Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Joey Votto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
45 of 59 experts
24%
Recommended by
14 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 36
Best Rank# 16# 22
Worst Rank# 49# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 52
Best Rank# 38# 46
Worst Rank# 50# 67
   
Projections 
   
Runs8885
Home Runs3222
RBI9583
Stolen Bases124
Batting Average.262.292
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 28# 49
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 28
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 45# 56
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 85
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 51
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 16# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 39
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 32# 41
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 34# 77
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 33# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 49
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 46# 47
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 38
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 74
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 32
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 46
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 29# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 51
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 45
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 32# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 43
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 40
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 39
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 36
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 27# 60
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 29# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 36
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 30# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 39
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 41
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 32
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 31# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 44
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 29# 51
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 22
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 32# 29
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 28
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 33# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 30
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 30
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 37# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 33
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 40# 36
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 41# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 35
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 39
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats557503
   
Runs8467
   
Hits145143
   
Singles85101
   
Doubles2828
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs2512
   
RBI7667
   
Stolen Bases142
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks69108
   
Strikeouts151101
   
Batting Average.260.284
   
On Base Pct.343.417
   
Slugging Pct.470.420
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.837
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548522
   
Runs8885
   
Hits143152
   
Singles7999
   
Doubles2830
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs3222
   
RBI9583
   
Stolen Bases124
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks69108
   
Strikeouts149101
   
Batting Average.262.292
   
On Base Pct.345.413
   
Slugging Pct.507.482
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.895
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Joey Votto
1B - CIN
Joey Votto
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
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Friday against Arizona.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs scored and a stolen base in Thursday’s 11-5 win over the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
 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
Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, an RBI double, and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 5th
 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
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' game two loss to the Cardinals on Saturday night.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 1st
 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
Joey Votto (back) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Marlins. He batted second and went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
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
Votto did not return second round value or even close to it last year, but his ADP should be around the fifth this year. You can expect his batting average to bounceback above .300, and don't forget that he had 94 HRs in the previous three years before his 12 in 2018
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
Votto enters 2019 as one of the bigger mysteries in fantasy baseball, following a season in which he hit just 12 HRs in 145 games and produced a .284 batting average that was 27 points lower than his career .311 mark. Was this an issue of mechanics, injuries, or simply advancing age? Votto believes it was a mechanical issue with his swing that he can fix, but only time will tell. Even in a down year, his prodigious plate discipline remained in tact, so he is sure to remain a major asset in OBP leagues. He's a little riskier in standard 5x5 formats, but first base is shallow and he should bounce back enough to at least remain a decent starter in 12-team leagues. The Miguel Cabrera career path feels like a worst case scenario, and that isn't too bad.
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
Votto, now 35 years old, hit 12 homers last year after clubbing 36 in 2017. At least he maintained his stellar plate approach, tallying more walks (108) than strikeouts (101) while lacing MLB's second-highest line-drive rate (31.4%) behind Freddie Freeman. While still a commendable performer in OBP and points leagues, he'll need a power uptick to justify an early investment in roto and H2H category formats. A modest rise in last year's career-low 9.5% HR/FB rate should at least steer him closer to his .477 xSLG with 20-25 homers. That would make him a worthy bounce-back pick if paired with anything near his career .311 batting average.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros