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Who Should I Draft?

Travis d'Arnaud or Sean Murphy (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
50 of 51 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 106# 141
Best Rank# 56# 107
Worst Rank# 206# 249
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 140# 195
Best Rank# 119# 161
Worst Rank# 152# 286
   
Projections 
   
Runs5251
Home Runs1816
RBI6948
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.267.240
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 107
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 88# 115
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 77# 113
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 56# 109
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 120# 129
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 101
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 87# 143
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 135
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 93
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 160# 227
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 116# 136
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 119# 137
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 97# 122
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 97# 125
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 94# 126
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 103# 121
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 104# 137
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 134# 166
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 109# 128
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 102# 133
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 100# 119
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 118# 127
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 95# 127
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 101# 134
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 109# 146
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 117# 152
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 105# 148
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 88# 126
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 99# 135
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 119# 175
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 119# 125
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 98# 128
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 124# 127
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 102# 127
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 126# 162
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 84# 165
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 93# 172
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 132
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 87# 126
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 105# 126
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 206# 249
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 136# 140
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 78# 142
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 90# 120
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 178# 179
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 107# 132
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 103# 140
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 98# 137
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 106# 143
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 87# 130
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 175# 130
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats165116
   
Runs1921
   
Hits5327
   
Singles3615
   
Doubles85
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs97
   
RBI3414
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1624
   
Strikeouts5037
   
Batting Average.321.233
   
On Base Pct.386.364
   
Slugging Pct.533.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.919.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats399350
   
Runs5251
   
Hits10684
   
Singles6849
   
Doubles1918
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1816
   
RBI6948
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3642
   
Strikeouts10498
   
Batting Average.267.240
   
On Base Pct.328.322
   
Slugging Pct.450.432
   
On-base Plus Slugging.778.754
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
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
Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, three runs, two walks and one strikeout in the Athletics 17-0 win on Thursday against Cleveland.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Aug 13th
 Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts against the Rockies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 16th
Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run in the Athletics 7-4 loss on Tuesday against San Diego.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jul 28th
 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
Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run and one strikeout in the Athletics 4-1 win Sunday over Texas.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jul 12th
 Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Rockies Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
Sean Murphy went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout in the Athletics 3-2 loss Friday against Texas.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jul 10th
 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
Sean Murphy went 3-for-5 with three runs and one walk in the Athletics 7-6 extra-inning win Saturday over Boston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Jul 4th
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
Murphy has pretty quietly put together two quality seasons in a row, albeit in limited samples. Over his past 63 games, he's put up 11 home runs, 35 runs scored, and 22 RBI, a pace that is more than respectable, even if it comes with a sub-par batting average. Murphy is dealing with a collapsed lung and may not be ready for the start of the season, but it doesn't sound like it will keep him out of action for long. He's a borderline starter in most mixed leagues, but he offers a decent floor if you miss our on more quality options.
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