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Who Should I Draft?

Sean Murphy or Austin Nola (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
40 of 49 experts
18%
Recommended by
9 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 141# 166
Best Rank# 107# 112
Worst Rank# 249# 289
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 195# 224
Best Rank# 161# 171
Worst Rank# 286# 258
   
Projections 
   
Runs5145
Home Runs1611
RBI4847
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.240.254
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 107# 121
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 115# 157
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 113# 123
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 109# 139
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 129# 183
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 143# 158
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 227# 232
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 136# 143
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 122# 141
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 125# 139
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 126# 162
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 137# 168
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 166# 218
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 128# 159
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 133
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 119# 120
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 127# 174
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 127# 289
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 134
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 146# 170
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 130# 248
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 152# 205
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 148# 170
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 126# 135
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 175
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 125# 171
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 127# 183
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 162
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 165# 201
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 172# 186
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 126# 137
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 126# 137
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 140# 157
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 120# 168
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 179
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 132# 152
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 140# 182
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 137# 155
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 143
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 130# 171
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 121# 115
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 127# 121
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 128# 116
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 132# 112
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 135# 123
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 137# 136
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 142# 127
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 249# 214
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 221
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats116161
   
Runs2124
   
Hits2744
   
Singles1527
   
Doubles59
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs77
   
RBI1428
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2418
   
Strikeouts3734
   
Batting Average.233.273
   
On Base Pct.364.353
   
Slugging Pct.457.472
   
On-base Plus Slugging.821.825
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats350342
   
Runs5145
   
Hits8487
   
Singles4957
   
Doubles1818
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1611
   
RBI4847
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4236
   
Strikeouts9881
   
Batting Average.240.254
   
On Base Pct.322.326
   
Slugging Pct.432.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.754.735
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
News 
 Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, three runs, two walks and one strikeout in the Athletics 17-0 win on Thursday against Cleveland.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Aug 13th
Austin Nola (knee) went 0-for-3 with two walks in his return from the injured list on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 23rd
 Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run in the Athletics 7-4 loss on Tuesday against San Diego.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jul 28th
Austin Nola (knee) caught a bullpen on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 2nd
 Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run and one strikeout in the Athletics 4-1 win Sunday over Texas.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jul 12th
Padres catcher Austin Nola (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 27th
 Sean Murphy went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout in the Athletics 3-2 loss Friday against Texas.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jul 10th
Austin Nola went 1-3 with a single and a walk in the Padres' win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, May 17th
 Sean Murphy went 3-for-5 with three runs and one walk in the Athletics 7-6 extra-inning win Saturday over Boston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Jul 4th
Padres catcher Austin Nola underwent X-rays on his left hand Friday that came back negative.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 8th
Notes 
 Murphy has pretty quietly put together two quality seasons in a row, albeit in limited samples. Over his past 63 games, he's put up 11 home runs, 35 runs scored, and 22 RBI, a pace that is more than respectable, even if it comes with a sub-par batting average. Murphy is dealing with a collapsed lung and may not be ready for the start of the season, but it doesn't sound like it will keep him out of action for long. He's a borderline starter in most mixed leagues, but he offers a decent floor if you miss our on more quality options.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Nola has proven to be a quality bat for a catcher over the last two seasons, batting .271 with 17 home runs in 127 games over that span. He's in a great situation with the Padres, even if he will be batting at the bottom of the lineup, but a fractured finger will likely lead him to begin the season on the IL. Depending on how much time he'll miss, that could create a buying opportunity, as his ADP should drop a bit. As long he isn't projected to miss more than a couple of weeks, take the discount and enjoy premium production from the catcher position for the rest of the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Nola was one of my favorite draft values prior to injuring himself. The hope is it will be a quick recovery and his drop in ADP from this injury will prove to make him an even better pick. Nola is an underrated hitter and the Padres gave up their fair share of prospects to acquire him in the middle of last season. He is their guy.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy