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Who Should I Draft?

Ronald Acuna Jr. or Mookie Betts (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
52 of 52 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 5
Best Rank# 1# 3
Worst Rank# 3# 19
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 1# 6
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 3# 6
   
Projections 
   
Runs4044
Home Runs1411
RBI3432
Stolen Bases117
Batting Average.285.297
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 3
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 4
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 3# 4
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 5
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 1# 5
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 1# 5
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 1# 6
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 8
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 1# 5
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 1# 5
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 1# 19
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 3
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 2# 5
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 1# 5
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 2# 4
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 1# 5
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 2# 11
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 1# 3
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 4
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 3
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 2# 4
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 2# 5
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 3# 6
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 2# 3
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 2# 5
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 1# 5
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 1# 5
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 1# 4
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 1# 4
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 9
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 2# 4
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 6
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 1# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 2# 3
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 5
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 2# 4
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 1# 5
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 2# 4
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 4
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 2# 4
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 5
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 1# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 6
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 2# 5
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 2# 9
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 2# 3
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 2# 8
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 2# 10
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 1# 4
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats626597
   
Runs127135
   
Hits175177
   
Singles110103
   
Doubles2240
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs4129
   
RBI10180
   
Stolen Bases3716
   
Caught Stealing93
   
Walks7697
   
Strikeouts188101
   
Batting Average.280.297
   
On Base Pct.365.392
   
Slugging Pct.518.526
   
On-base Plus Slugging.883.918
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats214210
   
Runs4044
   
Hits6162
   
Singles3636
   
Doubles1014
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI3432
   
Stolen Bases117
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks2531
   
Strikeouts6236
   
Batting Average.285.297
   
On Base Pct.359.387
   
Slugging Pct.525.528
   
On-base Plus Slugging.885.915
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Ronald Acuna Jr.
LF,CF,RF - ATL
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Mookie Betts
CF,RF - LAD
Mookie Betts
News 
 OF Ronald Acuna played through a sore left wrist throughout the postseason.
Brad Camara
Tue, Oct 20th
Mookie Betts went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases in the Dodgers 6-2 win over the Rays in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 24th
 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
Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, two stolen bases, and a walk in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 21st
 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
Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base as the Dodgers took Game 5 of the NLCS with a 7-3 win over the Braves on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Oct 17th
 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
Mookie Betts went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two walks as the Dodgers fell to the Braves 8-7 in Game 2 of the NLCS on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Oct 14th
 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
Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base 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
Betts looks like a very safe, conservative 25/25 2020 OF in LAD. Leaving Fenway Park won't be a huge hit to the HR totals but with only 60 games, every lost HR matters more. Betts could be statistically better than Story/Lindor and Turner but it's a close call. Take the SS' ahead of the OF and go with the SB potential of Turner before Betts.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
Jeter Downs. Alex Verdugo. Betts will be tied to these players moving forward, and he has 60 games to show the Dodgers and the Dodger faithful that he was worth it. Betts could be the top player in fantasy by season's end, and it shouldn't surprise you.
Michael Waterloo - 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
After weeks of rumors, Betts was finally traded to the Dodgers, but the move shouldn't impact his value much. His plate appearances and home runs, because of the less hitter-friendly parks in his new division, may downgrade his numbers ever so slightly. But Betts has essentially averaged a .305-120-30-95-25 line over his past four seasons. Even with a minor drop, he'll still earn his top-five draft position.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 If you play in a league that values steals you can justify taking him over Trout
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Hit .295 with a .915 OPS, 29 homers, 16 steals, and 135 runs in a "down season"
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros