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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
79%
Recommended by
41 of 52 experts
21%
Recommended by
11 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 16# 20
Best Rank# 3# 8
Worst Rank# 24# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 22# 32
Best Rank# 15# 27
Worst Rank# 25# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3635
Home Runs1312
RBI3836
Stolen Bases45
Batting Average.267.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 18# 22
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 16# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 25
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 18# 23
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 16# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 3# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 18
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 21
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 20
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 23# 27
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 53
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 14# 21
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 17
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 18# 22
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 23# 26
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 25
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 20# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 12# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 16# 18
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 20
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 17# 22
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 30
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 18# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 10# 24
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 27
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 9# 21
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 17# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 17# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 18# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 18
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 19# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 17
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 24# 14
   
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 Bats194216
   
Runs3635
   
Hits5260
   
Singles2734
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1312
   
RBI3836
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3812
   
Strikeouts6062
   
Batting Average.267.279
   
On Base Pct.386.317
   
Slugging Pct.524.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.910.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
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
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 in Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Marlins on Wednesday, hitting a single. He also struck out twice a left two men on base in the 5-1 defeat.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Oct 1st
 Bryce Harper (back) is starting Monday against the Nationals.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 21st
Javier Baez went 2-for-5 on Friday against the White Sox, hitting a solo homer and a double. The Cubs won 10-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Sep 26th
 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
Javier Baez hit seventh on Wednesday and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and stranded four men on base. The Cubs lost, 2-1.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Sep 24th
 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
Javier Baez hit sixth in the order on Monday and went 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single and a strikeout. The Cubs won, 5-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Mon, Sep 21st
 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
Javier Baez went 0-for-3 on Friday against the Twins with two strikeouts. The Cubs won, 1-0.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Sep 19th
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
I love the skill set while I hate that the Cubs attempted only 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
 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
 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
Not sure he's as special of a fantasy asset as he was in 2018, particularly at a deep position
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Lots of encouraging Statcast data suggesting he has room for growth in year two of Phillies tenure
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros