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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
CF,RF - WSH
Victor Robles
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
26 of 45 experts
42%
Recommended by
19 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 56# 54
Best Rank# 32# 13
Worst Rank# 113# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 81
Best Rank# 52# 70
Worst Rank# 94# 86
   
Projections 
   
Runs3129
Home Runs106
RBI3524
Stolen Bases010
Batting Average.276.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 56
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 42# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 57# 59
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 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
RotoBaller
# 49# 69
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 56
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 48# 54
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 60
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 73
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 55# 62
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 32# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 61
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 48# 72
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 42# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 60
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 55
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 57# 61
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 47# 49
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 39# 13
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 59# 16
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 35
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 37
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 63# 39
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 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
Razzball
# 58# 55
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 73# 55
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 65# 58
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 86# 66
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 113# 110
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Josh Bell
1B - PIT
Josh Bell
Victor Robles
CF,RF - WSH
Victor Robles
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats527546
   
Runs9486
   
Hits146139
   
Singles6986
   
Doubles3733
   
Triples33
   
Home Runs3717
   
RBI11665
   
Stolen Bases028
   
Caught Stealing19
   
Walks7435
   
Strikeouts118140
   
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
CF,RF - WSH
Victor Robles
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats194200
   
Runs3129
   
Hits5453
   
Singles3034
   
Doubles1212
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs106
   
RBI3524
   
Stolen Bases010
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks2814
   
Strikeouts4449
   
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
CF,RF - WSH
Victor Robles
News 
  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 MASNSports.com
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
Notes 
 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