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Who Should I Draft?

George Springer or Kris Bryant (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
87%
Recommended by
39 of 45 experts
13%
Recommended by
6 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 25# 35
Best Rank# 18# 21
Worst Rank# 68# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 41# 44
Best Rank# 28# 39
Worst Rank# 47# 56
   
Projections 
   
Runs4038
Home Runs1311
RBI3330
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.282.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 29# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 39# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 26# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 28# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 21
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 29# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 28# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 25# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 25# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 34# 59
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 29# 36
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 29# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 26# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 30# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 26# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 20# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 31# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 24# 37
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 28# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 39# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 32# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 18# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 23# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 49
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 24# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 24# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 30# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 18# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 29
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 21
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 30# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 30
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 35# 34
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 68# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats479543
   
Runs96108
   
Hits139152
   
Singles7785
   
Doubles2035
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3931
   
RBI9677
   
Stolen Bases64
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks6774
   
Strikeouts113145
   
Batting Average.290.280
   
On Base Pct.381.380
   
Slugging Pct.589.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.970.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats199202
   
Runs4038
   
Hits5657
   
Singles3332
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1311
   
RBI3330
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2628
   
Strikeouts4754
   
Batting Average.282.283
   
On Base Pct.366.371
   
Slugging Pct.524.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.890.879
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle writes the Astros have "made it clear" to George Springer's representatives that the franchise wants to sign him to a long-term deal.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 9th
Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
 George Springer went 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the Astros' split squad game versus the Braves on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
Cubs manager David Ross says he is committed to Kris Bryant as the team's leadoff hitter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
 George Springer went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Following a sit down with Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant says he expects to remain with the Cubs for the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
  Third baseman Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Chicago Cubs in which he sought an extra year of service time, ensuring he won't become a free agent until after the 2021 season, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jan 29th
  Kris Bryant (ankle) and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $18.6 million deal Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Notes 
 It's weird that George Springer is already 30 years old, no? It seems like just yesterday that he made his debut. We know that players start to decline on the wrong side of 30, and when you look at Springer, he hasn't exactly been the model of health over the past few years, playing in more than 140 games just once in his career. Add to that the cheating scandal, and we really don't know how much of an impact it will have on Springer. There are enough signs here to pivot in another direction.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
With Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 If not for the 40 games missed, we might be talking about Springer as the reigning AL MVP. He was on pace for over 50 homers, 125 RBIs and 125 runs. There isn't much speed but the upside for the other four categories makes him an amazing value in the fourth round of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Was off Springer at ADP last season, and that was wrong. However, I am diving right back into it this season, and will likely own zero shares. He has been a decent fantasy player being drafted at ceiling since he joined the league, and 2019 was the first season that it actually worked out. With the potential dejuicing of the ball and the cheating scandal, on top of his career averages, he is a hard pass for me.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic