Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Christian Yelich (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 7
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 24# 23
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 7
Best Rank# 2# 6
Worst Rank# 2# 9
   
Projections 
   
Runs117103
Home Runs3028
RBI9494
Stolen Bases2717
Batting Average.307.303
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 2# 7
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 4
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 2# 5
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 2# 7
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 2# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 2# 4
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 2# 3
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 2# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 3# 6
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 2# 6
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 13# 18
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 2# 11
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 2# 9
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 1# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 1# 5
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 2# 23
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 2# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 2# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 7
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 2# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 2# 9
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 2# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 7
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 2# 6
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 6
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 12
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 12
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 2# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 13
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 2# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 2# 6
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 2# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 2# 6
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 2# 7
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 6
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 2# 5
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 2# 4
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 2# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 6
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 2# 13
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 2# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 8
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 2# 7
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 2# 10
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 3
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 2# 4
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 2# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 6
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 2# 15
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 2# 6
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 24# 3
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats520574
   
Runs129118
   
Hits180187
   
Singles96110
   
Doubles4734
   
Triples57
   
Home Runs3236
   
RBI80110
   
Stolen Bases3022
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks8168
   
Strikeouts91135
   
Batting Average.346.326
   
On Base Pct.438.403
   
Slugging Pct.640.598
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.0791.000
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats587575
   
Runs117103
   
Hits180174
   
Singles102107
   
Doubles4335
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3028
   
RBI9494
   
Stolen Bases2717
   
Caught Stealing64
   
Walks7672
   
Strikeouts90133
   
Batting Average.307.303
   
On Base Pct.386.380
   
Slugging Pct.549.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.935.904
   
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - BOS
Mookie Betts
Christian Yelich
LF,CF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
 Mookie Betts is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
Christian Yelich will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his right kneecap in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Dan Harris
Tue, Sep 10th
 Mookie Betts (foot) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Friday according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich left Tuesday night’s game at against the Marlins after fouling a ball off his right knee during his first at-bat. He stayed down on the ground for several minutes before eventually being able to walk off under his own power.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 10th
 Mookie Betts (foot) is unlikely to return before the weekend, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
 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
Christian Yelich went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Astros.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 3rd
 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
Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a walk and a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 1st
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
There is no denying that Yelich was a first round value in 2018 and perhaps even the #1 fantasy asset thanks to a .326 average with 36 homers, 22 steals and 110+ runs and RBIs. These numbers blew away his career marks, however, so projection models all have him regressing to a high-end second round value this year
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 several quietly productive seasons in Miami, Yelich was the biggest breakout star in MLB during his first season in Milwaukee, finishing tied with J.D. Martinez as the most valuable player overall in standard 5x5 roto/categories leagues. Yelich showed skills progression with a top-10 hard contact rate, was more aggressive on the base paths, and benefited from a major ballpark and lineup upgrade. His numbers were also driven by an unsustainable 35.0 percent HR/FB rate and a .373 BABIP that was a tad high even for a guy who generally excels in that metric. It's therefore prudent to expect Yelich to give back some homers and batting average, and he probably won't swipe quite as many bags either. But even if he goes .300-28-18 instead of .326-36-22, he can still be a top-five outfielder, especially when you consider the plus run production numbers he's sure to accrue in Milwaukee.
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
Anyone sick of hearing about launch angle will relish Yelich's MVP campaign. Sure, the career .297/.375/.463 hitter has proven capable of hitting for a high average with above-average power despite his lofty ground-ball rates. But 35% of his fly balls cleared the fences for his 36 home runs. No other qualified hitter posted a HR/FB% above 30. He's more likely to hit 25-30 homers, which is still great if he can swipe around 20 more bags for the Brewers. There's enough five-category goodness to keep him in the first round, but also enough regression concern to push him toward the latter half of it.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros