Who Should I Draft?

Danny Jansen or Tucker Barnhart (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
53 of 56 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 142# 197
Best Rank# 88# 127
Worst Rank# 244# 320
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 188# 285
Best Rank# 163# 258
Worst Rank# 240# 316
   
Projections 
   
Runs4845
Home Runs129
RBI4747
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.254.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 154
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 148
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 106# 166
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 175
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 224# 279
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 169# 185
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 156# 184
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 111
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 158# 192
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 123# 166
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 135
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 127# 183
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 158# 174
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 187
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 114# 127
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 89
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 88# 129
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 167# 168
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 244
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 132
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 119# 196
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 144
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 137# 198
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 115# 163
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 155
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 159# 179
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 151# 182
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 143# 201
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 114# 183
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 146
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 198# 207
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 159
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 159
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 155
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 119
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 158# 256
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 144# 174
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 149# 158
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 140
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 138
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 214# 225
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 124
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 140# 207
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 227# 320
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 135
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 143# 179
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 167# 231
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 172# 199
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 107
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 170# 184
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 122# 257
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 129# 168
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 150# 165
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 142# 141
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 148# 146
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 231# 174
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats81460
   
Runs1250
   
Hits20114
   
Singles1180
   
Doubles621
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs310
   
RBI846
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks954
   
Strikeouts1796
   
Batting Average.247.248
   
On Base Pct.347.328
   
Slugging Pct.432.372
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.699
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats369423
   
Runs4845
   
Hits94108
   
Singles5974
   
Doubles2222
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs129
   
RBI4747
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks3846
   
Strikeouts7084
   
Batting Average.254.255
   
On Base Pct.324.328
   
Slugging Pct.419.382
   
On-base Plus Slugging.743.710
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
News 
 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
Tucker Barnhart went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and a RBI in the Reds' 3-1 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Tucker Barnhart went 3-for-4 with a single, double, two-run home run, and two runs scored in the Reds' 8-6 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, May 26th
 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
Tucker Barnhart went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in the Reds' 11-9 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 23rd
 Danny Jansen went 0-for-4 on Friday as the Blue Jays beat the White Sox by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, May 11th
Tucker Barnhart went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Reds' 9-2 win over the Giants on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, May 5th
 Danny Jansen went 2-for-4 at the plate and scored a run as the Blue Jays lost to the Angels by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, May 2nd
Tucker Barnhart went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored on Monday against the Mets.
Dan Harris
Tue, Apr 30th
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
Barnhart doesn't have the best bat, but his elite defense will keep him on the field for nearly 500 at-bats again. In a killer Red's lineup, that should be plenty to get him the counting stats he needs to be draftable.
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
 
 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