Who Should I Draft?

Yasmani Grandal or Buster Posey (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Expert
Recommendation
73%
Recommended by
41 of 56 experts
27%
Recommended by
15 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 113
Best Rank# 58# 59
Worst Rank# 174# 166
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 127
Best Rank# 103# 111
Worst Rank# 137# 153
   
Projections 
   
Runs5958
Home Runs2310
RBI6658
Stolen Bases14
Batting Average.242.291
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 103# 108
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 105
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 149
   
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Going For 2
# 132# 166
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 101# 108
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 93# 141
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 84# 96
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 91# 151
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 100# 109
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 75
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 94# 106
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 95# 123
   
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Beast Dome
# 100# 103
   
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The Athletic
# 71# 73
   
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CBS Sports
# 63# 82
   
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CBS Sports
# 58# 72
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 160# 164
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 90# 115
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 89# 100
   
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BretskyBall
# 104# 148
   
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The Athletic
# 86# 93
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 142
   
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The Athletic
# 91# 115
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 84# 113
   
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Fake Teams
# 64# 117
   
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# 88# 163
   
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Athlon Sports
# 95# 101
   
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FanGraphs
# 99
   
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RotoBaller
# 88# 138
   
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FanGraphs
# 95# 102
   
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Razzball
# 99# 114
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 94# 112
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 100# 119
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 91# 124
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 109# 110
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 103# 110
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 100# 101
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 91# 104
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 75# 83
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 86# 90
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 125
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 71# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 78# 66
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 79
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 85# 59
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 94# 91
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 95# 92
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 97# 91
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 97# 90
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 97# 76
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 98# 97
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 108# 95
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 113# 99
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 114# 100
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 132# 126
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 174# 144
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats440398
   
Runs6547
   
Hits106113
   
Singles5785
   
Doubles2322
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs245
   
RBI6841
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks7245
   
Strikeouts12453
   
Batting Average.241.284
   
On Base Pct.349.359
   
Slugging Pct.466.382
   
On-base Plus Slugging.815.741
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats418457
   
Runs5958
   
Hits101133
   
Singles5696
   
Doubles2126
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2310
   
RBI6658
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks6251
   
Strikeouts11862
   
Batting Average.242.291
   
On Base Pct.340.362
   
Slugging Pct.462.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.781
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
News 
 Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Giants on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Brewers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jun 16th
 Yasmani Grandal went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and four RBI in the Brewers' 10-8 loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
The Giants have activated catcher Buster Posey from the Injured List. Posey is in Wednesday's starting lineup at batting cleanup for San Francisco.
Blaine Blontz
Wed, Jun 12th
 Yasmani Grandal went 0-for-3 with a run scored on Sunday against the Pirates.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
Buster Posey (hamstring) is expected to come off the IL when first eligible on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Brewers' 8-3 loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 5th
Posey was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the New York Mets.
James Bisson
Wed, Jun 5th
 Yasmani Grandal went 4-for-6 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 11-5 win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
Posey wasn't included in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the New York Mets, but was listed as an extra.
James Bisson
Tue, Jun 4th
Notes 
 Grandal's batting average may not seem all that appealing in the .240s range, but that is actually at replacement-level for the position so he won't hurt you there. He will definitely help in HRs, RBIs and runs, though. Over the last three seasons, he trails only (the injured) Salvador Perez in homers, and that was before he moved from an awful park for hitters in L.A. to a hitter's have in Milwaukee.
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
 Grandal got off to a torrid start last season, hitting .315 with 20 RBIs and 13 extra base hits last April, but his end-of-season numbers looked quite similar to the prior two years. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, as Grandal ranks among the top five catchers in HRs, RBIs, and runs over that span. Now he moves to Milwaukee, where he'll get a ballpark upgrade and hit in a comparably potent lineup. He stands a good chance to again be a top-five backstop in standard 12-team 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
 While the gut reaction to signing with the Brewers was to shoot him up the rankings, Grandal actually hit better at Dodger Stadium (.363 wOBA) than on the road (.341 last season). Rather than expecting a production spike, investors should simply accept what he is. The 30-year-old catcher will hit around the .240 range with a high walk rate (13.9% in 2018) and around 25 homers. That will look a lot better after looking at guys available to drafters who punt the position. Keep an open mind to Grandal, who should get targeted more aggressively in two-catcher and OBP leagues.
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