Who Should I Draft?

Buster Posey or Danny Jansen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
53 of 56 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 113# 142
Best Rank# 59# 88
Worst Rank# 166# 244
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 127# 188
Best Rank# 111# 163
Worst Rank# 153# 240
   
Projections 
   
Runs5848
Home Runs1012
RBI5847
Stolen Bases43
Batting Average.291.254
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 108# 169
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 141# 156
   
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USA Today
# 96# 111
   
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# 59# 142
   
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# 151# 158
   
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# 175
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats39881
   
Runs4712
   
Hits11320
   
Singles8511
   
Doubles226
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs53
   
RBI418
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks459
   
Strikeouts5317
   
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
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457369
   
Runs5848
   
Hits13394
   
Singles9659
   
Doubles2622
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1012
   
RBI5847
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5138
   
Strikeouts6270
   
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
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
News 
 Buster Posey went 1-for-5 with a double on Thursday as the Giants fell to the Dodgers 9-8.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
Danny Jansen went 1-for-4 and drove in two runs as the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox by a 6-1 score on Sunday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Brewers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
Danny Jansen went 2-for-3 with an RBI double as the Blue Jays lost to the Diamondbacks on Sunday by an 8-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 The Giants have activated catcher Buster Posey from the Injured List. Posey is in Wednesday's starting lineup at batting cleanup for San Francisco.
Blaine Blontz
Wed, Jun 12th
Danny Jansen went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Friday's 10-2 win over the White Sox.
John Aubin
Sat, May 18th
 Buster Posey (hamstring) is expected to come off the IL when first eligible on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Danny Jansen went 0-for-2 with a walk on Thursday as the Blue Jays lost to the White Sox by a 4-2 score.
John Aubin
Fri, May 17th
 Posey was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the New York Mets.
James Bisson
Wed, Jun 5th
Danny Jansen went 0-for-4 on Friday as the Blue Jays beat the White Sox by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, May 11th
Notes 
 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