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Who Should I Draft?

Willson Contreras or Eric Hosmer (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
29 of 50 experts
42%
Recommended by
21 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 88
Best Rank# 57# 63
Worst Rank# 184# 151
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 117# 150
Best Rank# 90# 141
Worst Rank# 132# 169
   
Projections 
   
Runs6473
Home Runs1922
RBI6590
Stolen Bases35
Batting Average.256.265
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 90
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 86
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 80# 81
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 88
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 90# 122
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 83# 86
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 86# 101
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 120
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 84# 86
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 104# 151
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 84# 86
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 72# 92
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81# 85
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 67# 70
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 93
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 99# 100
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 87# 94
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 99
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 86# 91
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 83
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 94
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 72# 124
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 79# 100
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 88# 89
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 88# 112
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 88# 89
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 66# 84
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 86# 90
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 80# 100
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 78# 68
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 80# 75
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 84# 80
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 86# 68
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 95# 81
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 97# 86
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 98# 83
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 101# 86
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 103# 101
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 105# 102
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 107# 94
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 108# 97
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 108# 88
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 113# 63
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 115# 80
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 120# 97
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 121# 79
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 141# 110
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 166# 70
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 184# 69
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 78
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats189143
   
Runs3723
   
Hits4641
   
Singles2926
   
Doubles106
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs79
   
RBI2636
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks209
   
Strikeouts5728
   
Batting Average.243.287
   
On Base Pct.356.333
   
Slugging Pct.407.518
   
On-base Plus Slugging.763.851
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats421557
   
Runs6473
   
Hits107146
   
Singles6498
   
Doubles2125
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1922
   
RBI6590
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4746
   
Strikeouts118133
   
Batting Average.256.265
   
On Base Pct.330.322
   
Slugging Pct.450.430
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.752
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Eric Hosmer
1B - SD
Eric Hosmer
News 
 Willson Contreras went 1-for-4 with a run scored Saturday versus the Pirates. He also stole his second base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Apr 11th
Eric Hosmer went 2-5 with a home run and an RBI in the Padres' win over the Rangers on Saturday.
Matt Flipi
Sun, Apr 11th
 Willson Contreras is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Brewers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Apr 7th
Eric Hosmer went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts in the Padres' loss to the Giants on Monday.
Matt Flipi
Tue, Apr 6th
 Willson Contreras went 1-for-3 but his one hit was a two-run homer. He was also hit in the head by a pitch but remained in the game.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Apr 6th
Eric Hosmer will not be featured in the Padres' lineup on Saturday when they face the Diamondbacks.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Willson Contreras was the lone offensive bright spot in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh in the season's first game. Despite officially going 0-for3, he scored twice as well as driving in one. The biggest surprise was Contreras also recorded a stolen base.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 2nd
Eric Hosmer went 3-3 with a home run and 3 RBI in the Padres win on Friday.
Matt Flipi
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Willson Contreras agreed to a one-year, $6.65 million deal with the Cubs to avoid arbitration.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Jan 15th
Padres' 1B Eric Hosmer goes 3-4 with a solo homer and a double in San Diego's Opening Day win over the Diamondbacks.
Jack Mannis
Thu, Apr 1st
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
Hosmer made no secret of his effort to attempt to (finally) stop pounding the ball into the ground so much last year, and it worked to perfection. His ground ball rate fell from roughly 57% the previous three seasons to just 46.2%, and his flyball rate rose from about 21% in the same span to 34.2%. The result was an impressive nine home runs in just 38 games in an injury-shortened season. Hosmer still hits the ball hard and if he can maintain the changes to his profile into 2021, he'll make an incredibly cheap corner infielder who can chip in pretty much everywhere.
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