Who Should I Draft?

Mike Zunino or Jorge Alfaro (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Jorge Alfaro
C - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
40 of 50 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 169# 196
Best Rank# 111# 116
Worst Rank# 258# 261
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 216# 263
Best Rank# 202# 236
Worst Rank# 284# 306
   
Projections 
   
Runs4641
Home Runs2212
RBI5645
Stolen Bases02
Batting Average.217.243
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 152
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 158
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 225# 257
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 168# 189
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 175
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 151
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 183
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 161
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 187# 201
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 126# 161
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 201# 202
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 116# 140
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 246# 248
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 146# 205
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 171
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 213# 218
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 157# 169
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 185
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 182# 205
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 184# 185
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 180# 199
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 187# 201
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 189
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 173# 187
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 171# 184
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 160
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 154# 261
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 140# 222
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 168
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 159
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 222# 226
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 168# 218
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 126# 210
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 205# 208
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 143# 196
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 171# 181
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 180
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 161# 185
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 154# 197
   
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RotoChamp
# 143# 127
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 184# 172
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 186# 144
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 194# 167
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 195# 179
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 199# 196
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 199# 169
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 212# 116
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 258# 240
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 188
   
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Jorge Alfaro
C - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats373344
   
Runs3735
   
Hits7590
   
Singles3762
   
Doubles1816
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs2010
   
RBI4437
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2418
   
Strikeouts150138
   
Batting Average.201.262
   
On Base Pct.259.324
   
Slugging Pct.410.407
   
On-base Plus Slugging.669.731
   
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Jorge Alfaro
C - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats389410
   
Runs4641
   
Hits8499
   
Singles4567
   
Doubles1919
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs2212
   
RBI5645
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks3221
   
Strikeouts151144
   
Batting Average.217.243
   
On Base Pct.276.279
   
Slugging Pct.431.384
   
On-base Plus Slugging.707.663
   
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Jorge Alfaro
C - MIA
Jorge Alfaro
News 
 The Rays have activated Mike Zunino (quad) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 31st
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
 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
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 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
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
 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
Jorge Alfaro is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a mild left calf strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 18th
 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
Jorge Alfaro exited Saturday's game versus the Mets with an apparent leg injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 18th
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
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
 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