Who Should I Draft?

Danny Jansen or Francisco Cervelli (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
51 of 59 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 141# 184
Best Rank# 88# 108
Worst Rank# 244# 311
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 188# 228
Best Rank# 163# 214
Worst Rank# 240# 314
   
Projections 
   
Runs4844
Home Runs1210
RBI4747
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.254.258
   
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# 169
   
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  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats81332
   
Runs1239
   
Hits2086
   
Singles1156
   
Doubles615
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs312
   
RBI857
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks951
   
Strikeouts1784
   
Batting Average.247.259
   
On Base Pct.347.378
   
Slugging Pct.432.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.809
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats369362
   
Runs4844
   
Hits9493
   
Singles5965
   
Doubles2216
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1210
   
RBI4747
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3849
   
Strikeouts7087
   
Batting Average.254.258
   
On Base Pct.324.346
   
Slugging Pct.419.396
   
On-base Plus Slugging.743.742
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
News 
 Danny Jansen went 3-for-5 and hit a three-run homer in a win over the Orioles on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-1 with two walks, a steal, and a run scored in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 7th
 Danny Jansen went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 5th
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Pirates' 6-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 27th
 Danny Jansen went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 3rd
Francisco Cervelli went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in the Pirates' 4-1 win over the Giants on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 20th
 Danny Jansen went 1-for-4 and hit a walk-off, two-run homer on Saturday, propelling the Blue Jays to a 7-5 victory over the Royals.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 30th
Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 15th
 Danny Jansen went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk on Wednesday against the Yankees.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 26th
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Pirates' 5-2 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Apr 11th
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
Among all catchers with 200 plate appearances, Cervelli corralled the second-highest wOBA (.355) behind Wilson Ramos. His modest 12 homers comfortably cleared his previous high of seven, but concussions limited him to 404 plate appearances. He's unlikely to turn into a big bopper during his age-33 season, but Cervelli is a fine placeholder while healthy.
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
 
 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