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Yadier Molina    \yah-dee-AIR moh-LEE-na\

Yadier Benjamin Molina (twitter: @Yadimolina04)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: July 13, 1982 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
High School: Ladislao Martinez HS (Vega Alta, PR)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th round of the 2000 amateur draft.
Signed September 6, 2000. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 3, 2004 (Age 21.326, 16,073rd in MLB history)   vs. PIT 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2004-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 10 yrs/$96.5M (08-17) & 18 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 10.123, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Melin Roman [*]
Relatives: Brother of Bengie Molina and Brother of Jose Molina
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Standard Batting

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
2004 21 STL NL 51 151 135 12 36 6 0 2 15 0 1 13 20 .267 .329 .356 .684 78 48 4 0 2 1 3 2
2005 22 STL NL 114 421 385 36 97 15 1 8 49 2 3 23 30 .252 .295 .358 .654 70 138 10 2 8 3 3 *2/3
2006 23 STL NL 129 461 417 29 90 26 0 6 49 1 2 26 41 .216 .274 .321 .595 53 134 15 8 8 2 2 *2/3
2007 24 STL NL 111 396 353 30 97 15 0 6 40 1 1 34 43 .275 .340 .368 .708 85 130 18 3 2 4 5 2/3
2008 25 STL NL 124 485 444 37 135 18 0 7 56 0 2 32 29 .304 .349 .392 .740 96 174 21 1 3 5 4 *2/3D GG
2009 ★ 26 STL NL 140 544 481 45 141 23 1 6 54 9 3 50 39 .293 .366 .383 .749 100 184 27 6 6 1 2 *2/3 AS,MVP-23,GG
2010 ★ 27 STL NL 136 521 465 34 122 19 0 6 62 8 4 42 51 .262 .329 .342 .671 84 159 19 7 2 5 6 *2/3 AS,GG
2011 ★ 28 STL NL 139 518 475 55 145 32 1 14 65 4 5 33 44 .305 .349 .465 .814 124 221 21 1 5 4 4 *2/3 AS,MVP-21,GG
2012 ★ 29 STL NL 138 563 505 65 159 28 0 22 76 12 3 45 55 .315 .373 .501 .874 137 253 10 5 3 5 4 *2/3 AS,MVP-4,GG
2013 ★ 30 STL NL 136 541 505 68 161 44 0 12 80 3 2 30 55 .319 .359 .477 .836 129 241 14 3 0 3 4 *2/3 AS,MVP-3,GG,SS
2014 ★ 31 STL NL 110 445 404 40 114 21 0 7 38 1 1 28 55 .282 .333 .386 .719 103 156 14 6 1 6 4 2/D3 AS,GG
2015 ★ 32 STL NL 93 366 341 26 98 18 1 2 38 1 1 20 44 .287 .323 .364 .687 91 124 12 0 1 4 2 *2/D AS
12 Yrs 1421 5412 4910 477 1395 265 4 98 622 42 28 376 506 .284 .338 .400 .737 98 1962 185 42 41 43 43
162 Game Avg. 162 617 560 54 159 30 0 11 71 5 3 43 58 .284 .338 .400 .737 98 224 21 5 5 5 5

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
2004 21 STL NL 51 151 -5 -0 0 2 3 -0 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .499 .500 0.2 0.4 2 2
2005 22 STL NL 114 421 -14 -3 1 11 7 2 0.2 13 15 1.4 .502 .501 0.3 1.8 4 $323,500 *2/3
2006 23 STL NL 129 461 -30 -3 -2 13 7 -15 -1.5 14 -0 -0.2 .489 .491 -1.5 2.0 -13 $400,000 *2/3
2007 24 STL NL 111 396 -8 -1 -2 15 6 9 0.9 12 22 2.1 .508 .506 0.6 2.1 7 $525,000 2/3
2008 25 STL NL 124 485 -3 -4 -3 3 7 0 -0.1 15 15 1.3 .500 .500 1.0 1.0 12 $1,812,500 *2/3D GG
2009 ★ 26 STL NL 140 544 3 -3 -3 10 8 15 1.5 17 32 3.1 .511 .510 2.0 1.9 22 $3,312,500 *2/3 AS,MVP-23,GG
2010 ★ 27 STL NL 136 521 -8 -2 -2 20 8 15 1.5 16 31 3.1 .512 .510 0.9 2.9 11 $4,312,500 *2/3 AS,GG
2011 ★ 28 STL NL 139 518 13 -3 -3 -4 8 12 1.2 16 28 2.8 .509 .508 3.2 0.4 32 $5,312,500 *2/3 AS,MVP-21,GG
2012 ★ 29 STL NL 138 563 28 -2 -1 16 8 49 5.2 18 66 6.9 .538 .532 5.1 2.6 51 $7,000,000 *2/3 AS,MVP-4,GG
2013 ★ 30 STL NL 136 541 20 -2 -1 12 8 36 3.8 18 54 5.6 .530 .525 4.3 2.1 42 $14,000,000 *2/3 AS,MVP-3,GG,SS
2014 ★ 31 STL NL 110 445 -3 -2 -0 8 7 10 0.9 14 24 2.3 .510 .507 1.5 1.5 16 $15,000,000 2/D3 AS,GG
2015 ★ 32 STL NL 93 366 -6 -0 -0 6 6 5 0.5 12 17 1.7 .506 .503 1.0 1.3 11 $15,000,000 *2/D AS
12 Seasons 1421 5412 -14 -27 -16 112 83 138 14.0 170 308 30.6 .511 .509 18.7 20.0 196 $66,998,500

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2004 21 STL NL 151 107 15 3.8 110 .298 .267 .268 .329 .340 .356 .435 .684 .775 78 .370 -4.2 -0.4 .577 .178 .089 .0
2005 22 STL NL 421 312 39 3.3 109 .254 .252 .270 .295 .340 .358 .430 .654 .770 70 .336 -17.9 -1.7 .538 .164 .106 3.2
2006 23 STL NL 461 354 34 2.6 112 .226 .216 .271 .274 .342 .321 .440 .595 .782 53 .222 -29.7 -2.8 .485 .165 .106 1.7
2007 24 STL NL 396 281 41 3.9 110 .295 .275 .272 .340 .341 .368 .434 .708 .775 85 .384 -7.4 -0.7 .607 .190 .093 1.7
2008 25 STL NL 485 340 56 4.4 106 .310 .304 .265 .349 .336 .392 .423 .740 .759 96 .453 -2.0 -0.2 .617 .155 .088 .0
2009 26 STL NL 544 377 63 4.5 105 .309 .293 .263 .366 .336 .383 .418 .749 .755 100 .468 1.7 0.2 .665 .206 .089 7.2
2010 27 STL NL 521 373 51 3.6 100 .281 .262 .258 .329 .328 .342 .407 .671 .735 84 .398 -8.9 -0.9 .579 .178 .080 6.9
2011 28 STL NL 518 365 70 5.2 97 .311 .305 .257 .349 .324 .465 .400 .814 .724 124 .568 15.6 1.6 .713 .227 .160 6.2
2012 29 STL NL 563 367 96 7.0 99 .316 .315 .259 .373 .324 .501 .410 .874 .734 137 .691 27.0 2.7 .869 .293 .186 15.5
2013 30 STL NL 541 363 83 6.2 97 .338 .319 .259 .359 .324 .477 .403 .836 .727 129 .658 20.5 2.1 .764 .220 .158 4.8
2014 31 STL NL 445 312 50 4.3 94 .307 .282 .255 .333 .319 .386 .394 .719 .713 103 .511 2.2 0.2 .623 .173 .104 1.8
2015 32 STL NL 366 261 38 3.9 97 .321 .287 .260 .323 .322 .364 .403 .687 .725 91 .454 -4.1 -0.4 .563 .135 .076 1.3
12 Yrs 5412 3812 636 4.5 102 .298 .284 .262 .338 .331 .400 .415 .737 .745 98 .482 -7.2 -0.4 .642 .195 .115 58.8
162 Game Avg. 617 435 73 4.5 102 .298 .284 .262 .338 .331 .400 .415 .737 .745 98 .482 -7.2 -0.4 .642 .195 .115 7

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
2004 21 STL NL NLCS HOU W 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
2004 21 STL NL WS BOS L 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 22 STL NL NLDS SDP W 3 13 13 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 0 0 0 0 0
2005 22 STL NL NLCS HOU L 6 22 22 1 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .318 .318 .455 .773 10 1 0 0 0 0
2006 23 STL NL NLDS SDP W 4 13 13 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 .308 .308 .385 .692 5 2 0 0 0 0
2006 23 STL NL NLCS NYM W 7 26 23 2 8 1 0 2 6 0 0 3 2 .348 .423 .652 1.075 15 0 0 0 0 0
2006 ❍ 23 STL NL WS DET W 5 20 17 3 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 .412 .500 .529 1.029 9 0 0 0 0 1
2009 26 STL NL NLDS LAD L 3 13 13 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .308 .385 .692 5 1 0 0 0 0
2011 28 STL NL NLDS PHI W 5 20 19 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 .211 .250 .211 .461 4 0 0 0 0 1
2011 28 STL NL NLCS MIL W 6 26 24 5 8 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 .333 .385 .458 .843 11 1 0 0 0 1
2011 ❍ 28 STL NL WS TEX W 7 29 24 1 8 2 0 0 9 0 0 4 3 .333 .414 .417 .830 10 0 0 0 1 1
2012 29 STL NL NLWC ATL W 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
2012 29 STL NL NLDS WSN W 5 23 17 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 .118 .348 .118 .465 2 2 1 0 0 0
2012 29 STL NL NLCS SFG L 7 28 28 2 11 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .393 .393 .429 .821 12 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 STL NL NLDS PIT W 5 20 17 2 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 .294 .400 .529 .929 9 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 STL NL NLCS LAD W 6 25 22 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 .227 .320 .227 .547 5 2 0 0 0 0
2013 30 STL NL WS BOS L 6 24 23 0 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 .304 .333 .348 .681 8 0 0 0 0 1
2014 31 STL NL NLDS LAD W 4 15 15 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .267 .467 4 0 0 0 0 0
2014 31 STL NL NLCS SFG L 2 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 2 1 0 1 0 0
8 Yrs (19 Series) 86 335 307 25 89 17 0 3 31 1 1 25 36 .290 .344 .375 .719 115 11 1 1 1 5
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 NLWC 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
7 NLDS 29 117 107 9 25 4 0 1 7 1 1 9 16 .234 .299 .299 .598 32 5 1 0 0 1
7 NLCS 35 138 129 12 42 8 0 2 11 0 0 8 12 .326 .365 .434 .799 56 5 0 1 0 1
4 WS 21 76 67 4 22 5 0 0 12 0 0 8 8 .328 .395 .403 .798 27 0 0 0 1 3

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 STL NL 26 as C 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 STL NL 27 as C 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 STL NL 28 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 STL NL 29 DNP
2013 STL NL 30 as C 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 STL NL 31 DNP
2015 STL NL 32 DNP 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 Yrs (5 GP) 7 7 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .571 .571 .714 1.286 5 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2004 21 STL NL 151 1.3% 13.3% 8.6% 5.3% 22% 1.54 6.8 67.5 9.0 0.84 1.32 76% 21% 3.3% 3%
2005 22 STL NL 421 1.9% 7.1% 5.5% 5.7% 25% 1.30 12.8 48.1 7.9 1.13 1.31 83% 14% 5.1% 7%
2006 23 STL NL 461 1.3% 8.9% 5.6% 6.9% 36% 1.58 10.2 69.5 8.5 0.75 1.02 81% 19% 3.1% 12%
2007 24 STL NL 396 1.5% 10.9% 8.6% 5.3% 22% 1.26 8.2 58.8 8.8 0.89 1.21 78% 21% 4.2% 13%
2008 25 STL NL 485 1.4% 6.0% 6.6% 5.2% 19% 0.91 15.3 63.4 7.9 0.88 1.16 85% 20% 3.5% 11%
2009 26 STL NL 544 1.1% 7.2% 9.2% 5.5% 21% 0.78 12.3 80.2 8.9 1.06 1.62 80% 21% 3.0% 7%
2010 27 STL NL 521 1.2% 9.8% 8.1% 4.8% 21% 1.21 9.1 77.5 7.5 1.06 1.56 79% 22% 3.1% 6%
2011 28 STL NL 518 2.7% 8.5% 6.4% 9.1% 32% 1.33 10.8 33.9 7.3 0.84 1.26 81% 18% 6.7% 12%
2012 29 STL NL 563 3.9% 9.8% 8.0% 8.9% 31% 1.22 9.2 23.0 6.6 0.69 0.87 77% 24% 8.9% 9%
2013 30 STL NL 541 2.2% 10.2% 5.6% 10.4% 35% 1.83 9.2 42.1 6.3 0.72 1.01 82% 30% 5.0% 10%
2014 31 STL NL 445 1.6% 12.4% 6.3% 6.3% 25% 1.96 7.3 57.7 10.6 1.04 1.50 78% 27% 4.2% 5%
2015 32 STL NL 366 0.6% 12.0% 5.5% 5.7% 21% 2.20 7.8 170.5 9.0 0.92 1.24 82% 26% 1.4% 12%
12 Yrs 5412 1.8% 9.4% 7.0% 6.8% 26% 1.35 9.7 50.1 7.9 0.89 1.23 80% 22% 4.6% 9%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.3% 8.3% 7.7% 33% 2.21 4.9 34.2 8.0 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.6% 12%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2004 21 STL NL -4.2 -0.4 153 0.2 2.1 -2.0 .78 -0.2 0.4 -3.3 -0.3 0.97 -3.4 0.00 1
2005 22 STL NL -17.9 -1.7 426 -0.3 6.0 -6.3 .87 -0.9 0.5 -6.4 -0.6 0.95 -11.4 0
2006 23 STL NL -29.7 -2.8 467 -1.6 6.7 -8.3 .93 -2.6 0.9 -24.0 -2.3 0.95 -30.3 0.77 2
2007 24 STL NL -7.4 -0.7 403 -0.2 7.0 -7.2 1.01 -0.3 0.1 -10.1 -1.0 0.96 -6.8 3.40 4
2008 25 STL NL -2.0 -0.2 492 -0.2 7.5 -7.7 .94 -0.7 0.5 3.7 0.4 0.98 -5.8 1.58 4
2009 26 STL NL 1.7 0.2 567 -0.5 9.0 -9.5 .98 0.6 -1.1 -4.1 -0.4 0.96 2.9 0.82 2
2010 27 STL NL -8.9 -0.9 537 -0.5 8.8 -9.2 1.02 -1.0 0.5 -2.8 -0.3 0.98 -10.8 0
2011 28 STL NL 15.6 1.6 533 2.5 10.9 -8.4 1.01 1.5 1.0 16.5 1.7 0.98 14.7 2.07 2
2012 29 STL NL 27.0 2.7 591 4.2 12.6 -8.4 .98 3.3 1.0 36.6 3.6 0.96 34.5 2.73 4
2013 30 STL NL 21.1 2.1 555 2.9 10.7 -7.8 .92 1.9 1.3 32.3 3.2 0.99 20.4 1.21 4
2014 31 STL NL 1.2 0.1 453 -0.6 7.4 -8.0 1.06 -0.7 0.1 -8.8 -0.9 1.00 -5.6 1.55 1
2015 32 STL NL -4.1 -0.4 376 -1.1 6.7 -7.8 1.16 -0.8 -0.2 -8.1 -0.8 1.00 -7.9 1.75 2
12 Yrs -7.5 -0.5 5553 4.9 95.5 -90.6 .98 0.2 4.8 21.5 2.3 0.97 -9.4 1.85 26

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2004 21 STL NL 1 0 21% 59 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 36% 8 7 1 2 1 1 4 1 3
2005 22 STL NL 8 0 25% 134 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 2 8 22% 16 16 0 3 1 2 18 9 6
2006 23 STL NL 2 0 20% 132 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 2 5 23% 12 10 1 3 2 1 15 8 5
2007 24 STL NL 3 0 19% 159 1 1 50% 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 7 30% 28 21 7 2 1 1 13 7 5
2008 25 STL NL 2 0 19% 170 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 3 8 13% 26 24 2 10 8 2 10 8 2
2009 26 STL NL 3 0 20% 227 9 3 75% 9 2 0 0 0 1 3 1 11 1 4 4 2 11 27% 33 25 7 6 5 1 9 4 5
2010 27 STL NL 6 0 17% 199 8 4 67% 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 2 2 6 28% 32 24 7 6 4 2 16 10 6
2011 28 STL NL 2 0 25% 151 4 5 44% 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 3 2 8 33% 25 17 8 8 6 2 13 7 5
2012 29 STL NL 7 0 23% 214 12 3 80% 8 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 13 1 2 8 2 15 25% 29 21 4 8 4 3 7 3 4
2013 30 STL NL 5 0 31% 209 3 2 60% 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 1 4 11 34% 28 18 10 10 8 2 23 13 9
2014 31 STL NL 0 0 23% 185 1 1 50% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 3 11 27% 30 27 3 3 2 1 11 2 8
2015 32 STL NL 0 0 21% 148 1 1 50% 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 12 23% 18 15 3 4 4 0 8 4 4
12 Yrs 39 0 22% 1987 42 28 60% 33 22 9 3 0 3 4 1 66 7 13 23 23 106 27% 285 225 53 65 46 18 147 76 62

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2004 21 STL NL 151 24% 36 1 0 1 1 0 0 0.00 2 0 5 2 0 1 1 0 2 2 100% 27 4 15% 9 5 56% 98 13 13% 7 4 57% 5 5 100% 0
2005 22 STL NL 421 28% 97 9 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 7 6 2 6 2 0 10 8 80% 82 10 12% 40 21 53% 270 43 16% 28 20 71% 14 9 64% 0
2006 23 STL NL 461 31% 90 4 0 2 0 0 0 0.77 6 0 17 5 1 2 4 0 8 8 100% 80 15 19% 54 21 39% 294 46 16% 32 16 50% 25 14 56% 0
2007 24 STL NL 396 31% 97 7 0 4 0 0 0 3.40 6 0 12 4 2 4 2 0 3 2 67% 80 18 23% 37 17 46% 264 36 14% 21 12 57% 18 10 56% 0
2008 25 STL NL 485 31% 135 12 0 4 2 0 1 1.58 7 0 15 3 4 2 5 0 3 3 100% 93 21 23% 43 16 37% 314 50 16% 19 11 58% 21 16 76% 0
2009 26 STL NL 544 25% 141 9 0 2 0 0 0 0.82 6 0 16 4 2 5 1 0 6 6 100% 100 27 27% 50 25 50% 355 53 15% 30 16 53% 26 19 73% 0
2010 27 STL NL 521 29% 122 8 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 18 4 2 1 5 0 2 2 100% 103 19 18% 51 20 39% 356 57 16% 36 18 50% 30 21 70% 0
2011 28 STL NL 518 23% 145 9 0 2 0 0 0 2.07 14 0 11 10 4 5 9 0 6 5 83% 106 21 20% 41 18 44% 336 52 15% 24 14 58% 19 12 63% 0
2012 29 STL NL 563 22% 159 12 0 4 1 0 1 2.73 22 1 20 16 6 9 13 0 3 3 100% 109 10 9% 45 16 36% 334 57 17% 25 13 52% 18 14 78% 0
2013 30 STL NL 541 21% 161 7 0 4 1 0 1 1.21 12 0 7 9 3 5 7 0 0 0 117 14 12% 50 12 24% 347 71 20% 30 16 53% 24 14 58% 0
2014 31 STL NL 445 24% 114 11 0 1 1 0 0 1.55 7 0 14 3 4 3 4 0 1 1 100% 88 14 16% 40 17 43% 300 33 11% 28 17 61% 16 11 69% 0
2015 32 STL NL 366 26% 98 6 0 2 0 0 0 1.75 2 0 12 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 100% 77 12 16% 44 18 41% 241 36 15% 25 13 52% 17 11 65% 0
12 Yrs 5412 26% 1395 95 0 26 6 0 3 1.85 98 3 154 68 30 44 54 0 45 41 91% 1062 185 17% 504 206 41% 3509 547 16% 305 170 56% 233 156 67% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 56%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2004 21 STL NL 151 526 3.48 333 64.8% 25.5% 15.6% 23.4% 35.4% 74.5% 6.2% 48.2% 79.0% 31.1% 6.0% 9 0 15.2% 23 8 7.9% 12 6 4 16 20.0% 0 0 0
2005 22 STL NL 422 1366 3.24 904 66.8% 22.5% 9.2% 27.9% 40.5% 77.5% 2.6% 51.8% 88.2% 36.3% 3.6% 15 0 12.6% 53 27 5.9% 25 12 7 22 23.3% 0 0 0
2006 23 STL NL 461 1571 3.41 1037 66.3% 23.7% 10.3% 28.7% 37.2% 76.3% 1.5% 50.6% 86.5% 36.0% 3.5% 16 0 13.0% 60 28 7.6% 35 15 7 34 17.1% 0 0 0
2007 24 STL NL 397 1399 3.52 883 64.0% 23.1% 10.8% 30.4% 35.8% 76.9% 3.9% 49.2% 86.0% 37.5% 5.3% 21 0 14.4% 57 23 7.8% 31 10 10 33 23.3% 0 0 0
2008 25 STL NL 485 1630 3.36 1081 66.9% 19.9% 8.1% 32.8% 39.1% 80.1% 2.7% 53.6% 89.8% 37.9% 4.3% 21 4 12.4% 60 30 7.4% 36 17 6 23 20.7% 0 0 0
2009 26 STL NL 546 1964 3.60 1222 62.5% 19.6% 11.3% 32.3% 36.7% 80.4% 1.1% 50.2% 85.9% 35.0% 4.2% 23 1 18.1% 99 57 9.0% 49 22 5 34 12.8% 0 0 0
2010 27 STL NL 523 1899 3.63 1192 63.6% 22.6% 11.1% 31.0% 35.3% 77.4% 3.4% 49.2% 85.7% 37.3% 4.4% 23 3 11.7% 61 21 7.8% 41 15 12 39 23.5% 0 0 0
2011 28 STL NL 518 1797 3.47 1158 64.9% 21.2% 9.5% 31.3% 38.0% 78.8% 2.0% 51.1% 87.9% 41.5% 5.4% 28 5 15.3% 79 40 7.7% 40 20 13 31 29.5% 0 0 0
2012 29 STL NL 563 1925 3.42 1206 63.1% 18.5% 13.2% 30.3% 38.0% 81.5% 1.8% 51.4% 83.8% 44.4% 4.4% 25 4 13.5% 76 36 8.7% 49 29 10 45 18.2% 0 0 0
2013 30 STL NL 541 1884 3.48 1236 66.1% 19.0% 11.3% 33.0% 36.7% 81.0% 2.0% 53.5% 86.0% 44.5% 3.0% 16 1 12.4% 67 35 7.0% 38 20 11 44 20.0% 0 0 0
2014 31 STL NL 445 1688 3.79 1054 62.9% 21.6% 11.8% 32.8% 33.8% 78.4% 1.9% 49.3% 85.0% 38.4% 4.5% 20 4 16.0% 71 37 7.9% 35 22 10 45 18.2% 0 0 0
2015 32 STL NL 366 1243 3.40 830 67.2% 17.8% 13.6% 32.2% 36.4% 82.2% 1.9% 55.2% 83.4% 41.5% 3.6% 13 4 12.8% 47 29 5.7% 21 14 11 33 25.0% 0 0 0
12 Yrs 5418 18892 3.49 12136 64.8% 20.9% 11.0% 31.0% 37.0% 79.1% 2.3% 51.2% 86.0% 39.0% 4.2% 230 26 13.9% 753 371 7.6% 412 202 106 399 20.9% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.79 63.4% 27.5% 15.1% 27.2% 30.3% 72.5% 1.6% 46.0% 79.2% 27.3% 4.9% 14.3% 8.6% 24.9%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2004 21 51 151 135 12 36 6 0 2 15 0 1 13 20 .267 .329 .356 .684 78 48 4 0 2 1 3
2005 22 165 572 520 48 133 21 1 10 64 2 4 36 50 .256 .304 .358 .662 72 186 14 2 10 4 6
2006 23 294 1033 937 77 223 47 1 16 113 3 6 62 91 .238 .291 .342 .632 64 320 29 10 18 6 8
2007 24 405 1429 1290 107 320 62 1 22 153 4 7 96 134 .248 .304 .349 .653 70 450 47 13 20 10 13
2008 25 529 1914 1734 144 455 80 1 29 209 4 9 128 163 .262 .316 .360 .676 76 624 68 14 23 15 17
2009 26 669 2458 2215 189 596 103 2 35 263 13 12 178 202 .269 .327 .365 .692 82 808 95 20 29 16 19
2010 27 805 2979 2680 223 718 122 2 41 325 21 16 220 253 .268 .327 .361 .688 82 967 114 27 31 21 25
2011 28 944 3497 3155 278 863 154 3 55 390 25 21 253 297 .274 .331 .377 .707 88 1188 135 28 36 25 29
2012 29 1082 4060 3660 343 1022 182 3 77 466 37 24 298 352 .279 .336 .394 .730 95 1441 145 33 39 30 33
2013 30 1218 4601 4165 411 1183 226 3 89 546 40 26 328 407 .284 .339 .404 .743 99 1682 159 36 39 33 37
2014 31 1328 5046 4569 451 1297 247 3 96 584 41 27 356 462 .284 .339 .402 .741 99 1838 173 42 40 39 41
2015 32 1421 5412 4910 477 1395 265 4 98 622 42 28 376 506 .284 .338 .400 .737 98 1962 185 42 41 43 43

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2004 21 51 150 134 11 35 6 0 2 14 0 13 20 .261 .324 .351 .675 15 51
2005 22 114 420 384 35 96 15 1 8 48 2 23 30 .250 .294 .357 .650 40 114
2006 23 129 457 414 27 87 25 0 6 46 1 25 41 .210 .267 .314 .581 33 129
2007 24 111 392 350 29 94 15 0 6 38 1 33 43 .269 .333 .363 .696 42 111
2008 25 124 485 444 37 135 18 0 7 56 0 32 29 .304 .349 .392 .740 61 124
2009 26 140 545 482 46 142 23 1 6 55 9 50 39 .295 .367 .384 .751 67 140
2010 27 136 526 469 36 126 20 0 6 65 8 43 51 .269 .336 .350 .686 54 136
2011 28 139 528 483 60 153 34 1 15 71 4 35 44 .317 .361 .484 .846 85 139
2012 29 138 571 511 69 165 29 0 23 81 12 47 55 .323 .382 .515 .897 100 138
2013 30 136 552 514 74 170 46 0 13 87 3 32 55 .331 .371 .496 .867 94 136
2014 31 110 456 413 45 123 23 0 8 43 1 30 55 .298 .349 .412 .761 58 110
2015 32 93 376 349 30 106 19 1 2 43 1 22 44 .304 .341 .381 .722 46 93
12 Yrs 1421 5458 4947 499 1432 273 4 102 647 42 385 506 .289 .343 .408 .751 695 1421
162 Game Avg. 162 622 564 57 163 31 0 12 74 5 44 58 .289 .343 .408 .751 79 1421



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2009 NL (23, 1%)
2011 NL (21, 0%)
2012 NL (4, 54%)
2013 NL (3, 52%)
1.07 Career Shares (234th)

Gold Gloves
2008 NL (C)
2009 NL (C)
2010 NL (C)
2011 NL (C)
2012 NL (C)
2013 NL (C)
2014 NL (C)
All multiple winners

Silver Sluggers
2013 NL (C)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2012 NL  6.9 (5th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2012 NL  6.9 (5th)
2013 NL  5.6 (10th)
Active  30.6 (39th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2012 NL  5.1 (6th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2006 NL  2.0 (9th)
2007 NL  2.1 (7th)
2009 NL  1.9 (6th)
2010 NL  2.9 (3rd)
2012 NL  2.6 (3rd)
2013 NL  2.1 (8th)
2015 NL  1.3 (9th)
Active  20.0 (2nd)
Career  20.0 (50th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2011 NL  .305 (8th)
2012 NL  .315 (4th)
2013 NL  .319 (4th)
Active  .284 (37th)

Games Played s c a p y
Active  1,421 (38th)

At Bats s c a p y
Active  4,910 (43rd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
Active  5,412 (47th)

Hits s c a p y
Active  1,395 (38th)

Doubles s c a p y
2013 NL  44 (2nd)
Active  265 (46th)

Singles s c a p y
Active  1,028 (25th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2012 NL  137 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2012 NL  .691 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
Active  41 (48th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2015 NL  4 (9th)
Active  43 (48th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
Active  43 (45th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2007 NL  18 (10th)
2008 NL  21 (7th)
2009 NL  27 (2nd)
2010 NL  19 (9th)
2011 NL  21 (2nd)
Active  185 (14th)
Career  185 (140th)

AB per SO s c a p y
2008 NL  15.3 (9th)**
2009 NL  12.3 (2nd)
2010 NL  9.1 (6th)
2011 NL  10.8 (2nd)
2012 NL  9.2 (6th)
2013 NL  9.2 (5th)
2015 NL  7.8 (10th)
Active  9.7 (2nd)

Outs Made s c a p y
Active  3,812 (41st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2012 NL  4.2 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2012 NL  3.6 (10th)

                           
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 14 (1268), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 86 (214), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 26 (430), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (28th), 30.6 career WAR/26.0 7yr-peak WAR/28.3 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Other Resources & Links

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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.
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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.

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