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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Bryce Harper (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 17
Best Rank# 1# 10
Worst Rank# 4# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 21
Best Rank# 3# 18
Worst Rank# 3# 26
   
Projections 
   
Runs3936
Home Runs1314
RBI3839
Stolen Bases95
Batting Average.316.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 25
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 15
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 3# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 17
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 17
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 17
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 3# 18
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 3# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 16
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 17
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 3# 19
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 4# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 10
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats489573
   
Runs10098
   
Hits161149
   
Singles8577
   
Doubles2936
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs4435
   
RBI97114
   
Stolen Bases3015
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks8099
   
Strikeouts118178
   
Batting Average.329.260
   
On Base Pct.429.372
   
Slugging Pct.671.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.100.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats201193
   
Runs3936
   
Hits6352
   
Singles3726
   
Doubles1311
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1314
   
RBI3839
   
Stolen Bases95
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks2938
   
Strikeouts4961
   
Batting Average.316.268
   
On Base Pct.403.390
   
Slugging Pct.582.528
   
On-base Plus Slugging.985.918
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
News 
 Christian Yelich will make his spring debut Friday against the Giants.
Brad Camara
Fri, Mar 6th
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
 Christian Yelich signed a seven-year, $188.5 million extension with the Brewers on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
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
 Outfielder Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers are close to an agreement on a new contract worth more than $200 million, according to a report from MLB insider Ken Rosenthal.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
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
 Christian Yelich (knee) is expected to make his 2020 Cactus League debut late this week.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
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
 Christian Yelich told reporters that he's good to go and feeling great, adding that he should be ready to go for the start of Spring Training.
Blaine Blontz
Sat, Jan 11th
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 
 The late start to the season helps Yelich and his managers, as his knee is no longer a concern. There's a care to be made for taking him anywhere from first to fifth overall, but his production over the past few years doesn't lie. He'll give you a .300 average with double-digit homers and steals in a solid lineup.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Yelich followed up his preposterous 2018 season with an even better one in 2019, batting .329 with 44 home runs and 30 steals in just 130 games. His ridiculous 35% HR/FB rate regressed as expected, but only to a still nonsensical 32.8%, best in MLB. The issue with Yelich for 2020 has nothing to do with his talent, but is instead all about the fractured kneecap that prematurely ended his season. He's reportedly on track to be ready by Opening Day, but there's obviously a modicum of risk to factor in.
Dan Harris - 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
 Although Trout and Acuna were both phenomenal last year, it was Yelich who finished as the #1 fantasy player in baseball. Despite missing 30 games, he still hit 44 homers with 30 steals and a .329 batting average. Don't be shocked if he goes 50/30 with a batting crown this year.
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
  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