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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Max Muncy (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
30 of 45 experts
33%
Recommended by
15 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 64
Best Rank# 32# 20
Worst Rank# 113# 96
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 65
Best Rank# 52# 61
Worst Rank# 94# 80
   
Projections 
   
Runs3134
Home Runs1112
RBI3633
Stolen Bases01
Batting Average.276.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 73
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 72
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 61
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 92
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 66
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 70
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 68
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 65
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 60
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 61
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 57# 65
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 58# 64
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 40# 44
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 49# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 70
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 56
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 75
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 79
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 56
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 91
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 65
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 73
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 61
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 68
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 67
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 83
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 74
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 57# 71
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 69
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 47# 44
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 45
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 56
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 59
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 47
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 65# 56
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 42
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 85# 82
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 64
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 113# 96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527487
   
Runs94101
   
Hits146123
   
Singles6965
   
Doubles3722
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs3735
   
RBI11699
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7490
   
Strikeouts118149
   
Batting Average.277.253
   
On Base Pct.367.375
   
Slugging Pct.569.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.893
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194175
   
Runs3134
   
Hits5345
   
Singles2925
   
Doubles128
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI3633
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2832
   
Strikeouts4455
   
Batting Average.276.257
   
On Base Pct.369.371
   
Slugging Pct.505.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.874.871
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
News 
  Max Muncy did not participate in Monday's intrasquad game due to a bruised finger.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
  Max Muncy says he worked hard this off-season to improve against offspeed pitches.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Apr 11th
  The Dodgers have given Max Muncy a three-year extension worth $26 million with a $13 million club option for 2023. The move buys out his arbitration years plus one year of free agency with the option.
Aaron Hudson
Thu, Feb 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
With the three positions he plays, it's worth wondering why Max Muncy isn't going even earlier? Sure, he's a late-career breakout, but he repeated his 2018 success in 2019, and the Dodgers are going to have him locked into their everyday lineup. In OBP leagues, he's more valuable, as his average leaves much to be desired, but even if he repeats his 2018 and 2019 numbers again in 2020, he's worth the cost.
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
Muncy now has 70 homers over the last two seasons and while fantasy owners know he won't be a source of help in the batting average department, he still managed 100+ runs because of the 90 walks. Multi-position eligibility certainly doesn't hurt either.
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