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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
51%
Recommended by
23 of 45 experts
49%
Recommended by
22 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 10
Best Rank# 4# 5
Worst Rank# 28# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 11
Best Rank# 8# 9
Worst Rank# 13# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs3837
Home Runs1315
RBI4043
Stolen Bases41
Batting Average.299.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 10# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 7# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 11
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 4# 8
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 9# 10
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 8# 9
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 5# 11
   
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
# 9# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 6# 8
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 10
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 5# 9
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 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
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 9
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 9
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 11# 7
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 11# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 9
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 7
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 15# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 28# 8
   
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
   
Runs3837
   
Hits5865
   
Singles3336
   
Doubles1213
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1315
   
RBI4043
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3923
   
Strikeouts4838
   
Batting Average.299.305
   
On Base Pct.415.375
   
Slugging Pct.552.573
   
On-base Plus Slugging.968.948
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
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
Nolan Arenado hit his second homer of the spring on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
 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
Thomas Harding of MLB.com writes that Nolan Arenado is feeling disrespected by the Rockies' front office.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jan 20th
 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
The Rockies and Cardinals are reportedly exchanging names that could be involved in a trade centering on Nolan Arenado.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
 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
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports Nolan Arenado has a "50/50" chance of being traded this off-season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 2nd
 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
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
 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
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
 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
Arenado won't steal any bases, but besides Trout, this is the most consistent and reliable bat in the majors. If he doesn't get traded, he is a virtual lock to again finish among the top 10 fantasy hitters and you just may be able to snag him at the end of the first round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  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