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Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Trevor Story (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
42 of 46 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 7
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 10# 13
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 10
Best Rank# 4# 9
Worst Rank# 4# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs3937
Home Runs1513
RBI4035
Stolen Bases57
Batting Average.292.284
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 7
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 5# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 6
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 6
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 6
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 7
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 7
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 6
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 4# 7
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 6
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 3# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 4# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 8
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 5# 8
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 7
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 6
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 5# 7
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 7
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 5# 4
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 7# 4
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 10# 8
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558588
   
Runs121111
   
Hits170173
   
Singles8695
   
Doubles3438
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs4735
   
RBI11585
   
Stolen Bases1523
   
Caught Stealing58
   
Walks9558
   
Strikeouts108174
   
Batting Average.305.294
   
On Base Pct.406.363
   
Slugging Pct.629.554
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.035.917
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198212
   
Runs3937
   
Hits5860
   
Singles3032
   
Doubles1113
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1513
   
RBI4035
   
Stolen Bases57
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3120
   
Strikeouts4665
   
Batting Average.292.284
   
On Base Pct.389.346
   
Slugging Pct.579.540
   
On-base Plus Slugging.968.886
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
News 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Cody Bellinger has made some changes to his swing.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 13th
Trevor Story went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the Rockies tied the Diamondbacks 6-6 on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
 Cody Bellinger (back) is in the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the Rockies and Trevotr Story have agreed to a two-year, $27.5 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jan 25th
 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
You'd, of course, love 81 games in Coors Field for Story, but we'll take what we can get with him. He replicated his stolen base numbers from 2018 in 2019 enough that there's no reason to doubt his speed. He's a 15/15 candidate in the shortened season.
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
It's safe to say that Story's 2017 season was just an outlier, and he's established a fairly reliable 35-homer, 20-plus steal baseline. Pay no attention to Story's dramatically lower xBA - Coors Field will always inflate batting average and should keep Story's mark with roughly a .280 floor at worst. Even at a deep shortstop position, he's a unique five-category player, and is an easy first-round selection.
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
There are four first-round worthy shortstops this year and among them, Story may be the top bet. He now has 35+ homers 20+ steals and a batting average above .290 in two consecutive seasons. After Bellinger is off the board, you could make a case for Story at pick #6 overall.
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
30 HRs and 20 SBs feels reasonable.The upside of 40/20 is what intrigues me. Lindor and Betts don't have that HR ceiling.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Statcast page is blood red (which is good). Hit .379 in the first two months of 2019, .262 after
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Back to back seasons with 35+ homers and 20+ steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros