Who Should I Draft?

Yadier Molina or Mike Zunino (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Expert
Recommendation
97%
Recommended by
57 of 59 experts
3%
Recommended by
2 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 109# 171
Best Rank# 41# 111
Worst Rank# 194# 258
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 134# 216
Best Rank# 121# 202
Worst Rank# 169# 284
   
Projections 
   
Runs5446
Home Runs1522
RBI6556
Stolen Bases50
Batting Average.270.217
   
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  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats459373
   
Runs5537
   
Hits12075
   
Singles8037
   
Doubles2018
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs2020
   
RBI7444
   
Stolen Bases40
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks2924
   
Strikeouts66150
   
Batting Average.261.201
   
On Base Pct.314.259
   
Slugging Pct.436.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.750.669
   
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats461389
   
Runs5446
   
Hits12484
   
Singles8645
   
Doubles2319
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1522
   
RBI6556
   
Stolen Bases50
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks2932
   
Strikeouts67151
   
Batting Average.270.217
   
On Base Pct.313.276
   
Slugging Pct.423.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.736.707
   
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
News 
 Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Monday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 24th
Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 5-0 victory against the Blue Jays on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 7th
 Yadier Molina went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs in Friday's win over the Orioles by a 7-1 score.
John Aubin
Sat, Aug 24th
 Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with a two-RBI single in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
Mike Zunino went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Mariners.
John Aubin
Sun, Aug 11th
 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
Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
John Aubin
Thu, Aug 8th
 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
Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a 9-4 win over the Red Sox on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
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
Zunino killed his fantasy teams in batting average last year, but he was up at .251 the year before so you'd have to think he will settle somewhere in between this year. When it comes with 20 homers and 50 RBIs at the catcher position, the batting average is much easier to swallow.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Zunino is one of the better sources of power at the catcher position, but with a .207 lifetime average and enormous 34.2 percent career strikeout rate, he is a major liability in the batting average department. As a result, he's finished as a top-14 fantasy catcher just once -- in 2017, when he rode a completely unsustainable .355 BABIP to a .251 batting average. He's simply too big of a batting average drain to be an appealing starting option in 12-team leagues.
Andrew Seifter - 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