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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Mookie Betts (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
36 of 45 experts
20%
Recommended by
9 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 5
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 9# 10
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 6
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 4# 6
   
Projections 
   
Runs3945
Home Runs1511
RBI4031
Stolen Bases57
Batting Average.293.298
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 5
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 5
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 5
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 5
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 4
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 5
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 5
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 5
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 5
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 5
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 5
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 5
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 5
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 5
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 6
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 9
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 8
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 3
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 3
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 4
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 4
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 5# 3
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 4
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 4
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 9# 5
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558597
   
Runs121135
   
Hits170177
   
Singles86103
   
Doubles3440
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs4729
   
RBI11580
   
Stolen Bases1516
   
Caught Stealing53
   
Walks9597
   
Strikeouts108101
   
Batting Average.305.297
   
On Base Pct.406.392
   
Slugging Pct.629.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.035.918
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198209
   
Runs3945
   
Hits5862
   
Singles3035
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1511
   
RBI4031
   
Stolen Bases57
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3131
   
Strikeouts4636
   
Batting Average.293.298
   
On Base Pct.389.390
   
Slugging Pct.579.530
   
On-base Plus Slugging.968.920
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
News 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Cody Bellinger has made some changes to his swing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Mookie Betts (illness) has rejoined the team and could serve as the designated hitter Monday against the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Mar 8th
 Cody Bellinger (back) is in the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
Mookie Betts is dealing with a stomach illness and is expected to be sidelined until Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
 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
Mookie Betts went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in his Dodgers debut on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Feb 25th
 Cody Bellinger was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Reds with side discomfort.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Mookie Betts will be the team's primary leadoff hitter this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
 Cody Bellinger signed a one-year, $11.5 million contract with Los Angeles on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the trade sending Mookie Betts to the Dodgers has been agreed upon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 9th
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
Jeter Downs. Alex Verdugo. Betts will be tied to these players moving forward, and he has 60 games to show the Dodgers and the Dodger faithful that he was worth it. Betts could be the top player in fantasy by season's end, and it shouldn't surprise you.
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 weeks of rumors, Betts was finally traded to the Dodgers, but the move shouldn't impact his value much. His plate appearances and home runs, because of the less hitter-friendly parks in his new division, may downgrade his numbers ever so slightly. But Betts has essentially averaged a .305-120-30-95-25 line over his past four seasons. Even with a minor drop, he'll still earn his top-five draft position.
Dan Harris - 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
Mookie's batting average dipped 50 points from the year prior and he stole 14 fewer bases despite an extra 15 games played. With that said, his 2018 performance shows he has the upside to finish as the #1 fantasy player. As it is, the choice at #4 and #5 is between he and his teammate, Cody Bellinger.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 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
Betts looks like a very safe, conservative 25/25 2020 OF in LAD. Leaving Fenway Park won't be a huge hit to the HR totals, if at all. Betts could be statistically better than Story/Lindor and Turner but it's a close call. Take the SS' ahead of the OF and go with the SB potential of Turner before Betts.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData