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Who Should I Draft?

Salvador Perez or Yasmani Grandal (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
47 of 51 experts
8%
Recommended by
4 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 69# 96
Best Rank# 32# 68
Worst Rank# 149# 189
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 84# 126
Best Rank# 76# 115
Worst Rank# 104# 128
   
Projections 
   
Runs5767
Home Runs2624
RBI7771
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.263.236
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 68# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 64# 102
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 48# 71
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 78# 86
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 74# 104
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 68# 90
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 89# 113
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 94
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 101# 156
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 88# 110
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 72# 100
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 67# 85
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 62# 90
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 107
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 63# 106
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 63# 93
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 70# 136
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 67# 87
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 88
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 67# 89
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 88# 125
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 77# 106
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 83# 117
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 85# 97
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 68# 172
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 66# 81
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 44# 84
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 68# 109
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 74# 104
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 61# 86
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 87
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 66# 100
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 88# 133
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 87
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 47# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 69# 89
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 78# 85
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 67# 93
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 149# 189
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 67# 109
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 55# 96
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 76# 93
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 68# 94
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 32# 87
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 63# 88
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 71# 89
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 68# 89
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 78
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 83# 71
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 93# 75
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 114# 108
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats150161
   
Runs2227
   
Hits5037
   
Singles2722
   
Doubles127
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs118
   
RBI3227
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks330
   
Strikeouts3658
   
Batting Average.333.230
   
On Base Pct.353.351
   
Slugging Pct.633.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.986.773
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457442
   
Runs5767
   
Hits119103
   
Singles7058
   
Doubles2420
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2624
   
RBI7771
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1978
   
Strikeouts105135
   
Batting Average.263.236
   
On Base Pct.292.352
   
Slugging Pct.483.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.774.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Salvador Perez
C,DH - KC
Salvador Perez
Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
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
Yasmani Grandal was 0-for-2 on Tuesday, but he salvaged his day with three walks.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
 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
Yasmani Grandal was 3-for-4 on Saturday, coming up a triple shy of the cycle while also walking once. He still managed to score three times and drive in one run though.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
 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
Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 on Wednesday, hitting his sixth double of the season while also striking out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 9th
 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
Yasmani Grandal was 3-for-3 on the day, hitting a two-run shot in the first inning while also hitting two singles later in the ball game. It wouldn't be a Grandal game if he also didn't draw a walk, which he did in the eighth inning.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
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
Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-3 on Wednesday, singling and doubling while also drawing a walk. He would score two runs for the White Sox as well.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 2nd
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
Grandal is getting up there in age for a catcher, and there were a few warning signs for the veteran. He struck out nearly 30% of the time last season, well above his typical rate, and his expected batting average, slugging percentage, and wOBA were some of the worst of his career. At the same time, he continued to walk at a near-elite clip, and again provided plenty of power from a position where pop is hard to find. The good news for Grandal is that both his large contract and his elite pitch framing skills should keep him in the lineup as often as possible, which will help to pad his counting stats, though his recovery from a knee injury may cause Chicago to take it easy with him at the outset. He's just a tad outside of the elite range at the position, but he's a locked in fantasy starter.
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