Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Carlos Correa (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 33
Best Rank# 16# 14
Worst Rank# 49# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 44
Best Rank# 38# 35
Worst Rank# 50# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs8884
Home Runs3224
RBI9592
Stolen Bases125
Batting Average.262.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 28# 39
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 32
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 34
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 56
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 35
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 36
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 16# 76
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 59
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 58
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 61
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 34
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 29# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 63
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 32# 39
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 33
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 37
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 33# 37
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 34
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 41
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 49
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 27# 34
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 29# 33
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 47
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 24
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 29# 28
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 30# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 28
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 31# 21
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 31# 28
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 32# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 21
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 27
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 32# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 27
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 33# 31
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 23
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 34# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 29
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 37# 19
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 35
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 40# 30
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 41# 22
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 45# 39
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 46# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 30
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats557402
   
Runs8460
   
Hits14596
   
Singles8560
   
Doubles2820
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs2515
   
RBI7665
   
Stolen Bases143
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks6953
   
Strikeouts151111
   
Batting Average.260.239
   
On Base Pct.343.323
   
Slugging Pct.470.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.728
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548532
   
Runs8884
   
Hits143145
   
Singles7989
   
Doubles2830
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs3224
   
RBI9592
   
Stolen Bases125
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6967
   
Strikeouts149126
   
Batting Average.262.273
   
On Base Pct.345.354
   
Slugging Pct.507.472
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.826
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Carlos Correa
SS - HOU
Carlos Correa
News 
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 3-2 on Sunday Night Baseball.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
Carlos Correa is reportedly out 3-4 weeks with a cracked rib.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 29th
 Cody Bellinger went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base as the Dodgers fell to the Cubs 2-1 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Carlos Correa is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Cubs due to rib soreness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 28th
 Cody Bellinger went 3-for-4 with two homers, two RBI, and two runs scored in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
Carlos Correa went 3-for-4 with a walk, three singles, one RBI, and one run scored on Saturday against Boston.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, May 26th
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a single in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Carlos Correa went 2-for-4 with a double, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Wednesday against the White Sox.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 22nd
 Cody Bellinger extended his hit streak to 12 games as the Dodgers fell to Arizona in extra innings on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 5th
Carlos Correa went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Boston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, May 20th
Notes 
 Last year was a major disappointment for Bellinger owners after he hit 39 homers in just 132 rookie games in 2017. He still managed to hit 25 bombs with 14 steals, however, so the floor is plenty high. At just 23 years old, we clearly haven't seen the best of Bellinger so don't be surprised if he breaks out for 50 bombs this year or next
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Correa has missed a significant chunk of time in each of the past two seasons, and while he struggled in 2018, don't forget that he is still just 24 years old and one year removed from being the MVP front-runner prior to his injury. There is major upside here and he may prove to be a league winner
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Bellinger was always due for some negative regression after he belted 39 home runs in just 480 at-bats during his rookie 2017 season, but he should now be due for a bit of positive regression after managing just 25 home runs last year. His hard hit rate tailed off a bit, but his exit velocity and launch angle remained unchanged, so he's a good bet to return to the 30-35 HR range this year. Bellinger promisingly trimmed his strikeout rate, indicating that he should be able to keep his batting average in the .260 range even if his BABIP drops a little, and the 10-15 steals he provides give him a leg up on most other 1B-eligible players. The fact he's unlikely to hit .280-.300 keeps him a notch below Freeman, Goldschmidt, and Rizzo, but he's already the next best thing and is still just 23 years old.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Correa was an elite prospect who took the league by storm as a rookie in 2015, but his last two seasons have been undone by injuries. In 2017, he was producing like an MVP candidate before tearing a ligament in his thumb in July. Last year, his season never got off the ground due to back issues and breathing problems. Correa has pronounced himself fully healthy this spring, making him a seemingly strong bounce-back candidate, but with his stolen base totals drying up over the last two seasons, he will need to find his way to 30+ HRs or a .300 average in order to fully live up to the hype.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 In 162 games and 84 more plate appearances than in his spectacular arrival, Bellinger hit 14 fewer home runs (25) while his ISO dropped from .315 to .210. On the bright side, he avoided significant batting-average regression by hitting .260 with a diminished strikeout rate (23.9%). The 23-year-old maintains more than enough raw power to jump back to 30 long balls, but don't overlook his 14 steals in 15 tries. This isn't a mere case of catching opponents off guard, as the 6'4" stud recorded a higher Statcast speed score (28.9) than Jose Peraza, Tim Anderson, and Ozzie Albies. He's a 30-15 candidate with upside for more, so don't let him fall too far beyond the fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Injuries have limited Correa to 109 and 110 games over the last two seasons, respectively. He stole five bases combined and saw his wOBA plummet from .394 to .313, which was even higher than his .306 xwOBA. Because of his age (24) and instant success upon reaching the majors, there's little discount after the down year. He's too risky in the top-three rounds, but it's hard to ignore the MVP upside if he slips.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros