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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Christian Yelich (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
27 of 53 experts
49%
Recommended by
26 of 53 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 3
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 10# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 3# 2
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 3
   
Projections 
   
Runs3940
Home Runs1315
RBI3836
Stolen Bases85
Batting Average.315.306
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 6
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 2
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 3
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 3
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 10# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 3
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 7
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 8
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 5
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 2# 5
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 6
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 1# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 3
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 3
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 5
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 10
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 2# 8
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 3# 1
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 3# 1
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 1
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 1
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 4# 1
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 3# 1
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 3# 1
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 1
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 3# 1
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 1
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 3# 1
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 2
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 2
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 4# 2
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 2
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 2
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 4# 2
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 2
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 3# 2
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 2
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 3# 2
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 3# 2
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 3# 2
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 3# 2
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 4# 2
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 3
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats489470
   
Runs100110
   
Hits161138
   
Singles8564
   
Doubles2927
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs4445
   
RBI97104
   
Stolen Bases3011
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks80110
   
Strikeouts118120
   
Batting Average.329.294
   
On Base Pct.429.440
   
Slugging Pct.671.647
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.1001.087
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats202172
   
Runs3940
   
Hits6453
   
Singles3727
   
Doubles1210
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1315
   
RBI3836
   
Stolen Bases85
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3041
   
Strikeouts4945
   
Batting Average.315.306
   
On Base Pct.402.439
   
Slugging Pct.574.620
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9771.059
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
News 
 Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 with a home run, triple, three RBI, two walks and an additional run scored in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Reds.
Brad Camara
Sun, Aug 9th
Mike Trout went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, sacrifice fly, two RBI's, and a walk in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Athletics.
Dave Kluge
Thu, Aug 13th
 Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a two run home run in Friday's 8-3 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 8th
Mike Trout went 4-for-5 with two home runs, four runs, and three RBI's in Monday's 10-9 win over the Athletics.
Dave Kluge
Tue, Aug 11th
 Christian Yelich went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, four walks and three runs scored in Thursday's 8-3 win over the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 7th
Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a single, home run, and two RBI's in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers.
Dave Kluge
Sat, Aug 8th
 Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Monday's 6-4 loss to the White Sox.
Brad Camara
Tue, Aug 4th
Mike Trout went 1-for-5 with a run in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Mariners.
Dave Kluge
Fri, Aug 7th
 Christian Yelich went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Pirates.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 30th
Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI's in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Mariners.
Dave Kluge
Thu, Aug 6th
Notes 
 The late start to the season helps Yelich and his managers, as his knee is no longer a concern. There's a care to be made for taking him anywhere from first to fifth overall, but his production over the past few years doesn't lie. He'll give you a .300 average with double-digit homers and steals in a solid lineup.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Potential verse reliability is the question here. Acuna and Trout are likely to have comparable home run totals while Acuna should steal more bases. We know what we're getting from Trout and with Rendon in the lineup, maybe 2020 is a career year. It wouldn't surprise me to see Acuna have the better statistical 2020, but Trout's reliability gets my pick at #1.1.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 Yelich followed up his preposterous 2018 season with an even better one in 2019, batting .329 with 44 home runs and 30 steals in just 130 games. His ridiculous 35% HR/FB rate regressed as expected, but only to a still nonsensical 32.8%, best in MLB. The issue with Yelich for 2020 has nothing to do with his talent, but is instead all about the fractured kneecap that prematurely ended his season. He's reportedly on track to be ready by Opening Day, but there's obviously a modicum of risk to factor in.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Having Trout third feels weird, but there are concerns with his wife's due date in August for how much time Trout will miss. Even, on the low end, 45 games of Trout is better than the vast majority of the league. He could miss more time than anticipated, or not miss much at all. It's worth baking in the risk here, but moving him lower than third overall as the safest player to return value in the first round, is a mistake.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Appears to be fully healthy entering spring training
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Trout may not be the clear-cut number one player in fantasy this year, but that's of no fault of his own, as he's coming off one of his best seasons ever, with a career-high 45 home runs in just 134 games. If you were desperate to find a knock on Trout, it's that he hasn't topped 140 games in any of his last three seasons, and his 11 stolen bases last year tied his low in a single season. But that's all window dressing on a truly special player who is obviously a top-three pick at worst.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  It would be nice if he stole 20 bases again but I mean...it's Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros