Who Should I Draft?

Wilson Ramos or Buster Posey (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wilson Ramos
C,DH - NYM
Wilson Ramos
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
35 of 58 experts
40%
Recommended by
23 of 58 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 106# 113
Best Rank# 57# 59
Worst Rank# 206# 167
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 136# 127
Best Rank# 107# 111
Worst Rank# 153# 153
   
Projections 
   
Runs4558
Home Runs1610
RBI6258
Stolen Bases04
Batting Average.277.291
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 97# 108
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 105
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 162
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 99# 108
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 138# 141
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 80# 96
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 125# 151
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 110
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 99# 106
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 107# 123
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 73# 82
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 57# 72
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 97# 115
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 90# 100
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 101# 148
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 132# 142
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 114# 115
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 102# 113
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 99# 117
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 100# 163
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 78# 99
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 94# 95
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 87# 126
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 116# 138
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 90# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 99# 112
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 115# 119
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 97# 110
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 105
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 111# 120
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 101# 104
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 97# 167
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 97# 143
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 84# 90
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 107# 125
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 74# 69
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 74# 59
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 77# 73
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 95# 83
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 97# 66
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 102# 76
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 103# 100
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 105# 101
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 105# 103
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 107# 90
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 107# 92
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 115# 91
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 115# 109
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 125# 97
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 131# 93
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 133# 124
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 139# 91
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 154# 79
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 165# 110
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 177# 114
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 189# 166
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 197# 144
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 206# 164
   
  Wilson Ramos
C,DH - NYM
Wilson Ramos
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats382398
   
Runs3947
   
Hits117113
   
Singles7985
   
Doubles2222
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs155
   
RBI7041
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks3245
   
Strikeouts8053
   
Batting Average.306.284
   
On Base Pct.358.359
   
Slugging Pct.487.382
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.741
   
  Wilson Ramos
C,DH - NYM
Wilson Ramos
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats394457
   
Runs4558
   
Hits109133
   
Singles7496
   
Doubles1926
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1610
   
RBI6258
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks2951
   
Strikeouts7662
   
Batting Average.277.291
   
On Base Pct.327.362
   
Slugging Pct.450.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.776.781
   
  Wilson Ramos
C,DH - NYM
Wilson Ramos
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
News 
 Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI, and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 9th
Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with a homer, a walk, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Giants' 16-inning loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 25th
 Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts as the Giants fell to the Red Sox 5-4 on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 20th
 Mets catcher Wilson Ramos did not start Friday's game against the Braves but ended up entering the game and going 2-for-3 with a stolen base. The steal was his first of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 24th
Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Giants beat the Marlins 1-0 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
 Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 4-for-6 with an RBI in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Fri, Aug 16th
Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with two singles in the Giants' 5-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
 Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 7th
Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Giants' 5-3 loss to the Padres on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 30th
Notes 
 Ramos missed most of 2017 and struggled while he was healthy, but that seems to be the outlier, as he was tremendous in both 2016 and 2018, batting over .300 both seasons with plenty of power. Ramos is one of the safest fantasy catchers and may have as much upside as anyone besides Sanchez and Realmuto.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Although Posey isn't likely a .300 hitter anymore, his .280s batting average is the equivilant of a .310 hitter when compared to the replacement-level at his position. Add in a dozen homers, if he can stay healthy this year, and you've got yourself a boring, yet extremely useful top 8 fantasy catcher.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Ramos played just 111 games last year due to a hamstring injury, but when he was on the field he was just about as good as he was in his breakout 2016 season in Washington. He isn't likely to hit .306 again, but he's proven he has more batting average upside than most catchers, and he should be able to reach 20 home runs if he can avoid any lengthy DL stints. His new home of Citi Field is not a great place to hit, but that shouldn't prevent Ramos from being a rock-solid starting catcher in fantasy leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Posey's power is going the path of Joe Mauer. His home runs over the past five seasons: 22, 19, 14, 12, 5. A hip injury limited him to his fewest games (105) since 2011, and he set a personal worst in slugging (.382) while matching a career-low .284 batting average. He also maintained superb contact skills and hopes to be ready for Opening Day. Even an empty batting average is better than what most other catchers could offer. An aging Posey is still a top-10 choice, but not a top-tier star.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Since undergoing Lasik surgery before the 2016 season, Ramos has registered a .298/.343/.483 slash line with 20 homers per 500 plate appearances. Yet 2016 ended with a torn ACL, and a hamstring injury interrupted last year's All-Star campaign. After moving to the Mets, the 31-year-old can no longer DH, and a 54.9% ground-ball rate tempers his power upside. Despite all of these warts, he's a catcher with a good bat. He's a top-five option, just not one to lunge for before Salvador Perez or Yasmani Grandal.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Posey fell off the fantasy map in 2018, managing to hit just five home runs while playing through a hip ailment that eventually required surgery. He didn't show any obvious signs of decline in his batted ball profile, and his plate discipline remained as good as ever, so a modest bounce back should be expected. The biggest concern is that the Giants pump the brakes on Posey's playing time to preserve his health. Given his poor hitting environment, weak supporting cast, and lack of category juice, Posey needs to rack up a lot of at-bats in order for his typically high batting average to be a true difference-maker for fantasy owners.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros