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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Franmil Reyes (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
26 of 50 experts
48%
Recommended by
24 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 78# 76
Best Rank# 50# 44
Worst Rank# 116# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 151# 135
Best Rank# 145# 108
Worst Rank# 165# 147
   
Projections 
   
Runs7879
Home Runs3328
RBI9391
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.258.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 92
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 89# 92
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 61# 121
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 62# 105
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 53# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 75# 87
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 77# 81
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 63# 78
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 81# 96
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 71# 80
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 87
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 64# 76
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 77# 87
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 66# 76
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 78# 122
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 91# 101
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 98# 104
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 59# 70
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 50# 60
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 63# 80
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 84# 85
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 56# 91
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 72# 80
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 81# 105
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 68# 78
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 79# 81
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 84# 44
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 64# 52
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 116# 54
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 107# 54
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 74# 56
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 69# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 88# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 69# 64
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 70# 64
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 85# 64
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70# 66
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 98# 69
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 93# 70
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 83# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 74# 71
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 73# 71
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 95# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 84# 78
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 90# 78
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 85# 79
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 86# 79
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 105# 79
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 80# 79
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats211195
   
Runs2722
   
Hits5844
   
Singles3933
   
Doubles103
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs98
   
RBI3422
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2422
   
Strikeouts6959
   
Batting Average.275.226
   
On Base Pct.344.305
   
Slugging Pct.450.364
   
On-base Plus Slugging.795.669
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats546514
   
Runs7879
   
Hits140133
   
Singles8377
   
Doubles2426
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs3328
   
RBI9391
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks5769
   
Strikeouts172129
   
Batting Average.258.262
   
On Base Pct.329.350
   
Slugging Pct.487.486
   
On-base Plus Slugging.816.836
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Franmil Reyes
RF,DH - CLE
Franmil Reyes
Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
News 
 Cleveland DH Franmil Reyes went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in an 11-3 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 10th
Nationals 1B Josh Bell isn't starting in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 14th
 Cleveland Indians DH Franmil Reyes went 3-for-4 with two homers and three RBI in a 4-1 win over the Tigers on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 10th
In Tuesday's 14-3 loss to the Cardinals, Josh Bell went 0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout. In two games, Bell is off to a slow start with one hit in nine plate appearances.
Corbin Young
Tue, Apr 13th
 Cleveland DH Franmil Reyes went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 9-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Apr 4th
The Nationals have activated Josh Bell off of the COVID-19 IL.
Dan Harris
Mon, Apr 12th
 Franmil Reyes is back with Cleveland in camp after violating COVID-19 health and safety protocols over the weekend.
Matt Flipi
Tue, Mar 9th
Josh Bell (COVID-19) could be cleared by Monday.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 11th
 According to a report from The Athletic's Zack Meisel, Cleveland's Franmil Reyes is away from the team for several days after violating COVID-19 protocols. He’ll have to pass COVID testing before he can rejoin the club. Meisel adds that Reyes had a similar infraction early in Spring Training 2.0 last year.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 7th
The Nationals opening day roster includes Trea Turner but does not include Josh Bell, Kyle Schwarber, Josh Harrison, Yan Gomes, Alex Avila, Patrick Corbin, Jon Lester, or Brad Hand, according to MASN's Mark Zuckerman. The Nationals are currently dealing with a COVID outbreak, and these absences are all likely related to positive tests and close contact tracing.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Apr 6th
Notes 
 Reyes didn't quite live up to his power potential last year with just nine home runs in 59 games, and his 50.3% ground ball rate certainly didn't help. His Statcast data waned a bit from his monstrous 2019 season, but his 92.4 mile per hour average exit velocity was in the top two percent in baseball. There's just not a ton to dislike about Reyes, other than he offers nothing in the way of speed. On his absolute worst day, he's a 30-homer bat with a batting average that won't kill you. On his best day, he's a lite version of a healthy Aaron Judge. Expect at least three-category production, and make it four if he can maintain the 10% walk rate he showed in 2020.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
  Was his first half 2019 performance a mirage? Bell has never even come close to matching that first half of a season during any other stretch in his career. He now gets a new home with a stronger lineup around him in Washington. If he can even come close to that breakout half, he will be a steal, otherwise, he will be a decent, albeit replaceable, 1B option.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  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