Buy Low Alert: Draft Keibert Ruiz as the #2 Catcher... Ahead of Jacob Realmuto and After Gary Sanchez

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Keibert Ruiz will be an elite fantasy starter. His 405.69 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Gary Sanchez and ahead of Jacob Realmuto. He is projected to average 2.58 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#26) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points.

NEXT SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS IN 2019
#1 Gary Sanchez (91% OWN)420 FP, 2.88 per game334 FP, 106 gp, 3.15 per game (#2)
#2 Keibert Ruiz (7% OWN)406 FP, 2.58 per game334 FP, 106 gp, 3.15 per game (#2)
#3 Jacob Realmuto (97% OWN)387 FP, 3.1 per game426 FP, 145 gp, 2.93 per game (#5)
#4 Willson Contreras (95% OWN)382 FP, 2.95 per game311 FP, 100 gp, 3.11 per game (#3)
#5 Will Smith (80% OWN)364 FP, 2.64 per game166 FP, 54 gp, 3.07 per game (#4)

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KEIBERT RUIZ WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Keibert Ruiz is projected for 7.35 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #8 ranked catcher and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Yasmani Grandal but behind Willson Contreras the rest of the week. Week 2 will be a very good week and he is projected to be the number one catcher. He is projected for 15.13 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#6 Tom Murphy (14% OWN)7.5 FP2.36 FP
#7 Willson Contreras (95% OWN)7.4 FP2.95 FP
#8 Keibert Ruiz (7% OWN)7.3 FP2.58 FP
#9 Yasmani Grandal (99% OWN)7.2 FP2.98 FP
#10 Martin Maldonado (5% OWN)6.8 FP2.28 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Keibert Ruiz (7% OWN)15.1 FP2.58 FP
#2 Mitch Garver (87% OWN)15 FP3.52 FP
#3 Gary Sanchez (91% OWN)14.5 FP2.88 FP
#4 Willson Contreras (95% OWN)14.3 FP2.95 FP
#5 Jacob Realmuto (97% OWN)14.2 FP3.1 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks.

KEIBERT RUIZFPHRRBIRBBSB
2020 Projection406268878562.2
-- Per Game (157 Proj)2.60.160.560.500.360.01
3/26 to 3/29 (2.9 Games)7.30.441.61.40.980.04
3/30 to 4/5 (5.8 Games)15.10.953.22.82.10.08