Who Should I Draft?

Cody Bellinger or Yasiel Puig (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
47 of 59 experts
20%
Recommended by
12 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 30# 44
Best Rank# 16# 24
Worst Rank# 49# 108
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 39# 76
Best Rank# 38# 69
Worst Rank# 50# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs8874
Home Runs3227
RBI9582
Stolen Bases1214
Batting Average.262.274
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 28# 38
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 63
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 59
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 25# 35
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 37# 76
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 45
   
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USA Today
# 26# 45
   
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Razzball
# 26# 65
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 38
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 16# 67
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 40
   
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Beast Dome
# 34# 108
   
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CBS Sports
# 40# 53
   
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CBS Sports
# 41# 64
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 26# 42
   
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FantasyPros
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 37
   
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The Athletic
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The Fake Baseball
# 33# 63
   
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Sporfolio
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FanGraphs
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Pitcher List
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RotoBaller
# 28# 31
   
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FantasyPros
# 29# 35
   
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FanGraphs
# 33# 41
   
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# 27# 45
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 29
   
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Razzball
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RotoBaller
# 32# 71
   
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FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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Razzball
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# 29# 42
   
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# 30# 64
   
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SportsLine
# 30# 59
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 32# 57
   
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# 27# 30
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 55
   
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Fake Teams
# 31# 42
   
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FanGraphs
# 24# 38
   
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Pitcher List
# 29# 64
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 42
   
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Fantrax
# 28# 26
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 30# 27
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 31
   
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The Athletic
# 32# 30
   
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Fake Teams
# 33# 30
   
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The Athletic
# 33# 24
   
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The Athletic
# 33# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 26
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 45# 26
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 46# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49# 43
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats557405
   
Runs8460
   
Hits145108
   
Singles8563
   
Doubles2821
   
Triples71
   
Home Runs2523
   
RBI7663
   
Stolen Bases1415
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks6936
   
Strikeouts15187
   
Batting Average.260.267
   
On Base Pct.343.327
   
Slugging Pct.470.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.814.820
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats548499
   
Runs8874
   
Hits143137
   
Singles7982
   
Doubles2826
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs3227
   
RBI9582
   
Stolen Bases1214
   
Caught Stealing36
   
Walks6951
   
Strikeouts149106
   
Batting Average.262.274
   
On Base Pct.345.341
   
Slugging Pct.507.495
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.836
   
  Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Yasiel Puig
RF - CLE
Yasiel Puig
News 
 Cody Bellinger hit his 47th homer of the year in the Dodgers’ 9-2 win over the Giants on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 28th
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 0-for-3 with a walk and a steal in an 8-3 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 26th
 Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam in the Dodgers' 7-4 win over the Rockies on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, and two runs in an 11-0 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Sep 25th
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 12-5 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 21st
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 4-for-5 with an RBI in a 2-1 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 19th
 Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 4-2 win over the Orioles on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 1-for-7 with a walk across both games of a Saturday doubleheader against the Twins. Cleveland lost both games, 2-0 and 9-5.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Sep 14th
 Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored in the Dodgers' win over the Orioles on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI in a 5-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 8th
Notes 
 Last year was a major disappointment for Bellinger owners after he hit 39 homers in just 132 rookie games in 2017. He still managed to hit 25 bombs with 14 steals, however, so the floor is plenty high. At just 23 years old, we clearly haven't seen the best of Bellinger so don't be surprised if he breaks out for 50 bombs this year or next
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Puig was a steady-if-unspectacular performer over his last two seasons in Los Angeles, settling in as a player who could hit around .265 while approaching 30 HRs and 15 SBs. He'll get a nice ballpark upgrade in his new home of Cincinnati, Ohio, and there is some belief that he will also benefit from being away from the distractions of LA, but it is hard to justify drastically raising our expectations for Puig until we see some evidence of it on the field. Don't overrate him, but he's certainly worth considering at his current ADP of 91.3.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Bellinger was always due for some negative regression after he belted 39 home runs in just 480 at-bats during his rookie 2017 season, but he should now be due for a bit of positive regression after managing just 25 home runs last year. His hard hit rate tailed off a bit, but his exit velocity and launch angle remained unchanged, so he's a good bet to return to the 30-35 HR range this year. Bellinger promisingly trimmed his strikeout rate, indicating that he should be able to keep his batting average in the .260 range even if his BABIP drops a little, and the 10-15 steals he provides give him a leg up on most other 1B-eligible players. The fact he's unlikely to hit .280-.300 keeps him a notch below Freeman, Goldschmidt, and Rizzo, but he's already the next best thing and is still just 23 years old.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Puig's career has been a bit of a disappointment, but even so, his last two seasons have been excellent. In that time, he has 30 homers and 18 SB per 162 games. If he is able to stay healthy, we could be looking at a further breakout to 35 and 20 thanks to a major ballpark upgrade in Cincy this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 In 162 games and 84 more plate appearances than in his spectacular arrival, Bellinger hit 14 fewer home runs (25) while his ISO dropped from .315 to .210. On the bright side, he avoided significant batting-average regression by hitting .260 with a diminished strikeout rate (23.9%). The 23-year-old maintains more than enough raw power to jump back to 30 long balls, but don't overlook his 14 steals in 15 tries. This isn't a mere case of catching opponents off guard, as the 6'4" stud recorded a higher Statcast speed score (28.9) than Jose Peraza, Tim Anderson, and Ozzie Albies. He's a 30-15 candidate with upside for more, so don't let him fall too far beyond the fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Puig has become every drafter's friend since getting shipped from the Dodgers to Reds. Although never matching the immediate high of his story-book debut, the outfielder has registered a .349 wOBA and 15 stolen bases in each of the last two seasons. Escaping the NL West juggernaut's jammed roster solidifies ample playing time, and he changes venues to one of baseball's best hitter's parks. Most projection systems forecast around 25-30 home runs with 12-16 steals while batting in the .270 vicinity. Those numbers would satisfy drafters who dip into the top 100 to snag an increasingly popular target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros