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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Ramon Laureano (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
26 of 46 experts
43%
Recommended by
20 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 58
Best Rank# 29# 28
Worst Rank# 113# 95
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 83# 101
Best Rank# 54# 75
Worst Rank# 94# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs3130
Home Runs118
RBI3526
Stolen Bases06
Batting Average.276.275
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 58
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 60
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 56
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 61
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 95
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 72
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 59
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 63
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 78
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 40# 69
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 55
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 49# 59
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 74
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 63
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 62
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 64
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 29# 58
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 48
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 60
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 63
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 73
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 52# 66
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 61
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 87
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 57# 69
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 33
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 47# 46
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 54# 51
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 42
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 56
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 46
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 58# 56
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 59# 38
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 54
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 54
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 53
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 65# 47
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 58
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 56
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 51
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 49
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 91# 28
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 113# 50
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527434
   
Runs9479
   
Hits146124
   
Singles6971
   
Doubles3729
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs3724
   
RBI11667
   
Stolen Bases013
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks7427
   
Strikeouts118123
   
Batting Average.277.286
   
On Base Pct.367.338
   
Slugging Pct.569.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.856
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194184
   
Runs3130
   
Hits5451
   
Singles3031
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs118
   
RBI3526
   
Stolen Bases06
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2815
   
Strikeouts4453
   
Batting Average.276.275
   
On Base Pct.368.329
   
Slugging Pct.504.472
   
On-base Plus Slugging.872.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Ramon Laureano
CF,RF - OAK
Ramon Laureano
News 
  Ramon Laureano went 2-for-3 against the Dodgers on Thursday, batting fifth in the order.
Aaron Hudson
Fri, Mar 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
Ramon Laureano just checks the boxes for what you want in a fantasy player. Power? Check. Speed? Check. Elite-level defense? Check. Outside of walks, Laureano is the total package that fantasy players look for. He's not elite in any category, but as long as he continues to run and have an elite line-drive rate, he'll be a must-start option throughout the season.
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
Laureano was never a big-time prospect but he certainly put on a show in just 123 games last year, knocking 24 homers with 13 steals and a .286 batting average. Over a full season, he could potentially end up around 30/20 but he does come with some risk.
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
Power/Speed combo players are tremendous roto fantasy assets, but he is still young and had some very rough patches in 2019. Not buying into this breakout that some people are expecting. 20/20 is certainly viable, but there will be ups and downs.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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