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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Nola or Buster Posey (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
35 of 49 experts
29%
Recommended by
14 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 166# 169
Best Rank# 112# 136
Worst Rank# 289# 248
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 224# 253
Best Rank# 171# 229
Worst Rank# 258# 303
   
Projections 
   
Runs4544
Home Runs118
RBI4743
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.254.266
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 121# 166
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 157
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 123# 178
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 183# 206
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 221# 224
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 158# 191
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 232# 248
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 143# 149
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 136# 157
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 141# 184
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 139# 179
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 162# 178
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 115
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 168# 179
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 218
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 159# 165
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 120# 171
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 174# 179
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 170# 199
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 205# 228
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 170# 176
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 135# 180
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 123# 174
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 171# 187
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 116# 167
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 121
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 183# 185
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 112# 161
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 137# 159
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 137# 169
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 214# 237
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 157# 174
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 127# 166
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 152# 171
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 155# 206
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 139# 136
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 168# 164
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 171# 141
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 182# 144
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 186# 149
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 201# 196
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 248# 200
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 289# 215
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 162
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 163
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 168
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 174
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 175
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 178
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats161
   
Runs24
   
Hits44
   
Singles27
   
Doubles9
   
Triples1
   
Home Runs7
   
RBI28
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Caught Stealing0
   
Walks18
   
Strikeouts34
   
Batting Average.273
   
On Base Pct.353
   
Slugging Pct.472
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats342381
   
Runs4544
   
Hits87100
   
Singles5771
   
Doubles1819
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs118
   
RBI4743
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3638
   
Strikeouts8166
   
Batting Average.254.266
   
On Base Pct.326.332
   
Slugging Pct.410.378
   
On-base Plus Slugging.735.711
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
News 
 Austin Nola (knee) went 0-for-3 with two walks in his return from the injured list on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 23rd
Catcher Buster Posey went 0-for-3 in the Giants' 3-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
 Austin Nola (knee) caught a bullpen on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 2nd
Catcher Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored as the Giants defeated the Padres 6-1 on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 15th
 Padres catcher Austin Nola (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 27th
Buster Posey is absent from the Giants' lineup on Wednesday against the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 8th
 Austin Nola went 1-3 with a single and a walk in the Padres' win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, May 17th
Catcher Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double, two runs scored, and two strikeouts as the Giants beat the Rockies 10-5 on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
 Padres catcher Austin Nola underwent X-rays on his left hand Friday that came back negative.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 8th
Giants' catcher Buster Posey is not in the lineup for Sunday's matchup with the division rival Dodgers.
Jack Mannis
Sun, Sep 5th
Notes 
 Nola has proven to be a quality bat for a catcher over the last two seasons, batting .271 with 17 home runs in 127 games over that span. He's in a great situation with the Padres, even if he will be batting at the bottom of the lineup, but a fractured finger will likely lead him to begin the season on the IL. Depending on how much time he'll miss, that could create a buying opportunity, as his ADP should drop a bit. As long he isn't projected to miss more than a couple of weeks, take the discount and enjoy premium production from the catcher position for the rest of the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Posey sat out the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health of his adopted daughters, but he returns this year for what is almost certainly his final season with the Giants and perhaps his career. Posey is in his age-34 season, ancient for a catcher, and he's coming off two seasons during which he totaled a .741 OPS and a .688 OPS in 2018 and 2019 respectively. But he's healthy and appears refreshed, and the changes to Oracle Park last year should work in his benefit now. He's outside the top-12 catchers, but you can get away with him in a one-catcher league in a pinch.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Nola was one of my favorite draft values prior to injuring himself. The hope is it will be a quick recovery and his drop in ADP from this injury will prove to make him an even better pick. Nola is an underrated hitter and the Padres gave up their fair share of prospects to acquire him in the middle of last season. He is their guy.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy