Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Daniel Murphy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
53 of 59 experts
10%
Recommended by
6 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 43
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 49# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 67
Best Rank# 38# 59
Worst Rank# 50# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs8881
Home Runs3222
RBI9583
Stolen Bases124
Batting Average.262.311
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 28# 35
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 34
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 37
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 37# 56
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 92
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 52
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 16# 50
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 45
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 32# 59
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 34# 68
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 33# 34
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 40# 45
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 41# 48
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 38
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 46# 58
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 42
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 42
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 29# 38
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 44
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 35
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 47
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 86
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 32# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 46
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 44
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 33# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 44
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 43
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 38
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 49
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 62
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 46
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 27# 55
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 29# 50
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 55
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 30# 47
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 47
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 41
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 56
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 56
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 31# 33
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 37
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 29# 38
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 26
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 32# 24
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 39
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 45# 21
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 29
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats557328
   
Runs8440
   
Hits14598
   
Singles8571
   
Doubles2815
   
Triples70
   
Home Runs2512
   
RBI7642
   
Stolen Bases143
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks6920
   
Strikeouts15140
   
Batting Average.260.299
   
On Base Pct.343.336
   
Slugging Pct.470.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.791
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548529
   
Runs8881
   
Hits143165
   
Singles79105
   
Doubles2835
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs3222
   
RBI9583
   
Stolen Bases124
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks6941
   
Strikeouts14969
   
Batting Average.262.311
   
On Base Pct.345.360
   
Slugging Pct.507.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.876
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Daniel Murphy
1B,2B - COL
Daniel Murphy
News 
 Cody Bellinger hit his 47th homer of the year in the Dodgers’ 9-2 win over the Giants on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-5 with two singles, an RBI, and two runs scored in the Rockies’ 11-7 win over the Brewers on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
 Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam in the Dodgers' 7-4 win over the Rockies on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with a double, four RBI, and a run scored in the Rockies' 11-10 win over the Padres on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 15th
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 12-5 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 21st
Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in the Rockies' 10-8 win over the Padres on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
 Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 4-2 win over the Orioles on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a single in the Rockies' 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored in the Dodgers' win over the Orioles on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Daniel Murphy went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
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
Murphy's overall stat line wasn't all that impressive last year, but once he was healthy in the second half, he returned to hittin .315 with a 25 HR pace. Move that to Coors Field and we may be looking at the NL Batting Champion with plenty of homers, RBI and runs. Be mindful that he rarely plays a full season, but when he is on the field we are looking at a top 30 fantasy asset
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
Murphy took a long time to return from microfracture knee surgery in 2018, but it was worth the wait for his fantasy owners, as he produced a .299/40/12/42/3 line over 328 at-bats from June on. He's always been a good hitter, but has blossomed into a truly potent fantasy asset over the last three seasons, demonstrating the ability to knock 25 home runs with a batting average well north of .300. And that was before he played his home games at Coors Field, where he owns a .330 lifetime batting average. Murphy may be discounted in drafts on account of his increasing age, but it would not be shocking if he finished as a top-20 overall hitter in his first season in Colorado.
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
Murphy's draft stock hasn't soared nearly enough for a career .299/.344/.458 hitter moving to Coors Field. One of baseball's top sluggers in 2016 and 2017, his 2018 returns were contaminated by a brutal return from offseason knee injury. From July 1 onward, removing 15 games from his 91-game season, he batted .317/.355/.493 with 12 homers. Steamer's projected .307 average and 22 homers seem more than reasonable with the Rockies, and he's capable of bringing home another batting title.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros