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Who Should I Draft?

Salvador Perez or Gary Sanchez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
49 of 51 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 116
Best Rank# 32# 36
Worst Rank# 149# 244
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 142
Best Rank# 76# 136
Worst Rank# 104# 162
   
Projections 
   
Runs5755
Home Runs2626
RBI7767
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.263.218
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 133
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 122
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 115
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 135
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 78# 140
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 108
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 110
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 121
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 101# 209
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 88# 117
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 135
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67# 125
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 62# 116
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 109
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 63# 129
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 132
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 168
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 67# 117
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 124
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 67# 117
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 88# 146
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 105
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 83# 127
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 85# 153
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 68# 121
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 93# 121
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 66# 100
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 93
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 68# 124
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 74# 136
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 61# 99
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 96
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 66# 119
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 88# 158
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 104
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 111
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 121
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 78# 86
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 67# 116
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 149# 244
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 67# 123
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 55# 129
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 76# 100
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 83# 115
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 68# 116
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 32# 47
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 63# 114
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 71# 128
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 68# 124
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 89# 36
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 114# 106
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats150156
   
Runs2219
   
Hits5023
   
Singles279
   
Doubles124
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1110
   
RBI3224
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks318
   
Strikeouts3664
   
Batting Average.333.147
   
On Base Pct.353.253
   
Slugging Pct.633.365
   
On-base Plus Slugging.986.618
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457375
   
Runs5755
   
Hits11982
   
Singles7042
   
Doubles2414
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs2626
   
RBI7767
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1942
   
Strikeouts105127
   
Batting Average.263.218
   
On Base Pct.292.297
   
Slugging Pct.483.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.774.763
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Gary Sanchez
C - NYY
Gary Sanchez
News 
 Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Wednesday's 12-10 loss to the Athletics.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Sep 16th
Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a hit by a pitch in Thursday's 6-4 loss to Toronto.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 10th
 Salvador Perez went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI during Tuesday's 10-7 win over the Athletics.
Andy Zimmerman
Wed, Sep 15th
Gary Sánchez went 2-for-4 hitting a pair of homers with six RBI on Sunday in the Yankees' loss to the Orioles.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 5th
 Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk during Wednesday's 9-8 loss in Baltimore.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, Sep 9th
Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday as the Yankees lost to the Angels by a 6-4 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Sep 1st
 Salvador Perez went 1-for-3, delivering a three-run home run and walking once during Sunday's 6-0 win over White Sox.
Andy Zimmerman
Sun, Sep 5th
Gary Sanchez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout and scored a run on Sunday as the Yankees lost to the Athletics by a 3-1 score.
John Aubin
Mon, Aug 30th
 Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI during Saturday's 10-7 loss to the White Sox.
Andy Zimmerman
Sun, Sep 5th
Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a run driven in on Tuesday night as the Yankees beat the Braves by a 5-4 score.
John Aubin
Wed, Aug 25th
Notes 
 Perez returned from missing all of the 2019 season to put up monstrous numbers. He batted .333 with 11 home runs in just 37 games. Sure, his meager walk rate became even worst and he struck out more than ever, but his strong numbers were absolutely earned. He had an expected batting average of .325, an expected slugging percentage of .624, and barreled baseballs at a significantly higher rate than he ever had before. Perez will be 31 years old this year this year but considering that he's had just 156 plate appearances combined over the past two years (after having one of the heaviest workloads for a catcher over the previous six seasons), he should have some gas left in the tank. Draft him as a top-three catcher without hesitation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 Salvy was tremendous in 2020, but we have seen his capabilities for years now, so why is everyone weighing the 2020 season so much in their catcher projections? Sure he will likely finish as a top 5 catcher barring health, but his ADP makes little sense, especially in 1C leagues.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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
 Perez is the consensus No. 2 catcher coming off draft boards so far. His career year in 2020 was backed up by his Statcast data, but it was also just a 37-game sample. Volume is one of Perez's calling cards as he typically plays a good amount more than other catchers. Entering 2021, one could make a case that volume plus his newfound skills make him an enviable target come draft day. However, I've yet to find what made 2020 so different for him other than it being a hot streak. I'd rather wait to fill my catcher slot than drafting one of the "elite" options.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros