Who Should I Draft?

Tucker Barnhart or Willians Astudillo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Expert
Recommendation
63%
Recommended by
27 of 43 experts
37%
Recommended by
16 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 197# 203
Best Rank# 127# 135
Worst Rank# 320# 291
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 285# 282
Best Rank# 258# 255
Worst Rank# 316# 361
   
Projections 
   
Runs4525
Home Runs97
RBI4730
Stolen Bases22
Batting Average.255.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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# 166
   
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# 279# 291
   
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# 185
   
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# 192# 240
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 166
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 183# 216
   
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# 174
   
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The Athletic
# 127
   
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# 201
   
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# 231# 233
   
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# 184
   
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# 169
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 179
   
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# 165# 178
   
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# 163# 141
   
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# 174# 167
   
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The Athletic
# 179# 177
   
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# 184# 168
   
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# 198# 196
   
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# 207# 199
   
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# 256# 225
   
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# 257# 188
   
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RotoBaller
# 320# 189
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 153
   
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# 157
   
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# 161
   
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Fake Teams
# 174
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 180
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 216
   
  Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats46093
   
Runs509
   
Hits11433
   
Singles8025
   
Doubles214
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs103
   
RBI4621
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks542
   
Strikeouts963
   
Batting Average.248.355
   
On Base Pct.328.371
   
Slugging Pct.372.516
   
On-base Plus Slugging.699.887
   
  Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats423221
   
Runs4525
   
Hits10862
   
Singles7442
   
Doubles2211
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs97
   
RBI4730
   
Stolen Bases22
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks468
   
Strikeouts8416
   
Batting Average.255.283
   
On Base Pct.328.308
   
Slugging Pct.382.440
   
On-base Plus Slugging.710.748
   
  Tucker Barnhart
C - CIN
Tucker Barnhart
Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
News 
 Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and also drew a walk as the Reds fell to the Nationals 17-7.
Brandon Plutner
Wed, Aug 14th
Willians Astudillo, placed on the injured list in late June, will remain out until September, per MLBTradeRumors.
Joey Oliver
Mon, Aug 12th
 Tucker Barnhart went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs, three runs scored, and a walk Tuesday against the Angels.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 7th
The Twins placed Willians Astudillo on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a left oblique strain. The team called up LaMonte Wade from Triple-A.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 27th
 Tucker Barnhart went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, and a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Braves.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Aug 4th
Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 9-4 loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 20th
 Tucker Barnhart went 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Rockies.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Jul 28th
The Twins reinstated Willians Astudillo (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 12th
 The Reds activated Tucker Barnhart (oblique) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 26th
The Minnesota Twins placed catcher Willians Astudillo on the 10-day injured list after he pulled his hamstring while running the bases on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 27th
Notes 
 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
It is tempting to draft everyone's favorite short chubby catcher, but the fact of the matter is that he likely won't even open the season on the big league club. There is some intrigue here if/when he gets called up, but until then, he belongs on the waivers.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
  The legend of Astudillo will only continue to grow. Brandishing a stat page more in line with a 1918 player, the contact machine recorded 85 walks and 81 strikeouts in 2,461 career minor league plate appearances. After turning heads with eight homers in the Venezuelan League, he opened camp by taking Twins ace Jose Berrios yard. Although unlikely to open the season as the starting catcher, he could piece together plate appearances in a utility role. Those odds diminished, however, after the Twins signed Marwin Gonzalez. He's a fun pick at a gloomy position who would hit for average with decent power if given the chance.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
  With a strikeout rate below five percent at every level of the minors -- and during his 30 game cup of coffee with the Twins last year -- Astudillo has the kind of high-level contact skills that can make him an asset in batting average, particularly at the weak-hitting catcher position. He could also pop 15 home runs if given regular at-bats, but it's his at-bat total that is the big question. Astudillo isn't guaranteed a roster spot, let alone a starting job, but if he can find a way to reach 300+ plate appearances, he will be an intriguing dark horse candidate to finish as a top-12 catcher in mixed leagues. He's worth monitoring closely in Spring Training.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros