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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Freddie Freeman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 13
Best Rank# 3# 10
Worst Rank# 9# 53
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 16
Best Rank# 4# 14
Worst Rank# 4# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs3934
Home Runs1512
RBI4137
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.294.302
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 53
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 14
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 17
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 13
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 14
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 12
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 12
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 13
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 12
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 12
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 14
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 4# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 10
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 23
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 12
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 11
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 10
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 14
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 5# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558597
   
Runs121113
   
Hits170175
   
Singles86102
   
Doubles3433
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs4738
   
RBI115121
   
Stolen Bases156
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks9587
   
Strikeouts108127
   
Batting Average.305.293
   
On Base Pct.406.387
   
Slugging Pct.629.546
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.035.933
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197194
   
Runs3934
   
Hits5859
   
Singles3034
   
Doubles1213
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1512
   
RBI4137
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3127
   
Strikeouts4543
   
Batting Average.294.302
   
On Base Pct.390.388
   
Slugging Pct.585.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging.975.936
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
News 
 Cody Bellinger (back) is in the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
Freeman's wife, Chelsea, posted on Instagram that he has been feeling better since testing positive for the virus on Sunday.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
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
The Braves placed Freddie Freeman on the COVID-19 injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 5th
 Cody Bellinger was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Reds with side discomfort.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
1B Freddie Freeman has tested positive for Coronavirus, per Braves’ manager Brian Snitker.
Brad Camara
Sat, Jul 4th
 Cody Bellinger signed a one-year, $11.5 million contract with Los Angeles on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Freddie Freeman was scratched from Tuesday's lineup and should return Friday, according to manager Brian Snitker.
Steve Painter
Wed, Mar 11th
  Freddie Freeman was scratched from Tuesday's spring game against the Orioles for what the team said is a family matter.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 10th
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
Freeman gets a boost in points leagues, but, he's a safe bet for production in the second round. Freeman allows you to lock up your first baseman and not have to worry about playing catch up there later in the draft. The only knock with taking Freeman is that you miss out on the power-speed threats and the top pitchers.
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
There's no reason to doubt Freeman's outstanding performance when healthy, but the fact that he's already dealing with elbow soreness after purportedly fighting through it last year is a bit discouraging. Unless Freeman's injury lingers deep into the spring, don't knock him too much, as his combination of batting average, power, and overall safety is rare. But for now, it's worth dropping him closer to the back end of the second round than the front.
Dan Harris - 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
Freeman might not be the most exciting second round pick, but the floor over the past four years has been a .300 hitter with 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and 25 homers. Last season he was at 113 runs, 38 HRs and 121 RBIs so it isn't like his ceiling is too bad either.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 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