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Who Should I Draft?

Yadier Molina or Isiah Kiner-Falefa (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C,3B,SS - TEX
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
26 of 45 experts
42%
Recommended by
19 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 185# 183
Best Rank# 119# 116
Worst Rank# 237# 252
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 296# 251
Best Rank# 229# 233
Worst Rank# 350# 319
   
Projections 
   
Runs6440
Home Runs811
RBI4648
Stolen Bases133
Batting Average.261.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 154# 177
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 121# 200
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 187
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 189# 192
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 192# 252
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 152# 176
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 138# 151
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 180
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 123# 177
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 119
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 186# 216
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 137# 177
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 218# 219
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 158# 166
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 150# 230
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 125
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 196
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 173# 187
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 146
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 193# 207
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 163# 165
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 188# 239
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 170
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 165# 167
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 175
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 210# 224
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 116
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 201# 139
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 157# 147
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 185# 149
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 156# 152
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 237# 153
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 158
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 168
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 169
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 170
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 185# 171
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 173
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 174
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 177
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 206# 178
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 178
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 180
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 199# 195
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 214# 208
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C,3B,SS - TEX
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats211145
   
Runs2812
   
Hits5938
   
Singles4932
   
Doubles42
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs34
   
RBI1016
   
Stolen Bases80
   
Caught Stealing50
   
Walks146
   
Strikeouts3221
   
Batting Average.280.262
   
On Base Pct.329.303
   
Slugging Pct.370.359
   
On-base Plus Slugging.699.662
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C,3B,SS - TEX
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats519377
   
Runs6440
   
Hits13497
   
Singles10069
   
Doubles2316
   
Triples40
   
Home Runs811
   
RBI4648
   
Stolen Bases133
   
Caught Stealing61
   
Walks3821
   
Strikeouts9764
   
Batting Average.261.257
   
On Base Pct.312.296
   
Slugging Pct.366.386
   
On-base Plus Slugging.678.682
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C,3B,SS - TEX
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
News 
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles against the Yankees on Wednesday evening. He logged one RBI, one strikeout, and one stolen base in the effort. Texas ultimately fell to New York by a score of 7-3.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 23rd
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
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa finished 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk against the White Sox on Sunday. He also scored, knocked in a run, and stole two bases. Texas ultimately fell to Chicago by a score of 7-2.
Andersen Pickard
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
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-4 with a single against the Astros on Thursday evening. Texas ultimately fell to Houston by a score of 12-1.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 17th
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
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a stolen base against the Athletics on Sunday. He also scored and struck out once apiece. Texas ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 4-3.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Sep 12th
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
 Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-5 with a single and two strikeouts against the Athletics on Friday evening. Texas ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 10-5.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
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 
 If IKF is still catcher eligible in your league, I would certainly make him a target of mine. He should be hitting at the top of the Texas lineup and can mix in some power and base stealing. Even a 10/10 season would make him a super solid C1 option.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
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