Who Should I Draft?

Wilson Ramos or Yadier Molina (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Wilson Ramos
C,DH - NYM
Wilson Ramos
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Expert
Recommendation
56%
Recommended by
33 of 59 experts
44%
Recommended by
26 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 106# 109
Best Rank# 57# 41
Worst Rank# 206# 194
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 136# 134
Best Rank# 107# 121
Worst Rank# 153# 169
   
Projections 
   
Runs4554
Home Runs1615
RBI6265
Stolen Bases05
Batting Average.277.270
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 97# 142
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 162# 164
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 99# 154
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 138# 142
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 80# 99
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 115# 149
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 110# 112
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 99# 103
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 105# 156
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 73# 81
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 57# 89
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 102# 194
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 97# 105
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 90# 103
   
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BretskyBall
# 101# 163
   
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Fake Teams
# 99# 102
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 107# 114
   
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Sporfolio
# 78# 92
   
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Pitcher List
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RotoBaller
# 87# 114
   
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FanGraphs
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FantasyPros
# 74# 112
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 99# 116
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 97# 111
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 96# 109
   
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SportsLine
# 105# 173
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 111# 129
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 97# 112
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 97# 108
   
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Fake Teams
# 103# 133
   
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Pitcher List
# 84# 114
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 107# 115
   
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RotoChamp
# 74# 41
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 77# 75
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 95# 89
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 97# 56
   
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Fantrax
# 101# 96
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 102# 95
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 102# 99
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 107# 103
   
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The Athletic
# 107# 104
   
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The Athletic
# 114# 107
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 115# 101
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 115# 111
   
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RotoBaller
# 116# 106
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 125# 101
   
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Razzball
# 125# 98
   
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The Athletic
# 131# 106
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 132# 106
   
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Freeze Stats
# 133# 89
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 139# 92
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 154# 82
   
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Razzball
# 165# 108
   
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Razzball
# 177# 130
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 189# 119
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 197# 177
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 206# 180
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 137
   
  Wilson Ramos
C,DH - NYM
Wilson Ramos
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats382459
   
Runs3955
   
Hits117120
   
Singles7980
   
Doubles2220
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1520
   
RBI7074
   
Stolen Bases04
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks3229
   
Strikeouts8066
   
Batting Average.306.261
   
On Base Pct.358.314
   
Slugging Pct.487.436
   
On-base Plus Slugging.845.750
   
  Wilson Ramos
C,DH - NYM
Wilson Ramos
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats394461
   
Runs4554
   
Hits109124
   
Singles7486
   
Doubles1923
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1615
   
RBI6265
   
Stolen Bases05
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks2929
   
Strikeouts7667
   
Batting Average.277.270
   
On Base Pct.327.313
   
Slugging Pct.450.423
   
On-base Plus Slugging.776.736
   
  Wilson Ramos
C,DH - NYM
Wilson Ramos
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
News 
 Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI, and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Phillies. The homer was his 14th of the season.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 9th
Yadier Molina went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's win over the Phillies.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 7th
Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with a two-RBI single in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
 Mets catcher Wilson Ramos did not start Friday's game against the Braves but ended up entering the game and going 2-for-3 with a stolen base. The steal was his first of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Aug 24th
Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run in Saturday's game one win over the Reds.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Aug 31st
 Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 4-for-6 with an RBI in Thursday's win over the Braves.
Mike Maher
Fri, Aug 16th
Yadier Molina went 3-for-3 with a double, two home runs, three RBI, and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
 Mets catcher Wilson Ramos went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, Aug 7th
Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run, and three RBI in Monday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Aug 27th
Notes 
 Ramos missed most of 2017 and struggled while he was healthy, but that seems to be the outlier, as he was tremendous in both 2016 and 2018, batting over .300 both seasons with plenty of power. Ramos is one of the safest fantasy catchers and may have as much upside as anyone besides Sanchez and Realmuto.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Ramos played just 111 games last year due to a hamstring injury, but when he was on the field he was just about as good as he was in his breakout 2016 season in Washington. He isn't likely to hit .306 again, but he's proven he has more batting average upside than most catchers, and he should be able to reach 20 home runs if he can avoid any lengthy DL stints. His new home of Citi Field is not a great place to hit, but that shouldn't prevent Ramos from being a rock-solid starting catcher in fantasy leagues.
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
 Since undergoing Lasik surgery before the 2016 season, Ramos has registered a .298/.343/.483 slash line with 20 homers per 500 plate appearances. Yet 2016 ended with a torn ACL, and a hamstring injury interrupted last year's All-Star campaign. After moving to the Mets, the 31-year-old can no longer DH, and a 54.9% ground-ball rate tempers his power upside. Despite all of these warts, he's a catcher with a good bat. He's a top-five option, just not one to lunge for before Salvador Perez or Yasmani Grandal.
Andrew Gould - 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