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Who Should I Draft?

Salvador Perez or Matt Chapman (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
40 of 50 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 61# 69
Best Rank# 46# 32
Worst Rank# 94# 149
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 98# 84
Best Rank# 93# 76
Worst Rank# 122# 104
   
Projections 
   
Runs8857
Home Runs3226
RBI8977
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.251.263
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 68
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 80
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 48# 78
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 57# 74
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 62# 68
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 47# 89
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 58
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 71# 101
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 48# 88
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 66# 72
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 67
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 79# 85
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 55# 63
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 50# 63
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 66# 70
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 59# 67
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 60# 67
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 65# 67
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 55# 88
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 55# 77
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 59# 83
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 64# 85
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 64# 68
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 52# 114
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 65# 93
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 68# 73
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 64# 66
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 66# 88
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 69
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 62# 78
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 65# 67
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 72# 149
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 66# 67
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 46# 76
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 67# 83
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 64# 68
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 54# 63
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 59# 71
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 55# 68
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 54# 32
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 79# 44
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 79# 46
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 76# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 79# 48
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 94# 55
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 68# 62
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 71# 64
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 69# 66
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 72# 68
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats142150
   
Runs2222
   
Hits3350
   
Singles1227
   
Doubles912
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI2532
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks83
   
Strikeouts5436
   
Batting Average.232.333
   
On Base Pct.276.353
   
Slugging Pct.535.633
   
On-base Plus Slugging.812.986
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats547457
   
Runs8857
   
Hits136119
   
Singles6670
   
Doubles3324
   
Triples41
   
Home Runs3226
   
RBI8977
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks5919
   
Strikeouts159105
   
Batting Average.251.263
   
On Base Pct.324.292
   
Slugging Pct.502.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.826.774
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Matt Chapman
3B - OAK
Matt Chapman
Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
News 
 Matt Chapman went 1-for-2 with one RBI and one walk in the Athletics 7-0 win Saturday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a walk-off solo home run in Game 2 of Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
 Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with one RBI and two runs in the Athletics 3-0 win Friday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Apr 17th
Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and an additional run scored during Wednesday’s 6-1 win over the Angels.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 14th
 Matt Chapman went 1-for-5 with two RBIs and three strikeouts in the Athletics 8-4 win Thursday over Detroit.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 16th
Salvador Perez went 4-for-4 with an RBI single and one run scored in Monday's 10-3 loss to the Angels.
Brad Camara
Tue, Apr 13th
 Matt Chapman went 1-for-5 with one RBI and three strikeouts in the Athletics 7-5 win Tuesday over Arizona.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 14th
Salvador Perez went 1-for-3 with solo home run, one walk and two strikeouts in Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to the Indians.
Brad Camara
Wed, Apr 7th
 Matt Chapman went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs in the Athletics 9-5 win Monday over the Diamondbacks.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 13th
Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 4th
Notes 
 Chapman lost a significant chunk of his 2020 season to a torn labrum in his hip, and had surgery to repair the injury. It seems obvious that the injury was bothering him all year, as evidenced by his massive jump in strikeout rate (35.5%) and corresponding drop in walk rate. There's little reason to give Chapman's 2020 season any credence given what he'd shown the previous two years. Expect him to bounce back to the 30-homer bat with decent all-around production that we had come to expect, and enjoy the discount that his numbers from last year provide.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
  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
  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