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Who Should I Draft?

Yordan Alvarez or Kris Bryant (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
30 of 52 experts
42%
Recommended by
22 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 36# 35
Best Rank# 18# 21
Worst Rank# 76# 60
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 45
Best Rank# 34# 38
Worst Rank# 58# 55
   
Projections 
   
Runs3037
Home Runs1211
RBI3531
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.287.281
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 20# 60
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 23# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 33# 48
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 42# 56
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 35
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 22# 39
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 34
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 33# 45
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 35
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 23# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 28# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 30
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 24# 33
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 21# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 54
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 19# 33
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 28# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 22# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 22# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 27# 57
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 30# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 18# 49
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 25# 40
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 23# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 25# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 27# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 24# 29
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 25# 36
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 39# 36
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 43# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 45# 33
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 46# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 46# 33
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 46# 32
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 47# 34
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 36
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 50# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 51# 47
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 55# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 35
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 66# 57
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 67# 21
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 68# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 69# 47
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 22
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 73# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 31
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats313543
   
Runs58108
   
Hits98152
   
Singles4585
   
Doubles2635
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2731
   
RBI7877
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks5274
   
Strikeouts94145
   
Batting Average.313.280
   
On Base Pct.412.380
   
Slugging Pct.655.519
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.067.900
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats168202
   
Runs3037
   
Hits4857
   
Singles2632
   
Doubles1013
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI3531
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2428
   
Strikeouts4854
   
Batting Average.287.281
   
On Base Pct.377.369
   
Slugging Pct.565.508
   
On-base Plus Slugging.941.877
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yordan Alvarez
LF,DH - HOU
Yordan Alvarez
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Yordan Alvarez (knees) has resumed running.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 26th
Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Marlins on Wednesday.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Oct 1st
 Yordan Alvarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 28th
Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 on Sunday with a solo homer off of Reynaldo Lopez and the White Sox. He also walked once and finished the day with two runs and two RBI. The Cubs won, 10-8.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Sep 27th
 The Astros transferred Yordan Alvarez (knee) to the 45-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 23rd
Kris Bryant was back in the Cubs' lineup on Saturday against the White Sox, hitting fifth and playing third base. He went 2-for-4 with a two-out grand slam against Dane Dunning in the fourth inning, and hit a sharp single through the right side of the infield in his previous at-bat. The Cubs lost, 9-5.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Sep 27th
 Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is having surgery next week to repair a partially torn patella tendon and will miss the rest of the season, according to a report from The Athletic's Jake Kaplan.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Kris Bryant, who has been sidelined with an oblique injury, is back in the Cubs lineup, playing third and batting fifth on Saturday against the White Sox, as the Cubs try and clinch the NL Central division title.
Ryan Coleman
Sat, Sep 26th
 Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez could miss the rest of the season due to a knee issue, manager Dusty Baker revealed Wednesday. Alvarez began the year on the COVID-19 injured list and appeared in just two games before being sidelined with a knee issue.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 19th
Kris Bryant (oblique) is still absent from the Cubs' lineup on Thursday against the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
Notes 
 A TON of potential to be a monster in 2020. He has 50 HR , .300 BA type potential but I am not fully sold and as a DH only in many leagues, I can't go all in on him yet. 2021 he may be a TOp 10 guy.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
With Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Ignore the eligibility concerns. Ignore the cheating scandal. Don't totally ignore the knees, but do pay attention to the results. Alvarez put on a historic performance last year across the majors and minors, and there's really nothing to his profile that suggests it wasn't all legit. Before last season, he was really good in the minors, but not quite this good. Fortunately, we can chalk that up to another year of development. Alvarez won't give you steals, but the rest of the numbers are up there with the elite options in fantasy. Yeah, we're talking about a top-five pick if he does it again. He has the pedigree, and he's had the success early in his career.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Yordan is getting the sophomore discount, meaning you don't have to pay up to get top five player potential. If all goes well, Alvarez will be a monster in all areas except SBs. Perfect third round pick if looking for upside and power. Hits the ball ridiculously hard.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
28-year-old had a fine 2019 season but are we sure there is still a lot of upside with his bat? Statcast says he may have even overachieved last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Swatted 50 homers and 42 doubles between minors and majors in 2019
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic