Who Should I Draft?

Ryan Braun or Josh Bell (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
48 of 56 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 92# 123
Best Rank# 36# 80
Worst Rank# 150# 178
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 186# 254
Best Rank# 180# 213
Worst Rank# 918# 277
   
Projections 
   
Runs6775
Home Runs2218
RBI7177
Stolen Bases123
Batting Average.269.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 98# 113
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 97# 98
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 81# 140
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 98# 131
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 103# 125
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 97# 155
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 94# 163
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 36
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 89# 120
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 78# 90
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 118# 122
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 60# 128
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 142# 164
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 124# 156
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 134
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 83# 90
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 83# 115
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 94# 128
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 93# 133
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 94
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 137# 157
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 77# 125
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 108# 128
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 93# 126
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 82# 115
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 95# 137
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 95# 116
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 84# 125
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 67# 159
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 93# 124
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 103# 146
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 98# 128
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 87# 163
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 95# 104
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 111# 114
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 147
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 80# 108
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 96# 128
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 109# 151
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 50# 159
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 84# 105
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 105# 162
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 94# 128
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 97# 121
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 95# 129
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 90# 143
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 117# 178
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 118
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 102# 80
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 113# 103
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 119# 104
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 124# 99
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 128# 118
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 129# 97
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 130# 124
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 150# 136
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats405501
   
Runs5974
   
Hits103131
   
Singles5784
   
Doubles2531
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs2012
   
RBI6462
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing55
   
Walks3477
   
Strikeouts85104
   
Batting Average.254.262
   
On Base Pct.313.357
   
Slugging Pct.469.411
   
On-base Plus Slugging.782.768
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457532
   
Runs6775
   
Hits123141
   
Singles7490
   
Doubles2629
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs2218
   
RBI7177
   
Stolen Bases123
   
Caught Stealing54
   
Walks4173
   
Strikeouts95108
   
Batting Average.269.265
   
On Base Pct.329.354
   
Slugging Pct.478.440
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.793
   
  Ryan Braun
1B,LF - MIL
Ryan Braun
Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
News 
 Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and three RBI in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
Josh Bell went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Pirates' 5-4 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
 Ryan Braun went 1-for-6 with a solo home run on Wednesday against the Astros.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
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
 Ryan Braun went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in the Brewers' 10-4 win over the Pirates on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 8th
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
 Ryan Braun went 0-for-5 with an RBI and two strikeouts in the Brewers' 12-10 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
 Ryan Braun is absent from Sunday's lineup versus the Braves.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 19th
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
Notes 
 Braun isn't often healthy, but when he is on the field, he has continued to rake over the last three years. In that time, his per 162 game average is 30 homers, 18 steals and a .279 batting average. If he can finally stay on the field, fantasy owners will hit the jackpot this year.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Braun is no longer the dominant fantasy outfielder he once was, but he looks to be criminally underrated at this stage of his career. You can't expect him to play more than 120-140 games, but Braun has proven over the last couple seasons that he's capable of producing 20+ HRs and 10+ SBs even while missing a quarter of a season, and his batting average could even pop back up into the .280+ range after two straight low-BABIP seasons. Hitting in a terrific lineup and favorable home ballpark, Braun (ADP 203.7) should be able to again produce numbers that resemble those of OFs going much earlier in drafts like George Springer (ADP 54.3), Mitch Haniger (ADP 81.0), and Justin Upton (ADP 85.7).
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 A regressing Braun still offers value. Despite posting career lows in batting average (.254), OBP (.313) and wRC+ (105), the veteran still stockpiled 20 homers and 11 steals last year. He faces far less competition for playing time now that the Brewers have traded Domingo Santana and Keon Broxton, so he'll go as far as his health takes him. The 35-year-old isn't washed just yet; he notched a .296 xBA and .515 xSLG, per Statcast. He should at least fare closer to 2017's .268/.336/.487 slash line, and a 25/15 campaign isn't out of the question if he could piece together 550 plate appearances in around 130 games. A massive discrepancy between his consensus ADP (210) and ECR (141) reveals an intriguing buy-low opportunity.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros