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Who Should I Draft?

Mitch Garver or Austin Nola (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
30 of 50 experts
40%
Recommended by
20 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 148# 166
Best Rank# 105# 112
Worst Rank# 285# 289
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 203# 224
Best Rank# 180# 171
Worst Rank# 260# 258
   
Projections 
   
Runs4745
Home Runs1711
RBI4747
Stolen Bases02
Batting Average.242.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 115# 121
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 142# 157
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 105# 139
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 163# 183
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 146# 158
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 180
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 222# 232
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 154# 162
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 150# 168
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 160# 218
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 132# 159
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 153
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 161# 174
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 285# 289
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 168
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 143# 248
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 162# 205
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 117# 170
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 108# 135
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 150
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 164# 171
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 146# 183
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 160
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 134# 201
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 176# 186
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 132# 157
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 149
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 145# 152
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 141# 182
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 149
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 122# 115
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 133# 120
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 135# 123
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 139# 137
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 140# 137
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 141# 136
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 142# 112
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 144# 141
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 145# 143
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 148# 127
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 149# 139
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 155# 121
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 164# 116
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 169# 155
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 171# 170
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 172# 171
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 180# 168
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 189# 123
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 245# 214
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 221
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats72161
   
Runs824
   
Hits1244
   
Singles927
   
Doubles19
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs27
   
RBI528
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks718
   
Strikeouts3734
   
Batting Average.167.273
   
On Base Pct.247.353
   
Slugging Pct.264.472
   
On-base Plus Slugging.511.825
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats308342
   
Runs4745
   
Hits7487
   
Singles4157
   
Doubles1518
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1711
   
RBI4747
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks3636
   
Strikeouts10081
   
Batting Average.242.254
   
On Base Pct.321.326
   
Slugging Pct.458.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.779.735
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
News 
 Mitch Garver was placed on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a lower back strain.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Aug 27th
Austin Nola (knee) went 0-for-3 with two walks in his return from the injured list on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 23rd
 Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 5-4 win over the Astros on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 7th
Austin Nola (knee) caught a bullpen on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 2nd
 Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 7-5 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 4th
Padres catcher Austin Nola (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 27th
 Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 6-5 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 28th
Austin Nola went 1-3 with a single and a walk in the Padres' win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, May 17th
 Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 2-for-3 with two solo homers in a 5-3 loss to the White Sox in Game 2 of a Monday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jul 19th
Padres catcher Austin Nola underwent X-rays on his left hand Friday that came back negative.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 8th
Notes 
 As quickly as Garver exploded onto the scene in 2019 with 31 home runs in just 93 games, he disappeared last year, to the tune of a .167 batting average and two home runs with a 45.7% strikeout rate. An intercostal strain led to his shortened season and almost certainly affected his performance. He's been red hot in the spring thus far, and should be slowly moving up your draft board. If you're looking for a catcher who has the potential to finish within the top-5 but is being drafted only as a low-end starter, this is your guy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Nola has proven to be a quality bat for a catcher over the last two seasons, batting .271 with 17 home runs in 127 games over that span. He's in a great situation with the Padres, even if he will be batting at the bottom of the lineup, but a fractured finger will likely lead him to begin the season on the IL. Depending on how much time he'll miss, that could create a buying opportunity, as his ADP should drop a bit. As long he isn't projected to miss more than a couple of weeks, take the discount and enjoy premium production from the catcher position for the rest of the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Nola was one of my favorite draft values prior to injuring himself. The hope is it will be a quick recovery and his drop in ADP from this injury will prove to make him an even better pick. Nola is an underrated hitter and the Padres gave up their fair share of prospects to acquire him in the middle of last season. He is their guy.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy