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Who Should I Draft?

Travis d'Arnaud or Kurt Suzuki (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Kurt Suzuki
C - LAA
Kurt Suzuki
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
51 of 51 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 106# 255
Best Rank# 56# 131
Worst Rank# 206# 313
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 140# 398
Best Rank# 119# 311
Worst Rank# 152# 503
   
Projections 
   
Runs5233
Home Runs1810
RBI6939
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.267.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL60-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 105
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 88
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 131
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 120# 313
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 101
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 87
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 135
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 160
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 116
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 119
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 97
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 94
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 103
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 251
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 134# 230
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 109
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 102
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 100
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 118
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 95# 187
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 101
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 109# 271
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 175# 252
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 117
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 105
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 88# 210
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 99# 304
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 119
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 119
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 98
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 124
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 102# 268
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 126
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 84# 236
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 93# 251
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 90
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 87
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 105
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 206# 288
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 136
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 78# 225
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 90
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 178
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 107
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 103# 215
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 98# 258
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 106
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 87
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Kurt Suzuki
C - LAA
Kurt Suzuki
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats165111
   
Runs1915
   
Hits5330
   
Singles3620
   
Doubles88
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs92
   
RBI3417
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1611
   
Strikeouts5019
   
Batting Average.321.270
   
On Base Pct.386.349
   
Slugging Pct.533.396
   
On-base Plus Slugging.919.745
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Kurt Suzuki
C - LAA
Kurt Suzuki
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats399260
   
Runs5233
   
Hits10666
   
Singles6842
   
Doubles1913
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1810
   
RBI6939
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3621
   
Strikeouts10445
   
Batting Average.267.255
   
On Base Pct.328.310
   
Slugging Pct.450.420
   
On-base Plus Slugging.778.730
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Kurt Suzuki
C - LAA
Kurt Suzuki
News 
 Braves' catcher Travis d'Arnaud is starting to swing a bat with both hands. He expects to return in August according to manager Brian Snitker.
Corbin Young
Sun, Jul 11th
Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run homer in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Twins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 24th
 Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos expects catcher Travis d'Arnaud (thumb) to return sometime in August.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 14th
Angels' C Kurt Suzuki went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and two singles en route to a 6-5 win over Arizona.
Jack Mannis
Sat, Jun 12th
 The Braves placed catcher Travis d'Arnaud on the 60-day IL with a left thumb sprain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 2nd
Angels' C Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's 11-5 win over the Rangers.
Jack Mannis
Wed, May 26th
 Braves C Travis d’Arnaud was removed from Saturday’s game with a left thumb injury.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 1st
Kurt Suzuki went 0-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch in Wednesday's loss against the Rays.
Andy Zimmerman
Thu, May 6th
 Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a double in Friday's game against the Blue Jays.
Steve Painter
Fri, Apr 30th
Kurt Suzuki went 1-for-3 on Tuesday, hitting his first home run of the year in an Angels' 6-2 victory over the Rangers.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Apr 21st
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
Splitting time with Stassi, going back and forth in daily leagues between these two will likely provide C1 numbers.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 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