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Buster Posey or Joe Mauer (2018)

Experts' Pick
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Joe Mauer
1B - MIN
Joe Mauer
Recommended by
45 of 45 experts
Recommended by
0 of 45 experts
ECR# 55# 209
Best Rank# 26# 126
Worst Rank# 105# 256
Composite# 56# 348
Best Rank# 50# 281
Worst Rank# 61# 472
Home Runs149
Stolen Bases42
Batting Average.302.284
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
Fantasy Spin
# 50
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 64
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 166
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# 95# 214
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 84# 170
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 66
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 168
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# 26# 163
Grey Albright
# 80# 197
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 78
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 64# 185
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# 55
Al Melchior
# 43# 137
Heath Cummings
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# 27# 252
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# 35
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# 50
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# 104
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 70
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 51
Andrew Gould
Bleacher Report
# 58
Rudy Gamble
# 35# 148
Wayne Bretsky
# 79
Jake Ciely
# 84# 164
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60
Chris Meaney
FNTSY Sports Network
# 71
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
# 54
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# 61# 193
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Fake Teams
# 54# 247
Andrea LaMont
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# 62# 126
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 52
Kyle Bishop
# 47
Mario Mergola
# 29# 196
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 57
Matt Brandon
# 46
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 84
Bill Dubiel
# 63# 216
Nick Mariano
# 58# 195
Bobby Sylvester
# 66# 222
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 76
Michael Waterloo
# 75
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 68# 188
Ryan Faye
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 105# 230
Dan Harris
# 45# 162
Pierre Camus
# 55# 256
Andrew Seifter
# 59
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Joe Mauer
1B - MIN
Joe Mauer
2017 Stats 
At Bats492525
Home Runs127
Stolen Bases52
Caught Stealing11
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
Home Runs149
Stolen Bases42
Caught Stealing11
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
 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
 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