Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Christian Yelich (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 7
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 2# 23
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 7
Best Rank# 1# 6
Worst Rank# 1# 9
   
Projections 
   
Runs114103
Home Runs3828
RBI9794
Stolen Bases2317
Batting Average.308.303
   
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# 1# 9
   
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# 1# 4
   
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# 1# 5
   
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# 1# 3
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 1# 7
   
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# 1# 9
   
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USA Today
# 1# 5
   
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# 1# 4
   
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# 1# 3
   
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# 1# 11
   
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# 1# 14
   
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  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats471574
   
Runs101118
   
Hits147187
   
Singles80110
   
Doubles2434
   
Triples47
   
Home Runs3936
   
RBI79110
   
Stolen Bases2422
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks12268
   
Strikeouts124135
   
Batting Average.312.326
   
On Base Pct.460.403
   
Slugging Pct.629.598
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.0881.000
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats509575
   
Runs114103
   
Hits157174
   
Singles85107
   
Doubles2935
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3828
   
RBI9794
   
Stolen Bases2317
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks11872
   
Strikeouts126133
   
Batting Average.308.303
   
On Base Pct.438.380
   
Slugging Pct.609.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.048.904
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
 Mike Trout went 4-for-5 with two singles, a double, one homer, three RBI, and two runs scored on Monday against Toronto.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 18th
Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a walk, single, home run, two RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday against the Rays.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, Jun 17th
Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
 Mike Trout went 1-for-3 with two walks, a double, and one run scored on Friday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Brewers' 10-8 loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run on Monday against the Dodgers.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 11th
Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 5-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with a walk, triple, home run, one RBI, and two runs scored on Saturday against the Mariners.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Brewers' 5-1 win over the Marlins on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Notes 
 Congratulations on landing the first pick. Your reward is Trout, a super-duper-star who is somehow getting better. The Angels stud set career highs in walk rate (20.1%), OBP (.460), wOBA (.447), and wRC+ (191) during his seventh season. He has cleared a .300 batting average in each of the last three years and averaged 33.6 homers per season after popping 39 in 2018. The floor and ceiling remain sky-high despite missing time over the past two years.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
There is no denying that Yelich was a first round value in 2018 and perhaps even the #1 fantasy asset thanks to a .326 average with 36 homers, 22 steals and 110+ runs and RBIs. These numbers blew away his career marks, however, so projection models all have him regressing to a high-end second round value this year
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 As long as Mike Trout continues to put up 30+ homers, 20+ steals, 100+ runs and bat .300 every season, you can bet he will be worth the first overall pick. Chances are, we have another decade of this consistent dominance.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
After several quietly productive seasons in Miami, Yelich was the biggest breakout star in MLB during his first season in Milwaukee, finishing tied with J.D. Martinez as the most valuable player overall in standard 5x5 roto/categories leagues. Yelich showed skills progression with a top-10 hard contact rate, was more aggressive on the base paths, and benefited from a major ballpark and lineup upgrade. His numbers were also driven by an unsustainable 35.0 percent HR/FB rate and a .373 BABIP that was a tad high even for a guy who generally excels in that metric. It's therefore prudent to expect Yelich to give back some homers and batting average, and he probably won't swipe quite as many bags either. But even if he goes .300-28-18 instead of .326-36-22, he can still be a top-five outfielder, especially when you consider the plus run production numbers he's sure to accrue in Milwaukee.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Trout only played 140 games in 2018 due to a brief DL stint, but he still finished as the eighth-most valuable hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. It was the second straight season Trout missed time with injuries, but that is just about the only fault you can find in his fantasy game. Consistently excellent when he's on the field, expect him to once again approach 40 HRs with 20+ steals and a batting average over .300.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Anyone sick of hearing about launch angle will relish Yelich's MVP campaign. Sure, the career .297/.375/.463 hitter has proven capable of hitting for a high average with above-average power despite his lofty ground-ball rates. But 35% of his fly balls cleared the fences for his 36 home runs. No other qualified hitter posted a HR/FB% above 30. He's more likely to hit 25-30 homers, which is still great if he can swipe around 20 more bags for the Brewers. There's enough five-category goodness to keep him in the first round, but also enough regression concern to push him toward the latter half of it.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros