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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Carlos Santana (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Carlos Santana
1B,DH - CLE
Carlos Santana
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
42 of 45 experts
7%
Recommended by
3 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 74
Best Rank# 32# 28
Worst Rank# 113# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 113
Best Rank# 51# 103
Worst Rank# 94# 138
   
Projections 
   
Runs3134
Home Runs1110
RBI3633
Stolen Bases01
Batting Average.277.268
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 74
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 82
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 75
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 84
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 85# 90
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 92
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 88
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 71
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 72
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 72
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 74
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 106
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 57# 76
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 83
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 58# 78
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 40# 86
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 72
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 49# 80
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 78
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 89
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 71
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 90
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 80
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 90
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 76
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 103
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 78
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 80
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 78
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 64
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 72
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 95
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 80
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 57# 72
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 65# 75
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 87
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 47# 68
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 69
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 113# 70
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Carlos Santana
1B,DH - CLE
Carlos Santana
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527573
   
Runs94110
   
Hits146161
   
Singles6996
   
Doubles3730
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3734
   
RBI11693
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks74108
   
Strikeouts118108
   
Batting Average.277.281
   
On Base Pct.367.397
   
Slugging Pct.569.515
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.911
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Carlos Santana
1B,DH - CLE
Carlos Santana
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194196
   
Runs3134
   
Hits5452
   
Singles3030
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1110
   
RBI3633
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2836
   
Strikeouts4437
   
Batting Average.277.268
   
On Base Pct.369.383
   
Slugging Pct.509.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.878.859
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Carlos Santana
1B,DH - CLE
Carlos Santana
News 
  Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 3-for-3 with a homer in an 11-7 loss to the Angels in Cactus League action on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 3rd
Notes 
 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
In OBP leagues, he's a Top 50 player. It's hard to expect a repeat of a .281 average from Santana in his 34-year-old season.
Michael Waterloo - 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
After a lousy 2018, it seemed Santana's bat had finally hit the end of career wall, but he bounced back to a tune of 34 homers, 110 runs and saw his batting average soar from .229 to .281. All are expected to regress in 2019, but not enough to make him worth passing on in the 12th round.
Bobby Sylvester - 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