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Who Should I Draft?

Mitch Garver or Yadier Molina (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
44 of 49 experts
10%
Recommended by
5 of 49 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 148# 183
Best Rank# 105# 116
Worst Rank# 285# 252
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 203# 251
Best Rank# 180# 233
Worst Rank# 260# 319
   
Projections 
   
Runs4740
Home Runs1711
RBI4748
Stolen Bases03
Batting Average.242.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 115# 174
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 142# 177
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 135
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 105# 116
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 163# 200
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 146# 192
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 180
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 222# 252
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 145# 152
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 144# 176
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 149# 178
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 122
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 150# 195
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 160# 208
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 132# 168
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 153# 180
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 133# 170
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 161
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 168
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 171# 216
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 143# 177
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 162# 219
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 117# 177
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 108# 166
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 189# 230
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 150
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 164
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 164# 169
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 155
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 146# 187
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 160
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 134# 207
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 142# 149
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 139# 165
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 140# 171
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 132
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 148# 167
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 180
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 149
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 145# 178
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 141# 147
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 169# 224
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 149# 158
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 172# 173
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 141# 139
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 154# 151
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 176# 153
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 245# 239
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 285# 177
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats72145
   
Runs812
   
Hits1238
   
Singles932
   
Doubles12
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs24
   
RBI516
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks76
   
Strikeouts3721
   
Batting Average.167.262
   
On Base Pct.247.303
   
Slugging Pct.264.359
   
On-base Plus Slugging.511.662
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats308377
   
Runs4740
   
Hits7497
   
Singles4169
   
Doubles1516
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1711
   
RBI4748
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks3621
   
Strikeouts10064
   
Batting Average.242.257
   
On Base Pct.321.296
   
Slugging Pct.458.386
   
On-base Plus Slugging.779.682
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mitch Garver
C - MIN
Mitch Garver
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
News 
 Mitch Garver was placed on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a lower back strain.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Aug 27th
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
 Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 5-4 win over the Astros on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 7th
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
 Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 7-5 win over the Reds on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 4th
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
 Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 6-5 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jul 28th
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
 Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 2-for-3 with two solo homers in a 5-3 loss to the White Sox in Game 2 of a Monday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jul 19th
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 
 As quickly as Garver exploded onto the scene in 2019 with 31 home runs in just 93 games, he disappeared last year, to the tune of a .167 batting average and two home runs with a 45.7% strikeout rate. An intercostal strain led to his shortened season and almost certainly affected his performance. He's been red hot in the spring thus far, and should be slowly moving up your draft board. If you're looking for a catcher who has the potential to finish within the top-5 but is being drafted only as a low-end starter, this is your guy.
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