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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Didi Gregorius (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Didi Gregorius
SS - PHI
Didi Gregorius
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
15 of 21 experts
29%
Recommended by
6 of 21 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 86# 91
Best Rank# 54# 76
Worst Rank# 126# 109
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 141# 150
Best Rank# 127# 135
Worst Rank# 174# 164
   
Projections 
   
Runs8176
Home Runs3023
RBI9687
Stolen Bases17
Batting Average.270.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 87# 103
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 97
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 90# 106
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 58# 87
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 87
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 86# 94
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 88# 95
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 93
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 81# 105
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 87# 100
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 92
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 63# 92
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 102# 109
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 65# 85
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 87# 95
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 96# 76
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 96# 86
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 97
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 98
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 110# 89
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 126# 92
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Didi Gregorius
SS - PHI
Didi Gregorius
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats195215
   
Runs2234
   
Hits4460
   
Singles3338
   
Doubles310
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs810
   
RBI2238
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2215
   
Strikeouts5928
   
Batting Average.226.279
   
On Base Pct.305.335
   
Slugging Pct.364.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.669.819
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Didi Gregorius
SS - PHI
Didi Gregorius
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats526530
   
Runs8176
   
Hits138139
   
Singles7788
   
Doubles2825
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs3023
   
RBI9687
   
Stolen Bases17
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks7137
   
Strikeouts13583
   
Batting Average.270.265
   
On Base Pct.349.311
   
Slugging Pct.496.456
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.767
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Didi Gregorius
SS - PHI
Didi Gregorius
News 
 Josh Bell and the Nationals avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.35 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
Phillies SS Didi Gregorius arrived to camp and is expected to go through intake testing on Friday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Feb 25th
  Phillies SS Didi Gregorius is in the process of solving his visa issues and wasn’t in camp on Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Feb 22nd
  Free agent shortstop Didi Gregorius has agreed to a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Jayson Stark of The Athletic.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Jan 30th
Notes 
 Bell looked like a superstar in the making in the first half of 2019, but struggled for much of the second half of the season and then fell off a cliff in 2020. He slashed a mere .226/.305/.364 and hit only eight home runs. His strikeout and ground ball rates took massive jumps, while his walk rate and launch angle plummeted. Bell blamed his struggles on his swing getting long, and you could tell by how often he changed his stance and swing last year that he simply could not figure things out. Now with the Nationals, the 29-year-old Bell will have a chance to revive his career. We've seen the upside, so he's certainly worth drafting at a discount, but he's much more of a borderline corner infielder than a starting-caliber first baseman.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
From a fantasy standpoint, Gregorius isn't special. He doesn't walk much, he's injury prone, and his Statcast data from 2020 was downright awful. But there is no denying that Gregorius knows how to take advantage of his home parks, first Yankee Stadium, and now Citizens Bank Park. With Gregorius back with the Phillies, you should again bank on his typical 25-homer power, good counting stats, and a handful of steals. Considering that he's rarely someone who fantasy managers target, his ADP will likely remain discounted, and he's a fine fallback option if you miss out on most of the early- or mid-round options.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Bell appeared to be enjoying a mid-career breakout two months into the 2019 season but pitchers suddenly stopped throwing him fastballs. The former first-round pick has had a difficult time adjusting back, and that two-month hot streak is beginning to look like an outlier performance. The book isn't closed on Bell being a productive regular, or even a difference-making fantasy asset, but I'm not holding out hope for a return to stardom. Expectations should be tempered.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros