Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Kris Bryant (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 24
Best Rank# 6# 10
Worst Rank# 37# 38
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 30
Best Rank# 26# 27
Worst Rank# 34# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs9794
Home Runs2829
RBI8796
Stolen Bases67
Batting Average.281.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 18# 23
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 20
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 24
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 14# 34
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 9# 18
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 25
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 22
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 29
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 25
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 22# 38
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 7# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 24
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 27
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 24
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 25
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 24
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 21# 24
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 27# 34
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 25
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 25
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 26# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 29
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 28
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 30
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 20# 22
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 13# 23
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 20# 24
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 31
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 21# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 16
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 16
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 17
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 37# 17
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 22# 18
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 19
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 20
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 21
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasySports
# 26# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 22
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 22
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 22
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 31# 22
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 26# 24
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 27# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 25
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 29# 28
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats389414
   
Runs5977
   
Hits106121
   
Singles6273
   
Doubles2825
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1322
   
RBI5270
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks4879
   
Strikeouts10799
   
Batting Average.273.292
   
On Base Pct.374.406
   
Slugging Pct.460.517
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.923
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552538
   
Runs9794
   
Hits155156
   
Singles8894
   
Doubles3530
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs2829
   
RBI8796
   
Stolen Bases67
   
Caught Stealing43
   
Walks7790
   
Strikeouts140121
   
Batting Average.281.290
   
On Base Pct.369.392
   
Slugging Pct.510.521
   
On-base Plus Slugging.879.913
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 Kris Bryant is out of the Cubs' lineup for their game against the Angels on Saturday. David Bote will play third base and bat eighth.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 13th
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
 Kris Bryant went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored 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
 Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a single in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, Apr 8th
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
 Kris Bryant went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in the Cubs' 6-4 loss to the Braves on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Apr 4th
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
 Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBI in the Cubs' 12-4 win over the Rangers on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Mar 29th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto hit his first home run of the season in Wednesday's win over the Phillies, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, three RBIs, and two runs scored.
Mike Maher
Wed, Apr 3rd
Notes 
 Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
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
 Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
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
 Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
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