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Who Should I Draft?

Matt Olson or Josh Bell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Expert
Recommendation
76%
Recommended by
34 of 45 experts
24%
Recommended by
11 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 56
Best Rank# 21# 32
Worst Rank# 102# 113
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 84
Best Rank# 42# 51
Worst Rank# 70# 94
   
Projections 
   
Runs3131
Home Runs1411
RBI3736
Stolen Bases00
Batting Average.262.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 86
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 53
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 73
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 37# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 42# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 41# 57
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 50
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 32# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 48
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 24# 69
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 40# 57
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 48# 60
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 31# 113
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 41# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 47# 49
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 35# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 55
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 43# 48
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 50
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 45# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 50# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 55
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 35# 58
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 53
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 42# 48
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 55# 61
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 42# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 54# 63
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 47# 57
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 32# 65
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 32# 47
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 39# 32
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 47# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 47# 42
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 49# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 51# 43
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 51# 40
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 61# 49
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 64# 47
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 66# 59
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 94# 85
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 40
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats483527
   
Runs7394
   
Hits129146
   
Singles6769
   
Doubles2637
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs3637
   
RBI91116
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks5174
   
Strikeouts138118
   
Batting Average.267.277
   
On Base Pct.351.367
   
Slugging Pct.545.569
   
On-base Plus Slugging.896.936
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats198194
   
Runs3131
   
Hits5254
   
Singles2830
   
Doubles1012
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI3736
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2328
   
Strikeouts5844
   
Batting Average.262.277
   
On Base Pct.340.369
   
Slugging Pct.514.509
   
On-base Plus Slugging.855.878
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
News 
 Matt Olson went 0-for-2 with a walk in Thursday’s match up with the Dodgers. He is hitting .125 with a .550 OPS so far this spring.
Aaron Hudson
Fri, Mar 6th
 
Notes 
 Remember when a broken hamate bone was supposed to zap power? Matt Olson laughed at that notion, as he still hit 36 home runs last season after suffering the injury in the first week of the season. Olson is a popular target in the industry, and it makes sense, given his job security, power, and production. There are concerns about his home ballpark and his numbers against lefties, but if you miss out on the first wave of first basemen, this is your last chance to grab a true contender to finish top three at the position.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 After two years of a low BABIP, Olson's BA finally jumped to .267. It isn't probable he will offer more than that but fantasy owners know 50 HRs and 120 RBIs is truly within reach if he doesn't miss a full month this season.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 If chasing upside, I prefer Olson to Rizzo. If Olson stays healthy, I can see a HR title type year.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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