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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Nola or Jorge Alfaro (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Jorge Alfaro
C,LF - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 166# 198
Best Rank# 112# 137
Worst Rank# 289# 280
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 224# 294
Best Rank# 171# 246
Worst Rank# 258# 385
   
Projections 
   
Runs4535
Home Runs1112
RBI4742
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.254.242
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 121# 176
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 157# 178
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 123
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 139# 147
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 183# 196
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 221
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 158# 201
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 232# 251
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 143# 186
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 136# 204
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 141# 192
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 139# 194
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 162
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 115
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 168# 196
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 159
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 120
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 174
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 170# 215
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 205# 224
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 170
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 135# 144
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 123# 173
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 171
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 116
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 121
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 201# 202
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 186# 228
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 112# 198
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 137
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 137# 180
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 214# 280
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 157
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 127# 188
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 168
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 152
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 155# 205
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 171
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 182# 180
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 183# 178
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 218# 215
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 248# 189
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 289# 213
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 137
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 179
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Jorge Alfaro
C,LF - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats16193
   
Runs2412
   
Hits4421
   
Singles2716
   
Doubles92
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs73
   
RBI2816
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks184
   
Strikeouts3436
   
Batting Average.273.226
   
On Base Pct.353.280
   
Slugging Pct.472.344
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.624
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Jorge Alfaro
C,LF - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats342330
   
Runs4535
   
Hits8780
   
Singles5754
   
Doubles1812
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1112
   
RBI4742
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3618
   
Strikeouts81121
   
Batting Average.254.242
   
On Base Pct.326.282
   
Slugging Pct.410.395
   
On-base Plus Slugging.735.677
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Jorge Alfaro
C,LF - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
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
Marlins catcher/outfielder Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Fri, Aug 27th
 Austin Nola (knee) caught a bullpen on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 2nd
Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Dodgers. The homer was his third of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Jul 6th
 Padres catcher Austin Nola (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 27th
Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 1-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Chicago Cubs. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Jun 20th
 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
Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Red Sox. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Tue, Jun 8th
 Padres catcher Austin Nola underwent X-rays on his left hand Friday that came back negative.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 8th
Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 1-for-6 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Pirates. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Jun 6th
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
Alfaro batted just .226 in 2020, but he hit .262 from 2018-2019, along with 28 home runs in 238 games. He has been criticized for his defense, but he reportedly worked on it during the offseason and has received some praise this spring. After flirting with trade talk, the Marlins look like they'll stick with Alfaro, and his bat plays well enough to make him a high-end second catcher in mixed leagues. The stardom that some projected may never come, but he'll likely be fantasy-relevant in 2020.
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