Who Should I Draft?

Gary Sanchez or Willson Contreras (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 54# 95
Best Rank# 25# 56
Worst Rank# 116# 184
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 51# 122
Best Rank# 47# 98
Worst Rank# 74# 128
   
Projections 
   
Runs7356
Home Runs3015
RBI8263
Stolen Bases24
Batting Average.247.260
   
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The Athletic
# 60# 93
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 106
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 90
   
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# 116# 144
   
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Going For 2
# 70# 173
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 68# 111
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 108
   
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USA Today
# 54# 83
   
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# 33# 77
   
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# 80# 81
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 59# 91
   
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Brewer Rat
# 43# 93
   
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CBS Sports
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
# 58# 101
   
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Razzball
# 25# 80
   
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BretskyBall
# 91# 106
   
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The Athletic
# 48# 107
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 113
   
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The Athletic
# 60# 103
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 97
   
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# 59# 109
   
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
# 90# 102
   
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FanGraphs
# 54# 106
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 101
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 89# 178
   
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Razzball
# 49# 111
   
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FantasyPros
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RotoBaller
# 56# 93
   
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FantasyPros
# 52# 114
   
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Freeze Stats
# 52# 128
   
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# 77# 107
   
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# 54# 91
   
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# 56# 95
   
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# 57# 144
   
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Fake Teams
# 63# 111
   
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# 39# 93
   
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# 63# 77
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 99
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats323474
   
Runs5150
   
Hits60118
   
Singles2576
   
Doubles1727
   
Triples05
   
Home Runs1810
   
RBI5354
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks4653
   
Strikeouts94121
   
Batting Average.186.249
   
On Base Pct.291.340
   
Slugging Pct.406.390
   
On-base Plus Slugging.697.730
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats453445
   
Runs7356
   
Hits112115
   
Singles5974
   
Doubles2224
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs3015
   
RBI8263
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks4849
   
Strikeouts122110
   
Batting Average.247.260
   
On Base Pct.319.333
   
Slugging Pct.493.429
   
On-base Plus Slugging.812.762
   
  Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
News 
 Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run Friday as the Yankees beat the Astros.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 22nd
Willson Contreras went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBI in the Cubs' 7-3 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 20th
 Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and also doubled as the Yankees beat the Rays by a 12-1 score on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored on Saturday in the win against the White Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Willson Contreras went 0-for-4 in the Cubs' 10-3 loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer as the Yankees beat the Mets 12-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Cubs' 8-1 win over the Angels on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 on Sunday as the Yankees beat the Indians in 10 innings by a 7-6 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Willson Contreras went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in the Cubs' 7-4 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Contreras was a major disappointment for fantasy owners in 2018 after starting off his career with 33 HRs, 109 RBIs and a .278 batting average through 629 at-bats in his first two years. He is still young, however, and expected to improve from last season.
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
A rising star came crashing down when Contreras cratered to .249/.339/.390 with 10 homers in 544 plate appearances. He again hit ground balls on over half of his batted balls, but this time it came with fewer hard hits (28.9%) and more pop-ups (10.3%). A terrible second half (.264 wOBA) derailed this season, so it wasn't even a full year of regression. Even if not anticipating a full revival, the catching pool gets bleak enough to secure him as a top-eight option at worst.
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
Contreras had a horribly disappointing 2018 season, hitting just 10 home runs after belting 21 long balls the previous season. The lack of homers was also responsible for lopping more than 25 points off his batting average, as his strikeout rate and BABIP were virtually identical to 2017. Of particular concern was the decline in his hard hit rate, in a year when most players saw their hard hit rates soar. Contreras is just 26 years old and didn't deal with any notable injuries last season, so the sudden drop in power is tough to explain. It stands to reason that a big bounce back could be in store, but he has to be viewed as a boom-or-bust option coming off a lost year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros