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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Rhys Hoskins (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
Expert
Recommendation
89%
Recommended by
40 of 45 experts
11%
Recommended by
5 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 72
Best Rank# 32# 27
Worst Rank# 113# 146
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 107
Best Rank# 51# 96
Worst Rank# 94# 118
   
Projections 
   
Runs3132
Home Runs1112
RBI3635
Stolen Bases01
Batting Average.277.245
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 75
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 74
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 79
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 85# 146
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 85
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 58
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 75
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 66
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 77
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 73
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 78
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 72
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 57# 85
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 92
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 65
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 58# 73
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 40# 75
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 71
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 49# 87
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 75
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 62
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 64
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 99
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 78
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 61
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 63
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 83
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 72
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 56
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 64
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 84
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 82
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 94
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 108
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 70
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 65# 79
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 81
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 47# 99
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 27
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 57# 53
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 57
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 99# 69
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 113# 67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527570
   
Runs9486
   
Hits146129
   
Singles6962
   
Doubles3733
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs3729
   
RBI11685
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks74116
   
Strikeouts118173
   
Batting Average.277.226
   
On Base Pct.367.364
   
Slugging Pct.569.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.819
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194191
   
Runs3132
   
Hits5447
   
Singles3023
   
Doubles1211
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI3635
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2836
   
Strikeouts4457
   
Batting Average.277.245
   
On Base Pct.369.364
   
Slugging Pct.509.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.878.854
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Rhys Hoskins
1B,LF - PHI
Rhys Hoskins
News 
  Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Thursday's win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The homer was his first of the Spring.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
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
Maybe someone can try to hit the ball in the air too much. That's what happened with Hoskins last year. This is really his last chance to become a breakout star that we all had hoped. Added value in OBP leagues.
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
Hoskins' BA luck caught up to him and that BA dipped to .226. His power remained about the same rather than jumping to a new level like many seemed to be anticipating. He does still have upside for more but the floor, as we've seen, is a non-top 25 first basemen.
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