Who Should I Draft?

Yadier Molina or Francisco Cervelli (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
59 of 59 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 109# 184
Best Rank# 41# 108
Worst Rank# 194# 311
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 134# 228
Best Rank# 121# 214
Worst Rank# 169# 314
   
Projections 
   
Runs5444
Home Runs1510
RBI6547
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.270.258
   
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# 154
   
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  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats459332
   
Runs5539
   
Hits12086
   
Singles8056
   
Doubles2015
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs2012
   
RBI7457
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing33
   
Walks2951
   
Strikeouts6684
   
Batting Average.261.259
   
On Base Pct.314.378
   
Slugging Pct.436.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.750.809
   
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats461362
   
Runs5444
   
Hits12493
   
Singles8665
   
Doubles2316
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs1510
   
RBI6547
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks2949
   
Strikeouts6787
   
Batting Average.270.258
   
On Base Pct.313.346
   
Slugging Pct.423.396
   
On-base Plus Slugging.736.742
   
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
News 
 Yadier Molina went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-1 with two walks, a steal, and a run scored in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 7th
 Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with a two-RBI single in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Pirates' 6-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 27th
 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
Francisco Cervelli went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in the Pirates' 4-1 win over the Giants on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 20th
 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
Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 15th
 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
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Pirates' 5-2 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Apr 11th
Notes 
 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
Among all catchers with 200 plate appearances, Cervelli corralled the second-highest wOBA (.355) behind Wilson Ramos. His modest 12 homers comfortably cleared his previous high of seven, but concussions limited him to 404 plate appearances. He's unlikely to turn into a big bopper during his age-33 season, but Cervelli is a fine placeholder while healthy.
Andrew Gould - 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
 
 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