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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Trout or Trevor Story (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
43 of 52 experts
17%
Recommended by
9 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 7
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 16# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 9
Best Rank# 1# 9
Worst Rank# 3# 17
   
Projections 
   
Runs4037
Home Runs1513
RBI3635
Stolen Bases57
Batting Average.306.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 8
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 2# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 3# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 3# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 3# 5
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 6
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 2# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 3# 6
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 6
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 2# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 6# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 1# 6
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 1# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 1# 9
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 2# 7
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 2# 7
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 6
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 3# 5
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 3# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 13
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 1# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 8
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 2# 8
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 7
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 3# 13
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 1# 6
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 1# 7
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 1# 4
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 1# 7
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 8# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 6
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 6
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 7
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 9
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 10# 7
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 14# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 16# 6
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats470588
   
Runs110111
   
Hits138173
   
Singles6495
   
Doubles2738
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs4535
   
RBI10485
   
Stolen Bases1123
   
Caught Stealing28
   
Walks11058
   
Strikeouts120174
   
Batting Average.294.294
   
On Base Pct.440.363
   
Slugging Pct.647.554
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.087.917
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats172212
   
Runs4037
   
Hits5360
   
Singles2732
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1513
   
RBI3635
   
Stolen Bases57
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4120
   
Strikeouts4564
   
Batting Average.306.283
   
On Base Pct.439.345
   
Slugging Pct.620.540
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.059.885
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Trout
CF - LAA
Mike Trout
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
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
Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Rockies fell to the Giants 7-2 on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
 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
Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two runs scored as the Rockies fell to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 18th
 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
Trevor Story went 1-for-3 with a walk as the Rockies beat the A's on Tuesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 16th
 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
Trevor Story hit his 10th homer of the season in the Rockies' 5-3 loss to the Padres on Wednesday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 10th
 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
Trevor Story walked twice and stole two bases as the Rockies beat the Dodgers 7-6 on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 7th
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
30 HRs and 20 SBs feels reasonable adjusted for the 60 game sprint.The upside of 40/20 is what intrigues me. Lindor and Betts don't have that HR ceiling.
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
You'd, of course, love 81 games in Coors Field for Story, but we'll take what we can get with him. He replicated his stolen base numbers from 2018 in 2019 enough that there's no reason to doubt his speed. He's a 15/15 candidate in the shortened season.
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's safe to say that Story's 2017 season was just an outlier, and he's established a fairly reliable 35-homer, 20-plus steal baseline. Pay no attention to Story's dramatically lower xBA - Coors Field will always inflate batting average and should keep Story's mark with roughly a .280 floor at worst. Even at a deep shortstop position, he's a unique five-category player, and is an easy first-round selection.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 It would be nice if he stole 20 bases again but I mean...it's Mike Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Back to back seasons with 35+ homers and 20+ steals
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros