Who Should I Draft?

Rhys Hoskins or Anthony Rendon (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 27
Best Rank# 7# 19
Worst Rank# 51# 56
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 41
Best Rank# 36# 39
Worst Rank# 43# 45
   
Projections 
   
Runs9287
Home Runs3624
RBI10693
Stolen Bases55
Batting Average.252.294
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 30
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 41
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 16# 52
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 25# 27
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 29
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 7# 42
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 27# 30
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 31# 33
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 42
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 24# 30
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 26
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 35# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 31
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 23# 31
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 41
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 24# 27
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 25
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 30# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 37
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 23# 29
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 26# 28
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 32
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 26# 27
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 29
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 23
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 27# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 22
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 26
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 22
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 28# 26
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 26
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 29# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 27
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 30# 19
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 26
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 29
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 25
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 33# 21
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 33# 28
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 25
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 23
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 36# 26
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 26
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 26
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 39# 28
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 31
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 51# 45
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558529
   
Runs8988
   
Hits137163
   
Singles6593
   
Doubles3844
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs3424
   
RBI9692
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks8755
   
Strikeouts15082
   
Batting Average.246.308
   
On Base Pct.354.374
   
Slugging Pct.496.535
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.909
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549544
   
Runs9287
   
Hits138160
   
Singles7095
   
Doubles3140
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3624
   
RBI10693
   
Stolen Bases55
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks8365
   
Strikeouts14290
   
Batting Average.252.294
   
On Base Pct.351.370
   
Slugging Pct.514.506
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.876
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Anthony Rendon
3B - WSH
Anthony Rendon
News 
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two walks in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBIs in Friday's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The homer was his 15th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, one run scored, and a walk in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 11th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs, and three RBIs in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox. The homers were his 13th and 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 12th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-3 with a walk in the team's win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday and is now 0-for-12 over his last three games.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's win over the San Diego Padres. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 10th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks in Thursday's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Fri, May 31st
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a home run, five RBIs, and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Chicago White Sox. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored, and a walk in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The homer was his 13th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Reds.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
Notes 
 Although his slugging percentage dropped from .618 to .496, Hoskins still popped 34 homers in his first full season. Boasting MLB's highest fly-ball rate (51.7%) and launch angle (22.6°) of all qualified hitters, drafters can expect more of the same. Yet it will come at the cost of batting average, and he'll only offer a handful of steals when pitchers aren't looking. Last year's 48th-ranked hitter on ESPN's Player Rater probably needs 40-plus homers to validate his hefty cost. At least he'll get plenty of RBI opportunities hitting alongside Bryce Harper.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Every single season, fantasy owners draft Rendon in the fourth or fifth round and every single year he outproduces that draft value. 2018 was no different, as he hit .308 with 24 homers, 92 RBIs and 88 runs scored in just 136 games. Don't make the mistake of letting him slip by you in the fourth again this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 At 25 years old, Hoskins has quickly established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game, swatting an impressive 52 home runs through his first 728 Major League at bats. That power output should continue in 2019 and come with strong run production in a loaded Phillies lineup. Hoskins doesn't project to be a major asset in stolen bases or batting average, but his handful of steals and .250-ish average will hardly kill you. With a solid floor and tantalizing upside, Hoskins is right there with Cody Bellinger as the next generation of studs at the position.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Rendon was the only third baseman to hit over .300 last season, and one of four third baseman to accomplish that feat in 2017. He's as good a bet for batting average as it gets at the position, and is also fully capable of delivering 25 home runs with good run and RBI totals. His stolen base totals have evaporated over the last couple years, but that shouldn't prevent him from again being a top-40 overall hitter in standard roto and categories leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Hoskins has plenty of power, as evidenced by his 52 homers in just 728 career at-bats, but his career batting average now sits at .249. There will surely be plenty or runs and RBIs once again, but there isn't much value in grabbing him during any of the first five rounds.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Diminishing speed and non-elite power make Rendon boring, but he's still a tremendous hitter who has batted above .300 and slugged over .500 in each of the last two seasons. After missing time with a bruised toe earlier in 2018, he posted a .391 wOBA (a mark matched by Jose Ramirez and Nolan Arenado all season) since the start of June. Stealing twice in three tries is a major bummer, but don't underestimate the worth of a .300, 25-homer hitter who could offer 90-100 runs and RBI apiece in the heart of Washington's lineup.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros