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Who Should I Draft?

Willson Contreras or Will Smith (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
43 of 45 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 93# 122
Best Rank# 70# 78
Worst Rank# 164# 256
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 117# 157
Best Rank# 89# 143
Worst Rank# 127# 198
   
Projections 
   
Runs2221
Home Runs88
RBI2524
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.267.239
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 89# 122
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 133# 139
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 99# 117
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 70# 110
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 88# 105
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 87# 96
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 93# 126
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 104# 142
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 74# 106
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 152# 190
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 87# 130
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 90# 126
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 88# 132
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 103# 140
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 99# 109
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 89# 106
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 100# 104
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 141# 256
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 91# 124
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 73# 99
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 101# 120
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 104# 141
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 100# 173
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 90# 155
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 106# 141
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 164# 178
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 89# 140
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 76# 113
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 79# 109
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 98# 127
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 96# 128
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 100# 153
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 96# 110
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 78# 122
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 97# 151
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 97# 128
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 70# 82
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 132# 221
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 143# 227
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 88# 115
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 101# 132
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 96# 130
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 73# 90
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 82# 78
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 80
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats360170
   
Runs5730
   
Hits9843
   
Singles5419
   
Doubles189
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2415
   
RBI6442
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks3818
   
Strikeouts10252
   
Batting Average.272.253
   
On Base Pct.355.337
   
Slugging Pct.533.571
   
On-base Plus Slugging.888.907
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats155134
   
Runs2221
   
Hits4132
   
Singles2419
   
Doubles86
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs88
   
RBI2524
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks1715
   
Strikeouts4239
   
Batting Average.267.239
   
On Base Pct.341.315
   
Slugging Pct.475.458
   
On-base Plus Slugging.816.773
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
News 
 Wilson Contreras went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's 16-3 Cactus League win over the Giants.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
 
 Willson Contreras heard his name mentioned in trade rumors in the offseason but nothing materialized so he is back as the starting catcher for the Cubs. He is a weapon against the running game with his strong, accurate arm along with his ability to catch runners who are not paying attention by snapping a throw off behind them.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Mar 8th
 
Notes 
 Contreras had a nice bounce back season last year after a disappointing 2018. He, too, could catch 95 percent of the Cubs games this year, which would make him a lock for a top three catcher.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Smith could be a Top 5 catcher in 2021 if he can tap into the production that he had in the minors. The March reports of him being in a timeshare are slightly concerning.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Contreras is no doubt one of the best hitting catchers in baseball, with a .270+ average in three of four seasons, but his upside is capped by the fact that Chicago also has Caratini and is certain to get him 200+ PAs. Even so, Contreras should have no trouble reaching 20 HRs, 50 R and 60 RBIs once again.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Smith was among the biggest surprises last season, knocking 15 homers and 42 RBIs in just 170 at-bats. That's a full-season pace of 40 homers and a 120 RBIs. Granted, that won't happen, but the upside is clearly there for a special season. You'll have to decide if the hefty ADP is worth the risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros