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Who Should I Draft?

Bryce Harper or Anthony Rendon (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
26 of 45 experts
42%
Recommended by
19 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 18# 17
Best Rank# 7# 10
Worst Rank# 37# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 20# 21
Best Rank# 17# 18
Worst Rank# 21# 26
   
Projections 
   
Runs3536
Home Runs1113
RBI3839
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.302.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 9# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 18# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 16# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 15# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 14# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 7# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 27# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 18
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 14# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 19
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 16# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 20
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 15# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 20
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 15# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 14# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 37# 10
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 14
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 16# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 23# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 20# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 24# 16
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 22# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 19# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 18
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36# 18
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 20# 19
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 30# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 32# 24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats545573
   
Runs11798
   
Hits174149
   
Singles9377
   
Doubles4436
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3435
   
RBI126114
   
Stolen Bases515
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks8099
   
Strikeouts86178
   
Batting Average.319.260
   
On Base Pct.412.372
   
Slugging Pct.598.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.010.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197193
   
Runs3536
   
Hits5952
   
Singles3326
   
Doubles1411
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1113
   
RBI3839
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2638
   
Strikeouts3361
   
Batting Average.302.267
   
On Base Pct.384.386
   
Slugging Pct.540.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.910
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
News 
  Bryce Harper (toe) suffered a bruised left big toe after getting hit by a pitch on Tuesday and will return to the field on Friday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Mar 10th
  Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper was removed from Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Twins after being hit by a pitch in the right foot.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
  Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, a walk, an RBI, and two stolen bases in Saturday's win over the Red Sox. The steals were his second and third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
  Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The homer was his third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
  Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The home runs were his first two of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
Notes 
 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
Unlike Aaron Judge, who is also going at the end of the second round, Harper has only missed 8 games in the last two seasons. He might not have as much power or the reliable batting average, but there is something to be said for health and the extra 10 steals.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 While Rendon may be the best overall third basemen in real life, walks and defense don't translate to fantasy. Rather, we are looking at a player without speed but one whose 4-category bat makes him a strong second round pick for the 2020 season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Harper is almost 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
 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
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