Who Should I Draft?

Danny Jansen or Mike Zunino (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
51 of 59 experts
14%
Recommended by
8 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 141# 171
Best Rank# 88# 111
Worst Rank# 244# 258
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 188# 216
Best Rank# 163# 202
Worst Rank# 240# 284
   
Projections 
   
Runs4846
Home Runs1222
RBI4756
Stolen Bases30
Batting Average.254.217
   
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  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats81373
   
Runs1237
   
Hits2075
   
Singles1137
   
Doubles618
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs320
   
RBI844
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks924
   
Strikeouts17150
   
Batting Average.247.201
   
On Base Pct.347.259
   
Slugging Pct.432.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.669
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats369389
   
Runs4846
   
Hits9484
   
Singles5945
   
Doubles2219
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1222
   
RBI4756
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3832
   
Strikeouts70151
   
Batting Average.254.217
   
On Base Pct.324.276
   
Slugging Pct.419.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.743.707
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
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
Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 5-0 victory against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 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
Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs in Friday's win over the Orioles by a 7-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 24th
 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
Mike Zunino went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Mariners.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 11th
 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
Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 8th
 Danny Jansen went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk on Wednesday against the Yankees.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 26th
Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a 9-4 win over the Red Sox on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
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
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