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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Abreu or Josh Bell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
34 of 45 experts
24%
Recommended by
11 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 56
Best Rank# 22# 32
Worst Rank# 64# 113
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 84
Best Rank# 70# 51
Worst Rank# 77# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs2931
Home Runs1111
RBI3736
Stolen Bases10
Batting Average.281.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 86
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 52# 73
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 56# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 54# 85
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 43# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 44# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 47# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 50
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 45# 69
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 47# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 50# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 53# 113
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 47# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 41# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 42# 55
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 42# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 56# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 32
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 41# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 58
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 44# 61
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 44# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 49# 63
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 48# 49
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 50# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 40# 65
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 31# 59
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 43# 47
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 44# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 47# 43
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 53# 49
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 50
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 57# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 58# 48
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 58# 40
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 61# 37
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 63# 54
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 64# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats634527
   
Runs8594
   
Hits179146
   
Singles10769
   
Doubles3837
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3337
   
RBI122116
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3674
   
Strikeouts152118
   
Batting Average.282.277
   
On Base Pct.329.367
   
Slugging Pct.502.569
   
On-base Plus Slugging.831.936
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats208194
   
Runs2931
   
Hits5854
   
Singles3330
   
Doubles1312
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI3736
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1428
   
Strikeouts4844
   
Batting Average.281.277
   
On Base Pct.327.369
   
Slugging Pct.504.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.831.878
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Abreu
1B,DH - CWS
Jose Abreu
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
News 
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Notes 
 How many guesses would it take you to land on Jose Abreu as the AL leader in RBIs in 2019? He's not a sexy player, and frankly, he never has been. But he's a consistent source of RBIs and his batting average bounced back after a down year in the category in 2018. Even if he doesn't drive in 123 runs again, he's in the best lineup of his career, and he's a lock as a top 10 first baseman.
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
 Abreu outperformed Anthony Rizzo and Paul Goldschmidt last season, knocking 33 homers with 122 RBIs and a solid as always .282 BA. He hasn't slowed down one bit despite the age so you can rely on him to produce once again if you grab him in the 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
 Super reliable option with a now improved lineup. Very safe and consistent pick at ADP.
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
 high GB EV, low GB pull, increased EV, barrel rate and hard-hit %
Al Melchior - The Athletic