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Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
28 of 52 experts
46%
Recommended by
24 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 37
Best Rank# 21# 20
Worst Rank# 60# 64
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 58
Best Rank# 38# 44
Worst Rank# 55# 66
   
Projections 
   
Runs3733
Home Runs1110
RBI3134
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.281.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 24# 49
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 33# 44
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 35# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 32# 41
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 37
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 34
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 57# 64
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 33# 41
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 33# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 45
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 61
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 34
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 47# 61
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 41
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 21# 31
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 36# 45
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 32# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 27# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 41
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 30# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 30# 27
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 31
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 31
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 32
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 27
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 35# 32
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 20
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 36# 35
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 36# 33
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 36# 35
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 34
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 34
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 39# 25
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 40# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 45# 27
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 47# 42
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 43
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 55# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 56# 31
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 35
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 43
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 60# 43
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats543512
   
Runs10889
   
Hits152150
   
Singles8591
   
Doubles3529
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3127
   
RBI7794
   
Stolen Bases45
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks7471
   
Strikeouts14586
   
Batting Average.280.293
   
On Base Pct.380.405
   
Slugging Pct.519.520
   
On-base Plus Slugging.900.924
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202191
   
Runs3733
   
Hits5755
   
Singles3233
   
Doubles1311
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1110
   
RBI3134
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2826
   
Strikeouts5432
   
Batting Average.281.285
   
On Base Pct.369.371
   
Slugging Pct.508.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.877.874
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
News 
 Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Marlins on Wednesday.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Oct 1st
Anthony Rizzo is not focused on his $16.5M contract option that the Cubs can exercise for 2021.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 on Sunday with a solo homer off of Reynaldo Lopez and the White Sox. He also walked once and finished the day with two runs and two RBI. The Cubs won, 10-8.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Sep 27th
Anthony Rizzo homered in the top of the first inning Wednesday to put the Cubs up 1-0. It was his 11th of the season and second in two days. For the second straight game, the Rizzo blast was the only time the Cubs scored.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 24th
 Kris Bryant was back in the Cubs' lineup on Saturday against the White Sox, hitting fifth and playing third base. He went 2-for-4 with a two-out grand slam against Dane Dunning in the fourth inning, and hit a sharp single through the right side of the infield in his previous at-bat. The Cubs lost, 9-5.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Sep 27th
Anthony Rizzo drove an eighth-inning pitch into the rightfield stands to tie the game. It was his 10th home run of the season, and the first to come with a runner on.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Sep 23rd
 Kris Bryant, who has been sidelined with an oblique injury, is back in the Cubs lineup, playing third and batting fifth on Saturday against the White Sox, as the Cubs try and clinch the NL Central division title.
Ryan Coleman
Sat, Sep 26th
Anthony Rizzo walked to lead off the bottom of the first inning Friday. He would come around to score and the run would hold up as the Cubs would win 1-0.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 19th
 Kris Bryant (oblique) is still absent from the Cubs' lineup on Thursday against the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 on Tuesday with a hit-by-pitch and RBI against the Indians. The Cubs won, 6-5.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Sep 15th
Notes 
 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
I consider 1B's less valuable and while Rizzo is a heck of a hitter, I can't draft them or him as high as equal or dual-threat guys. I do still take him before the next tier of SP, which begins with Castillo and Corbin.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 28-year-old had a fine 2019 season but are we sure there is still a lot of upside with his bat? Statcast says he may have even overachieved last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic
Consistent but lacking upside at this stage of his career. Receives a boost in OBP leagues
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  better in points
Frank Stampfl - CBS Sports