Who Should I Draft?

Danny Jansen or Mike Zunino (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Recommended by
49 of 56 experts
Recommended by
7 of 56 experts
ECR# 142# 169
Best Rank# 88# 111
Worst Rank# 244# 258
Composite# 188# 216
Best Rank# 163# 202
Worst Rank# 240# 284
Home Runs1222
Stolen Bases30
Batting Average.254.217
Injury Alert--
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# 154
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# 148# 152
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# 106# 158
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# 158# 186
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# 123# 183
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# 135
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  Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
2018 Stats 
At Bats81373
Home Runs320
Stolen Bases00
Caught Stealing00
Batting Average.247.201
On Base Pct.347.259
Slugging Pct.432.410
On-base Plus Slugging.780.669
  Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
2019 Projections 
At Bats369389
Home Runs1222
Stolen Bases30
Caught Stealing10
Batting Average.254.217
On Base Pct.324.276
Slugging Pct.419.431
On-base Plus Slugging.743.707
  Danny Jansen
Danny Jansen
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
 Danny Jansen went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk on Wednesday against the Yankees.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 26th
The Rays have activated Mike Zunino (quad) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 31st
 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
Rays manager Kevin Cash says he expects Zunino to miss the next 4-to-5 weeks with a left quadriceps injury suffered earlier this week.
James Bisson
Fri, May 10th
 Danny Jansen went 2-for-3 with an RBI double as the Blue Jays lost to the Diamondbacks on Sunday by an 8-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
The Rays are putting Mike Zunino on the 10-day IL and calling up Anthony Bemboom to take his spot according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
John Aubin
Fri, May 10th
 Danny Jansen went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Friday's 10-2 win over the White Sox.
John Aubin
Sat, May 18th
Mike Zunino exited Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks with a tight quadriceps, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
John Aubin
Thu, May 9th
 Danny Jansen went 0-for-2 with a walk on Thursday as the Blue Jays lost to the White Sox by a 4-2 score.
John Aubin
Fri, May 17th
Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored two runs as the Rays beat the Diamondbacks by a 12-1 score on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, May 7th
 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
Zunino killed his fantasy teams in batting average last year, but he was up at .251 the year before so you'd have to think he will settle somewhere in between this year. When it comes with 20 homers and 50 RBIs at the catcher position, the batting average is much easier to swallow.
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
Zunino is one of the better sources of power at the catcher position, but with a .207 lifetime average and enormous 34.2 percent career strikeout rate, he is a major liability in the batting average department. As a result, he's finished as a top-14 fantasy catcher just once -- in 2017, when he rode a completely unsustainable .355 BABIP to a .251 batting average. He's simply too big of a batting average drain to be an appealing starting option in 12-team leagues.
Andrew Seifter - 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