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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Josh Bell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Recommended by
41 of 45 experts
Recommended by
4 of 45 experts
ECR# 32# 56
Best Rank# 20# 32
Worst Rank# 52# 113
Composite# 59# 84
Best Rank# 36# 51
Worst Rank# 65# 94
Home Runs1111
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.290.277
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 86
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 53
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 73
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 63
Site Projections
# 51# 85
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 20# 56
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 25# 54
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 36# 47
Fantasy Team Advice
# 31# 42
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 33# 57
Andrew Gould
# 31# 50
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 63
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 33# 48
Chris Meaney
# 41# 69
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 35# 57
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 60
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 27# 37
Mario Mergola
# 35# 113
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 33# 58
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 35# 40
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 49
Bill Dubiel
# 41# 49
Nick Mariano
# 49# 55
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 50
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 35# 68
Donkey Teeth
# 35# 58
Dan Harris
# 44# 55
Andrew Seifter
# 35# 47
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 34# 58
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 53
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 34# 48
Ariel Cohen
# 31# 43
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 28# 61
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 54
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 43# 50
Carmen Maiorano
# 40# 63
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 28# 49
George Kurtz
# 34# 57
Nate Miller
# 41# 65
Chris Mitchell
# 30# 59
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 37# 47
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 43# 39
Pierre Camus
# 44# 32
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 40
Bobby Sylvester
# 52# 48
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2019 Stats 
At Bats512527
Home Runs2737
Stolen Bases50
Caught Stealing21
Batting Average.293.277
On Base Pct.405.367
Slugging Pct.520.569
On-base Plus Slugging.924.936
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2020 Projections 
At Bats200194
Home Runs1111
Stolen Bases20
Caught Stealing10
Batting Average.290.277
On Base Pct.376.369
Slugging Pct.508.509
On-base Plus Slugging.885.878
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
 Anthony Rizzo (back) was once again held out of workouts on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 8th
 Anthony Rizzo was not in Tuesday's intrasquad game due to lower back tightness.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Jul 7th
 Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that Anthony Rizzo is planning to play in the 2020 MLB season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
 Anthony Rizzo (blister) played first base and hit second on Saturday against the Reds, going 0-for-2 with a run scored.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Mar 8th
 Anthony Rizzo was scratched from Thursday's spring game against the Rangers due to a blister.
Brad Camara
Thu, Mar 5th
 It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Prior to 2019, Josh Bell's career mimicked that of James Loney, as he was a big first baseman who hit the ball on the ground ... a lot. That's why his 2019 season caught some by surprise because he continued to hit the ball hard, but hew as elevating it now to the tune of 37 home runs. Is it a pop-up year? Well, his numbers declined in the second half of the season, but you could make the argument that they really just leveled off, as is the case when most players put up huge numbers that they typically don't in the first half of the season (a la the home run derby "curse"). Bell has the pedigree - and now the peripherals - to back up the breakout season. At a shallow position, buy-in.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 We've never seen Rizzo hit 35 homers or bat .300 but his production has been so steady that fantasy owners can be certain they'll get 25 homers with 80+ runs, 90+ RBIs and a batting average north of .275. That makes him a worthwhile 4th or 5th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Bell had a true breakout season in 2019, improving drastically in pretty much every measurable category. His increases in exit velocity (2.3 mph), launch angle (3.8 degrees), and barrels per plate appearance (3.8%) showed that his gains were not fluky, and he even recovered from what looked to be a second-half collapse with a .927 OPS in August. The issue for Bell is that even with the improvements, a first baseman who bats .277 and slugs 37 home runs is not blowing the fantasy world away. Buy many of the gains, but don't go crazy on draft day.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Bell slowed down a ton after the break but was so terrific to start the season that he still finished with 37 homers, 116 RBIs and a .277 batting average. There is potential for more, but considering how he ended the year, perhaps a little risk as well for the price tag.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - RotoExperts