Who Should I Draft?

Gary Sanchez or Yadier Molina (2019)

Experts' Pick
  Gary Sanchez
Gary Sanchez
Yadier Molina
Yadier Molina
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
ECR# 54# 109
Best Rank# 25# 41
Worst Rank# 116# 194
Composite# 51# 134
Best Rank# 47# 121
Worst Rank# 74# 169
Home Runs3015
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.247.270
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 60# 142
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 111
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 99
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 116# 164
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 70# 119
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 68# 154
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 96# 142
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 54# 99
Site Projections
# 33# 41
Grey Albright
# 80# 98
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 59# 149
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 43# 112
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 54# 103
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 65# 104
Beast Dome
# 56# 156
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 46# 75
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 35# 81
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 28# 89
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 82
Fantasy Team Advice
# 85# 180
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 57# 194
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 92
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 54# 105
Andrew Gould
# 58# 103
Rudy Gamble
# 25# 56
Wayne Bretsky
# 91# 163
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 106
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 106
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 60# 107
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 48# 95
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 63# 102
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 91# 107
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 76# 114
Mario Mergola
# 32# 92
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 56# 110
Paul Sporer
# 88# 137
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 50# 118
Bill Dubiel
# 59# 114
Nick Mariano
# 63# 106
Bobby Sylvester
# 90# 101
Justin Mason
# 54# 110
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 103
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 89# 177
Donkey Teeth
# 49# 130
Dan Harris
# 48# 112
Pierre Camus
# 56# 116
Andrew Seifter
# 52# 101
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 52# 89
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
# 77# 108
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 54# 111
Jacob Gibbs
# 56# 173
Mick Ciallela
# 57# 96
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 63# 133
Ariel Cohen
# 39# 89
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 63# 114
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 57# 115
  Gary Sanchez
Gary Sanchez
Yadier Molina
Yadier Molina
2018 Stats 
At Bats323459
Home Runs1820
Stolen Bases14
Caught Stealing03
Batting Average.186.261
On Base Pct.291.314
Slugging Pct.406.436
On-base Plus Slugging.697.750
  Gary Sanchez
Gary Sanchez
Yadier Molina
Yadier Molina
2019 Projections 
At Bats453461
Home Runs3015
Stolen Bases25
Caught Stealing13
Batting Average.247.270
On Base Pct.319.313
Slugging Pct.493.423
On-base Plus Slugging.812.736
  Gary Sanchez
Gary Sanchez
Yadier Molina
Yadier Molina
 Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and also doubled as the Yankees beat the Rays by a 12-1 score on Wednesday.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 19th
The Cardinals have activated Yadier Molina (thumb) off the 10-day IL.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 11th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored on Saturday in the win against the White Sox.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
Molina was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 29 with a right thumb tendon strain.
James Bisson
Fri, May 31st
 Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer as the Yankees beat the Mets 12-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.
John Aubin
Tue, Jun 11th
Yadier Molina went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in the Cardinals' 6-3 win over the Braves on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, May 26th
 Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 on Sunday as the Yankees beat the Indians in 10 innings by a 7-6 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 9th
Yadier Molina went 0-for-4 with a walk in the Cardinals’ 5-4 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 20th
 Gary Sanchez admitted that he was dealing with some pain in his elbow after being hit by Lourdes Gurriel's bat in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays but still expects to play Wednesday, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double in the Cardinals' 14-3 win over the Braves on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 15th
 How why are you willing to take a guy who batted .186 last season? Turns out the answer is pretty high for Sanchez, who's challenging J.T. Realmuto as the top catcher off the board. He did, after all, hit .284/.354/.568 in 754 prior MLB plate appearances. A groin injury also hampered his production, and he additionally underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He struggled mightily against breaking balls, but actually deposited more walks without significant contact declines. The average could easily rise back to .250 with around 30 long balls, but is that enough to justify an investment around pick 60? Catcher is worse than usual, but that's still too steep in one-catcher formats.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Catcher's don't often get 450 trips to the plate, but Tadi has done it every year since 2008. As you can imagine, the runs and RBIs pile up with extra playing time, and it certainly helps that he increases your team's batting average and may add another 20 homers this season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Sanchez flashed his sky-high fantasy upside in 2017, when he hit .278 with 33 HRs and 90 RBIs -- truly difference-making numbers at fantasy baseball's weakest position. But he displayed his risky floor in 2018, as he hit just .186 and played in only 89 games due to nagging groin and shoulder injuries. Sanchez is due for a good bit of positive batting average regression following last year's anemic .197 BABIP, and there is little doubt he can again top 30 home runs if he remains healthy. He is certainly a risk/reward option, but he's easily a top-two fantasy catcher heading into 2019 and could be a decent value in drafts coming off a down year.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Old man Molina keeps getting the job done. After blasting 19 combined homers from 2014 to 2016, he has belted 18 and 20 homers in the past two season, respectively. He set a career high in hard-hit rate (44.4%) but posted his lowest batting average (.261) since 2006 with no major contact losses. If the 36-year-old can hold up one more year, he should trade some power for contact and hit around .270 with 15 homers. That essentially makes him Mike Piazza compared to the catchers available to those who punt the position.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 There is no getting past the fact that Sanchez was a train wreck last season., batting .186 with only 18 homers. With that said, he is still just 26 years old and we are talking about the fastest player to ever reach 50 homers in the MLB. Chance are high that he will bounce back in the batting average department, and if he can stay healthy, bank on 25 to 40 homers making him well worth a 7th or 8th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
It may surprise you to learn that Molina has finished as a top-three catcher in standard 5x5 roto leagues in back-to-back seasons and a top-five catcher in three straight seasons. Clearly, his mid-30s have agreed with him so far, but he does carry a little bit of risk this year as he recovers from offseason knee surgery. Durability has been Molina's calling card throughout his career, so if he's able to remain on the field there is a good chance he will again outperform some of the bigger names who are sure to go ahead of him in fantasy drafts.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros