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Yadier Molina
Popularity: ↑ 7%
C | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 225LBS | Age: 38

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
2020 156 145 12 38 4 16 0 .262 .303 .359 .662
17 Seasons 7811 7115 713 2001 160 932 66 .281 .333 .404 .737
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .262 4 16 0 .662
17 Seasons .281 160 932 66 .737

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2015 1812 439 10 2.3 86.3 10.4 32.3 .244 .341 .287 .280 .291 25.3 11.1 6.0
2016 2072 473 17 3.6 87.8 9.4 35.5 .283 .427 .342 .338 .350 28.1 10.8 6.7
2017 1998 437 26 5.9 87.9 14.8 35.5 .274 .472 .316 .338 .372 35.0 13.6 5.2
2018 1969 399 22 5.5 88.2 15.4 37.6 .271 .443 .323 .338 .359 33.8 13.1 5.8
2019 1617 366 14 3.8 87.4 13.9 40.7 .273 .444 .303 .328 .352 35.0 12.8 5.1
2020 557 126 3 2.4 84.7 12.3 38.9 .256 .386 .286 .287 .305 25.4 13.5 3.8
ALL 10025 2240 92 4.1 87.4 12.6 36.3 .268 .423 .313 .322 .342 30.9 12.3 5.7
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3




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%
2020 Fastballs 319 57.4 102 96 29 26 1 0 2 13 83 0.302 0.282 0.375 0.405 0.313 0.305 87.0 10 19.9 13.5
2020 Breaking 203 36.5 44 40 9 6 1 0 2 7 35 0.225 0.215 0.400 0.388 0.273 0.261 80.0 19 30.0 11.9
2020 Offspeed 34 6.1 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0.000 0.154 0.000 0.173 0.077 0.206 75.9 11 35.7 20.0
2019 Fastballs 950 60.1 276 252 68 45 15 0 8 35 219 0.270 0.279 0.425 0.486 0.320 0.351 88.2 13 17.1 13.5
2019 Breaking 459 29.1 122 115 28 21 5 0 2 16 101 0.243 0.243 0.339 0.362 0.260 0.271 86.2 16 23.6 11.0
2019 Offspeed 171 10.8 45 43 15 11 4 0 0 7 37 0.349 0.319 0.442 0.420 0.336 0.334 85.9 13 19.0 9.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 %
2020 Splitter -10.8 0 4 0.7 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 50.0 50.0 50.0 0.029 0.029 0.029 0.0
2020 Changeup -4.9 -1 30 5.4 7 0.000 0.000 0.100 33.3 0.0 0.0 0.196 0.221 0.258 16.7
2020 Cutter -0.7 0 30 5.4 11 0.273 0.273 0.245 33.3 18.2 16.7 0.246 0.285 0.226 11.1
2020 Curveball 3.4 2 67 12.0 12 0.273 0.545 0.375 16.7 16.7 9.5 0.306 0.599 0.387 22.2
2020 Slider -2.0 -3 137 24.6 33 0.200 0.333 0.236 33.8 15.2 12.8 0.183 0.305 0.212 25.9
2020 Sinker -1.3 -1 103 18.5 41 0.300 0.400 0.316 14.9 7.3 11.5 0.271 0.415 0.289 24.3
2020 4-Seamer -1.0 -2 186 33.4 50 0.311 0.378 0.344 20.8 16.0 13.8 0.300 0.426 0.336 32.4
2019 Splitter -2.2 -1 25 1.5 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 42.9 66.7 16.7 0.001 0.000 0.001 0.0
2019 Cutter -4.0 -3 86 5.3 25 0.174 0.174 0.200 29.1 24.0 23.1 0.218 0.250 0.249 23.5
2019 Changeup 3.1 5 146 9.0 42 0.375 0.475 0.371 15.1 11.9 8.3 0.343 0.452 0.358 33.3
2019 Curveball -1.4 -3 183 11.3 44 0.146 0.220 0.199 18.7 15.9 11.3 0.184 0.289 0.222 28.6
2019 Slider 0.5 1 276 17.1 78 0.297 0.405 0.318 26.7 11.5 10.8 0.275 0.402 0.299 25.8
2019 Sinker 1.2 4 302 18.7 101 0.305 0.526 0.384 8.1 5.9 10.0 0.301 0.588 0.390 43.8
2019 4-Seamer -1.4 -8 562 34.8 150 0.261 0.396 0.324 19.9 15.3 13.3 0.274 0.454 0.343 38.1
2018 Splitter 7.1 2 25 1.3 9 0.444 0.444 0.400 23.5 0.0 0.0 0.277 0.434 0.309 44.4
2018 Curveball 0.4 1 208 10.6 32 0.233 0.333 0.275 18.1 15.6 8.6 0.229 0.382 0.293 20.0
2018 Cutter -2.9 -3 120 6.1 34 0.156 0.219 0.194 15.3 14.7 11.4 0.229 0.294 0.257 25.9
2018 Changeup 0.1 0 161 8.2 47 0.182 0.205 0.244 12.6 10.6 9.4 0.311 0.438 0.350 28.2
2018 Slider -0.4 -1 347 17.6 83 0.237 0.395 0.289 21.7 14.5 10.4 0.261 0.398 0.310 36.4
2018 Sinker 0.7 3 385 19.6 122 0.304 0.536 0.383 13.9 9.8 12.0 0.297 0.512 0.370 36.9
2018 4-Seamer 0.9 6 720 36.6 175 0.277 0.510 0.374 18.1 15.4 11.3 0.257 0.457 0.349 35.7
2017 Knuckleball 0.3 0 13 0.7 2 0.000 0.000 0.350 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.003 0.004 0.352 0.0
2017 Splitter 3.0 1 24 1.2 8 0.250 0.375 0.269 23.1 12.5 8.3 0.222 0.357 0.244 28.6
2017 Changeup -1.6 -2 124 6.2 33 0.200 0.200 0.185 13.2 6.1 5.4 0.264 0.361 0.274 26.7
2017 Cutter -2.4 -3 130 6.5 36 0.206 0.353 0.244 16.9 11.1 12.5 0.254 0.475 0.335 29.0
2017 Curveball -1.5 -3 167 8.4 46 0.233 0.349 0.279 21.3 13.0 8.7 0.202 0.283 0.243 21.6
2017 Slider 1.4 5 330 16.5 87 0.284 0.531 0.368 31.4 19.5 14.3 0.229 0.401 0.286 25.8
2017 Sinker 0.5 2 420 21.0 121 0.302 0.466 0.350 11.5 9.1 11.1 0.329 0.567 0.391 44.9
2017 4-Seamer -0.4 -3 746 37.3 196 0.274 0.447 0.332 18.6 16.8 15.5 0.282 0.512 0.361 38.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 569 2038 -5 1 9 4 9
2017 529 1964 -13 -8 12 6 -2
2018 494 1958 -9 2 8 7 7
2019 472 1678 -15 -9 9 5 -9
2020 167 606 -5 -2 1 2 -4
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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 85.6 33.9 77.3 43.0 40.8 53.9 17.0 8.1 82.3
2016 2072 49.5 71.8 87.1 35.0 80.1 42.7 42.2 53.2 15.2 7.6 75.2
2017 1998 52.0 70.6 85.1 33.2 71.7 42.9 36.5 52.6 18.8 8.1 70.6
2018 1969 49.4 70.4 86.7 35.3 75.0 41.0 36.8 52.6 17.3 6.7 74.0
2019 1617 47.2 75.3 85.4 38.2 73.0 40.8 46.9 55.7 19.0 8.0 78.0
2020 557 47.2 72.2 85.3 39.5 61.2 43.3 42.9 54.9 23.9 5.2 89.7
ALL 10025 49.5 72.2 86.0 35.3 74.6 42.2 40.6 53.6 17.8 7.5 76.4
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 49.0 20.3 24.8 5.9 33.0 37.1 29.8 3.6 37.8 26.7 24.4 2.7 2.3
2016 48.8 19.7 27.9 3.6 35.9 36.8 27.3 2.7 36.4 21.8 28.8 5.7 3.6
2017 42.3 23.6 26.3 7.8 38.4 37.5 24.0 3.2 28.1 27.9 27.0 6.2 5.9
2018 40.4 25.8 27.1 6.8 45.4 33.8 20.8 3.8 28.8 27.8 26.8 7.0 5.5
2019 39.6 22.1 30.9 7.4 39.6 35.5 24.9 3.0 29.2 25.1 29.0 7.4 3.8
2020 42.9 17.5 31.0 8.7 40.5 41.3 18.3 4.0 32.5 27.8 25.4 7.9 2.4
ALL 44.2 21.9 27.5 6.3 38.4 36.5 25.1 3.3 32.3 25.9 27.1 5.8 4.1
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 8 25 11 14 13 23 18 15 14 92 29 78 7
2016 55 83 51 33 61 32 23 28 14 94 28 91 8
2017 52 71 68 62 33 53 45 47 47 87 10 77 7
2018 56 74 59 48 47 38 34 38 32 90 16 85 4
2019 42 69 45 30 31 16 15 18 29 93 12 83 3
2020 20 57 32 19 20 6 7 4 4 93 4 61 1
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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 8.4 2.6 7 6 4 36.4
2020 26.7 4 4.2 -0.2 1 3 2 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 11 12 9 9 11 6 6 11 6 10 7 9 5 6 8 10 5 9 8 10 5 9 6 8 10 10 9 9 12 7 11
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
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.3 87.8 1.5 87.9 0.1 88.2 0.3 87.4 -0.8 84.7 -2.7
Launch Angle 10.4 9.4 -1 14.8 5.4 15.4 0.6 13.9 -1.5 12.3 -1.6
Barrel % 2.3 3.6 1.3 5.9 2.3 5.5 -0.4 3.8 -1.7 2.4 -1.4
Hard Hit % 25.3 28.1 2.8 35 6.9 33.8 -1.2 35 1.2 25.4 -9.6
Sweet Spot % 32.3 35.5 3.2 35.5 0 37.6 2.1 40.7 3.1 38.9 -1.8
xBA 0.244 0.283 0.039 0.274 -0.009 0.271 -0.003 0.273 0.002 0.256 -0.017
BA 0.27 0.307 0.037 0.273 -0.034 0.261 -0.012 0.27 0.009 0.262 -0.008
xwOBA 0.28 0.338 0.058 0.338 0 0.338 0 0.328 -0.01 0.287 -0.041
wOBA 0.287 0.342 0.055 0.316 -0.026 0.323 0.007 0.303 -0.02 0.286 -0.017
xSLG 0.341 0.427 0.086 0.472 0.045 0.443 -0.029 0.444 0.001 0.386 -0.058
SLG 0.35 0.427 0.077 0.439 0.012 0.436 -0.003 0.399 -0.037 0.359 -0.04
K% 11.1 10.8 -0.3 13.6 2.8 13.1 -0.5 12.8 -0.3 13.5 0.7
BB% 6 6.7 0.7 5.2 -1.5 5.8 0.6 5.1 -0.7 3.8 -1.3
Swing % 53.9 53.2 -0.7 52.6 -0.6 52.6 0 55.7 3.1 54.9 -0.8
Whiff% 17 15.2 -1.8 18.8 3.6 17.3 -1.5 19 1.7 23.9 4.9
In Zone Swing % 49.9 49.5 -0.4 52 2.5 49.4 -2.6 47.2 -2.2 47.2 0
Out of Zone Swing % 50.1 50.5 0.4 48 -2.5 50.6 2.6 52.8 2.2 52.8 0
First Pitch Swing % 40.8 42.2 1.4 36.5 -5.7 36.8 0.3 46.9 10.1 42.9 -4
First Pitch Strike % 62.3 62.5 0.2 63.2 0.7 64 0.8 69.7 5.7 66 -3.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 571 0 0.0 .342
2017 R 534 0 0.0 .313
2018 R 502 8 1.6 .322 .336
2019 R 443 4 0.9 .308 .000
2020 R 156 7 4.5 .278 .451

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