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Who Should I Draft?

Victor Robles or Josh Bell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Victor Robles
Victor Robles
Recommended by
26 of 45 experts
Recommended by
19 of 45 experts
ECR# 56# 54
Best Rank# 32# 13
Worst Rank# 113# 110
Composite# 84# 81
Best Rank# 52# 70
Worst Rank# 94# 86
Home Runs106
Stolen Bases010
Batting Average.276.262
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 61
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 56
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 55
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 59
Andrew Gould
# 49# 54
Chris Meaney
# 69# 75
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 51
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 37# 72
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 58# 61
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 40# 56
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 68
Bill Dubiel
# 49# 69
Nick Mariano
# 55# 56
Bobby Sylvester
# 48# 54
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 60
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 73
Dan Harris
# 55# 62
Pierre Camus
# 32# 50
Andrew Seifter
# 47# 61
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 54
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 72
Ariel Cohen
# 42# 43
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 60
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 55
George Kurtz
# 57# 61
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 47# 49
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 13
Chris Mitchell
# 59# 16
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 35
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 37
Carmen Maiorano
# 63# 39
Site Projections
# 85# 41
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 60# 44
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 56# 47
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 58# 48
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 49
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 49
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 63# 51
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 61# 51
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 54
Donkey Teeth
# 58# 55
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 55
Nate Miller
# 65# 58
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 66
Mario Mergola
# 113# 110
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Victor Robles
Victor Robles
2019 Stats 
At Bats527546
Home Runs3717
Stolen Bases028
Caught Stealing19
Batting Average.277.255
On Base Pct.367.326
Slugging Pct.569.419
On-base Plus Slugging.936.745
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Victor Robles
Victor Robles
2020 Projections 
At Bats194200
Home Runs106
Stolen Bases010
Caught Stealing14
Batting Average.276.262
On Base Pct.368.310
Slugging Pct.501.421
On-base Plus Slugging.869.732
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Victor Robles
Victor Robles
  Nationals manager Dave Martinez spoke with reporters on Wednesday and hinted that he would like to keep Trea Turner and Adam Eaton together at the top of the Washington lineup, with Soto batting third. This would mean that Victor Robles, who had been getting a look at batting leadoff, would drop back down in the order.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 12th
  Nationals outfielder Victor Robles went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the New York Mets.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
  Nationals outfielder Victor Robles injured himself on a throw last week and has not appeared in a game since, but he has been hitting in the cages and could return to game action as early as this weekend, according to Pete Kerzel of
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
 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
There's a lot of talk around Victor Robles' lack of exit velocity in his first season, and it's warranted. Same with the discussion around his expected stats. That's also warranted. But do you know what he does give you? He gives you elite speed that you need, and he's not a zero in batting average or power. He went 17/28 last year, and that's in a bad year when the peripherals didn't look good. Imagine what he can do if he shows the plus-hit tool that he showed in the minors.
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
Robles did not help from a batting average standpoint but he is still young enough that progress can be expected. Where he did help, however, was on the basepaths with nearly 30 steals to go with 86 runs. He has sufficient power and should grow into more so his seventh-round ADP seems perfect.
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
Starling Marte upside without the draft day sizzle. 2020 is going to be a breakout year for the 5-tool "Dude." If he makes more consistent contact he can be a 30/40 monster. Don't pay for THAT, but dream on it. Huge upside here. One of the more overlooked and underrated Fantasy OF's in the game.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
  Robles is only ranked this high because of his power/speed combo but I do not see myself owning very many shares this season. His counting stats were decent in 2019 but his underlying stats were pretty atrocious. He hit the ball very softly and struck out far too often for a guy you would like to see batting at the top end of the lineup. Has the potential to turn it around, but I am not expecting it this season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy