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Who Should I Draft?

Travis d'Arnaud or Mitch Garver (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
48 of 51 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 106# 148
Best Rank# 56# 105
Worst Rank# 206# 285
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 140# 203
Best Rank# 119# 180
Worst Rank# 152# 260
   
Projections 
   
Runs5247
Home Runs1817
RBI6947
Stolen Bases10
Batting Average.267.242
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 115
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 142
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 135
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 105
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 120# 163
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 101
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 87# 146
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 135# 180
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 160# 222
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 116# 145
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 119# 141
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97# 144
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 97# 149
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 94# 154
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 103# 122
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 150
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 134# 160
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 109# 132
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 102# 153
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 100# 133
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 118# 161
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 95# 285
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 101# 168
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 109# 171
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 117# 162
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 105# 117
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 88# 108
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 99# 189
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 119# 150
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 119# 164
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 98# 164
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 124# 155
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 102# 146
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 126# 160
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 84# 134
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 93# 176
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 142
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 87# 139
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 105# 140
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 206# 245
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 78# 148
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 90# 180
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 107# 145
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 103# 141
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 98# 169
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 106# 149
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 87# 172
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 136# 132
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 175# 143
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 178# 149
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats16572
   
Runs198
   
Hits5312
   
Singles369
   
Doubles81
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs92
   
RBI345
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks167
   
Strikeouts5037
   
Batting Average.321.167
   
On Base Pct.386.247
   
Slugging Pct.533.264
   
On-base Plus Slugging.919.511
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats399308
   
Runs5247
   
Hits10674
   
Singles6841
   
Doubles1915
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1817
   
RBI6947
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3636
   
Strikeouts104100
   
Batting Average.267.242
   
On Base Pct.328.321
   
Slugging Pct.450.458
   
On-base Plus Slugging.778.779
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
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
Mitch Garver was placed on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a lower back strain.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Aug 27th
 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
Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 5-4 win over the Astros on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 7th
 Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts against the Rockies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 16th
Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 7-5 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 4th
 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
Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 6-5 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 28th
 Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Rockies Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 2-for-3 with two solo homers in a 5-3 loss to the White Sox in Game 2 of a Monday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jul 19th
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
As quickly as Garver exploded onto the scene in 2019 with 31 home runs in just 93 games, he disappeared last year, to the tune of a .167 batting average and two home runs with a 45.7% strikeout rate. An intercostal strain led to his shortened season and almost certainly affected his performance. He's been red hot in the spring thus far, and should be slowly moving up your draft board. If you're looking for a catcher who has the potential to finish within the top-5 but is being drafted only as a low-end starter, this is your guy.
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