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
64%
Recommended by
36 of 56 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 56 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
Going For 2
# 23# 45
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 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
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 27# 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
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 25# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 27# 28
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 28# 36
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 25# 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
   
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 2-for-4 with two singles on Friday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 22nd
Cody Bellinger hit his 25th homer of the year in Friday's 4-2 win over the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 22nd
 Khris Davis went 1-for-4 with a home run on Sunday against the Mariners.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 17th
Cody Bellinger went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 3-2 on Sunday Night Baseball.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 17th
 Khris Davis went 1-for-4 with a walk, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Saturday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 16th
Cody Bellinger went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base as the Dodgers fell to the Cubs 2-1 on Saturday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a single, home run, one RBI, and one run scored against Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
Cody Bellinger went 3-for-4 with two homers, two RBI, and two runs scored in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 14th
 Khris Davis went 2-for-5 with a home run, single, three RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Texas.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 10th
Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a single in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Angels.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
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