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Who Should I Draft?

Keston Hiura or Kris Bryant (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
23 of 45 experts
49%
Recommended by
22 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 33# 35
Best Rank# 19# 21
Worst Rank# 67# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 49# 44
Best Rank# 42# 39
Worst Rank# 66# 56
   
Projections 
   
Runs3138
Home Runs1111
RBI3230
Stolen Bases52
Batting Average.282.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 49# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 24# 50
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 30# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 34
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 40# 41
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 31# 32
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 59
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 35# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 29# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 37# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 37# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 38# 49
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 36# 55
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 34# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 36# 35
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 36# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 33
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 36
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 38# 29
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 21
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 29
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 39# 33
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 40# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 40# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 41# 40
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 42# 39
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 44# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 55# 30
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 55# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 67# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats314543
   
Runs51108
   
Hits95152
   
Singles5185
   
Doubles2335
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1931
   
RBI4977
   
Stolen Bases94
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks2574
   
Strikeouts107145
   
Batting Average.303.280
   
On Base Pct.368.380
   
Slugging Pct.570.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.938.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202202
   
Runs3138
   
Hits5757
   
Singles3232
   
Doubles1313
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI3230
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1528
   
Strikeouts6154
   
Batting Average.282.283
   
On Base Pct.333.371
   
Slugging Pct.512.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.879
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
  Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
  Cubs manager David Ross says he is committed to Kris Bryant as the team's leadoff hitter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
  Following a sit down with Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant says he expects to remain with the Cubs for the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
  Third baseman Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Chicago Cubs in which he sought an extra year of service time, ensuring he won't become a free agent until after the 2021 season, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jan 29th
  Kris Bryant (ankle) and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $18.6 million deal Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Notes 
 Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
With Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic