Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Anthony Rendon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
42 of 56 experts
25%
Recommended by
14 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 27
Best Rank# 10# 19
Worst Rank# 38# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 41
Best Rank# 27# 39
Worst Rank# 38# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs9487
Home Runs2924
RBI9693
Stolen Bases75
Batting Average.290.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 26
   
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Going For 2
# 34# 52
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 18# 27
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 26
   
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RotoChamp
# 12# 31
   
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Razzball
# 22# 31
   
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The Fake Baseball
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Brewer Rat
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Fantasy Football Empire
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Beast Dome
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CBS Sports
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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Razzball
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The Athletic
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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The Fake Baseball
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Sporfolio
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Athlon Sports
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RotoBaller
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# 17# 25
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
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Razzball
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RotoBaller
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Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
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Razzball
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The Fantasy Headliners
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Fantrax
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Fake Teams
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The Athletic
# 23# 22
   
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USA Today
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Fake Teams
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The Athletic
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The Fantasy Fix
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FantasyPros
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FantasyPros
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FanGraphs
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FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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FanGraphs
# 34# 19
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 38# 30
   
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats414529
   
Runs7788
   
Hits121163
   
Singles7393
   
Doubles2544
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2224
   
RBI7092
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks7955
   
Strikeouts9982
   
Batting Average.292.308
   
On Base Pct.406.374
   
Slugging Pct.517.535
   
On-base Plus Slugging.923.909
   
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538544
   
Runs9487
   
Hits156160
   
Singles9495
   
Doubles3040
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2924
   
RBI9693
   
Stolen Bases75
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks9065
   
Strikeouts12190
   
Batting Average.290.294
   
On Base Pct.392.370
   
Slugging Pct.521.506
   
On-base Plus Slugging.913.876
   
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Juan Soto went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Braves.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Jun 24th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a solo home run, and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 17th of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 21st
 Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI in Saturday's 13-9 loss to the Braves.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jun 23rd
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 16th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 17th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 16th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBIs in Friday's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Reds. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 1st
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs, and three RBIs in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox. The homers were his 13th and 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-4 with a double in Monday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The double was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, May 28th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's win over the San Diego Padres. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
Notes 
 Soto was every bit as good as top-ten pick, Alex Bregman per plate appearance last season, but is going 20 picks later. Keep in mind, he accomplished that as a teenager. Don't hesitate to reach an entire round to grab him before he progresses even more
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Every single season, fantasy owners draft Rendon in the fourth or fifth round and every single year he outproduces that draft value. 2018 was no different, as he hit .308 with 24 homers, 92 RBIs and 88 runs scored in just 136 games. Don't make the mistake of letting him slip by you in the fourth again this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Soto breezed through the minor leagues and kept raking as a 19-year old rookie with the Nationals, hitting .292 with 22 home runs across his first 116 Big Leagues games. Perhaps most impressive of all, he walked nearly as often as he struck out, producing a .406 on-base percentage that proves he is more than comfortable at the Major League level. Soto hit the ball on the ground an awful lot as a rookie, so it remains to be seen if he is capable of delivering 30+ home runs, but at least 25 homers seems likely, and he should be a major plus in terms of batting average and run production while also providing at least a handful of steals. The kid is legit.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Rendon was the only third baseman to hit over .300 last season, and one of four third baseman to accomplish that feat in 2017. He's as good a bet for batting average as it gets at the position, and is also fully capable of delivering 25 home runs with good run and RBI totals. His stolen base totals have evaporated over the last couple years, but that shouldn't prevent him from again being a top-40 overall hitter in standard roto and categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Expected to play at least one more full season in the minors, Soto instead showed elite skills beyond his years, batting .292/.406/.517 at age 19. After popping 22 homers in 494 plate appearance, supporters are dreaming of a .300, 30-homer, 10-steal breakout. It will happen soon enough, but don't reach for those lofty expectations in 2019. A 53.7% ground-ball rate dampens his power prospects, especially since nearly a quarter of his fly balls went yard last season. If his top-30 ECR holds, drafters are likely overpaying for a 25-homer, five-steal hitter who should be going closer to Anthony Rendon than Andrew Benintendi.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Diminishing speed and non-elite power make Rendon boring, but he's still a tremendous hitter who has batted above .300 and slugged over .500 in each of the last two seasons. After missing time with a bruised toe earlier in 2018, he posted a .391 wOBA (a mark matched by Jose Ramirez and Nolan Arenado all season) since the start of June. Stealing twice in three tries is a major bummer, but don't underestimate the worth of a .300, 25-homer hitter who could offer 90-100 runs and RBI apiece in the heart of Washington's lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros