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Who Should I Draft?

Travis d'Arnaud or Christian Vazquez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
43 of 51 experts
16%
Recommended by
8 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 106# 121
Best Rank# 56# 72
Worst Rank# 206# 277
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 140# 167
Best Rank# 119# 133
Worst Rank# 152# 191
   
Projections 
   
Runs5253
Home Runs1815
RBI6955
Stolen Bases16
Batting Average.267.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 118
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 104
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 97
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 72
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 101# 137
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 87# 109
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 150
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 160# 184
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 116# 119
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97# 100
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 97# 107
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 94# 95
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 103
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 118
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 134# 147
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 109# 124
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 102# 146
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 100# 111
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 95# 277
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 101# 102
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 109# 113
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 175# 176
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 117# 146
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 105# 132
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 88# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 99# 129
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 98# 120
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 124# 130
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 102# 133
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 126# 155
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 84# 96
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 93# 130
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 130
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 87# 124
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 105# 118
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 136# 144
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 78# 117
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 90# 113
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 107# 121
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 103# 121
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 98# 141
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 106# 122
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 87# 120
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 118# 101
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 119# 105
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 119# 118
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 119# 110
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 120# 111
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 135# 124
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 178# 152
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 206# 199
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats165173
   
Runs1922
   
Hits5349
   
Singles3633
   
Doubles89
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs97
   
RBI3423
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks1616
   
Strikeouts5043
   
Batting Average.321.283
   
On Base Pct.386.344
   
Slugging Pct.533.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.919.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats399419
   
Runs5253
   
Hits106110
   
Singles6872
   
Doubles1921
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1815
   
RBI6955
   
Stolen Bases16
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks3631
   
Strikeouts10493
   
Batting Average.267.262
   
On Base Pct.328.313
   
Slugging Pct.450.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.778.737
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
News 
 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
Christian Vazquez went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored in Wednesday’s win.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Sep 2nd
 Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts against the Rockies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 16th
Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has been activated from the bereavement list and will start on Saturday against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 14th
 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
The Red Sox placed catcher Christian Vazquez on the bereavement list prior to Wednesday's game against the Rays. In a corresponding move, Connor Wong was recalled from Triple-A Worcester.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Aug 11th
 Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Rockies Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 on Thursday. He was the lone Red Sox player with more than one hit in an otherwise quiet night for the offense.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Jul 30th
 Travis d'Arnaud was called upon to pinch-hit in the game against the Rockies Saturday and hit his fifth homer of the season, a solo shot.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
Christian Vazquez went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored on Sunday.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Jun 28th
Notes 
 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
Vazquez was a late bloomer, but he's developed into one of the more reliable catchers in the game. Not only does he provide 20-homer power, but he's one of the best assets at catcher in both batting average and stolen bases. Entering his age-31 season, there's certainly the possibility for a major decline in his numbers, but there is little in his underlying metrics to suggest it is imminent. Draft Vazquez as a strong starter in single-catcher formats, and you won't need to do so 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