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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Juan Soto (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
41 of 45 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 9
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 10# 28
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 12
Best Rank# 5# 8
Worst Rank# 6# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs4538
Home Runs1113
RBI3240
Stolen Bases74
Batting Average.299.299
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 9
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 9
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 4# 11
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 9
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 21
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 9
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 10
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 6
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 10
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 6
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 4# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 28
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 5# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 5# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 13
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 6# 8
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 4# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 8
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 9
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 10
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 9
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 9
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 10
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 5
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 8
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 11
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 3# 11
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 10
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 8# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 5
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 4
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 6
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 10# 5
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597542
   
Runs135110
   
Hits177153
   
Singles10382
   
Doubles4032
   
Triples55
   
Home Runs2934
   
RBI80110
   
Stolen Bases1612
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks97108
   
Strikeouts101132
   
Batting Average.297.282
   
On Base Pct.392.401
   
Slugging Pct.526.548
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.949
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats209194
   
Runs4538
   
Hits6358
   
Singles3533
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1113
   
RBI3240
   
Stolen Bases74
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3239
   
Strikeouts3648
   
Batting Average.299.299
   
On Base Pct.391.415
   
Slugging Pct.536.551
   
On-base Plus Slugging.927.966
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Juan Soto
LF - WSH
Juan Soto
News 
 Mookie Betts (illness) has rejoined the team and could serve as the designated hitter Monday against the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Mar 8th
Juan Soto came into contact with a teammate that tested positive for coronavirus, and is currently isolating away from Nationals Park.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
 Mookie Betts is dealing with a stomach illness and is expected to be sidelined until Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
The Nationals called off Monday’s workout due to concerns with a delay in getting back COVID-19 test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 Mookie Betts went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in his Dodgers debut on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Feb 25th
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The homer was his second of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 2-for-2 with two doubles in Thursday's Spring matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 5th
 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
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-1 with two RBI, two walks, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles. The steal was his second in as many days.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Mar 3rd
Notes 
 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
In OBP leagues, you can make the case for Soto to be the third player off the board, as his plate discipline may just be the best in the league. He's only going to get better, too, as there's more room for power growth in his game. His plate discipline gives him a safe floor moving forward, too.
Michael Waterloo - 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 seemed impossible that Soto could be even better than his rookie year but that is just what we got with 34 homers, 110 RBIs, 110 runs and a .282 batting average to go with 12 steals. Considering how young he is, we may see even more in 2020 which would make his second round ADP a steal.
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
I have some concerns that the stolen bases aren't going to develop like his offensive potential has and will continue to. He has Top 5 potential if he can become a 15-20 Stolen Base guy on top of his immense upside with the bat. He would rank higher if I felt more optimistic about the SBs.
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