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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
71%
Recommended by
37 of 52 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 5
Best Rank# 3# 3
Worst Rank# 10# 19
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 6
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 4# 6
   
Projections 
   
Runs3944
Home Runs1511
RBI4132
Stolen Bases57
Batting Average.291.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 5
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 5
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 5
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 19
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 5
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 5
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 4
   
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
# 3# 4
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 5
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 4
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 4
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 5
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 4# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 9
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 8
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 10
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 4
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 3
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 3
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 3
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4# 3
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 3
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 4
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 5# 4
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 5# 3
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 4
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 3
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 4
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 4
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 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 Bats199210
   
Runs3944
   
Hits5862
   
Singles3036
   
Doubles1214
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1511
   
RBI4132
   
Stolen Bases57
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3131
   
Strikeouts4636
   
Batting Average.291.297
   
On Base Pct.387.387
   
Slugging Pct.579.528
   
On-base Plus Slugging.966.915
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
News 
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and two runs scored in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Rays to clinch their first World Series championship since 1988.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 28th
 Dodgers OF Cody Bellinger (shoulder) says he feels "pretty good."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
Mookie Betts went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases in the Dodgers 6-2 win over the Rays in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 24th
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks as the Dodgers took down the Braves 4-3 in Game 7 of the NLCS on Sunday to advance to the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 19th
Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, two stolen bases, and a walk in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
 Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in the Dodgers 15-3 drubbing of the Braves in Game 3 of the NLCS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 15th
Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base as the Dodgers took Game 5 of the NLCS with a 7-3 win over the Braves on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
 Cody Bellinger went 2-for-5 with a triple, three RBI, a run scored, and a walk as the Dodgers blew out the Padres 12-3 in Game 3 of the NLDS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 9th
Mookie Betts went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two walks as the Dodgers fell to the Braves 8-7 in Game 2 of the NLCS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
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
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 but with only 60 games, every lost HR matters more. 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
 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
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
 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
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
 Statcast page is blood red (which is good). Hit .379 in the first two months of 2019, .262 after
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Hit .295 with a .915 OPS, 29 homers, 16 steals, and 135 runs in a "down season"
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros