), but he does have some big time potential going into his second year in Philly. If he gets his average up to 280+ he should be a high end five category contributor.
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
 Lots of encouraging Statcast data suggesting he has room for growth in year two of Phillies tenure
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Come for the safe floor and hope he hits his ceiling batting behind Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros