Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
34 of 59 experts
42%
Recommended by
25 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 24
Best Rank# 6# 17
Worst Rank# 37# 36
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 34
Best Rank# 26# 29
Worst Rank# 34# 37
   
Projections 
   
Runs9788
Home Runs2829
RBI87100
Stolen Bases67
Batting Average.281.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 18# 21
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 25
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 14# 29
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 9# 24
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 23
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 21
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 30
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 24
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 7# 34
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 22
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 23
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 24
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 22
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 22
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 24
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 29
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 23
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 26
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 23
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 20# 26
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 13# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 21# 25
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 20# 23
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 21# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 36
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 21# 22
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 22# 19
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 22# 19
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 20
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 21
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 26# 24
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 26# 22
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 24
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 26# 23
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 22
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 27# 17
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 27# 22
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 20
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 28# 27
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 20
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 23
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 22
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 29# 26
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 25
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 31# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 25
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 37# 27
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats389566
   
Runs5974
   
Hits106160
   
Singles62105
   
Doubles2829
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1325
   
RBI52101
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks4870
   
Strikeouts10780
   
Batting Average.273.283
   
On Base Pct.374.376
   
Slugging Pct.460.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.846
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552557
   
Runs9788
   
Hits155157
   
Singles8893
   
Doubles3532
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2829
   
RBI87100
   
Stolen Bases67
   
Caught Stealing44
   
Walks7775
   
Strikeouts14087
   
Batting Average.281.281
   
On Base Pct.369.367
   
Slugging Pct.510.501
   
On-base Plus Slugging.879.867
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 X-rays on Kris Bryant's ankle came back negative on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
 Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI Sunday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Anthony Rizzo exited Sunday's game against the Pirates in the third inning with an apparent right ankle injury.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and two runs in Friday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 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
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
 Kris Bryant (knee) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to knee soreness.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
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
Rizzo took a major step backwards in the first half last year, but his final line of 25 homers, 101 RBIs and a .283 batting average ended up being about as good as his average season. We were drafting him in the 3rd round last year so don't hesitate to scoop him up for a discount 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
Rizzo's streak of four consecutive 30-HR seasons came to an end in 2018, but he's still working on a streak of four straight 100-RBI seasons, and his batted ball profile suggests he's still the same player he's always been. He's an asset in all five standard rotisserie categories, and has finished as a top-five fantasy first baseman in four of the last five seasons (he was eighth in 2016). With that level of high-end production and consistency, Rizzo belongs in the same breath as Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt as the top options at an increasingly-scarce position.
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
For the first time since 2014, Rizzo fell short of 30 homers (25) and a .500 slugging percentage (.470). An atrocious April in which he batted .149 with one extra-base hit is entirely to blame. He hit his fewest fly balls (37.3%) since 2012, but the accompanying career bests in contact (85.1%), strikeout (12.0%) and line-drive (24.7%) rate did not show fully in his .283 average. Either he sustains these profile changes and inches closer to batting .300, or he regains enough of his power stroke to leap back to 30 long balls. Or both. Either way, Rizzo, who batted .303/.393/.512 after an atrocious April, is a sturdy foundational piece worth grabbing in the third or fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros