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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Mike Trout (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
27 of 52 experts
48%
Recommended by
25 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 3
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 10# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 2
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 3
   
Projections 
   
Runs3940
Home Runs1315
RBI3836
Stolen Bases85
Batting Average.315.306
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 6
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 1# 2
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 3
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 3
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 3
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 5
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 5
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 6
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 1# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 3
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 10
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 8
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 1
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 1
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 1
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 2
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 2
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 2
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 1
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 1
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 2
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 2
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 1
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 3# 2
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 2
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 2
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 3# 2
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 3# 1
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 1
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 3# 2
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 1
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 3# 2
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 3
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 2
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 4# 1
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 2
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 4# 2
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats489470
   
Runs100110
   
Hits161138
   
Singles8564
   
Doubles2927
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs4445
   
RBI97104
   
Stolen Bases3011
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks80110
   
Strikeouts118120
   
Batting Average.329.294
   
On Base Pct.429.440
   
Slugging Pct.671.647
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.1001.087
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202172
   
Runs3940
   
Hits6453
   
Singles3727
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1315
   
RBI3836
   
Stolen Bases85
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3041
   
Strikeouts4945
   
Batting Average.315.306
   
On Base Pct.402.439
   
Slugging Pct.574.620
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9771.059
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
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
Mike Trout did not play during Sunday's 5-0 loss against the Dodgers to conclude the Angels season.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Sep 28th
 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
Mike Trout connected for a three-run home run in Friday’s loss to the Dodgers. Trout smashed a Clayton Kershaw curveball with two on and two out in the top of the third inning to briefly give the Angels the lead. It was the first home run of Trout’s career off of the future Hall-of-Fame pitcher. He finished the game 1-for-4 with one run and three RBI.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 26th
 Christian Yelich went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 24th
Angels megastar Mike Trout drove in the winning run for the Angels on Saturday night, lacing a go-ahead RBI single to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Angels a 4-3 victory over the Rangers. The RBI single was Trout’s only hit of the evening, but he sure did make it count. Trout finished the night 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 20th
 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
Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in a 9-8 loss to Arizona on Tuesday night.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Sep 16th
 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
Angels superstar center-fielder Mike Trout connected for his major league-leading 16th home run on Wednesday night, crushing a low fastball deep into the left center-field seats at Globe Life Field (estimated 449 ft). Trout finished the game 2-for-5 with two runs and one RBI in a 6-2 win over Texas.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 10th
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
Potential verse reliability is the question here. Acuna and Trout are likely to have comparable home run totals while Acuna should steal more bases. We know what we're getting from Trout and with Rendon in the lineup, maybe 2020 is a career year. It wouldn't surprise me to see Acuna have the better statistical 2020, but Trout's reliability gets my pick at #1.1.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
Having Trout third feels weird, but there are concerns with his wife's due date in August for how much time Trout will miss. Even, on the low end, 45 games of Trout is better than the vast majority of the league. He could miss more time than anticipated, or not miss much at all. It's worth baking in the risk here, but moving him lower than third overall as the safest player to return value in the first round, is a mistake.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Appears to be fully healthy entering spring training
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Trout may not be the clear-cut number one player in fantasy this year, but that's of no fault of his own, as he's coming off one of his best seasons ever, with a career-high 45 home runs in just 134 games. If you were desperate to find a knock on Trout, it's that he hasn't topped 140 games in any of his last three seasons, and his 11 stolen bases last year tied his low in a single season. But that's all window dressing on a truly special player who is obviously a top-three pick at worst.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  It would be nice if he stole 20 bases again but I mean...it's Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros