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Who Should I Draft?

Yadier Molina or Carson Kelly (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
21 of 41 experts
49%
Recommended by
20 of 41 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 183# 182
Best Rank# 116# 127
Worst Rank# 252# 300
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 251# 282
Best Rank# 233# 252
Worst Rank# 319# 345
   
Projections 
   
Runs4042
Home Runs1115
RBI4849
Stolen Bases30
Batting Average.257.240
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 174# 179
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 116# 195
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 152# 185
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 139# 197
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 176# 210
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 151# 195
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 168# 177
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 170# 180
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 216# 220
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 219# 249
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 169
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 153# 155
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 149# 186
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 165
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 171# 173
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 239# 300
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 167# 177
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 147# 158
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 224# 225
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 158# 169
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 173
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 166# 127
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 177# 174
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 177# 158
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 177# 172
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 177# 162
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 178# 176
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 178# 174
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 180# 167
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 187# 176
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 192# 183
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 195# 182
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 200# 156
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 207# 169
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 208# 207
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 230# 144
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 252# 244
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 139
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 165
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 175
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 177
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats145122
   
Runs1211
   
Hits3827
   
Singles3217
   
Doubles25
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs45
   
RBI1619
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks66
   
Strikeouts2129
   
Batting Average.262.221
   
On Base Pct.303.264
   
Slugging Pct.359.385
   
On-base Plus Slugging.662.649
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats377347
   
Runs4042
   
Hits9783
   
Singles6950
   
Doubles1617
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1115
   
RBI4849
   
Stolen Bases30
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks2138
   
Strikeouts6484
   
Batting Average.257.240
   
On Base Pct.296.316
   
Slugging Pct.386.422
   
On-base Plus Slugging.682.738
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Carson Kelly
C - ARI
Carson Kelly
News 
 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
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored as the Diamondbacks lost to the Astros 7-6 on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Sep 20th
 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
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer as the D-Backs went on to lose 8-5 to the Seattle Mariners.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Sep 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
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks were shut out by the Padres 3-0 on Tuesday.
Jon Mathisen
Wed, Sep 1st
 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
Catcher Carson Kelly went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, and a strikeout as the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 8-7 on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Aug 27th
 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
Catcher Carson Kelly went 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored, a walk, and was hit by a pitch in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Pirates.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Aug 24th
Notes 
 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
After an impressive 2019 season during which he hit 18 home runs in just 111 games, Kelly had a down 2020, batting just .221 with five long balls. Kelly's walk rate regressed significantly to just 4.7%, and he showed little of the patience that brought him success in 2019. Daulton Varsho is a threat to his playing time, but it seems like Kelly will have the lead role behind the plate, with Varsho filling in and getting time at outfield. That should make Kelly a borderline startable catcher in most mixed leagues, assuming he can bounce back from his down 2020 campaign.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros