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Who Should I Draft?

Yasmani Grandal or Travis d'Arnaud (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
Expert
Recommendation
69%
Recommended by
35 of 51 experts
31%
Recommended by
16 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 96# 106
Best Rank# 68# 56
Worst Rank# 189# 206
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 126# 140
Best Rank# 115# 119
Worst Rank# 128# 152
   
Projections 
   
Runs6752
Home Runs2418
RBI7169
Stolen Bases21
Batting Average.236.267
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 105
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 78# 88
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 86# 120
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 113# 135
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 156# 160
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 110# 116
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 100# 119
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 85# 97
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 90# 97
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 93# 104
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 87# 109
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 88# 102
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 89# 100
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 97# 109
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 172# 175
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 108# 117
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 75# 105
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 81# 88
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 84# 99
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 109# 119
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 104# 119
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 86# 98
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 87# 124
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 100# 102
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 68# 93
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 89# 90
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 85# 87
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 93# 105
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 189# 206
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 109# 136
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 71# 178
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 94# 107
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 87# 103
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 88# 98
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 89# 106
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 71# 56
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 87# 84
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 89# 87
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 90# 87
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 93# 90
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 94# 93
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 96# 78
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 102# 77
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 104# 101
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 106# 103
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 106# 95
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 107# 94
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 117# 101
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 125# 118
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 133# 126
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 136# 134
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats161165
   
Runs2719
   
Hits3753
   
Singles2236
   
Doubles78
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs89
   
RBI2734
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks3016
   
Strikeouts5850
   
Batting Average.230.321
   
On Base Pct.351.386
   
Slugging Pct.422.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.773.919
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats442399
   
Runs6752
   
Hits103106
   
Singles5868
   
Doubles2019
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2418
   
RBI7169
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7836
   
Strikeouts135104
   
Batting Average.236.267
   
On Base Pct.352.328
   
Slugging Pct.444.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.796.778
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Travis d'Arnaud
C,1B - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud
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
Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a dramatic ninth-inning three-run go-ahead homer against the Giants Friday.
Steve Painter
Sat, Sep 18th
 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
Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts against the Rockies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 16th
 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
Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and a run scored against the Marlins Friday.
Steve Painter
Fri, Sep 10th
 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
Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Rockies Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
 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
Travis d'Arnaud was called upon to pinch-hit in the game against the Rockies Saturday and hit his fifth homer of the season, a solo shot.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 5th
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
It took a long time but d'Arnaud has finally developed into one of the best hitting catchers in the game, as he was projected to be. It's difficult to quite buy what we saw last year, considering d'Arnaud's batting average (.321) and slugging percentage (.533) were miles ahead of his career marks, and even the numbers that he had put up in recent seasons. With that said, he'll bat in the middle of a strong Braves lineup and be presented with plenty of RBI opportunities, so 15 home runs with 55 RBI should be considered the floor for a healthy d'Arnaud. Those numbers aren't just passable, they're extremely strong for a catcher in fantasy, and he should be drafted as a relatively strong first catcher in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  d'Arnaud is one of my favorite players to target in drafts this season. His ADP does not break the bank and he has become more dependable health-wise over the last couple season. He finally broke out in a BIG way in 2020 and I believe in the breakout. He has gotten progressively better since leaving the Mets, and although it took some time, his bat finally reached the level of which made him a top 5 overall prospect all those years ago. 100th percentile exit velocity in 2020. BUY.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy