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Who Should I Draft?

James McCann or Sean Murphy (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 132# 141
Best Rank# 86# 107
Worst Rank# 258# 249
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 185# 195
Best Rank# 149# 161
Worst Rank# 208# 286
   
Projections 
   
Runs5051
Home Runs1616
RBI5148
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.245.240
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 86# 109
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 116# 129
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 138# 143
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 121
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 165
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 218# 227
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 129# 136
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 121# 122
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 133# 137
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 152# 166
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 130# 133
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 121# 127
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 114# 127
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 144# 146
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 125# 130
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 133# 148
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 113# 126
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 152# 175
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 137# 162
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 127# 165
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 131# 172
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 125# 126
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 124# 140
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 118# 142
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 160# 179
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 130# 132
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 106# 140
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 123# 137
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 122# 130
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 127# 125
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 129# 126
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 130# 128
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 132# 107
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 134# 119
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 135# 134
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 136# 127
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 135
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 139# 132
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 141# 125
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 143# 137
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 144# 120
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 144# 113
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 145# 115
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 150# 121
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 151# 127
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 157# 143
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 161# 152
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 163# 128
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 190# 126
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 258# 249
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats97116
   
Runs2021
   
Hits2827
   
Singles1815
   
Doubles35
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs77
   
RBI1514
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks824
   
Strikeouts3037
   
Batting Average.289.233
   
On Base Pct.360.364
   
Slugging Pct.536.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.896.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats398350
   
Runs5051
   
Hits9784
   
Singles6249
   
Doubles1718
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1616
   
RBI5148
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3042
   
Strikeouts12098
   
Batting Average.245.240
   
On Base Pct.298.322
   
Slugging Pct.414.432
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.754
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
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
Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, three runs, two walks and one strikeout in the Athletics 17-0 win on Thursday against Cleveland.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Aug 13th
 James McCann went 0-for-3.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Jul 24th
Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run in the Athletics 7-4 loss on Tuesday against San Diego.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jul 28th
 James McCann went 2-for-3 with one run scored, one home run, and three RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Jul 20th
Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run and one strikeout in the Athletics 4-1 win Sunday over Texas.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jul 12th
 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
Sean Murphy went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout in the Athletics 3-2 loss Friday against Texas.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jul 10th
 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
Sean Murphy went 3-for-5 with three runs and one walk in the Athletics 7-6 extra-inning win Saturday over Boston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Jul 4th
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
Murphy has pretty quietly put together two quality seasons in a row, albeit in limited samples. Over his past 63 games, he's put up 11 home runs, 35 runs scored, and 22 RBI, a pace that is more than respectable, even if it comes with a sub-par batting average. Murphy is dealing with a collapsed lung and may not be ready for the start of the season, but it doesn't sound like it will keep him out of action for long. He's a borderline starter in most mixed leagues, but he offers a decent floor if you miss our on more quality options.
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