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Who Should I Draft?

Ronald Acuna Jr. or Cody Bellinger (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
52 of 52 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 4
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 3# 10
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 4
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 3# 4
   
Projections 
   
Runs4039
Home Runs1415
RBI3441
Stolen Bases115
Batting Average.285.291
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 4
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 3
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 3# 5
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 4
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 4
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 4
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 4
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 1# 4
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 4
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 5
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 4
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 3
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 4
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 3
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 4
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 2# 3
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 5
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 4
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 3
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 4
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 3# 5
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 2# 4
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 4
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 1# 4
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 1# 4
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 3
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 5
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 4
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 2# 7
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 5
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 3
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 4
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 3
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 4
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 3
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 6
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 5
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 3
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 1# 4
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 4
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 2# 4
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 2# 5
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 1# 5
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 2# 7
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 4
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 1# 3
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats626558
   
Runs127121
   
Hits175170
   
Singles11086
   
Doubles2234
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs4147
   
RBI101115
   
Stolen Bases3715
   
Caught Stealing95
   
Walks7695
   
Strikeouts188108
   
Batting Average.280.305
   
On Base Pct.365.406
   
Slugging Pct.518.629
   
On-base Plus Slugging.8831.035
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats214199
   
Runs4039
   
Hits6158
   
Singles3630
   
Doubles1012
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1415
   
RBI3441
   
Stolen Bases115
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks2531
   
Strikeouts6246
   
Batting Average.285.291
   
On Base Pct.359.387
   
Slugging Pct.525.579
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.966
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
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
Dodgers OF Cody Bellinger (shoulder) says he feels "pretty good."
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 19th
 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
Cody Bellinger went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks as the Dodgers took down the Braves 4-3 in Game 7 of the NLCS on Sunday to advance to the World Series.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Oct 19th
 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
Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored, and two walks in the Dodgers 15-3 drubbing of the Braves in Game 3 of the NLCS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 15th
 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
Cody Bellinger went 2-for-5 with a triple, three RBI, a run scored, and a walk as the Dodgers blew out the Padres 12-3 in Game 3 of the NLDS.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 9th
 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
Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his first of the postseason, as the Dodgers held on to beat the Padres 6-5 in Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
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 Dodgers are going to be a headache for fantasy managers this year, but Bellinger is one of the players who you can count on for everyday, elite production. Having first base eligibility lifts his stock even more, since first base is a top-heavy position this year. Bellinger lowered his strikeout rate and raised his walk rate, but the most impressive part of his growth last season was his ability to hit lefties to the tune of .280 - up from .226 the year prior.
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
Bellinger had a tremendous season, drastically improving his walk rate and cutting his strikeout rate, and setting career highs in each of the five standard rotisserie categories. If there's a knock on Bellinger's season, it's that so much of his production came in the first half, and particularly in March where he batted .431 with 14 home runs. Beginning in June, he batted .280 or lower in each month, and he batted just .261 in the second half. But the numbers all count, and although it's reasonable to expect Bellinger to take a slight step back from his overall 2019 numbers, it still leaves him as a top-five pick.
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
I project regression across the board. 30-35 HRs, 8-13 SBs in 2020 rather than his 47/15 2019. Still a really strong season, still qualifies in the outfield and a slightly better Dodger than Betts with upside to provide 40/15 if his regression is less severe than my projections. Thats why he ranks ahead of Betts but behind the dual-threat middle infielders at picks 4-6.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 If you play in a league that values steals you can justify taking him over Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Statcast page is blood red (which is good). Hit .379 in the first two months of 2019, .262 after
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros