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Who Should I Draft?

Sean Murphy or Carson Kelly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
47 of 48 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 48 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 141# 182
Best Rank# 107# 127
Worst Rank# 249# 300
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 195# 282
Best Rank# 161# 252
Worst Rank# 286# 345
   
Projections 
   
Runs5142
Home Runs1615
RBI4849
Stolen Bases10
Batting Average.240.240
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 107# 179
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 115# 158
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 113# 139
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 109# 195
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 129# 156
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 143# 183
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 227# 244
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 136# 185
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 137# 197
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 122# 210
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 125# 176
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 126# 195
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 121
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 137# 182
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 166# 207
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 128# 177
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 133# 167
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 119# 180
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 127# 175
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 127# 172
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 134
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 146# 220
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 130# 174
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 152# 249
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 148# 162
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 126# 127
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 135# 144
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 175
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 125
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 128
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 127
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 127# 176
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 162# 165
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 165# 169
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 132# 186
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 126
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 126# 173
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 249# 300
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 140# 177
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 142# 177
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 120
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 179
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 132# 174
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 140# 158
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 137# 225
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 143# 169
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 130
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 172# 155
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats116122
   
Runs2111
   
Hits2727
   
Singles1517
   
Doubles55
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs75
   
RBI1419
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks246
   
Strikeouts3729
   
Batting Average.233.221
   
On Base Pct.364.264
   
Slugging Pct.457.385
   
On-base Plus Slugging.821.649
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats350347
   
Runs5142
   
Hits8483
   
Singles4950
   
Doubles1817
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1615
   
RBI4849
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks4238
   
Strikeouts9884
   
Batting Average.240.240
   
On Base Pct.322.316
   
Slugging Pct.432.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.754.738
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
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
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored as the Diamondbacks lost to the Astros 7-6 on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
 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
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer as the D-Backs went on to lose 8-5 to the Seattle Mariners.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 4th
 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
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks were shut out by the Padres 3-0 on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
 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
Catcher Carson Kelly went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 8-7 on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Aug 27th
 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
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored, a walk, and was hit by a pitch in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Pirates.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 24th
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
After an impressive 2019 season during which he hit 18 home runs in just 111 games, Kelly had a down 2020, batting just .221 with five long balls. Kelly's walk rate regressed significantly to just 4.7%, and he showed little of the patience that brought him success in 2019. Daulton Varsho is a threat to his playing time, but it seems like Kelly will have the lead role behind the plate, with Varsho filling in and getting time at outfield. That should make Kelly a borderline startable catcher in most mixed leagues, assuming he can bounce back from his down 2020 campaign.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros