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Who Should I Draft?

Alejandro Kirk or Daulton Varsho (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alejandro Kirk
C - TOR
Alejandro Kirk
Daulton Varsho
C,CF,LF,RF - ARI
Daulton Varsho
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
17 of 33 experts
48%
Recommended by
16 of 33 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 207# 204
Best Rank# 106# 112
Worst Rank# 263# 314
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 307# 235
Best Rank# 277# 179
Worst Rank# 400# 290
   
Projections 
   
Runs3835
Home Runs98
RBI3829
Stolen Bases17
Batting Average.273.246
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 106
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 167# 179
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 169
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 187# 227
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 220
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 172
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 221# 263
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 206# 214
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 153# 186
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 181# 200
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 199
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 181# 199
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 188# 212
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 165# 211
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 263# 286
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 176
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 133# 314
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 156# 149
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 179# 172
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 184# 175
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 200# 176
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 202# 132
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 205# 155
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 212# 180
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 263# 217
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 112
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 139
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 140
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 151
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 167
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 198
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 199
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 233
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Alejandro Kirk
C - TOR
Alejandro Kirk
Daulton Varsho
C,CF,LF,RF - ARI
Daulton Varsho
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats24101
   
Runs416
   
Hits919
   
Singles69
   
Doubles25
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs13
   
RBI39
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks112
   
Strikeouts433
   
Batting Average.375.188
   
On Base Pct.400.287
   
Slugging Pct.583.366
   
On-base Plus Slugging.983.653
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Alejandro Kirk
C - TOR
Alejandro Kirk
Daulton Varsho
C,CF,LF,RF - ARI
Daulton Varsho
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats268241
   
Runs3835
   
Hits7458
   
Singles4736
   
Doubles1611
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs98
   
RBI3829
   
Stolen Bases17
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks2722
   
Strikeouts4962
   
Batting Average.273.246
   
On Base Pct.340.312
   
Slugging Pct.443.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.783.731
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Alejandro Kirk
C - TOR
Alejandro Kirk
Daulton Varsho
C,CF,LF,RF - ARI
Daulton Varsho
News 
 Alejandro Kirk went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs Tuesday as the Blue Jays defeated the Yankees by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 8th
Catcher/outfielder Daulton Varsho went 1-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and a strikeout in the D-Backs' 11-4 loss to the Braves on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Sep 21st
 Alejandro Kirk went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, a double, and two total runs scored in Sunday's 8-0 win over Oakland.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 6th
Catcher Daulton Varsho went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI as the Diamondbacks took down the Astros 6-4 on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 19th
 Alejandro Kirk went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Tigers.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 29th
Daulton Varsho went 3-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and four RBI during Saturday's 7-3 win over the Mariners.
Andy Zimmerman
Sun, Sep 12th
 The Toronto Blue Jays recalled catcher Alejandro Kirk from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 23rd
Catcher/outfielder Daulton Varsho went 0-for-4 with a strikeout as the Diamondbacks fell to the Mariners 10-4 on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Sep 5th
 Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk (hip) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday and optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 21st
Catcher/outfielder Daulton Varsho went 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks were shut out by the Phillies 7-0 on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Aug 29th
Notes 
 Kirk has the bat to to be a fantasy asset if he can stay in the lineup, particularly with catcher eligibility. He is a career .315 hitter with a .918 OPS in the minors, and had a strong, albeit short, stint in the majors last year during when he had a .983 OPS in nine games. The biggest obstacle for Kirk is that the Blue Jays have two solid defensive catchers in Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire, and although they could put Kirk at DH, they have plenty of other options for that position. In other words, Kirk needs to hit and hit early to cement a lineup spot. If he does, he's got top-10 catcher potential pretty easily.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Varsho was optioned to Triple-A, which was mildly surprising, though not entirely unexpected. He saw plenty of action between catcher and the outfield last year for the Diamondbacks, and although he batted just .188, he hit three home runs and stole three bases. That may not sound like much but for a catcher-eligible player in 37 games, it's plenty. Varsho was optioned less because of his talent level and more because the Diamondbacks' roster is pretty full, especially with the signing of Asdrubal Cabrera,. There's a ton of potential for Varsho, given that he was a high-average hitter during his minor-league career, but fantasy managers will need to wait a bit longer for him to become someone to start in fantasy leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 If Kirk takes a hold of the starting C position in Toronto he will become a valuable fantasy commodity. He is all speculation now though with Jansen set to open the year as the starter.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Varsho has one of the more perplexing ADPs. I understand the appeal out of the catcher position for a guy who can steal some bags but he was a terrible hitter in his first taste of the big leagues in 2020, is struggling in spring training, and will likely open the season in the minors. I am not drafting him anywehre.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Dalton Varsho struggled during his first season in the majors, slashing .188/.287/.366 across 115 plate appearances. He is expected to be the Diamondbacks starting CF and will be catcher eligible in most league formats. The 24-year-old has legit power and did steal 40 bases in the minors. Varsho should see everyday at-bats and with his upside is considered a top-10 fantasy option at the catcher position.
Brad Camara - FantasyPros