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Who Should I Draft?

Dansby Swanson or Salvador Perez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
27 of 50 experts
46%
Recommended by
23 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 65# 69
Best Rank# 37# 32
Worst Rank# 130# 149
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 103# 84
Best Rank# 101# 76
Worst Rank# 114# 104
   
Projections 
   
Runs8757
Home Runs2126
RBI7877
Stolen Bases112
Batting Average.258.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 80
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 37# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 73# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 61# 68
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 101
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 69# 88
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 68# 72
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 63# 67
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 45# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 70
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 48# 88
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 65# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 64# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 60# 85
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 55# 114
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 73# 93
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 62# 66
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 53# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 73
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 56# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 43# 88
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 70# 78
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 78# 149
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 58# 76
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 67# 68
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 59# 63
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 67# 68
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 46# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 52# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 58# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 68# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 69# 68
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 69# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 69# 58
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 69# 67
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 69# 67
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 69# 67
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 64
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 70# 69
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 72# 67
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 73# 55
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 79# 62
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 82# 63
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 84# 83
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 84# 68
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 86# 85
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 90# 71
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 114# 48
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 130# 89
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats237150
   
Runs4922
   
Hits6550
   
Singles4027
   
Doubles1512
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI3532
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks223
   
Strikeouts7136
   
Batting Average.274.333
   
On Base Pct.345.353
   
Slugging Pct.464.633
   
On-base Plus Slugging.809.986
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats562457
   
Runs8757
   
Hits144119
   
Singles8970
   
Doubles3124
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2126
   
RBI7877
   
Stolen Bases112
   
Caught Stealing31
   
Walks5719
   
Strikeouts153105
   
Batting Average.258.263
   
On Base Pct.327.292
   
Slugging Pct.437.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.763.774
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Dansby Swanson
SS - ATL
Dansby Swanson
Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
News 
 Dansby Swanson went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's game against the Yankees.
Steve Painter
Wed, Apr 21st
Salvador Perez went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Wednesday’s 9-8 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 22nd
 Dansby Swanson went 3-for-4 with a walk-off single and a double in Thursday's game against the Marlins.
Steve Painter
Thu, Apr 15th
Salvador Perez went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer during Sunday’s 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
 Dansby Swanson went 2-for-4 with a double, single, and RBI in Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 11th
Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a walk-off solo home run in Game 2 of Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
 Dansby Swanson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's game against the Nats.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 6th
Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and an additional run scored during Wednesday’s 6-1 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 14th
 Dansby Swanson went 1-for-3 Sunday with a single and two strikeouts against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 4th
Salvador Perez went 4-for-4 with an RBI single and one run scored in Monday's 10-3 loss to the Angels.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 13th
Notes 
 Swanson's four-year trend in OPS is .636, .699, .748, and finally .809 last season. There's little to dislike about his profile at this stage in his career. He makes consistently good contact, has improved his launch angle enough to where that contact translates into home runs, and his walk and strikeout rates are strong enough so that his batting average should remain a benefit to fantasy managers. He also ranked in the 90th percentile in sprint speed last season, so he should reach double digits in stolen bases this year, as he had done in the two years prior to 2020's shortened season. In short, Swanson's skill level and output should no longer be in doubt, and he makes a strong starting option at the shortstop position.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Perez returned from missing all of the 2019 season to put up monstrous numbers. He batted .333 with 11 home runs in just 37 games. Sure, his meager walk rate became even worst and he struck out more than ever, but his strong numbers were absolutely earned. He had an expected batting average of .325, an expected slugging percentage of .624, and barreled baseballs at a significantly higher rate than he ever had before. Perez will be 31 years old this year this year but considering that he's had just 156 plate appearances combined over the past two years (after having one of the heaviest workloads for a catcher over the previous six seasons), he should have some gas left in the tank. Draft him as a top-three catcher without hesitation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Salvy was tremendous in 2020, but we have seen his capabilities for years now, so why is everyone weighing the 2020 season so much in their catcher projections? Sure he will likely finish as a top 5 catcher barring health, but his ADP makes little sense, especially in 1C leagues.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Perez is the consensus No. 2 catcher coming off draft boards so far. His career year in 2020 was backed up by his Statcast data, but it was also just a 37-game sample. Volume is one of Perez's calling cards as he typically plays a good amount more than other catchers. Entering 2021, one could make a case that volume plus his newfound skills make him an enviable target come draft day. However, I've yet to find what made 2020 so different for him other than it being a hot streak. I'd rather wait to fill my catcher slot than drafting one of the "elite" options.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros