Yadier Molina #4 - C

St. Louis

  • Age: 32
  • DOB: 1982/07/13
  • POB: Bayamon, PR
  • Height: 5-11 Weight: 220lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 10
  • Drafted by St. Louis in 2000 (4th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Molina is cold (.083 in last 12AB).
Year to date102374361051907362752102.281.335.388.723
On Pace11140739114210839295710-.281.335.388.723

Scouting Report

AssetsIs a born leader. A consummate defensive catcher: throws out runners with ease, is great with the glove and handles pitchers very well. Has developed into a very good contact hitter with pop, too. Also runs the bases well.
FlawsDoesn't above-average home-run power at the plate for a starting catcher. Can go into prolonged hitting funks, as well, though that's not uncommon for a backstop who logs a ton of innings. Can wear down with overuse.
Career potentialElite all-round catcher and leader.

Honours and Awards

2013NL - Silver Slugger
2013NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2012NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2012Named to the All-Star Game
2011NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2011Named to the All-Star Game
2010NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2010Named to the All-Star Game
2009NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2009Named to the All-Star Game
2008NL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/08/29Missed 40 games (right thumb injury).
2014/07/10Right thumb injury, 15-day DL.
2013/09/13Missed 2 games (personal reasons).
2013/09/11Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2013/08/15Missed 14 games (right knee injury).
2013/07/31Right knee injury, 15-day DL.
2013/07/09Missed 2 games (sore right knee).
2013/07/06Sore right knee, day-to-day.
2013/06/06Missed 1 game (suspended by mlb).
2013/06/03Suspended by the MLB for 1 game.
2012/09/24Missed 1 game (back spasms).
2012/09/23Back spasms, day-to-day.
2012/09/03Missed 1 game (stiff neck).
2012/09/02Stiff neck, day-to-day.
2012/08/30Missed 1 game (back injury).
2012/08/29Back injury, day-to-day.
2012/08/26Missed 1 game (ankle injury).
2012/08/25Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2012/08/18Missed 3 games (back injury).
2012/08/15Back injury, day-to-day.
2012/08/03Missed 1 game (sprained right thumb).
2012/08/02Sprained right thumb, day-to-day.
2012/07/13Missed 3 games (bereavement list).
2012/07/06Bereavement list, day-to-day.
2012/06/06Missed 1 game (sore left hand).
2012/06/05Sore left hand, day-to-day.
2012/05/11Missed 1 game (left hand injury).
2012/05/09Left hand injury, day-to-day.
2012/03/01Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a five-year contract extension.
2011/10/31St. Louis Cardinals exercised their contract option for next season.
2011/09/05Missed 2 games (calf injury).
2011/09/03Calf injury, day-to-day.
2011/08/10Missed 5 games (suspended by mlb).
2011/08/04Suspended by the MLB for 5 games.
2010/10/03Missed the last 12 regular season games (right knee injury).
2010/09/22Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2010/09/09Missed 1 game (right knee injury).
2010/09/08Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2010/08/29Missed 2 games (right knee injury).
2010/08/27Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2009/10/01Missed 3 games (bruised left knee).
2009/09/27Bruised left knee, day-to-day.
2009/06/30Missed 1 game (right hip injury).
2009/06/29Right hip injury, day-to-day.
2008/09/28Missed 11 games (quadriceps injury).
2008/09/17Quadriceps injury, day-to-day.
2008/09/14Missed 2 games (left thigh injury).
2008/09/12Left thigh injury, day-to-day.
2008/06/20Missed 3 games (concussion).
2008/06/17Concussion, day-to-day.
2008/01/21Re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a four-year contract.
2007/09/24Right knee surgery, sidelined indefinitely.
2007/06/28Missed 26 games (fractured left wrist).
2007/05/30Fractured left wrist, 15-day DL.
2007/05/29Fractured left wrist, day-to-day.
2007/02/27Re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2006/08/30Missed 5 games (right elbow injury).
2006/08/24Right elbow injury, day-to-day.
2006/07/08Missed 1 game (concussion).
2006/07/07Concussion, day-to-day.
2006/02/28Re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2005/08/18Missed 35 games (broken left hand).
2005/07/17Broken left hand, 15-day DL.
2005/07/09Hand injury, day-to-day.
2005/05/12Missed 3 games (ankle injury).
2005/05/09Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2005/03/01Re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2004/06/03Recalled from Memphis (AAA).
2004/03/16Assigned by the St. Louis Cardinals to their minor league camp.


2000/06/05Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th round in 2000.

Career Stats

2014St. LouisNL102374361051907362752102.281.335.388.723
2013St. LouisNL1365056816144012803055324.319.359.477.836
2012St. LouisNL13850565159280227645551233.315.373.501.874
2011St. LouisNL1394755514532114653344456.305.349.465.814
2010St. LouisNL136465341221906624251845.262.329.342.671
2009St. LouisNL140481451412316545039935.293.366.383.749
2008St. LouisNL1244443713518075632290210.304.349.392.741
2007St. LouisNL11135330971506403443116.275.340.368.708
2006St. LouisNL12941729902606492641125.216.274.321.595
2005St. LouisNL11438536971518492330237.252.295.358.653
2004St. LouisNL511351236602151320012.267.329.356.685
2001Johnson CityR4415818411104181223117.259.320.405.725


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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