Who Should I Draft?

Rhys Hoskins or Cody Bellinger (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
42 of 59 experts
29%
Recommended by
17 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 30
Best Rank# 7# 16
Worst Rank# 51# 49
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 39
Best Rank# 36# 38
Worst Rank# 43# 50
   
Projections 
   
Runs9288
Home Runs3632
RBI10695
Stolen Bases512
Batting Average.252.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 27# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 27# 28
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 48
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 22# 25
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 16# 45
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 25# 37
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 33
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 49
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 21# 26
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 27# 30
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 30# 32
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 7# 34
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 27# 33
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 33# 40
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 31# 41
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 24# 26
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 30# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 30
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 26# 27
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 23# 29
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 29# 38
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 26# 33
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 26# 33
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 31# 33
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 30# 32
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 29# 32
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 24# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 24# 27
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 30# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 27# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 20# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 39
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 23# 27
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 26# 29
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 30
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 28# 30
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 30# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 23# 28
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 24# 27
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 26# 31
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 36
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 24# 19
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 24
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 28# 26
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 30# 28
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 30# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 32# 31
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 33# 32
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 34# 29
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 35# 33
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 36# 29
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 36# 27
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 36# 31
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 32
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 39# 32
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 51# 46
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats558557
   
Runs8984
   
Hits137145
   
Singles6585
   
Doubles3828
   
Triples07
   
Home Runs3425
   
RBI9676
   
Stolen Bases514
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks8769
   
Strikeouts150151
   
Batting Average.246.260
   
On Base Pct.354.343
   
Slugging Pct.496.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.850.814
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats549548
   
Runs9288
   
Hits138143
   
Singles7079
   
Doubles3128
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs3632
   
RBI10695
   
Stolen Bases512
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks8369
   
Strikeouts142149
   
Batting Average.252.262
   
On Base Pct.351.345
   
Slugging Pct.514.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.864.851
   
  Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
News 
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Braves. The homer was his 29th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 18th
Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 4-2 win over the Orioles on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 13th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. The homer was his 28th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 16th
Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored in the Dodgers' win over the Orioles on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 11th
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Fri, Sep 13th
Cody Bellinger hit his 43rd homer of the season in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 2nd
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's win over the Mets.
Mike Maher
Sun, Sep 8th
Cody Bellinger is absent from Saturday's lineup versus the Diamondbacks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 31st
 Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Monday's win over the Reds. The homer was were his 26th and 27th of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Sep 3rd
Cody Bellinger went 1-for-3 with a double and two walks in the Dodgers' 11-5 loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 30th
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
Last year was a major disappointment for Bellinger owners after he hit 39 homers in just 132 rookie games in 2017. He still managed to hit 25 bombs with 14 steals, however, so the floor is plenty high. At just 23 years old, we clearly haven't seen the best of Bellinger so don't be surprised if he breaks out for 50 bombs this year or next
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
Bellinger was always due for some negative regression after he belted 39 home runs in just 480 at-bats during his rookie 2017 season, but he should now be due for a bit of positive regression after managing just 25 home runs last year. His hard hit rate tailed off a bit, but his exit velocity and launch angle remained unchanged, so he's a good bet to return to the 30-35 HR range this year. Bellinger promisingly trimmed his strikeout rate, indicating that he should be able to keep his batting average in the .260 range even if his BABIP drops a little, and the 10-15 steals he provides give him a leg up on most other 1B-eligible players. The fact he's unlikely to hit .280-.300 keeps him a notch below Freeman, Goldschmidt, and Rizzo, but he's already the next best thing and is still just 23 years old.
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
In 162 games and 84 more plate appearances than in his spectacular arrival, Bellinger hit 14 fewer home runs (25) while his ISO dropped from .315 to .210. On the bright side, he avoided significant batting-average regression by hitting .260 with a diminished strikeout rate (23.9%). The 23-year-old maintains more than enough raw power to jump back to 30 long balls, but don't overlook his 14 steals in 15 tries. This isn't a mere case of catching opponents off guard, as the 6'4" stud recorded a higher Statcast speed score (28.9) than Jose Peraza, Tim Anderson, and Ozzie Albies. He's a 30-15 candidate with upside for more, so don't let him fall too far beyond the fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros