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
FullTime Fantasy
# 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 went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
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
 Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Kris Bryant went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks, and two runs scored in the Cubs' 7-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 Rogers reports that Bryant will miss Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies with a right ankle injury.
James Bisson
Mon, Jun 10th
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
 Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
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
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