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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Juan Soto (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
43 of 46 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 10
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 14# 28
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 12
Best Rank# 1# 8
Worst Rank# 2# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs4038
Home Runs1512
RBI3540
Stolen Bases54
Batting Average.308.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 20
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 9
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 6
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 4
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 2# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 1# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 10
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 6
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 10
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 11
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 1# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 8
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 20
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 1# 11
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 1# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 10
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 1# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 5
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 11
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats470542
   
Runs110110
   
Hits138153
   
Singles6482
   
Doubles2732
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs4534
   
RBI104110
   
Stolen Bases1112
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks110108
   
Strikeouts120132
   
Batting Average.294.282
   
On Base Pct.440.401
   
Slugging Pct.647.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.087.949
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats169195
   
Runs4038
   
Hits5258
   
Singles2633
   
Doubles1011
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1512
   
RBI3540
   
Stolen Bases54
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4138
   
Strikeouts4548
   
Batting Average.308.297
   
On Base Pct.442.411
   
Slugging Pct.621.547
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.063.958
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 OF Mike Trout is considering opting out of the 2020 campaign. “Honestly I don’t feel comfortable about playing in 2020,” said Trout.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
Juan Soto is expected to be at camp on Thursday, with a chance to get there Wednesday. Soto and teammate Victor Robles have been quarantining per Washington, DC's rules.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 14th
  Juan Soto came into contact with a teammate that tested positive for coronavirus, and is currently isolating away from Nationals Park.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
  The Nationals called off Monday’s workout due to concerns with a delay in getting back COVID-19 test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
  Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
  Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-2 with two doubles in Thursday's Spring matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
Notes 
 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
In OBP leagues, you can make the case for Soto to be the third player off the board, as his plate discipline may just be the best in the league. He's only going to get better, too, as there's more room for power growth in his game. His plate discipline gives him a safe floor moving forward, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 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 seemed impossible that Soto could be even better than his rookie year but that is just what we got with 34 homers, 110 RBIs, 110 runs and a .282 batting average to go with 12 steals. Considering how young he is, we may see even more in 2020 which would make his second round ADP a steal.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
I have some concerns that the stolen bases aren't going to develop like his offensive potential has and will continue to. He has Top 5 potential if he can become a 15-20 Stolen Base guy on top of his immense upside with the bat. He would rank higher if I felt more optimistic about the SBs.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
Could be a top-3 pick in 2021 fantasy drafts. ADP for his season is banking on him taking that step forward, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 It would be nice if he stole 20 bases again but I mean...it's Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros