2022 Player Outlook
The years of wear and tear on his body is catching up to the future Hall of Fame backstop. He's still not striking out a lot, but it's slowly creeping up, reaching 16.7 percent last year. The 2021 season was also the first time since 2006 that he posted a sub-.300 on-base percentage. Molina popped 11 round-trippers last year, and despite an average .252 batting average, a good supporting cast helped him tally 66 RBI and 45 runs scored. Molina is still a serviceable catcher in fantasy formats, but he does it a bit differently than before. He isn't going to run as much, but should still be good for a handful of stolen bases, and instead of decent power and a great batting average for the position, he's now going to reside in the middle-of-the-road bat behind the dish. A good supporting cast will boost his RBI and runs scored, but expecting anything more than 10-13 home runs and a .255 batting average would be slightly foolish.