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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Trevor Bauer (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
40 of 56 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 19
Best Rank# 5# 13
Worst Rank# 37# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 15# 14
Best Rank# 12# 13
Worst Rank# 19# 14
   
Projections 
   
Runs100
Home Runs3726
RBI106
Stolen Bases14
Batting Avg.279
Strikeouts123232
Wins15
Saves0
ERA3.45
WHIP1.11
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-RST
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 11# 37
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 10# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 24
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 14# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 39
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 9# 19
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 25
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 14# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 5# 21
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 8# 25
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 14# 18
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 17
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 16# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 15# 20
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 25
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 17
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 15# 26
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 9# 18
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 14# 41
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 14# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 30
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 13# 18
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 26
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 15# 20
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 11# 30
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 21
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 19
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 13# 19
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 18# 22
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 17# 19
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 11# 20
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 15# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 14
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 17# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 17# 14
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 18# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 13
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 18# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 20# 14
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 20# 14
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 20# 19
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 23# 17
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 24# 18
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 28# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 13
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 23
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 37# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs129
   
RBI30
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.239
   
Strikeouts42100
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA1.73
   
WHIP0.79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs100
   
Home Runs3726
   
RBI106
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Batting Avg.279
   
Strikeouts123232
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trevor Bauer
SP - LAD
Trevor Bauer
News 
 Cody Bellinger headed to the injured list once again. The Dodgers scratched Bellinger from Tuesday's lineup after undergoing further tests.
Corbin Young
Wed, Sep 22nd
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s leave has been extended to September 3.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 27th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Cody Bellinger has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his left ribs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 18th
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s leave will be extended to August 13.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 5th
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Cody Bellinger will receive a few days off to "work through some things."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 11th
Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended through Aug. 6, according to multiple reports. Bauer's hearing last week on an ex-parte temporary restraining order was postponed to Aug 2, 3, and 19. The investigation into him and the alleged sexual assault, both by Pasadena PD and by MLB, remains active, according to The Athletic's Britt Ghiroli.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Jul 27th
 Outfielder Cody Bellinger went 0-for-3 as the Dodgers defeated the Cardinals 5-1 on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended by nearly two weeks to July 27, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jul 14th
 Dodgers' Cody Bellinger will sit on Monday and will sit moving forward when the team faces off against a left-handed pitcher.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Aug 30th
Major League Baseball extended Dodgers RHP Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave by an additional seven days.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 8th
Notes 
 Bellinger was unable to replicate the magic of his 2019 breakout during last year's shortened season. His average dipped to .239, the worst mark of his career, his power dropped significantly, and he didn't make the same quality of contact. But although he slid backwards in his walk and strikeout rates, his regression there was minimal, and his expected batting average was .284. In other words, Bellinger got worse in 2020, but it wasn't quite as bad as the surface numbers suggest. He did have offseason shoulder surgery after getting injured during a post-season celebration, and that's always a bit worrisome for a hitter. But given that a "down" year for Bellinger at this point is a 30-15 season, he warrants being selected early in the second round.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Over the past few seasons the time to invest in Bauer has been when his ADP has dipped, and not when he's coming off a career-year. However, the spin rate on his fastball increased so much in 2020 that I feel a lot better about projecting him moving forward. It's fair to assume he was using sticky stuff, but so is everyone else. There's little reason to think he'll stop using it, which is why he easily checks in as my SP4. Additionally, the Dodgers are letting Bauer be himself this spring. He's controversial for a lot of reasons, but ultimately profiles as a true fantasy ace.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
 Bellinger has begun playing in spring games, so concerns over his offseason shoulder surgery have lessened. Now it's time to figure out if we can rely on him as a fantasy star following an underwhelming 2020. It's worth noting that Bellinger finished strong, posting a 12.5% barrel-rate over his final 37 contests. This was very close to the 13% barrel-rate mark from his MVP-winning 2019. Over these final 37 games Bellinger hit 10 homers with a .960 OPS. 2019 could very well go down as the best season of his career, but that doesn't mean Bellinger can't be a fantasy star for years to come. Don't let him fall too late into Round 2 come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Bauer capped off a Cy Young season by signing a massive deal with the Dodgers. There's no other way to describe Bauer's 2020 season other than utterly dominant. A 1.73 ERA, a 0.79 WHIP, and a 36% strikeout rate. Notably, the spin rate on almost all of his pitched jumped dramatically, and every single one of them was more effective than we'd previously seen. Bauer had an outstanding season in 2018 and followed it up with a sub-par 2019, so we shouldn't take for granted that he'll be the best pitcher in baseball for the second season in a row. But on the best team in baseball with a near bulletproof 2020 resume, he should be drafted as a top-five starter and a second-round pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 The injury is obviously concerning, but if it winds up being nothing, Bellinger is going to make second round ADP look very silly. Don't forget how great of a player he is, in the middle of the best lineup in the league.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy