Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Encyclopedia of Players > M Listing > Jose Molina Statistics and History

 
Jose Molina    \mo-LEE-nuh\

Jose Benjamin (Matta) Molina (twitter: @Joeycatch8)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 250 lb.

Born: June 3, 1975 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
High Schools: Ladislao Martinez HS (Vega Alta, PR), Maestro Ladi (Vega Alta, PR)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 14th round of the 1993 amateur draft.
Signed June 7, 1993. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1999 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Angels/Rays/Yankees/BlueJays/Cubs 1999-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 2 yrs/$4.5M (14-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 12.026, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Octagon, previously: Levinsons [*]
Relatives: Brother of Bengie Molina and Brother of Yadier Molina
    About biographical information

Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 18, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1805. Randy Bush… #1806. Daric Barton… #1807. Kelly Shoppach… #1808. JOSE MOLINA… #1809. Duane Kuiper… #1810. Gerald Laird… #1811. Jeff Keppinger… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1999 24 CHC NL 10 21 19 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .263 .333 .316 .649 68 6 0 0 0 0 1 2
2001 26 ANA AL 15 42 37 8 10 3 0 2 4 0 0 3 8 .270 .325 .514 .839 116 19 2 0 2 0 0 2
2002 27 ANA AL 29 81 70 5 19 3 0 0 5 0 2 5 15 .271 .312 .314 .626 68 22 2 0 4 2 0 2
2003 28 ANA AL 53 123 114 12 21 4 0 0 6 0 0 1 26 .184 .210 .219 .429 15 25 1 3 4 1 0 2
2004 29 ANA AL 73 218 203 26 53 10 2 3 25 4 1 10 52 .261 .296 .374 .670 76 76 6 0 5 0 0 2/3D
2005 30 LAA AL 75 203 184 14 42 4 0 6 25 2 0 13 41 .228 .286 .348 .634 70 64 5 2 4 0 0 2/D3
2006 31 LAA AL 78 245 225 18 54 17 0 4 22 1 0 9 49 .240 .273 .369 .642 65 83 6 2 7 2 0 2/3
2007 32 TOT AL 69 202 191 18 49 13 0 1 19 2 1 5 43 .257 .274 .340 .614 61 65 4 0 5 1 0 2
2007 32 LAA AL 40 131 125 9 28 8 0 0 10 2 1 3 30 .224 .242 .288 .530 39 36 3 0 3 0 0 2
2007 32 NYY AL 29 71 66 9 21 5 0 1 9 0 0 2 13 .318 .333 .439 .773 101 29 1 0 2 1 0 2
2008 33 NYY AL 100 297 268 32 58 17 0 3 18 0 0 12 52 .216 .263 .313 .576 51 84 9 6 8 3 0 2/3
2009 34 NYY AL 52 155 138 15 30 4 0 1 11 0 0 14 28 .217 .292 .268 .560 46 37 6 1 1 1 0 2/35D
2010 35 TOR AL 57 183 167 13 41 4 0 6 12 1 0 9 36 .246 .304 .377 .681 84 63 7 5 2 0 1 2/D
2011 36 TOR AL 55 191 171 19 48 12 1 3 15 2 1 15 44 .281 .342 .415 .757 104 71 2 1 4 0 0 2/D
2012 37 TBR AL 102 274 251 27 56 9 0 8 32 3 1 20 60 .223 .286 .355 .640 79 89 9 2 1 0 0 2
2013 38 TBR AL 99 313 283 26 66 14 0 2 18 2 1 22 63 .233 .290 .304 .594 68 86 11 2 3 3 1 2/D
2014 39 TBR AL 8 22 22 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .136 .136 .136 .273 -20 3 0 0 0 0 0 /2
15 Yrs 875 2570 2343 236 555 115 3 39 213 17 7 140 527 .237 .285 .338 .624 67 793 70 24 50 13 3
162 Game Avg. 162 476 434 44 103 21 1 7 39 3 1 26 98 .237 .285 .338 .624 67 147 13 4 9 2 1
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
LAA (7 yrs) 363 1043 958 92 227 49 2 15 97 9 4 44 221 .237 .274 .339 .613 61 325 25 7 29 5 0
TBR (3 yrs) 209 609 556 53 125 23 0 10 50 5 2 42 129 .225 .283 .320 .603 70 178 20 4 4 3 1
NYY (3 yrs) 181 523 472 56 109 26 0 5 38 0 0 28 93 .231 .281 .318 .599 56 150 16 7 11 5 0
TOR (2 yrs) 112 374 338 32 89 16 1 9 27 3 1 24 80 .263 .323 .396 .720 94 134 9 6 6 0 1
CHC (1 yr) 10 21 19 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .263 .333 .316 .649 68 6 0 0 0 0 1
AL (14 yrs) 865 2549 2324 233 550 114 3 39 212 17 7 138 523 .237 .285 .339 .624 67 787 70 24 50 13 2
NL (1 yr) 10 21 19 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .263 .333 .316 .649 68 6 0 0 0 0 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1999 24 CHC NL 10 21 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.0 .497 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $200,000 2
2001 26 ANA AL 15 42 1 0 -0 2 1 4 0.4 2 6 0.6 .526 .502 0.3 0.3 3 2
2002 27 ANA AL 29 81 -3 -1 -0 1 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .496 .499 0.1 0.2 1 2
2003 28 ANA AL 53 123 -15 0 1 0 2 -11 -1.1 5 -7 -0.7 .479 .493 -0.7 0.3 -7 $320,000 2
2004 29 ANA AL 73 218 -8 -1 0 4 4 -1 -0.0 8 7 0.7 .499 .499 0.3 0.8 3 $335,000 2/3D
2005 30 LAA AL 75 203 -7 0 -0 6 3 2 0.2 8 9 0.9 .502 .501 0.3 0.9 3 $725,000 2/D3
2006 31 LAA AL 78 245 -14 -1 -1 2 4 -9 -0.9 9 -0 0.0 .488 .494 -0.2 0.6 -2 $850,000 2/3
2007 32 LAA AL 40 131 -10 -0 -0 -1 2 -10 -0.9 5 -5 -0.5 .476 .494 -0.4 0.1 -4 $1,350,000 2
2007 32 NYY AL 29 71 0 -1 0 1 1 2 0.2 3 4 0.4 .506 .501 0.3 0.2 4 2
2008 33 NYY AL 100 297 -20 1 -1 11 5 -4 -0.3 11 7 0.8 .496 .498 -0.4 1.7 -4 $1,875,000 2/3
2009 34 NYY AL 52 155 -10 -0 -1 2 2 -7 -0.7 6 -1 -0.1 .486 .496 -0.3 0.5 -3 $2,125,000 2/35D
2010 35 TOR AL 57 183 -4 -1 -1 4 3 1 0.2 7 8 0.8 .502 .501 0.4 0.8 4 $800,000 2/D
2011 36 TOR AL 55 191 2 -0 -0 -2 3 2 0.2 7 9 0.9 .504 .501 1.1 0.1 11 $1,200,000 2/D
2012 37 TBR AL 102 274 -3 -1 -1 -1 5 -1 -0.1 10 9 0.9 .499 .499 1.0 0.4 10 $1,500,000 2
2013 38 TBR AL 99 313 -13 -0 0 -2 5 -10 -1.0 11 1 0.1 .489 .493 0.2 0.5 3 $1,500,000 2/D
2014 39 TBR AL 8 22 -3 -0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .459 .498 -0.2 0.1 -2 $1,750,000 /2
15 Seasons 875 2570 -111 -4 -4 27 45 -48 -4.3 96 48 4.8 .494 .498 2.0 7.6 21 $14,530,000
LAA (7 yrs) 363 1043 -57 -1 -1 14 18 -27 -2.5 39 12 1.2 .493 .497 -0.3 3.3 -2 $3,580,000
TBR (3 yrs) 209 609 -20 -1 -1 -3 11 -14 -1.4 22 8 0.8 .493 .496 1.0 1.0 11 $4,750,000
NYY (3 yrs) 181 523 -30 -1 -1 14 9 -9 -0.8 20 11 1.1 .495 .498 -0.4 2.4 -3 $4,000,000
TOR (2 yrs) 112 374 -2 -1 -1 2 6 3 0.4 14 17 1.8 .503 .501 1.5 0.9 15 $2,000,000
CHC (1 yr) 10 21 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.0 .497 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $200,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2002 27 ANA AL ALCS MIN W 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 27 ANA AL WS SFG W 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2004 29 ANA AL ALDS BOS L 2 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .600 .333 .933 1 0 0 0 0 0
2005 30 LAA AL ALDS NYY W 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2005 30 LAA AL ALCS CHW L 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
2009 34 NYY AL ALDS MIN W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 34 NYY AL ALCS LAA W 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
2009 34 NYY AL WS PHI W 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 38 TBR AL ALWC CLE W 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 38 TBR AL ALDS BOS L 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs (10 Series) 19 27 22 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 5 .182 .308 .182 .490 4 0 0 1 0 0
1 ALWC 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 ALDS 7 12 10 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .200 .333 .200 .533 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 ALCS 6 7 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 1 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1999 CHC NL 24 C 10 7 4 57.0 49 44 5 0 1 1.000 0 0 7.74 4.90 .990 7.41 7.35 1 2 5 3 38% 29% 0
2001 ANA AL 26 C 15 12 6 103.0 84 78 6 0 1 1.000 2 23 7.34 5.60 .990 7.17 7.11 2 4 11 8 42% 29% 0
2002 ANA AL 27 C 29 24 17 210.0 173 154 16 3 3 .983 1 6 7.29 5.86 .993 6.96 6.89 1 11 15 9 38% 32% 2
2003 ANA AL 28 C 53 39 19 332.0 239 221 17 1 0 .996 1 0 4 0 6.45 4.49 .991 6.79 6.72 3 9 18 7 28% 30% 1
2004 ANA AL 29 C 70 57 47 524.1 481 441 37 3 4 .994 10 4 23 10 8.20 6.83 .992 7.12 7.07 3 16 23 22 49% 32% 5
2004 ANA AL 29 1B 2 0 0 6.0 6 5 1 0 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 3.00 .993 9.30 9.25
2004 ANA AL 29 DH 1 0
2005 LAA AL 30 C 65 53 36 480.1 452 408 41 3 6 .993 6 6 15 15 8.41 6.91 .992 6.79 6.72 3 26 19 20 51% 30% 3
2005 LAA AL 30 DH 5 1
2005 LAA AL 30 1B 4 1 0 10.0 10 10 0 0 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 2.50 .994 9.63 9.50
2006 LAA AL 31 C 76 71 52 603.1 560 502 50 8 4 .986 2 2 4 5 8.23 7.26 .992 7.09 6.99 5 42 27 20 43% 30% 5
2006 LAA AL 31 1B 3 0 0 5.0 4 4 0 0 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 7.20 1.33 .995 9.54 9.40
2007 TOT AL 32 C 69 53 45 492.1 470 436 30 4 3 .991 2 1 5 2 8.52 6.75 .991 7.28 7.20 4 18 31 13 30% 27% 2
2007 LAA AL 32 C 40 37 32 323.0 304 283 17 4 2 .987 0 -1 0 -3 8.36 7.50 .991 7.28 7.20 2 14 18 7 28% 27% 0
2007 NYY AL 32 C 29 16 13 169.1 166 153 13 0 1 1.000 2 1 14 9 8.82 5.72 .991 7.28 7.20 2 4 13 6 32% 27% 2
2008 NYY AL 33 C 97 81 67 737.0 689 634 52 3 6 .996 9 11 15 18 8.38 7.07 .991 7.26 7.19 7 29 42 33 44% 27% 1
2008 NYY AL 33 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.00 9.20
2009 NYY AL 34 C 49 42 27 356.2 388 366 21 1 1 .997 1 1 3 4 9.77 7.90 .992 7.48 7.39 3 15 23 9 28% 26% 2
2009 NYY AL 34 1B 3 0 0 6.1 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 1 1 152 210 8.53 2.00 .993 9.09 9.03
2009 NYY AL 34 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
2009 NYY AL 34 DH 1 1
2010 TOR AL 35 C 56 51 42 444.2 456 417 37 2 3 .996 0 4 0 11 9.19 8.11 .990 7.44 7.37 5 29 19 15 44% 26% 3
2010 TOR AL 35 DH 1 1
2011 TOR AL 36 C 48 44 40 399.0 367 342 24 1 3 .997 0 -2 0 -6 8.26 7.63 .992 7.61 7.57 8 19 24 12 33% 28% 3
2011 TOR AL 36 DH 4 4
2012 TBR AL 37 C 102 80 57 709.2 702 657 41 4 8 .994 2 -1 3 -1 8.85 6.84 .993 7.99 7.94 6 30 39 19 33% 25% 0
2013 TBR AL 38 C 96 87 67 749.1 712 674 34 4 5 .994 0 -2 0 -3 8.50 7.38 .993 8.21 8.18 8 33 56 23 29% 26% 2
2013 TBR AL 38 DH 1 1
2014 TBR AL 39 C 8 7 4 59.0 53 50 2 1 0 .981 0 0 7.93 6.50 .992 8.53 8.57 1 1 4 1 20% 25% 0
15 Seasons C 843 708 530 6257.2 5875 5424 413 38 48 .994 36 25 7 5 8.39 6.92 .992 7.42 7.35 60 284 356 214 38% 28% 29
5 Seasons 1B 13 1 0 28.1 26 23 3 0 7 1.000 1 1 34 42 8.26 2.00 .994 9.40 9.31
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
15 Seasons TOT 857 709 530 6288.0 5901 5447 416 38 55 .994 37 26 7 4 8.39 6.84 .992 7.43 7.37 60 284 356 214 38% 28% 29
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
Active  7.6 (32nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2008 AL  8 (7th)
Active  50 (35th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
Active  843 (9th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
Active  5,424 (10th)
Career  5,424 (93rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
Active  413 (7th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2006 AL  8 (4th)
2014 AL  1 (5th)
Active  38 (15th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2005 AL  6 (2nd)
2012 AL  8 (1st)
Active  48 (8th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2008 AL  7 (5th)
2011 AL  8 (4th)
2014 AL  1 (4th)
Active  60 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
Active  356 (15th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2008 AL  33 (1st)
2013 AL  23 (5th)
Active  214 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2004 AL  48.9 (2nd)
2005 AL  51.3 (2nd)
2006 AL  42.6 (4th)
2008 AL  44.0 (1st)
2010 AL  44.1 (1st)
Active  37.5 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2004 AL  10 (1st)
2005 AL  6 (3rd)
2008 AL  9 (3rd)
Active  36 (4th)
Career  36 (32nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2004 AL  8.20 (1st)
2005 AL  8.41 (1st)
2006 AL  8.23 (1st)
2007 AL  8.52 (1st)
2008 AL  8.38 (1st)
2012 AL  8.85 (3rd)
Active  8.40 (2nd)
Career  8.40 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2004 AL  6.83 (5th)
2005 AL  6.91 (3rd)
2006 AL  7.26 (2nd)
Active  6.92 (13th)
Career  6.92 (26th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2008 AL  .996 (3rd)
2012 AL  .994 (1st)
Active  .994 (8th)
Career  .994 (20th)

Oldest s c a p y
2014 AL  born 1975-06-03 (9th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2965), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (291st), 4.8 career WAR/5.6 7yr-peak WAR/5.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
199924Chicago Cubs$200,00011/19/99 USA Today
200025Chicago Cubs$205,0004/5/00 AP
200328Anaheim Angels$320,0004/3/03 AP
200429Anaheim Angels$335,0004/7/04 AP
200530Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim$725,000
200631Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim$850,000
200732Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim$1,350,000
200833New York Yankees$1,875,000
200934New York Yankees$2,125,000
201035Toronto Blue Jays$800,000
201136Toronto Blue Jays$1,200,000
201237Tampa Bay Rays$1,500,000contracts
201338Tampa Bay Rays$1,500,000contracts
201439Tampa Bay Rays$1,750,000
201540Tampa Bay Rays$2,750,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$14,735,000Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     CNN/SI     ESPN     Razzball     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Jose Molina    

Name and misspellings: Jose Benjamin (Matta) Jose Molina

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.