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Who Should I Draft?

Jose Ramirez or Cody Bellinger (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
43 of 50 experts
14%
Recommended by
7 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 12
Best Rank# 6# 5
Worst Rank# 15# 25
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 10# 15
Best Rank# 10# 12
Worst Rank# 12# 19
   
Projections 
   
Runs97100
Home Runs3337
RBI101106
Stolen Bases2414
Batting Average.279.279
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 13
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 8# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 9# 10
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 7# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 13
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 15# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 16
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 7# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 7# 11
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 8# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 12
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 7# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 11
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 9# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 12
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 8# 25
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 12
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 13
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 8# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 7# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 13
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 9# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 11# 17
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 7# 14
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 8# 17
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 10# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 8# 12
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 7# 10
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 7# 14
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 7# 8
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 7# 12
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 8# 7
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 8# 7
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 8
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 5
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 7
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 12# 9
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 12# 9
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats219213
   
Runs4533
   
Hits6451
   
Singles3029
   
Doubles1610
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1712
   
RBI4630
   
Stolen Bases106
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks3130
   
Strikeouts4342
   
Batting Average.292.239
   
On Base Pct.386.333
   
Slugging Pct.607.455
   
On-base Plus Slugging.993.789
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats560552
   
Runs97100
   
Hits154153
   
Singles7981
   
Doubles3831
   
Triples34
   
Home Runs3337
   
RBI101106
   
Stolen Bases2414
   
Caught Stealing74
   
Walks7382
   
Strikeouts94123
   
Batting Average.279.279
   
On Base Pct.362.373
   
Slugging Pct.536.546
   
On-base Plus Slugging.898.919
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Jose Ramirez
3B - CLE
Jose Ramirez
Cody Bellinger
1B,CF,RF - LAD
Cody Bellinger
News 
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-2 with a homer, a double, one run, two RBI, and two walks in a 5-0 win over the White Sox on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 2nd
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts noted that Cody Bellinger will take some live at-bats at their Spring Training complex later this week. Bellinger completed 40% bodyweight running and slowly progressing.
Corbin Young
Wed, Apr 28th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and three RBI in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, May 1st
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger, who's on the IL with a hairline fracture in his left fibula, is taking batting practice on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Apr 22nd
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, a walk, and two RBI in a 7-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 27th
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed on Friday that a recent scan revealed a hairline fracture in Cody Bellinger's leg.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 16th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-3 win over the Twins on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Apr 26th
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Cody Bellinger on the injured list with a left calf contusion and recalled Luke Raley on Friday, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Apr 9th
 Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI in a 7-3 win over the Yankees on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Apr 25th
Cody Bellinger (calf) is absent from Friday's lineup against the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 9th
Notes 
 If you throw out the first half of his 2019 season, then Ramirez has been a dominant force in fantasy baseball for the last five years. He was as good as ever in 2020, setting career highs in slugging percentage (.607), wOBA (.415) and wRC+ (164). To the extent there are question marks about Ramirez, they're about his supporting cast, as Cleveland's lineup should be one of the weaker ones in the league now that the team has jettisoned Francisco Lindor. But a hitter's lineup is often overvalued by fantasy managers, particularly with a player like Ramirez who adds in value with stolen bases. He comes with little to no risk, and should be the first third baseman drafted, and a first round pick, in all formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Bellinger was unable to replicate the magic of his 2019 breakout during last year's shortened season. His average dipped to .239, the worst mark of his career, his power dropped significantly, and he didn't make the same quality of contact. But although he slid backwards in his walk and strikeout rates, his regression there was minimal, and his expected batting average was .284. In other words, Bellinger got worse in 2020, but it wasn't quite as bad as the surface numbers suggest. He did have offseason shoulder surgery after getting injured during a post-season celebration, and that's always a bit worrisome for a hitter. But given that a "down" year for Bellinger at this point is a 30-15 season, he warrants being selected early in the second round.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Bellinger has begun playing in spring games, so concerns over his offseason shoulder surgery have lessened. Now it's time to figure out if we can rely on him as a fantasy star following an underwhelming 2020. It's worth noting that Bellinger finished strong, posting a 12.5% barrel-rate over his final 37 contests. This was very close to the 13% barrel-rate mark from his MVP-winning 2019. Over these final 37 games Bellinger hit 10 homers with a .960 OPS. 2019 could very well go down as the best season of his career, but that doesn't mean Bellinger can't be a fantasy star for years to come. Don't let him fall too late into Round 2 come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  The injury is obviously concerning, but if it winds up being nothing, Bellinger is going to make second round ADP look very silly. Don't forget how great of a player he is, in the middle of the best lineup in the league.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy