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Who Should I Draft?

Willson Contreras or Daulton Varsho (2023)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Daulton Varsho
C,CF,RF - TOR
Daulton Varsho
Willson Contreras
C,DH - STL
Willson Contreras
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
23 of 24 experts
4%
Recommended by
1 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 77
Best Rank# 33# 42
Worst Rank# 99# 124
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 54# 110
Best Rank# 41# 95
Worst Rank# 88# 129
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 72
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 46# 79
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 41# 79
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 42
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 52# 78
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 48# 79
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 39# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 38# 67
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 33# 58
   
Pierre Camus
Fantasy Endgame
# 41# 96
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 39# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 61# 78
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 56# 82
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 54# 79
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 39# 75
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 43# 58
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 68# 124
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 35# 72
   
Jesse Garcia
FantasyPros
# 40# 74
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 113
   
Kelly Kirby
FantasyPros
# 50# 62
   
Blake Meyer
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 50# 88
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 99# 78
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Daulton Varsho
C,CF,RF - TOR
Daulton Varsho
Willson Contreras
C,DH - STL
Willson Contreras
2022 Stats 
   
   
At Bats531416
   
Runs7965
   
Hits125101
   
Singles7254
   
Doubles2323
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2722
   
RBI7455
   
Stolen Bases164
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks4645
   
Strikeouts145103
   
Batting Average.235.243
   
On Base Pct.302.349
   
Slugging Pct.443.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.745.815
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Daulton Varsho
C,CF,RF - TOR
Daulton Varsho
Willson Contreras
C,DH - STL
Willson Contreras
News 
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Notes 
 Daulton Vasho has catcher eligibility, which is one of the primary draws to him being drafted in the 40-50 range. The other draws include his 27 homers and 16 stolen bases, something only J.T. Realmuto can top at the position. The Diamondbacks traded Varsho to the Blue Jays in the offseason; Rogers Centre should support another 25-HR, 15-SB season and he could see a bump in runs and RBI with the better lineup around him. This will probably be the 26-year-old's last season with catcher eligibility, but in non-keeper leagues, he is a good asset.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros
Willson Contreras signed a 5-year, $87.5 million deal with the Cardinals and will presumably bat in an advantageous position in their lineup. He shaved seven percentage points off his K-rate, which will probably revert to somewhere in the middle in 2023. The 30-year-old has always had good on-base skills and 20-HR power, and his RBI total should hover in the 60-70 range. While he is a significantly worse pitch framer than the Hall of Famer he is replacing, St. Louis will find a way to keep his bat in the lineup. The only concern is the continued leg and ankle injuries that he experienced last year, but he comes at a discount and remains a C1 in this draft.
Kelly Kirby - FantasyPros