Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or George Springer (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 32
Best Rank# 16# 12
Worst Rank# 49# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 48
Best Rank# 38# 43
Worst Rank# 50# 60
   
Projections 
   
Runs88103
Home Runs3227
RBI9578
Stolen Bases127
Batting Average.262.270
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 28# 33
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 33
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 50
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 16# 20
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 33# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 40
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 41
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 29# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 39
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 52
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 35
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 32# 47
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 54
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 34
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 39
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 33# 44
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 41
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 30
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 36
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 49
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 27# 30
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 29# 32
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 30# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 29
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 42
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 40
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 31# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 50
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 29# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 25
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 29
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 23
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 12
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 32# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 31
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 32# 26
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 34# 27
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 37# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 32
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 40# 32
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 41# 30
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 38
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 45# 28
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 46# 32
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 32
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats557544
   
Runs84102
   
Hits145144
   
Singles8596
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples70
   
Home Runs2522
   
RBI7671
   
Stolen Bases146
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks6964
   
Strikeouts151122
   
Batting Average.260.265
   
On Base Pct.343.346
   
Slugging Pct.470.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.780
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548561
   
Runs88103
   
Hits143151
   
Singles7996
   
Doubles2828
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs3227
   
RBI9578
   
Stolen Bases127
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks6967
   
Strikeouts149126
   
Batting Average.262.270
   
On Base Pct.345.347
   
Slugging Pct.507.467
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.814
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
George Springer
CF,RF,DH - HOU
George Springer
News 
 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
George Springer 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
George Springer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
George Springer went 2-for-2 with two solo home runs in Tuesday's 21-7 loss to the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
 Cody Bellinger is absent from Saturday's lineup versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
George Springer went 1-for-7 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 21-1 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 9th
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-3 with a double and two walks in the Dodgers' 11-5 loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 30th
George Springer (concussion) is leading off and starting in right field Sunday against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
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
Springer is one of a handful of stars who started off their season with a rough patch. He started to turn in around in the second half before his injury, but only enough to get his final line to 22 homers and a .265 batting average. If he can stay healthy, Springer might lead the AL in runs scored along with plenty of homers and RBIs, but the speed has essentially disappeared
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
After nearly going 40-40 in the minor leagues in 2013, Springer seemed like he could be a fantasy monster, but he simply hasn't been the same player at the Major League level. He's certainly been no slouch, scoring over 100 runs in three straight seasons while also averaging 28 home runs over that stretch, but he hasn't swiped even double digit bases since 2015 and is a career .265 hitter. He should continue to rack up the counting stats as long as he's hitting atop the Astros' productive lineup, and isn't an awful pick in the fifth or sixth round of fantasy drafts, but his once sky-high fantasy upside nows seems like a thing of the past.
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
It was a rough year for Springer Dingers, as the Astros outfielder deposited just 22 homers with a pedestrian .265/.346/.434 slash line. Thumb and quad injuries sapped his power late in the season and limited him to 140 games for the second straight year, and yet he managed over 100 runs for the third consecutive campaign. Caught stealing 21 times in 41 times, he's no longer a steals asset. He's looking more like a floor compiler who could underwhelm without a return to roughly 30 dingers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros