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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Josh Donaldson (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Recommended by
24 of 46 experts
Recommended by
22 of 46 experts
ECR# 57# 56
Best Rank# 29# 29
Worst Rank# 116# 113
Composite# 92# 83
Best Rank# 86# 54
Worst Rank# 97# 94
Home Runs1211
Stolen Bases10
Batting Average.266.276
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 61# 86
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 43# 73
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 50# 63
Site Projections
# 90# 91
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 56
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 54
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 55# 63
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 29# 37
Mario Mergola
# 85# 113
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 54# 58
Bill Dubiel
# 46# 49
Nick Mariano
# 41# 54
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 50
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 68
Dan Harris
# 48# 55
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 44# 58
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 53
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 41# 48
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 57# 61
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 47# 50
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 45# 49
George Kurtz
# 44# 57
Nate Miller
# 48# 65
Chris Mitchell
# 49# 59
Pierre Camus
# 39# 29
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 90# 39
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 40
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 52# 40
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 42
Ariel Cohen
# 44# 42
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 46
Andrew Seifter
# 58# 47
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 47
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 47
Bobby Sylvester
# 72# 48
Andrew Gould
# 50# 49
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 49
Brendan Tuma
# 65# 52
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 53
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 53
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 54
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 58# 57
Donkey Teeth
# 68# 58
Carmen Maiorano
# 62# 59
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 60
Chris Meaney
# 116# 69
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2019 Stats 
At Bats549527
Home Runs3737
Stolen Bases40
Caught Stealing21
Batting Average.259.277
On Base Pct.379.367
Slugging Pct.521.569
On-base Plus Slugging.900.936
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2020 Projections 
At Bats188194
Home Runs1211
Stolen Bases10
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.266.276
On Base Pct.376.368
Slugging Pct.515.504
On-base Plus Slugging.891.872
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
 Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a double in a 7-6 spring training loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 9th
 Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers.
Michael Felner
Thu, Mar 5th
 Mark Feinsand of reports Josh Donaldson is in agreement with the Twins on a four-year contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jan 14th
 Josh Donaldson showed that he wasn't quite done yet, as he had a big prove-it year in Atlanta after missing chunks of two straight seasons in 2017 and 2018. Donaldson had his elite plate discipline and power all season, and now he enters a lineup that led baseball in home runs last year. What's not to love? Well, we can't really ignore that he missed those two large chunks because of injury, especially with a 34-year-old. Between the chance of injuries popping up again and just really an overall decline in the skill set due to his age, there are yellow - not red - flags when considering Donaldson.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Donaldson played it right, betting on himself with a one-year deal and turning in a patented monstrous power season with the Braves. He'll now move on to the Twins where you can expect more of the same. Not only do the Twins boast one of the best all-around lineups in baseball, but park factors actually favor Target Field over Truist Park for home runs and doubles. Expect a repeat of 2019, with perhaps a little more.
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
 Yes, Donaldson hit 37 homers last year with 90+ runs and 90+ RBIs but this is a player who missed 160 games over the prior two seasons and won't offer average or steals to counteract the injury risk. With that said, his upside looks nice in the 9th round.
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
 It's all about health. Could be a runs + RBI machine hitting in Minnesota
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Stopped being fed first pitch fastballs in the second half. He'll need to show he can adjust back to the league
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros