Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Mookie Betts (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Expert
Recommendation
97%
Recommended by
57 of 59 experts
3%
Recommended by
2 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 2
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 2# 24
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 2
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 1# 2
   
Projections 
   
Runs114117
Home Runs3830
RBI9794
Stolen Bases2327
Batting Average.308.307
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDDTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 1# 2
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 2
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 2
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 1# 2
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 1# 24
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 1# 2
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 2
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 2
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 2
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 2
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 2
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 1# 2
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 3
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 1# 2
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 13
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 1# 2
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 1# 2
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 2
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 1# 2
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 1# 2
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 2
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 1# 2
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 2
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 1# 2
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 2
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 1# 2
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 1# 2
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 2
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 2
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 2
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 2
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 1# 2
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 2
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 1# 2
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 2
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 1# 2
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 2
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 1# 2
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 2
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 2
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 2
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 1# 2
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 1# 2
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 2
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 1# 2
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 1# 2
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 1# 2
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 2
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 2
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 1# 2
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 1# 2
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 1# 2
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 2
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 1
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 2# 1
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats471520
   
Runs101129
   
Hits147180
   
Singles8096
   
Doubles2447
   
Triples45
   
Home Runs3932
   
RBI7980
   
Stolen Bases2430
   
Caught Stealing26
   
Walks12281
   
Strikeouts12491
   
Batting Average.312.346
   
On Base Pct.460.438
   
Slugging Pct.629.640
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.0881.079
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats509587
   
Runs114117
   
Hits157180
   
Singles85102
   
Doubles2943
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3830
   
RBI9794
   
Stolen Bases2327
   
Caught Stealing56
   
Walks11876
   
Strikeouts12690
   
Batting Average.308.307
   
On Base Pct.438.386
   
Slugging Pct.609.549
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.048.935
   
  Mike Trout
CF,DH - LAA
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
News 
 Mike Trout (toe) is scheduled to undergo season ending surgery later this week to remove the Morton’s neuroma in his right foot.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
Mookie Betts was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup against the Phillies, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
 Mike Trout (toe) is out of the lineup Sunday’s game against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
Mookie Betts went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and two runs scored in a 7-4 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
 Mike Trout (toe) hopes to play Sunday against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 15th
Mookie Betts went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 11th
 Mike Trout (toe) is not in Saturday’s lineup against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 9th
 Mike Trout was scratched from Friday’s game against the Rays.
Brad Camara
Fri, Sep 13th
Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Twins.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 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
It may be tempting to snag Betts with the 1st pick over Trout, after the ridiculous season he just put together, but remember that he is just one year removed from batting .264 with 24 homers. There is a chance Betts outproduces Trout, but that isn't a risk you should gamble on.
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
While Mike Trout is the consensus number one pick in fantasy drafts, Betts is a pretty nice consolation prize. Coming off a "down" 2017 season in which he hit just .268 but still went 20-20 and topped 100 runs and RBIs, Betts took his performance to another level in 2018, going 30-30 while hitting .346. Betts' .368 BABIP was a bit fortunate (making up for his .268 BABIP in 2017), but his true skill is that of a consistent .300 hitter. He also drew more walks and hit the ball with more authority than ever before. Betts was the number one player in standard 5x5 formats last season, and it wouldn't be the least bit surprising if he did it again.
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
Following a down 2017, Betts became the first player since 2012 (Mike Trout and Ryan Braun) to hit .300 with 30 home runs and steals apiece. The career .303/.370/.518 hitter is averaging 29 homers, 27 steals, 117 runs, and 98 RBI over the past three years, upping his walk and hard-hit rates each step of the way. While last season's .346/.438/.640 slash line will be borderline impossible to fully sustain, a .430 wOBA (tied with Trout for MLB's lead) indicates limited regression. He's a five-category phenom who should lock down the second spot behind Trout in all formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros