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Who Should I Draft?

Mookie Betts or Trevor Story (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
34 of 41 experts
17%
Recommended by
7 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 7
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 13# 15
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 9
Best Rank# 5# 9
Worst Rank# 6# 15
   
Projections 
   
Runs11494
Home Runs2933
RBI8290
Stolen Bases1818
Batting Average.295.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 7
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 6
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 4# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 6
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 7
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 4# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 5# 6
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 5# 8
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 5# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 5# 7
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 9
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 5# 8
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 5# 6
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 6# 13
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 5# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 6
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 6# 7
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 10
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 4# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 8
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 7
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 7
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 7
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 5# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 8
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 7
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 15
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 3# 7
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 4
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 7# 5
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 6
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 8# 4
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 6
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 6
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 13# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats597588
   
Runs135111
   
Hits177173
   
Singles10395
   
Doubles4038
   
Triples55
   
Home Runs2935
   
RBI8085
   
Stolen Bases1623
   
Caught Stealing38
   
Walks9758
   
Strikeouts101174
   
Batting Average.297.294
   
On Base Pct.392.363
   
Slugging Pct.526.554
   
On-base Plus Slugging.918.917
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats550550
   
Runs11494
   
Hits163156
   
Singles9182
   
Doubles3635
   
Triples45
   
Home Runs2933
   
RBI8290
   
Stolen Bases1818
   
Caught Stealing46
   
Walks8052
   
Strikeouts92165
   
Batting Average.295.283
   
On Base Pct.385.345
   
Slugging Pct.530.541
   
On-base Plus Slugging.915.886
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Trevor Story
SS - COL
Trevor Story
News 
 Mookie Betts (illness) has rejoined the team and could serve as the designated hitter Monday against the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Mar 8th
Trevor Story went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the Rockies tied the Diamondbacks 6-6 on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Mar 6th
 Mookie Betts is dealing with a stomach illness and is expected to be sidelined until Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 7th
Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the Rockies and Trevotr Story have agreed to a two-year, $27.5 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jan 25th
 Mookie Betts went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in his Dodgers debut on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Feb 25th
 
 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
 
 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 
 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'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
 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
There are four first-round worthy shortstops this year and among them, Story may be the top bet. He now has 35+ homers 20+ steals and a batting average above .290 in two consecutive seasons. After Bellinger is off the board, you could make a case for Story at pick #6 overall.
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
30 HRs and 20 SBs feels reasonable.The upside of 40/20 is what intrigues me. Lindor and Betts don't have that HR ceiling.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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