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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Edwin Encarnacion (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - CWS
Edwin Encarnacion
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
44 of 45 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 86
Best Rank# 32# 64
Worst Rank# 113# 141
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 153
Best Rank# 52# 143
Worst Rank# 94# 182
   
Projections 
   
Runs3128
Home Runs1112
RBI3633
Stolen Bases00
Batting Average.276.250
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 141
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 104
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 93
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 95
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 92
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 85# 91
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 95
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 132
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 87
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 124
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 83
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 81
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 92
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 90
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 91
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 83
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 57# 80
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 72
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 64
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 58# 99
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 40# 94
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 118
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 49# 82
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 80
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 91
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 85
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 95
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 100
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 88
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 102
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 82
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 94
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 78
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 93
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 110
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 93
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 74
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 96
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 94
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 57# 78
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 65# 88
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 84
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 47# 76
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 113# 95
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - CWS
Edwin Encarnacion
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527418
   
Runs9481
   
Hits146102
   
Singles6950
   
Doubles3718
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs3734
   
RBI11686
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7458
   
Strikeouts118103
   
Batting Average.277.244
   
On Base Pct.367.344
   
Slugging Pct.569.531
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.875
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - CWS
Edwin Encarnacion
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194167
   
Runs3128
   
Hits5342
   
Singles2923
   
Doubles127
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI3633
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2823
   
Strikeouts4445
   
Batting Average.276.250
   
On Base Pct.369.341
   
Slugging Pct.505.494
   
On-base Plus Slugging.874.835
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Edwin Encarnacion
1B,DH - CWS
Edwin Encarnacion
News 
  Edwin Encarnacion is dealing with a sore right hip but is expected to be fine by Opening day.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
  Chicago White Sox first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (back) is nearing a return to Cactus League action after missing the past few days with a back issue.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 2nd
  Edwin Encarnacion was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to back stiffness.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Feb 27th
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
Death. Taxes. Edwin EncarnaciĆ³n hitting bombs. Great landing spot in Chi-town for him.
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
Encarnacion is most certainly getting up there in age but his power persists as he knocked 30+ homers again for the eighth straight season. As we all know, the batting average won't be great but we can put up with that for 100+ RBIs and 80+ runs to go with the power.
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