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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or George Springer (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 25
Best Rank# 4# 18
Worst Rank# 28# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 41
Best Rank# 8# 28
Worst Rank# 13# 47
   
Projections 
   
Runs3840
Home Runs1213
RBI4033
Stolen Bases42
Batting Average.297.282
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 31
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 68
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 28
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 29
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 28
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 25
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 29
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 23
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 28
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 26
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 28
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 34
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 29
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 9# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 8# 30
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 24
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 35
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 28
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 39
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 32
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 29
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 18
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 36
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 21
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 30
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 24
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 11# 24
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 30
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 18
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 28
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats542479
   
Runs11096
   
Hits153139
   
Singles8277
   
Doubles3220
   
Triples53
   
Home Runs3439
   
RBI11096
   
Stolen Bases126
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks10867
   
Strikeouts132113
   
Batting Average.282.290
   
On Base Pct.401.381
   
Slugging Pct.548.589
   
On-base Plus Slugging.949.970
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats195199
   
Runs3840
   
Hits5856
   
Singles3333
   
Doubles1110
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1213
   
RBI4033
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3826
   
Strikeouts4847
   
Batting Average.297.282
   
On Base Pct.411.366
   
Slugging Pct.547.524
   
On-base Plus Slugging.958.890
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
George Springer
CF,RF - HOU
George Springer
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
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
 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
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
 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
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
 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
 
 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
 
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
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
 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
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
 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
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