Who Should I Draft?

Bryce Harper or Trevor Story (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
39 of 56 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 14
Best Rank# 2# 4
Worst Rank# 25# 25
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 16# 20
Best Rank# 11# 17
Worst Rank# 20# 27
   
Projections 
   
Runs9987
Home Runs3534
RBI101100
Stolen Bases1119
Batting Average.269.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 8# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 19
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 10# 13
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 12# 18
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 8# 23
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 13
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 10# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 16
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 11# 12
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 9# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 2# 15
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 7# 8
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 10# 16
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 8# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11# 14
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 8# 25
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 9# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 10# 14
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 12# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 13
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 15
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 8# 15
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 12# 13
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 9# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 16
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 10# 17
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 15
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 15
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 8# 18
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 8# 14
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 13# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 12# 16
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 13# 16
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 11# 14
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 4
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 12# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 10
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 14# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 15# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 15# 12
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 16# 8
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 16# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 21# 9
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 21# 17
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 25# 14
   
  Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats550598
   
Runs10388
   
Hits137174
   
Singles6989
   
Doubles3442
   
Triples06
   
Home Runs3437
   
RBI100108
   
Stolen Bases1327
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks13047
   
Strikeouts169168
   
Batting Average.249.291
   
On Base Pct.393.348
   
Slugging Pct.496.567
   
On-base Plus Slugging.889.915
   
  Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats516568
   
Runs9987
   
Hits139155
   
Singles7379
   
Doubles2937
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs3534
   
RBI101100
   
Stolen Bases1119
   
Caught Stealing45
   
Walks11150
   
Strikeouts145170
   
Batting Average.269.273
   
On Base Pct.398.332
   
Slugging Pct.533.534
   
On-base Plus Slugging.931.865
   
  Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
News 
 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
Trevor Story went 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 14-8 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 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
Trevor Story was removed from Friday's game versus the Padres after taking a bad hop off his head.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 in the team's win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
Trevor Story went 1-for-5 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Rockies beat the Padres 9-6 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
Trevor Story went 0-for-4 in Monday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Thursday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
Trevor Story went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, an RBI, three runs scored, and a steal as the Rockies fell to the Cubs 9-8 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
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
You can snag Story in the late second, or even third round despite the fact that he outproduced top-five pick, Francisco Lindor in BA, SB, RBI and was just one behind him in homers. There is more risk with Story, but his 2018 campaign was among the all-time greats for fantasy shortstops
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
Story fits into a similar category of player as Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez: shortstops coming off of 30-20 seasons who have sky-high upside but also a bit of risk. The biggest risk for Story is that his elevated strikeout rate leads to some regression in last season's .291 batting average. But even if he hits closer to his .268 career average, Story's combination of power and speed should keep him among the top fantasy shortstops in 2019.
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
Story bounced back from a wretched 2017 and improved upon 2016's breakout. Slicing his strikeout rate from 34.4 to 25.6% helped him bat .291, and he stole 27 bases (19 more than his previous career high) alongside 37 long balls. A full repeat would make him an easy first rounder, but his contact skills still don't support such a high batting average. Statcast's .261 xAVG agrees. He's still a shortstop who calls Coors Field home, and regression could still offer 30/20 campaign, so don't shy away since the late-second round price accounts for these concerns.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros