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Who Should I Draft?

Oscar Mercado or Gary Sanchez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
50 of 51 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 116# 266
Best Rank# 36# 168
Worst Rank# 244# 319
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 142# 520
Best Rank# 136# 405
Worst Rank# 162# 432
   
Projections 
   
Runs5534
Home Runs267
RBI6727
Stolen Bases111
Batting Average.218.244
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-MiLB
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 133
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 122
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 115
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 135
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 140# 309
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 108
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 110
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 121
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 117
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 135
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 125
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 116
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 109
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 129
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 132# 259
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 168
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 117
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 124
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 117
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 146
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 105# 203
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 127
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 153# 268
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 121# 229
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 106
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 100# 224
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 93
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 124
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 136
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 99
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 119# 255
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 158
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 104# 319
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 111# 268
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 121
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 86
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 116
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 244# 261
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 123
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 129
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 100
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 115# 168
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 116
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 47# 276
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 114# 275
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 128
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 124
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 209# 204
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats15686
   
Runs196
   
Hits2311
   
Singles99
   
Doubles41
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs101
   
RBI246
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks185
   
Strikeouts6427
   
Batting Average.147.128
   
On Base Pct.253.174
   
Slugging Pct.365.174
   
On-base Plus Slugging.618.348
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats375259
   
Runs5534
   
Hits8260
   
Singles4239
   
Doubles1412
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs267
   
RBI6727
   
Stolen Bases111
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks4218
   
Strikeouts12760
   
Batting Average.218.244
   
On Base Pct.297.296
   
Slugging Pct.466.382
   
On-base Plus Slugging.763.678
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Oscar Mercado
LF,CF,RF - CLE
Oscar Mercado
News 
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in a 6-5 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 24th
Cleveland Indians outfielder Oscar Mercado is being sent down to the team's depth camp, according to manager Terry Francona.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Mar 21st
 Gary Sanchez is not in the Yankees' lineup for their game against the Royals on Tuesday.
Dan Harris
Tue, Jun 22nd
 
 Gary Sanchez went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI in the win against the A's on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 21st
 
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Athletics by a 7-5 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 20th
 
 Gary Sanchez hit a two-run homer as a pinch-hitter Wednesday in the win over the Blue Jays by a 3-2 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Jun 17th
 
Notes 
 If you want to credit last season's numbers, then you're going to avoid Sanchez like the plague. He batted a ridiculous .147 and struck out 36% of the time. When Sanchez did hit the ball, he still hit it really, really hard, like he always has. But he just simply can't stop himself from swinging (13.8% swinging strike rate), and especially from swinging outside the zone (31.5% O-Swing%, which was actually better than his career rate). It wasn't that long ago that Sanchez was one of the top catchers drafted, and he's still just 28 years old. If he can just cut down on his whiffs, he can easily be a top-five catcher, so buy him for his upside, while also making sure to focus on batting average elsewhere.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 
 There isn't a lot of positive things to say about Sanchez other than that this is easily the cheapest he has ever been as a fantasy baseball player. He hit 34 homers back in 2019, which is an achievement perhaps no other catcher can be expected to match this year. He's going late enough in drafts that there isn't much downside to taking him. I'd rather risk it with Sanchez (and play the waiver wire if he doesn't work out) than draft one of the first few backstops where the opportunity cost for other positions is much higher.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros