Who Should I Draft?

Buster Posey or Francisco Cervelli (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
52 of 53 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 53 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 113# 181
Best Rank# 59# 108
Worst Rank# 166# 311
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 127# 228
Best Rank# 111# 214
Worst Rank# 153# 314
   
Projections 
   
Runs5844
Home Runs1010
RBI5847
Stolen Bases43
Batting Average.291.258
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 108# 175
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 91
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 105
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 166# 230
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 108
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 141
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 96# 184
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 150
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 151# 187
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 109# 167
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 106# 173
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 103
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 73# 111
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 82# 133
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 72# 115
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 160
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 164
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 76# 202
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 91# 189
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 115# 181
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 100# 180
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 66# 125
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 148# 193
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 174
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 142# 186
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 115# 170
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 113# 173
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 117# 144
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 163# 203
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 92# 178
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 99# 108
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 101# 176
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 95
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 126# 243
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 138# 153
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 97# 159
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 102# 177
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 181
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 144# 215
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 114
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 69# 189
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 112# 251
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 119
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 124# 181
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 110# 201
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 110# 157
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 101
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 104# 111
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 100# 311
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 83# 158
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 90# 138
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 125
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 123# 119
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats398332
   
Runs4739
   
Hits11386
   
Singles8556
   
Doubles2215
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs512
   
RBI4157
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks4551
   
Strikeouts5384
   
Batting Average.284.259
   
On Base Pct.359.378
   
Slugging Pct.382.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.741.809
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457362
   
Runs5844
   
Hits13393
   
Singles9665
   
Doubles2616
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI5847
   
Stolen Bases43
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks5149
   
Strikeouts6287
   
Batting Average.291.258
   
On Base Pct.362.346
   
Slugging Pct.419.396
   
On-base Plus Slugging.781.742
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
News 
 Buster Posey went 0-for-3 with a walk as the Giants beat the Rockies on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jun 26th
Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-1 with two walks, a steal, and a run scored in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 7th
 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
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Pirates' 6-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 27th
 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
Francisco Cervelli went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in the Pirates' 4-1 win over the Giants on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 20th
 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
Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 15th
 Buster Posey (hamstring) is expected to come off the IL when first eligible on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Pirates' 5-2 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Apr 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
Among all catchers with 200 plate appearances, Cervelli corralled the second-highest wOBA (.355) behind Wilson Ramos. His modest 12 homers comfortably cleared his previous high of seven, but concussions limited him to 404 plate appearances. He's unlikely to turn into a big bopper during his age-33 season, but Cervelli is a fine placeholder while healthy.
Andrew Gould - 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
 
 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