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Fantasy baseball: Karabell's early top 20 for 2020

Should Mike Trout be the No. 1 pick in 2020 fantasy drafts or has his future value dropped a bit? Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is all sorts of awesome and I would never try to convince anyone otherwise. Still, he did not finish as fantasy's No. 1 player this season, and there certainly is a strong debate worth waging as to whether he should be the No. 1 choice in 2020 drafts, regardless of format. To be blunt, for roto leagues, it mainly comes down to stolen bases, but there are a few other factors -- like durability and, well, the ability (or lack thereof) of the others around him. Perhaps it is not fair, but in fantasy baseball, where statistics are king, myriad factors deserve consideration.

That's why, when I truly thought about what I would do if I were drafting a 2020 roto team today, Trout might have been the first name that came to mind. However, he's not the one I settled on at No. 1.