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Who Should I Draft?

Josh Bell or Yuli Gurriel (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
43 of 45 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 91
Best Rank# 32# 40
Worst Rank# 113# 151
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 131
Best Rank# 52# 121
Worst Rank# 94# 163
   
Projections 
   
Runs3128
Home Runs118
RBI3633
Stolen Bases01
Batting Average.276.292
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 118
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 129
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 119
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 125
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 75
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 123
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 107
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 111
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 118
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 73
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 91
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 83
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 92
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 79
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 71
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 110
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 124
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 104
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 113# 134
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 58# 89
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 40# 97
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 92
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 49# 74
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 103
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 75
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 72
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 82
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 116
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 151
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 133
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 79
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 87
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 90
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 72
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 114
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 95
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 73
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 65
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 62
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 57# 100
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 65# 99
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 95
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 47# 82
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 65
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 85# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527564
   
Runs9485
   
Hits146167
   
Singles6994
   
Doubles3740
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs3731
   
RBI116104
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks7437
   
Strikeouts11865
   
Batting Average.277.296
   
On Base Pct.367.342
   
Slugging Pct.569.539
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.881
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194203
   
Runs3128
   
Hits5359
   
Singles2936
   
Doubles1214
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs118
   
RBI3633
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2812
   
Strikeouts4426
   
Batting Average.276.292
   
On Base Pct.369.331
   
Slugging Pct.505.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.874.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Yuli Gurriel
1B,3B - HOU
Yuli Gurriel
News 
  Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-3 with a homer in Tuesday's split squad game against the Mets.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 10th
  Yuli Gurriel went 1-for-3 with a single as the Astros fell to the Cardinals 5-1 on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 8th
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
Don't count on the home run production to repeat. Gurriel is a nice mid-round average source, but he may just be empty average and that's it.
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
Gurriel was unbelievable last season going from 13 homers and 85 RBIs to 31 and 104. Even with the power spike, he maintained his .290 BA for the third straight season. Although he is older, it is clear that fantasy owners can still rely on him for plenty of production.
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