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Who Should I Draft?

Sean Murphy or Yadier Molina (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
46 of 48 experts
4%
Recommended by
2 of 48 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 141# 183
Best Rank# 107# 116
Worst Rank# 249# 252
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 195# 251
Best Rank# 161# 233
Worst Rank# 286# 319
   
Projections 
   
Runs5140
Home Runs1611
RBI4848
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.240.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 107# 174
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 115# 177
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 113
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 109# 116
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 129# 200
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 143# 192
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 227# 252
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 136# 152
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 137# 139
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 122# 176
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 125# 178
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 126# 151
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 121
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 137# 195
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 166# 208
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 128# 168
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 133# 180
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 119# 170
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 127
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 127# 177
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 134
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 146# 216
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 130# 177
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 152# 219
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 148# 177
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 126# 166
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 135# 230
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 175
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 125
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 128# 169
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 127
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 127# 187
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 162
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 165# 207
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 132# 149
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 126# 165
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 126# 171
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 140
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 142# 167
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 120
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 179
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 132# 178
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 140# 147
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 137# 224
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 143# 158
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 130# 173
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 172# 153
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 249# 239
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats116145
   
Runs2112
   
Hits2738
   
Singles1532
   
Doubles52
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs74
   
RBI1416
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks246
   
Strikeouts3721
   
Batting Average.233.262
   
On Base Pct.364.303
   
Slugging Pct.457.359
   
On-base Plus Slugging.821.662
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats350377
   
Runs5140
   
Hits8497
   
Singles4969
   
Doubles1816
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1611
   
RBI4848
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4221
   
Strikeouts9864
   
Batting Average.240.257
   
On Base Pct.322.296
   
Slugging Pct.432.386
   
On-base Plus Slugging.754.682
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Sean Murphy
C,DH - OAK
Sean Murphy
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
News 
 Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, three runs, two walks and one strikeout in the Athletics 17-0 win on Thursday against Cleveland.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Aug 13th
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
 Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run in the Athletics 7-4 loss on Tuesday against San Diego.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jul 28th
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
 Sean Murphy went 2-for-4 with one RBI, one run and one strikeout in the Athletics 4-1 win Sunday over Texas.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jul 12th
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
 Sean Murphy went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout in the Athletics 3-2 loss Friday against Texas.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Jul 10th
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
 Sean Murphy went 3-for-5 with three runs and one walk in the Athletics 7-6 extra-inning win Saturday over Boston.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Jul 4th
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 
 Murphy has pretty quietly put together two quality seasons in a row, albeit in limited samples. Over his past 63 games, he's put up 11 home runs, 35 runs scored, and 22 RBI, a pace that is more than respectable, even if it comes with a sub-par batting average. Murphy is dealing with a collapsed lung and may not be ready for the start of the season, but it doesn't sound like it will keep him out of action for long. He's a borderline starter in most mixed leagues, but he offers a decent floor if you miss our on more quality options.
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