Who Should I Draft?

Danny Jansen or Nick Senzel (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Nick Senzel
3B - CIN
Nick Senzel
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 142# 148
Best Rank# 88# 98
Worst Rank# 244# 294
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 188# 206
Best Rank# 163# 198
Worst Rank# 240# 281
   
Projections 
   
Runs4853
Home Runs1213
RBI4752
Stolen Bases311
Batting Average.254.272
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-MiLB
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 148# 171
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 130
   
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# 175
   
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USA Today
# 111# 129
   
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RotoChamp
# 142# 200
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 123# 156
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 127# 135
   
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The Athletic
# 114# 159
   
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CBS Sports
# 89# 125
   
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CBS Sports
# 88# 168
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 119# 167
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 144# 145
   
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FantasyPros
# 137# 145
   
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# 115# 116
   
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# 155# 174
   
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The Athletic
# 159# 167
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 151# 168
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
# 146# 148
   
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# 198
   
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Sporfolio
# 231# 294
   
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FanGraphs
# 155
   
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RotoBaller
# 158# 168
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 144# 186
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 149# 175
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 140# 145
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 138# 162
   
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FantasyPros
# 140# 154
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 107
   
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# 170
   
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# 129# 155
   
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# 119# 113
   
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# 122# 119
   
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# 124# 98
   
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The Athletic
# 132# 114
   
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FantasyPros
# 135# 118
   
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Brewer Rat
# 135# 117
   
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The Athletic
# 143# 142
   
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Freeze Stats
# 143# 123
   
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Pitcher List
# 148# 144
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 150# 148
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 154# 105
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 156# 153
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 158# 128
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 158# 156
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 159# 156
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 159# 148
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 167# 112
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 167# 164
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 169# 161
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 172# 149
   
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Beast Dome
# 187# 160
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 214# 160
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 224# 159
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 227# 104
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 244# 196
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Nick Senzel
3B - CIN
Nick Senzel
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats81
   
Runs12
   
Hits20
   
Singles11
   
Doubles6
   
Triples0
   
Home Runs3
   
RBI8
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Caught Stealing0
   
Walks9
   
Strikeouts17
   
Batting Average.247
   
On Base Pct.347
   
Slugging Pct.432
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Nick Senzel
3B - CIN
Nick Senzel
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats369395
   
Runs4853
   
Hits94108
   
Singles5967
   
Doubles2225
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs1213
   
RBI4752
   
Stolen Bases311
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks3838
   
Strikeouts7097
   
Batting Average.254.272
   
On Base Pct.324.336
   
Slugging Pct.419.451
   
On-base Plus Slugging.743.787
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Nick Senzel
3B - CIN
Nick Senzel
News 
 Danny Jansen went 1-for-3 at the plate with a double and two runs driven in as the Blue Jays beat the A's by a 5-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 20th
Nick Senzel (ankle) played three innings in an extended spring training game on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 15th
 Danny Jansen went 1-for-4 at the plate with a run scored as the Blue Jays beat the Twins by a 6-5 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 17th
Reds manager David Bell says Nick Senzel (ankle) is still a couple of weeks away from playing in games.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 11th
 Danny Jansen went 0-for-2 at the plate with a walk and struck out twice as the Blue Jays lost to the Red Sox by a 7-6 score on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 12th
Nick Senzel (ankle) has shed his walking boot and will do some light running on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 8th
 Danny Jansen went 1-for-4 at the plate with a double as the Blue Jays lost to the Indians on Saturday by a 7-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 7th
Nick Senzel has been diagnosed with a sprained right ankle and will be in a walking boot for 7-14 days.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 26th
 Danny Jansen is leading off and serving as Toronto’s DH on Sunday versus Detroit.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Mar 31st
Nick Senzel left Monday's minor league game with an ankle injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 25th
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
Senzel can't catch a break. Shortly after getting optioned to Triple-A, he suffered a sprained ankle that will sideline him for a few weeks to start the season. That derails his chances of replacing the injured Scooter Gennett (groin) at second base. Most scouts believe the 23-year-old can make an immediate mark, but injuries and a crowded Reds lineup could continue to delay his anticipated debut. The latest setback makes it tougher to stash him in standard mixed leagues.
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
It remains an open question whether Senzel will make the Opening Day roster, and if so where -- the Reds are currently giving him a look in centerfield. Senzel has shown the ability to hit over .300 at every minor league level while also providing a bit of power and speed. Once he's able to earn regular playing time in Cincinnati, it's not hard to see Senzel producing 20-25 homers and 10-15 steals over a full season, along with a solid batting average. He could follow a similar career trajectory to Anthony Rendon.
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
Fantasy owners were disappointed to get nothing out of Senzel at the MLB level last year, but they shouldn't give up hope. Rather, barring another series of injuries, he will be with the big league club, weather in Cincy, Miami, San Diego or Cleveland (pending potential trades) rather quickly. He is a true five-tool player and could end up qualifying at 2B, 3B, SS and OF.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros