Who Should I Draft?

Mike Zunino or Francisco Cervelli (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
31 of 52 experts
40%
Recommended by
21 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 169# 181
Best Rank# 111# 108
Worst Rank# 258# 311
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 216# 228
Best Rank# 202# 214
Worst Rank# 284# 314
   
Projections 
   
Runs4644
Home Runs2210
RBI5647
Stolen Bases03
Batting Average.217.258
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 152
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 158
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 225# 230
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 168
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 175
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 151# 184
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 143# 150
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 186# 187
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 161
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 246
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 195# 202
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 146# 189
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 171# 181
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 185# 193
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 184# 186
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 189# 203
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 173# 178
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 171# 176
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 160
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 199# 243
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 140# 159
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 168# 177
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 159# 181
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 212
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 168# 189
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 126# 251
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 199# 201
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 143# 157
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 171
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 258# 311
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 116# 115
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 126# 111
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 154# 153
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 154# 138
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 157# 125
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 161# 158
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 180# 170
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 180# 111
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 182# 174
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 183# 167
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 184# 108
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 187# 173
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 187# 173
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 194# 144
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 201# 133
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 205# 181
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 213# 180
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 222# 215
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 119
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 160
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 175
   
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats373332
   
Runs3739
   
Hits7586
   
Singles3756
   
Doubles1815
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs2012
   
RBI4457
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks2451
   
Strikeouts15084
   
Batting Average.201.259
   
On Base Pct.259.378
   
Slugging Pct.410.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.669.809
   
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats389362
   
Runs4644
   
Hits8493
   
Singles4565
   
Doubles1916
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs2210
   
RBI5647
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3249
   
Strikeouts15187
   
Batting Average.217.258
   
On Base Pct.276.346
   
Slugging Pct.431.396
   
On-base Plus Slugging.707.742
   
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Francisco Cervelli
C - PIT
Francisco Cervelli
News 
 The Rays have activated Mike Zunino (quad) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 31st
Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-1 with two walks, a steal, and a run scored in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 7th
 Rays manager Kevin Cash says he expects Zunino to miss the next 4-to-5 weeks with a left quadriceps injury suffered earlier this week.
James Bisson
Fri, May 10th
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Pirates' 6-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 27th
 The Rays are putting Mike Zunino on the 10-day IL and calling up Anthony Bemboom to take his spot according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
John Aubin
Fri, May 10th
Francisco Cervelli went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in the Pirates' 4-1 win over the Giants on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 20th
 Mike Zunino exited Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks with a tight quadriceps, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
John Aubin
Thu, May 9th
Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 15th
 Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored two runs as the Rays beat the Diamondbacks by a 12-1 score on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, May 7th
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Pirates' 5-2 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Apr 11th
Notes 
 Zunino killed his fantasy teams in batting average last year, but he was up at .251 the year before so you'd have to think he will settle somewhere in between this year. When it comes with 20 homers and 50 RBIs at the catcher position, the batting average is much easier to swallow.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Among all catchers with 200 plate appearances, Cervelli corralled the second-highest wOBA (.355) behind Wilson Ramos. His modest 12 homers comfortably cleared his previous high of seven, but concussions limited him to 404 plate appearances. He's unlikely to turn into a big bopper during his age-33 season, but Cervelli is a fine placeholder while healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Zunino is one of the better sources of power at the catcher position, but with a .207 lifetime average and enormous 34.2 percent career strikeout rate, he is a major liability in the batting average department. As a result, he's finished as a top-14 fantasy catcher just once -- in 2017, when he rode a completely unsustainable .355 BABIP to a .251 batting average. He's simply too big of a batting average drain to be an appealing starting option in 12-team leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros