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Who Should I Draft?

Travis d'Arnaud or James McCann (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
46 of 51 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 106# 132
Best Rank# 56# 86
Worst Rank# 206# 258
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 140# 185
Best Rank# 119# 149
Worst Rank# 152# 208
   
Projections 
   
Runs5250
Home Runs1816
RBI6951
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.267.245
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 132
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 145
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 144
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 86
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 101
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 87# 138
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 93# 165
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 160# 218
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 116# 129
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 119# 143
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97# 121
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 97# 141
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 94# 190
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 103# 150
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 133
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 134# 152
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 109# 130
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 102# 130
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 100# 134
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 118# 121
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 95# 114
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 101# 135
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 109# 144
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 117# 161
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 105# 133
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 88# 113
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 99# 137
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 119# 152
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 119# 127
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 98# 163
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 124# 151
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 102# 136
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 126# 137
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 84# 127
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 93# 131
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 139
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 87# 125
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 105# 129
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 206# 258
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 78# 118
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 90# 144
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 107# 130
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 103# 106
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 98# 123
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 106# 157
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 87# 122
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 120# 116
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 135# 121
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 136# 124
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 175# 125
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 178# 160
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats16597
   
Runs1920
   
Hits5328
   
Singles3618
   
Doubles83
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs97
   
RBI3415
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks168
   
Strikeouts5030
   
Batting Average.321.289
   
On Base Pct.386.360
   
Slugging Pct.533.536
   
On-base Plus Slugging.919.896
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats399398
   
Runs5250
   
Hits10697
   
Singles6862
   
Doubles1917
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1816
   
RBI6951
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3630
   
Strikeouts104120
   
Batting Average.267.245
   
On Base Pct.328.298
   
Slugging Pct.450.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.778.712
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
News 
 Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a single, a double, and a run scored against the Diamondbacks Tuesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 22nd
James McCann went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Phillies.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Aug 7th
 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
James McCann went 0-for-3.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Jul 24th
 Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts against the Rockies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 16th
James McCann went 2-for-3 with one run scored, one home run, and three RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Jul 20th
 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
James McCann went 1-for-3 with three RBIs, one home run, one run scored, one walk, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Jun 30th
 Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Rockies Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
James McCann went 1-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts as the Mets fell 3-0 to the Braves.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Jun 23rd
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
McCann will be the everyday catcher for the Mets after putting up his second consecutive successful season for the White Sox. After putting up a .789 OPS in 2019, he jumped up to an .896 mark in 2020, setting a career-high in walk rate. McCann was a part-timer last year, so his rate stats will likely dip as he takes over a heavy workload with the Mets (Wilson Ramos ranked fourth among catchers in plate appearances the last two seasons). But counting stats should be there in spades in a strong Mets lineup. He should be drafted as a starting catcher in 12-team formats.
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
New everyday catcher in one of the most potent lineups in the league. McCann should be a very solid C1 option.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy