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Who Should I Draft?

Willson Contreras or Yasmani Grandal (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 96
Best Rank# 57# 68
Worst Rank# 184# 189
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 117# 126
Best Rank# 90# 115
Worst Rank# 132# 128
   
Projections 
   
Runs6467
Home Runs1924
RBI6571
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.256.236
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 73# 82
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 78
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 80# 102
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 57# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 90# 104
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 83# 90
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 86# 113
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 85# 94
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 95# 100
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 84# 85
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 84# 90
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 104# 106
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 121# 136
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 84# 87
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 72# 88
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81# 89
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 67# 125
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 106
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 87# 172
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 105# 108
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 81
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 65# 104
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 81# 86
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 98# 100
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 78# 87
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 79# 85
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 88# 93
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 184# 189
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 101# 109
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 88# 96
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 86# 93
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 88# 94
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 66# 87
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 86# 88
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 80# 89
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 72# 68
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 80# 71
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 86# 84
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 88# 87
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 97# 93
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 99# 97
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 103# 75
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 107# 89
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 108# 89
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 108# 107
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 113# 86
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 115# 110
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 120# 109
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 141# 133
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 166# 156
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats189161
   
Runs3727
   
Hits4637
   
Singles2922
   
Doubles107
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs78
   
RBI2627
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks2030
   
Strikeouts5758
   
Batting Average.243.230
   
On Base Pct.356.351
   
Slugging Pct.407.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.763.773
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats421442
   
Runs6467
   
Hits107103
   
Singles6458
   
Doubles2120
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs1924
   
RBI6571
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4778
   
Strikeouts118135
   
Batting Average.256.236
   
On Base Pct.330.352
   
Slugging Pct.450.444
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Willson Contreras
C,DH - CHC
Willson Contreras
Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
News 
 Willson Contreras went 1-for-3 with a walk Friday versus St Louis. He drove in a run during Game 1 of the doubleheader.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 25th
Yasmani Grandal was 0-for-2 on Tuesday, but he salvaged his day with three walks.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Tue, Sep 21st
 Willson Contreras went 0-for-1 versus Minnesota Wednesday. He would drive in a run with his pinch-hit ground out.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 23rd
Yasmani Grandal was 3-for-4 on Saturday, coming up a triple shy of the cycle while also walking once. He still managed to score three times and drive in one run though.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 12th
 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
Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 on Wednesday, hitting his sixth double of the season while also striking out once.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 9th
 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
Yasmani Grandal was 3-for-3 on the day, hitting a two-run shot in the first inning while also hitting two singles later in the ball game. It wouldn't be a Grandal game if he also didn't draw a walk, which he did in the eighth inning.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Sun, Sep 5th
 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
Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-3 on Wednesday, singling and doubling while also drawing a walk. He would score two runs for the White Sox as well.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Sep 2nd
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
Grandal is getting up there in age for a catcher, and there were a few warning signs for the veteran. He struck out nearly 30% of the time last season, well above his typical rate, and his expected batting average, slugging percentage, and wOBA were some of the worst of his career. At the same time, he continued to walk at a near-elite clip, and again provided plenty of power from a position where pop is hard to find. The good news for Grandal is that both his large contract and his elite pitch framing skills should keep him in the lineup as often as possible, which will help to pad his counting stats, though his recovery from a knee injury may cause Chicago to take it easy with him at the outset. He's just a tad outside of the elite range at the position, but he's a locked in fantasy starter.
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