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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
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
24 of 46 experts
48%
Recommended by
22 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 57# 56
Best Rank# 29# 29
Worst Rank# 116# 113
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 92# 83
Best Rank# 86# 54
Worst Rank# 97# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs3331
Home Runs1211
RBI3435
Stolen Bases10
Batting Average.266.276
   
Misc 
   
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
RotoChamp
# 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
Sporfolio
# 85# 113
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 54# 58
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 46# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 54
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 44# 50
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 63# 68
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 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
FantasyData
# 44# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 48# 65
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 49# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 29
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 90# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 40
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 52# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 45# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 44# 42
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 47
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 59# 47
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 53# 47
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 72# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 61# 49
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 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
Razzball
# 68# 58
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 62# 59
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 84# 60
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 116# 69
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Donaldson
3B - MIN
Josh Donaldson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats549527
   
Runs9694
   
Hits142146
   
Singles7269
   
Doubles3337
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs3737
   
RBI94116
   
Stolen Bases40
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks10074
   
Strikeouts155118
   
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
   
Runs3331
   
Hits5054
   
Singles2730
   
Doubles1112
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1211
   
RBI3435
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3328
   
Strikeouts5344
   
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
News 
 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 MLB.com reports Josh Donaldson is in agreement with the Twins on a four-year contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jan 14th
 
Notes 
 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