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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Bryce Harper (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 17
Best Rank# 3# 10
Worst Rank# 9# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 21
Best Rank# 4# 18
Worst Rank# 4# 26
   
Projections 
   
Runs3936
Home Runs1513
RBI4039
Stolen Bases54
Batting Average.293.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 25
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 15
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 18
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 17
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 19
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 5# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 10
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558573
   
Runs12198
   
Hits170149
   
Singles8677
   
Doubles3436
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs4735
   
RBI115114
   
Stolen Bases1515
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks9599
   
Strikeouts108178
   
Batting Average.305.260
   
On Base Pct.406.372
   
Slugging Pct.629.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.035.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198193
   
Runs3936
   
Hits5852
   
Singles3026
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1513
   
RBI4039
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3138
   
Strikeouts4661
   
Batting Average.293.267
   
On Base Pct.389.386
   
Slugging Pct.579.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.968.910
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
News 
 Cody Bellinger (back) is in the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
Bryce Harper (toe) suffered a bruised left big toe after getting hit by a pitch on Tuesday and will return to the field on Friday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper was removed from Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Twins after being hit by a pitch in the right foot.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
 Cody Bellinger was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Reds with side discomfort.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, a walk, an RBI, and two stolen bases in Saturday's win over the Red Sox. The steals were his second and third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
 Cody Bellinger signed a one-year, $11.5 million contract with Los Angeles on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The homer was his third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
  Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The home runs were his first two of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
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
By this point, we all know the answer to the Mike Trout vs. Harper discussion, but that doesn't mean that Harper still isn't one hell of a player. Was he pressing early in Philadelphia with the pressure of a new contract in a new city? I think he was, as his second-half numbers show quite the turnaround, especially with his strikeout rate. His xBA and xwOBA also indicate that Harper underperformed last season. It should surprise no one if Harper were to contend for an MVP this season. He should be bumped up higher in OBP leagues.
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
Unlike Aaron Judge, who is also going at the end of the second round, Harper has only missed 8 games in the last two seasons. He might not have as much power or the reliable batting average, but there is something to be said for health and the extra 10 steals.
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
Harper is almost a lock for 30 home runs and double-digit steals. He hasn't been Mike Trout's equal, as many expected after the High School SI cover, but that doesn't mean he isn't an elite Fantasy player. His ADP doesn't reflect how high his floor is or the potential for a 40/20 season. 2020 is a big year for Harper in the Philly Band Box.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
Not a big fan of Harper (He is overrated), but he does have some big time potential going into his second year in Philly. If he gets his average up to 280+ he should be a high end five category contributor.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy