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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Rhys Hoskins (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Rhys Hoskins
1B - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
12 of 24 experts
50%
Recommended by
12 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 85# 86
Best Rank# 54# 56
Worst Rank# 134# 127
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 140# 153
Best Rank# 128# 132
Worst Rank# 172# 177
   
Projections 
   
Runs8087
Home Runs2931
RBI9290
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.264.246
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 89
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 134# 127
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 87# 85
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 81# 66
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 88# 87
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 77
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 104# 89
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 87# 86
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 102# 101
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 110# 85
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 87# 84
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 56
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 55# 67
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 63# 79
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 75
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 65# 107
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 66# 80
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 88
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 81# 104
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 86# 88
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 90# 91
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 96# 99
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 97# 103
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Rhys Hoskins
1B - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats195151
   
Runs2235
   
Hits4437
   
Singles3318
   
Doubles39
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs810
   
RBI2226
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2229
   
Strikeouts5943
   
Batting Average.226.245
   
On Base Pct.305.384
   
Slugging Pct.364.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.669.887
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Rhys Hoskins
1B - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519506
   
Runs8087
   
Hits135123
   
Singles7763
   
Doubles2728
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs2931
   
RBI9290
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks7090
   
Strikeouts131147
   
Batting Average.264.246
   
On Base Pct.349.357
   
Slugging Pct.488.484
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.841
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Rhys Hoskins
1B - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
News 
 Josh Bell and the Nationals avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.35 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
Rhys Hoskins will make his Spring Training debut batting second for the Phillies.
Corbin Young
Thu, Mar 4th
  Phillies 1B Rhys Hoskins (elbow) has been medically cleared to play and expects to be ready by Opening Day.
Brad Camara
Mon, Feb 22nd
  Rhys Hoskins and the Phillies avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.8 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
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
Hoskins' stock was down heading into the 2020 season, after he batted just .229 and continued his three-year trend of declining in almost every noticeable category. But he was slashing .241/.381/.485 before he was hit by a pitch on his hand and struggled to finish the year. Last year, Hoskins slashed .245/.384/.503 and was on a 40-homer, 100-RBI pace, similar numbers to those he put up prior to his 2019 injury. Unfortunately, an elbow injury ended Hoskins' 2020 season early, and he had surgery in early October with a 4-6 month recovery timeframe. Everything looks good for Hoskins as of now, and assuming he has no setbacks as spring training ramps up, he should make a fine starting first baseman in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 260 - 30 - 0
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
235 - 30 - 0
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
 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