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Who Should I Draft?

Yasmani Grandal or Christian Vazquez (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
46 of 51 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 96# 121
Best Rank# 68# 72
Worst Rank# 189# 277
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 167
Best Rank# 115# 133
Worst Rank# 128# 191
   
Projections 
   
Runs6753
Home Runs2415
RBI7155
Stolen Bases26
Batting Average.236.262
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 118
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 104
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 71# 72
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 86# 111
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 104# 137
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 90# 109
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 113# 124
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 150
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 156# 184
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 110# 119
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 100# 118
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 85# 100
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 90# 107
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 106
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 118
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 136# 147
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 87# 124
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 88# 146
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 89# 111
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 106# 277
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 97# 113
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 172# 176
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 108# 146
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 75# 132
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 81# 102
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 84# 129
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 104# 110
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 86# 120
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 130
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 100# 133
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 133# 155
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 87# 96
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 68# 130
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 89# 130
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 85# 124
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 93# 118
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 189# 199
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 109# 144
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 96# 117
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 93# 113
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 71# 152
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 94# 121
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 87# 121
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 88# 141
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 89# 122
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 89# 120
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 102# 97
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 107# 95
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 109# 105
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117# 102
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 125# 101
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats161173
   
Runs2722
   
Hits3749
   
Singles2233
   
Doubles79
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs87
   
RBI2723
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks3016
   
Strikeouts5843
   
Batting Average.230.283
   
On Base Pct.351.344
   
Slugging Pct.422.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.773.801
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats442419
   
Runs6753
   
Hits103110
   
Singles5872
   
Doubles2021
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2415
   
RBI7155
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing13
   
Walks7831
   
Strikeouts13593
   
Batting Average.236.262
   
On Base Pct.352.313
   
Slugging Pct.444.424
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.737
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Christian Vazquez
C,1B - BOS
Christian Vazquez
News 
 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
Christian Vazquez went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored in Wednesday’s win.
Liam Gibney
Thu, Sep 2nd
 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
Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has been activated from the bereavement list and will start on Saturday against the Orioles.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Aug 14th
 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
The Red Sox placed catcher Christian Vazquez on the bereavement list prior to Wednesday's game against the Rays. In a corresponding move, Connor Wong was recalled from Triple-A Worcester.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Aug 11th
 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
Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 on Thursday. He was the lone Red Sox player with more than one hit in an otherwise quiet night for the offense.
Liam Gibney
Fri, Jul 30th
 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
Christian Vazquez went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored on Sunday.
Liam Gibney
Mon, Jun 28th
Notes 
 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
Vazquez was a late bloomer, but he's developed into one of the more reliable catchers in the game. Not only does he provide 20-homer power, but he's one of the best assets at catcher in both batting average and stolen bases. Entering his age-31 season, there's certainly the possibility for a major decline in his numbers, but there is little in his underlying metrics to suggest it is imminent. Draft Vazquez as a strong starter in single-catcher formats, and you won't need to do so before the double-digit rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros