Who Should I Draft?

Yasmani Grandal or Buster Posey (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Yasmani Grandal
Yasmani Grandal
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Recommended by
43 of 59 experts
Recommended by
16 of 59 experts
ECR# 91# 113
Best Rank# 58# 59
Worst Rank# 174# 167
Composite# 115# 127
Best Rank# 103# 111
Worst Rank# 137# 153
Home Runs2310
Stolen Bases14
Batting Average.242.291
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 103# 108
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 105
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 149
Brad Richter
# 132# 166
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 101# 108
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 93# 141
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 84# 96
Grey Albright
# 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
Beast Dome
# 100# 103
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 71# 73
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 63# 82
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 58# 72
Fantasy Team Advice
# 160# 164
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 90# 115
Andrew Gould
# 89# 100
Wayne Bretsky
# 104# 148
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 86# 93
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 92# 142
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 91# 115
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 84# 113
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 64# 117
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 88# 163
Paul Sporer
# 99
Nick Mariano
# 88# 138
Justin Mason
# 95# 102
Donkey Teeth
# 99# 114
Pierre Camus
# 94# 112
Andrew Seifter
# 100# 119
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 91# 124
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 109# 110
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 103# 110
Jacob Gibbs
# 100# 101
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 82# 120
Mick Ciallela
# 91# 104
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 98# 167
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 101# 143
Ariel Cohen
# 75# 83
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 86# 90
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 125
Dan Harris
# 71# 69
Rudy Gamble
# 78# 66
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 79
Site Projections
# 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
# 98# 97
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 108# 95
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 110# 105
Mario Mergola
# 113# 99
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 114# 100
Bill Dubiel
# 132# 126
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 174# 144
  Yasmani Grandal
Yasmani Grandal
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2018 Stats 
At Bats440398
Home Runs245
Stolen Bases23
Caught Stealing12
Batting Average.241.284
On Base Pct.349.359
Slugging Pct.466.382
On-base Plus Slugging.815.741
  Yasmani Grandal
Yasmani Grandal
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
2019 Projections 
At Bats418457
Home Runs2310
Stolen Bases14
Caught Stealing11
Batting Average.242.291
On Base Pct.340.362
Slugging Pct.462.419
On-base Plus Slugging.802.781
  Yasmani Grandal
Yasmani Grandal
Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
 Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
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
 Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's win over the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
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
 Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
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
 Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 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
 Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
Buster Posey went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
 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