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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Nola or Carson Kelly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
33 of 46 experts
28%
Recommended by
13 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 166# 182
Best Rank# 112# 127
Worst Rank# 289# 300
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 224# 282
Best Rank# 171# 252
Worst Rank# 258# 345
   
Projections 
   
Runs4542
Home Runs1115
RBI4749
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.254.240
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 121# 179
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 157# 158
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 123# 139
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 139# 195
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 221
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 158# 183
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 232# 244
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 143# 185
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 136# 197
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 141# 210
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 139# 176
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 162# 195
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 115
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 168# 182
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 159# 177
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 120# 180
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 174# 175
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 170# 220
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 205# 249
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 123# 144
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 171
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 116
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 121
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 112# 186
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 137
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 137# 173
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 214# 300
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 157# 177
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 127# 177
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 168
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 152# 174
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 155# 225
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 171
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 135# 127
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 170# 162
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 182# 158
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 183# 176
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 183# 156
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 186# 155
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 201# 169
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 218# 207
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 248# 174
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 289# 172
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 165
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 167
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 169
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats161122
   
Runs2411
   
Hits4427
   
Singles2717
   
Doubles95
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs75
   
RBI2819
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks186
   
Strikeouts3429
   
Batting Average.273.221
   
On Base Pct.353.264
   
Slugging Pct.472.385
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.649
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats342347
   
Runs4542
   
Hits8783
   
Singles5750
   
Doubles1817
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1115
   
RBI4749
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3638
   
Strikeouts8184
   
Batting Average.254.240
   
On Base Pct.326.316
   
Slugging Pct.410.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.735.738
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
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 Carson Kelly went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored as the Diamondbacks lost to the Astros 7-6 on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
 Austin Nola (knee) caught a bullpen on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 2nd
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer as the D-Backs went on to lose 8-5 to the Seattle Mariners.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 4th
 Padres catcher Austin Nola (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 27th
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks were shut out by the Padres 3-0 on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
 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 Carson Kelly went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 8-7 on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Aug 27th
 Padres catcher Austin Nola underwent X-rays on his left hand Friday that came back negative.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 8th
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored, a walk, and was hit by a pitch in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Pirates.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 24th
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
After an impressive 2019 season during which he hit 18 home runs in just 111 games, Kelly had a down 2020, batting just .221 with five long balls. Kelly's walk rate regressed significantly to just 4.7%, and he showed little of the patience that brought him success in 2019. Daulton Varsho is a threat to his playing time, but it seems like Kelly will have the lead role behind the plate, with Varsho filling in and getting time at outfield. That should make Kelly a borderline startable catcher in most mixed leagues, assuming he can bounce back from his down 2020 campaign.
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