Who Should I Draft?

Juan Soto or Rhys Hoskins (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
44 of 56 experts
21%
Recommended by
12 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 26
Best Rank# 10# 7
Worst Rank# 38# 51
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 30# 38
Best Rank# 27# 36
Worst Rank# 38# 43
   
Projections 
   
Runs9492
Home Runs2936
RBI96106
Stolen Bases75
Batting Average.290.252
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 23# 27
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 27
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 28
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 21# 22
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 18# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 30
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 40
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 22# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 21# 30
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 24# 33
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 22# 33
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 17# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 24
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 20# 51
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 19# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 24# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 19# 36
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 16# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 22# 29
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 26
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 25# 31
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 24# 36
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 24# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 29
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 20# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 25# 30
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 27# 34
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 24
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 25# 36
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 15# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 28# 31
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 35
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 22# 23
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 23# 26
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 24# 28
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 18# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 22# 27
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 32# 36
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 27
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 22# 21
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 24# 23
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 25# 7
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 28# 24
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 28# 25
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 20
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 29# 25
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 31# 23
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 34# 30
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 34# 16
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 38# 27
   
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats414558
   
Runs7789
   
Hits121137
   
Singles7365
   
Doubles2538
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2234
   
RBI7096
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks7987
   
Strikeouts99150
   
Batting Average.292.246
   
On Base Pct.406.354
   
Slugging Pct.517.496
   
On-base Plus Slugging.923.850
   
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats538549
   
Runs9492
   
Hits156138
   
Singles9470
   
Doubles3031
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2936
   
RBI96106
   
Stolen Bases75
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks9083
   
Strikeouts121142
   
Batting Average.290.252
   
On Base Pct.392.351
   
Slugging Pct.521.514
   
On-base Plus Slugging.913.864
   
  Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
News 
 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
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two walks in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, one run scored, and a walk in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and one run scored in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 22nd
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-3 with a walk in the team's win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday and is now 0-for-12 over his last three games.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and three RBIs in Saturday's win over the Chicago Cubs.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 19th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks in Thursday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
 Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 0-for-4 with a walk in Thursday's win over the New York Mets.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 17th
Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored, and a walk in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
Notes 
 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
Although his slugging percentage dropped from .618 to .496, Hoskins still popped 34 homers in his first full season. Boasting MLB's highest fly-ball rate (51.7%) and launch angle (22.6°) of all qualified hitters, drafters can expect more of the same. Yet it will come at the cost of batting average, and he'll only offer a handful of steals when pitchers aren't looking. Last year's 48th-ranked hitter on ESPN's Player Rater probably needs 40-plus homers to validate his hefty cost. At least he'll get plenty of RBI opportunities hitting alongside Bryce Harper.
Andrew Gould - 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
At 25 years old, Hoskins has quickly established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game, swatting an impressive 52 home runs through his first 728 Major League at bats. That power output should continue in 2019 and come with strong run production in a loaded Phillies lineup. Hoskins doesn't project to be a major asset in stolen bases or batting average, but his handful of steals and .250-ish average will hardly kill you. With a solid floor and tantalizing upside, Hoskins is right there with Cody Bellinger as the next generation of studs at the position.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Hoskins has plenty of power, as evidenced by his 52 homers in just 728 career at-bats, but his career batting average now sits at .249. There will surely be plenty or runs and RBIs once again, but there isn't much value in grabbing him during any of the first five rounds.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros