Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Anthony Rendon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
47 of 59 experts
20%
Recommended by
12 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 27
Best Rank# 6# 19
Worst Rank# 37# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 41
Best Rank# 26# 39
Worst Rank# 34# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs9787
Home Runs2824
RBI8793
Stolen Bases65
Batting Average.281.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 18# 22
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 26
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 26# 41
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 14# 52
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 9# 27
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 22
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 29
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 42
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 22# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 42
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 7# 45
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 25
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 26
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 31
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 26# 31
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 27
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 23
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 39
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 41
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 28
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 26
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 29
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 20# 29
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 13# 28
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 33
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 20# 26
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 21# 35
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 31
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 22# 27
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 21# 26
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 26# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 23
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 22
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 27# 19
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 27# 21
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 26
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 29# 27
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 31# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 29
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 37# 33
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats389529
   
Runs5988
   
Hits106163
   
Singles6293
   
Doubles2844
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs1324
   
RBI5292
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks4855
   
Strikeouts10782
   
Batting Average.273.308
   
On Base Pct.374.374
   
Slugging Pct.460.535
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.909
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552544
   
Runs9787
   
Hits155160
   
Singles8895
   
Doubles3540
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2824
   
RBI8793
   
Stolen Bases65
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks7765
   
Strikeouts14090
   
Batting Average.281.294
   
On Base Pct.369.370
   
Slugging Pct.510.506
   
On-base Plus Slugging.879.876
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI Sunday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, three RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in Thursday's win over the Twins. The homer was his 33rd of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
 Kris Bryant went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Twins.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
 Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 11th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
 Kris Bryant (knee) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to knee soreness.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, two runs scored, and a walk in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his 32nd of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Kris Bryant went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in Monday's win over the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs and three runs scored in Saturday's win over the Marlins. The homers were his 30th and 31st of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 1st
Notes 
 Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Every single season, fantasy owners draft Rendon in the fourth or fifth round and every single year he outproduces that draft value. 2018 was no different, as he hit .308 with 24 homers, 92 RBIs and 88 runs scored in just 136 games. Don't make the mistake of letting him slip by you in the fourth again this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Rendon was the only third baseman to hit over .300 last season, and one of four third baseman to accomplish that feat in 2017. He's as good a bet for batting average as it gets at the position, and is also fully capable of delivering 25 home runs with good run and RBI totals. His stolen base totals have evaporated over the last couple years, but that shouldn't prevent him from again being a top-40 overall hitter in standard roto and categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Diminishing speed and non-elite power make Rendon boring, but he's still a tremendous hitter who has batted above .300 and slugged over .500 in each of the last two seasons. After missing time with a bruised toe earlier in 2018, he posted a .391 wOBA (a mark matched by Jose Ramirez and Nolan Arenado all season) since the start of June. Stealing twice in three tries is a major bummer, but don't underestimate the worth of a .300, 25-homer hitter who could offer 90-100 runs and RBI apiece in the heart of Washington's lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros