Who Should I Draft?

Buster Posey or Danny Jansen (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
Recommended by
54 of 59 experts
Recommended by
5 of 59 experts
ECR# 113# 141
Best Rank# 59# 88
Worst Rank# 167# 244
Composite# 127# 188
Best Rank# 111# 163
Worst Rank# 153# 240
Home Runs1012
Stolen Bases43
Batting Average.291.254
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 108# 154
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 148
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 106
Brad Richter
# 166# 224
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 108# 169
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 141# 156
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 96# 111
Site Projections
# 59# 142
Grey Albright
# 151# 158
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 109# 123
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 106# 127
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 123# 158
Beast Dome
# 103# 187
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 73# 114
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 82# 89
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 72# 88
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 167
Fantasy Team Advice
# 164# 244
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 76# 132
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 91# 119
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 115# 144
Andrew Gould
# 100# 137
Rudy Gamble
# 66# 115
Wayne Bretsky
# 148# 155
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 159
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 142# 151
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 115# 143
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 113# 114
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 117# 146
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 163# 198
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 92# 159
Mario Mergola
# 99# 231
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 95# 119
Bill Dubiel
# 126# 158
Nick Mariano
# 138# 144
Bobby Sylvester
# 97# 149
Justin Mason
# 102# 140
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 138
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 144# 214
Donkey Teeth
# 114# 124
Dan Harris
# 69# 140
Pierre Camus
# 112# 227
Andrew Seifter
# 119# 135
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 124# 143
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 110# 167
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 110# 172
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 105# 170
Jacob Gibbs
# 101# 107
Mick Ciallela
# 104# 170
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 143# 171
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 100# 122
Ariel Cohen
# 83# 129
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 90# 148
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 125# 150
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 120# 89
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 167# 153
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 135
Paul Sporer
# 155
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 175
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
2018 Stats 
At Bats39881
Home Runs53
Stolen Bases30
Caught Stealing20
Batting Average.284.247
On Base Pct.359.347
Slugging Pct.382.432
On-base Plus Slugging.741.780
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
2019 Projections 
At Bats457369
Home Runs1012
Stolen Bases43
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.291.254
On Base Pct.362.324
Slugging Pct.419.419
On-base Plus Slugging.781.743
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
 Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with a homer, a walk, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Giants' 16-inning loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
Danny Jansen went 3-for-5 and hit a three-run homer in a win over the Orioles on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
 Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts as the Giants fell to the Red Sox 5-4 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 20th
Danny Jansen went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 5th
 Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Giants beat the Marlins 1-0 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
Danny Jansen went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 3rd
 Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with two singles in the Giants' 5-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
Danny Jansen went 1-for-4 and hit a walk-off, two-run homer on Saturday, propelling the Blue Jays to a 7-5 victory over the Royals.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 30th
 Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Giants' 5-3 loss to the Padres on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 30th
Danny Jansen went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk on Wednesday against the Yankees.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 26th
 Although Posey isn't likely a .300 hitter anymore, his .280s batting average is the equivilant of a .310 hitter when compared to the replacement-level at his position. Add in a dozen homers, if he can stay healthy this year, and you've got yourself a boring, yet extremely useful top 8 fantasy catcher.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
After batting .323 across three minor league levels in 2017, Jansen hit .275 with 12 homers and five steals through 88 games in AAA in 2018 before earning an August call-up to the Blue Jays. He hit .247 with three homers over 31 games in Toronto, and it's reasonable to expect him to maintain a similar pace over his first full Big League season with the potential for more. Given the sorry state of the catcher position, it could make sense to take a chance on Jansen's unknown upside once the seven or eight surefire starters at the position are off the board.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Posey's power is going the path of Joe Mauer. His home runs over the past five seasons: 22, 19, 14, 12, 5. A hip injury limited him to his fewest games (105) since 2011, and he set a personal worst in slugging (.382) while matching a career-low .284 batting average. He also maintained superb contact skills and hopes to be ready for Opening Day. Even an empty batting average is better than what most other catchers could offer. An aging Posey is still a top-10 choice, but not a top-tier star.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
While far from a sure thing, Jansen is easily the best option for drafters who miss out on the top-eight catchers. He held his own (.247/.347/.432) during 31 late games with the Blue Jays after posting a 146 wRC+ with only five more strikeouts (49) than walks in Triple-A. He even stole five bases before his big league promotion, and simply repeating that tally would represent a major boost at the bleak position. He has the plate approach to hit for a higher average with decent power, and the Blue Jays should give him the neophyte regular reps after shipping Russell Martin back to the Dodgers. The only concern is a lack of catching depth forcing drafters to reach for Jansen once the likes of Willson Contreras, Buster Posey, and Yadier Molina fall off the board.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Posey fell off the fantasy map in 2018, managing to hit just five home runs while playing through a hip ailment that eventually required surgery. He didn't show any obvious signs of decline in his batted ball profile, and his plate discipline remained as good as ever, so a modest bounce back should be expected. The biggest concern is that the Giants pump the brakes on Posey's playing time to preserve his health. Given his poor hitting environment, weak supporting cast, and lack of category juice, Posey needs to rack up a lot of at-bats in order for his typically high batting average to be a true difference-maker for fantasy owners.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Now that Martin was dealt to the Dodgers, Jansen is the favorite to start at catcher for the Blue Jays. He doesn't have much power, but his average will be quality and he should play enough that the RBIs and runs will make him a fringe top 12 fantasy catcher.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros