Who Should I Draft?

Yasmani Grandal or Wilson Ramos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Wilson Ramos
C,DH - NYM
Wilson Ramos
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 90# 106
Best Rank# 58# 57
Worst Rank# 174# 206
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 115# 136
Best Rank# 103# 107
Worst Rank# 137# 153
   
Projections 
   
Runs5945
Home Runs2316
RBI6662
Stolen Bases10
Batting Average.242.277
   
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  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Wilson Ramos
C,DH - NYM
Wilson Ramos
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats440382
   
Runs6539
   
Hits106117
   
Singles5779
   
Doubles2322
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2415
   
RBI6870
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks7232
   
Strikeouts12480
   
Batting Average.241.306
   
On Base Pct.349.358
   
Slugging Pct.466.487
   
On-base Plus Slugging.815.845
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Wilson Ramos
C,DH - NYM
Wilson Ramos
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats418394
   
Runs5945
   
Hits101109
   
Singles5674
   
Doubles2119
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2316
   
RBI6662
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks6229
   
Strikeouts11876
   
Batting Average.242.277
   
On Base Pct.340.327
   
Slugging Pct.462.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.776
   
  Yasmani Grandal
C - MIL
Yasmani Grandal
Wilson Ramos
C,DH - NYM
Wilson Ramos
News 
 Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in the Brewers' 8-7 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 19th
Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his seventh of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks. The homer was his sixth of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
 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
Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBIs, and a walk in Saturday's win over the Detroit Tigers. The homers were his fourth and fifth of the season.
Mike Maher
Sun, May 26th
 Yasmani Grandal went 0-for-3 with a run scored on Sunday against the Pirates.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 10th
Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Washington Nationals.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 22nd
 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
Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 1-for-3 with a grand slam and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Washington Nationals. The homer was his second of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 15th
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
Ramos missed most of 2017 and struggled while he was healthy, but that seems to be the outlier, as he was tremendous in both 2016 and 2018, batting over .300 both seasons with plenty of power. Ramos is one of the safest fantasy catchers and may have as much upside as anyone besides Sanchez and Realmuto.
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
Ramos played just 111 games last year due to a hamstring injury, but when he was on the field he was just about as good as he was in his breakout 2016 season in Washington. He isn't likely to hit .306 again, but he's proven he has more batting average upside than most catchers, and he should be able to reach 20 home runs if he can avoid any lengthy DL stints. His new home of Citi Field is not a great place to hit, but that shouldn't prevent Ramos from being a rock-solid starting catcher in fantasy leagues.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Since undergoing Lasik surgery before the 2016 season, Ramos has registered a .298/.343/.483 slash line with 20 homers per 500 plate appearances. Yet 2016 ended with a torn ACL, and a hamstring injury interrupted last year's All-Star campaign. After moving to the Mets, the 31-year-old can no longer DH, and a 54.9% ground-ball rate tempers his power upside. Despite all of these warts, he's a catcher with a good bat. He's a top-five option, just not one to lunge for before Salvador Perez or Yasmani Grandal.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros