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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
71%
Recommended by
37 of 52 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 5
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 16# 19
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 6
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 3# 6
   
Projections 
   
Runs4044
Home Runs1511
RBI3632
Stolen Bases57
Batting Average.306.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 2# 4
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 5
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 5
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 5
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 19
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 5
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 5
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 11
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 2# 3
   
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 Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 4
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 4
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 5
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 5
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 4
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 5
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 2# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 1# 9
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 1# 3
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 1# 8
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 10
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 3
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 4
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 4
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 4
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 3
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 8# 4
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 3
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 4
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 4
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 4
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 10# 3
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 3
   
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 Bats172210
   
Runs4044
   
Hits5362
   
Singles2736
   
Doubles1014
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1511
   
RBI3632
   
Stolen Bases57
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4131
   
Strikeouts4536
   
Batting Average.306.297
   
On Base Pct.439.387
   
Slugging Pct.620.528
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.059.915
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
News 
 Mike Trout did not play during Sunday's 5-0 loss against the Dodgers to conclude the Angels season.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Sep 28th
Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, two stolen bases, and a walk in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
 Mike Trout connected for a three-run home run in Friday’s loss to the Dodgers. Trout smashed a Clayton Kershaw curveball with two on and two out in the top of the third inning to briefly give the Angels the lead. It was the first home run of Trout’s career off of the future Hall-of-Fame pitcher. He finished the game 1-for-4 with one run and three RBI.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 26th
Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base as the Dodgers took Game 5 of the NLCS with a 7-3 win over the Braves on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
 Angels megastar Mike Trout drove in the winning run for the Angels on Saturday night, lacing a go-ahead RBI single to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Angels a 4-3 victory over the Rangers. The RBI single was Trout’s only hit of the evening, but he sure did make it count. Trout finished the night 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Sep 20th
Mookie Betts went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two walks as the Dodgers fell to the Braves 8-7 in Game 2 of the NLCS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
 Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in a 9-8 loss to Arizona on Tuesday night.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Sep 16th
Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base as the Dodgers held on to beat the Padres 6-5 in Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
 Angels superstar center-fielder Mike Trout connected for his major league-leading 16th home run on Wednesday night, crushing a low fastball deep into the left center-field seats at Globe Life Field (estimated 449 ft). Trout finished the game 2-for-5 with two runs and one RBI in a 6-2 win over Texas.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 10th
Mookie Betts went 1-for-3 for a double, two RBI, and one walk as the Dodgers took down the Brewers 3-0 to advance to their eighth straight NLDS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
Notes 
 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
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 but with only 60 games, every lost HR matters more. 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
 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
 It would be nice if he stole 20 bases again but I mean...it's Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Hit .295 with a .915 OPS, 29 homers, 16 steals, and 135 runs in a "down season"
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros