Who Should I Draft?

Willians Astudillo or Jonathan Lucroy (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Jonathan Lucroy
C - LAA
Jonathan Lucroy
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
28 of 32 experts
13%
Recommended by
4 of 32 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 203# 251
Best Rank# 135# 129
Worst Rank# 291# 305
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 282# 302
Best Rank# 255# 278
Worst Rank# 361# 355
   
Projections 
   
Runs2542
Home Runs77
RBI3044
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.283.255
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertMiLB-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brad Richter
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# 291# 294
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 168
   
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# 240# 281
   
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# 216# 246
   
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CBS Sports
# 141# 161
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 221# 229
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 196
   
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Razzball
# 141# 168
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 177# 217
   
Joe Bond
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# 205
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 214
   
Heath Capps
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# 174
   
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# 199
   
Nick Pollack
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# 161
   
Bill Dubiel
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# 225# 305
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 238
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 180
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 180
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 228# 230
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 216
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 189# 258
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 157
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 192
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 233# 238
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 188# 248
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 179# 192
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 135
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 178
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 157# 129
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 167# 148
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 222# 193
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 165
   
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Jonathan Lucroy
C - LAA
Jonathan Lucroy
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats93415
   
Runs941
   
Hits33100
   
Singles2574
   
Doubles421
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs34
   
RBI2151
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks229
   
Strikeouts365
   
Batting Average.355.241
   
On Base Pct.371.291
   
Slugging Pct.516.325
   
On-base Plus Slugging.887.617
   
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Jonathan Lucroy
C - LAA
Jonathan Lucroy
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats221372
   
Runs2542
   
Hits6295
   
Singles4268
   
Doubles1118
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs77
   
RBI3044
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks830
   
Strikeouts1659
   
Batting Average.283.255
   
On Base Pct.308.312
   
Slugging Pct.440.368
   
On-base Plus Slugging.748.680
   
  Willians Astudillo
C,3B - MIN
Willians Astudillo
Jonathan Lucroy
C - LAA
Jonathan Lucroy
News 
 The Twins reinstated Willians Astudillo (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 12th
Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-4 with a home run, single, one RBI, and one run scored on Friday against Texas.
Kamran Hoda
Sat, May 25th
 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
Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-4 with a home run, single, walk, three RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Twins.
Kamran Hoda
Thu, May 16th
 Minnesota Twins first baseman Willians Astudillo went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the first game of a doubleheader against the Orioles on Saturday. The Twins went on to win 6-5.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 20th
Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday against Houston.
Kamran Hoda
Mon, May 6th
 Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a 7-4 loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Apr 18th
Jonathan Lucroy went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer on Tuesday as the Angels beat the Blue Jays 4-3.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, May 1st
 Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in his team's 6-2 win over the Phillies on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 6th
Jonathan Lucroy went 1-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, one run scored, and one strikeout on Monday against the Yankees.
Kamran Hoda
Tue, Apr 23rd
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
 
 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