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Who Should I Draft?

Rafael Devers or Bryce Harper (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
35 of 54 experts
35%
Recommended by
19 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 16
Best Rank# 7# 3
Worst Rank# 63# 24
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 26# 22
Best Rank# 20# 15
Worst Rank# 27# 25
   
Projections 
   
Runs3836
Home Runs1213
RBI3738
Stolen Bases34
Batting Average.294.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 15
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 23
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 19
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 9# 18
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 18
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 15
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 17
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 14# 15
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 17# 18
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 10# 17
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 18
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 16
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 17# 23
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 12# 14
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 17# 18
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 17# 23
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 15
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 17# 19
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 18
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 12# 13
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 15# 16
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 18# 20
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 14# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 18# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 15# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 16
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 16# 18
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 14# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 19# 20
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 13
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 16# 9
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 12
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 17# 12
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 17# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 17# 14
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 17# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 18# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 18# 16
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 18# 15
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 19# 18
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 19# 13
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 21# 10
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 22# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 29# 22
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 35# 24
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 63# 3
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats647573
   
Runs12998
   
Hits201149
   
Singles11177
   
Doubles5436
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs3235
   
RBI115114
   
Stolen Bases815
   
Caught Stealing83
   
Walks4899
   
Strikeouts119178
   
Batting Average.311.260
   
On Base Pct.361.372
   
Slugging Pct.555.510
   
On-base Plus Slugging.916.882
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats219194
   
Runs3836
   
Hits6452
   
Singles3627
   
Doubles1611
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1213
   
RBI3738
   
Stolen Bases34
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1838
   
Strikeouts4560
   
Batting Average.294.267
   
On Base Pct.346.386
   
Slugging Pct.532.524
   
On-base Plus Slugging.879.910
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Rafael Devers
3B - BOS
Rafael Devers
Bryce Harper
RF - PHI
Bryce Harper
News 
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 9-7 loss to the Yankees.
John Aubin
Mon, Aug 3rd
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Miami Marlins. The homer was his first of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jul 27th
 Rafael Devers is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mets, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 30th
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run off Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the team's 7-2 exhibition matchup win.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 19th
 Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 at the plate and scored a run on Tuesday as the Red Sox lost to the Mets by an 8-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 29th
Bryce Harper (toe) suffered a bruised left big toe after getting hit by a pitch on Tuesday and will return to the field on Friday.
Brad Camara
Tue, Mar 10th
 Rafael Devers went 0-for-5 at the plate with four strikeouts in a loss to the Orioles by a 7-2 score on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jul 26th
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper was removed from Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Twins after being hit by a pitch in the right foot.
Mike Maher
Tue, Mar 10th
 Rafael Devers went 0-for-4 at the plate but walked once and scored a run as the Red Sox beat the Orioles on Opening Day by a 13-2 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Jul 25th
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, a walk, an RBI, and two stolen bases in Saturday's win over the Red Sox. The steals were his second and third of the Spring.
Mike Maher
Sun, Mar 8th
Notes 
 8 SBs in 2019 were a surprise. Don't expect it or even considerate them for 2020 in only 60 games. He may have another gear after 30+ in 2019, that's an impressive piece of machinery if he gets there.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Harper is a lock for 30 home runs and double-digit steals. He hasn't been Mike Trout's equal, as many expected after the High School SI cover, but that doesn't mean he isn't an elite Fantasy player. His ADP doesn't reflect how high his floor is or the potential for a 40/20 season. 2020 is a big year for Harper in the Philly Band Box.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 This is why you don't give up on a player - and why you should bet on track record. After Devers' disappointing sophomore campaign, the price sunk on him in 2019 drafts. He responded to the tune of .311/.361/.555 with 32 home runs, 129 runs, 115 RBIs, and eight steals.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
By this point, we all know the answer to the Mike Trout vs. Harper discussion, but that doesn't mean that Harper still isn't one hell of a player. Was he pressing early in Philadelphia with the pressure of a new contract in a new city? I think he was, as his second-half numbers show quite the turnaround, especially with his strikeout rate. His xBA and xwOBA also indicate that Harper underperformed last season. It should surprise no one if Harper were to contend for an MVP this season. He should be bumped up higher in OBP leagues.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Believe it or not, Devers managed to finish at the number one fantasy third basemen last year over Rendon, Arenado and Bregman. Batting in the middle of Boston's great lineup afforded him 129 runs and 115 RBIs which went a long way, but he contributed in all five categories and is young enough that he might do even better in 2020.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Unlike Aaron Judge, who is also going at the end of the second round, Harper has only missed 8 games in the last two seasons. He might not have as much power or the reliable batting average, but there is something to be said for health and the extra 10 steals.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Hit .311 with 32 homers, 115 RBI, 129 runs scored, and even eight steals as a 22-year-old in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Not a big fan of Harper (He is overrated), but he does have some big time potential going into his second year in Philly. If he gets his average up to 280+ he should be a high end five category contributor.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Lots of encouraging Statcast data suggesting he has room for growth in year two of Phillies tenure
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros