Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Eugenio Suarez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
55 of 56 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 35
Best Rank# 6# 25
Worst Rank# 37# 65
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 55
Best Rank# 26# 52
Worst Rank# 34# 57
   
Projections 
   
Runs9783
Home Runs2830
RBI8795
Stolen Bases64
Batting Average.281.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 18# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 52
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 37
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 26# 64
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 14# 36
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 9# 28
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 22# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 20# 31
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 32# 57
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 23# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 39
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 26# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 23# 37
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 27# 28
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 21# 50
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 22# 56
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 31# 42
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 37# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 35
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 7# 29
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 28# 37
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 23# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 21# 30
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 28# 65
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 6# 47
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 31# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 30
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 26# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 23# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 21# 31
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 21# 47
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 13# 48
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 52
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 21# 35
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 27# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 22# 35
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 23# 31
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 20# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 26# 32
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 29# 35
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 57
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 20# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 30
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 43
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 26# 36
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 20# 35
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 13# 35
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 20# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 21# 50
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 22# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 33# 42
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 21# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 26# 39
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 35# 31
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats389527
   
Runs5979
   
Hits106149
   
Singles6291
   
Doubles2822
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs1334
   
RBI52104
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks4864
   
Strikeouts107142
   
Batting Average.273.283
   
On Base Pct.374.366
   
Slugging Pct.460.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.892
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats552547
   
Runs9783
   
Hits155146
   
Singles8889
   
Doubles3526
   
Triples42
   
Home Runs2830
   
RBI8795
   
Stolen Bases64
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks7766
   
Strikeouts140143
   
Batting Average.281.268
   
On Base Pct.369.347
   
Slugging Pct.510.488
   
On-base Plus Slugging.879.835
   
  Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Eugenio Suarez
3B - CIN
Eugenio Suarez
News 
 Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Reds' 7-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 Kris Bryant went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks, and two runs scored in the Cubs' 7-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Jun 14th
Eugenio Suarez went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in the Reds' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
 Rogers reports that Bryant will miss Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies with a right ankle injury.
James Bisson
Mon, Jun 10th
Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez is starting at third base and batting third for Friday's matchup against the Washington Nationals.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
 Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
Eugenio Suarez left Wednesday's game versus the Pirates after getting hit by a pitch on the hand.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 29th
 Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in the Reds' 6-5 win over the Cubs on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 24th
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
In the first half last year, Suarez was sensational, hitting 19 homers with 71 RBIs while batting .312. The second half wasn't as pretty, so we may see him take a step back in 2019, but you can still bank on 30+ homers and around 100 RBIs with a decent batting average
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
Suarez was among the league leaders in hard contact rate last season, and the result was a career high .283 batting average, 34 home runs, and 104 RBIs. His BABIP and HR/FB rate were both a little inflated, so some regression should be expected to his average and power output. Look for him to hit closer to his .264 career mark, while hitting around 30 homers and again driving in plenty of runs in an improved Reds lineup.
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
One of the game's most underappreciated stars, Suarez leveraged a massive hard-hit uptick into a career-high 34 homers. Yet his fly-ball rate (37.1%) stayed exactly the same as 2017, when he circled the bases 26 times. He's likely to split the difference, and a subpar second half (.245/.322/.463) will only fuel more skepticism. Yet it'd be foolish to ignore the other MVP-caliber half (.312/.399/.574). The 27-year-old third baseman could still offer a .275 average with around 30 homers and strong counting numbers around pick 50.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros