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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Juan Soto (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 9
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 4# 28
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 12
Best Rank# 3# 8
Worst Rank# 3# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs3938
Home Runs1312
RBI3740
Stolen Bases94
Batting Average.316.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 9
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 9
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 3# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 10
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 6
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 4
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 3# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 3# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 6
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 8
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 3# 11
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 4# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 10
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 5
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats489542
   
Runs100110
   
Hits161153
   
Singles8582
   
Doubles2932
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs4434
   
RBI97110
   
Stolen Bases3012
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks80108
   
Strikeouts118132
   
Batting Average.329.282
   
On Base Pct.429.401
   
Slugging Pct.671.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.100.949
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats201195
   
Runs3938
   
Hits6458
   
Singles3733
   
Doubles1311
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1312
   
RBI3740
   
Stolen Bases94
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks2938
   
Strikeouts4948
   
Batting Average.316.297
   
On Base Pct.403.411
   
Slugging Pct.575.547
   
On-base Plus Slugging.978.958
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 Christian Yelich will make his spring debut Friday against the Giants.
Brad Camara
Fri, Mar 6th
Juan Soto came into contact with a teammate that tested positive for coronavirus, and is currently isolating away from Nationals Park.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
 Christian Yelich signed a seven-year, $188.5 million extension with the Brewers on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
The Nationals called off Monday’s workout due to concerns with a delay in getting back COVID-19 test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
 Christian Yelich (knee) is expected to make his 2020 Cactus League debut late this week.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-2 with two doubles in Thursday's Spring matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-1 with two RBI, two walks, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles. The steal was his second in as many days.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
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
In OBP leagues, you can make the case for Soto to be the third player off the board, as his plate discipline may just be the best in the league. He's only going to get better, too, as there's more room for power growth in his game. His plate discipline gives him a safe floor moving forward, too.
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
It seemed impossible that Soto could be even better than his rookie year but that is just what we got with 34 homers, 110 RBIs, 110 runs and a .282 batting average to go with 12 steals. Considering how young he is, we may see even more in 2020 which would make his second round ADP a steal.
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
I have some concerns that the stolen bases aren't going to develop like his offensive potential has and will continue to. He has Top 5 potential if he can become a 15-20 Stolen Base guy on top of his immense upside with the bat. He would rank higher if I felt more optimistic about the SBs.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData