Who Should I Draft?

Jorge Alfaro or Willians Astudillo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jorge Alfaro
C - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
25 of 42 experts
40%
Recommended by
17 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 196# 203
Best Rank# 116# 135
Worst Rank# 261# 291
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 263# 282
Best Rank# 236# 255
Worst Rank# 306# 361
   
Projections 
   
Runs4125
Home Runs127
RBI4530
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.243.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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# 188
   
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# 257# 291
   
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# 189
   
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# 127# 157
   
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# 144# 240
   
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# 161
   
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# 202
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 210# 189
   
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# 218# 196
   
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# 240# 188
   
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# 261# 238
   
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# 157
   
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# 199
   
  Jorge Alfaro
C - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats34493
   
Runs359
   
Hits9033
   
Singles6225
   
Doubles164
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs103
   
RBI3721
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks182
   
Strikeouts1383
   
Batting Average.262.355
   
On Base Pct.324.371
   
Slugging Pct.407.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.731.887
   
  Jorge Alfaro
C - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats410221
   
Runs4125
   
Hits9962
   
Singles6742
   
Doubles1911
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs127
   
RBI4530
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks218
   
Strikeouts14416
   
Batting Average.243.283
   
On Base Pct.279.308
   
Slugging Pct.384.440
   
On-base Plus Slugging.663.748
   
  Jorge Alfaro
C - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
News 
 Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, and four RBIs in Sunday's win over the San Diego Padres. The homer was his ninth of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
The Twins reinstated Willians Astudillo (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 12th
 Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his eighth of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
The Minnesota Twins placed catcher Willians Astudillo on the 10-day injured list after he pulled his hamstring while running the bases on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 27th
 Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, three RBIs, and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Washington Nationals. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, May 25th
Minnesota Twins first baseman Willians Astudillo went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the first game of a doubleheader against the Orioles on Saturday. The Twins went on to win 6-5.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 20th
 Jorge Alfaro is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a mild left calf strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 18th
Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a 7-4 loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 18th
 Jorge Alfaro exited Saturday's game versus the Mets with an apparent leg injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 18th
Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in his team's 6-2 win over the Phillies on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 6th
Notes 
 Alfaro is dealing with a knee issue that may keep him out at the start of the season, but he has so little competition in Miami that fantasy owners may still get 350 to 400 at-bats and the counting stats that go with it. Don't be surprised if he hits near his career .270 average once again either.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It is tempting to draft everyone's favorite short chubby catcher, but the fact of the matter is that he likely won't even open the season on the big league club. There is some intrigue here if/when he gets called up, but until then, he belongs on the waivers.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  The legend of Astudillo will only continue to grow. Brandishing a stat page more in line with a 1918 player, the contact machine recorded 85 walks and 81 strikeouts in 2,461 career minor league plate appearances. After turning heads with eight homers in the Venezuelan League, he opened camp by taking Twins ace Jose Berrios yard. Although unlikely to open the season as the starting catcher, he could piece together plate appearances in a utility role. Those odds diminished, however, after the Twins signed Marwin Gonzalez. He's a fun pick at a gloomy position who would hit for average with decent power if given the chance.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  With a strikeout rate below five percent at every level of the minors -- and during his 30 game cup of coffee with the Twins last year -- Astudillo has the kind of high-level contact skills that can make him an asset in batting average, particularly at the weak-hitting catcher position. He could also pop 15 home runs if given regular at-bats, but it's his at-bat total that is the big question. Astudillo isn't guaranteed a roster spot, let alone a starting job, but if he can find a way to reach 300+ plate appearances, he will be an intriguing dark horse candidate to finish as a top-12 catcher in mixed leagues. He's worth monitoring closely in Spring Training.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros