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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Josh Bell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
24 of 45 experts
47%
Recommended by
21 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 54
Best Rank# 32# 33
Worst Rank# 113# 100
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 76
Best Rank# 52# 62
Worst Rank# 94# 98
   
Projections 
   
Runs3137
Home Runs109
RBI3528
Stolen Bases04
Batting Average.276.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 100
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 66
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 69
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 49
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 75
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 57
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 61
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 60
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 40# 43
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 49# 60
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 60
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 74
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 47
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 57
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 63
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 55
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 80
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 54
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 47# 63
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 113# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 65# 36
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 37
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 40
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 43
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 43
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 45
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 46
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 47
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 57# 49
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 52
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 52
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 58# 52
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 53
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 53
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 54
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 56
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 57
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 60
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 85# 67
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527657
   
Runs94123
   
Hits146187
   
Singles69104
   
Doubles3743
   
Triples37
   
Home Runs3733
   
RBI11692
   
Stolen Bases010
   
Caught Stealing18
   
Walks7487
   
Strikeouts118102
   
Batting Average.277.285
   
On Base Pct.367.370
   
Slugging Pct.569.522
   
On-base Plus Slugging.936.892
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194214
   
Runs3137
   
Hits5459
   
Singles3036
   
Doubles1213
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs109
   
RBI3528
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2826
   
Strikeouts4440
   
Batting Average.276.277
   
On Base Pct.368.354
   
Slugging Pct.501.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.869.823
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Marcus Semien
SS - OAK
Marcus Semien
News 
  Marcus Semien went 2-for-3, with a double, a run scored, and two RBI in Saturday‚Äôs Cactus League action against the Indians.
Aaron Hudson
Sun, Mar 1st
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
Marcus Semien is one of the most polarizing figures in fantasy this year. He had an MVP-type season last season - not saying that lightly at all - and there's not much in the peripherals that scream regression is coming, but he is a 29-year-old who had a breakout season by all accounts. Prior to 2019, he was the definition of a replacement-level fantasy option. There should always be trepidation with those types of breakouts.
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
Semien is currently being drafted outside the top 12 fantasy shortstops around the 7th round but did you know that he finished among the top five last year and ahead of Lindor, Turner and Torres. Semien knocked 33 bombs with double-digit steals, a good .285 batting average and 123 runs.
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