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Yadier Molina
C | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 225LBS | Age: 39

Draft: 2000 | Rd: 4, #113, St. Louis Cardinals | Maestro Ladi (Vega Alta, PR)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 473 440 45 111 11 66 3 .252 .297 .370 .667
18 Seasons 8284 7555 758 2112 171 998 69 .280 .330 .402 .733
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .252 11 66 3 .667
18 Seasons .280 171 998 69 .733

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 33 1812 439 10 2.3 86.4 105.1 10.4 32.3 .232 .321 .287 .264 .271 25.8 11.1 6
2016 34 2072 473 17 3.6 87.7 106.6 9.5 35.5 .277 .413 .342 .326 .335 28.1 10.8 6.7
2017 35 1998 437 26 5.9 87.9 106.2 14.5 35.2 .269 .455 .316 .326 .357 35 13.6 5.2
2018 36 1969 399 22 5.5 88.2 107.2 15.4 37.6 .266 .431 .323 .328 .347 33.8 13.1 5.8
2019 37 1617 366 14 3.8 87.4 106.2 13.9 40.4 .264 .425 .303 .315 .335 35.1 12.8 5.1
2020 38 557 126 3 2.4 84.7 104.2 12.3 38.9 .254 .385 .290 .298 .319 25.4 13.5 3.8
2021 39 1669 364 19 5.2 88 108.2 15.3 34.1 .252 .398 .290 .303 .338 31.6 16.7 5.1
11694 2604 111 4.3 87.4 108.2 13 35.9 .260 .406 .310 .310 .330 31.1 13 5.6
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 916 54.9 268 249 65 48 9 0 8 45 205 .261 .267 .394 .430 .304 .324 89.4 17 23.1 19.8
2021 Breaking 581 34.8 149 138 35 26 7 0 2 28 111 .254 .245 .348 .360 .285 .290 87.9 15 26.4 14.4
2021 Offspeed 172 10.3 55 53 11 7 3 0 1 6 48 .208 .195 .321 .343 .229 .234 82.5 10 22.2 10.0
2020 Fastballs 319 57.4 102 96 29 26 1 0 2 13 83 .302 .280 .375 .406 .318 .319 87.0 10 19.8 13.5
2020 Breaking 203 36.5 44 40 9 6 1 0 2 7 35 .225 .213 .400 .384 .277 .271 80.0 19 30.0 11.9
2020 Offspeed 34 6.1 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .142 .000 .163 .078 .198 75.9 11 35.7 20.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 49 20.3 24.8 5.9 32.8 37.1 29.8 3.6 37.8 26.9 24.1 2.5 2.3
2016 48.8 19.7 27.9 3.6 35.9 36.8 27.3 2.7 36.2 21.8 28.8 5.7 3.6
2017 42.3 23.6 26.3 7.8 38.2 37.8 23.6 3.4 28.4 27.7 26.8 6.2 5.9
2018 40.4 25.8 27.1 6.8 45.4 33.8 20.8 4 28.8 27.8 26.8 7 5.5
2019 39.6 22.1 30.9 7.4 39.6 35.5 24.9 3 29.2 25.1 28.7 7.4 3.8
2020 42.9 17.5 31 8.7 40.5 41.3 18.3 4 32.5 27.8 25.4 7.9 2.4
2021 42.6 29.1 21.7 6.6 43.4 34.3 22.3 2.7 26.9 28 29.1 7.7 5.2
44 22.9 26.7 6.4 39 36.3 24.6 3.3 31.6 26.2 27.2 6.1 4.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 N/A -12.1 0 2 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .003 .003 .003 0
2021 Splitter -7.4 -2 25 1.5 8 0 0 .088 35.3 37.5 23.1 .121 .14 .192 25
2021 Cutter -1.1 -1 85 5.1 31 .172 .414 .273 42.6 29 33.3 .225 .504 .329 35
2021 Curveball 2 3 171 10.2 34 .367 .467 .404 15.3 5.9 4.2 .352 .534 .419 28.6
2021 Changeup 2.9 4 145 8.7 46 .244 .378 .282 20 6.5 6.4 .211 .383 .245 20.9
2021 Sinker -0.8 -2 298 17.9 96 .25 .398 .316 10 6.3 11.5 .29 .438 .341 37.3
2021 Slider -0.8 -3 410 24.6 115 .222 .315 .256 29.1 22.6 17.8 .215 .312 .253 28.9
2021 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 533 31.9 141 .288 .386 .321 26.7 21.3 20.3 .262 .408 .314 34.3
2020 Splitter -10.7 0 4 0.7 2 0 0 0 50 50 50 .023 .025 .023 0
2020 Changeup -5.2 -2 30 5.4 7 0 0 .1 33.3 0 0 .181 .209 .248 16.7
2020 Cutter -0.7 0 30 5.4 11 .273 .273 .245 33.3 18.2 16.7 .248 .29 .234 11.1
2020 Curveball 3.4 2 67 12 12 .273 .545 .375 16.7 16.7 9.5 .308 .612 .412 22.2
2020 Slider -1.1 -2 137 24.6 33 .2 .333 .236 33.8 15.2 12.8 .179 .295 .216 25.9
2020 Sinker 0 0 100 18 40 .308 .41 .324 13.8 7.5 12.5 .273 .414 .307 25
2020 4-Seamer -1 -2 189 33.9 51 .304 .37 .337 21.1 15.7 13.3 .294 .426 .346 31.6
2019 Splitter -2.2 -1 25 1.5 3 0 0 0 42.9 66.7 16.7 0 0 0 0
2019 Cutter -2.7 -2 89 5.5 26 .208 .208 .227 29.8 23.1 23.1 .221 .246 .242 22.2
2019 Changeup 2.9 4 146 9 42 .375 .475 .371 14.9 11.9 8.3 .348 .455 .359 33.3
2019 Curveball -1.6 -3 179 11.1 44 .146 .22 .199 18.7 15.9 11.7 .182 .292 .222 28.6
2019 Slider 0.3 1 277 17.1 77 .288 .397 .31 26 11.7 10.6 .273 .395 .297 26.6
2019 Sinker 1 3 303 18.7 101 .305 .526 .384 8.1 5.9 10 .291 .562 .372 43.8
2019 4-Seamer -1.3 -7 561 34.7 150 .261 .396 .324 19.9 15.3 13.3 .271 .445 .338 38.1
2018 Splitter 4.6 1 27 1.4 10 .4 .4 .36 21.1 0 0 .25 .378 .27 40
2018 Curveball 0.3 1 208 10.6 32 .233 .333 .275 18.1 15.6 8.6 .219 .365 .277 20
2018 Cutter -2.6 -3 121 6.1 34 .156 .219 .194 16.4 14.7 11.4 .229 .299 .261 25.9
2018 Changeup -1.1 -2 159 8.1 46 .186 .209 .21 12.9 10.9 9.8 .323 .45 .358 28.9
2018 Slider 0.1 0 346 17.6 83 .237 .395 .289 21.3 14.5 10.4 .258 .388 .301 36.4
2018 Sinker 0.8 3 386 19.6 122 .304 .536 .383 13.9 9.8 12 .293 .504 .36 36.9
2018 4-Seamer 1.1 8 719 36.5 175 .277 .51 .376 18 15.4 11.3 .248 .435 .339 35.7
2017 Knuckleball 0.2 0 13 0.7 2 0 0 .35 20 0 0 0 0 .35 0
2017 Splitter 3.1 1 24 1.2 8 .25 .375 .269 23.1 12.5 8.3 .229 .362 .248 28.6
2017 Changeup -1.7 -2 125 6.3 33 .2 .2 .185 13.2 6.1 5.4 .253 .341 .262 26.7
2017 Cutter -2.1 -3 136 6.8 38 .2 .343 .25 18.7 13.2 13.9 .252 .466 .332 29
2017 Curveball -1.8 -3 165 8.3 45 .214 .31 .258 21.6 13.3 8.8 .199 .261 .231 19.4
2017 Slider 1.7 6 341 17.1 89 .301 .566 .388 30.4 18 13.6 .232 .402 .283 27.5
2017 Sinker 0.5 2 420 21 121 .302 .466 .35 11.5 9.1 11.1 .327 .555 .379 44.9
2017 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 745 37.3 196 .274 .447 .332 18.5 16.8 15.5 .279 .496 .354 38.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 469 1571 -8 -8 12 6 1
2009 550 1984 -18 -10 11 8 -8
2010 513 1868 -14 -8 12 11 2
2011 586 2055 -8 11 7 8 17
2012 614 2096 -6 15 16 9 33
2013 605 2145 -2 11 15 7 31
2014 461 1741 -8 -10 7 5 -6
2015 520 1757 -22 -6 11 5 -11
2016 574 2047 -7 -1 12 6 11
2017 533 1971 -12 -8 12 7 -1
2018 503 1968 -10 0 10 9 9
2019 475 1673 -14 -9 8 7 -8
2020 170 610 -5 -2 2 4 -2
2021 476 1680 -8 -10 8 7 -3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1812 49.9 73.9 85.9 33.9 77.8 43.4 40.9 54.1 16.9 8.3 82.8
2016 2072 49.3 72.1 86.8 35.3 80.1 42.6 42.5 53.3 15.2 7.3 76.7
2017 1998 52 70.9 84.7 33.2 71.7 42.9 36.8 52.7 18.7 8.1 70.4
2018 1969 49.4 70.6 86.4 35.3 75 41 37.2 52.7 17.2 6.7 74
2019 1617 47 75.8 85.5 38 73 41 47.3 55.8 18.9 8.1 77.8
2020 557 47 72.5 85.3 39.7 60.7 43.3 43.6 55.1 23.8 5.2 89.7
2021 1669 49.1 76 82.7 38.9 63.3 40.1 47.4 57.1 24 9.8 78
11694 49.4 73 85.4 35.9 72.8 42 41.9 54.2 18.7 7.8 77
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 8 22 11 14 11 23 18 16 14 92 29 77 7
2016 56 87 50 33 66 32 23 26 14 94 28 90 8
2017 48 72 65 59 33 53 45 47 48 87 10 77 8
2018 55 74 58 48 48 38 34 38 33 90 16 85 4
2019 35 66 39 28 25 16 15 18 29 93 12 83 3
2020 21 56 31 21 21 6 7 4 4 93 4 61 1
2021 23 54 38 35 16 26 23 26 12 77 6 56 3
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 26.5 11 9.8 1 7 9 4 36.4
2020 26.7 4 4.2 0 1 3 2 50
2021 26.6 11 11.4 0 14 6 6 54.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 11 13 11 11 13 7 8 14 7 12 8 9 5 6 9 13 6 11 9 13 5 11 6 11 11 11 10 9 14 9 12
2020 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 2 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 3 3 3 5 4 5 4 4 5 2 5
2021 11 10 17 9 13 8 13 14 11 13 14 10 8 11 12 14 10 10 13 14 8 9 9 11 8 14 11 10 16 8 13
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.4 87.7 1.3 87.9 0.2 88.2 0.3 87.4 -0.8 84.7 -2.7 88 3.3
Launch Angle 10.4 9.5 -0.9 14.5 5 15.4 0.9 13.9 -1.5 12.3 -1.6 15.3 3
Barrel % 2.3 3.6 1.3 5.9 2.3 5.5 -0.4 3.8 -1.7 2.4 -1.4 5.2 2.8
Hard Hit % 25.8 28.1 2.3 35 6.9 33.8 -1.2 35.1 1.3 25.4 -9.7 31.6 6.2
Sweet Spot % 32.3 35.5 3.2 35.2 -0.3 37.6 2.4 40.4 2.8 38.9 -1.5 34.1 -4.8
xBA 0.232 0.277 0.045 0.269 -0.008 0.266 -0.003 0.264 -0.002 0.254 -0.01 0.252 -0.002
BA 0.27 0.307 0.037 0.273 -0.034 0.261 -0.012 0.27 0.009 0.262 -0.008 0.252 -0.01
xwOBA 0.264 0.326 0.062 0.326 0 0.328 0.002 0.315 -0.013 0.298 -0.017 0.303 0.005
wOBA 0.287 0.342 0.055 0.316 -0.026 0.323 0.007 0.303 -0.02 0.29 -0.013 0.29 0
xSLG 0.321 0.413 0.092 0.455 0.042 0.431 -0.024 0.425 -0.006