Who Should I Draft?

Buster Posey or Mike Zunino (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
56 of 57 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 113# 171
Best Rank# 59# 111
Worst Rank# 167# 258
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 127# 216
Best Rank# 111# 202
Worst Rank# 153# 284
   
Projections 
   
Runs5846
Home Runs1022
RBI5856
Stolen Bases40
Batting Average.291.217
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 108
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 152
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 158
   
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DailyOverlay
# 166# 225
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 108# 168
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 141# 175
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 96# 151
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 59# 143
   
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Razzball
# 151# 186
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 109# 183
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 106# 187
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 123
   
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Beast Dome
# 103# 111
   
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The Athletic
# 73# 126
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 82# 201
   
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CBS Sports
# 72# 116
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 164# 246
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 76# 195
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 91# 146
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 115# 171
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 100# 213
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 66# 157
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 148# 185
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 182
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 142# 184
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 115# 180
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 113# 187
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 117# 194
   
Andrea LaMont
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# 163# 189
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 92# 173
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 99# 184
   
Nick Pollack
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# 95# 160
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 126# 199
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 138# 154
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 97# 140
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 102# 168
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 159
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 144# 222
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 114# 212
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 69# 168
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 112# 126
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 119
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 124# 205
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 110# 199
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 110# 143
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 105# 162
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 101# 171
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 120# 134
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 104# 180
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 167
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 143
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 100# 258
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 83# 161
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 90# 154
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 125
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 161
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats398373
   
Runs4737
   
Hits11375
   
Singles8537
   
Doubles2218
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs520
   
RBI4144
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks4524
   
Strikeouts53150
   
Batting Average.284.201
   
On Base Pct.359.259
   
Slugging Pct.382.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.741.669
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457389
   
Runs5846
   
Hits13384
   
Singles9645
   
Doubles2619
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1022
   
RBI5856
   
Stolen Bases40
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks5132
   
Strikeouts62151
   
Batting Average.291.217
   
On Base Pct.362.276
   
Slugging Pct.419.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.781.707
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
News 
 Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Giants beat the Marlins 1-0 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 5-0 victory against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 7th
 Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with two singles in the Giants' 5-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs in Friday's win over the Orioles by a 7-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 24th
 Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Giants' 5-3 loss to the Padres on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 30th
Mike Zunino went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Mariners.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 11th
 Buster Posey went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 8th
 Buster Posey went hitless in four at-bats as the Giants fell to the Cubs 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 21st
Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a 9-4 win over the Red Sox on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
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
Zunino killed his fantasy teams in batting average last year, but he was up at .251 the year before so you'd have to think he will settle somewhere in between this year. When it comes with 20 homers and 50 RBIs at the catcher position, the batting average is much easier to swallow.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Zunino is one of the better sources of power at the catcher position, but with a .207 lifetime average and enormous 34.2 percent career strikeout rate, he is a major liability in the batting average department. As a result, he's finished as a top-14 fantasy catcher just once -- in 2017, when he rode a completely unsustainable .355 BABIP to a .251 batting average. He's simply too big of a batting average drain to be an appealing starting option in 12-team leagues.
Andrew Seifter - 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