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Who Should I Draft?

Michael Conforto or Gary Sanchez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
49 of 51 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 116
Best Rank# 29# 36
Worst Rank# 60# 244
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 67# 142
Best Rank# 56# 136
Worst Rank# 79# 162
   
Projections 
   
Runs9055
Home Runs2926
RBI9067
Stolen Bases61
Batting Average.264.218
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 133
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 41# 122
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 42# 115
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 55# 135
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 29# 140
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 108
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 42# 110
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 121
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 38# 209
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 40# 117
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 135
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 125
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 40# 116
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 47# 109
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 129
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 43# 132
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 168
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 44# 117
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 47# 124
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 117
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 39# 146
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 54# 105
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 37# 127
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 41# 153
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 43# 121
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 41# 106
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 44# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 100
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 45# 93
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 52# 124
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 50# 136
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 48# 99
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 96
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 36# 119
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 158
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 43# 104
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 45# 111
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 50# 121
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 55# 86
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 45# 116
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 40# 244
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 51# 123
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 43# 129
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 42# 100
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 33# 115
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 42# 116
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 41# 114
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 36# 128
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 40# 124
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 56# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats202156
   
Runs4019
   
Hits6523
   
Singles449
   
Doubles124
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI3124
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks2418
   
Strikeouts5764
   
Batting Average.322.147
   
On Base Pct.412.253
   
Slugging Pct.515.365
   
On-base Plus Slugging.927.618
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats541375
   
Runs9055
   
Hits14182
   
Singles8242
   
Doubles2814
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2926
   
RBI9067
   
Stolen Bases61
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks7742
   
Strikeouts153127
   
Batting Average.264.218
   
On Base Pct.357.297
   
Slugging Pct.481.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.839.763
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Michael Conforto
CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
News 
 Tim Britton of The Athletic is reporting that Mets OF Michael Conforto (hamstring) is still a couple of weeks away from a rehab assignment.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 8th
Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a home run and drove in two runs on Saturday as the Yankees lost to the Phillies by an 8-7 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 13th
 Mets manager Luis Rojas said Monday it will be a "week to week" approach with Michael Conforto.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 17th
Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in an 8-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 9th
 Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports Mets OF Michael Conforto is likely headed to the 10-day injured list due to his hamstring injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 17th
Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Yankees fell to the Red Sox on Sunday night by a 6-5 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 7th
 Michael Conforto was removed from Sunday's game against the Rays with a hamstring injury.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 16th
Gary Sanchez went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.
John Aubin
Mon, May 31st
 Michael Conforto went 2-4 with two singles, two strikeouts, and one RBI.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Mon, May 10th
Gary Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a win in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Fri, May 28th
Notes 
 Conforto built on his excellent 2019 season by trading off a bit of power for some batting average. Fed by a significant increase in line drive rate that led to a .412 BABIP, Conforto batted a career best .322 last year. His xBA was just .284, so don't think that he suddenly morphed into a high average bat, but he did hit above .300 against every type of pitch last year, so it was certainly more than luck. Expect some regression to closer to his .259 mark, but he should hit around 30 homers with plenty of runs and RBI and even toss in a few steals. That makes him a worthwhile OF2 in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
If you want to credit last season's numbers, then you're going to avoid Sanchez like the plague. He batted a ridiculous .147 and struck out 36% of the time. When Sanchez did hit the ball, he still hit it really, really hard, like he always has. But he just simply can't stop himself from swinging (13.8% swinging strike rate), and especially from swinging outside the zone (31.5% O-Swing%, which was actually better than his career rate). It wasn't that long ago that Sanchez was one of the top catchers drafted, and he's still just 28 years old. If he can just cut down on his whiffs, he can easily be a top-five catcher, so buy him for his upside, while also making sure to focus on batting average elsewhere.
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