Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Anthony Rizzo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 24
Best Rank# 17# 10
Worst Rank# 34# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 30
Best Rank# 29# 27
Worst Rank# 37# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs8894
Home Runs2929
RBI10096
Stolen Bases77
Batting Average.281.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 21# 23
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 29# 34
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 23# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 21# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 29
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 22# 24
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 19# 38
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 21# 22
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 22# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 23# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 22
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 22# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 22# 24
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 24# 25
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 23# 24
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 17# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 23# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 24# 27
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 26# 28
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 20# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 23# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 22# 30
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 23# 24
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 25# 31
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 22# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 22# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 26# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 25# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 16
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 25# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 17
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 27# 17
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 19# 18
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 24# 18
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 20# 19
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 23# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 26# 20
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 20
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 34# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 24# 21
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasySports
# 23# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 24# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 22
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 26# 22
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 24# 23
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 30# 25
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats566414
   
Runs7477
   
Hits160121
   
Singles10573
   
Doubles2925
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2522
   
RBI10170
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks7079
   
Strikeouts8099
   
Batting Average.283.292
   
On Base Pct.376.406
   
Slugging Pct.470.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.846.923
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats557538
   
Runs8894
   
Hits157156
   
Singles9394
   
Doubles3230
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2929
   
RBI10096
   
Stolen Bases77
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks7590
   
Strikeouts87121
   
Batting Average.281.290
   
On Base Pct.367.392
   
Slugging Pct.501.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.867.913
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 Anthony Rizzo wen 1-for-2 with an RBI triple and two walks in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 20th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Colorado Rockies. The steal was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Apr 23rd
 Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-4 with one strikeout in the Cubs' 4-0 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Apr 17th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Apr 18th
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Angels on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Apr 12th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 15th
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI, and three strikeouts Monday against the Pirates.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Apr 9th
Washington outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and two walks in Tuesday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Mike Maher
Tue, Apr 9th
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the Cubs' 9-4 loss to the Braves on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Apr 5th
Washington outfielder Juan Soto went 0-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in Sunday's win over the New York Mets.
Mike Maher
Mon, Apr 8th
Notes 
 Rizzo took a major step backwards in the first half last year, but his final line of 25 homers, 101 RBIs and a .283 batting average ended up being about as good as his average season. We were drafting him in the 3rd round last year so don't hesitate to scoop him up for a discount this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 Rizzo's streak of four consecutive 30-HR seasons came to an end in 2018, but he's still working on a streak of four straight 100-RBI seasons, and his batted ball profile suggests he's still the same player he's always been. He's an asset in all five standard rotisserie categories, and has finished as a top-five fantasy first baseman in four of the last five seasons (he was eighth in 2016). With that level of high-end production and consistency, Rizzo belongs in the same breath as Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt as the top options at an increasingly-scarce position.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 For the first time since 2014, Rizzo fell short of 30 homers (25) and a .500 slugging percentage (.470). An atrocious April in which he batted .149 with one extra-base hit is entirely to blame. He hit his fewest fly balls (37.3%) since 2012, but the accompanying career bests in contact (85.1%), strikeout (12.0%) and line-drive (24.7%) rate did not show fully in his .283 average. Either he sustains these profile changes and inches closer to batting .300, or he regains enough of his power stroke to leap back to 30 long balls. Or both. Either way, Rizzo, who batted .303/.393/.512 after an atrocious April, is a sturdy foundational piece worth grabbing in the third or fourth round.
Andrew Gould - 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