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Who Should I Draft?

Nick Madrigal or Josh Bell (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Nick Madrigal
2B - CWS
Nick Madrigal
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
20 of 24 experts
17%
Recommended by
4 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 85# 112
Best Rank# 54# 77
Worst Rank# 134# 165
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 140# 208
Best Rank# 128# 172
Worst Rank# 172# 280
   
Projections 
   
Runs8062
Home Runs295
RBI9250
Stolen Bases117
Batting Average.264.298
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 142
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 101# 117
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 87# 165
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 139
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 90# 125
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 81# 133
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 96# 128
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 77
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 77# 114
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 86# 111
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 88# 104
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 85# 111
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 81# 110
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 87# 113
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 66# 130
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 63# 153
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 55# 134
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 110# 128
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 65# 100
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 87# 119
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 134# 82
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 97# 93
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 102# 98
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 104# 98
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Nick Madrigal
2B - CWS
Nick Madrigal
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats195103
   
Runs228
   
Hits4435
   
Singles3332
   
Doubles33
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs80
   
RBI2211
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks224
   
Strikeouts597
   
Batting Average.226.340
   
On Base Pct.305.376
   
Slugging Pct.364.369
   
On-base Plus Slugging.669.745
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Nick Madrigal
2B - CWS
Nick Madrigal
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519497
   
Runs8062
   
Hits135146
   
Singles77114
   
Doubles2724
   
Triples22
   
Home Runs295
   
RBI9250
   
Stolen Bases117
   
Caught Stealing17
   
Walks7031
   
Strikeouts13140
   
Batting Average.264.298
   
On Base Pct.349.334
   
Slugging Pct.488.386
   
On-base Plus Slugging.837.720
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B,DH - WSH
Josh Bell
Nick Madrigal
2B - CWS
Nick Madrigal
News 
 Josh Bell and the Nationals avoid arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.35 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
White Sox manager Tony La Russa says Nick Madrigal (shoulder) is on track to make his spring debut on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 3rd
  Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal is expected to be ready to play in Cactus League games by early March.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Feb 17th
  White Sox 2B Nick Madrigal (shoulder) resumed baseball activities on Monday and plans to be ready for Opening Day.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jan 5th
Notes 
 Bell looked like a superstar in the making in the first half of 2019, but struggled for much of the second half of the season and then fell off a cliff in 2020. He slashed a mere .226/.305/.364 and hit only eight home runs. His strikeout and ground ball rates took massive jumps, while his walk rate and launch angle plummeted. Bell blamed his struggles on his swing getting long, and you could tell by how often he changed his stance and swing last year that he simply could not figure things out. Now with the Nationals, the 29-year-old Bell will have a chance to revive his career. We've seen the upside, so he's certainly worth drafting at a discount, but he's much more of a borderline corner infielder than a starting-caliber first baseman.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
300 - 7 - 20
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
 260 - 30 - 0
Jordan Eisen - Field of Vision Sports
 
 Bell appeared to be enjoying a mid-career breakout two months into the 2019 season but pitchers suddenly stopped throwing him fastballs. The former first-round pick has had a difficult time adjusting back, and that two-month hot streak is beginning to look like an outlier performance. The book isn't closed on Bell being a productive regular, or even a difference-making fantasy asset, but I'm not holding out hope for a return to stardom. Expectations should be tempered.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros