Who Should I Draft?

Tucker Barnhart or Robinson Chirinos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
22 of 42 experts
48%
Recommended by
20 of 42 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 195# 197
Best Rank# 115# 127
Worst Rank# 259# 320
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 252# 285
Best Rank# 191# 258
Worst Rank# 354# 316
   
Projections 
   
Runs4345
Home Runs159
RBI4747
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.216.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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# 167
   
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# 182
   
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# 115# 141
   
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Razzball
# 182# 192
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 165# 166
   
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Beast Dome
# 169
   
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CBS Sports
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The Athletic
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Razzball
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# 165
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
# 211# 183
   
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# 184
   
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# 184
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 200# 199
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 236# 225
   
  Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats360460
   
Runs4850
   
Hits80114
   
Singles4680
   
Doubles1521
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs1810
   
RBI6546
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks4554
   
Strikeouts14096
   
Batting Average.222.248
   
On Base Pct.338.328
   
Slugging Pct.419.372
   
On-base Plus Slugging.758.699
   
  Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats319423
   
Runs4345
   
Hits69108
   
Singles3874
   
Doubles1322
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs159
   
RBI4747
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3646
   
Strikeouts11184
   
Batting Average.216.255
   
On Base Pct.295.328
   
Slugging Pct.410.382
   
On-base Plus Slugging.705.710
   
  Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
News 
 Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored on Friday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Sat, Apr 13th
Tucker Barnhart went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Reds' 7-6 win over the Braves on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Apr 24th
  Tucker Barnhart went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the Reds' 4-1 win over the Padres on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Apr 19th
  Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-4 with a double in the Reds' 2-0 loss to the Pirates on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Fri, Apr 5th
  Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Reds' 4-3 loss to the Brewers on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Apr 2nd
Notes 
 Chirinos likely won't get 450 at-bats like some of the other names above him, but he is the starter for Houston which should come with it's share of runs and RBIs. The batting average clearly won't be ideal, but his 15 to 20 HR power off-sets that pain.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Barnhart doesn't have the best bat, but his elite defense will keep him on the field for nearly 500 at-bats again. In a killer Red's lineup, that should be plenty to get him the counting stats he needs to be draftable.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Chirinos' 35 home runs over the last two seasons ranks eighth at the catcher position, and it has translated to back-to-back seasons in which Chirinos has finished as a top-12 fantasy catcher in 5x5 roto leagues, including a top-seven finish last year. He's expected to serve as the Astros' starting catcher after signing a one-year deal in the offseason, and while he'll likely bat at the bottom of the order, Chirinos should benefit from a good hitting environment and a lineup that is strong from top to bottom. He's likely to be a drain on batting average considering his high strikeout rate, but the pop is legit. Look his way if you're hunting for a sleeper at the position.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros