Who Should I Draft?

Matt Olson or Josh Bell (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 105# 123
Best Rank# 41# 80
Worst Rank# 209# 178
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 141# 254
Best Rank# 120# 213
Worst Rank# 167# 277
   
Projections 
   
Runs6775
Home Runs2518
RBI7277
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.244.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 78# 98
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 101# 140
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 58# 131
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 94# 97
   
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Razzball
# 135# 163
   
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Brewer Rat
# 126
   
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Beast Dome
# 59# 122
   
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The Athletic
# 47# 128
   
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CBS Sports
# 113# 164
   
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CBS Sports
# 136# 156
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 116# 134
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 57# 90
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 61# 128
   
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FantasyPros
# 114# 133
   
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BretskyBall
# 71# 157
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 110# 128
   
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The Athletic
# 81# 126
   
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Fake Teams
# 108# 137
   
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The Fake Baseball
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RotoBaller
# 75# 128
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 102# 147
   
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Razzball
# 102# 118
   
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RotoBaller
# 57# 151
   
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FantasyPros
# 131# 159
   
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Freeze Stats
# 41# 105
   
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Razzball
# 58# 162
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 107# 128
   
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SportsLine
# 50# 121
   
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Fake Teams
# 131# 143
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 67# 178
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 95# 118
   
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The Athletic
# 125# 99
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 125# 124
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 126# 120
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 126# 80
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 127# 115
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 128# 114
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 130# 115
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 130# 125
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 131# 94
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 143# 113
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 149# 90
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 150# 108
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 151# 128
   
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FantasyPros
# 154# 104
   
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The Athletic
# 155# 136
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 155# 116
   
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FanGraphs
# 162# 104
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 170# 103
   
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RotoChamp
# 177# 155
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 181# 163
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 209# 125
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 129
   
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats580501
   
Runs8574
   
Hits143131
   
Singles8184
   
Doubles3331
   
Triples04
   
Home Runs2912
   
RBI8462
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks7077
   
Strikeouts163104
   
Batting Average.247.262
   
On Base Pct.335.357
   
Slugging Pct.453.411
   
On-base Plus Slugging.788.768
   
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats435532
   
Runs6775
   
Hits106141
   
Singles5790
   
Doubles2329
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs2518
   
RBI7277
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks5673
   
Strikeouts129108
   
Batting Average.244.265
   
On Base Pct.331.354
   
Slugging Pct.476.440
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.793
   
  Matt Olson
1B - OAK
Matt Olson
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
News 
 Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a walk, home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
Josh Bell went 2-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored, an RBI, and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, Jun 13th
 Matt Olson went 1-for-8 with a home run and two RBI through a double header on Saturday against the Rangers.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 9th
Josh Bell went 1-for-3 with a two-run single and a run scored in the Pirates' 7-5 loss to the Braves on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 Matt Olson went 0-for-3 with a walk and one run scored on Tuesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 5th
Josh Bell went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Braves on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
 Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a walk, home run, two RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, May 30th
Josh Bell went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in the Pirates' 7-2 win over the Reds on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 29th
 Matt Olson went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Angels.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, May 29th
Josh Bell went 3-for-8 with a homer, a double, and an RBI in Monday's double-header against the Reds.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, May 28th
Notes 
 Before most of the majors even started the season, Olson got hit on his right hand by a pitch in Tokyo. He underwent hamate surgery, which will keep him out of action for at least a month. A tricky injury from which to recover, he may also need some time to rediscover his power upon returning. Just like that, a popular breakout pick throughout the offseason becomes someone to ignore -- unless given a sizable discount -- in drafts right before the league-wide Opening Day.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Bell has shown us a .273 batting average before and another year he swatted 26 homers with 90 RBIs. Last year was a little bit in between, but he has the potential to do both one day and perhaps this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 After lighting the world on fire as a rookie, Olson's small sample size didn't translate to the monster power numbers some were banking on in 2018. With that said, he still offers loads of power for a 10th round pick, and while the batting average isn't ideal, it won't kill you like Joey Gallo's.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 
 After hitting a remarkable 24 home runs in just 59 games in 2017, Olson managed just 29 long balls in a full 162 game slate in 2018. But he was still among the league leaders in hard contact rate, and his batted ball profile suggests last season's home run total is close to his floor. Like many corner infielders, Olson won't be of any help in batting average or stolen bases, but is a strong bet for 30+ HRs with solid run production.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros