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Yadier MolinaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: MLB Years: 2004-2018
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Rated Prospect
World Series Champion

PositionsC-2007, 1B-35, DH-4Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameYadier Benjamin Molina
Height5-11Weight187BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 13,1982 [35.319]PlaceVega Alta,Puerto Rico
High SchoolMaestro Ladi (Vega Alta,PR)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 4th round (113rd overall) of the 2000 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$325,000Signing ScoutsMichael CrespoService Time13.123 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2002-SLN-#7 ... 2003-SLN-#10 ... 2004-SLN-#3
MLB DebutJune 3,2004 [21.325]
OrganizationsSLN [17] Awards14Awards Voting5-467
TBC Player ID6320Retrosheet IDmoliy001MLBAM ID425877
RelationshipsBrother of Bengie Molina, Brother of Jose Molina
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed50Power40Contact93XBH37RBIs65Runs24Hitting78Durability72Team.550Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2001Johnson City CardinalsAppRksln57c1844158184111041811122330214.259.320.405.7256415175.278.146.222.3146.8613.141.922.2939.5036.59
2002Peoria ChiefsMidwAsln19c19112393391102007502721361042014.280.331.384.71515127430.293.104.145.3184.888.371.711.6356.1424.55
2003Tennessee SmokiesSouAAsln24c2010436432100131251012545503211.275.327.332.65912116397.306.057.124.2956.3011.341.800.50182.0016.00
2004Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln21c213712919396011400171420202.302.387.372.759487150.328.070.202.34311.339.330.820.67129.0017.95
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41c215113512366021501132002134.267.329.356.685488151.298.089.178.2978.6113.251.541.3267.5022.22
2005St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41c221143853697151849232330283310.252.295.358.65313824421.254.106.164.2855.467.131.301.9048.1324.74
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4c231294172990260649122641882215.216.274.321.59513432461.226.105.165.2635.648.891.581.3069.5035.56
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4c241113533097150640113443324518.275.340.368.70813021396.295.093.190.3138.5910.861.261.5258.8321.65
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4c2512444437135180756023229135421.304.349.392.74117425485.310.088.155.3266.605.980.911.4463.4318.52
2010St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4c2713646534122190662844251725619.262.329.342.67115925521.281.080.178.3008.069.791.211.1577.5020.49
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4c28139475551453211465453344154421.305.349.465.81422147518.311.160.227.3536.378.491.332.7033.9332.41
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4c291385056515928022761234555535410.315.373.501.87425350563.316.186.293.3757.999.771.223.9122.9531.45
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4c30136505681614401280323055303414.319.359.477.83624156541.338.158.220.3625.5510.171.832.2242.0834.78
2014Springfield CardinalsTexAAsln4c3126253002000100000.833.8331.3332.1668361.000.500.500.9390.0016.670.000.000.0060.00
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4c3111040440114210738112855616414.282.333.386.71915628445.307.104.173.3176.2912.361.961.5757.7124.56
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4c3213648834132232461313259019316.270.310.350.66017129530.295.080.150.2876.0411.131.840.75122.0021.97
2016St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4c3314753456164381858323963620122.307.361.427.78822847581.337.120.195.3436.7110.841.621.3866.7528.66
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4c34136501601372711882942874419414.273.312.439.75122046543.285.166.232.3165.1613.632.643.3127.8333.58
2018St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBslnc35301141131306172141700204.272.292.456.748529120.269.184.228.3183.3314.174.255.0019.0029.03
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter1637572556716203156126748493240963646385847202.283.333.406.73923254476276.298.123.198.0006.5210.131.562.0145.4427.59
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter29910501102955311413539751192049331.281.338.373.711392681158.303.092.158.0006.4810.281.591.2175.0023.05
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3712919396011400171420202.302.387.372.759487150.328.070.202.00011.339.330.820.67129.0017.95
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter10637034105161253012546503211.284.335.349.68412919403.317.065.130.0006.2011.411.840.50185.0018.10
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter112393391102007502721361042014.280.331.384.71515127430.293.104.145.0004.888.371.711.6356.1424.55
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter44158184111041811122330214.259.320.405.7256415175.278.146.222.0006.8613.141.922.2939.5036.59
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter1637572556716203156126748493240963646385847202.283.333.406.73923254476276.298.123.198.0006.5210.131.562.0145.4427.59
Average MLB - Per 162 games162567561603111274534063546520.283.333.406.73923044621.298.123.198.0006.5210.131.562.0145.4427.59
Average Minor - Per 162 games162569601602918732541641125217.281.338.373.71121237627.303.092.158.0006.4810.281.591.2175.0023.05

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2001Johnson City Cardinals AppRksln18C42--4098172497490.98611.67-----94495.563.6
2002Peoria Chiefs MidwAsln19C112--809140149963949.9858.47-----8112100.081.2
2003Tennessee Smokies SouAAsln20C100--7757288855847.9918.47-----1110496.271.9
2004Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln21C36--26635-33013011.0008.36-----93797.325.0
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln21C51393442561621274272.9935.330.799852.9451100.031.5
2005St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln22C1141119596846674757750.9916.580.78142535.98114100.070.4
2005St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln221B1-1-------------1140.90.6
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23C12611710307248046808804.9956.380.78362955.4712997.778.3
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln231B4-55-1165.8331.251.00-----1293.12.5
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24C1071018615826368651645.9916.030.75232746.0711196.466.0
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln241B1-11---111.0001.001.00-----1110.90.6
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25C119114100265370107733723.9866.080.72341865.4512496.073.5
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln251B2111133-116161.0008.001.45-----1241.61.2
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25DH1---------------1240.80.6
2009St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26C13813611768848256971966.9957.000.82322259.341380.085.2
2009St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln261B6-10101-211111.0001.831.10-----60.03.7
2010St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27C135130113889579510979974.9957.210.86353351.5713699.383.3
2010St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln271B7-77--2771.0001.001.00-----1365.14.3
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28C13713211508576755929924.9956.740.80461970.8613998.684.6
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln281B2-23-1-43.7501.501.50-----1391.41.2
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29C13613311619628831210531050.9977.720.90383552.1613898.684.0
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln291B3-9112--13131.0004.331.44-----1382.21.9
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30C13212811159766341110431039.9967.870.93262056.5313697.181.5
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln301B5218171-118181.0003.601.00-----1363.73.1
2014Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln31C2--9---991.0004.50------2100.01.4
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31C10710693181056210868866.9988.090.93232152.3311097.366.0
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31DH2---------------1101.81.2
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln311B119101--11111.00011.001.22-----1100.90.6
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32C13413111491064567911271120.9948.360.97372658.7413698.582.7
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32DH1---------------1360.70.6
2016St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33C14614212181113602511751173.9988.030.96671878.8814799.390.1
2016St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln331B217101--11111.0005.501.57-----1471.41.2
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34C133133112510825571311441137.9948.551.01432464.2613697.882.1
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln341B1-24---441.0004.002.00-----1360.70.6
MLB Totals for C - 14 season(s)-   C171516531435911542901691071251212443.9947.260.8746332558.87817150.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 12 season(s)-   1B3558291927102100.9802.861.22-----350.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH4---------------40.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C36--26635-33013011.0008.36-----9360.00.0
AA Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C102--7847288864856.9918.39-----111020.00.0
A Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C112--809140149963949.9858.47-----81120.00.0
Rk Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C42--4098172497490.98611.67-----9420.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2001Johnson City Cardinals AppRksln18-42---------
2002Peoria Chiefs MidwAsln19-112---------
2003Tennessee Smokies SouAAsln20-100---------
2004Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln21-36---------
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln21-51---------
2005St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln22-1141--------
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23-1264--------
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24-1071--------
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25-1192-------1
2009St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26-1386--------
2010St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27-1357--------
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28-1372--------
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29-1363--------
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30-1325--------
2014Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln31-2---------
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31-1071-------2
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32-134--------1
2016St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33-1462--------
2017St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34-1331--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB2114010000000001000.250.250.250.500105.250.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2004St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB2133000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2005St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB22313130003000100000.231.231.231.4623013.250.000.0000.007.690.000.000.000.00
2005St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB22622173000000200001.318.318.455.77310322.350.137.1360.009.090.000.000.0042.86
2006Puerto RicoWBCTournament2345130001000000000.600.600.6001.200305.600.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2006St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2316388165018008100001.421.522.6321.15424646.417.211.42117.392.170.132.1738.0037.50
2006St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB23413041001010200002.308.308.385.6935113.364.077.0000.0015.380.000.000.0025.00
2006St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB23723281026003200000.348.423.6521.07515326.316.304.43511.547.690.677.6911.5037.50
2006St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB23517372001003100010.412.500.5291.0299220.438.117.29415.005.000.330.000.0028.57
2007St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB24194411184018008210004.409.509.5681.07725553.415.159.34115.093.770.251.8944.0027.78
2008St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25186361430050001011001.222.234.270.50417365.264.048.0480.0015.380.000.000.0021.43
2009Puerto RicoWBCTournament2636011002002000000.167.375.333.708218.167.166.50025.000.000.000.000.00100.00
2009St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2617526143005204720000.269.345.327.67217358.311.058.1736.9012.071.750.000.0021.43
2010St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2713355116001001510000.314.351.486.83717637.367.172.2002.7013.515.000.000.0054.55
2011St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2821555152005001310103.273.293.309.60217258.283.036.0551.725.173.000.000.0013.33
2011St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB28519140001101500010.211.250.211.4614020.286.000.1055.0025.005.000.000.000.00
2011St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB28624583002002300011.333.385.458.84311326.381.125.2087.6911.541.500.000.0037.50
2011St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB28724182009004300110.333.414.417.83110229.364.084.25013.7910.340.750.000.0025.00
2012St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB29184731640110004600000.340.392.489.88123551.375.149.2347.8411.761.501.9647.0031.25
2012St. Louis CardinalsWild CardMLB2914000001000000001.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2012St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB29517320001005110002.118.348.118.4662023.125.000.29421.744.350.200.000.000.00
2012St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB297282111002000100000.393.393.429.82212128.407.036.0360.003.570.000.000.009.09
2013St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3010245112018005100000.458.552.6671.21916329.455.209.41717.243.450.203.4524.0027.27
2013St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB30517251011003300000.294.400.529.9299220.308.235.41215.0015.001.005.0017.0040.00
2013St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB30622250001003400002.227.320.227.5475025.278.000.13612.0016.001.330.000.000.00
2013St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB30623071002001300010.304.333.348.6818124.350.044.0874.1712.503.000.000.0014.29
2014St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3116425142106105500003.333.404.429.83318347.378.096.23810.6410.641.000.000.0021.43
2014St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB31415231000000300000.200.200.267.4674115.250.067.0670.0020.000.000.000.0033.33
2014St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB3126020000000001001.333.333.333.666207.333.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2015St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3217460101001011600002.217.234.239.47311147.250.022.0222.1312.776.000.000.0010.00
2015St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB3238010000000200000.125.125.125.250108.167.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2016St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB331227050001101801000.185.214.185.3995029.263.000.0743.4527.598.000.000.000.00
2017St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB341025461013002210001.240.321.400.72110228.227.160.2407.147.141.003.5725.0033.33
2018St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB35215181550311004700102.294.339.569.90829856.286.275.3537.1412.501.755.3617.0053.33
World Baseball Classic Totals - 2 yrs711141003002000000.364.462.455.9175113.364.091.27315.380.000.000.000.0025.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 13 yrs20854966165381872414463722017.301.359.417.77622947604.327.116.2027.2810.431.431.3268.6328.48
MLB Playoffs - Wild Card Totals - 1 yrs14000001000000001.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 7 yrs2910292230171191710014.216.286.275.561284112.250.059.1478.0415.181.890.89102.0018.18
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 7 yrs351291242802110081202015.326.365.434.7995610139.348.108.1715.768.631.501.4464.5023.81
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs216742250012008800130.328.395.403.79827576.367.075.19410.5310.531.000.000.0022.73

Awards [14]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2008National League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
2009National League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
2010National League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
2011Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (C) ... National League Gold Glove (Catcher)2
2012Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (C) ... National League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... St. Louis Cardinals Player of the Year3
2013National League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (C) ... World Baseball Classic All-Star (C)3
2014National League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
2015National League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
2017World Baseball Classic All-Star (C)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-05-06CSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Pelvic injury with traumatic hematoma35.297Team Roster on 2018-05-06
2018-04-10CSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveOff-RosterSuspended 1 game for bumping umpire35.271Team Roster on 2018-04-10
2017-04-02CSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 3-year contract for 2018-2020 ($60m) 20--20--20 [Extension]34.263Team Roster on 2017-04-02
2014-08-29CSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL32.047Team Roster on 2014-08-29
2014-07-10cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Torn ligament, right thumb31.362Team Roster on 2014-07-10
2013-08-15cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL31.033Team Roster on 2013-08-15
2013-07-31cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Sprained right knee [Playing through it since June]31.018Team Roster on 2013-07-31
2013-06-06cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from suspension30.328Team Roster on 2013-06-06
2013-06-03cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YRestrictedOff-RosterSuspended 1 game for bumping umpire30.325Team Roster on 2013-06-03
2012-07-12cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from bereavement list29.364Team Roster on 2012-07-12
2012-07-06cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YBereavementOff-RosterPlaced on Bereavement list29.358Team Roster on 2012-07-06
2012-03-01cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 5-year contract for 2013-2017 ($75m) [Extension] $15m mutual option for 2017 14--15--15--14--14 $1m signing bonus29.231Team Roster on 2012-03-01
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2008-01-21ContractSigned by Cardinals (4-years, team option for year 5) 
2007-06-28InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-05-30InjuredDisabled -- Fractured left wrist 
2005-08-18InjuredActivated from DL 
2000-09-06Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2000St. Louis Cardinals-17325,000-------325,000Signing Bonus out of 2000 Draft (4th round - 113rd overall)
2004St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll21300,000-75534-2,070,100300,000625,000
2005St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll22323,500-68022252,189,055300,000948,500
2006St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll23400,000-53322332,365,072327,0001,348,500
2007St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll24525,000-49625392,459,737380,0001,873,500
2008St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll251,812,500-33614632,696,252390,0003,686,000
2010St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll274,312,500-2011178++2,812,412400,0007,998,500
2011St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll285,312,500-173981++2,722,607414,00013,311,000
2012St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll297,000,000-132886++2,954,887480,00020,311,0002012-03-01 - Signed to 5-year contract for 2013-2017 ($75m) [Extension] $15m mutual option for 2017 14--15--15--14--14 $1m signing bonus
2013St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll3014,200,000-46296++3,023,990490,00034,511,000
2014St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll3115,200,000-48595++3,256,497500,00049,711,000
2015St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll3215,200,00011.12351395++3,571,283507,50064,911,000
2016St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll3314,000,00012.12365393++3,498,245507,50078,911,000
2017St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll3414,000,00013.12367493++3,651,709535,00092,911,0002017-04-02 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2018-2020 ($60m) 20--20--20 [Extension]
2018St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll3520,000,000-33196++4,360,045545,000112,911,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red