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4 Yadier Molina C

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
74%64%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
5348.30758563
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015STL13648834132461325931.310.350.270
2016STL14753456164858396332.360.427.307

Player Updates

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Cardinals' Yadier Molina: To be heavily counted on again in 14th season
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Molina, who started a career-high 142 games in 2016 and has been named to Team Puerto Rico's roster for this year's WBC, will once again be heavily counted on in 2017, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. "My job description is to win games," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said last month. "And if I have a player that I feel like is going to help us win games and that I feel is able to answer the bell, he's going to be in the lineup."

The veteran backstop will turn 35 in July but didn't show his advanced age last season, with his 142 starts behind the plate representing a major league-high figure in 2016. Molina's defensive proficiency is not in question despite the fact he saw his streak of eight consecutive Gold Gloves snapped last season, and his bat was a valuable asset in 2016 as well. His .307 average, 164 hits and 38 doubles all served as majors-best figures among catchers, while his .365 post-All-Star break average ranked second in all of baseball. Additionally, his eight homers, albeit a modest tally, represented his best figure in that category since 2013. Neither the Cardinals nor Molina see any decline on the horizon for the seemingly ageless wonder, with the latter attributing his offseason preparation to keeping him consistent over such an extended period. "That's the goal. That's the goal," Molina said of such sustained production. "That's what the offseason workouts do for you when you do it right. That's my plan in the offseason: to work hard and to try to play as many games as I can and stay healthy."

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Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Drives in four in banner effort Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Molina went 3-for-4 with four RBI and a run in a 10-4 victory over the Cubs on Saturday.

The veteran backstop opened the scoring in the first with a two-bagger that plated Brandon Moss and Jhonny Peralta and then added a seventh-inning single to drive in Peralta and Tommy Pham. Molina's stellar September includes his current 10-game hitting streak, along with six multihit outings, four doubles, two homers and 12 RBI. The 34-year-old has thrived in the second half of the season and is now hitting .300 for the first time since May 24.

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Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Out of Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Rockies, FOX Sports Midwest's Jim Hayes reports.

Molina has caught the last nine games and is riding an eight-game hit streak, but he'll take a seat in the day game following Tuesday night's game. Carson Kelly will start behind the dish in his stead.

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Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

Molina has started seven consecutive games behind the plate, posting a .333/.357/.556 line with five RBI in that time. He'll head to the bench while Carson Kelly gets the start and hits eighth.

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Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.

Molina homered in his last two games, but he will get a day off with the Cardinals playing a day game following a night game. Alberto Rosario will get the start behind the plate in Molina's place.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Pittsburgh61191 .382 .426 .311
vs Vogelsong (Career)2561 .360.296.240
vs RHP3911195 .358 .425 .304
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/26CIN1000100
9/27CIN5220000
9/28CIN3010000
9/29CIN5121200
9/30PIT3110100
10/1PIT4020000
10/2PIT5130100
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004STL511351236215132001 .329 .356 .267
2005STL1143853697849233023 .295 .358 .252
2006STL1294172990649264112 .274 .321 .216
2007STL1113533097640344311 .340 .368 .275
2008STL12444437135756322902 .349 .392 .304
2009STL14048145141654503993 .366 .383 .293
2010STL13646534122662425184 .329 .342 .262
2011STL139475551451465334445 .349 .465 .305
2012STL1385056515922764555123 .373 .501 .315
2013STL136505681611280305532 .359 .477 .319
2014STL11040440114738285511 .333 .386 .282
2015STL13648834132461325931 .310 .350 .270
2016STL14753456164858396332 .360 .427 .307
Total 1611559154115931087034275844730 .338 .400 .285
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2004STLC51392742561621 .993
2005STL1B1000000 ---
2005STLC1141117576846674 .991
2006STL1B4065011 .833
2006STLC1271188177347946 .995
2007STL1B10110001.000
2007STLC1071016515826368 .991
2008STL1B2116133011.000
2008STLC11911473365370107 .986
2009STL1B6011101021.000
2009STLC1381369718848256 .995
2010STL1B70770021.000
2010STLC13513097989579510 .995
2011STL1B2043010 .750
2011STLC1371319298576755 .995
2012STL1B3013112001.000
2012STLC136133105396288312 .997
2013STL1B5218171011.000
2013STLC131128104397663411 .996
2014STL1B1111101001.000
2014STLC10710686881056210 .998
2015STLC134131112710645679 .994
2016STL1B2111101001.000
2016STLC146142117511136025 .998
Total  15881525114751055785464101 .994
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2004STL604812034
2005STL151138382310
2006STL260134288215
2007STL150130423518
2008STL180174531421
2009STL231184166227
2010STL190159527619
2011STL321221451421
2012STL280253535410
2013STL440241303414
2014STL210156616414
2015STL232171910316
2016STL381228206122
Total 3086223750414845211
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004STL4701000100 .143 .143 .143
2005STL935210030300 .286 .371 .286
2006STL1653519286501 .424 .547 .358
2009STL31304000100 .308 .385 .308
2011STL186772001271110 .360 .373 .299
2012STL1349513045200 .345 .286 .265
2013STL17624171471000 .348 .355 .274
2014STL62125000300 .238 .286 .238
2015STL3801000200 .125 .125 .125
Total 893152590331253811 .339 .368 .286
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2001 R-Johnson Cty441581841110418122311 .320 .405 .259
2002 A-Peoria11239339110200750213627 .331 .384 .280
2003 AA-Tennessee10436432100131251254501 .327 .332 .275
2004AAA-Memphis37129193960114171400 .387 .372 .302
2014AA-Springfield Cardinal26253002--100 .8331.333 .833
Total 2991050110295531141357511939 .336 .373 .281
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/199
Birthdate:
7/13/1982
Age:
34
Hometown:
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
13
Awards:

2008: NL Gold Glove-C
2009: NL Gold Glove-C
2010: NL Gold Glove-C
2011: NL Gold Glove-C
2012: NL Gold Glove-C
2013: NL Gold Glove-C
2014: NL Gold Glove-C
2015: NL Gold Glove-C