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Yadier Molina or Robinson Chirinos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
59 of 59 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 109# 193
Best Rank# 41# 115
Worst Rank# 194# 259
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 134# 252
Best Rank# 121# 191
Worst Rank# 169# 354
   
Projections 
   
Runs5443
Home Runs1515
RBI6547
Stolen Bases51
Batting Average.270.216
   
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  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats459360
   
Runs5548
   
Hits12080
   
Singles8046
   
Doubles2015
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs2018
   
RBI7465
   
Stolen Bases42
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks2945
   
Strikeouts66140
   
Batting Average.261.222
   
On Base Pct.314.338
   
Slugging Pct.436.419
   
On-base Plus Slugging.750.758
   
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats461319
   
Runs5443
   
Hits12469
   
Singles8638
   
Doubles2313
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs1515
   
RBI6547
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks2936
   
Strikeouts67111
   
Batting Average.270.216
   
On Base Pct.313.295
   
Slugging Pct.423.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.736.705
   
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Robinson Chirinos
C - HOU
Robinson Chirinos
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
Robinson Chirinos went 3-for-4 with two home runs, six RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 15-0 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 10th
 Yadier Molina went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk, and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 15-1 win over the Rays.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 28th
 Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with a two-RBI single in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
Robinson Chirinos went 4-for-4 with a double, and a solo home run in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 22nd
 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
Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Indians.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 31st
 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
Robinson Chirinos went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk in Monday's 11-1 win over the Athletics.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jul 23rd
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
Chirinos likely won't get 450 at-bats like some of the other names above him, but he is the starter for Houston which should come with it's share of runs and RBIs. The batting average clearly won't be ideal, but his 15 to 20 HR power off-sets that pain.
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
Chirinos' 35 home runs over the last two seasons ranks eighth at the catcher position, and it has translated to back-to-back seasons in which Chirinos has finished as a top-12 fantasy catcher in 5x5 roto leagues, including a top-seven finish last year. He's expected to serve as the Astros' starting catcher after signing a one-year deal in the offseason, and while he'll likely bat at the bottom of the order, Chirinos should benefit from a good hitting environment and a lineup that is strong from top to bottom. He's likely to be a drain on batting average considering his high strikeout rate, but the pop is legit. Look his way if you're hunting for a sleeper at the position.
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