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Who Should I Draft?

Kris Bryant or Yordan Alvarez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
40 of 45 experts
11%
Recommended by
5 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 36
Best Rank# 16# 21
Worst Rank# 39# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 44
Best Rank# 33# 39
Worst Rank# 51# 56
   
Projections 
   
Runs3338
Home Runs1411
RBI3930
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.292.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 35# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 17# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 21# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 27# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 23# 32
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 24# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 29# 59
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 28# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 33# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 22# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 17# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 29# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 33# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 16# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 24# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 19# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 49
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 23# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 26# 21
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 23
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 36# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 30
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats313543
   
Runs58108
   
Hits98152
   
Singles4585
   
Doubles2635
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2731
   
RBI7877
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks5274
   
Strikeouts94145
   
Batting Average.313.280
   
On Base Pct.412.380
   
Slugging Pct.655.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.067.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats183202
   
Runs3338
   
Hits5358
   
Singles2832
   
Doubles1213
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI3930
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2728
   
Strikeouts5354
   
Batting Average.292.285
   
On Base Pct.381.373
   
Slugging Pct.574.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.955.884
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Yordan Alvarez (personal) hasn’t arrived in Houston for spring training 2.0 due to personal reasons.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
 The Astros are planning to have Yordan Alvarez play the field more often in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
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
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) will not play on Wednesday as previously scheduled.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 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
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) could return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
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
 Astros manager Dusty Baker says Yordan Alvarez (knee) is improving.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
Kris Bryant (ankle) and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $18.6 million deal Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Notes 
 Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 It was just an 87 game sample size but in that time, Yordan was clearly one of the top five hitters in baseball. He won't steal any bags, but 50 homers, 140 RBIs and a .320 batting average is within the realm of realistic possibilities. He comes with some risk, however, since we haven't seen it for an extended time.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
  appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic