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Who Should I Draft?

Nelson Cruz or Kris Bryant (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
25 of 45 experts
44%
Recommended by
20 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 34# 36
Best Rank# 21# 21
Worst Rank# 59# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 80# 44
Best Rank# 64# 39
Worst Rank# 90# 56
   
Projections 
   
Runs3238
Home Runs1511
RBI4130
Stolen Bases02
Batting Average.283.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 57# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 41
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 35# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 32# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 34# 35
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 44# 59
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 34# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 35# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 32# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 23# 48
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 43# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 40# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 40# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 40
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 40# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 28# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 29
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 32# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 32# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 33# 38
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 32
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 34# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 34# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 30
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 21
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 37# 36
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 32
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 38# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 39# 36
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 33
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 41# 37
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 42# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 39
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 47# 39
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 52# 30
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 52# 50
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats454543
   
Runs81108
   
Hits141152
   
Singles7485
   
Doubles2635
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs4131
   
RBI10877
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks5674
   
Strikeouts131145
   
Batting Average.311.280
   
On Base Pct.392.380
   
Slugging Pct.639.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.031.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats191202
   
Runs3238
   
Hits5458
   
Singles3032
   
Doubles913
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1511
   
RBI4130
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2228
   
Strikeouts5354
   
Batting Average.283.285
   
On Base Pct.358.373
   
Slugging Pct.562.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.920.884
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Nelson Cruz told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he does not plan to retire after the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 1st
Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
 Nelson Cruz receives 2020 Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award on the ESPYs.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jun 22nd
Cubs manager David Ross says he is committed to Kris Bryant as the team's leadoff hitter in 2020.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
 Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with a double in Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Braves.
Michael Felner
Thu, Mar 12th
Following a sit down with Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant says he expects to remain with the Cubs for the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Feb 19th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 3-for-3 with a solo homer in a 3-3 tie with the Orioles on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Mar 5th
Third baseman Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Chicago Cubs in which he sought an extra year of service time, ensuring he won't become a free agent until after the 2021 season, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Jan 29th
 Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's game against the Phillies.
Michael Felner
Thu, Feb 27th
Kris Bryant (ankle) and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $18.6 million deal Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 10th
Notes 
 Nelson Cruz falls in every draft, in every year, for the past four to five years. It's because he's ancient in baseball years, and only David Ortiz remains undefeated against Father Time. It also hurts that Cruz is DH only, but production is production. If you're looking at Yordan Alvarez in the first few rounds of the draft, you'd be better suited to wait a few rounds and take Cruz for as good - if not better - production. That is, assuming this isn't year where it all falls apart.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
With Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 If you removed Cruz's age from the equation, he'd be a top pick in fantasy. Despite missing nearly a quarter of the season to injury last year, he again put up elite numbers, topping 40 home runs and 100 RBI while batting .311. Cruz will be 40 this year, never plays the field and is starting to miss more time to injuries. But he's essentially forgotten in most drafts and has shown very little skills decline. Don't shy away from him on draft day even though he clogs your utility spot.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic