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Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Edman or Travis d'Arnaud (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
30 of 50 experts
40%
Recommended by
20 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 100# 106
Best Rank# 44# 56
Worst Rank# 159# 206
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 145# 140
Best Rank# 125# 119
Worst Rank# 154# 152
   
Projections 
   
Runs7552
Home Runs1418
RBI5769
Stolen Bases141
Batting Average.266.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 81# 105
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 88
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 87# 120
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 131# 135
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 122# 160
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 94# 119
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89# 97
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 83# 94
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 94# 134
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 96# 109
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 92# 100
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 96# 118
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 83# 95
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 88# 101
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 92# 109
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 70# 175
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 81# 117
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 94# 105
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 88
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 94# 119
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 115# 124
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 91# 102
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 111# 126
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 83# 90
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 84# 87
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 206
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 104# 136
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 75# 78
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 114# 178
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 102# 107
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 83# 77
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 98# 90
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 100# 97
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 105# 87
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 108# 105
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 109# 106
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 109# 98
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 109# 104
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 110# 56
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 110# 101
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 115# 87
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 116# 99
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 116# 102
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 121# 119
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 124# 116
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 129# 84
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 131# 103
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 142# 103
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 154# 93
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 159# 93
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats204165
   
Runs2919
   
Hits5153
   
Singles3836
   
Doubles78
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs59
   
RBI2634
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks1616
   
Strikeouts4850
   
Batting Average.250.321
   
On Base Pct.317.386
   
Slugging Pct.368.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.685.919
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats521399
   
Runs7552
   
Hits138106
   
Singles9568
   
Doubles2419
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs1418
   
RBI5769
   
Stolen Bases141
   
Caught Stealing51
   
Walks3636
   
Strikeouts109104
   
Batting Average.266.267
   
On Base Pct.314.328
   
Slugging Pct.410.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.725.778
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Tommy Edman
2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - STL
Tommy Edman
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
News 
 Tommy Edman went 1-for-4 with an RBI and his third stolen base of the season in a 5-2 loss to Washington on Monday.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 13th
Travis d'Arnaud will not be featured in the Braves' lineup when they take on the Marlins on Monday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, Apr 12th
 Cardinals leadoff man Tommy Edman had a nice game on Wednesday, collecting three singles while stealing a base for the second straight game.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Apr 7th
Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk, in Friday's game against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Fri, Apr 9th
 Tommy Edman went 1-for-5 on Tuesday, scored one run, and stole his first base of the season.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 6th
Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Sun, Apr 4th
 Tommy Edman went 1-for-3 on Monday, drawing a walk and scoring a run in the first inning and then hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Apr 5th
Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a single and two strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Phillies.
Steve Painter
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Cardinals leadoff man Tommy Edman picked up a single in three at-bats in a blowout loss to the Reds on Sunday.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Apr 4th
Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-2 with a walk and run scored in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles.
Steve Painter
Sun, Mar 28th
Notes 
 B/SS/ 3B/OF
Grey Albright - Razzball
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
 After a highly successful 2019 season in which he hit 11 home runs and stole 15 bases in 92 games, Edman's numbers regressed in nearly every meaningful way last year. His batting average slipped from .304 to just .250, he hit just five home runs, and he went 2-for-6 in stolen base attempts. Edman was a bit unlucky last year, as his xBA and xSLG outperformed his actual numbers. And despite his down year on the basepaths, he was in the 95th percentile in sprint speed. He's likely to lead off for the Cardinals this year, and should be good for double digits in both home runs and steals, with plenty of runs scored. Considering he has multi-position eligibility, he should be drafted before the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 B, 3B, SS, OF
Mick Ciallela - Fantrax