Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Eugenio Suarez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
45 of 59 experts
24%
Recommended by
14 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 35
Best Rank# 16# 25
Worst Rank# 49# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 55
Best Rank# 38# 52
Worst Rank# 50# 57
   
Projections 
   
Runs8883
Home Runs3230
RBI9595
Stolen Bases124
Batting Average.262.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 28# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 52
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 64
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 46
   
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USA Today
# 26# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 57
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 39
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 16# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 34# 50
   
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The Athletic
# 33# 56
   
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CBS Sports
# 40# 42
   
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 35
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 65
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 47
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 30
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 29# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 41
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 47
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 48
   
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Sporfolio
# 31# 52
   
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FanGraphs
# 32# 54
   
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Pitcher List
# 32# 35
   
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RotoBaller
# 28# 29
   
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FantasyPros
# 29# 32
   
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FanGraphs
# 33# 35
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 36
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 57
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 43
   
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Razzball
# 27# 35
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 29# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 38
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 30# 42
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 40
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 50
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 50
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 39
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 29# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 30
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 31# 30
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 32# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 30
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 32# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 31
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 37# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 36
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 45# 36
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 46# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 37
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats557527
   
Runs8479
   
Hits145149
   
Singles8591
   
Doubles2822
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs2534
   
RBI76104
   
Stolen Bases141
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks6964
   
Strikeouts151142
   
Batting Average.260.283
   
On Base Pct.343.366
   
Slugging Pct.470.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.892
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548547
   
Runs8883
   
Hits143146
   
Singles7989
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs3230
   
RBI9595
   
Stolen Bases124
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks6966
   
Strikeouts149143
   
Batting Average.262.268
   
On Base Pct.345.347
   
Slugging Pct.507.488
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.835
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
News 
 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
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
 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
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 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
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk and three RBI in Thursday’s 11-5 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
 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
Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's win over Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
 Cody Bellinger hit his 43rd homer of the season in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in Friday's loss to Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
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
In the first half last year, Suarez was sensational, hitting 19 homers with 71 RBIs while batting .312. The second half wasn't as pretty, so we may see him take a step back in 2019, but you can still bank on 30+ homers and around 100 RBIs with a decent batting average
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
Suarez was among the league leaders in hard contact rate last season, and the result was a career high .283 batting average, 34 home runs, and 104 RBIs. His BABIP and HR/FB rate were both a little inflated, so some regression should be expected to his average and power output. Look for him to hit closer to his .264 career mark, while hitting around 30 homers and again driving in plenty of runs in an improved Reds lineup.
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
One of the game's most underappreciated stars, Suarez leveraged a massive hard-hit uptick into a career-high 34 homers. Yet his fly-ball rate (37.1%) stayed exactly the same as 2017, when he circled the bases 26 times. He's likely to split the difference, and a subpar second half (.245/.322/.463) will only fuel more skepticism. Yet it'd be foolish to ignore the other MVP-caliber half (.312/.399/.574). The 27-year-old third baseman could still offer a .275 average with around 30 homers and strong counting numbers around pick 50.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros