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Who Should I Draft?

Buster Posey or Yadier Molina (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
32 of 47 experts
32%
Recommended by
15 of 47 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 169# 183
Best Rank# 136# 116
Worst Rank# 248# 252
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 253# 251
Best Rank# 229# 233
Worst Rank# 303# 319
   
Projections 
   
Runs4440
Home Runs811
RBI4348
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.266.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 166# 174
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 178
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 224
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 191# 192
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 163
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 248# 252
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 149# 152
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 179# 195
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 165# 168
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 175# 180
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 179
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 178
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 199# 216
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 176# 177
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 174# 230
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 174
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 187
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 167# 169
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 185# 187
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 196# 207
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 149# 153
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 159# 165
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 169# 171
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 237# 239
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 174
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 166# 167
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 164
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 162
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 171# 178
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 144# 147
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 206# 224
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 141# 173
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 136# 116
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 157# 139
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 161# 149
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 168# 158
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 171# 170
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 178# 151
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 179# 178
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 180# 166
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 184# 176
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 200# 177
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 206# 200
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 215# 177
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 228# 219
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 177
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 208
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats145
   
Runs12
   
Hits38
   
Singles32
   
Doubles2
   
Triples0
   
Home Runs4
   
RBI16
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Caught Stealing0
   
Walks6
   
Strikeouts21
   
Batting Average.262
   
On Base Pct.303
   
Slugging Pct.359
   
On-base Plus Slugging.662
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats381377
   
Runs4440
   
Hits10097
   
Singles7169
   
Doubles1916
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs811
   
RBI4348
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3821
   
Strikeouts6664
   
Batting Average.266.257
   
On Base Pct.332.296
   
Slugging Pct.378.386
   
On-base Plus Slugging.711.682
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
News 
 Catcher Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, and a strikeout as the Giants took down the Rockies 7-2 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 25th
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
 Catcher Buster Posey went 0-for-3 in the Giants' 3-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
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
 Catcher Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored as the Giants defeated the Padres 6-1 on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 15th
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
 Buster Posey is absent from the Giants' lineup on Wednesday against the Rockies.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 8th
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
 Catcher Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double, two runs scored, and two strikeouts as the Giants beat the Rockies 10-5 on Monday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 6th
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 
 Posey sat out the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health of his adopted daughters, but he returns this year for what is almost certainly his final season with the Giants and perhaps his career. Posey is in his age-34 season, ancient for a catcher, and he's coming off two seasons during which he totaled a .741 OPS and a .688 OPS in 2018 and 2019 respectively. But he's healthy and appears refreshed, and the changes to Oracle Park last year should work in his benefit now. He's outside the top-12 catchers, but you can get away with him in a one-catcher league in a pinch.
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