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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Jake Cronenworth (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B,LF - WSH
Josh Bell
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 75# 78
Best Rank# 56# 59
Worst Rank# 106# 133
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 128# 116
Best Rank# 77# 79
Worst Rank# 135# 138
   
Projections 
   
Runs8186
Home Runs2918
RBI9473
Stolen Bases17
Batting Average.264.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 87
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 74# 75
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 75# 78
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 79# 83
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 72# 83
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 83# 87
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 56# 73
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 78
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 69# 82
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 67# 82
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 71# 102
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 74# 105
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 75
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 76# 79
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 74# 87
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 77# 79
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 76# 95
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 72# 86
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 75# 76
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 57# 84
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 89
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 66# 69
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 74# 87
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 62# 133
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 58# 78
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 74# 103
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 68# 71
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 65# 73
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 76# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 77# 72
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 77# 67
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 74
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 81# 74
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 82# 68
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 83# 80
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 90# 85
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 91# 76
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 68
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 95# 76
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 103# 66
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 106# 59
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 97
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B,LF - WSH
Josh Bell
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats498567
   
Runs7594
   
Hits130151
   
Singles7890
   
Doubles2433
   
Triples17
   
Home Runs2721
   
RBI8871
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks6555
   
Strikeouts10190
   
Batting Average.261.266
   
On Base Pct.347.340
   
Slugging Pct.476.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.823.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B,LF - WSH
Josh Bell
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats525547
   
Runs8186
   
Hits139150
   
Singles8293
   
Doubles2633
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs2918
   
RBI9473
   
Stolen Bases17
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks6954
   
Strikeouts12094
   
Batting Average.264.275
   
On Base Pct.350.340
   
Slugging Pct.483.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging.833.791
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B,LF - WSH
Josh Bell
Jake Cronenworth
1B,2B,SS - SD
Jake Cronenworth
News 
 Nationals 1B Josh Bell went 2-for-4 Monday, singling twice and driving in one run in the Nationals' 10-1 loss to the Dodgers.
Chris Schommer
Tue, May 24th
Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in the win Sunday.
Kendall Capps
Mon, May 23rd
 Nationals 1B Josh Bell drove in one run on a sacrifice fly Tuesday in the Nationals' 5-1 loss to the Marlins.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 18th
Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth went 1-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 8-7 vs. San Francisco.
Kendall Capps
Sat, May 21st
 Nationals 1B Josh Bell went 2-for-4 Tuesday, singling twice and scoring one run in the Nationals' 4-2 loss to the Mets.
Chris Schommer
Wed, May 11th
Jake Cronenworth went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout in the Padres 6-0 loss to the Cubs Monday.
Kendall Capps
Tue, May 10th
 Nationals 1B Josh Bell went 1-for-5 Sunday, singling and driving in one run in the Nationals' 5-4 loss to the Angels.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
Jake Cronenworth picked up an infield single and RBI in the fifth inning. He then took Pirates reliever Sam Howard deep for a solo home run in the seventh, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI, a walk and a run.
Kendall Capps
Sat, Apr 30th
 Nationals 1B Josh Bell went 2-for-4 Saturday, hitting a solo home run and scoring three runs in the Nationals' 7-3 win over the Angels.
Chris Schommer
Sun, May 8th
Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth had a productive day at the plate Tuesday. He finished 2-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored.
Kendall Capps
Wed, Apr 27th
Notes 
 Bell had a horrid .464 OPS in April, likely because his timing was off after missing time because of a COVID-19 diagnosis. But once he found his footing, he was everything that Nationals hoped he would be. He batted .277 with an .887 OPS in the second half, and even played plenty of outfield so Washington could keep his bat in the lineup even with Ryan Zimmerman playing well. His walk percentage and strikeout rate largely returned to their pre-2020 levels, and he got better and better as the season went along. With Zimmerman now retired and the DH in the National League, Bell's bat should remain in the lineup nearly every day, and the presence of Juan Soto and Nelson Cruz should offer him plenty of RBI opportunities. He's not a fantasy superstar, but he's a capable starter at first base for your fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Cronenworth quietly had a very solid season for the Padres, totaling 21 home runs and exactly an .800 OPS. He's not an exciting player - he doesn't have a ton of power or speed and his batting average won't wow you. But he'll bat second for the Padres this year and so you can expect him to challenge the 94 runs scored he totaled last season. He also struck out just 14% of the time last year, which ranked in the top 10% in MLB, so he's unlikely to endure prolonged slumps, and consistent production goes further in today's fantasy landscape than it used to. Add to that his multi-position eligibility and Cronenworth makes an ideal part of any fantasy team, particularly one with daily lineup changes.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros