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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Matt Chapman (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
30 of 45 experts
33%
Recommended by
15 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 58
Best Rank# 32# 39
Worst Rank# 113# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 90
Best Rank# 52# 72
Worst Rank# 94# 99
   
Projections 
   
Runs3135
Home Runs1012
RBI3533
Stolen Bases00
Batting Average.276.261
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 53
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 85# 116
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 57
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 53
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 61
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 61
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 84
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 54
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 62
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 84
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 58# 59
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 40# 55
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 60
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 49# 55
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 58
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 64
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 51
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 70
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 64
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 62
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 72
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 63
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 57# 62
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 60
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 47# 58
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 39
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 47
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 44
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 49
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 55
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 52
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 46
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 60
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 65# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 59
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 45
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 62
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 113# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527583
   
Runs94102
   
Hits146144
   
Singles6969
   
Doubles3736
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3736
   
RBI11691
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7473
   
Strikeouts118147
   
Batting Average.277.247
   
On Base Pct.367.340
   
Slugging Pct.569.504
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.845
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194207
   
Runs3135
   
Hits5454
   
Singles3027
   
Doubles1213
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1012
   
RBI3533
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks2825
   
Strikeouts4456
   
Batting Average.276.261
   
On Base Pct.368.340
   
Slugging Pct.501.507
   
On-base Plus Slugging.869.847
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
News 
  Matt Chapman took Walker Buehler deep in the first inning against the Dodgers on Thursday. He went 1-for-2 overall, adding a walk.
Aaron Hudson
Thu, Mar 5th
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
If we are looking at real baseball, Matt Chapman is one of the 10 best players in the league. If we are looking at fantasy with OBP, Chapman gets a boost in value. Neither of those are the case here, as Chapman's average keeps him out of the elite options at third base. What he'll give you is solid production, and if he takes the next step in batting average, he's top 5 at the position. As of now, though, at a deep position, he's a top 12 guy who gives you what a lot of players give you."
Michael Waterloo - 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
If fantasy were real life, Chapman might be the second best third basemen in the league but fantasy accounts for average instead of OBP and his 1 steal won't help much. Rather, he is big power guy with runs, homers and not much else to help your fantasy team.
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