Who Should I Draft?

Mike Zunino or Tucker Barnhart (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
39 of 55 experts
29%
Recommended by
16 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 171# 197
Best Rank# 111# 127
Worst Rank# 258# 320
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 216# 285
Best Rank# 202# 258
Worst Rank# 284# 316
   
Projections 
   
Runs4645
Home Runs229
RBI5647
Stolen Bases02
Batting Average.217.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 152
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 158# 166
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 225# 279
   
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The Athletic
# 168# 185
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 175# 184
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 151
   
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Razzball
# 186# 192
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 161
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 111
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 126# 127
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 201
   
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CBS Sports
# 116# 129
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 246
   
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The Athletic
# 195
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 146# 196
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 171
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 157# 163
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 185
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 180# 201
   
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Fake Teams
# 194
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 173
   
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Pitcher List
# 160
   
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RotoBaller
# 199# 256
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 154# 174
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 140# 158
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 168
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 159
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 222# 225
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 212
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 168# 207
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 126# 320
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 199# 231
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 143# 199
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 162
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 171
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 134
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 180# 184
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 161# 168
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 143# 141
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 154# 146
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 182# 179
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 183# 166
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 184# 182
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 184# 174
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 187# 183
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 187# 183
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 205# 179
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 213# 198
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 258# 257
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 165
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 168
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 169
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 174
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 179
   
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats373460
   
Runs3750
   
Hits75114
   
Singles3780
   
Doubles1821
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs2010
   
RBI4446
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks2454
   
Strikeouts15096
   
Batting Average.201.248
   
On Base Pct.259.328
   
Slugging Pct.410.372
   
On-base Plus Slugging.669.699
   
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats389423
   
Runs4645
   
Hits84108
   
Singles4574
   
Doubles1922
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs229
   
RBI5647
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3246
   
Strikeouts15184
   
Batting Average.217.255
   
On Base Pct.276.328
   
Slugging Pct.431.382
   
On-base Plus Slugging.707.710
   
  Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
News 
 Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 5-0 victory against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 7th
Tucker Barnhart went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Mets.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs in Friday's win over the Orioles by a 7-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 24th
Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and also drew a walk as the Reds fell to the Nationals 17-7.
Brandon Plutner
Wed, Aug 14th
 Mike Zunino went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Mariners.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 11th
Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs, three runs scored, and a walk Tuesday against the Angels.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 7th
 Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 8th
Tucker Barnhart went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, and a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Braves.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 4th
 Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a 9-4 win over the Red Sox on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
Tucker Barnhart went 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 28th
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
Barnhart doesn't have the best bat, but his elite defense will keep him on the field for nearly 500 at-bats again. In a killer Red's lineup, that should be plenty to get him the counting stats he needs to be draftable.
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