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Danny Jansen or Robinson Chirinos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
53 of 59 experts
10%
Recommended by
6 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 141# 193
Best Rank# 88# 115
Worst Rank# 244# 259
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 188# 252
Best Rank# 163# 191
Worst Rank# 240# 354
   
Projections 
   
Runs4843
Home Runs1215
RBI4747
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.254.216
   
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  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats81360
   
Runs1248
   
Hits2080
   
Singles1146
   
Doubles615
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs318
   
RBI865
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks945
   
Strikeouts17140
   
Batting Average.247.222
   
On Base Pct.347.338
   
Slugging Pct.432.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.758
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats369319
   
Runs4843
   
Hits9469
   
Singles5938
   
Doubles2213
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1215
   
RBI4747
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3836
   
Strikeouts70111
   
Batting Average.254.216
   
On Base Pct.324.295
   
Slugging Pct.419.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.743.705
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
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
Robinson Chirinos went 3-for-4 with two home runs, six RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 15-0 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 10th
 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
Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk, and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 15-1 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 28th
 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
Robinson Chirinos went 4-for-4 with a double, and a solo home run in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 22nd
 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
Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Indians.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 31st
 Danny Jansen went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk on Wednesday against the Yankees.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 26th
Robinson Chirinos went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk in Monday's 11-1 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 23rd
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
Chirinos likely won't get 450 at-bats like some of the other names above him, but he is the starter for Houston which should come with it's share of runs and RBIs. The batting average clearly won't be ideal, but his 15 to 20 HR power off-sets that pain.
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
Chirinos' 35 home runs over the last two seasons ranks eighth at the catcher position, and it has translated to back-to-back seasons in which Chirinos has finished as a top-12 fantasy catcher in 5x5 roto leagues, including a top-seven finish last year. He's expected to serve as the Astros' starting catcher after signing a one-year deal in the offseason, and while he'll likely bat at the bottom of the order, Chirinos should benefit from a good hitting environment and a lineup that is strong from top to bottom. He's likely to be a drain on batting average considering his high strikeout rate, but the pop is legit. Look his way if you're hunting for a sleeper at the position.
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