Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Lorenzo Cain (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
50 of 59 experts
15%
Recommended by
9 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 39
Best Rank# 16# 27
Worst Rank# 49# 74
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 63
Best Rank# 38# 49
Worst Rank# 50# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs8888
Home Runs3213
RBI9554
Stolen Bases1224
Batting Average.262.293
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 28# 56
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 36
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 39
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 45# 50
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 37# 48
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 40
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 26# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 26# 62
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 16# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 35
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 32# 44
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 34# 38
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 33# 74
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 40# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 46
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 51
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 46# 64
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 32# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 33# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 50
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 29# 34
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 33# 36
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 74
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 64
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 32# 71
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 32# 34
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 32# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 28# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 29# 55
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 33# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 31# 33
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 35
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 30# 38
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 27# 51
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 29# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 35
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 30# 43
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 54
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 46
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 52
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 31# 34
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 24# 45
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 29# 30
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 34# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 37
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 41# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 42
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats557539
   
Runs8490
   
Hits145166
   
Singles85129
   
Doubles2825
   
Triples72
   
Home Runs2510
   
RBI7638
   
Stolen Bases1430
   
Caught Stealing17
   
Walks6971
   
Strikeouts15194
   
Batting Average.260.308
   
On Base Pct.343.395
   
Slugging Pct.470.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.813
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548552
   
Runs8888
   
Hits143162
   
Singles79119
   
Doubles2827
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs3213
   
RBI9554
   
Stolen Bases1224
   
Caught Stealing35
   
Walks6961
   
Strikeouts14999
   
Batting Average.262.293
   
On Base Pct.345.363
   
Slugging Pct.507.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.785
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Lorenzo Cain
CF - MIL
Lorenzo Cain
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
Lorenzo Cain (knee) started Thursday and went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
 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
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 21st
 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
Lorenzo Cain (oblique) was unavailable for Sunday’s game against the Nationals with an oblique tweak and is expected to miss Monday’s contest against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 18th
 Cody Bellinger is absent from Saturday's lineup versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
Lorenzo Cain is absent from the Brewers’ lineup for the second straight day on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 18th
 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
Lorenzo Cain went 0-for-5 with an RBI groundout as the Twins defeated the Brewers Twins 7-5.
Brandon Plutner
Wed, Aug 14th
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
Cain didn't experience the power growth that many were expecting when he moved from Kansas City to Milwaukee, and his fantasy value was somewhat lessened by an absurdly low RBI count (38). But he did hit north of .300 for the fourth time in five seasons and collected a career-high 30 stolen bases. It's probably time to accept that he is not going to be a 20 HR guy, but he doesn't need to be one to be a top-50 hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. And he could be even better than that if everything clicks and he goes .300-15-30 with over 100 runs scored.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Cain joined Mookie Betts and Whit Merrifield as the only players to hit .300 with 10 homers and 30 steals last season. He set career highs in walk and hard-hit rates atop Milwaukee's lineup, leading to 90 runs scores in 141 games. Yet a troubling injury past and ageism is keeping the veteran outfielder outside the top-five rounds. Having hit at least .300 with 10 homers and 25 steals in three of the last four seasons, he's a relatively safe bargain to target for a speed foundation.
Andrew Gould - 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
In the past five years, Cain is one of only 15 players averaging a .300 batting average, and among them, he is 2nd behind only Jose Altuve with 126 steals. There isn't much in the way of power, but you can bank on him contributing in all five categories with plenty of durablity.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros