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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Anthony Rizzo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 32
Best Rank# 3# 20
Worst Rank# 9# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 59
Best Rank# 4# 36
Worst Rank# 4# 65
   
Projections 
   
Runs3934
Home Runs1511
RBI4136
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.294.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 43
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 51
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 20
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 50
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 31
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 31
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 35
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 35
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 49
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 4# 52
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 32
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 35
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 34
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 34
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 40
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 28
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 5# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558512
   
Runs12189
   
Hits170150
   
Singles8691
   
Doubles3429
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs4727
   
RBI11594
   
Stolen Bases155
   
Caught Stealing52
   
Walks9571
   
Strikeouts10886
   
Batting Average.305.293
   
On Base Pct.406.405
   
Slugging Pct.629.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.035.924
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197200
   
Runs3934
   
Hits5858
   
Singles3035
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1511
   
RBI4136
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3128
   
Strikeouts4533
   
Batting Average.294.290
   
On Base Pct.390.376
   
Slugging Pct.585.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.975.885
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 Cody Bellinger (back) is in the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
Anthony Rizzo (back) was once again held out of workouts on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
 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
Anthony Rizzo was not in Tuesday's intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
 Cody Bellinger was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Reds with side discomfort.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Anthony Rizzo is planning to play in the 2020 MLB season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
 Cody Bellinger signed a one-year, $11.5 million contract with Los Angeles on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Anthony Rizzo (blister) played first base and hit second on Saturday against the Reds, going 0-for-2 with a run scored.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Mar 8th
  Anthony Rizzo was scratched from Thursday's spring game against the Rangers due to a blister.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
Notes 
 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
It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
Michael Waterloo - 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
We've never seen Rizzo hit 35 homers or bat .300 but his production has been so steady that fantasy owners can be certain they'll get 25 homers with 80+ runs, 90+ RBIs and a batting average north of .275. That makes him a worthwhile 4th or 5th round pick.
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
About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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
better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts