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Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Patrick Corbin (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
30 of 55 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 47# 52
Best Rank# 26# 26
Worst Rank# 83# 124
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45# 35
Best Rank# 38# 29
Worst Rank# 55# 53
   
Projections 
   
Runs37
Home Runs119
RBI31
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.281
Strikeouts5479
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.83
WHIP1.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 49# 50
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 68
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 83# 124
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 53# 65
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 78
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 54# 62
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 60
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 84
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 36# 100
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 50
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 41# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 28# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 41# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 41# 106
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 43# 73
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 42# 50
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 43
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 75# 93
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 49# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 49# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 65
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 26# 81
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 53# 91
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 45# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 61# 94
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 63
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 39# 50
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 39
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 46
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 50# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 51# 41
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 52# 51
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 48
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 52# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 54# 45
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 47
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 54# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 26
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 59# 38
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 65# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 39
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 40
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 74# 58
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 77# 55
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 78# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 78# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 82# 41
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs108
   
Home Runs3124
   
RBI77
   
Stolen Bases4
   
Batting Avg.280
   
Strikeouts145238
   
Wins14
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.25
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs37
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI31
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts5479
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.83
   
WHIP1.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
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
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out three over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the New York Mets. The loss drops him to 2-7 on the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 25th
 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
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed seven earned runs on 14 hits and no walks while striking out seven over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The loss drops him to 2-6 on the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 20th
 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
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out eight over seven innings in Saturday's loss to the Braves.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 13th
 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
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed five earned runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out six over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 7th
 Kris Bryant (oblique) is still absent from the Cubs' lineup on Thursday against the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies. The loss drops him to 2-3 on the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 2nd
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
Strikeouts: they're addictive and why Corbin is higher on my list than maybe he deserves. His potential to get them. Nice schedule and park effects in the 60 game sprint structure of this season. Orioles, Mets, Marlins, Rays.
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
Why is Patrick Corbin being underrated? Sure, his 2018 season raised eyebrows in a contract year, but he backed it up in 2019, which typically silences the critics. Instead, you're getting a safe - albeit with limited No. 1 upside potential - ace in the fifth round. Take it the value and run. Corbin allows you to either load up with hitters early on and have him as your fallback option, or he allows you to have two aces to give you a leg-up on your competition.
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
Corbin largely followed up on his breakout 2018 season with the Nationals last year, again reaching the 200-inning plateau and pitching to a low-3.00 ERA. He continued to lean heavily on his outstanding slider, against which batters hit just .158. His walk rate and strikeout rate rose and fell just a tad from his peak, a trend that fantasy owners can expect to continue. But Corbin's baseline is excellent and even with further slow decline in skills, he should be an outstanding starter for a fantasy rotation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic
About as consistent as you can get. Tremendous option if you decide to go hitter-hitter or even hitter-hitter-hitter to start.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Has put up back-to-back seasons with 200 IP, 230+ strikeouts, and an ERA in the low 3s
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros