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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Yelich or Trevor Story (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
46 of 46 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 7
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 4# 13
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 10
Best Rank# 3# 9
Worst Rank# 3# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs3937
Home Runs1313
RBI3735
Stolen Bases97
Batting Average.316.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 8
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 6
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 3# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 6
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 7
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 3# 7
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 3# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 6
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 7
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 6
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 8
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 5
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 3# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 8
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 3# 8
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 7
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 3# 6
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 4# 7
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 4
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats489588
   
Runs100111
   
Hits161173
   
Singles8595
   
Doubles2938
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs4435
   
RBI9785
   
Stolen Bases3023
   
Caught Stealing28
   
Walks8058
   
Strikeouts118174
   
Batting Average.329.294
   
On Base Pct.429.363
   
Slugging Pct.671.554
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.100.917
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats201212
   
Runs3937
   
Hits6460
   
Singles3732
   
Doubles1313
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1313
   
RBI3735
   
Stolen Bases97
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3020
   
Strikeouts4965
   
Batting Average.316.284
   
On Base Pct.403.346
   
Slugging Pct.576.540
   
On-base Plus Slugging.979.886
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
News 
 Christian Yelich will make his spring debut Friday against the Giants.
Brad Camara
Fri, Mar 6th
Trevor Story went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the Rockies tied the Diamondbacks 6-6 on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
 Christian Yelich signed a seven-year, $188.5 million extension with the Brewers on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the Rockies and Trevotr Story have agreed to a two-year, $27.5 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jan 25th
 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
 
 Christian Yelich (knee) is expected to make his 2020 Cactus League debut late this week.
Brad Camara
Sun, Mar 1st
 
 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
You'd, of course, love 81 games in Coors Field for Story, but we'll take what we can get with him. He replicated his stolen base numbers from 2018 in 2019 enough that there's no reason to doubt his speed. He's a 15/15 candidate in the shortened season.
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's safe to say that Story's 2017 season was just an outlier, and he's established a fairly reliable 35-homer, 20-plus steal baseline. Pay no attention to Story's dramatically lower xBA - Coors Field will always inflate batting average and should keep Story's mark with roughly a .280 floor at worst. Even at a deep shortstop position, he's a unique five-category player, and is an easy first-round selection.
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
There are four first-round worthy shortstops this year and among them, Story may be the top bet. He now has 35+ homers 20+ steals and a batting average above .290 in two consecutive seasons. After Bellinger is off the board, you could make a case for Story at pick #6 overall.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Appears to be fully healthy entering spring training
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
30 HRs and 20 SBs feels reasonable.The upside of 40/20 is what intrigues me. Lindor and Betts don't have that HR ceiling.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Back to back seasons with 35+ homers and 20+ steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros