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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Vazquez or Mitch Garver (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
45 of 51 experts
12%
Recommended by
6 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 121# 148
Best Rank# 72# 105
Worst Rank# 277# 285
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 167# 203
Best Rank# 133# 180
Worst Rank# 191# 260
   
Projections 
   
Runs5347
Home Runs1517
RBI5547
Stolen Bases60
Batting Average.262.242
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 104# 142
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 97# 135
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 72# 105
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 111# 163
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 137
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 109# 146
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 124# 180
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 150
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 184# 222
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 119# 145
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 118# 141
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 100# 144
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 107# 149
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 95# 154
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 118# 150
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 147# 160
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 124# 132
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 146# 153
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 111# 133
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 101# 161
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 277# 285
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 102# 168
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 113# 171
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 146# 162
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 102# 108
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 129# 189
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 105# 150
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 110# 164
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 120# 164
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 130# 155
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 133# 146
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 155# 160
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 96# 134
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 130# 176
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 130# 142
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 124# 139
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 118# 140
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 199# 245
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 117# 148
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 113# 180
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 121# 145
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 121# 141
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 141# 169
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 122# 149
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 120# 172
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 118# 115
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 132# 117
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 144# 132
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 152# 149
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 176# 143
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 122
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats17372
   
Runs228
   
Hits4912
   
Singles339
   
Doubles91
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs72
   
RBI235
   
Stolen Bases40
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks167
   
Strikeouts4337
   
Batting Average.283.167
   
On Base Pct.344.247
   
Slugging Pct.457.264
   
On-base Plus Slugging.801.511
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats419308
   
Runs5347
   
Hits11074
   
Singles7241
   
Doubles2115
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1517
   
RBI5547
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks3136
   
Strikeouts93100
   
Batting Average.262.242
   
On Base Pct.313.321
   
Slugging Pct.424.458
   
On-base Plus Slugging.737.779
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
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
Mitch Garver was placed on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a lower back strain.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Aug 27th
 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
Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 5-4 win over the Astros on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 7th
 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
Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 7-5 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 4th
 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
Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 6-5 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 28th
 Christian Vazquez went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored on Sunday.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Jun 28th
Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 2-for-3 with two solo homers in a 5-3 loss to the White Sox in Game 2 of a Monday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jul 19th
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
As quickly as Garver exploded onto the scene in 2019 with 31 home runs in just 93 games, he disappeared last year, to the tune of a .167 batting average and two home runs with a 45.7% strikeout rate. An intercostal strain led to his shortened season and almost certainly affected his performance. He's been red hot in the spring thus far, and should be slowly moving up your draft board. If you're looking for a catcher who has the potential to finish within the top-5 but is being drafted only as a low-end starter, this is your guy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros