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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
92%
Recommended by
48 of 52 experts
8%
Recommended by
4 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4# 7
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 10# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 4# 9
Best Rank# 4# 9
Worst Rank# 4# 17
   
Projections 
   
Runs3937
Home Runs1513
RBI4135
Stolen Bases57
Batting Average.291.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 8
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 5# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 4# 5
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 6
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 4# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 8
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 7
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 3# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 6
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 6
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 3# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 5# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 4# 6
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 13
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 4# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 4# 9
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 4# 7
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 4# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 3# 7
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 6
   
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# 6
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 3# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 4# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 13
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 8
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 4# 8
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 7
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 4# 6
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 5# 7
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 4# 7
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 3# 12
   
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 Bats199212
   
Runs3937
   
Hits5860
   
Singles3032
   
Doubles1213
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1513
   
RBI4135
   
Stolen Bases57
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3120
   
Strikeouts4664
   
Batting Average.291.283
   
On Base Pct.387.345
   
Slugging Pct.579.540
   
On-base Plus Slugging.966.885
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
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
Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Rockies fell to the Giants 7-2 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
 Dodgers OF Cody Bellinger (shoulder) says he feels "pretty good."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored as the Rockies fell to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 18th
 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
Trevor Story went 1-for-3 with a walk as the Rockies beat the A's on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
 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
Trevor Story hit his 10th homer of the season in the Rockies' 5-3 loss to the Padres on Wednesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 10th
 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
Trevor Story walked twice and stole two bases as the Rockies beat the Dodgers 7-6 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 7th
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
30 HRs and 20 SBs feels reasonable adjusted for the 60 game sprint.The upside of 40/20 is what intrigues me. Lindor and Betts don't have that HR ceiling.
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
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
 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
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
 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