Who Should I Draft?

Khris Davis or Cody Bellinger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
37 of 59 experts
37%
Recommended by
22 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 30
Best Rank# 19# 16
Worst Rank# 57# 49
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 39
Best Rank# 37# 38
Worst Rank# 43# 50
   
Projections 
   
Runs9188
Home Runs4232
RBI11195
Stolen Bases112
Batting Average.248.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 48
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 23# 45
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 35# 37
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 31# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 25# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 34
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 28# 33
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 27# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 32
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 33# 46
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 31# 32
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 26# 31
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 44# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 19# 30
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 24# 33
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 27
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 27# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 28# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 28# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 20# 33
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 23# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 27# 32
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 22# 32
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 19# 28
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 25# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 25# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 25# 32
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 27# 39
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 27# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 30
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 25# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 25# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 24
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 26# 24
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 26# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 27
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 29# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 30# 26
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 30# 16
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 32# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 30
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 27
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 36# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 26
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 37# 29
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 37# 28
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 37# 32
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 39# 32
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 40# 34
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 28
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 46# 41
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 51# 25
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 57# 31
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 32
   
  Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats576557
   
Runs9884
   
Hits142145
   
Singles6585
   
Doubles2828
   
Triples17
   
Home Runs4825
   
RBI12376
   
Stolen Bases014
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks5969
   
Strikeouts175151
   
Batting Average.247.260
   
On Base Pct.326.343
   
Slugging Pct.549.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.874.814
   
  Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats565548
   
Runs9188
   
Hits140143
   
Singles7179
   
Doubles2728
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs4232
   
RBI11195
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks6169
   
Strikeouts174149
   
Batting Average.248.262
   
On Base Pct.322.345
   
Slugging Pct.523.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.844.851
   
  Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
News 
 Khris Davis went 0-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 12-5 win over the Rockies on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 21st
 Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs and four RBI in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 4-2 win over the Orioles on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
 Khris Davis went 3-for-6 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in Tuesday’s 21-7 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored in the Dodgers' win over the Orioles on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 Khris Davis went 1-for-3 with a two-run double in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 9th
Cody Bellinger hit his 43rd homer of the season in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Khris Davis went 0-for-5 in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
Cody Bellinger is absent from Saturday's lineup versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
Notes 
 Looking for 40 homers? Draft Davis and write it in ink. He has knocked 133 over the last three seasons with 335 RBIs in that time. The floor is as high as you'll find in the first five rounds but the batting average is almost certainly going to be around .250 again
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Last year was a major disappointment for Bellinger owners after he hit 39 homers in just 132 rookie games in 2017. He still managed to hit 25 bombs with 14 steals, however, so the floor is plenty high. At just 23 years old, we clearly haven't seen the best of Bellinger so don't be surprised if he breaks out for 50 bombs this year or next
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Consistency may be the most under-appreciated asset in fantasy baseball. Davis isn't young and flashy, and he won't help you in terms of speed or batting average, but he has delivered 40+ home runs and 100+ RBIs in three straight seasons, establishing himself as an incredibly reliable top-40 hitter in standard roto/categories leagues. In fact, he was so good last year that he finished as the 11th-best hitter. That will likely prove to be his high water mark, but there is little risk associated with using a fourth round pick on Davis.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Bellinger was always due for some negative regression after he belted 39 home runs in just 480 at-bats during his rookie 2017 season, but he should now be due for a bit of positive regression after managing just 25 home runs last year. His hard hit rate tailed off a bit, but his exit velocity and launch angle remained unchanged, so he's a good bet to return to the 30-35 HR range this year. Bellinger promisingly trimmed his strikeout rate, indicating that he should be able to keep his batting average in the .260 range even if his BABIP drops a little, and the 10-15 steals he provides give him a leg up on most other 1B-eligible players. The fact he's unlikely to hit .280-.300 keeps him a notch below Freeman, Goldschmidt, and Rizzo, but he's already the next best thing and is still just 23 years old.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Davis' consistently extends his uncanny streak of batting .247 in four straight seasons. He's also the only player to deposit at least 40 homers in each of the last three seasons. MLB's league-wide batting average dipped to .248 last season, so Oakland's slugger won't torpedo that category. And while power is now easier to find later in drafts, elite power remains a major asset. Having only played 11 games in the outfield, he won't have a position in some leagues. That utility-only label could turn him into a value, as drafters are needlessly reticent of taking such players.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
In 162 games and 84 more plate appearances than in his spectacular arrival, Bellinger hit 14 fewer home runs (25) while his ISO dropped from .315 to .210. On the bright side, he avoided significant batting-average regression by hitting .260 with a diminished strikeout rate (23.9%). The 23-year-old maintains more than enough raw power to jump back to 30 long balls, but don't overlook his 14 steals in 15 tries. This isn't a mere case of catching opponents off guard, as the 6'4" stud recorded a higher Statcast speed score (28.9) than Jose Peraza, Tim Anderson, and Ozzie Albies. He's a 30-15 candidate with upside for more, so don't let him fall too far beyond the fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros