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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2004-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 10 yrs/$96.5M (08-17) & 18 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 9.123, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Melin Roman [*]
Relatives: Brother of Bengie Molina and Brother of Jose Molina
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Standard Fielding

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
2004 STL NL 21 C 51 39 27 344.0 274 256 16 2 1 .993 3 2 10 8 7.12 5.33 .993 7.45 7.40 4 11 9 8 47% 28% 1
2005 STL NL 22 C 114 111 94 959.1 757 684 66 7 4 .991 13 11 16 14 7.04 6.58 .992 7.26 7.16 8 26 14 25 64% 29% 9
2005 STL NL 22 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.90 9.50
2006 STL NL 23 C 127 118 101 1037.1 817 734 79 4 6 .995 15 14 17 17 7.05 6.40 .992 7.37 7.32 7 25 37 29 44% 28% 8
2006 STL NL 23 1B 4 0 0 5.0 6 5 0 1 1 .833 -1 -1 -192 -240 9.00 1.25 .993 9.36 9.35
2007 STL NL 24 C 107 101 89 861.1 651 582 63 6 8 .991 12 15 17 21 6.74 6.03 .991 7.39 7.36 7 24 23 27 54% 25% 2
2007 STL NL 24 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -360 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 9.20
2008 STL NL 25 C 119 114 103 1002.0 733 653 70 10 7 .986 6 3 7 4 6.49 6.08 .993 7.65 7.60 5 34 34 18 35% 27% 7 GG
2008 STL NL 25 1B 2 1 0 11.0 16 13 3 0 1 1.000 1 0 76 0 13.09 8.00 .992 9.33 9.30 GG
2008 STL NL 25 DH 1 1 GG
2009 STL NL 26 C 138 136 118 1176.2 971 884 82 5 6 .995 10 9 10 9 7.39 7.00 .993 7.77 7.70 4 36 32 22 41% 29% 8 AS,MVP-23,GG
2009 STL NL 26 1B 6 0 0 10.0 11 10 1 0 2 1.000 0 1 24 132 9.90 1.83 .993 9.27 9.22 AS,MVP-23,GG
2010 STL NL 27 C 135 130 112 1138.0 979 895 79 5 10 .995 16 20 17 21 7.70 7.21 .992 8.05 7.97 7 27 35 33 49% 29% 3 AS,GG
2010 STL NL 27 1B 7 0 0 7.0 7 7 0 0 2 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .993 9.26 9.13 AS,GG
2011 STL NL 28 C 137 131 112 1150.0 929 857 67 5 5 .995 6 -4 6 -4 7.23 6.74 .992 7.98 7.96 6 35 46 19 29% 28% 3 AS,MVP-21,GG
2011 STL NL 28 1B 2 0 0 2.0 4 3 0 1 0 .750 -0 0 -300 0 13.50 1.50 .995 9.45 9.30 AS,MVP-21,GG
2012 STL NL 29 C 136 133 114 1161.1 1053 962 88 3 12 .997 14 16 14 17 8.14 7.72 .992 8.36 8.26 6 36 38 35 48% 27% 5 AS,MVP-4,GG
2012 STL NL 29 1B 3 0 0 9.0 13 11 2 0 0 1.000 1 0 80 0 13.00 4.33 .992 9.30 9.17 AS,MVP-4,GG
2013 STL NL 30 C 131 128 108 1115.1 1043 976 63 4 11 .996 12 12 13 13 8.38 7.93 .993 8.10 8.10 3 22 26 20 43% 28% 2 AS,MVP-3,GG,SS
2013 STL NL 30 1B 5 2 1 18.0 18 17 1 0 1 1.000 -1 0 -67 0 9.00 3.60 .994 9.40 9.40 AS,MVP-3,GG,SS
2014 STL NL 31 C 81 80 72 703.0 658 611 45 2 8 .997 9 5 16 9 8.40 8.10 .992 8.44 8.43 2 21 18 17 49% 27% 4 AS
2014 STL NL 31 DH 2 2 AS
11 Seasons C 1276 1221 1050 10648.1 8865 8094 718 53 78 .994 116 105 13 11 7.45 6.91 .992 7.83 7.77 59 297 312 253 45% 28% 52
9 Seasons 1B 31 3 1 64.0 76 67 7 2 7 .974 -1 0 -21 0 10.41 2.39 .993 9.34 9.26
11 Seasons TOT 1307 1224 1051 10712.1 8941 8161 725 55 85 .994 115 105 13 11 7.47 6.80 .992 7.84 7.80 59 297 312 253 45% 28% 52
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2004 STL NL 21 C 3 10 3 2 8 -1 1 2
2005 STL NL 22 C 13 16 13 11 14 0 3 9
2005 STL NL 22 1B 0 0
2006 STL NL 23 C 15 17 15 14 17 -1 1 7
2006 STL NL 23 1B -1 -192 -1 0 -1 0 -1 -240 -1
2007 STL NL 24 C 12 17 12 15 21 1 6 8
2007 STL NL 24 1B -0 -360 -0 -0 0 0 0 0
2008 STL NL 25 C 6 7 6 3 4 0 -2 6
2008 STL NL 25 1B 1 76 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 STL NL 26 C 10 10 10 9 9 0 0 0 4
2009 STL NL 26 1B 0 24 0 0 0 0 1 132 1 0
2010 STL NL 27 C 16 17 16 20 21 0 1 6 6
2010 STL NL 27 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 STL NL 28 C 6 6 6 -4 -4 0 -1 -6 0
2011 STL NL 28 1B -0 -300 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 STL NL 29 C 14 14 14 16 17 4 3 8
2012 STL NL 29 1B 1 80 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 STL NL 30 C 12 13 12 12 13 1 6 2
2013 STL NL 30 1B -1 -67 -1 0 -1 0 0 0 0
2014 STL NL 31 C 9 16 0 9 5 9 1 2 4
11 Seasons C 116 13 0 116 105 11 0 5 20 56
9 Seasons 1B -1 -21 -1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons TOT 115 13 -1 0 -1 0 116 105 11 0 0 5 20 56
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2004 STL NL 21 51 39 51 51 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2005 STL NL 22 114 111 114 114 0 114 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 STL NL 23 129 118 129 129 0 127 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007 STL NL 24 111 101 111 108 0 107 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2008 STL NL 25 124 116 124 119 0 119 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
2009 STL NL 26 140 136 140 138 0 138 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2010 STL NL 27 136 130 136 136 0 135 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 STL NL 28 139 132 139 137 0 137 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012 STL NL 29 138 133 138 136 0 136 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2013 STL NL 30 136 131 136 133 0 132 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2014 STL NL 31 83 82 83 81 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
11 Seasons 1301 1229 1301 1282 0 1277 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 28 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
2004 STL NL 21 1445 3.64 3.98 13 85% 0 0 256 7 0 6 242 16 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 33%
2005 STL NL 22 3975 3.39 3.80 36 89% 1 0 684 13 4 14 653 66 16 3 0 19 7 1 2 4 1 4 0 1 1 16 88%
2006 STL NL 23 4477 4.52 4.76 35 86% 1 0 734 12 5 11 706 79 16 1 1 23 4 0 1 3 2 6 0 1 1 14 71%
2007 STL NL 24 3729 4.29 4.78 34 97% 0 0 582 16 3 15 548 63 14 2 0 19 6 1 0 5 0 8 1 2 4 10 100%
2008 STL NL 25 4329 4.20 4.49 39 74% 0 4 653 17 2 12 622 70 8 2 0 27 10 2 1 7 1 7 1 0 2 14 57%
2009 STL NL 26 4931 3.48 3.72 53 91% 0 0 884 25 2 22 835 82 19 3 1 29 5 0 1 4 0 6 0 1 3 21 86%
2010 STL NL 27 4735 3.23 3.63 49 94% 0 1 895 22 7 13 853 79 17 1 1 25 5 0 1 4 0 10 1 0 3 18 89%
2011 STL NL 28 4896 3.80 4.32 47 94% 0 2 857 25 6 10 816 67 19 1 1 20 5 0 0 5 0 5 0 2 4 20 90%
2012 STL NL 29 4882 3.60 3.90 44 93% 0 2 962 14 4 10 934 88 21 2 3 21 3 0 0 3 2 12 1 1 4 27 93%
2013 STL NL 30 4612 3.16 3.38 43 88% 0 2 976 20 3 11 942 63 15 0 4 21 4 0 3 1 1 11 0 2 5 19 84%
2014 STL NL 31 2900 3.26 3.42 21 95% 0 1 611 13 3 5 590 45 5 2 0 11 2 0 0 2 0 8 1 1 3 8 88%
11 Seasons 44911 3.68 4.01 414 90% 2 12 8094 184 39 129 7741 718 153 17 11 218 53 4 9 40 8 78 5 11 30 170 84%
MLB Averages 4.19 4.56 92% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
2004 STL NL 21 4 11 501 9 8 8 47% 8 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 32 12 1.57 1.09
2005 STL NL 22 8 26 1381 14 25 17 64% 11 21 3 3 0 1 9 0 76 35 1.44 1.38
2006 STL NL 23 7 25 1668 37 29 26 44% 29 27 6 1 2 1 8 1 84 37 1.41 1.48
2007 STL NL 24 7 24 1403 23 27 23 54% 19 26 4 1 0 0 2 0 79 33 1.21 1.08
2008 STL NL 25 5 34 1664 34 18 16 35% 31 14 3 2 0 2 7 0 104 29 1.70 1.83
2009 STL NL 26 4 36 1811 32 22 16 41% 28 22 4 0 0 0 8 0 110 34 1.27 1.30
2010 STL NL 27 7 27 1707 35 33 28 49% 29 31 6 2 0 0 3 0 95 40 1.52 1.22
2011 STL NL 28 6 35 1789 46 19 15 29% 45 17 1 2 0 0 3 1 120 28 1.42 1.41
2012 STL NL 29 6 36 1744 38 35 32 48% 34 34 4 1 0 0 5 2 109 42 1.41 1.52
2013 STL NL 30 3 22 1691 26 20 19 43% 25 16 1 2 0 2 2 2 70 23 1.44 1.84
2014 STL NL 31 2 21 1026 18 17 16 49% 14 15 4 1 0 1 4 1 63 23 1.37 1.55
11 Seasons 59 297 16385 312 253 216 45% 273 230 37 15 2 8 52 7 942 336 1.43 1.42
MLB Averages 28% 1.28 1.24

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2005 STL NL 22 5 80% 60% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 STL NL 23 22 59% 73% 32% 2 50% 0 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2007 STL NL 24 8 75% 88% 50% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 STL NL 25 48 54% 90% 42% 6 100% 0 13 0 12 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2009 STL NL 26 40 55% 75% 30% 1 100% 0 10 0 9 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 STL NL 27 29 52% 86% 41% 1 100% 0 7 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 STL NL 28 10 50% 80% 40% 2 50% 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 STL NL 29 38 53% 82% 47% 4 100% 0 11 1 10 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 STL NL 30 83 55% 72% 35% 2 100% 0 17 1 15 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 283 55% 79% 37% 18 89% 0 67 5 59 2 4 7 7 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 94% 83%



* - 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 (231st)

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

Silver Sluggers
2013 NL (C)

Putoutss c a p y
Active  8,161 (14th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
Active  115 (3rd)
Career  115 (35th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2006 NL  127 (2nd)
2009 NL  138 (1st)
2010 NL  135 (2nd)
2011 NL  137 (1st)
2012 NL  136 (2nd)
2013 NL  131 (1st)
2014 NL  81 (3rd)
Active  1,276 (2nd)
Career  1,276 (59th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2009 NL  884 (4th)
2010 NL  895 (2nd)
2012 NL  962 (3rd)
2013 NL  976 (1st)
2014 NL  611 (3rd)
Active  8,094 (2nd)
Career  8,094 (27th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2005 NL  66 (2nd)
2006 NL  79 (1st)
2007 NL  63 (3rd)
2008 NL  70 (3rd)
2009 NL  82 (2nd)
2010 NL  79 (1st)
2012 NL  88 (1st)
2013 NL  63 (5th)
2014 NL  45 (4th)
Active  718 (2nd)
Career  718 (95th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2005 NL  7 (5th)
2008 NL  10 (2nd)
Active  53 (7th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2010 NL  10 (2nd)
2012 NL  12 (1st)
2013 NL  11 (2nd)
2014 NL  8 (2nd)
Active  78 (2nd)
Career  78 (97th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2005 NL  8 (1st)
2006 NL  7 (5th)
2010 NL  7 (3rd)
Active  59 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2005 NL  25 (5th)
2006 NL  29 (4th)
2007 NL  27 (3rd)
2010 NL  33 (2nd)
2012 NL  35 (3rd)
Active  253 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2005 NL  64.1 (1st)
2006 NL  43.9 (3rd)
2007 NL  54.0 (1st)
2008 NL  34.6 (2nd)
2009 NL  40.7 (3rd)
2010 NL  48.5 (1st)
2012 NL  47.9 (2nd)
2013 NL  43.5 (3rd)
2014 NL  48.6 (1st)
Active  44.8 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2005 NL  13 (1st)
2006 NL  15 (1st)
2007 NL  12 (1st)
2008 NL  6 (2nd)
2009 NL  10 (1st)
2010 NL  16 (1st)
2011 NL  6 (3rd)
2012 NL  14 (2nd)
2013 NL  12 (1st)
2014 NL  9 (1st)
Active  116 (1st)
Career  116 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
Active  7.45 (20th)
Career  7.45 (38th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
Active  6.91 (17th)
Career  6.91 (32nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2006 NL  .995 (4th)
2009 NL  .995 (4th)
2010 NL  .995 (4th)
2012 NL  .997 (2nd)
2013 NL  .996 (3rd)
2014 NL  .997 (2nd)
Active  .994 (8th)
Career  .994 (16th)

             

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