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Yadier Molina or Welington Castillo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
98%
Recommended by
58 of 59 experts
2%
Recommended by
1 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 109# 151
Best Rank# 41# 100
Worst Rank# 194# 247
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 134# 224
Best Rank# 121# 202
Worst Rank# 169# 316
   
Projections 
   
Runs5439
Home Runs1514
RBI6546
Stolen Bases51
Batting Average.270.252
   
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# 142# 172
   
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# 111# 158
   
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  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats459170
   
Runs5517
   
Hits12044
   
Singles8031
   
Doubles207
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs206
   
RBI7415
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks299
   
Strikeouts6646
   
Batting Average.261.259
   
On Base Pct.314.304
   
Slugging Pct.436.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.750.710
   
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats461355
   
Runs5439
   
Hits12489
   
Singles8660
   
Doubles2315
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1514
   
RBI6546
   
Stolen Bases51
   
Caught Stealing30
   
Walks2924
   
Strikeouts67100
   
Batting Average.270.252
   
On Base Pct.313.299
   
Slugging Pct.423.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging.736.715
   
  Yadier Molina
C - STL
Yadier Molina
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
News 
 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
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 1-for-3 with a grand slam in an 11-10 loss to the Mariners on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 15th
 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
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in a 7-1 win over the Indians on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
 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
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a 10-7 loss to the Braves on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 31st
 Yadier Molina went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 22nd
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a 5-3 win over the Tigers in the first game of a Tuesday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 7th
 Yadier Molina was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 12th
The White Sox activated Welington Castillo (oblique) off the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 16th
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
Castillo only saw 49 games worth of action last season, but his bat was still quality when he played. Over the last five years, he averages 26 homers with a .261 BA and 85 RBIs per 162 games, so now that he is starting, fantasy owners can expect useful production out of him.
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
Castillo was a top-eight catcher in 2017 and was off to a good start in 2018 before receiving an 80-game PED suspension in late May. He returned from the suspension and a brief DL stint in September, but didn't do much down the stretch. He's unlikely to match his career-best 2017 season, but barring a dramatic decline in production post-PEDs, Castillo should be able to hit around .260 with 15-20 home runs and be a serviceable starting catcher in 10- and 12-team mixed 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
Catcher was bleak enough before losing Salvador Perez, so Castillo stands out as a fine choice for those who punt the position. An avalanche of injuries led him to post a middling .308 wOBA in 49 games, but he clobbered 53 homers over the previous three seasons. The career .259/.318/.427 hitter could combine a solid average with 15 long balls.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros