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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Juan Soto (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
44 of 45 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 9
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 9# 28
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 12
Best Rank# 4# 8
Worst Rank# 4# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs3736
Home Runs1513
RBI3937
Stolen Bases54
Batting Average.296.298
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 9
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 9
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 10
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 6
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 12
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 10
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 6
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 8
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 11
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 5# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 5
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558542
   
Runs121110
   
Hits170153
   
Singles8682
   
Doubles3432
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs4734
   
RBI115110
   
Stolen Bases1512
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks95108
   
Strikeouts108132
   
Batting Average.305.282
   
On Base Pct.406.401
   
Slugging Pct.629.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.035.949
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198195
   
Runs3736
   
Hits5958
   
Singles3033
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1513
   
RBI3937
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3139
   
Strikeouts4548
   
Batting Average.296.298
   
On Base Pct.393.414
   
Slugging Pct.587.549
   
On-base Plus Slugging.980.963
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 Cody Bellinger (back) is in the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-2 with two doubles in Thursday's Spring matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 Cody Bellinger was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Reds with side discomfort.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-1 with two RBI, two walks, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles. The steal was his second in as many days.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
 Cody Bellinger signed a one-year, $11.5 million contract with Los Angeles on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's Spring Training matchup against the Miami Marlins. The steal was his first of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Mar 2nd
  Juan Soto didn't waste any time hitting his first homer of the spring. He also had an RBI single to go along with his impressive opposite-field shot.
Christian Vicino
Wed, Feb 26th
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
In OBP leagues, you can make the case for Soto to be the third player off the board, as his plate discipline may just be the best in the league. He's only going to get better, too, as there's more room for power growth in his game. His plate discipline gives him a safe floor moving forward, too.
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
It seemed impossible that Soto could be even better than his rookie year but that is just what we got with 34 homers, 110 RBIs, 110 runs and a .282 batting average to go with 12 steals. Considering how young he is, we may see even more in 2020 which would make his second round ADP a steal.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
I have some concerns that the stolen bases aren't going to develop like his offensive potential has and will continue to. He has Top 5 potential if he can become a 15-20 Stolen Base guy on top of his immense upside with the bat. He would rank higher if I felt more optimistic about the SBs.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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