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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Ramon Laureano (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
33 of 50 experts
34%
Recommended by
17 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 76# 82
Best Rank# 44# 50
Worst Rank# 122# 112
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 135# 147
Best Rank# 108# 133
Worst Rank# 147# 156
   
Projections 
   
Runs7982
Home Runs2823
RBI9173
Stolen Bases113
Batting Average.262.253
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 58# 77
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 78# 81
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 59# 111
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 104
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 62# 88
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 66# 82
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 81# 83
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 78# 93
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 56# 83
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 71# 84
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 64# 75
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 80# 85
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 71# 83
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 76# 97
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 76# 86
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 71# 87
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 70# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 64# 82
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 44# 65
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 78# 81
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 84
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 79# 82
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 70# 89
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 60# 88
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 74# 104
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 85# 87
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 64# 85
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 80# 106
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 105# 112
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 79# 83
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 78# 82
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 81# 102
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 52# 80
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 54# 52
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 69# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 79# 78
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 79# 75
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 80# 79
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 87# 79
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 87# 73
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 87# 79
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 91# 88
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 69
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 96# 80
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 101# 85
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 104# 93
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 105# 58
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 121# 50
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 122# 91
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats195183
   
Runs2227
   
Hits4439
   
Singles3324
   
Doubles38
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs86
   
RBI2225
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2224
   
Strikeouts5958
   
Batting Average.226.213
   
On Base Pct.305.338
   
Slugging Pct.364.366
   
On-base Plus Slugging.669.704
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats514531
   
Runs7982
   
Hits133133
   
Singles7779
   
Doubles2629
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2823
   
RBI9173
   
Stolen Bases113
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks6951
   
Strikeouts129160
   
Batting Average.262.253
   
On Base Pct.350.319
   
Slugging Pct.486.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.836.763
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
News 
 Josh Bell hit his first homer of 2021 to account for the first run of the game. Bell blasted that 386-foot home run to right field with a 101 mph exit velocity.
Corbin Young
Tue, Apr 20th
Ramon Laureano went 1-for-4 with one strikeout in the Athletics 7-0 win in game one of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 21st
 Josh Bell destroyed three batted balls, one being his second double of the season. Bell went 1-for-5 with two runs and two strikeouts.
Corbin Young
Mon, Apr 19th
Ramon Laureano went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout in the Athletics 3-2 win Sunday over Detroit. It was the eighth straight win for Oakland.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 18th
 In Thursday's 11-6 loss to the Diamondbacks, Josh Bell crushed a couple of hard-hit balls, including his double off Merrill Kelly. Bell went 1-for-4 with one run, two RBI, and one strikeout.
Corbin Young
Thu, Apr 15th
Ramon Laureano went 0-for-3 with one run, one walk and one strikeout in the Athletics 3-0 win Friday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
 Nationals 1B Josh Bell isn't starting in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 14th
Ramon Laureano went 1-for-5 with one run and two strikeouts in the Athletics 7-5 win Tuesday over Arizona.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 14th
 In Tuesday's 14-3 loss to the Cardinals, Josh Bell went 0-for-3 with one run, one walk, and one strikeout. In two games, Bell is off to a slow start with one hit in nine plate appearances.
Corbin Young
Tue, Apr 13th
Ramon Laureano went 2-for-4 with two runs, one walk and one strikeout in the Athletics 9-5 win Monday over Arizona.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 13th
Notes 
 Bell looked like a superstar in the making in the first half of 2019, but struggled for much of the second half of the season and then fell off a cliff in 2020. He slashed a mere .226/.305/.364 and hit only eight home runs. His strikeout and ground ball rates took massive jumps, while his walk rate and launch angle plummeted. Bell blamed his struggles on his swing getting long, and you could tell by how often he changed his stance and swing last year that he simply could not figure things out. Now with the Nationals, the 29-year-old Bell will have a chance to revive his career. We've seen the upside, so he's certainly worth drafting at a discount, but he's much more of a borderline corner infielder than a starting-caliber first baseman.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Laureano had a down 2020, which included a .213 batting average and a sharp decline in his Statcast data, as well as his steal attempts. But he had provided a fairly solid baseline over the two prior seasons, with a .288 batting average, 29 home runs, and 20 steals while being caught just three times over 171 games. Laureano doesn't excel anywhere, but he'll chip in almost everywhere, and you can get him beyond the 12th round in most drafts. He's an ideal fourth outfielder in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Was his first half 2019 performance a mirage? Bell has never even come close to matching that first half of a season during any other stretch in his career. He now gets a new home with a stronger lineup around him in Washington. If he can even come close to that breakout half, he will be a steal, otherwise, he will be a decent, albeit replaceable, 1B option.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 
 Bell appeared to be enjoying a mid-career breakout two months into the 2019 season but pitchers suddenly stopped throwing him fastballs. The former first-round pick has had a difficult time adjusting back, and that two-month hot streak is beginning to look like an outlier performance. The book isn't closed on Bell being a productive regular, or even a difference-making fantasy asset, but I'm not holding out hope for a return to stardom. Expectations should be tempered.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros