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Who Should I Draft?

Yasmani Grandal or James McCann (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
49 of 51 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 96# 132
Best Rank# 68# 86
Worst Rank# 189# 258
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 185
Best Rank# 115# 149
Worst Rank# 128# 208
   
Projections 
   
Runs6750
Home Runs2416
RBI7151
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.236.245
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 132
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 145
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 102# 144
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 71# 86
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 86# 116
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 104
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 90# 138
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 113# 121
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 165
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 156# 218
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 110# 129
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 100# 143
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 85# 121
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 90# 141
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 107# 190
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 106# 150
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 133
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 136# 152
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 87# 130
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 88# 130
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 89# 134
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 106# 114
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117# 135
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 97# 144
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 108# 161
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 75# 133
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 81# 113
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 84# 137
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 109# 152
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 104# 127
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 86# 163
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 151
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 100# 136
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 133# 137
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 87# 127
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 68# 131
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 89# 139
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 85# 125
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 93# 129
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 189# 258
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 109# 124
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 96# 118
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 93# 144
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 71# 160
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 94# 130
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 87# 106
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 88# 123
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 89# 157
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 89# 122
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 125# 121
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 172# 125
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats16197
   
Runs2720
   
Hits3728
   
Singles2218
   
Doubles73
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs87
   
RBI2715
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks308
   
Strikeouts5830
   
Batting Average.230.289
   
On Base Pct.351.360
   
Slugging Pct.422.536
   
On-base Plus Slugging.773.896
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats442398
   
Runs6750
   
Hits10397
   
Singles5862
   
Doubles2017
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2416
   
RBI7151
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7830
   
Strikeouts135120
   
Batting Average.236.245
   
On Base Pct.352.298
   
Slugging Pct.444.414
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.712
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
News 
 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
James McCann went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Phillies.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Aug 7th
 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
James McCann went 0-for-3.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Jul 24th
 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
James McCann went 2-for-3 with one run scored, one home run, and three RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Jul 20th
 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
James McCann went 1-for-3 with three RBIs, one home run, one run scored, one walk, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Jun 30th
 Yasmani Grandal was 1-for-2 on Tuesday, drawing two walks and hitting his 18th home run of the season.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 1st
James McCann went 1-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts as the Mets fell 3-0 to the Braves.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Jun 23rd
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
McCann will be the everyday catcher for the Mets after putting up his second consecutive successful season for the White Sox. After putting up a .789 OPS in 2019, he jumped up to an .896 mark in 2020, setting a career-high in walk rate. McCann was a part-timer last year, so his rate stats will likely dip as he takes over a heavy workload with the Mets (Wilson Ramos ranked fourth among catchers in plate appearances the last two seasons). But counting stats should be there in spades in a strong Mets lineup. He should be drafted as a starting catcher in 12-team formats.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  New everyday catcher in one of the most potent lineups in the league. McCann should be a very solid C1 option.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy