Who Should I Draft?

Nolan Arenado or Kris Bryant (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
59 of 59 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 22
Best Rank# 3# 6
Worst Rank# 10# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 33
Best Rank# 3# 26
Worst Rank# 7# 34
   
Projections 
   
Runs10097
Home Runs3828
RBI11387
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.292.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 3# 18
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 18
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 21
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 3# 26
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 8# 14
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 3# 9
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 22
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 4# 20
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 5# 32
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 8# 23
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 17
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 8# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 4# 23
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 5# 27
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 3# 21
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 5# 22
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 4# 31
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 5# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 20
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 6# 29
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 6# 7
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 5# 28
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 4# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 21
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 28
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 4# 6
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 4# 31
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 4# 25
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 4# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 3# 23
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 6# 21
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 5# 21
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 4# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 3# 16
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 3# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 4# 22
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 6# 23
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 3# 20
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 3# 26
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 5# 29
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 23
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 6# 28
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 7# 35
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 4# 20
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 3# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 7# 26
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 9# 20
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 3# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 21
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 4# 20
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 3# 21
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 5# 21
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 29
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 3# 28
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 10# 22
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 4# 33
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 5# 21
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 3# 26
   
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats590389
   
Runs10459
   
Hits175106
   
Singles9762
   
Doubles3828
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs3813
   
RBI11052
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks7348
   
Strikeouts122107
   
Batting Average.297.273
   
On Base Pct.374.374
   
Slugging Pct.561.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.935.834
   
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats587552
   
Runs10097
   
Hits172155
   
Singles9188
   
Doubles3835
   
Triples44
   
Home Runs3828
   
RBI11387
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks6677
   
Strikeouts113140
   
Batting Average.292.281
   
On Base Pct.363.369
   
Slugging Pct.561.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.924.879
   
  Nolan Arenado
3B - COL
Nolan Arenado
Kris Bryant
3B,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Nolan Arenado hit his 41st homer of the year in the Rockies' 12-5 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 21st
X-rays on Kris Bryant's ankle came back negative on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, a walk, and two RBI as the Rockies fell to the Cardinals 10-3 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI Sunday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
 Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI as the Rockies beat the Cardinals 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
Kris Bryant went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Nolan Arenado hit his 37th homer of the year as the Rockies fell to the Dodgers 5-3 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 4th
Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs and a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 11th
 Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with two singles as the Rockies fell to the Pirates 9-4 on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
Kris Bryant (knee) has been scratched from Tuesday’s lineup due to knee soreness.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
Notes 
 Drafters know what they're getting in Arenado, who has batted no lower than .287 with at least 37 homers and 110 RBI in the last four years. He has played all but 16 games in those four seasons, making him a durable beacon of consistency worthy of a first-round selection. He signed an extension during the offseason, so investors no longer need to worry about a midseason trade removing him from Coors Field. A lack of steals is an unfortunate, but acceptable tradeoff for locking in bankable production at every other category.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Arenado might not feel like the sexiest pick at this stage because he isn't the hot new name, nor is he a five-category star, but there is nothing wrong with boring old reliability. He has averaged 40 homers, 125 RBIs and 100 runs while batting .297 over the last four seasons. Don't let him slip past this 5th pick in your drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Bryant appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a perennial first round fantasy pick following his MVP 2016 season. Then his home run total dropped from 39 to 29 in 2017, but it seemed like an outlier as his production remained otherwise excellent. But the bottom really fell out last season, as Bryant struggled through a shoulder injury while producing a paltry 13 homers over 102 games. Bryant's strikeout rate grew and his hard contact rate declined, but he simply wasn't healthy -- he was actually off to a strong start before suffering the injury in mid-May. Bryant has pronounced himself fully healthy, and the fact the injury was a bone bruise rather than ligament damage is reason to believe he can make a full recovery. It wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see him rocket back into the first round of fantasy drafts by this time next year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 When it comes to elite production that you can bank on year in and year out, look no further than Arenado. Some people will quibble that his lack of steals makes him a four-category player, but that hasn't stopped Arenado from producing four straight seasons as a top-10 overall hitter in standard 5x5 leagues. The only other knock on Arenado is that he is much better in the thin air of Coors Field, but fresh off a record-breaking contract extension, fantasy owners no longer need to worry about the possibility of a mid-season trade out of Colorado. You can write it down in marker that he will provide around 40 home runs, 100 runs, 110 RBIs, and a batting average in the .290 range, making Arenado a nice bargain at his average draft position (ADP) of 6.8.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Everyone kept waiting for Bryant to turn the corner last season. They're still waiting. He hit a pedestrian .272/.374/.460 and continued a concerning power slide with 13 homers. The former MVP, who is only 27, was dealing with a shoulder injury. He could easily bounce back and deliver near first-round value, but drafters won't receive much of a discount at his third-round going rate. It's a fair price given his batting average and power upside, but the lack of speed and health certainty makes him far from a lock.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros