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Who Should I Draft?

Ronald Acuna Jr. or Christian Yelich (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
37 of 52 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 2
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 10
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 3
Best Rank# 1# 1
Worst Rank# 3# 3
   
Projections 
   
Runs4039
Home Runs1413
RBI3438
Stolen Bases118
Batting Average.285.315
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 2
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 2
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 3
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 2
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 4
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 2
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 3
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 1# 3
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 3
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 2
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 2
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 3
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 4
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 2
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 3
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 3
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 1# 3
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 1# 3
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 2
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 2
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 2
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 2
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 3
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 3
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 3
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 4
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 1# 3
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 3
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 2# 3
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 2# 4
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 2# 3
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 3
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 1# 2
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 2# 1
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 1
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 1
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 2# 1
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 1
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 1
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 1
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 1
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 2# 1
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 1
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 1
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 2# 1
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 2
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 3# 1
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 3# 2
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats626489
   
Runs127100
   
Hits175161
   
Singles11085
   
Doubles2229
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs4144
   
RBI10197
   
Stolen Bases3730
   
Caught Stealing92
   
Walks7680
   
Strikeouts188118
   
Batting Average.280.329
   
On Base Pct.365.429
   
Slugging Pct.518.671
   
On-base Plus Slugging.8831.100
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats214202
   
Runs4039
   
Hits6164
   
Singles3637
   
Doubles1012
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1413
   
RBI3438
   
Stolen Bases118
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks2530
   
Strikeouts6249
   
Batting Average.285.315
   
On Base Pct.359.402
   
Slugging Pct.525.574
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.977
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Christian Yelich
LF,RF - MIL
Christian Yelich
News 
 Ronald Acuña Jr went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the Braves 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
Christian Yelich went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Brewers 3-0 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Miami Marlins in Game 1 of the NLDS. He was also hit by a pitch.
Mike Maher
Tue, Oct 6th
Christian Yelich went 1-for-5 with a home run and two walks in both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 26th
 Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round. The steal was his first of the postseason.
Mike Maher
Thu, Oct 1st
Christian Yelich went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 24th
 Braves manager Brian Snitker says Ronald Acuna (wrist) is expected to lead off in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Sep 29th
Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-5 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 19th
 Ronald Acuna was scratched on Sunday due to a wrist issue, but is expected to play Wednesday.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Sep 27th
Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, one walk and three runs scored in Wednesday's 18-3 win over the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 16th
Notes 
 In a category-based leagues, don't overthink it - even in a shortened season. You're taking Acuña first overall. The only concern is the high strikeout rate, but you can still bank on a .285 average with 15 homers and nearly 15 steals in the shortened season. He's going to hold down the top spot for years to come.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
The late start to the season helps Yelich and his managers, as his knee is no longer a concern. There's a care to be made for taking him anywhere from first to fifth overall, but his production over the past few years doesn't lie. He'll give you a .300 average with double-digit homers and steals in a solid lineup.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 We knew Acuna would develop into an elite fantasy option one day, but few saw it happening this quickly. He combined power (41 homers), speed (37 stolen bases), and his spot batting atop an outstanding lineup (127 runs, 101 RBI) to put up one of the all-around great seasons. He'll stick in the leadoff spot this year, which should ensure that he continues to run early and often, and there's little reason to expect his numbers to dip much from last year. In points leagues, where his strikeout rate is a bit of a negative, his stock falls just a tad, but otherwise, no one would fault you if you made him the top pick in the draft.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Yelich followed up his preposterous 2018 season with an even better one in 2019, batting .329 with 44 home runs and 30 steals in just 130 games. His ridiculous 35% HR/FB rate regressed as expected, but only to a still nonsensical 32.8%, best in MLB. The issue with Yelich for 2020 has nothing to do with his talent, but is instead all about the fractured kneecap that prematurely ended his season. He's reportedly on track to be ready by Opening Day, but there's obviously a modicum of risk to factor in.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 I wrote in 2019 that Acuna was being under drafted. This season I am seeing regression (in stolen bases specifically) that won't much matter to his overall ADP with one exception, he is my #2 rather than first overall, even though he has more potential to be the best statistical performer in 2020. Draft him 1.1 if you want, but Trout is the safer top pick. Can't go wrong with either choice.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Appears to be fully healthy entering spring training
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 If you play in a league that values steals you can justify taking him over Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros