Who Should I Draft?

Yasmani Grandal or Willson Contreras (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
38 of 56 experts
32%
Recommended by
18 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 95
Best Rank# 58# 56
Worst Rank# 174# 184
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 122
Best Rank# 103# 98
Worst Rank# 137# 128
   
Projections 
   
Runs5956
Home Runs2315
RBI6663
Stolen Bases14
Batting Average.242.260
   
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Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 97# 106
   
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Going For 2
# 132# 173
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 101# 111
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 93# 108
   
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Brewer Rat
# 75# 93
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 94# 104
   
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The Athletic
# 95# 101
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 71# 76
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 63# 72
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 83# 98
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 160# 184
   
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The Athletic
# 97# 118
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
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Fantasy Six Pack
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
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Athlon Sports
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
# 98# 102
   
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FanGraphs
# 95# 106
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 97# 101
   
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Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 174# 178
   
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Razzball
# 99# 111
   
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FantasyPros
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FantasyPros
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Freeze Stats
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Fantrax
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FanGraphs
# 75# 93
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 90# 99
   
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CBS Sports
# 58# 56
   
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USA Today
# 84# 83
   
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# 85# 77
   
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# 86# 77
   
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Razzball
# 91# 81
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 90
   
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RotoBaller
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The Fake Baseball
# 100# 91
   
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Beast Dome
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The Athletic
# 103# 93
   
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# 103# 91
   
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# 132# 109
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 149# 144
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats440474
   
Runs6550
   
Hits106118
   
Singles5776
   
Doubles2327
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs2410
   
RBI6854
   
Stolen Bases24
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks7253
   
Strikeouts124121
   
Batting Average.241.249
   
On Base Pct.349.340
   
Slugging Pct.466.390
   
On-base Plus Slugging.815.730
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats418445
   
Runs5956
   
Hits101115
   
Singles5674
   
Doubles2124
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs2315
   
RBI6663
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing12
   
Walks6249
   
Strikeouts118110
   
Batting Average.242.260
   
On Base Pct.340.333
   
Slugging Pct.462.429
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.762
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
News 
 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
Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
 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
Willson Contreras went 0-for-4 in the Cubs' 10-3 loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 Yasmani Grandal went 0-for-3 with a run scored on Sunday against the Pirates.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Cubs' 8-1 win over the Angels on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 3rd
 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
Willson Contreras went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in the Cubs' 7-4 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
 Yasmani Grandal went 4-for-6 with a solo home run in the Brewers' 11-5 win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
Willson Contreras went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run and three singles in the Cubs' 14-6 win over the Nationals on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 18th
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
Contreras was a major disappointment for fantasy owners in 2018 after starting off his career with 33 HRs, 109 RBIs and a .278 batting average through 629 at-bats in his first two years. He is still young, however, and expected to improve from last season.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
A rising star came crashing down when Contreras cratered to .249/.339/.390 with 10 homers in 544 plate appearances. He again hit ground balls on over half of his batted balls, but this time it came with fewer hard hits (28.9%) and more pop-ups (10.3%). A terrible second half (.264 wOBA) derailed this season, so it wasn't even a full year of regression. Even if not anticipating a full revival, the catching pool gets bleak enough to secure him as a top-eight option at worst.
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
Contreras had a horribly disappointing 2018 season, hitting just 10 home runs after belting 21 long balls the previous season. The lack of homers was also responsible for lopping more than 25 points off his batting average, as his strikeout rate and BABIP were virtually identical to 2017. Of particular concern was the decline in his hard hit rate, in a year when most players saw their hard hit rates soar. Contreras is just 26 years old and didn't deal with any notable injuries last season, so the sudden drop in power is tough to explain. It stands to reason that a big bounce back could be in store, but he has to be viewed as a boom-or-bust option coming off a lost year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros