Who Should I Draft?

Yan Gomes or Austin Hedges (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
Austin Hedges
C - SD
Austin Hedges
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
30 of 34 experts
12%
Recommended by
4 of 34 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 201# 241
Best Rank# 113# 158
Worst Rank# 334# 319
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 264# 323
Best Rank# 207# 276
Worst Rank# 301# 352
   
Projections 
   
Runs3734
Home Runs1215
RBI4242
Stolen Bases03
Batting Average.242.233
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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# 167
   
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USA Today
# 188
   
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# 156# 185
   
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# 153# 213
   
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# 174
   
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# 195# 258
   
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# 176
   
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# 213
   
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# 155# 158
   
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# 113# 166
   
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# 213
   
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# 187
   
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# 177# 200
   
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The Athletic
# 228# 236
   
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# 212
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 195
   
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# 202# 213
   
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# 127
   
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RotoBaller
# 223
   
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# 176
   
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# 235# 237
   
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Razzball
# 246
   
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RotoBaller
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Razzball
# 168# 232
   
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# 212# 232
   
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# 128
   
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# 189
   
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# 208# 171
   
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# 209# 206
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 334# 293
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 198
   
  Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
Austin Hedges
C - SD
Austin Hedges
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats403303
   
Runs5229
   
Hits10770
   
Singles6540
   
Doubles2614
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1614
   
RBI4837
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2121
   
Strikeouts11990
   
Batting Average.266.231
   
On Base Pct.313.282
   
Slugging Pct.449.429
   
On-base Plus Slugging.762.711
   
  Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
Austin Hedges
C - SD
Austin Hedges
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats318316
   
Runs3734
   
Hits7774
   
Singles4744
   
Doubles1615
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs1215
   
RBI4242
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks1921
   
Strikeouts9188
   
Batting Average.242.233
   
On Base Pct.285.281
   
Slugging Pct.412.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.698.705
   
  Yan Gomes
C - WSH
Yan Gomes
Austin Hedges
C - SD
Austin Hedges
News 
 Yan Gomes went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-3 victory against the Braves.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 22nd
Austin Hedges went 1-for-2 with a homer, two walks, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Padres' 10-8 loss to the Rockies on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
 Yan Gomes was removed from Monday's game against the Brewers with a left forearm contusion after he was hit by a pitch by Jhoulys Chacin.
Dan Harris
Mon, May 6th
Austin Hedges went 1-for-5 in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 30th
 Nationals catcher Yan Gomes went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the San Diego Padres. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Apr 27th
Austin Hedges went 3-for-6 with two doubles, three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Padres' 11-10 loss to the Pirates on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 23rd
 Washington catcher Yan Gomes went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was his first of the season.
Mike Maher
Tue, Apr 9th
Austin Hedges went 2-for-6 with a double, a walk, and two RBI as the Padres beat the Rockies 16-12 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 15th
 Yan Gomes went 1-for-4 with the double, a run scored and a strikeout.
Kari Thomas
Sun, Mar 31st
Austin Hedges hit a walk-off single on Friday as the Padres beat the Nationals 5-4.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 8th
Notes 
 Gomes was one of only two catchers last year to bat .266 with 50+ runs scored. That may not feel like much, but the catching position is rough. He'll add 15 homers too, making him a top 10 fantasy catching option this year.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Hedges is no help in the batting average department, but he has enough power (32 homers in his last 700 at-bats) that he warrants a late-round pick if you still need a catcher. If he gets traded mid-season to clear up room for Mejia, Hedges could see a bump in his offensive production away from San Diego's ballpark.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Gomes' 2018 (.266, 16 HR, 48 RBI, 52 runs) was enough to make him a top-10 catcher last season. Yet he's now going to split time in Washington with Kurt Suzuki, who posted similar numbers (.271, 12 HR, 50 RBI, 45 runs) in a timeshare for the Braves. That makes both of them solid second catchers who can fill is as a one-catcher stopgap if the other one gets hurt.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros