Who Should I Draft?

Danny Jansen or Miguel Sano (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
Recommended by
40 of 57 experts
Recommended by
17 of 57 experts
ECR# 141# 156
Best Rank# 88# 73
Worst Rank# 244# 250
Composite# 188# 269
Best Rank# 163# 249
Worst Rank# 240# 343
Home Runs1226
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.254.237
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 154
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 148
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 144
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FullTime Fantasy
# 175
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The Fantasy Fix
# 156
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 111# 177
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# 142# 215
Grey Albright
# 158# 212
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The Fake Baseball
# 123# 168
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 135# 158
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 127# 180
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 114# 131
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 89# 160
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 88# 148
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 119# 157
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 144# 146
Andrew Gould
# 137# 154
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# 115# 193
Wayne Bretsky
# 155# 159
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 159# 193
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 151# 155
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 143# 161
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 114# 180
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Fake Teams
# 146# 180
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# 155
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# 119# 163
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# 144# 250
Bobby Sylvester
# 149# 164
Justin Mason
# 140# 146
Donkey Teeth
# 124# 145
Dan Harris
# 140# 188
Andrew Seifter
# 135
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 143# 190
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 167# 170
Jacob Gibbs
# 107# 130
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 89# 121
Mick Ciallela
# 170
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 122# 168
Ariel Cohen
# 129# 176
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 150# 177
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 132# 73
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 138# 123
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 148# 119
Bill Dubiel
# 158# 103
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 158# 124
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 159# 126
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 159# 114
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 167# 128
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 169# 107
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 172# 153
Beast Dome
# 187# 136
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 198# 162
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 214# 199
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 224# 179
Pierre Camus
# 227# 128
Mario Mergola
# 231# 135
Fantasy Team Advice
# 244# 143
  Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
2018 Stats 
At Bats81266
Home Runs313
Stolen Bases00
Caught Stealing00
Batting Average.247.199
On Base Pct.347.281
Slugging Pct.432.399
On-base Plus Slugging.780.679
  Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
2019 Projections 
At Bats369431
Home Runs1226
Stolen Bases31
Caught Stealing10
Batting Average.254.237
On Base Pct.324.322
Slugging Pct.419.473
On-base Plus Slugging.743.795
  Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
Miguel Sano
1B,3B,DH - MIN
Miguel Sano
 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
 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