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Who Should I Draft?

Buster Posey or Carson Kelly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
31 of 48 experts
35%
Recommended by
17 of 48 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 169# 182
Best Rank# 136# 127
Worst Rank# 248# 300
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 253# 282
Best Rank# 229# 252
Worst Rank# 303# 345
   
Projections 
   
Runs4442
Home Runs815
RBI4349
Stolen Bases20
Batting Average.266.240
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 166# 179
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 136# 195
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 224
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 163
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 149# 185
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 157# 197
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 184# 210
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 178# 195
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 179# 182
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 165# 177
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 171# 180
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 178
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 199# 220
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 228# 249
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 174
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 187
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 167
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 149# 155
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 161# 186
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 159
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 169# 173
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 237# 300
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 174# 177
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 166# 177
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 164
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 162
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 171# 174
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 144# 158
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 206# 225
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 168# 169
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 141
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 174# 144
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 175# 167
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 176# 162
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 178# 139
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 179# 176
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 179# 175
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 180# 127
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 185# 176
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 191# 183
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 196# 169
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 200# 174
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 206# 156
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 215# 172
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 248# 244
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 158
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 165
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 207
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats122
   
Runs11
   
Hits27
   
Singles17
   
Doubles5
   
Triples0
   
Home Runs5
   
RBI19
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Caught Stealing0
   
Walks6
   
Strikeouts29
   
Batting Average.221
   
On Base Pct.264
   
Slugging Pct.385
   
On-base Plus Slugging.649
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats381347
   
Runs4442
   
Hits10083
   
Singles7150
   
Doubles1917
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs815
   
RBI4349
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3838
   
Strikeouts6684
   
Batting Average.266.240
   
On Base Pct.332.316
   
Slugging Pct.378.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.711.738
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
News 
 Catcher Buster Posey went 0-for-3 in the Giants' 3-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
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
 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
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
 Buster Posey is absent from the Giants' lineup on Wednesday against the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 8th
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
 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
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
 Giants' catcher Buster Posey is not in the lineup for Sunday's matchup with the division rival Dodgers.
Jack Mannis
Sun, Sep 5th
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 
 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
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