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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Joey Gallo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Joey Gallo
LF,CF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
27 of 45 experts
40%
Recommended by
18 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 61
Best Rank# 32# 38
Worst Rank# 113# 122
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 72
Best Rank# 52# 50
Worst Rank# 94# 117
   
Projections 
   
Runs3132
Home Runs1015
RBI3534
Stolen Bases02
Batting Average.276.233
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 60
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 55
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 71
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 85# 122
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 62
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 57
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 60
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 67
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 65
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 85
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 63
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 64
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 67
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 40# 41
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 62
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 78
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 60
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 74
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 69
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 66
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 67
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 60
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 47# 85
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 44
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 49# 48
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 43
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 47
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 57# 56
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 52
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 53
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 58# 57
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 52
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 59
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 65# 54
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 49
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 47
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 113# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Joey Gallo
LF,CF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527241
   
Runs9454
   
Hits14661
   
Singles6923
   
Doubles3715
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3722
   
RBI11649
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks7452
   
Strikeouts118114
   
Batting Average.277.253
   
On Base Pct.367.389
   
Slugging Pct.569.598
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.986
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Joey Gallo
LF,CF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194171
   
Runs3132
   
Hits5440
   
Singles3016
   
Doubles128
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1015
   
RBI3534
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2830
   
Strikeouts4475
   
Batting Average.276.233
   
On Base Pct.368.348
   
Slugging Pct.501.541
   
On-base Plus Slugging.869.888
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Joey Gallo
LF,CF - TEX
Joey Gallo
News 
  Joey Gallo has tested negative twice since testing positive for COVID-19, and has returned to workouts.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jul 10th
  Joey Gallo has been 'essentially asymptomatic' and feeling well, but has not been cleared to get on the field yet. He has to test negative one more time before returning.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Jul 10th
  Joey Gallo tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
  OF Joey Gallo has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brad Camara
Mon, Jul 6th
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
Gallo reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, but the accuracy of his tests have been questioned. Regardless, Gallo is back in camp with his teammates and should have no restrictions going forward.
Dan Harris - 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
Joey Gallo, even if he feels that the Rangers' new stadium will be a pitcher's park, still has to be one of the betting favorites every year to lead the league in home runs. The multi-position eligibility that Gallo brings makes him even more valuable, but beware that he will drain your batting average quite a bit. If he can hit around .260, he's going to be a really valuable asset. In OBP leagues, he's a top 50 player. If you're a betting person and want a dark horse MVP candidate, Gallo is your guy.
Michael Waterloo - 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
Gallo only played 70 games but still managed 22 homers, 54 runs scored and 49 RBIs. With a full season, you'd have to expect him to return to 40+ homers, but the big question is whether the batting average is worth the risk in the seventh round of drafts.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros