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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Nolan Arenado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
41 of 45 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 10
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 10# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 11
Best Rank# 5# 9
Worst Rank# 6# 13
   
Projections 
   
Runs4537
Home Runs1115
RBI3243
Stolen Bases71
Batting Average.299.305
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 8
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 4# 7
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 8
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 15
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 12
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 8
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 9
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 5# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 8
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 5# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 11
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 8
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 5# 8
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 5# 9
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 5# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 9
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 6# 9
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 9
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 4# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 11
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 10
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 10
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 9
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 8
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 10
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 3# 9
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 9
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 8# 15
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 6# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 8
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 7
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 10# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597588
   
Runs135102
   
Hits177184
   
Singles103110
   
Doubles4031
   
Triples52
   
Home Runs2941
   
RBI80118
   
Stolen Bases163
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks9762
   
Strikeouts10193
   
Batting Average.297.313
   
On Base Pct.392.378
   
Slugging Pct.526.582
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.959
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats209212
   
Runs4537
   
Hits6365
   
Singles3536
   
Doubles1413
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1115
   
RBI3243
   
Stolen Bases71
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3123
   
Strikeouts3638
   
Batting Average.299.305
   
On Base Pct.390.375
   
Slugging Pct.535.573
   
On-base Plus Slugging.926.948
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
News 
 Mookie Betts (illness) has rejoined the team and could serve as the designated hitter Monday against the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Mar 8th
Nolan Arenado hit his second homer of the spring on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
 Mookie Betts is dealing with a stomach illness and is expected to be sidelined until Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
Thomas Harding of MLB.com writes that Nolan Arenado is feeling disrespected by the Rockies' front office.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jan 20th
 Mookie Betts went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in his Dodgers debut on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Feb 25th
The Rockies and Cardinals are reportedly exchanging names that could be involved in a trade centering on Nolan Arenado.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
 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
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports Nolan Arenado has a "50/50" chance of being traded this off-season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jan 2nd
 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
 
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
Your goal in the first round is to not screw up the pick. With Arenado, you're getting arguably the safest player in the round not named Mike Trout on a year-to-year basis. It's now been four straight years with at least 37 homers, a .294 average, 100 runs and 110 RBIs.
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
There's very little to say about Arenado at this point. He's batted between .287 and .315, hit between 37 and 42 home runs, and driven in between 97 and 116 runs in each of the last five years. Entering his age-29 season, there are simply no concerns about Arenado so long as he remains in Colorado all year, though that is admittedly a bit of a question mark at this point. But really, so long as you are comfortable that you won't get steals from your first-round pick, there's no reason to shy away from Arenado whatsoever.
Dan Harris - 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
Arenado won't steal any bases, but besides Trout, this is the most consistent and reliable bat in the majors. If he doesn't get traded, he is a virtual lock to again finish among the top 10 fantasy hitters and you just may be able to snag him at the end of the first round.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 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
Consecutive years of diminished stolen bases by Altuve and a drop off in elite strikeout SPs puts me in a place to select a "slugger only" player and Arenado is one of the best.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData