Who Should I Draft?

Danny Jansen or Miguel Sano (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
Expert
Recommendation
70%
Recommended by
40 of 57 experts
30%
Recommended by
17 of 57 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 141# 156
Best Rank# 88# 73
Worst Rank# 244# 250
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 188# 269
Best Rank# 163# 249
Worst Rank# 240# 343
   
Projections 
   
Runs4865
Home Runs1226
RBI4772
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.254.237
   
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  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats81266
   
Runs1232
   
Hits2053
   
Singles1126
   
Doubles614
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs313
   
RBI841
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks931
   
Strikeouts17115
   
Batting Average.247.199
   
On Base Pct.347.281
   
Slugging Pct.432.399
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.679
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats369431
   
Runs4865
   
Hits94102
   
Singles5955
   
Doubles2221
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1226
   
RBI4772
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3854
   
Strikeouts70168
   
Batting Average.254.237
   
On Base Pct.324.322
   
Slugging Pct.419.473
   
On-base Plus Slugging.743.795
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
News 
 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
Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with a single in a 4-3 loss to the Indians on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 14th
 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
Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in a 4-1 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jul 7th
 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
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in an 8-6 loss to the A's on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 3rd
 Danny Jansen went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk on Wednesday against the Yankees.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 26th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 0-for-7 with three strikeouts in a 5-2 loss to the Rays on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 27th
 Danny Jansen went 1-for-4 and drove in two runs as the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox by a 6-1 score on Sunday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 23rd
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 22nd
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
Sano is out until at least May with a heel injury so he may not be worth drafting unless your league has DL spots available. If not, he is a great waiver wire pickup a few weeks into the season as his career per-162 profile is near identical to fifth round pick, Rhys Hoskins.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Sano, who has never recorded 500 plate appearances in a big league season, is unlikely to reach that mark in 2019. After injuring his heel during the offseason, he's not expected to be ready until May, at the earliest. There's still the matter of him hitting .199/.281/.398 with a 38.5% strikeout rate last season. While he makes too much hard contact to again bat below the Mendoza line, all the punchouts make him unlikely to climb much higher than his career .244 clip. Because of these holes, drafters should be able to stash a 25-year-old with a high walk rate and top-shelf power on the cheap. Only take him in five-by-five drafts if needing power and getting a steep discount.
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