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4 Yadier Molina C

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
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90%68%
Key Stats
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735.32918130

Player Updates

May 10, 2021 01:32 PM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Slugs pair of doubles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and another two-bagger in a win over the Rockies on Sunday.

The ageless backstop continued to tear up the ball, giving the Cardinals a bit more breathing room with his fourth-inning double. Molina is 3-for-8 with four RBI in his first two games back from the injured list, not missing a beat after an impressive start to the season that saw him slash .323/.366/.631 over his first 19 games.

May 8, 2021 07:28 PM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Delivers three RBI in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina went 1-for-4 with three RBI and two strikeouts during Saturday's 9-8 win against Colorado.

The 38-year-old was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday and brought home three runs in his first game since April 26. Molina has a .319/.360/.609 slash line with five homers, five doubles, 17 RBI and 13 runs in 20 games this season.

May 8, 2021 12:04 PM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Reinstated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina (foot) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.

Molina resumed baseball activities Thursday, and he'll now be able to return to game action after spending just over 10 days on the injured list due to a strained tendon in his right foot. Andrew Knizner should revert to a backup role, while Ali Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move.

May 6, 2021 03:12 PM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Cleared to resume activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina (foot) was cleared to resume some baseball activities Thursday, Jim Hayes of Bally Sports Midwest reports.

While it's not yet clear which activities Molina will be able to participate in, it's encouraging to see him take a step in his recovery. The 38-year-old has been on the 10-day injured list with a strained tendon in his right foot since April 27, and it's unlikely that he'll be able to return when first eligible Friday. Andrew Knizner should continue to serve as the top catching option while Molina is unavailable.

May 4, 2021 01:48 AM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Evaluation forthcoming
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina (foot) will be reevaluated at some point this week to determine when he can return to baseball activities, the Associated Press reports.

The veteran catcher landed on the injured list Tuesday with a strained tendon in his right foot. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak offered the update regarding Molina on Monday, and the timeline he provided seems to imply the veteran backstop won't be ready to come off the IL when first eligible Friday, barring unforeseen developments.

April 27, 2021 04:36 PM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained tendon in his right foot Tuesday.

Molina missed a pair of games over the weekend due to the issue but returned to the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies. He went hitless in that contest and will now be shut down for at least 10 days. Ali Sanchez was called up in a corresponding move and is expected to back up Andrew Knizner behind the plate.

April 27, 2021 01:00 PM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Hitless in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina (foot) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return from a two-game absence during Monday's loss to the Phillies.

Molina's previously sore foot was able to hold up for all nine innings behind the dish, so the veteran backstop should be in the clear moving forward. Despite the hitless night, Molina's season slash sits at an impressive .323/.366/.631 across 71 plate appearances.

April 26, 2021 02:52 PM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina (foot) will bat fifth and catch Adam Wainwright on Monday against the Phillies, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.

Molina exited Friday's game against the Reds with a sore right foot and missed the next two contests. Tests revealed no serious issues, however, so he's back in action following a brief absence. He was hitting .339/.382/.661 with five homers prior to suffering the injury and will try to recapture that form Monday.

April 25, 2021 05:40 PM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Could return Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina (foot) underwent imaging that was encouraging Sunday, and he could return to the lineup as early as Monday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Molina has missed the last two games since exiting Friday's contest early. However, manager Mike Shildt said after Sunday's game that he's hopeful that Molina could return to the field for Monday's series opener against Philadelphia. Molina had gone 8-for-20 with six extra-base hits and six RBI in the six games prior to his absence.

April 25, 2021 12:16 PM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Undergoing tests
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina (foot) is undergoing tests on his foot Sunday, the results of which will determine whether he will require a stint on the injured list, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Molina is optimistic he will avoid placement on the 10-day injured list, though the tests will provide official news on the issue. He has missed the team's last two games since exiting Friday's contest early. Andrew Knizner has taken over primary duties behind the plate in Molina's absence.

April 25, 2021 11:40 AM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Second straight absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina (foot) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Reds, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.

Molina is set to miss his second consecutive game after exiting Friday's game with a foot injury. His next chance to return will come Monday against Philadelphia. Andrew Knizner remains the starter behind the plate and will bat eighth.

April 24, 2021 11:52 AM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina (foot) isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Molina left Friday's win over the Reds in the fifth inning due to right foot soreness. Molina is currently considered day-to-day, but Andrew Knizner will start behind the plate and bat seventh Saturday.

April 24, 2021 01:08 AM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Exits game with foot soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina exited Friday's win over the Reds in the fifth inning with right foot soreness, the Associated Press reports.

The veteran catcher was 2-for-3 with an RBI double and solo home run before exiting the contest, pushing his season slash to a stellar .339/.382/.661. Molina was replaced by Andrew Knizner and is considered day-to-day for the time being, putting his status for Saturday's game versus Cincinnati into doubt.

April 21, 2021 11:24 AM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Molina reached base three times and scored a run in Tuesday's loss to Washington, but he'll get a day off for Wednesday's series finale. Andrew Knizner will start behind the dish, batting eighth.

April 21, 2021 09:04 AM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Reaches base three times in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Nationals.

Molina continued his torrid hitting stretch to begin the season Tuesday night, as the 38-year-old catcher has notched at least one base hit in all but two games so far. He's now slashing .328/.375/.603 with four home runs, 12 RBI and 12 runs scored through the first 16 contests, putting him on pace for his best offensive season in the last several years.

April 18, 2021 02:08 AM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Launches two homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four total RBI in Saturday's win over the Phillies.

Molina has been on fire to start the year and blasted two long balls in this one, pushing up his season total to four while also recording his third multi-hit game of the campaign. The veteran catcher has hit safely in all but two games in 2021 and has been the Cardinals' top hitter thus far with a .340 average and a 1.044 OPS through his first 52 appearances.

April 13, 2021 04:44 PM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Sits for first time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina will sit Tuesday against the Nationals, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

The 38-year-old has handled a heavy workload so far this season, starting each of the Cardinals' first 10 games behind the plate -- the most starts for any catcher thus far. Andrew Knizner will make his first start of the year in Molina's absence.

April 13, 2021 02:08 AM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Launches second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina went 1-for-4 with a home run in Monday's loss against the Nationals.

The sample size is small, but the veteran backstop has been a dominant presence in the middle of the Cardinals lineup. Aside from launching his second long ball of the campaign, Molina extended his hitting streak to nine games and is hitting .353 with a .998 OPS over his first 39 plate appearances.

April 12, 2021 02:24 AM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Career-best numbers early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina entered Sunday's game against the Brewers on a seven-game hitting streak and slashing .370/.419/.519 across his first 31 plate appearances of the season.

The sample size is small, but Molina looks like he's turned back the clock early in the new campaign. The aforementioned slash line is partly comprised of a double, a home run and seven RBI and was most recently boosted by a 3-for-4 effort versus Milwaukee on Saturday that saw the veteran backstop reach safely in four of five plate appearances. Molina went into the season projected to split more time than usual behind the dish in his age-38 season, but thus far, he's yet to cede a start to Andrew Knizner.

April 7, 2021 08:48 PM
Cardinals' Yadier Molina: Slugs first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Molina went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, one walk and two runs scored Wednesday against the Marlins.

Molina continued his strong start to the season by slugging his first home run off Pablo Lopez in the seventh inning. He now has at least one RBI in five of six games this season and has collected at least one hit in five straight contests. The 38-year-old has also struck out only three times in 22 plate appearances.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
05/09vs COLW 2-04020100
05/08vs COLW 9-84010300
04/26vs PHIL 1-23000000
04/23vs CINW 5-43121200
04/21@ WASL 0-11000000
04/20@ WASL 2-33120010
04/19@ WASW 12-55100000
Fantasy Points By Week
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021STL2173132451851700.329.367.6300.997
2020STL42145123841662100.262.303.3590.662
2019STL113419451131057235860.270.312.3990.711
2018STL123459551202074296643.261.314.4360.750
2017STL136501601371882287494.274.312.4390.751
2016STL14753456164858396332.307.360.4270.787
2015STL13648834132461325931.271.310.3500.660
2014STL11040440114738285511.282.333.3860.720
2013SEASON136505681611280305532.319.359.4770.836
2012SEASON1385056515922764555123.315.373.5010.874
2011SEASON139475551451465334445.305.349.4650.814
2010SEASON13646534122662425184.262.330.3420.671
2009SEASON14048145141654503993.293.366.3830.749
2008SEASON12444437135756322902.304.348.3920.740
2007SEASON1113533097640344311.275.340.3680.708
2006SEASON1294172990649264112.216.274.3210.595
2005SEASON1143853697849233023.252.295.358---
2004SEASON511351236215132001.267.329.356---
Total2046718872620251659505188206637.282.333.4060.739
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021STL21704610000
2020STL42205211307
2019STL113240167505014
2018STL123200200609015
2017STL136271220914414
2016STL147381228206122
2015STL136232171910316
2014STL110210156616414
2013SEASON136440241303414
2012SEASON138280253535410
2011SEASON139321221451421
2010SEASON136190159527619
2009SEASON140231184166227
2008SEASON124180174531421
2007SEASON111150130423518
2006SEASON129260134288215
2005SEASON114151138382310
2004SEASON51604812034
Total20463887292272436949261
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2001R-Johnson Cty441581841110418122311.260.320.405
2002A-Peoria11239339110200750213627.280.331.384
2003AA-Tennessee10436432100131251254501.275.328.332
2004AAA-Memphis37129193960114171400.302.387.372
2014AA-Springfield Cardinal26253002--100.833.8331.333
2018AAX-Springfield Cardinal25000001--100.000.143.000
2019AAA-Memphis Redbirds48220015--400.250.250.625
2019AAX-Springfield Cardinal412010001--810.083.143.083
2020-team:044025000001--100.000.143.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/210
Birthdate:
07/13/1982
Age:
38
Hometown:
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
16
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
2018: NL Gold Glove-C