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Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or Alex Bregman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 11
Best Rank# 5# 7
Worst Rank# 15# 27
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 13
Best Rank# 9# 10
Worst Rank# 13# 17
   
Projections 
   
Runs3739
Home Runs1512
RBI4338
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.305.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 13
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 10
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 27
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 17
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 13
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 11
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 15
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 20
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 9# 11
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 10# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 17
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 15
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 15
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 15
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 11
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 18
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 12
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 11
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 7# 15
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 9# 10
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 12
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 7
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 9
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 11
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 11
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats588554
   
Runs102122
   
Hits184164
   
Singles11084
   
Doubles3137
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs4141
   
RBI118112
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks62119
   
Strikeouts9383
   
Batting Average.313.296
   
On Base Pct.378.423
   
Slugging Pct.582.592
   
On-base Plus Slugging.9591.015
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats212197
   
Runs3739
   
Hits6558
   
Singles3631
   
Doubles1314
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1512
   
RBI4338
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2335
   
Strikeouts3831
   
Batting Average.305.296
   
On Base Pct.375.402
   
Slugging Pct.573.554
   
On-base Plus Slugging.948.956
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Alex Bregman
3B,SS - HOU
Alex Bregman
News 
 Nolan Arenado hit his second homer of the spring on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Alex Bregman was not present at Wednesday's summer camp workout due to a delay in the processing of his test results.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
 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
Alex Bregman has hired Scott Boras as his new agent.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 3rd
 The Rockies and Cardinals are reportedly exchanging names that could be involved in a trade centering on Nolan Arenado.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
Alex Bregman parted ways with his agent Brodie Scoffield of Klutch Sports. He is in the process of looking for a new agent.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 20th
 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
Alex Bregman went 0-for-2 with a walk as the Astros beat the Tigers 2-1 on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
  Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a single as the Astros fell to the Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Notes 
 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
Bregman's multi-position eligibility makes him an attractive target in the second round, and he is a first-round pick in points leagues. You shouldn't expect 41 homers again from him, as his home ballpark aided him in reaching those numbers with his launch angle. Ten homers is achievable for Bregman, and he offers all-around production that makes him worthy of a selection here.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Thanks to his 122 runs and 41 homers, Bregman outperformed Story, Turner and Lindor last year so you might consider him at #6 overall once Bellinger is gone but his lack of steals makes his ceiling a bit lower than each of those other first rounders.
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
Advanced analytics say last season's power was a mirage. On top of that, the ball may be dejuiced, he won't be cheating anymore, and will likely lead the league in HBPs. Going to pass at current ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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