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Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Nolan Arenado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
30 of 52 experts
42%
Recommended by
22 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 10
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 20# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 10
Best Rank# 8# 9
Worst Rank# 13# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs3836
Home Runs1214
RBI3943
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.296.302
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 10
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 4# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 4# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 11
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 8
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 5# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 7# 11
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 9# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 8
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 10
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 12# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 9
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 5# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 5
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 8
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 8
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 10# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 10# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 9
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 9
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 11# 7
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 11# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 7
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 11# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 9
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 13# 9
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 8
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats542588
   
Runs110102
   
Hits153184
   
Singles82110
   
Doubles3231
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs3441
   
RBI110118
   
Stolen Bases123
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks10862
   
Strikeouts13293
   
Batting Average.282.313
   
On Base Pct.401.378
   
Slugging Pct.548.582
   
On-base Plus Slugging.949.959
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats195212
   
Runs3836
   
Hits5864
   
Singles3237
   
Doubles1112
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1214
   
RBI3943
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3823
   
Strikeouts4739
   
Batting Average.296.302
   
On Base Pct.410.371
   
Slugging Pct.548.565
   
On-base Plus Slugging.958.937
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
News 
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk during Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 24th
The Colorado Rockies placed Nolan Arenado on the 10-day injured list with left AC join inflammation and a left shoulder bone bruise.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 21st
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-6 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored across both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Miami Marlins.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 19th
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is undergoing tests on his sore left shoulder and could be shut down for the rest of the season, according to Rockies Beat writer Patrick Saunders.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 20th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-3 with a double, three walks, three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Braves. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 12th
Nolan Arenado went 0-for-4 as the Rockies lost to the Dodgers 9-3 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 18th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-2 with three walks, an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Braves. The steal was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 11th
Nolan Arenado (shoulder) returned to Tuesday's lineup against the A's.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 15th
 Nationals manager Dave Martinez says that, as of now, Juan Soto (elbow) will be the team's DH on Tuesday against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 8th
Nolan Arenado was absent from Sunday's lineup due to an AC joint issue in his left shoulder.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 14th
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
Your goal in the first round is to not screw up the pick. With Arenado, you're getting arguably the safest player in the round not named Mike Trout on a year-to-year basis. It's now been four straight years with at least 37 homers, a .294 average, 100 runs and 110 RBIs.
Michael Waterloo - 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
There's very little to say about Arenado at this point. He's batted between .287 and .315, hit between 37 and 42 home runs, and driven in between 97 and 116 runs in each of the last five years. Entering his age-29 season, there are simply no concerns about Arenado so long as he remains in Colorado all year, though that is admittedly a bit of a question mark at this point. But really, so long as you are comfortable that you won't get steals from your first-round pick, there's no reason to shy away from Arenado whatsoever.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Could be a top-3 pick in 2021 fantasy drafts. ADP for his season is banking on him taking that step forward, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Consecutive years of diminished stolen bases by Altuve and a drop off in elite strikeout SPs puts me in a place to select a "slugger only" player and Arenado is one of the best.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Have we just gotten bored of drafting him in the top 5? Not worried about his numbers even if traded
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros