Who Should I Draft?

Bryce Harper or Kris Bryant (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
53 of 56 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 22
Best Rank# 2# 6
Worst Rank# 25# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 33
Best Rank# 11# 26
Worst Rank# 20# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs9997
Home Runs3528
RBI10187
Stolen Bases116
Batting Average.269.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 8# 18
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 10# 26
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 12# 14
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 8# 9
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 10# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 23
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 9# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 2# 21
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 7# 22
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 10# 31
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 8# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11# 29
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 9# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 12# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 12# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 25
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 16# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 21
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 13
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 8# 21
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 25# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 12# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 21# 26
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 9# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 26
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 8# 20
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 8# 13
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 13# 20
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 12# 21
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 13# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 33
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 11# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 26
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 8# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 10# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 16
   
  Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats550389
   
Runs10359
   
Hits137106
   
Singles6962
   
Doubles3428
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs3413
   
RBI10052
   
Stolen Bases132
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks13048
   
Strikeouts169107
   
Batting Average.249.273
   
On Base Pct.393.374
   
Slugging Pct.496.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.889.834
   
  Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats516552
   
Runs9997
   
Hits139155
   
Singles7388
   
Doubles2935
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs3528
   
RBI10187
   
Stolen Bases116
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks11177
   
Strikeouts145140
   
Batting Average.269.281
   
On Base Pct.398.369
   
Slugging Pct.533.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.931.879
   
  Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two RBI, and a walk in Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper is leading off for the team's Thursday evening matchup against the Nationals.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 20th
Kris Bryant went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks, and two runs scored in the Cubs' 7-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 14th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Rogers reports that Bryant will miss Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies with a right ankle injury.
James Bisson
Mon, Jun 10th
 Phillies outfielder went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Reds. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
Notes 
 Harper may have posted just a .249 batting average in 2018, but the rest of his fantasy production was tremendous, plus his underlying metrics indicate the average returning closer to the .270 mark in 2019. His fantasy value improved when he signed with Philly because their ballpark is great for lefties, but he is still just a 2nd round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 After scaring fantasy owners with rumors that he could sign with the Giants, Harper ultimately stuck with the original plan and ended up in a great hitting environment in Philadelphia. The move is unquestionably a good one for his fantasy value, but there is still a lot of uncertainty about what kind of numbers to expect from Harper. Over the last four seasons, he has two years where he's hit over .315 and two where he's hit under .250. He's also hit as many as 42 HRs and as few as 24, and stolen as many as 21 bases and as few as four. Harper always contributes enough production to be a prized fantasy asset, but he only has one season on his resume where he's earned first round value. He could be a bit overrated now that he's signed with the Phillies.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 A wide dissonance remains from what drafters want from Harper and what he typically delivers. With batting averages of .330, .243, .319, and .249 over the last four years, there's a steep range of outcomes for a perennial top pick averaging 32 homers and 11 steals in that stretch. His latest drop came with a career-low 70.8% contact rate, so count on a compromise to around .270 rather than a full rebound. Now that he has signed with the Phillies, he should belt closer to 35-40 long balls with the help of Citizens Bank Park. The ideal landing spot pushes him up to early second-round territory, and it wouldn't be surprising to see some drafters grab him late in the first.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros