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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Vazquez or Austin Nola (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
46 of 51 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 121# 166
Best Rank# 72# 112
Worst Rank# 277# 289
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 167# 224
Best Rank# 133# 171
Worst Rank# 191# 258
   
Projections 
   
Runs5345
Home Runs1511
RBI5547
Stolen Bases62
Batting Average.262.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 118# 121
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 157
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 97# 123
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 72# 139
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 111# 183
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 137# 221
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109# 158
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 124
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 150
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 184# 232
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 119# 143
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 118# 136
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 100# 141
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 107# 139
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 95# 162
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 118# 168
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 147# 218
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 124# 159
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 146
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 111# 120
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 101# 174
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 277# 289
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 102
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 113# 170
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 176# 248
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 146# 205
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 132# 170
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 102# 135
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 105
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 110# 171
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 133# 183
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 155
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 96# 201
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 130# 186
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 124# 137
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 118# 137
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 199# 214
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 144# 157
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 117# 127
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 113# 168
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 152
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 121# 152
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 121# 182
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 141# 155
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 122
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 120# 171
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 120# 116
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 129# 123
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 130# 121
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 130# 112
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 115
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats173161
   
Runs2224
   
Hits4944
   
Singles3327
   
Doubles99
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs77
   
RBI2328
   
Stolen Bases40
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks1618
   
Strikeouts4334
   
Batting Average.283.273
   
On Base Pct.344.353
   
Slugging Pct.457.472
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.825
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats419342
   
Runs5345
   
Hits11087
   
Singles7257
   
Doubles2118
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1511
   
RBI5547
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks3136
   
Strikeouts9381
   
Batting Average.262.254
   
On Base Pct.313.326
   
Slugging Pct.424.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.737.735
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
News 
 Christian Vazquez went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored in Wednesday’s win.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Sep 2nd
Austin Nola (knee) went 0-for-3 with two walks in his return from the injured list on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 23rd
 Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has been activated from the bereavement list and will start on Saturday against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 14th
Austin Nola (knee) caught a bullpen on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 2nd
 The Red Sox placed catcher Christian Vazquez on the bereavement list prior to Wednesday's game against the Rays. In a corresponding move, Connor Wong was recalled from Triple-A Worcester.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Aug 11th
Padres catcher Austin Nola (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 27th
 Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 on Thursday. He was the lone Red Sox player with more than one hit in an otherwise quiet night for the offense.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Jul 30th
Austin Nola went 1-3 with a single and a walk in the Padres' win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, May 17th
 Christian Vazquez went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored on Sunday.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Jun 28th
Padres catcher Austin Nola underwent X-rays on his left hand Friday that came back negative.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 8th
Notes 
 Vazquez was a late bloomer, but he's developed into one of the more reliable catchers in the game. Not only does he provide 20-homer power, but he's one of the best assets at catcher in both batting average and stolen bases. Entering his age-31 season, there's certainly the possibility for a major decline in his numbers, but there is little in his underlying metrics to suggest it is imminent. Draft Vazquez as a strong starter in single-catcher formats, and you won't need to do so before the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Nola has proven to be a quality bat for a catcher over the last two seasons, batting .271 with 17 home runs in 127 games over that span. He's in a great situation with the Padres, even if he will be batting at the bottom of the lineup, but a fractured finger will likely lead him to begin the season on the IL. Depending on how much time he'll miss, that could create a buying opportunity, as his ADP should drop a bit. As long he isn't projected to miss more than a couple of weeks, take the discount and enjoy premium production from the catcher position for the rest of the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Nola was one of my favorite draft values prior to injuring himself. The hope is it will be a quick recovery and his drop in ADP from this injury will prove to make him an even better pick. Nola is an underrated hitter and the Padres gave up their fair share of prospects to acquire him in the middle of last season. He is their guy.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy