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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Matt Olson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 41
Best Rank# 3# 21
Worst Rank# 9# 94
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 61
Best Rank# 4# 42
Worst Rank# 4# 70
   
Projections 
   
Runs3931
Home Runs1514
RBI4137
Stolen Bases50
Batting Average.294.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 35
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 46
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 37
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 94
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 21
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 42
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 44
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 32
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 40
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 24
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 40
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 48
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 31
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 51
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 47
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 35
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 34
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 4# 43
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 39
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 64
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 47
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 51
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 44
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 42
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 54
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 61
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 5# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 32
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 66
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 32
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558483
   
Runs12173
   
Hits170129
   
Singles8667
   
Doubles3426
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs4736
   
RBI11591
   
Stolen Bases150
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks9551
   
Strikeouts108138
   
Batting Average.305.267
   
On Base Pct.406.351
   
Slugging Pct.629.545
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.035.896
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats197198
   
Runs3931
   
Hits5852
   
Singles3028
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1514
   
RBI4137
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks3123
   
Strikeouts4558
   
Batting Average.294.262
   
On Base Pct.390.340
   
Slugging Pct.585.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.975.855
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
News 
 Cody Bellinger (back) is in the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
Matt Olson went 0-for-2 with a walk in Thursday’s match up with the Dodgers. He is hitting .125 with a .550 OPS so far this spring.
Aaron Hudson
Fri, Mar 6th
 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
 
 Cody Bellinger was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Reds with side discomfort.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
 
 Cody Bellinger signed a one-year, $11.5 million contract with Los Angeles on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 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
Remember when a broken hamate bone was supposed to zap power? Matt Olson laughed at that notion, as he still hit 36 home runs last season after suffering the injury in the first week of the season. Olson is a popular target in the industry, and it makes sense, given his job security, power, and production. There are concerns about his home ballpark and his numbers against lefties, but if you miss out on the first wave of first basemen, this is your last chance to grab a true contender to finish top three at the position.
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
After two years of a low BABIP, Olson's BA finally jumped to .267. It isn't probable he will offer more than that but fantasy owners know 50 HRs and 120 RBIs is truly within reach if he doesn't miss a full month this season.
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
If chasing upside, I prefer Olson to Rizzo. If Olson stays healthy, I can see a HR title type year.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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