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Who Should I Draft?

Gary Sanchez or Christian Vazquez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
26 of 51 experts
49%
Recommended by
25 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 116# 121
Best Rank# 36# 72
Worst Rank# 244# 277
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 142# 167
Best Rank# 136# 133
Worst Rank# 162# 191
   
Projections 
   
Runs5553
Home Runs2615
RBI6755
Stolen Bases16
Batting Average.218.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 108# 137
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 124
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 121# 150
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 117# 119
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 129
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 117# 124
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 124# 146
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 105# 277
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 121# 176
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 106# 146
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 121# 132
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 100# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 93# 129
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 99# 120
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 130
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 119# 133
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 111# 130
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 121# 130
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 86# 124
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 116# 118
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 123# 144
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 100# 113
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 115# 152
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 116# 121
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 47# 121
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 114# 141
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 104# 96
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 109# 95
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110# 109
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 115# 97
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 116# 107
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 117# 111
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 122# 104
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 124# 120
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 124# 105
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 125# 100
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 127# 102
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 128# 122
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 129# 117
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 132# 118
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 133# 118
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 135# 72
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 135# 118
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 136# 110
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 140# 111
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 146# 101
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 153# 113
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 158# 155
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 168# 147
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 209# 184
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 244# 199
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats156173
   
Runs1922
   
Hits2349
   
Singles933
   
Doubles49
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs107
   
RBI2423
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks1816
   
Strikeouts6443
   
Batting Average.147.283
   
On Base Pct.253.344
   
Slugging Pct.365.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.618.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats375419
   
Runs5553
   
Hits82110
   
Singles4272
   
Doubles1421
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2615
   
RBI6755
   
Stolen Bases16
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks4231
   
Strikeouts12793
   
Batting Average.218.262
   
On Base Pct.297.313
   
Slugging Pct.466.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.763.737
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
News 
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a hit by a pitch in Thursday's 6-4 loss to Toronto.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 10th
Christian Vazquez went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored in Wednesday’s win.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Sep 2nd
 Gary Sánchez went 2-for-4 hitting a pair of homers with six RBI on Sunday in the Yankees' loss to the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has been activated from the bereavement list and will start on Saturday against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 14th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday as the Yankees lost to the Angels by a 6-4 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 1st
The Red Sox placed catcher Christian Vazquez on the bereavement list prior to Wednesday's game against the Rays. In a corresponding move, Connor Wong was recalled from Triple-A Worcester.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Aug 11th
 Gary Sanchez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout and scored a run on Sunday as the Yankees lost to the Athletics by a 3-1 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Aug 30th
Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 on Thursday. He was the lone Red Sox player with more than one hit in an otherwise quiet night for the offense.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Jul 30th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a run driven in on Tuesday night as the Yankees beat the Braves by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 25th
Christian Vazquez went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored on Sunday.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Jun 28th
Notes 
 If you want to credit last season's numbers, then you're going to avoid Sanchez like the plague. He batted a ridiculous .147 and struck out 36% of the time. When Sanchez did hit the ball, he still hit it really, really hard, like he always has. But he just simply can't stop himself from swinging (13.8% swinging strike rate), and especially from swinging outside the zone (31.5% O-Swing%, which was actually better than his career rate). It wasn't that long ago that Sanchez was one of the top catchers drafted, and he's still just 28 years old. If he can just cut down on his whiffs, he can easily be a top-five catcher, so buy him for his upside, while also making sure to focus on batting average elsewhere.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Vazquez was a late bloomer, but he's developed into one of the more reliable catchers in the game. Not only does he provide 20-homer power, but he's one of the best assets at catcher in both batting average and stolen bases. Entering his age-31 season, there's certainly the possibility for a major decline in his numbers, but there is little in his underlying metrics to suggest it is imminent. Draft Vazquez as a strong starter in single-catcher formats, and you won't need to do so before the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 There isn't a lot of positive things to say about Sanchez other than that this is easily the cheapest he has ever been as a fantasy baseball player. He hit 34 homers back in 2019, which is an achievement perhaps no other catcher can be expected to match this year. He's going late enough in drafts that there isn't much downside to taking him. I'd rather risk it with Sanchez (and play the waiver wire if he doesn't work out) than draft one of the first few backstops where the opportunity cost for other positions is much higher.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros