Who Should I Draft?

Mike Zunino or Robinson Chirinos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Expert
Recommendation
74%
Recommended by
39 of 53 experts
26%
Recommended by
14 of 53 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 169# 195
Best Rank# 111# 115
Worst Rank# 258# 259
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 216# 252
Best Rank# 202# 191
Worst Rank# 284# 354
   
Projections 
   
Runs4643
Home Runs2215
RBI5647
Stolen Bases01
Batting Average.217.216
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 152
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 158# 180
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 225# 259
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 168# 184
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 175
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 151
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 161
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 187# 221
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111# 169
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 126# 168
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 116# 128
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 246
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 195
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 146# 222
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 171
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 157# 203
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 182# 199
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 184# 198
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 180# 181
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 187# 211
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 194# 212
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 173
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 171
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 160
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 199# 235
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 154# 177
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 140# 215
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 168
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 159
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 222# 236
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 212
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 168# 190
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 126# 220
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 199# 200
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 143# 200
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 171
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 180
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 161# 177
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 154
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 143# 115
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 183# 165
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 184# 137
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 185# 179
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 186# 182
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 189# 184
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 201# 143
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 205# 166
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 213# 209
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 258# 251
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 149
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 167
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 176
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 182
   
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats373360
   
Runs3748
   
Hits7580
   
Singles3746
   
Doubles1815
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2018
   
RBI4465
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2445
   
Strikeouts150140
   
Batting Average.201.222
   
On Base Pct.259.338
   
Slugging Pct.410.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.669.758
   
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats389319
   
Runs4643
   
Hits8469
   
Singles4538
   
Doubles1913
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2215
   
RBI5647
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3236
   
Strikeouts151111
   
Batting Average.217.216
   
On Base Pct.276.295
   
Slugging Pct.431.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.707.705
   
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
News 
 The Rays have activated Mike Zunino (quad) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 31st
Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-5 with a home run, single, six RBI, and one run scored on Friday against Toronto.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Kamran Hoda
Wed, Jun 12th
 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
Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-3 with four walks, one home run, two RBI, and three runs scored on Thursday against the Mariners.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-4 with a home run on Monday against Seattle.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Jun 4th
 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
Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-4 with a home run, single, two RBI, and one run scored on Saturday against Oakland.
Kamran Hoda
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Chirinos likely won't get 450 at-bats like some of the other names above him, but he is the starter for Houston which should come with it's share of runs and RBIs. The batting average clearly won't be ideal, but his 15 to 20 HR power off-sets that pain.
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
Chirinos' 35 home runs over the last two seasons ranks eighth at the catcher position, and it has translated to back-to-back seasons in which Chirinos has finished as a top-12 fantasy catcher in 5x5 roto leagues, including a top-seven finish last year. He's expected to serve as the Astros' starting catcher after signing a one-year deal in the offseason, and while he'll likely bat at the bottom of the order, Chirinos should benefit from a good hitting environment and a lineup that is strong from top to bottom. He's likely to be a drain on batting average considering his high strikeout rate, but the pop is legit. Look his way if you're hunting for a sleeper at the position.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros