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Yadier MolinaHigh Level: MLB Current Team: St. Louis Cardinals MLB Years: 2004-2017
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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 [35.219]PlaceVega Alta,Puerto Rico
High SchoolMaestro Ladi (Vega Alta,PR)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals 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 [16] 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
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1607561155615893126120731473140561946385647198.283.333.405.73822734386156.298.122.197.0006.5810.061.531.9546.7627.56
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 - 13 Season(s)Filter1607561155615893126120731473140561946385647198.283.333.405.73822734386156.298.122.197.0006.5810.061.531.9546.7627.56
Average MLB - Per 162 games162566561603111274534162546520.283.333.405.73822944621.298.122.197.0006.5810.061.531.9546.7627.56
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 CardinalsNLMLBsln221B1-1-------------1140.90.6
2005St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln22C1141119596846674757750.9916.580.78142535.98114100.070.4
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln231B4-55-1165.8331.251.00-----1293.12.5
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23C12611710307248046808804.9956.380.78362955.4712997.778.3
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln241B1-11---111.0001.001.00-----1110.90.6
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24C1071018615826368651645.9916.030.75232746.0711196.466.0
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25DH1---------------1240.80.6
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln251B2111133-116161.0008.001.45-----1241.61.2
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25C119114100265370107733723.9866.080.72341865.4512496.073.5
2009St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln261B6-10101-211111.0001.831.10-----60.03.7
2009St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26C13813611768848256971966.9957.000.82322259.341380.085.2
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 CardinalsNLMLBsln301B5218171-118181.0003.601.00-----1363.73.1
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30C13212811159766341110431039.9967.870.93262056.5313697.181.5
2014Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln31C2--9---991.0004.50------2100.01.4
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31DH2---------------1101.81.2
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31C10710693181056210868866.9988.090.93232152.3311097.366.0
2014St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln311B119101--11111.00011.001.22-----1100.90.6
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32DH1---------------1360.70.6
2015St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32C13413111491064567911271120.9948.360.97372658.7413698.582.7
2016St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln331B217101--11111.0005.501.57-----1471.41.2
2016St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33C14614212181113602511751173.9988.030.96671878.8814799.390.1
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
World Baseball Classic Totals - 2 yrs711141003002000000.364.462.455.9175113.364.091.27315.380.000.000.000.0025.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 12 yrs18749858150331561414056721015.301.361.402.76320039548.331.101.1877.3010.221.400.9199.6026.00
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
2012St. Louis Cardinals Player of the Year ... National League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (C)3
2013National League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... World Baseball Classic All-Star (C) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (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 DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2017-04-02CSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 3-year contract for 2018-2020 ($60m) 20--20--20 [Extension]Team Roster on 2017-04-02
2014-08-29CSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2014-08-29
2014-07-10cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Torn ligament, right thumbTeam Roster on 2014-07-10
2013-08-15cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2013-08-15
2013-07-31cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Sprained right knee [Playing through it since June]Team Roster on 2013-07-31
2013-06-06cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from suspensionTeam Roster on 2013-06-06
2013-06-03cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YRestrictedOff-RosterSuspended 1 game for bumping umpireTeam Roster on 2013-06-03
2012-07-12cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from bereavement listTeam Roster on 2012-07-12
2012-07-06cSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YBereavementOff-RosterPlaced on Bereavement listTeam 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 bonusTeam Roster on 2012-03-01
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster 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++3,021,531490,00034,511,000
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 Payroll3414,000,000-70493++3,582,271535,00092,911,0002017-04-02 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2018-2020 ($60m) 20--20--20 [Extension]
* 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