Who Should I Draft?

Danny Jansen or Chris Taylor (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Chris Taylor
2B,SS,LF,CF - LAD
Chris Taylor
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
32 of 56 experts
43%
Recommended by
24 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 142# 165
Best Rank# 88# 97
Worst Rank# 244# 226
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 188# 211
Best Rank# 163# 165
Worst Rank# 240# 237
   
Projections 
   
Runs4869
Home Runs1215
RBI4758
Stolen Bases310
Batting Average.254.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 148
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 131
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 156# 189
   
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USA Today
# 111
   
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RotoChamp
# 142# 154
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 158# 180
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 123
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 127# 136
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 158# 162
   
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The Athletic
# 114
   
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CBS Sports
# 89# 161
   
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CBS Sports
# 88# 195
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 167
   
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The Athletic
# 132
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 119# 158
   
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FantasyPros
# 137# 169
   
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Razzball
# 115# 226
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 155
   
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The Athletic
# 143# 188
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 114# 137
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 144# 184
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 149# 201
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 140
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 124# 160
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 140# 152
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 135
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 107# 140
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 170# 178
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 122# 144
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 129# 140
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 150
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 135# 97
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 138# 134
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 143# 120
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 144# 140
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 146# 120
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 148# 139
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 151# 137
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 154# 129
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 155# 133
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 158# 137
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 159# 147
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 159# 123
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 159# 140
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 167# 120
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 169# 121
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 172# 151
   
Staff Rankings
ScoutFantasySports
# 175# 123
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 187# 137
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 198# 122
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 214# 123
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 224# 117
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 227# 182
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 231# 130
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 244# 121
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Chris Taylor
2B,SS,LF,CF - LAD
Chris Taylor
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats81536
   
Runs1285
   
Hits20136
   
Singles1176
   
Doubles635
   
Triples08
   
Home Runs317
   
RBI863
   
Stolen Bases09
   
Caught Stealing06
   
Walks955
   
Strikeouts17178
   
Batting Average.247.254
   
On Base Pct.347.331
   
Slugging Pct.432.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.775
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Chris Taylor
2B,SS,LF,CF - LAD
Chris Taylor
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats369473
   
Runs4869
   
Hits94122
   
Singles5973
   
Doubles2228
   
Triples16
   
Home Runs1215
   
RBI4758
   
Stolen Bases310
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks3847
   
Strikeouts70137
   
Batting Average.254.257
   
On Base Pct.324.324
   
Slugging Pct.419.434
   
On-base Plus Slugging.743.758
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Chris Taylor
2B,SS,LF,CF - LAD
Chris Taylor
News 
 Danny Jansen went 1-for-3 at the plate with a double and two runs driven in as the Blue Jays beat the A's by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 20th
Chris Taylor went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts and a stolen base in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Brewers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Apr 14th
 Danny Jansen went 1-for-4 at the plate with a run scored as the Blue Jays beat the Twins by a 6-5 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 17th
Chris Taylor went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Dodgers fell to the Giants 4-2 on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Apr 2nd
 Danny Jansen went 0-for-2 at the plate with a walk and struck out twice as the Blue Jays lost to the Red Sox by a 7-6 score on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 12th
Chris Taylor went 0-for-4 on Saturday as the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 18-5.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 31st
 Danny Jansen went 1-for-4 at the plate with a double as the Blue Jays lost to the Indians on Saturday by a 7-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 7th
Chris Taylor went 1-for-3 with a single and an RBI in Saturday's game versus Arizona.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 3rd
 Danny Jansen is leading off and serving as Toronto’s DH on Sunday versus Detroit.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 31st
 
Notes 
 After batting .323 across three minor league levels in 2017, Jansen hit .275 with 12 homers and five steals through 88 games in AAA in 2018 before earning an August call-up to the Blue Jays. He hit .247 with three homers over 31 games in Toronto, and it's reasonable to expect him to maintain a similar pace over his first full Big League season with the potential for more. Given the sorry state of the catcher position, it could make sense to take a chance on Jansen's unknown upside once the seven or eight surefire starters at the position are off the board.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
The Dodgers will oddly relegate Taylor to a super-utility role after recording 7.9 fWAR over the last two years combined. Although he didn't fully repeat a breakout 2017, he was still a productive starter (113 wRC+, 3.1 WAR) in 2018. He's versatile enough to still play more often than not, and an injury (or poor performance from Enrique Hernandez as the full-time second baseman) could propel him right back into an everyday role. He's droppable in shallow mixed leagues with three starting outfielders and no corner/middle infielders, but everyone else should stand pat.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 While far from a sure thing, Jansen is easily the best option for drafters who miss out on the top-eight catchers. He held his own (.247/.347/.432) during 31 late games with the Blue Jays after posting a 146 wRC+ with only five more strikeouts (49) than walks in Triple-A. He even stole five bases before his big league promotion, and simply repeating that tally would represent a major boost at the bleak position. He has the plate approach to hit for a higher average with decent power, and the Blue Jays should give him the neophyte regular reps after shipping Russell Martin back to the Dodgers. The only concern is a lack of catching depth forcing drafters to reach for Jansen once the likes of Willson Contreras, Buster Posey, and Yadier Molina fall off the board.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
With the way the Dodgers' team is constructed, it is tough to tell whether Taylor will see another 500 at-bats this year, but if he does, we are probably looking at 20 homers and double-digit steals to go with a decent batting average and plenty of runs.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Now that Martin was dealt to the Dodgers, Jansen is the favorite to start at catcher for the Blue Jays. He doesn't have much power, but his average will be quality and he should play enough that the RBIs and runs will make him a fringe top 12 fantasy catcher.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros