Who Should I Draft?

Robinson Chirinos or Yan Gomes (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
26 of 46 experts
43%
Recommended by
20 of 46 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 193# 201
Best Rank# 115# 113
Worst Rank# 259# 334
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 252# 264
Best Rank# 191# 207
Worst Rank# 354# 301
   
Projections 
   
Runs4337
Home Runs1512
RBI4742
Stolen Bases10
Batting Average.216.242
   
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# 176
   
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  Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats360403
   
Runs4852
   
Hits80107
   
Singles4665
   
Doubles1526
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1816
   
RBI6548
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks4521
   
Strikeouts140119
   
Batting Average.222.266
   
On Base Pct.338.313
   
Slugging Pct.419.449
   
On-base Plus Slugging.758.762
   
  Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats319318
   
Runs4337
   
Hits6977
   
Singles3847
   
Doubles1316
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1512
   
RBI4742
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3619
   
Strikeouts11191
   
Batting Average.216.242
   
On Base Pct.295.285
   
Slugging Pct.410.412
   
On-base Plus Slugging.705.698
   
  Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
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
Yan Gomes went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-3 victory against the Braves.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 22nd
 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
Yan Gomes was removed from Monday's game against the Brewers with a left forearm contusion after he was hit by a pitch by Jhoulys Chacin.
Dan Harris
Mon, May 6th
 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
Nationals catcher Yan Gomes went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the San Diego Padres. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Apr 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
Washington catcher Yan Gomes went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his first of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Apr 9th
 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
Yan Gomes went 1-for-4 with the double, a run scored and a strikeout.
Kari Thomas
Sun, Mar 31st
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
Gomes was one of only two catchers last year to bat .266 with 50+ runs scored. That may not feel like much, but the catching position is rough. He'll add 15 homers too, making him a top 10 fantasy catching option this year.
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
Gomes' 2018 (.266, 16 HR, 48 RBI, 52 runs) was enough to make him a top-10 catcher last season. Yet he's now going to split time in Washington with Kurt Suzuki, who posted similar numbers (.271, 12 HR, 50 RBI, 45 runs) in a timeshare for the Braves. That makes both of them solid second catchers who can fill is as a one-catcher stopgap if the other one gets hurt.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros