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Who Should I Draft?

Gary Sanchez or Travis d'Arnaud (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
19 of 22 experts
14%
Recommended by
3 of 22 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 98# 123
Best Rank# 49# 83
Worst Rank# 215# 254
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 135# 155
Best Rank# 121# 141
Worst Rank# 158# 176
   
Projections 
   
Runs5350
Home Runs1824
RBI6960
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.268.214
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 108# 132
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 103# 123
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 98# 108
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 106
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 99# 130
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 84# 132
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 132# 169
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 102# 117
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 101# 118
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 102# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 102# 142
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 83# 102
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 90# 128
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 56# 87
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 215# 254
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 91# 104
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 151# 152
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 104# 122
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 84# 83
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 125# 109
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 128# 116
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats165156
   
Runs1919
   
Hits5323
   
Singles369
   
Doubles84
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI3424
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1618
   
Strikeouts5064
   
Batting Average.321.147
   
On Base Pct.386.253
   
Slugging Pct.533.365
   
On-base Plus Slugging.919.618
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats402345
   
Runs5350
   
Hits10774
   
Singles6938
   
Doubles1913
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1824
   
RBI6960
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3638
   
Strikeouts105116
   
Batting Average.268.214
   
On Base Pct.326.293
   
Slugging Pct.453.460
   
On-base Plus Slugging.779.752
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
News 
 Travis d'Arnaud 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's game against the Twins.
Steve Painter
Tue, Mar 2nd
Gary Sanchez agreed to a one-year, $6.35 million deal with the Yankees to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
Notes 
 It took a long time but d'Arnaud has finally developed into one of the best hitting catchers in the game, as he was projected to be. It's difficult to quite buy what we saw last year, considering d'Arnaud's batting average (.321) and slugging percentage (.533) were miles ahead of his career marks, and even the numbers that he had put up in recent seasons. With that said, he'll bat in the middle of a strong Braves lineup and be presented with plenty of RBI opportunities, so 15 home runs with 55 RBI should be considered the floor for a healthy d'Arnaud. Those numbers aren't just passable, they're extremely strong for a catcher in fantasy, and he should be drafted as a relatively strong first catcher in mixed leagues.
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