Yadier Molina

Yadier Molina

C - STL
Age: 36Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

ATL @ STL
J. Teheran #87
Sun, 5/26 7:05pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #105
Projection (?) 3 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
88%
 
ESPN
97%

Eligibility

Yahoo C
ESPN C
CBS C

Molina's numbers never jump off the computer screen, but he's quietly putting up another quality fantasy season at age 36. He's a near lock to finish as a top-10 catcher as long as his health cooperates.

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 seasons, 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. He's showing some age early in 2019 but still well enough with a full helping of playing time. 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 and a few steals. That's still a starting fantasy catcher.

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.