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Who Should I Draft?

Yasmani Grandal or Sean Murphy (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
50 of 51 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 96# 141
Best Rank# 68# 107
Worst Rank# 189# 249
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 195
Best Rank# 115# 161
Worst Rank# 128# 286
   
Projections 
   
Runs6751
Home Runs2416
RBI7148
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.236.240
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 107
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 115
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 102# 113
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 71# 109
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 86# 129
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 104
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 90# 143
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 113
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 94
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 156# 227
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 110# 136
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 100# 137
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 85# 122
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 90# 125
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 107# 126
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 106# 121
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 137
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 136# 166
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 87# 128
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 88# 133
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 89# 119
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 125# 127
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 106# 127
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117# 134
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 97# 146
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 108# 152
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 75# 148
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 81# 126
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 84# 135
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 109# 175
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 104# 125
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 86# 128
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 127
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 100# 127
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 133# 162
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 87# 165
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 68# 172
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 89# 132
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 85# 126
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 93# 126
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 189# 249
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 109# 140
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 96# 142
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 93# 120
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 71# 179
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 94# 132
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 87# 140
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 88# 137
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 89# 143
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 89# 130
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 172# 130
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats161116
   
Runs2721
   
Hits3727
   
Singles2215
   
Doubles75
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs87
   
RBI2714
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3024
   
Strikeouts5837
   
Batting Average.230.233
   
On Base Pct.351.364
   
Slugging Pct.422.457
   
On-base Plus Slugging.773.821
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats442350
   
Runs6751
   
Hits10384
   
Singles5849
   
Doubles2018
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2416
   
RBI7148
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7842
   
Strikeouts13598
   
Batting Average.236.240
   
On Base Pct.352.322
   
Slugging Pct.444.432
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.754
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
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
Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, three runs, two walks and one strikeout in the Athletics 17-0 win on Thursday against Cleveland.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Aug 13th
 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
Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run in the Athletics 7-4 loss on Tuesday against San Diego.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jul 28th
 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
Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run and one strikeout in the Athletics 4-1 win Sunday over Texas.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jul 12th
 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
Sean Murphy went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout in the Athletics 3-2 loss Friday against Texas.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jul 10th
 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
Sean Murphy went 3-for-5 with three runs and one walk in the Athletics 7-6 extra-inning win Saturday over Boston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Jul 4th
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
Murphy has pretty quietly put together two quality seasons in a row, albeit in limited samples. Over his past 63 games, he's put up 11 home runs, 35 runs scored, and 22 RBI, a pace that is more than respectable, even if it comes with a sub-par batting average. Murphy is dealing with a collapsed lung and may not be ready for the start of the season, but it doesn't sound like it will keep him out of action for long. He's a borderline starter in most mixed leagues, but he offers a decent floor if you miss our on more quality options.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros