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Who Should I Draft?

Christian Walker or Salvador Perez (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
Christian Walker
1B - ARI
Christian Walker
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
29 of 54 experts
46%
Recommended by
25 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 111# 110
Best Rank# 80# 78
Worst Rank# 255# 240
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 162# 203
Best Rank# 150# 189
Worst Rank# 177# 297
   
Projections 
   
Runs1827
Home Runs89
RBI2427
Stolen Bases02
Batting Average.248.252
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 103
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 114# 122
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 164# 240
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 114# 119
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 126# 144
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 107# 110
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 104# 107
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 124
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 112# 120
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 114# 128
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 103
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 111# 116
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 102# 109
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 111# 115
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 106# 111
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 112# 123
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 113# 117
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 111# 119
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 111# 117
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 91# 118
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 116# 118
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 114# 116
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 104# 120
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 110# 131
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 105# 113
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 116# 131
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 113# 118
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 90# 95
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 103# 115
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 113# 78
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 143# 80
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 193# 82
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 255# 82
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 137# 83
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 90# 86
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 111# 94
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 134# 94
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 112# 96
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 125# 99
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 114# 101
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 113# 103
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 195# 109
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 129# 112
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 118# 113
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 153# 117
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 127# 118
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 120# 119
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 136# 120
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 123# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 171# 122
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 125# 123
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 128# 124
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 138# 130
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 141# 138
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
Christian Walker
1B - ARI
Christian Walker
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats529
   
Runs86
   
Hits137
   
Singles81
   
Doubles26
   
Triples1
   
Home Runs29
   
RBI73
   
Stolen Bases8
   
Caught Stealing1
   
Walks67
   
Strikeouts155
   
Batting Average.259
   
On Base Pct.348
   
Slugging Pct.476
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
Christian Walker
1B - ARI
Christian Walker
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats159178
   
Runs1827
   
Hits3945
   
Singles2326
   
Doubles89
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs89
   
RBI2427
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks619
   
Strikeouts3553
   
Batting Average.248.252
   
On Base Pct.277.324
   
Slugging Pct.456.461
   
On-base Plus Slugging.732.785
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
Christian Walker
1B - ARI
Christian Walker
News 
 Salvador Perez hit three singles going 3-for-5 with an RBI as the Royals lost to the White Sox 3-2 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jul 31st
Christian Walker played the hero on Friday going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a bases-clearing double as the Diamondbacks came from behind to beat the Dodgers 5-3 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Aug 1st
 Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs in a 14-6 win over the Tigers on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jul 28th
Christian Walker is not in the D-backs on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Jul 26th
 Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a towering home run in Saturday's 3-2 extra innings victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Jul 25th
Christian Walker went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the San Diego Padres.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Jul 26th
 Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a single and three strikeouts as the Royals were blanked 2-0 in Friday's loss to the Cleveland Indians.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Jul 25th
Christian Walker (groin) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jul 25th
 Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in a 6-3 exhibition loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 22nd
Walker stayed behind as team left for California and faced live pitching on Wednesday as he recovers from groin injury.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Thu, Jul 23rd
Notes 
 Perez tested positive for COVID-19 early in July, but is reportedly asymptomatic. He'll need two negative tests to return to the team but, assuming that he does, he shouldn't need long to get ready for the season. For now, drop Perez down your board a tad but don't run from him.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
First base seems to be Walker's job to lose. He was buried for the longest time before emerging in Arizona that we have to give him another shot for a full season to see if he's legitimate or not.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 PĂ©rez is a great value on draft day for a catcher who plays nearly every day. Expect Mike Matheny to curb his playing time a tad since he missed all of last year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Walker finished as a top 15 first basemen with a near-identical stat-line to Paul Goldschmidt. He slowed down in the second half and the batting average won't be useful but unless Seth Beer forces Arizona's hand, Walker should again get 25+ homers for fantasy owners this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Perez missed the entire season but is still just 30 years old and let's not forget that he was an all-star for six consecutive seasons. There is no more consistent source of power at the position but his BA has dipped into danger territory two times in three seasons. Perez ends the top teir of reliable catchers.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Nice late round 1B or CI option. Hits the ball very hard so the power should remain.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Missed the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery. Used to be one of the most durable catchers around
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros