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Who Should I Draft?

Bryce Harper or Javier Baez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
37 of 45 experts
18%
Recommended by
8 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 20
Best Rank# 10# 12
Worst Rank# 36# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 21# 31
Best Rank# 18# 26
Worst Rank# 26# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3634
Home Runs1412
RBI3937
Stolen Bases55
Batting Average.268.280
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 22
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 16# 23
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 18# 27
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 17# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 20
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 53
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 18# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 19# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 21
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 30
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 13# 15
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 18
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 20
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 30
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 18# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 22
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 17# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 20# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 17
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 24# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats573531
   
Runs9889
   
Hits149149
   
Singles7778
   
Doubles3638
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs3529
   
RBI11485
   
Stolen Bases1511
   
Caught Stealing37
   
Walks9928
   
Strikeouts178156
   
Batting Average.260.281
   
On Base Pct.372.316
   
Slugging Pct.510.531
   
On-base Plus Slugging.882.847
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats193216
   
Runs3634
   
Hits5260
   
Singles2633
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1412
   
RBI3937
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3812
   
Strikeouts6162
   
Batting Average.268.280
   
On Base Pct.390.316
   
Slugging Pct.528.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.837
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
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
Javier Baez told Marly Rivera of ESPN that contract talks with the Cubs have been put on hold for now.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 6th
 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
Javier Baez went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
 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 
 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
You're drafting Baez for one thing right now, and that's power. The speed? Major drop-off from 2018 to 2019. The walks? Ha, that's cute. The success that Baez has had the past two years has resulted in everything going exactly right for him, but with the skill set that he has, the margin for error is razor-thin. There are many players that offer the same skills that Baez had who can be had for a much better draft cost - especially considering the position that he plays.
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
The shortstop position is so loaded that Baez' 29 homers, 11 steals and .281 batting average didn't even get him into the top 12 at the position last year. He is still well worth a third or fourth round pick, however, because the bat and speed are both reliable.
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
I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs only attempted 69 stolen base attempts in 2019 - 2nd least in all of baseball. Baez would be a top 10 pick if not for the Cubs refusal to run. That reality drops Baez down. 2019 wasn't a down year, it was a reflection of the Cubs approach to scoring runs by refusing to run.
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