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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Cody Bellinger (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
41 of 41 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 4
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 3# 7
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 4
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 2# 5
   
Projections 
   
Runs110101
Home Runs4138
RBI99104
Stolen Bases1513
Batting Average.303.290
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 4
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 5
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 4
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 4
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 7
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 4
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 4
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 4
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 4
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 4
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 1# 4
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 4
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 5
   
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Sporfolio
# 1# 4
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 4
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 4
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 1# 4
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 4
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 4
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 7
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 4
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 4
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 4
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 4
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 5
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 4
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 1# 4
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 1# 5
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 1# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats470558
   
Runs110121
   
Hits138170
   
Singles6486
   
Doubles2734
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs4547
   
RBI104115
   
Stolen Bases1115
   
Caught Stealing25
   
Walks11095
   
Strikeouts120108
   
Batting Average.294.305
   
On Base Pct.440.406
   
Slugging Pct.647.629
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.0871.035
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats479518
   
Runs110101
   
Hits145151
   
Singles7378
   
Doubles2730
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs4138
   
RBI99104
   
Stolen Bases1513
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks11281
   
Strikeouts124119
   
Batting Average.303.290
   
On Base Pct.436.386
   
Slugging Pct.620.579
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.056.965
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
News 
  Cody Bellinger (back) is in the Dodgers' lineup on Thursday versus the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Mar 5th
  Cody Bellinger was scratched earlier this week and is not in the lineup today due to “side discomfort”, however, Ken Gurnick reported today that it was due to a knot in Bellinger’s back. There were rumblings about the issue occurring after Bellinger’s viral Top Golf video. The reigning MVP is not in the lineup today but is working out in full.
Matthew Davis
Wed, Mar 4th
  Cody Bellinger was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Reds with side discomfort.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Mar 2nd
  Cody Bellinger signed a one-year, $11.5 million contract with Los Angeles on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Notes 
 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
Bellinger had a tremendous season, drastically improving his walk rate and cutting his strikeout rate, and setting career highs in each of the five standard rotisserie categories. If there's a knock on Bellinger's season, it's that so much of his production came in the first half, and particularly in March where he batted .431 with 14 home runs. Beginning in June, he batted .280 or lower in each month, and he batted just .261 in the second half. But the numbers all count, and although it's reasonable to expect Bellinger to take a slight step back from his overall 2019 numbers, it still leaves him as a top-five pick.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Although Mike Trout has missed some time, they've mostly been flukey injuries. Had he stayed healthy, we may have been talking about 55 homers with 15 steals and a .300 average. His consistency alone makes him the number one overall pick just ahead of Acuna.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
After his ridiculous start in April, Bellinger cooled off for sure, but still played at a 43 HR, 102 RBI, 116 R, 13 SB, .274 pace. He doesn't come with the risk some are suggesting as let's remember, he was still just 23 years old in his down season of 2018. You can draft him in the top-five with confidence but behind Trout, Acuna and Betts.
Bobby Sylvester - 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 fromTrout 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
I project regression across the board. 30-35 HRs, 8-13 SBs in 2020 rather than his 47/15 2019. Still a really strong season, still qualifies in the outfield and a slightly better Dodger than Betts with upside to provide 40/15 if his regression is less severe than my projections. Thats why he ranks ahead of Betts but behind the dual-threat middle infielders at picks 4-6.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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