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Who Should I Draft?

James McCann or Yadier Molina (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
47 of 50 experts
6%
Recommended by
3 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 132# 183
Best Rank# 86# 116
Worst Rank# 258# 252
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 185# 251
Best Rank# 149# 233
Worst Rank# 208# 319
   
Projections 
   
Runs5040
Home Runs1611
RBI5148
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.245.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 132# 174
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 145# 177
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 144
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 86# 116
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 116# 200
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 138# 192
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 121
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 165
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 218# 252
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 129# 152
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 121# 176
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 141# 178
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 150
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 133# 195
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 152# 208
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 130# 168
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 130# 180
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 134# 170
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 121
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 114# 177
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 135
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 144# 216
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 125# 177
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 161# 219
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 133# 177
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 113# 166
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 137# 230
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 152
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 127
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 163# 169
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 151
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 136# 187
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 137
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 127# 207
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 131# 153
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 139# 149
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 125# 165
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 129# 171
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 124
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 118# 167
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 144
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 160
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 130# 178
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 106# 147
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 123# 224
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 157# 158
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 122# 173
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 143# 139
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 190# 151
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 258# 239
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats97145
   
Runs2012
   
Hits2838
   
Singles1832
   
Doubles32
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs74
   
RBI1516
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks86
   
Strikeouts3021
   
Batting Average.289.262
   
On Base Pct.360.303
   
Slugging Pct.536.359
   
On-base Plus Slugging.896.662
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats398377
   
Runs5040
   
Hits9797
   
Singles6269
   
Doubles1716
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1611
   
RBI5148
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks3021
   
Strikeouts12064
   
Batting Average.245.257
   
On Base Pct.298.296
   
Slugging Pct.414.386
   
On-base Plus Slugging.712.682
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  James McCann
1B,C - NYM
James McCann
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
News 
 James McCann went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Phillies.
Andy Zimmerman
Sat, Aug 7th
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
 James McCann went 0-for-3.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Sat, Jul 24th
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
 James McCann went 2-for-3 with one run scored, one home run, and three RBIs.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Tue, Jul 20th
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
 James McCann went 1-for-3 with three RBIs, one home run, one run scored, one walk, and one strikeout.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Jun 30th
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
 James McCann went 1-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts as the Mets fell 3-0 to the Braves.
Lucas Babits-Feinerman
Wed, Jun 23rd
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 
 McCann will be the everyday catcher for the Mets after putting up his second consecutive successful season for the White Sox. After putting up a .789 OPS in 2019, he jumped up to an .896 mark in 2020, setting a career-high in walk rate. McCann was a part-timer last year, so his rate stats will likely dip as he takes over a heavy workload with the Mets (Wilson Ramos ranked fourth among catchers in plate appearances the last two seasons). But counting stats should be there in spades in a strong Mets lineup. He should be drafted as a starting catcher in 12-team formats.
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
 New everyday catcher in one of the most potent lineups in the league. McCann should be a very solid C1 option.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy