Who Should I Draft?

Willians Astudillo or Austin Barnes (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Austin Barnes
C,2B - LAD
Austin Barnes
Recommended by
28 of 34 experts
Recommended by
6 of 34 experts
ECR# 203# 223
Best Rank# 135# 154
Worst Rank# 291# 321
Composite# 282# 321
Best Rank# 255# 301
Worst Rank# 361# 388
Home Runs78
Stolen Bases26
Batting Average.283.238
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brad Richter
# 291# 312
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 168
Site Projections
# 157# 159
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 216# 249
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 141# 154
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 221# 230
Andrew Gould
# 196
Rudy Gamble
# 141# 190
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 177# 201
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 205
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 214# 235
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 174# 189
Mario Mergola
# 167# 168
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 161
Bobby Sylvester
# 180
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 180
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 228# 231
Donkey Teeth
# 216# 237
Pierre Camus
# 189# 261
Andrew Seifter
# 157
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 192
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 233# 237
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 222# 242
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 153
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 188# 321
Ariel Cohen
# 179# 188
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 135# 167
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 178
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 199# 187
Bill Dubiel
# 225# 197
Nick Mariano
# 238# 195
Grey Albright
# 240# 214
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 170
Dan Harris
# 200
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Austin Barnes
C,2B - LAD
Austin Barnes
2018 Stats 
At Bats93200
Home Runs34
Stolen Bases04
Caught Stealing03
Batting Average.355.205
On Base Pct.371.329
Slugging Pct.516.290
On-base Plus Slugging.887.619
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Austin Barnes
C,2B - LAD
Austin Barnes
2019 Projections 
At Bats221306
Home Runs78
Stolen Bases26
Caught Stealing12
Batting Average.283.238
On Base Pct.308.330
Slugging Pct.440.365
On-base Plus Slugging.748.695
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Austin Barnes
C,2B - LAD
Austin Barnes
 Willians Astudillo, placed on the injured list in late June, will remain out until September, per MLBTradeRumors.
Joey Oliver
Mon, Aug 12th
The Dodgers optioned Austin Barnes to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 26th
 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
Austin Barnes went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Dodgers beat the Giants 9-8 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jun 21st
 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
Austin Barnes went hitless in three at bats on Saturday as the Dodgers lost to the Cubs, 2-1.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 The Twins reinstated Willians Astudillo (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 12th
The Dodgers activated Austin Barnes (groin) off the IL on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 6th
 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
The Dodgers have placed Austin Barnes on the 10-day IL with a groin strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 27th
 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