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Who Should I Draft?

Salvador Perez or Max Muncy (2021)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
Recommended by
36 of 50 experts
Recommended by
14 of 50 experts
ECR# 64# 69
Best Rank# 38# 32
Worst Rank# 93# 149
Composite# 96# 84
Best Rank# 80# 76
Worst Rank# 101# 104
Home Runs3026
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.242.263
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 62# 68
Grey Albright
# 72# 78
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 63# 74
Beast Dome
# 38# 89
Fantasy Team Advice
# 75# 101
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 77# 88
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 69# 72
Andrew Gould
# 65# 67
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 59# 62
Rudy Gamble
# 65# 85
Wayne Bretsky
# 48# 63
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 64# 70
Chris Meaney
# 58# 67
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 63# 67
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 63# 67
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 62# 88
Mario Mergola
# 63# 77
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 66# 83
Nick Mariano
# 63# 85
Mike Maher
# 48# 68
Michael Waterloo
# 56# 114
Donkey Teeth
# 85# 93
Dan Harris
# 41# 66
Andrew Seifter
# 63# 68
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 62# 74
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 61# 73
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 78# 88
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 59# 69
Brendan Tuma
# 60# 78
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 66# 67
Carmen Maiorano
# 75# 149
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 48# 55
Nate Miller
# 45# 76
Brad Camara
# 65# 83
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 65# 68
Joe Pisapia
# 63# 71
Corbin Young
# 70# 32
Pierre Camus
# 56# 44
Ariel Cohen
# 83# 46
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 82# 47
Site Projections
# 90# 48
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 58
Chris Clegg
# 66# 63
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 69# 63
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 67# 64
Mick Ciallela
# 70# 66
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 80# 67
Nicklaus Gaut
# 93# 68
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 76# 68
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 80
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
2020 Stats 
At Bats203150
Home Runs1211
Stolen Bases11
Caught Stealing00
Batting Average.192.333
On Base Pct.331.353
Slugging Pct.389.633
On-base Plus Slugging.720.986
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
2021 Projections 
At Bats486457
Home Runs3026
Stolen Bases32
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.242.263
On Base Pct.362.292
Slugging Pct.472.483
On-base Plus Slugging.834.774
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Max Muncy
1B,2B,3B - LAD
Max Muncy
Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
 First baseman Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in the Dodgers 7-5 win over the Rockies on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Apr 16th
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
 First baseman Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBI, and a walk in the Dodgers 7-0 win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 14th
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
 First baseman Max Muncy went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two walks as the Dodgers defeated the Nationals 9-5 on Saturday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Apr 11th
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
 Max Muncy went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the Dodgers 5-1 win over the Athletics on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Apr 7th
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
 Max Muncy went 3-for-4 with three singles and two runs scored as the Dodgers took down the A's 10-3 on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Apr 6th
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
 Muncy's batting average dropped to a ridiculously low .192 last year, and there were two culprits. The first is that his line drive rate plummeted from 23.5% to just 13.8%, leading to far more ground balls. The second was that he simply didn't hit the ball as hard. His hard hit rate and average exit velocity fell, and his HR/FB rate dropped seven points. Muncy dealt with finger and elbow injuries, so those may account for his poor season, but even then he was on pace to reach the 30-homer plateau for a third straight year. Muncy has position eligibility galore, and at the weak second base position, so continue to draft him in the middle rounds as a cheap source of power who adds value thanks to his ability to play all around the infield for your fantasy team.
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
 Muncy's finger was hit by a pitch during summer camp. While he was able to play through it, the issue was a pain-tolerance one that bothered him all year long. The hard-hit rate and average exit velocity worsened, though his walk rate ranked in the 93rd percentile. This data backs up the idea that Muncy was simply playing through something. Adding to his bounce back case is a .203 BABIP from 2020, well below his career mark of .266.
Brendan Tuma - 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