Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Bryce Harper (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Expert
Recommendation
97%
Recommended by
57 of 59 experts
3%
Recommended by
2 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 9
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 24# 25
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 16
Best Rank# 2# 11
Worst Rank# 2# 20
   
Projections 
   
Runs11799
Home Runs3035
RBI94101
Stolen Bases2711
Batting Average.307.269
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 2# 8
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 6
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 13
   
Staff Rankings
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# 2# 10
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 2# 8
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 10
   
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USA Today
# 2# 8
   
Site Projections
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# 2# 21
   
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Razzball
# 2# 10
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 5
   
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Brewer Rat
# 2# 10
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 11
   
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The Athletic
# 2# 9
   
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The Athletic
# 2# 7
   
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CBS Sports
# 2# 10
   
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CBS Sports
# 1# 8
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 12
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 11
   
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The Athletic
# 2# 8
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 2# 9
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 10
   
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Razzball
# 2# 12
   
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BretskyBall
# 2# 10
   
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The Athletic
# 2# 12
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 12
   
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The Athletic
# 2# 16
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 10
   
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Fake Teams
# 2# 11
   
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# 2# 14
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 2# 12
   
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# 2# 21
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 2# 25
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 15
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 12
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 2# 21
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 2# 9
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 12
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 2# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 13
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 13
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 14
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 2# 8
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 2# 8
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 14
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 2# 13
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 2# 6
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 11
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 8
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 2# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 15
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 2# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 2
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 24# 12
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats520550
   
Runs129103
   
Hits180137
   
Singles9669
   
Doubles4734
   
Triples50
   
Home Runs3234
   
RBI80100
   
Stolen Bases3013
   
Caught Stealing63
   
Walks81130
   
Strikeouts91169
   
Batting Average.346.249
   
On Base Pct.438.393
   
Slugging Pct.640.496
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.079.889
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats587516
   
Runs11799
   
Hits180139
   
Singles10273
   
Doubles4329
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs3035
   
RBI94101
   
Stolen Bases2711
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks76111
   
Strikeouts90145
   
Batting Average.307.269
   
On Base Pct.386.398
   
Slugging Pct.549.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.935.931
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Bryce Harper
CF,RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
News 
 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
Bryce Harper was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Red Sox.
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
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with two walks, a run scored, and a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Braves. The steal was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 31st of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 11th
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 9th
Bryce Harper (hand) remains on the bench Sunday against the Mets.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 8th
 Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Twins.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 6th
Bryce Harper (hand) is not in Saturday’s lineup against the Mets.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 7th
Notes 
 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
Harper may have posted just a .249 batting average in 2018, but the rest of his fantasy production was tremendous, plus his underlying metrics indicate the average returning closer to the .270 mark in 2019. His fantasy value improved when he signed with Philly because their ballpark is great for lefties, but he is still just a 2nd round pick.
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
After scaring fantasy owners with rumors that he could sign with the Giants, Harper ultimately stuck with the original plan and ended up in a great hitting environment in Philadelphia. The move is unquestionably a good one for his fantasy value, but there is still a lot of uncertainty about what kind of numbers to expect from Harper. Over the last four seasons, he has two years where he's hit over .315 and two where he's hit under .250. He's also hit as many as 42 HRs and as few as 24, and stolen as many as 21 bases and as few as four. Harper always contributes enough production to be a prized fantasy asset, but he only has one season on his resume where he's earned first round value. He could be a bit overrated now that he's signed with the Phillies.
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
A wide dissonance remains from what drafters want from Harper and what he typically delivers. With batting averages of .330, .243, .319, and .249 over the last four years, there's a steep range of outcomes for a perennial top pick averaging 32 homers and 11 steals in that stretch. His latest drop came with a career-low 70.8% contact rate, so count on a compromise to around .270 rather than a full rebound. Now that he has signed with the Phillies, he should belt closer to 35-40 long balls with the help of Citizens Bank Park. The ideal landing spot pushes him up to early second-round territory, and it wouldn't be surprising to see some drafters grab him late in the first.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros