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Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or Kris Bryant (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 10# 36
Best Rank# 5# 21
Worst Rank# 15# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 44
Best Rank# 9# 39
Worst Rank# 13# 56
   
Projections 
   
Runs3738
Home Runs1511
RBI4330
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.305.285
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 30
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 15# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 13# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 32
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 8# 41
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 9# 36
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 32
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 11# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 59
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 9# 36
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 10# 33
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 37
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 9# 48
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 11# 39
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 9# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 12# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 48
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 9# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 49
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 40
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 10# 35
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 9# 46
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 10# 29
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 7# 40
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 9# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 9# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 29
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 29
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats588543
   
Runs102108
   
Hits184152
   
Singles11085
   
Doubles3135
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs4131
   
RBI11877
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks6274
   
Strikeouts93145
   
Batting Average.313.280
   
On Base Pct.378.380
   
Slugging Pct.582.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging.959.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats212202
   
Runs3738
   
Hits6558
   
Singles3632
   
Doubles1313
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1511
   
RBI4330
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2328
   
Strikeouts3854
   
Batting Average.305.285
   
On Base Pct.375.373
   
Slugging Pct.573.511
   
On-base Plus Slugging.948.884
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Nolan Arenado hit his second homer of the spring on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
Cubs mamanger David Ross confirmed Monday that Kris Bryant will still hit leadoff this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
 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
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
 The Rockies and Cardinals are reportedly exchanging names that could be involved in a trade centering on Nolan Arenado.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
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
 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
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
  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 
 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
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
 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
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
 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
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
 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
appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic