Who Should I Draft?

Freddie Freeman or Kris Bryant (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 17# 22
Best Rank# 7# 6
Worst Rank# 25# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 33
Best Rank# 16# 26
Worst Rank# 25# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs9397
Home Runs2728
RBI9587
Stolen Bases86
Batting Average.302.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 16# 18
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 15# 26
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 13# 14
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 14# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 15# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 24# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 17# 23
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 16# 27
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 17# 22
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 18# 31
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 9# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 21# 29
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 17# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 16# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 23# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 25
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 14# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 17# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 20# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 9# 21
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 16# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 17# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 16# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 16# 26
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 18# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 15# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 18
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 21
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 17# 20
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 16# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 17# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 29
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 17# 28
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 33
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 17# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 26
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 17# 9
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 17# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 19# 17
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 19# 13
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 22# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 23# 21
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 24# 22
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 25# 20
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats618389
   
Runs9459
   
Hits191106
   
Singles12062
   
Doubles4428
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2313
   
RBI9852
   
Stolen Bases102
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks7648
   
Strikeouts132107
   
Batting Average.309.273
   
On Base Pct.388.374
   
Slugging Pct.505.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.834
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats568552
   
Runs9397
   
Hits171155
   
Singles10188
   
Doubles3935
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs2728
   
RBI9587
   
Stolen Bases86
   
Caught Stealing34
   
Walks7777
   
Strikeouts126140
   
Batting Average.302.281
   
On Base Pct.385.369
   
Slugging Pct.525.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.910.879
   
  Freddie Freeman
1B - ATL
Freddie Freeman
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Freddie Freeman underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Oct 18th
X-rays on Kris Bryant's ankle came back negative on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Freddie Freeman reportedly might need off-season surgery to address bone spurs in his elbow.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 30th
Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI Sunday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a walk in Thursday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 20th
Kris Bryant went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Freddie Freeman (elbow) is starting at first base and batting third against the Nationals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 11th
 Freddie Freeman was removed from Friday's game against the Nationals due to right elbow soreness.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
Kris Bryant (knee) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to knee soreness.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 First basemen isn't as deep as it once was so commodities like Freeman are well worth investing in toward the middle of the third round. He is a lock for 90 runs, 90 RBIs and a .300 batting average each year and that type of player doesn't grow on trees
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Freeman bounced back from an injury-shortened 2017 season to finish as the number one fantasy first baseman in 2018, despite a precipitous drop in his power output. Freeman may struggle to return to the 30-HR plateau if he continues to hit as few fly balls as he did last year, but he's now produced a .300 batting average in three straight seasons, is good for 5-10 steals, and should continue to see healthy run and RBI totals as the Braves' lineup comes into its own. Consider him a decent bet to again finish as the number one 1B in fantasy.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Replacing Joey Votto as the line-drive king, Freeman has batted above .300 with a slugging percentage over .500 in each of the last three seasons. He played all 162 games and even poached a career-high 10 bases in 2018. He'd be fantasy's undisputed top first baseman if not for a late power outage limiting him to 23 homers. Now he's simply competing with Paul Goldschmidt for top billing as second-round mainstays. Now that he has slowly repealed the injury-prone label, Freeman is a relatively safe pick with MVP upside.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros