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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Nola or Yadier Molina (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
36 of 45 experts
20%
Recommended by
9 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 166# 183
Best Rank# 112# 116
Worst Rank# 289# 252
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 224# 251
Best Rank# 171# 233
Worst Rank# 258# 319
   
Projections 
   
Runs4540
Home Runs1111
RBI4748
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.254.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 121# 174
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 157# 177
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 123
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 183# 200
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 221
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 158# 192
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 232# 252
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 143# 152
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 136# 139
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 141# 176
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 139# 178
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 115
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 168# 195
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 159# 168
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 120# 170
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 174
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 170# 216
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 205# 219
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 170# 177
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 135# 166
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 123# 230
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 171
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 116# 169
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 121
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 183# 187
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 201# 207
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 112# 149
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 137# 165
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 137# 171
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 214# 239
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 157
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 127# 167
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 168
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 152# 178
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 155# 224
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 171# 173
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 139# 116
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 162# 151
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 182# 147
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 186# 153
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 218# 208
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 248# 177
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 289# 177
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 158
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 180
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats161145
   
Runs2412
   
Hits4438
   
Singles2732
   
Doubles92
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs74
   
RBI2816
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks186
   
Strikeouts3421
   
Batting Average.273.262
   
On Base Pct.353.303
   
Slugging Pct.472.359
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.662
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats342377
   
Runs4540
   
Hits8797
   
Singles5769
   
Doubles1816
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1111
   
RBI4748
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3621
   
Strikeouts8164
   
Batting Average.254.257
   
On Base Pct.326.296
   
Slugging Pct.410.386
   
On-base Plus Slugging.735.682
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Nola
C,1B,2B - SD
Austin Nola
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
News 
 Austin Nola (knee) went 0-for-3 with two walks in his return from the injured list on Thursday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 23rd
Yadier Molina went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and an RBI in a 7-0 win over the Mets on Monday night.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Sep 14th
 Austin Nola (knee) caught a bullpen on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Jul 2nd
Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Reds on Friday night.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Sep 10th
 Padres catcher Austin Nola (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, May 27th
Yadier Molina went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, and a two-run home run in a win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Lucas Spence
Thu, Sep 9th
 Austin Nola went 1-3 with a single and a walk in the Padres' win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Matt Flipi
Mon, May 17th
Yadier Molina went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a grand slam in a 15-4 rout over the Brewers on Friday night.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Sep 4th
 Padres catcher Austin Nola underwent X-rays on his left hand Friday that came back negative.
Brad Camara
Sat, May 8th
An MLB legend is closing in on retirement. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina announced that the 2022 season will be his last. When addressing the media on Wednesday, the 18-year MLB veteran said, "Yes, yes, it will be my final season. I want to finish here in this great organization."
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Aug 25th
Notes 
 Nola has proven to be a quality bat for a catcher over the last two seasons, batting .271 with 17 home runs in 127 games over that span. He's in a great situation with the Padres, even if he will be batting at the bottom of the lineup, but a fractured finger will likely lead him to begin the season on the IL. Depending on how much time he'll miss, that could create a buying opportunity, as his ADP should drop a bit. As long he isn't projected to miss more than a couple of weeks, take the discount and enjoy premium production from the catcher position for the rest of the season.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
The ageless wonder is back for another year in St. Louis as he enters his age-39 season. Molina isn't what he once was - the token stolen bases are gone and his runs scored continue to decline. But he has yet to fall off a cliff in either batting average of power, and his numbers there are still mildly enticing for a catcher. The run is going to end some day, perhaps this year, but the cost is that of a middling second catcher, and his track record suggests he'll again be worth that price.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Nola was one of my favorite draft values prior to injuring himself. The hope is it will be a quick recovery and his drop in ADP from this injury will prove to make him an even better pick. Nola is an underrated hitter and the Padres gave up their fair share of prospects to acquire him in the middle of last season. He is their guy.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy