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Who Should I Draft?

Salvador Perez or Travis d'Arnaud (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
51 of 51 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 106
Best Rank# 32# 56
Worst Rank# 149# 206
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 140
Best Rank# 76# 119
Worst Rank# 104# 152
   
Projections 
   
Runs5752
Home Runs2618
RBI7769
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.263.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 105
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 88
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 56
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 78# 120
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 101
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 87
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 89# 135
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 101# 160
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 88# 116
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 119
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67# 97
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 62# 97
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 94
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 63# 103
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 104
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 134
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 67# 109
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 102
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 67# 100
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 88# 118
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 95
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 83# 101
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 85# 109
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 68# 175
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 114# 117
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 93# 105
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 66# 88
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 99
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 68# 119
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 74# 119
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 61# 98
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 124
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 66# 102
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 88# 126
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 84
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 93
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 90
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 78# 87
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 67# 105
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 149# 206
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 67# 136
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 55# 78
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 76# 90
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 83# 178
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 68# 107
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 32# 103
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 63# 98
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 71# 106
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 68# 87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats150165
   
Runs2219
   
Hits5053
   
Singles2736
   
Doubles128
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs119
   
RBI3234
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks316
   
Strikeouts3650
   
Batting Average.333.321
   
On Base Pct.353.386
   
Slugging Pct.633.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.986.919
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457399
   
Runs5752
   
Hits119106
   
Singles7068
   
Doubles2419
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2618
   
RBI7769
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1936
   
Strikeouts105104
   
Batting Average.263.267
   
On Base Pct.292.328
   
Slugging Pct.483.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.774.778
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
News 
 Salvador Perez went 3-for-6 with a walk, a double and a two-run homer during Monday's double-header sweep in Cleveland.
Andy Zimmerman
Tue, Sep 21st
Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a single, a double, and a run scored against the Diamondbacks Tuesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 22nd
 Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during Thursday's 7-2 loss against the Athletics.
Andy Zimmerman
Fri, Sep 17th
Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a dramatic ninth-inning three-run go-ahead homer against the Giants Friday.
Steve Painter
Sat, Sep 18th
 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
Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts against the Rockies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 16th
 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
Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and a run scored against the Marlins Friday.
Steve Painter
Fri, Sep 10th
 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
Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Rockies Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
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
It took a long time but d'Arnaud has finally developed into one of the best hitting catchers in the game, as he was projected to be. It's difficult to quite buy what we saw last year, considering d'Arnaud's batting average (.321) and slugging percentage (.533) were miles ahead of his career marks, and even the numbers that he had put up in recent seasons. With that said, he'll bat in the middle of a strong Braves lineup and be presented with plenty of RBI opportunities, so 15 home runs with 55 RBI should be considered the floor for a healthy d'Arnaud. Those numbers aren't just passable, they're extremely strong for a catcher in fantasy, and he should be drafted as a relatively strong first catcher in mixed leagues.
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
d'Arnaud is one of my favorite players to target in drafts this season. His ADP does not break the bank and he has become more dependable health-wise over the last couple season. He finally broke out in a BIG way in 2020 and I believe in the breakout. He has gotten progressively better since leaving the Mets, and although it took some time, his bat finally reached the level of which made him a top 5 overall prospect all those years ago. 100th percentile exit velocity in 2020. BUY.
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