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Who Should I Draft?

Bryce Harper or George Springer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
44 of 45 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 25
Best Rank# 10# 18
Worst Rank# 36# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 21# 41
Best Rank# 18# 28
Worst Rank# 26# 47
   
Projections 
   
Runs3640
Home Runs1313
RBI3933
Stolen Bases42
Batting Average.267.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 31
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 16# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 25
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 18# 29
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 39
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 21
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 24
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 18# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats573479
   
Runs9896
   
Hits149139
   
Singles7777
   
Doubles3620
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3539
   
RBI11496
   
Stolen Bases156
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks9967
   
Strikeouts178113
   
Batting Average.260.290
   
On Base Pct.372.381
   
Slugging Pct.510.589
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.970
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats193199
   
Runs3640
   
Hits5256
   
Singles2633
   
Doubles1110
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1313
   
RBI3933
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3826
   
Strikeouts6147
   
Batting Average.267.282
   
On Base Pct.386.366
   
Slugging Pct.523.524
   
On-base Plus Slugging.910.890
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
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
Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes the Astros have "made it clear" to George Springer's representatives that the franchise wants to sign him to a long-term deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 9th
 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
George Springer went 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the Astros' split squad game versus the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
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
George Springer went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
 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 
 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
It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
Michael Waterloo - 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
If not for the 40 games missed, we might be talking about Springer as the reigning AL MVP. He was on pace for over 50 homers, 125 RBIs and 125 runs. There isn't much speed but the upside for the other four categories makes him an amazing value in the fourth round of drafts.
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
Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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