Yadier Molina

Catcher

2004—2020

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
Catcher RANK
#17

Player Detail

Yadier Benjamin
GIVEN NAME
Molina
SURNAME
July 13, 1982, in Bayamon, , P.R.
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
2004—2020
Playing Career
Played from 21-36
PLAYING AGE
St. Louis Cardinals
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
St. Louis Cardinals
PRIMARY TEAM
2006, 2011
World Series titles
Yadi
NICKNAME
4
UNIFORM NUMBER
#6 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 205
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
June 3, 2004
Major League Debut
STILL PLAYING
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Yadier Molina?

The Ozzie Smith of catchers; universally accepted as a once-in-a-generation defensive catcher.

50

HITTING

50

POWER

40

RUNNING

80

FIELDING

80

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
When Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico in 2017, Molina organized relief efforts for victims of the catastrophe, later receiving the Roberto Clemente Award for his charity.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2025
1850
146
859
.284
9 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

2012 Cardinals

29 Years Old

.315
AVG
22
HR
76
RBI
65
RUNS
.373
OBP
159
HITS
28
2B
0
3B
.501
SLG
45
BB
12
SB
7.2
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.284
.336
.403

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.739
.711
104.3

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
34.5
43.9

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Yadier Molina Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Molina
546
154
55
30
1
12
72
40
61
5
221
199
.284
.336
.403
739
AVG C
536
135
57
27
1
15
77
50
111
2
210
191
.251
.320
.391
.711

Yadier Molina Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
17
26
21
25
13
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Catcher BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
20
22
19
16
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Yadier Molina PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
40.3
28.7
22.4
16.5
3.22
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Yadier Molina
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
264.7
151.7
112.9
76.7
21.1
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Yadier Molina
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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