Who Should I Draft?

Robinson Chirinos or Willians Astudillo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
27 of 45 experts
40%
Recommended by
18 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 193# 203
Best Rank# 115# 135
Worst Rank# 259# 291
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 252# 282
Best Rank# 191# 255
Worst Rank# 354# 361
   
Projections 
   
Runs4325
Home Runs157
RBI4730
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.216.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-MiLB
   
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The Athletic
# 167
   
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# 180
   
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# 182
   
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# 259# 291
   
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The Athletic
# 184
   
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RotoChamp
# 115# 157
   
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Razzball
# 182# 240
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 165
   
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# 176
   
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# 169
   
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# 168
   
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# 143
   
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# 128# 141
   
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# 179
   
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# 198# 205
   
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# 181
   
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# 211# 214
   
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# 137# 167
   
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# 190
   
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FantasyPros
# 149# 157
   
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# 166# 192
   
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Razzball
# 200# 233
   
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# 200# 222
   
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# 161
   
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# 177# 179
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 170# 153
   
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The Athletic
# 199# 177
   
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# 203# 141
   
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# 209# 196
   
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# 212# 174
   
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FantasyPros
# 215# 180
   
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RotoBaller
# 220# 189
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 221# 216
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 222# 221
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 235# 225
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 236# 228
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 251# 188
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 135
   
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Pitcher List
# 161
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 168
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 178
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 180
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 216
   
  Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats36093
   
Runs489
   
Hits8033
   
Singles4625
   
Doubles154
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs183
   
RBI6521
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks452
   
Strikeouts1403
   
Batting Average.222.355
   
On Base Pct.338.371
   
Slugging Pct.419.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.758.887
   
  Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats319221
   
Runs4325
   
Hits6962
   
Singles3842
   
Doubles1311
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs157
   
RBI4730
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks368
   
Strikeouts11116
   
Batting Average.216.283
   
On Base Pct.295.308
   
Slugging Pct.410.440
   
On-base Plus Slugging.705.748
   
  Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
News 
 Robinson Chirinos went 3-for-4 with two home runs, six RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 15-0 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 10th
Minnesota Twins third baseman Willians Astudillo went 4-for-5 with a homer, four runs, and two RBI in a 10-4 win over the Tigers on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 26th
 Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk, and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 15-1 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 28th
Willians Astudillo, placed on the injured list in late June, will remain out until September, per MLBTradeRumors.
Joey Oliver
Mon, Aug 12th
 Robinson Chirinos went 4-for-4 with a double, and a solo home run in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 22nd
The Twins placed Willians Astudillo on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a left oblique strain. The team called up LaMonte Wade from Triple-A.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 27th
 Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Indians.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 31st
Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 9-4 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 20th
 Robinson Chirinos went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk in Monday's 11-1 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 23rd
The Twins reinstated Willians Astudillo (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 12th
Notes 
 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
It is tempting to draft everyone's favorite short chubby catcher, but the fact of the matter is that he likely won't even open the season on the big league club. There is some intrigue here if/when he gets called up, but until then, he belongs on the waivers.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
The legend of Astudillo will only continue to grow. Brandishing a stat page more in line with a 1918 player, the contact machine recorded 85 walks and 81 strikeouts in 2,461 career minor league plate appearances. After turning heads with eight homers in the Venezuelan League, he opened camp by taking Twins ace Jose Berrios yard. Although unlikely to open the season as the starting catcher, he could piece together plate appearances in a utility role. Those odds diminished, however, after the Twins signed Marwin Gonzalez. He's a fun pick at a gloomy position who would hit for average with decent power if given the chance.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  With a strikeout rate below five percent at every level of the minors -- and during his 30 game cup of coffee with the Twins last year -- Astudillo has the kind of high-level contact skills that can make him an asset in batting average, particularly at the weak-hitting catcher position. He could also pop 15 home runs if given regular at-bats, but it's his at-bat total that is the big question. Astudillo isn't guaranteed a roster spot, let alone a starting job, but if he can find a way to reach 300+ plate appearances, he will be an intriguing dark horse candidate to finish as a top-12 catcher in mixed leagues. He's worth monitoring closely in Spring Training.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros