Who Should I Draft?

Carlos Santana or Josh Bell (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
47 of 56 experts
16%
Recommended by
9 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 99# 123
Best Rank# 60# 80
Worst Rank# 193# 178
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 178# 254
Best Rank# 136# 213
Worst Rank# 196# 277
   
Projections 
   
Runs8375
Home Runs2418
RBI8677
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.249.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 103
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 113
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 60# 98
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 96# 140
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 92# 131
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 98# 125
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 110# 155
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 160# 163
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 102# 124
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 89
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 97# 120
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 109# 122
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 109# 128
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 114# 164
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 85# 156
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 134
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 97# 115
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 104# 128
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 106# 133
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 92# 94
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 98# 157
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 125
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 128
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 116# 126
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 93# 115
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 104# 137
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61# 116
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 125
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 70# 159
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 104# 124
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117# 146
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 108# 128
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 93# 163
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 67# 104
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 100# 114
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 89# 147
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 105# 108
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 101# 128
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 151
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 105# 159
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 147# 162
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 99# 128
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 110# 121
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 112# 129
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 81# 104
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 110# 178
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 118
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 95# 90
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 101# 99
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 120# 97
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 135# 90
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 140# 105
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 147# 118
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 167# 136
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 193# 143
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 80
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats560501
   
Runs8274
   
Hits128131
   
Singles7484
   
Doubles2831
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2412
   
RBI8662
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks11077
   
Strikeouts93104
   
Batting Average.229.262
   
On Base Pct.352.357
   
Slugging Pct.414.411
   
On-base Plus Slugging.766.768
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats536532
   
Runs8375
   
Hits133141
   
Singles7790
   
Doubles2929
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2418
   
RBI8677
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks9473
   
Strikeouts90108
   
Batting Average.249.265
   
On Base Pct.361.354
   
Slugging Pct.449.440
   
On-base Plus Slugging.810.793
   
  Carlos Santana
1B,3B - CLE
Carlos Santana
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
News 
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in an 8-6 loss to the Royals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 26th
Josh Bell went 2-for-5 with a single, a double, and two runs scored in the Pirates' 11-10 extra innings win over the Padres on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a homer, two runs, and one RBI in an 8-3 win over Detroit on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
Josh Bell went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Pirates' 5-4 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 7-6 win over Detroit on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
Josh Bell went 2-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored, an RBI, and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 13th
 Cleveland Indians DH Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 20th
Josh Bell went 1-for-3 with a two-run single and a run scored in the Pirates' 7-5 loss to the Braves on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 0-for-2 with three walks, a run, and a stolen base in a 10-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
Josh Bell went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Braves on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Notes 
 Santana had some of the worst BABIP luck in baseball last year so you can expect his batting average to jump back into the .250s this year to go with his usual 20+ homers and 80+ runs. That makes him a quality late-round corner infielder as always.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Bell has shown us a .273 batting average before and another year he swatted 26 homers with 90 RBIs. Last year was a little bit in between, but he has the potential to do both one day and perhaps this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 A smooth selection (sorry) for OBP managers, Santana batted .229 after back-to-back .259 campaigns. He actually slashed his strikeout rate (13.7%) for the fourth straight season with a gaudy 16.2% walk rate. Having exceeded 600 plate appearances in each of the last eight seasons, he's an excellent compiler who could again broach 80 runs and RBI apiece with around 25 home runs. That will make him a sharp corner infielder if his batting average repairs closer to his career .247 mark, which matches last season's xBA on Statcast. He added third-base eligibility (19 games) in some leagues and could gain outfield during the season.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros