Who Should I Draft?

Buster Posey or Joe Mauer (2017)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Joe Mauer
1B,DH - MIN
Joe Mauer
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
50 of 50 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 50 experts
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ECR# 43# 216
Best Rank# 14# 148
Worst Rank# 115# 235
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 333
Best Rank# 40# 290
Worst Rank# 45# 414
   
Projections 
   
Runs7263
Home Runs1710
RBI8057
Stolen Bases42
Batting Average.299.266
   
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  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Joe Mauer
1B,DH - MIN
Joe Mauer
2016 Stats 
   
   
At Bats539494
   
Runs8268
   
Hits155129
   
Singles10692
   
Doubles3322
   
Triples24
   
Home Runs1411
   
RBI8049
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks6479
   
Strike Outs6893
   
Batting Average.288.261
   
On Base Pct.362.363
   
Slugging Pct.434.389
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.752
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Joe Mauer
1B,DH - MIN
Joe Mauer
2017 Projections 
   
   
At Bats501478
   
Runs7263
   
Hits150127
   
Singles10087
   
Doubles2725
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1710
   
RBI8057
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5364
   
Strike Outs6094
   
Batting Average.299.266
   
On Base Pct.366.353
   
Slugging Pct.460.392
   
On-base Plus Slugging.826.746
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Joe Mauer
1B,DH - MIN
Joe Mauer
News 
 Buster Posey entered the game as a pinch hitter and delivered a two RBI double to help preserve the victory.
Jonathan Witt
Thu, Jul 20th
Joe Mauer reached base seven times in Sunday's extra-inning loss to the Rays. Mauer went 4-for-5 with a homer, double, and three walks.
Blaine Blontz
Mon, May 29th
 Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a home run on Friday against the Padres. It was his 11th home run of the season.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jul 15th
Maurer went 2-for-14 in the White Sox series and is now batting .190/.244/.435 on the season .
Dan Johnson
Mon, Apr 17th
 Buster Posey finished 1-for-4 with a run scored and two strikeouts as San Francisco completed a three game sweep of Pittsburgh.
Waleed Hawatky - Power Moves
Mon, Jul 3rd
Joe Maurer went 1-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in a 11-5 win over the Tigers on Thursday afternoon.
Dan Johnson
Thu, Apr 13th
 Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs during Monday's win over the Colorado Rockies. He is now slashing .347 / .424 / .536 with 10 home runs and 33 RBIs through 67 games.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 27th
Joe Mauer was 1-for-4 with two RBI vs. the Tigers Wednesday afternoon.
Dan Johnson
Wed, Apr 12th
 Giants first baseman Buster Posey went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored Thursday against the Braves.
Jeff Latka
Sun, Jun 25th
Joe Mauer singled in the 9th inning Wednesday while pinch hitting for Chris Gimenez.
Dan Johnson
Wed, Apr 12th
Notes 
 Posey is the best catcher in the game in standard 5x5 even after what can be considered a down season for him in 2016. Although I have Lucroy close behind I would still prefer the younger Posey; whom I expect to bounce back in 2017.
Justin Klein - The Fake Baseball
 
 Posey has the big name so he may go higher in drafts than he deserves after seeing his batting average and power numbers plummet. Now, he may bounce back, but catchers rarely produce at the same rates when they pass 30 years-old so make of that what you will.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros