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
47 of 47 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 47 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 215
Best Rank# 13# 148
Worst Rank# 73# 220
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 345
Best Rank# 40# 292
Worst Rank# 45# 414
   
Projections 
   
Runs7263
Home Runs1710
RBI8056
Stolen Bases42
Batting Average.299.266
   
Misc 
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 36
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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RotoExperts
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Fox Sports
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EDSFootball
# 42
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 42
   
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USA Today
# 36
   
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The Fake Baseball
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Fantasy Team Advice
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# 21
   
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# 37
   
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# 40
   
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# 40
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 49# 189
   
 
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 Bats501475
   
Runs7263
   
Hits150126
   
Singles10086
   
Doubles2725
   
Triples23
   
Home Runs1710
   
RBI8056
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5364
   
Strike Outs6094
   
Batting Average.299.266
   
On Base Pct.366.353
   
Slugging Pct.460.393
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.746
   
 
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Joe Mauer
1B,DH - MIN
Joe Mauer
News 
 Giants catcher Buster Posey, who was sidelined for the second straight day with a stiff neck, hopes to play Friday against Oakland and thus further his preparation for the World Baseball Classic, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday
Jeff Latka
Joe Mauer got two hits including a two-run double in Spring action vs. the Cardinals who went down 8-0.
Kevin McGuire
 San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey finished his season 0-for-2 with a walk and RBI in Tuesday's late inning loss to the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS.
Benjamin Bukacek
Joe Mauer could be held out for the next few games as he continues to deal with soreness in his quads.
Blaine Blontz
 Buster Posey finished 0-for-2 with a run scored, RBI, and two walks on Thursday. Posey is 4-for-22 with a double, home run, four runs scored, and eight RBI over the last seven days. He has a .793 OPS this season.
Chris Zolli
Joe Mauer was sidelined earlier this month due to a quad injury, and the ailment is back again, causing the veteran to remain out of the lineup. He's considered day-to-day.
Blaine Blontz
 San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the San Diego Padres.
Benjamin Bukacek
Joe Mauer was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a quad injury. He's considered day-to-day.
Blaine Blontz
 San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey was 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Wednesday's 9-3 loss versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Benjamin Bukacek
Joe Mauer put up another multi-hit game on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run double versus the Rays. Over his last five games, Mauer is 14-for-22 with six doubles, a triple and a home run.
Roy Widrig
Notes 
 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