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Who Should I Draft?

Salvador Perez or Tommy Pham (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
Tommy Pham
CF,DH,LF - SD
Tommy Pham
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
50%
Recommended by
25 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 68
Best Rank# 32# 33
Worst Rank# 149# 105
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 134
Best Rank# 76# 118
Worst Rank# 104# 158
   
Projections 
   
Runs5776
Home Runs2618
RBI7766
Stolen Bases219
Batting Average.263.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 67
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 77
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 78# 75
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 61
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 89# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 101# 78
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 88# 65
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 70
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 63# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 65
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 67# 66
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 88# 77
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 59
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 85# 59
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 114# 94
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 93# 64
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 68# 50
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 74# 72
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 88# 74
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 65
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 149# 33
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 55# 53
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 76# 65
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 32# 105
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 87
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 69
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 67
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 62
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 62# 74
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 63# 76
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 76
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 82
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 66# 77
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 66# 75
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67# 71
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 67# 77
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 67# 70
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 67# 73
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 68# 77
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 68# 71
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 71
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 68# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 78
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 71# 73
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 74
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 78# 98
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 83# 95
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 83# 90
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
Tommy Pham
CF,DH,LF - SD
Tommy Pham
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats150109
   
Runs2213
   
Hits5023
   
Singles2718
   
Doubles122
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs113
   
RBI3212
   
Stolen Bases16
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks315
   
Strikeouts3627
   
Batting Average.333.211
   
On Base Pct.353.312
   
Slugging Pct.633.312
   
On-base Plus Slugging.986.624
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
Tommy Pham
CF,DH,LF - SD
Tommy Pham
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457490
   
Runs5776
   
Hits119130
   
Singles7086
   
Doubles2422
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs2618
   
RBI7766
   
Stolen Bases219
   
Caught Stealing15
   
Walks1967
   
Strikeouts105121
   
Batting Average.263.267
   
On Base Pct.292.356
   
Slugging Pct.483.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.774.787
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Salvador Perez
C - KC
Salvador Perez
Tommy Pham
CF,DH,LF - SD
Tommy Pham
News 
 Salvador Perez went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Wednesday’s 9-8 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 22nd
Tommy Pham went 1-4 with with a single and a strikeout in the Padres' loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Apr 21st
 Salvador Perez went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer during Sunday’s 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Brad Camara
Sun, Apr 18th
Tommy Pham went 1-3 with a double, a walk, 2 RBI, and 2 strikeouts in the Padres' win over the Dodgers on Sunday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 19th
 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
Tommy Pham went 1-3 with a single, a walk, and an RBI in the Padres' loss to the Pirates on Wednesday.
Matt Flipi
Thu, Apr 15th
 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
Tommy Pham went 1-4 with a single and a strikeout in the Padres' win over the Pirates on Monday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 12th
 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
Tommy Pham went 1-4 with two strikeouts in the Padres' win over the Giants on Tuesday.
Matt Flipi
Wed, Apr 7th
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
Pham had a terrible 2020 season, during which he slashed .211/.312/.312 and hit just three home runs. A broken hamate bone limited him to just 31 games, and to make matters worse, he was stabbed in the lower back during an altercation in the offseason. But even entering his age-33 season, there are reasons to be optimistic about his 2021 outlook. Pham had averaged roughly 22 home runs and 22 steals with a .284 batting average the three years prior to last, and he had the highest hard-hit rate of his career in 2020. Indeed, his expected batting average of .266 was 55 points higher than his actual average. There's reason to expect Pham to return to his 20-20 ways if he can remain healthy, and batting in a loaded Padres lineup, he should add plenty of counting stats.
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