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Who Should I Draft?

Yasmani Grandal or Will Smith (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
Expert
Recommendation
91%
Recommended by
41 of 45 experts
9%
Recommended by
4 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 83# 122
Best Rank# 49# 78
Worst Rank# 198# 256
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 99# 157
Best Rank# 94# 143
Worst Rank# 104# 198
   
Projections 
   
Runs2521
Home Runs98
RBI2624
Stolen Bases11
Batting Average.250.239
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 71# 80
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 122
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 86# 117
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 66# 110
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 75# 105
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 96
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 82# 142
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 53# 106
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 139# 190
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 82# 130
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 75# 126
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 83# 132
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 140
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 74# 109
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 98# 104
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 103# 256
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 49# 78
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 85# 124
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 74# 99
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 100# 120
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 86# 141
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 86# 173
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 82# 155
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 141
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 134# 178
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 77# 140
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 75# 113
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 82# 109
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 70# 128
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 79# 153
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 70# 110
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 84# 122
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 75# 151
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 91# 128
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 64# 82
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 134# 221
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 122# 227
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 76# 115
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 81# 132
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 61# 130
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 70# 90
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 108# 106
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 136# 127
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 142# 126
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 198# 139
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats513170
   
Runs7930
   
Hits12643
   
Singles7019
   
Doubles269
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs2815
   
RBI7742
   
Stolen Bases52
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks10918
   
Strikeouts13952
   
Batting Average.246.253
   
On Base Pct.380.337
   
Slugging Pct.468.571
   
On-base Plus Slugging.848.907
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats162134
   
Runs2521
   
Hits4032
   
Singles2219
   
Doubles86
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs98
   
RBI2624
   
Stolen Bases11
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2915
   
Strikeouts4739
   
Batting Average.250.239
   
On Base Pct.364.315
   
Slugging Pct.467.458
   
On-base Plus Slugging.831.773
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yasmani Grandal
C,1B - CWS
Yasmani Grandal
Will Smith
C - LAD
Will Smith
News 
 Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-3 with a homer and two runs in a 3-3 Cactus League tie with the Reds.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Mar 10th
 
 White Sox manager Rick Renteria says Yasmani Grandal (calf) could catch a few innings on Friday against the Cubs.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Mar 4th
 
 Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal (calf) is expected to catch three innings in Wednesday's B game.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Mar 2nd
 
 White Sox manager Rick Renteria says Yasmani Grandal (calf) won't play in Cactus League action for another 7-10 games.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Feb 24th
 
 Yasmani Grandal has a minor calf injury but the team has no doubts that he will be ready for Opening Day.
Dave Kluge
Wed, Feb 12th
 
Notes 
 With just 60 games being played this year, you want a lot of volume. Besides J.T. Realmuto, there's no catcher who will give you the volume that Grandal will this year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Smith could be a Top 5 catcher in 2021 if he can tap into the production that he had in the minors. The March reports of him being in a timeshare are slightly concerning.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 In terms of overall game, Grandal may be the best catcher in all of baseball, as his OBP will hover just south of .400 and he plays excellent defense but the BA will be closer to that .240 mark and his HRs, RBIs and runs should dip in the ballpark and lineup moves from MIL to CWS.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Smith was among the biggest surprises last season, knocking 15 homers and 42 RBIs in just 170 at-bats. That's a full-season pace of 40 homers and a 120 RBIs. Granted, that won't happen, but the upside is clearly there for a special season. You'll have to decide if the hefty ADP is worth the risk.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros