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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Bryce Harper (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
44 of 45 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 17
Best Rank# 4# 10
Worst Rank# 28# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 21
Best Rank# 8# 18
Worst Rank# 13# 26
   
Projections 
   
Runs3836
Home Runs1213
RBI4039
Stolen Bases44
Batting Average.297.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 25
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 15
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 18
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 16
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 18
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 18
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 9# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 8# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 13
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 20
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 18
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 20
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 17
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 19
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 11# 18
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 14
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats542573
   
Runs11098
   
Hits153149
   
Singles8277
   
Doubles3236
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs3435
   
RBI110114
   
Stolen Bases1215
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks10899
   
Strikeouts132178
   
Batting Average.282.260
   
On Base Pct.401.372
   
Slugging Pct.548.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.949.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats195193
   
Runs3836
   
Hits5852
   
Singles3326
   
Doubles1111
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1213
   
RBI4039
   
Stolen Bases44
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3838
   
Strikeouts4861
   
Batting Average.297.267
   
On Base Pct.411.386
   
Slugging Pct.547.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.958.910
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
News 
 Juan Soto came into contact with a teammate that tested positive for coronavirus, and is currently isolating away from Nationals Park.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
Bryce Harper (toe) suffered a bruised left big toe after getting hit by a pitch on Tuesday and will return to the field on Friday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Mar 10th
 The Nationals called off Monday‚Äôs workout due to concerns with a delay in getting back COVID-19 test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper was removed from Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Twins after being hit by a pitch in the right foot.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, a walk, an RBI, and two stolen bases in Saturday's win over the Red Sox. The steals were his second and third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-2 with two doubles in Thursday's Spring matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The homer was his third of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-1 with two RBI, two walks, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles. The steal was his second in as many days.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The home runs were his first two of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
Notes 
 In OBP leagues, you can make the case for Soto to be the third player off the board, as his plate discipline may just be the best in the league. He's only going to get better, too, as there's more room for power growth in his game. His plate discipline gives him a safe floor moving forward, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
By this point, we all know the answer to the Mike Trout vs. Harper discussion, but that doesn't mean that Harper still isn't one hell of a player. Was he pressing early in Philadelphia with the pressure of a new contract in a new city? I think he was, as his second-half numbers show quite the turnaround, especially with his strikeout rate. His xBA and xwOBA also indicate that Harper underperformed last season. It should surprise no one if Harper were to contend for an MVP this season. He should be bumped up higher in OBP leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 It seemed impossible that Soto could be even better than his rookie year but that is just what we got with 34 homers, 110 RBIs, 110 runs and a .282 batting average to go with 12 steals. Considering how young he is, we may see even more in 2020 which would make his second round ADP a steal.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Unlike Aaron Judge, who is also going at the end of the second round, Harper has only missed 8 games in the last two seasons. He might not have as much power or the reliable batting average, but there is something to be said for health and the extra 10 steals.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 I have some concerns that the stolen bases aren't going to develop like his offensive potential has and will continue to. He has Top 5 potential if he can become a 15-20 Stolen Base guy on top of his immense upside with the bat. He would rank higher if I felt more optimistic about the SBs.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Harper is almost a lock for 30 home runs and double-digit steals. He hasn't been Mike Trout's equal, as many expected after the High School SI cover, but that doesn't mean he isn't an elite Fantasy player. His ADP doesn't reflect how high his floor is or the potential for a 40/20 season. 2020 is a big year for Harper in the Philly Band Box.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Not a big fan of Harper (He is overrated), but he does have some big time potential going into his second year in Philly. If he gets his average up to 280+ he should be a high end five category contributor.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy