Who Should I Draft?

Buster Posey or Joe Mauer (2018)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Joe Mauer
1B - MIN
Joe Mauer
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 55# 209
Best Rank# 26# 126
Worst Rank# 105# 256
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 56# 348
Best Rank# 50# 281
Worst Rank# 61# 472
   
Projections 
   
Runs6968
Home Runs149
RBI7361
Stolen Bases42
Batting Average.302.284
   
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  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Joe Mauer
1B - MIN
Joe Mauer
2017 Stats 
   
   
At Bats492525
   
Runs6269
   
Hits156160
   
Singles111116
   
Doubles3336
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs127
   
RBI6571
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks6166
   
Strike Outs6683
   
Batting Average.317.305
   
On Base Pct.398.384
   
Slugging Pct.457.417
   
On-base Plus Slugging.855.801
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Joe Mauer
1B - MIN
Joe Mauer
2018 Projections 
   
   
At Bats495498
   
Runs6968
   
Hits150141
   
Singles104101
   
Doubles2929
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs149
   
RBI7361
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5966
   
Strike Outs6589
   
Batting Average.302.284
   
On Base Pct.376.367
   
Slugging Pct.454.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.773
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Joe Mauer
1B - MIN
Joe Mauer
News 
 Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and walk in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Padres. The RBI was Posey's 26th so far on the season to go along with a .290 batting average through 231 at-bats.
Matt Wiswell
Fri, Jun 22nd
Joe Mauer was 2-for-4 Saturday atop the lineup against the Indians, hitting two singles. He drove in a run and scored twice in the 9-3 win.
Carmen Maiorano
Sat, Jun 16th
 Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with a double, single, and a run scored in Monday‚Äôs 5-4 loss to the Marlins. Posey is now hitting .290 on the year with 31 runs scored.
Matt Wiswell
Tue, Jun 19th
Joe Mauer has been activated from the DL and will start on Friday, hitting leadoff.
Carmen Maiorano
Fri, Jun 15th
 Buster Posey returned to the lineup Monday after sitting out Sunday with general soreness, and he went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in a loss to the Marlins.
Mike Maher
Tue, Jun 19th
Joe Mauer has progressed to hitting in the batting cage and will look to do some on-field work early this week, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports. He should be back in the lineup by the end of the week.
Carmen Maiorano
Sun, May 27th
 Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 14th
The Twins placed Joe Mauer on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday with neck stiffness.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 19th
 Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a double, run scored, and two walks Saturday against the Nationals.
Blaine Blontz
Sun, Jun 10th
Joe Mauer left Friday's loss to Milwaukee in the fifth inning due to a sore neck, but manager Paul Molitor does not think he's headed to the DL, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
John Aubin
Sat, May 19th
Notes 
 Buster has been the model of consistency over the years, and should be in the hunt for the NL batting title once again, but that lousy Giants' offense won't warrant many RBIs or runs, plus Posey's power has dipped substantially in the last few seasons.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Mauer won't hit homers or steal any bases, but he offers a likely .290 BA once again with 65+ runs and 65+ RBI. He doesn't qualify at catcher anymore, but that is plenty useful if you need a safe option to fill out your bench.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 From a fantasy standpoint, Posey had perhaps the worst full season of his career last year, hitting just 12 home runs and knocking in just 67 RBI, though he still finished as the third-best catcher in fantasy baseball. But his dip in performance was largely based on his lack of supporting cast, as he had the second-highest batting average and on-base percentage of his career. That supporting cast should look much better this year with Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria on board. Posey will be just 31 years old on Opening Day, and should still have another year or two before the inevitable "catcher decline." Though he may have been surpassed by Gary Sanchez, he's still an easy second choice at the position.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros