Who Should I Draft?

Willians Astudillo or Austin Hedges (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Austin Hedges
C - SD
Austin Hedges
Expert
Recommendation
85%
Recommended by
29 of 34 experts
15%
Recommended by
5 of 34 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 203# 241
Best Rank# 135# 158
Worst Rank# 291# 319
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 282# 323
Best Rank# 255# 276
Worst Rank# 361# 352
   
Projections 
   
Runs2534
Home Runs715
RBI3042
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.283.233
   
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# 291# 293
   
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# 168
   
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# 221
   
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# 196
   
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# 205
   
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# 233# 232
   
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# 240# 213
   
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The Athletic
# 166
   
Dan Harris
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# 198
   
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Austin Hedges
C - SD
Austin Hedges
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats93303
   
Runs929
   
Hits3370
   
Singles2540
   
Doubles414
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs314
   
RBI2137
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks221
   
Strikeouts390
   
Batting Average.355.231
   
On Base Pct.371.282
   
Slugging Pct.516.429
   
On-base Plus Slugging.887.711
   
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Austin Hedges
C - SD
Austin Hedges
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats221316
   
Runs2534
   
Hits6274
   
Singles4244
   
Doubles1115
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs715
   
RBI3042
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks821
   
Strikeouts1688
   
Batting Average.283.233
   
On Base Pct.308.281
   
Slugging Pct.440.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.748.705
   
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Austin Hedges
C - SD
Austin Hedges
News 
 Willians Astudillo, placed on the injured list in late June, will remain out until September, per MLBTradeRumors.
Joey Oliver
Mon, Aug 12th
Austin Hedges went 1-for-2 with a homer, two walks, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Padres' 10-8 loss to the Rockies on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
 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 Hedges went 1-for-5 in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 30th
 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 Hedges went 3-for-6 with two doubles, three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Padres' 11-10 loss to the Pirates on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
 The Twins reinstated Willians Astudillo (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 12th
Austin Hedges went 2-for-6 with a double, a walk, and two RBI as the Padres beat the Rockies 16-12 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 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
Austin Hedges hit a walk-off single on Friday as the Padres beat the Nationals 5-4.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 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
Hedges is no help in the batting average department, but he has enough power (32 homers in his last 700 at-bats) that he warrants a late-round pick if you still need a catcher. If he gets traded mid-season to clear up room for Mejia, Hedges could see a bump in his offensive production away from San Diego's ballpark.
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