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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
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 4
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 4# 9
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 4
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 3# 4
   
Projections 
   
Runs3637
Home Runs1315
RBI3639
Stolen Bases95
Batting Average.317.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 3
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 5
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 4
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 4
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 9
   
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# 4
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 4
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 4
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 4
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 4
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 4
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 5
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 4
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 3# 4
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 3# 4
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 4
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 4
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 4
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 7
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 4
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 4
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 4
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 4
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 4
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 4
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 4
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 6
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 3# 4
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 4# 5
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 7
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 4
   
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 Bats202198
   
Runs3637
   
Hits6459
   
Singles3730
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1315
   
RBI3639
   
Stolen Bases95
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3031
   
Strikeouts4945
   
Batting Average.317.296
   
On Base Pct.405.393
   
Slugging Pct.582.587
   
On-base Plus Slugging.987.980
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
News 
 Christian Yelich will make his spring debut Friday against the Giants.
Brad Camara
Fri, Mar 6th
Cody Bellinger (back) is in the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
 Christian Yelich signed a seven-year, $188.5 million extension with the Brewers on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
Cody Bellinger was scratched earlier this week and is not in the lineup today due to “side discomfort”, however, Ken Gurnick reported today that it was due to a knot in Bellinger’s back. There were rumblings about the issue occurring after Bellinger’s viral Top Golf video. The reigning MVP is not in the lineup today but is working out in full.
Matthew Davis
Wed, Mar 4th
 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
Cody Bellinger was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Reds with side discomfort.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
 Christian Yelich (knee) is expected to make his 2020 Cactus League debut late this week.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
Cody Bellinger signed a one-year, $11.5 million contract with Los Angeles on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
 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
 
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
 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
After his ridiculous start in April, Bellinger cooled off for sure, but still played at a 43 HR, 102 RBI, 116 R, 13 SB, .274 pace. He doesn't come with the risk some are suggesting as let's remember, he was still just 23 years old in his down season of 2018. You can draft him in the top-five with confidence but behind Trout, Acuna and Betts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  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