Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Alex Bregman (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 12
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 23# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 13
Best Rank# 6# 10
Worst Rank# 9# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs10399
Home Runs2827
RBI9494
Stolen Bases1711
Batting Average.303.287
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 7# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 11
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 12
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 3# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 17
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 17
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 18
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 7
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 6# 14
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 6# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 18# 22
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 11# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 15
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 18
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 6# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 7# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 20
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 5# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 9
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 6# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 12# 17
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 6# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 19
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 7# 13
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 10# 20
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 6# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 11
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 7# 13
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 5# 13
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 4# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 16
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 7# 12
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 7# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 6# 9
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 7# 6
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 7# 5
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 8
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 9# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 8
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 12# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 9
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 13# 10
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 14# 10
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 14# 7
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 15# 8
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 23# 15
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats574594
   
Runs118105
   
Hits187170
   
Singles11087
   
Doubles3451
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs3631
   
RBI110103
   
Stolen Bases2210
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks6896
   
Strikeouts13585
   
Batting Average.326.286
   
On Base Pct.403.394
   
Slugging Pct.598.532
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.000.926
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats575572
   
Runs10399
   
Hits174164
   
Singles10792
   
Doubles3542
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2827
   
RBI9494
   
Stolen Bases1711
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks7277
   
Strikeouts13388
   
Batting Average.303.287
   
On Base Pct.380.372
   
Slugging Pct.523.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.904.885
   
  Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
News 
 Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored, three RBI, and a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
Alex Bregman went 3-for-4 with a home run, double, single, one RBI, and three runs scored on Tuesday against the Pirates.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 26th
 Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 7-1 loss to the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 21st
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with two walks, a home run, one RBI, and one run scored on Thursday against the Yankees.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Jun 21st
 Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Reds.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 19th
 Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a walk, home run, three RBI, and two runs scored against Toronto on Friday.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Brewers' 10-8 loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single, two walks, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Brewers.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
Notes 
 There is no denying that Yelich was a first round value in 2018 and perhaps even the #1 fantasy asset thanks to a .326 average with 36 homers, 22 steals and 110+ runs and RBIs. These numbers blew away his career marks, however, so projection models all have him regressing to a high-end second round value this year
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Bregman had 83 extra-base hits last season to go with 105 runs and 103 RBIs despite being just 24 years old. Chances are high that his fantasy value continues to trend north. With that said, he is currently recovering from elbow surgery so be sure to keep an eye on his progress before picking him up in the 1st round this spring.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 After several quietly productive seasons in Miami, Yelich was the biggest breakout star in MLB during his first season in Milwaukee, finishing tied with J.D. Martinez as the most valuable player overall in standard 5x5 roto/categories leagues. Yelich showed skills progression with a top-10 hard contact rate, was more aggressive on the base paths, and benefited from a major ballpark and lineup upgrade. His numbers were also driven by an unsustainable 35.0 percent HR/FB rate and a .373 BABIP that was a tad high even for a guy who generally excels in that metric. It's therefore prudent to expect Yelich to give back some homers and batting average, and he probably won't swipe quite as many bags either. But even if he goes .300-28-18 instead of .326-36-22, he can still be a top-five outfielder, especially when you consider the plus run production numbers he's sure to accrue in Milwaukee.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
With great plate discipline and a great supporting cast, Bregman is a very safe, high-floor selection on draft day. He's an excellent bet to produce a .280 average, 25-30 HRs, and around 10 stolen bases, with big run and RBI totals thanks to the Astros' stacked lineup.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Anyone sick of hearing about launch angle will relish Yelich's MVP campaign. Sure, the career .297/.375/.463 hitter has proven capable of hitting for a high average with above-average power despite his lofty ground-ball rates. But 35% of his fly balls cleared the fences for his 36 home runs. No other qualified hitter posted a HR/FB% above 30. He's more likely to hit 25-30 homers, which is still great if he can swipe around 20 more bags for the Brewers. There's enough five-category goodness to keep him in the first round, but also enough regression concern to push him toward the latter half of it.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Bregman's superstar ascension featured a stellar .286/.394/.532 slash line, 32 homers, and more walks (96) than strikeouts (85). He finished among the top five in contact, outside-swing, and swinging-strike rates, so the elite plate approach could feasibly net a .300 average in 2019. Yet a .463 xSLG suggests he hit his power ceiling, which is concerning considering the drop in steals (10). Drafters now must also monitor his progress from offseason arthroscopic surgery on his elbow, making Bregman a dicey proposition in the first round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
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