Who Should I Draft?

Yasmani Grandal or Danny Jansen (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 142
Best Rank# 58# 88
Worst Rank# 174# 244
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 188
Best Rank# 103# 163
Worst Rank# 137# 240
   
Projections 
   
Runs5948
Home Runs2312
RBI6647
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.242.254
   
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  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats44081
   
Runs6512
   
Hits10620
   
Singles5711
   
Doubles236
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs243
   
RBI688
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks729
   
Strikeouts12417
   
Batting Average.241.247
   
On Base Pct.349.347
   
Slugging Pct.466.432
   
On-base Plus Slugging.815.780
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats418369
   
Runs5948
   
Hits10194
   
Singles5659
   
Doubles2122
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2312
   
RBI6647
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks6238
   
Strikeouts11870
   
Batting Average.242.254
   
On Base Pct.340.324
   
Slugging Pct.462.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.743
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
News 
 Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
Danny Jansen went 2-for-3 with an RBI double as the Blue Jays lost to the Diamondbacks on Sunday by an 8-2 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
 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
Danny Jansen went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Friday's 10-2 win over the White Sox.
John Aubin
Sat, May 18th
 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
Danny Jansen went 0-for-2 with a walk on Thursday as the Blue Jays lost to the White Sox by a 4-2 score.
John Aubin
Fri, May 17th
 Yasmani Grandal went 0-for-3 with a run scored on Sunday against the Pirates.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
Danny Jansen went 0-for-4 on Friday as the Blue Jays beat the White Sox by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Sat, May 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
Danny Jansen went 2-for-4 at the plate and scored a run as the Blue Jays lost to the Angels by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Thu, May 2nd
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
After batting .323 across three minor league levels in 2017, Jansen hit .275 with 12 homers and five steals through 88 games in AAA in 2018 before earning an August call-up to the Blue Jays. He hit .247 with three homers over 31 games in Toronto, and it's reasonable to expect him to maintain a similar pace over his first full Big League season with the potential for more. Given the sorry state of the catcher position, it could make sense to take a chance on Jansen's unknown upside once the seven or eight surefire starters at the position are off the board.
Andrew Seifter - 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
While far from a sure thing, Jansen is easily the best option for drafters who miss out on the top-eight catchers. He held his own (.247/.347/.432) during 31 late games with the Blue Jays after posting a 146 wRC+ with only five more strikeouts (49) than walks in Triple-A. He even stole five bases before his big league promotion, and simply repeating that tally would represent a major boost at the bleak position. He has the plate approach to hit for a higher average with decent power, and the Blue Jays should give him the neophyte regular reps after shipping Russell Martin back to the Dodgers. The only concern is a lack of catching depth forcing drafters to reach for Jansen once the likes of Willson Contreras, Buster Posey, and Yadier Molina fall off the board.
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
Now that Martin was dealt to the Dodgers, Jansen is the favorite to start at catcher for the Blue Jays. He doesn't have much power, but his average will be quality and he should play enough that the RBIs and runs will make him a fringe top 12 fantasy catcher.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros