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Who Should I Draft?

James McCann or Buster Posey (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
48 of 51 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 132# 169
Best Rank# 86# 136
Worst Rank# 258# 248
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 185# 253
Best Rank# 149# 229
Worst Rank# 208# 303
   
Projections 
   
Runs5044
Home Runs168
RBI5143
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.245.266
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 132# 166
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 145
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 144# 178
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 86# 136
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 116# 206
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 138# 191
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 121# 163
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 165
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 218# 248
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 129# 149
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 143# 157
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 121# 184
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 141# 179
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 150
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 133# 179
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 152
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 130# 165
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 130# 175
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 134# 171
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 121# 179
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 114# 215
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 135# 178
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 144# 199
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 125# 200
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 161# 228
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 133# 176
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 113# 180
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 174
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 152# 174
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 127# 187
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 163# 167
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 151
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 136# 185
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 137
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 127# 196
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 131# 149
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 139# 161
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 125# 159
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 129# 169
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 124# 174
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 118# 166
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 144# 164
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 160# 162
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 130# 171
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 106# 144
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 123# 206
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 157# 168
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 122# 141
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 190# 178
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 258# 237
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 224
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats97
   
Runs20
   
Hits28
   
Singles18
   
Doubles3
   
Triples0
   
Home Runs7
   
RBI15
   
Stolen Bases1
   
Caught Stealing1
   
Walks8
   
Strikeouts30
   
Batting Average.289
   
On Base Pct.360
   
Slugging Pct.536
   
On-base Plus Slugging.896
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats398381
   
Runs5044
   
Hits97100
   
Singles6271
   
Doubles1719
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs168
   
RBI5143
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3038
   
Strikeouts12066
   
Batting Average.245.266
   
On Base Pct.298.332
   
Slugging Pct.414.378
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.711
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
News 
 James McCann went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Phillies.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Aug 7th
Catcher Buster Posey went 0-for-3 in the Giants' 3-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
 James McCann went 0-for-3.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Jul 24th
Catcher Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored as the Giants defeated the Padres 6-1 on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 15th
 James McCann went 2-for-3 with one run scored, one home run, and three RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Jul 20th
Buster Posey is absent from the Giants' lineup on Wednesday against the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 8th
 James McCann went 1-for-3 with three RBIs, one home run, one run scored, one walk, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Jun 30th
Catcher Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double, two runs scored, and two strikeouts as the Giants beat the Rockies 10-5 on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
 James McCann went 1-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts as the Mets fell 3-0 to the Braves.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Jun 23rd
Giants' catcher Buster Posey is not in the lineup for Sunday's matchup with the division rival Dodgers.
Jack Mannis
Sun, Sep 5th
Notes 
 McCann will be the everyday catcher for the Mets after putting up his second consecutive successful season for the White Sox. After putting up a .789 OPS in 2019, he jumped up to an .896 mark in 2020, setting a career-high in walk rate. McCann was a part-timer last year, so his rate stats will likely dip as he takes over a heavy workload with the Mets (Wilson Ramos ranked fourth among catchers in plate appearances the last two seasons). But counting stats should be there in spades in a strong Mets lineup. He should be drafted as a starting catcher in 12-team formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Posey sat out the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health of his adopted daughters, but he returns this year for what is almost certainly his final season with the Giants and perhaps his career. Posey is in his age-34 season, ancient for a catcher, and he's coming off two seasons during which he totaled a .741 OPS and a .688 OPS in 2018 and 2019 respectively. But he's healthy and appears refreshed, and the changes to Oracle Park last year should work in his benefit now. He's outside the top-12 catchers, but you can get away with him in a one-catcher league in a pinch.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 New everyday catcher in one of the most potent lineups in the league. McCann should be a very solid C1 option.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy