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Who Should I Draft?

Gary Sanchez or Joey Gallo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joey Gallo
LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Expert
Recommendation
95%
Recommended by
21 of 22 experts
5%
Recommended by
1 of 22 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 123
Best Rank# 67# 83
Worst Rank# 132# 254
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 144# 155
Best Rank# 129# 141
Worst Rank# 178# 176
   
Projections 
   
Runs8250
Home Runs3724
RBI9160
Stolen Bases61
Batting Average.219.214
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 100# 132
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 123
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 132
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 78# 108
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 75# 106
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 88# 130
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 67# 132
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 90# 169
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 89# 117
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 92# 118
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 87# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 107# 142
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 115# 116
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 97# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 72# 109
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 73# 128
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 83# 87
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 102# 254
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 96# 104
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 109# 152
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 93# 122
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 105# 83
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Joey Gallo
LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats193156
   
Runs2319
   
Hits3523
   
Singles179
   
Doubles84
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1010
   
RBI2624
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2918
   
Strikeouts7964
   
Batting Average.181.147
   
On Base Pct.301.253
   
Slugging Pct.378.365
   
On-base Plus Slugging.679.618
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Joey Gallo
LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats503345
   
Runs8250
   
Hits10874
   
Singles4738
   
Doubles2313
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs3724
   
RBI9160
   
Stolen Bases61
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks8438
   
Strikeouts210116
   
Batting Average.219.214
   
On Base Pct.327.293
   
Slugging Pct.489.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.816.752
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Joey Gallo
LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
News 
 Joey Gallo and the Rangers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.2 million deal.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jan 15th
Gary Sanchez agreed to a one-year, $6.35 million deal with the Yankees to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
Notes 
 Gallo went from a big-time power hitter who would drain your batting average in 2017-2018, to a big-time power hitter who wouldn't crush your average in 2019, to a complete disaster in 2020. Gallo has actually been consistent against righties over the last several years, and the difference in his performance has been that he somehow destroyed lefties in 2019 (.333/.427/.747) and was worse than ever in 2020 (.143/.241/.386). The best bet is he's more like the 2017-2018 version of himself, and he'll likely put up a season where he hits around 40 home runs and bats in the low .200s. That's plenty valuable, and his ADP seems to be giving a ton of credit to his 2020 season. That leaves a lot of room for Gallo to outperform his draft position.
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