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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Cody Bellinger (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
50 of 52 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 4
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 10# 10
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 4
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 3# 4
   
Projections 
   
Runs3939
Home Runs1315
RBI3841
Stolen Bases85
Batting Average.315.291
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 1# 5
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 4
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 4
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 4
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 4
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 3# 4
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 4
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 3
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 4
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 4
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 3
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 4# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 4
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 3
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 4
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 5
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 1# 4
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 4
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 3# 4
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 3# 4
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 3
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 7
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 4
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 4
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 3
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 4
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 3
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 5
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 3# 4
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 4
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 3# 4
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 4# 5
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 7
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 4
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 3
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 5
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats489558
   
Runs100121
   
Hits161170
   
Singles8586
   
Doubles2934
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs4447
   
RBI97115
   
Stolen Bases3015
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks8095
   
Strikeouts118108
   
Batting Average.329.305
   
On Base Pct.429.406
   
Slugging Pct.671.629
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.1001.035
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202199
   
Runs3939
   
Hits6458
   
Singles3730
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1315
   
RBI3841
   
Stolen Bases85
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3031
   
Strikeouts4946
   
Batting Average.315.291
   
On Base Pct.402.387
   
Slugging Pct.574.579
   
On-base Plus Slugging.977.966
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
News 
 Christian Yelich went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Brewers 3-0 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
 Christian Yelich went 1-for-5 with a home run and two walks in both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 26th
Dodgers OF Cody Bellinger (shoulder) says he feels "pretty good."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
 Christian Yelich went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 24th
Cody Bellinger went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks as the Dodgers took down the Braves 4-3 in Game 7 of the NLCS on Sunday to advance to the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 19th
 Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-5 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 19th
Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in the Dodgers 15-3 drubbing of the Braves in Game 3 of the NLCS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 15th
 Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, one walk and three runs scored in Wednesday's 18-3 win over the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 16th
Cody Bellinger went 2-for-5 with a triple, three RBI, a run scored, and a walk as the Dodgers blew out the Padres 12-3 in Game 3 of the NLDS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 9th
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
The Dodgers are going to be a headache for fantasy managers this year, but Bellinger is one of the players who you can count on for everyday, elite production. Having first base eligibility lifts his stock even more, since first base is a top-heavy position this year. Bellinger lowered his strikeout rate and raised his walk rate, but the most impressive part of his growth last season was his ability to hit lefties to the tune of .280 - up from .226 the year prior.
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
Bellinger had a tremendous season, drastically improving his walk rate and cutting his strikeout rate, and setting career highs in each of the five standard rotisserie categories. If there's a knock on Bellinger's season, it's that so much of his production came in the first half, and particularly in March where he batted .431 with 14 home runs. Beginning in June, he batted .280 or lower in each month, and he batted just .261 in the second half. But the numbers all count, and although it's reasonable to expect Bellinger to take a slight step back from his overall 2019 numbers, it still leaves him as a top-five pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Appears to be fully healthy entering spring training
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
I project regression across the board. 30-35 HRs, 8-13 SBs in 2020 rather than his 47/15 2019. Still a really strong season, still qualifies in the outfield and a slightly better Dodger than Betts with upside to provide 40/15 if his regression is less severe than my projections. Thats why he ranks ahead of Betts but behind the dual-threat middle infielders at picks 4-6.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Statcast page is blood red (which is good). Hit .379 in the first two months of 2019, .262 after
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros