Who Should I Draft?

Francisco Cervelli or Robinson Chirinos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
31 of 47 experts
34%
Recommended by
16 of 47 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 181# 195
Best Rank# 108# 115
Worst Rank# 311# 259
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 228# 252
Best Rank# 214# 191
Worst Rank# 314# 354
   
Projections 
   
Runs4443
Home Runs1015
RBI4747
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.258.216
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 230# 259
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 184
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 173# 221
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 119# 176
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 111# 168
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 133# 143
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 115# 128
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 160
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 202
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 189# 222
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 181
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 180# 209
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 125# 203
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 174# 199
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 186# 198
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 170# 181
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 173# 211
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 144# 212
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 178
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 108# 137
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 176
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 153# 177
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 159# 215
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 177
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 181
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 215# 236
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 189# 190
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 157# 200
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 111
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 158# 177
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 138
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 150# 115
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 167# 165
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 175# 167
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 181# 166
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 187# 182
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 193# 179
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 201# 200
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 203# 184
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 243# 235
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 251# 220
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 311# 251
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 149
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 169
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 180
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 182
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 184
   
  Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats332360
   
Runs3948
   
Hits8680
   
Singles5646
   
Doubles1515
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs1218
   
RBI5765
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks5145
   
Strikeouts84140
   
Batting Average.259.222
   
On Base Pct.378.338
   
Slugging Pct.431.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.809.758
   
  Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats362319
   
Runs4443
   
Hits9369
   
Singles6538
   
Doubles1613
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1015
   
RBI4747
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks4936
   
Strikeouts87111
   
Batting Average.258.216
   
On Base Pct.346.295
   
Slugging Pct.396.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.742.705
   
  Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
News 
 Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-1 with two walks, a steal, and a run scored in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 7th
Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-5 with a home run, single, six RBI, and one run scored on Friday against Toronto.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Pirates' 6-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 27th
Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 Francisco Cervelli went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in the Pirates' 4-1 win over the Giants on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 20th
Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-3 with four walks, one home run, two RBI, and three runs scored on Thursday against the Mariners.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 15th
Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-4 with a home run on Monday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 4th
 Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Pirates' 5-2 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Apr 11th
Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-4 with a home run, single, two RBI, and one run scored on Saturday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 Among all catchers with 200 plate appearances, Cervelli corralled the second-highest wOBA (.355) behind Wilson Ramos. His modest 12 homers comfortably cleared his previous high of seven, but concussions limited him to 404 plate appearances. He's unlikely to turn into a big bopper during his age-33 season, but Cervelli is a fine placeholder while healthy.
Andrew Gould - 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
  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