Who Should I Draft?

Gary Sanchez or Buster Posey (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
59 of 59 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 113
Best Rank# 25# 59
Worst Rank# 116# 167
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 127
Best Rank# 47# 111
Worst Rank# 74# 153
   
Projections 
   
Runs7358
Home Runs3010
RBI8258
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.247.291
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 60# 108
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 91
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 105
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 116
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 70# 166
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 68# 108
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 141
   
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USA Today
# 54# 96
   
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RotoChamp
# 33# 59
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 80# 151
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 109
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 106
   
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The Athletic
# 65# 123
   
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Beast Dome
# 56# 103
   
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The Athletic
# 46# 73
   
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CBS Sports
# 35# 82
   
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CBS Sports
# 28# 72
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 79
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 85# 164
   
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The Athletic
# 57# 76
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 91
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 115
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 58# 100
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 25# 66
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 91# 148
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 93
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 142
   
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The Athletic
# 60# 115
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 113
   
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Fake Teams
# 63# 117
   
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Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 91# 163
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 76# 92
   
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Sporfolio
# 32# 99
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 88
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 95
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 59# 126
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 63# 138
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 90# 97
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 54# 102
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 90
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 89# 144
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 114
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 48# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 56# 112
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 119
   
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Freeze Stats
# 52# 124
   
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Razzball
# 77# 110
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 54# 110
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 53# 105
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 56# 101
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 41# 120
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 104
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 90# 167
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 143
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 63# 100
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 83
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 63# 90
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 125
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats323398
   
Runs5147
   
Hits60113
   
Singles2585
   
Doubles1722
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs185
   
RBI5341
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks4645
   
Strikeouts9453
   
Batting Average.186.284
   
On Base Pct.291.359
   
Slugging Pct.406.382
   
On-base Plus Slugging.697.741
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats453457
   
Runs7358
   
Hits112133
   
Singles5996
   
Doubles2226
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs3010
   
RBI8258
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4851
   
Strikeouts12262
   
Batting Average.247.291
   
On Base Pct.319.362
   
Slugging Pct.493.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.812.781
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
News 
 Gary Sanchez (groin) has progressed to running on a treadmill, though his timetable remains uncertain, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 20th
Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts as the Giants fell to the Red Sox 5-4 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 20th
 Gary Sanchez was diagnosed with a groin strain Friday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Giants beat the Marlins 1-0 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
 Gary Sanchez (groin) is not in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with two singles in the Giants' 5-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 Gary Sanchez (groin) will travel to New York for further testing after leaving Game 2 of Thursday's game against Detroit with left groin tightness, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 13th
Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Giants' 5-3 loss to the Padres on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 30th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-2 with a two-run double, two walks and two runs scored in a 5-1 victory over Boston on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 8th
Buster Posey went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
Notes 
 How why are you willing to take a guy who batted .186 last season? Turns out the answer is pretty high for Sanchez, who's challenging J.T. Realmuto as the top catcher off the board. He did, after all, hit .284/.354/.568 in 754 prior MLB plate appearances. A groin injury also hampered his production, and he additionally underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He struggled mightily against breaking balls, but actually deposited more walks without significant contact declines. The average could easily rise back to .250 with around 30 long balls, but is that enough to justify an investment around pick 60? Catcher is worse than usual, but that's still too steep in one-catcher formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Although Posey isn't likely a .300 hitter anymore, his .280s batting average is the equivilant of a .310 hitter when compared to the replacement-level at his position. Add in a dozen homers, if he can stay healthy this year, and you've got yourself a boring, yet extremely useful top 8 fantasy catcher.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Sanchez flashed his sky-high fantasy upside in 2017, when he hit .278 with 33 HRs and 90 RBIs -- truly difference-making numbers at fantasy baseball's weakest position. But he displayed his risky floor in 2018, as he hit just .186 and played in only 89 games due to nagging groin and shoulder injuries. Sanchez is due for a good bit of positive batting average regression following last year's anemic .197 BABIP, and there is little doubt he can again top 30 home runs if he remains healthy. He is certainly a risk/reward option, but he's easily a top-two fantasy catcher heading into 2019 and could be a decent value in drafts coming off a down year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Posey's power is going the path of Joe Mauer. His home runs over the past five seasons: 22, 19, 14, 12, 5. A hip injury limited him to his fewest games (105) since 2011, and he set a personal worst in slugging (.382) while matching a career-low .284 batting average. He also maintained superb contact skills and hopes to be ready for Opening Day. Even an empty batting average is better than what most other catchers could offer. An aging Posey is still a top-10 choice, but not a top-tier star.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 There is no getting past the fact that Sanchez was a train wreck last season., batting .186 with only 18 homers. With that said, he is still just 26 years old and we are talking about the fastest player to ever reach 50 homers in the MLB. Chance are high that he will bounce back in the batting average department, and if he can stay healthy, bank on 25 to 40 homers making him well worth a 7th or 8th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Posey fell off the fantasy map in 2018, managing to hit just five home runs while playing through a hip ailment that eventually required surgery. He didn't show any obvious signs of decline in his batted ball profile, and his plate discipline remained as good as ever, so a modest bounce back should be expected. The biggest concern is that the Giants pump the brakes on Posey's playing time to preserve his health. Given his poor hitting environment, weak supporting cast, and lack of category juice, Posey needs to rack up a lot of at-bats in order for his typically high batting average to be a true difference-maker for fantasy owners.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros