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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Mookie Betts (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
42 of 45 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 5
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 11# 10
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 6
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 2# 6
   
Projections 
   
Runs4345
Home Runs1612
RBI3832
Stolen Bases67
Batting Average.313.300
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 4
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 5
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 5
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 5
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 5
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 5
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 5
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 5
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 5
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 5
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 5
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 2# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 5
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 1# 6
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 5
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 4
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 5
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 5
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 3# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 5
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 1# 9
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 1# 3
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 1# 8
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 3
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats470597
   
Runs110135
   
Hits138177
   
Singles64103
   
Doubles2740
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs4529
   
RBI10480
   
Stolen Bases1116
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks11097
   
Strikeouts120101
   
Batting Average.294.297
   
On Base Pct.440.392
   
Slugging Pct.647.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.087.918
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats179209
   
Runs4345
   
Hits5663
   
Singles2835
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1612
   
RBI3832
   
Stolen Bases67
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4432
   
Strikeouts4736
   
Batting Average.313.300
   
On Base Pct.448.392
   
Slugging Pct.629.537
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.078.928
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
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
Mookie Betts (illness) has rejoined the team and could serve as the designated hitter Monday against the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Mar 8th
  Mookie Betts is dealing with a stomach illness and is expected to be sidelined until Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
  Mookie Betts went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in his Dodgers debut on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Feb 25th
  Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Mookie Betts will be the team's primary leadoff hitter this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 22nd
  Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the trade sending Mookie Betts to the Dodgers has been agreed upon.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Feb 9th
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
Jeter Downs. Alex Verdugo. Betts will be tied to these players moving forward, and he has 60 games to show the Dodgers and the Dodger faithful that he was worth it. Betts could be the top player in fantasy by season's end, and it shouldn't surprise you.
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
After weeks of rumors, Betts was finally traded to the Dodgers, but the move shouldn't impact his value much. His plate appearances and home runs, because of the less hitter-friendly parks in his new division, may downgrade his numbers ever so slightly. But Betts has essentially averaged a .305-120-30-95-25 line over his past four seasons. Even with a minor drop, he'll still earn his top-five draft position.
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
Mookie's batting average dipped 50 points from the year prior and he stole 14 fewer bases despite an extra 15 games played. With that said, his 2018 performance shows he has the upside to finish as the #1 fantasy player. As it is, the choice at #4 and #5 is between he and his teammate, Cody Bellinger.
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
Betts looks like a very safe, conservative 25/25 2020 OF in LAD. Leaving Fenway Park won't be a huge hit to the HR totals, if at all. Betts could be statistically better than Story/Lindor and Turner but it's a close call. Take the SS' ahead of the OF and go with the SB potential of Turner before Betts.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData