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Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Tommy Pham (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
33 of 45 experts
27%
Recommended by
12 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35# 48
Best Rank# 21# 31
Worst Rank# 60# 71
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 44# 78
Best Rank# 39# 64
Worst Rank# 56# 108
   
Projections 
   
Runs3829
Home Runs117
RBI3023
Stolen Bases27
Batting Average.283.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 22# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 30# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 39# 42
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 37
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 39# 46
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 34# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 54
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 43
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 46
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 47
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 35# 46
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 59
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 21# 43
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 32# 53
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 38
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 34
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 36# 46
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 33# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 51
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 37# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 57
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 39# 61
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 52
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 37# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 34# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 48# 71
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 42# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 71
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 31# 64
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 35# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 29# 31
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 29# 56
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 50
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 38# 37
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 40# 39
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 49# 37
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 49# 43
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 46
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 50# 36
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 55# 45
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 56# 49
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 59# 57
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 52
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats543567
   
Runs10877
   
Hits152156
   
Singles85100
   
Doubles3533
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3121
   
RBI7769
   
Stolen Bases425
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks7481
   
Strikeouts145123
   
Batting Average.280.275
   
On Base Pct.380.370
   
Slugging Pct.519.452
   
On-base Plus Slugging.900.822
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202174
   
Runs3829
   
Hits5748
   
Singles3231
   
Doubles139
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs117
   
RBI3023
   
Stolen Bases27
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2825
   
Strikeouts5444
   
Batting Average.283.279
   
On Base Pct.371.369
   
Slugging Pct.508.462
   
On-base Plus Slugging.879.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Tommy Pham
LF,CF,DH - SD
Tommy Pham
News 
 Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
Tommy Pham is expected to be ready for Opening Day, per manager Jayce Tingler. He was the designated hitter in Friday's intrasquad game.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sat, Jul 11th
 Cubs manager David Ross says he is committed to Kris Bryant as the team's leadoff hitter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
OF Tommy Pham (Coronavirus) has received two negative tests and was cleared to join the Padres for spring training 2.0.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 10th
 Following a sit down with Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant says he expects to remain with the Cubs for the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
OF Tommy Pham has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
 Third baseman Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Chicago Cubs in which he sought an extra year of service time, ensuring he won't become a free agent until after the 2021 season, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jan 29th
Tommy Pham went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the DH in Monday's 14-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Steven Boysko - The Leadoff Batter
Tue, Mar 10th
 Kris Bryant (ankle) and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $18.6 million deal Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Tommy Pham (elbow, side) could be ready to play the outfield by next Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
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
Pham tested positive for COVID-19 but has since cleared protocol with two negative tests and has rejoined his team. He was reportedly asymptomatic in any event, and it does not appear that he'll have limitations heading into the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
You really need to try to remember that Pham is already 32 because of the late start he got to his career. While he's been a top fantasy contributor for the past three years, he's at the age where skills tend to fall off. If you look at Pham's batted ball data, he still has a high exit velocity and hard-hit rate (both 82nd percentile), and his sprint speed and xOBA and xBA are all great and above average, respectively. But there are signs that a decline could take place, making him a guy you could be over-drafting at 83rd overall. He recorded the lowest launch angle of his career in 2019, which resulted in the fourth-highest groundball rate in the big leagues. What's more, he also was 128th in baseball in Brls/BBE%, tied with the likes of Adalberto Mondesi, Travis d'Arnaud, Maikel Franco, and Andrew Benintendi. Take into account his batted ball profile and his age, seeing the loss of a handful of steals and homers could make him a pick you regret, especially when you see names like Nelson Cruz, Eddie Rosario, Matt Chapman, and Nick Castellanos going after him.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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
Pham may not be the biggest name in baseball but by now, we should know he is going to give fantasy owners 20 homers, 20 steals and a strong batting average with loads of runs. He offers similar expectations to Austin Meadows but four rounds later.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic