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Who Should I Draft?

DJ LeMahieu or Josh Bell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
25 of 45 experts
44%
Recommended by
20 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 50# 56
Best Rank# 26# 34
Worst Rank# 78# 113
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 84
Best Rank# 54# 51
Worst Rank# 63# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs3330
Home Runs711
RBI2634
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.301.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 65# 99
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 66# 73
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 44# 78
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 51# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 48# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 48# 50
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 40# 69
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 53# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 37# 113
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 49# 58
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 38# 40
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 36# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 47# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 46# 55
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 27# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 43# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 41# 58
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 53
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 61
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 26# 63
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 37# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 50# 65
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 46# 37
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 48# 47
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 54# 39
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 53
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 56# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 56# 47
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 56# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 56# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 57# 42
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 57# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 58# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 58# 57
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 50
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 59# 43
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 60# 43
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 60
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 77# 56
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 78# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats602527
   
Runs10994
   
Hits197146
   
Singles13669
   
Doubles3337
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs2637
   
RBI102116
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4674
   
Strikeouts90118
   
Batting Average.327.277
   
On Base Pct.375.367
   
Slugging Pct.518.569
   
On-base Plus Slugging.893.936
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats210195
   
Runs3330
   
Hits6354
   
Singles4430
   
Doubles1112
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs711
   
RBI2634
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1829
   
Strikeouts3444
   
Batting Average.301.277
   
On Base Pct.354.371
   
Slugging Pct.456.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.811.879
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
News 
There are no recent news for these players
Notes 
 There's a fallacy out there that when players leave Coors Field, their production and subsequent fantasy value dips. DJ LeMahieu disproved that in 2019, as he had the best numbers of his career. There aren't a lot of question marks with his peripherals, but the main hesitation that fantasy managers should have with LeMahieu is that 2019 was his clear outlier. With the multi-position eligibility, he's worth grabbing at this point in hopes for a repeat or at least close to a repeat for his on-pace numbers.
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
 LeMahieu may have been the most shocking breakout last year, moving from a .276 hitter with limited power at Coors to all of a sudden 26 HRs, 102 RBIs and a .327 BA away from Coors. You can expect some regression but his 2019 campaign was just too great to discount him in the 6th or 7th round.
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
  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