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2017 VEB Community Projections: Yadier Molina

Yadi carried a heavy load and performed well last year. Can he repeat?

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Heading into the 2016 season, there was a fair amount of pessimism regarding Yadier Molina. He hit just .270/.310/.350 with an 80 wRC+. Molina had built up a lot of miles behind the plate and at 33 years old, there was reason to wonder just how much Molina had left in the tank.

The VEB Community was fairly pessimistic about Molina as well. He responded with his best-hitting season since 2013, putting up a .307/.360/.427 line with a 113 wRC+. The Cardinals have given up pretending that they are going to find Molina more rest during the season, so if he stays healthy, he is going to have to grind through a very long season.

As for what he might do, find ZiPS here, Steamer here, and Baseball Prospectus ($) projections on their player pages.

How do you think Yadi will fare?

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