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Who Should I Draft?

Carson Kelly or Alejandro Kirk (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
Alejandro Kirk
C - TOR
Alejandro Kirk
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
30 of 41 experts
27%
Recommended by
11 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 182# 207
Best Rank# 127# 106
Worst Rank# 300# 263
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 282# 307
Best Rank# 252# 277
Worst Rank# 345# 400
   
Projections 
   
Runs4238
Home Runs159
RBI4938
Stolen Bases01
Batting Average.240.273
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 179
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 158
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 139
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 156# 263
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 183# 184
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 244
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 197
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 210
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 176# 202
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 182# 187
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 207# 220
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 177
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 167# 172
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 180
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 175
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 172
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 220# 221
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 174# 206
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 162
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 127# 181
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 144# 205
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 176# 181
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 165
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 169# 188
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 155# 165
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 186# 200
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 173
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 177
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 174
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 169
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 158# 133
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 177# 176
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 185# 167
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 195# 179
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 195# 169
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 225# 212
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 249# 153
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 300# 263
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 106
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 156
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 199
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
Alejandro Kirk
C - TOR
Alejandro Kirk
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats12224
   
Runs114
   
Hits279
   
Singles176
   
Doubles52
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs51
   
RBI193
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks61
   
Strikeouts294
   
Batting Average.221.375
   
On Base Pct.264.400
   
Slugging Pct.385.583
   
On-base Plus Slugging.649.983
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
Alejandro Kirk
C - TOR
Alejandro Kirk
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats347268
   
Runs4238
   
Hits8374
   
Singles5047
   
Doubles1716
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs159
   
RBI4938
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks3827
   
Strikeouts8449
   
Batting Average.240.273
   
On Base Pct.316.340
   
Slugging Pct.422.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.738.783
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
Alejandro Kirk
C - TOR
Alejandro Kirk
News 
 Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored as the Diamondbacks lost to the Astros 7-6 on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
Alejandro Kirk went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs Tuesday as the Blue Jays defeated the Yankees by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 8th
 Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer as the D-Backs went on to lose 8-5 to the Seattle Mariners.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 4th
Alejandro Kirk went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, a double, and two total runs scored in Sunday's 8-0 win over Oakland.
John Aubin
Mon, Sep 6th
 Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks were shut out by the Padres 3-0 on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
Alejandro Kirk went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Tigers.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 29th
 Catcher Carson Kelly went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 8-7 on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Aug 27th
The Toronto Blue Jays recalled catcher Alejandro Kirk from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 23rd
 Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored, a walk, and was hit by a pitch in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Pirates.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 24th
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk (hip) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday and optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 21st
Notes 
 After an impressive 2019 season during which he hit 18 home runs in just 111 games, Kelly had a down 2020, batting just .221 with five long balls. Kelly's walk rate regressed significantly to just 4.7%, and he showed little of the patience that brought him success in 2019. Daulton Varsho is a threat to his playing time, but it seems like Kelly will have the lead role behind the plate, with Varsho filling in and getting time at outfield. That should make Kelly a borderline startable catcher in most mixed leagues, assuming he can bounce back from his down 2020 campaign.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Kirk has the bat to to be a fantasy asset if he can stay in the lineup, particularly with catcher eligibility. He is a career .315 hitter with a .918 OPS in the minors, and had a strong, albeit short, stint in the majors last year during when he had a .983 OPS in nine games. The biggest obstacle for Kirk is that the Blue Jays have two solid defensive catchers in Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire, and although they could put Kirk at DH, they have plenty of other options for that position. In other words, Kirk needs to hit and hit early to cement a lineup spot. If he does, he's got top-10 catcher potential pretty easily.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  If Kirk takes a hold of the starting C position in Toronto he will become a valuable fantasy commodity. He is all speculation now though with Jansen set to open the year as the starter.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy