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Who Should I Draft?

Willson Contreras or Christian Vazquez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
47 of 51 experts
8%
Recommended by
4 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 121
Best Rank# 57# 72
Worst Rank# 184# 277
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 117# 167
Best Rank# 90# 133
Worst Rank# 132# 191
   
Projections 
   
Runs6453
Home Runs1915
RBI6555
Stolen Bases36
Batting Average.256.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 118
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 104
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 80# 97
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 72
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 90# 137
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 83# 109
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 86# 124
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 150
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 166# 184
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 115# 119
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 95# 118
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 84# 100
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 84# 107
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 104
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 97# 118
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 121# 147
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 84# 124
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 72# 146
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81# 111
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 67# 101
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 277
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 99# 113
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 87# 176
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 105# 146
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 103# 132
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 86# 129
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 110
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 81# 120
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 130
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 98# 133
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 141# 155
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 78# 96
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 72# 130
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 107# 130
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 79# 124
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 88# 118
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 184# 199
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 101# 144
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 88# 117
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 86# 113
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 80# 152
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 88# 121
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 66# 121
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 86# 141
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 80# 122
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 108# 120
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 108# 95
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 113# 111
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 120# 105
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 102
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats189173
   
Runs3722
   
Hits4649
   
Singles2933
   
Doubles109
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs77
   
RBI2623
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks2016
   
Strikeouts5743
   
Batting Average.243.283
   
On Base Pct.356.344
   
Slugging Pct.407.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.763.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats421419
   
Runs6453
   
Hits107110
   
Singles6472
   
Doubles2121
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1915
   
RBI6555
   
Stolen Bases36
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks4731
   
Strikeouts11893
   
Batting Average.256.262
   
On Base Pct.330.313
   
Slugging Pct.450.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.737
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
News 
 Willson Contreras went 2-for-3 with a walk versus the Minnesota Tuesday. He would hit a solo homer, his 21st of the season. He would also add another run scored.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Sep 22nd
Christian Vazquez went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored in Wednesday’s win.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Sep 2nd
 Willson Contreras went 0-for-0 with a walk versus Milwaukee Sunday. His 14-pitch walk started the winning five-run eighth-inning rally where he scored the first one.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Sep 20th
Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has been activated from the bereavement list and will start on Saturday against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 14th
 Willson Contreras went 1-for-4 with a walk versus the Brewers Saturday. He would hit his 20th homer of the season and drive in two runs.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Sep 19th
The Red Sox placed catcher Christian Vazquez on the bereavement list prior to Wednesday's game against the Rays. In a corresponding move, Connor Wong was recalled from Triple-A Worcester.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Aug 11th
 Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 versus the Phillies Thursday. He scored twice, drove in two, and hit his 19th homer of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Sep 17th
Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 on Thursday. He was the lone Red Sox player with more than one hit in an otherwise quiet night for the offense.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Jul 30th
 Willson Contreras went 1-for-3 with a walk versus Philadelphia Tuesday. He would come around to score the first run for the Cubs.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Sep 15th
Christian Vazquez went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored on Sunday.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Jun 28th
Notes 
 Contreras has established a pretty decent baseline for what fantasy managers can expect over the course of a full season. He'll likely give you a floor of 15 home runs and 110 combined runs and RBI, with upside for more. Those numbers don't sound impressive, but they're enough to make Contreras a top-five catcher easily. Given his safety, there's an argument to be made to take him as high as second overall at the position. But, even so, there's no need to select him before the eighth round or so, as there's not an appreciable difference in the production of the next seven or eight catchers beyond J.T. Realmuto.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Vazquez was a late bloomer, but he's developed into one of the more reliable catchers in the game. Not only does he provide 20-homer power, but he's one of the best assets at catcher in both batting average and stolen bases. Entering his age-31 season, there's certainly the possibility for a major decline in his numbers, but there is little in his underlying metrics to suggest it is imminent. Draft Vazquez as a strong starter in single-catcher formats, and you won't need to do so before the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 At this point Contreras is who he is. I understand the appeal, but when you can get someone like Travis d'Arnaud several rounds later, there is really no reason to draft Contreras at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy