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Yadier Molina
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
2021 79 73 13 24 5 18 0 .329 .367 .630 .997
18 Seasons 7890 7188 726 2025 165 950 66 .282 .333 .407 .739
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .329 5 18 0 .997
18 Seasons .282 165 950 66 .739

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 1812 439 10 2.3 86.4 105.1 10.4 32.3 .232 .321 .287 .264 .271 25.9 11.1 6
2016 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 1998 437 26 5.9 87.9 106.2 14.5 35.2 .269 .455 .316 .326 .357 35 13.6 5.2
2018 1969 399 22 5.5 88.2 107.2 15.4 37.6 .266 .431 .324 .330 .347 33.8 13.1 5.8
2019 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 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 278 57 7 12.3 90.6 107.6 17 36.8 .293 .564 .421 .380 .466 42.1 21.5 6.3
10303 2297 99 4.3 87.4 107.6 12.7 36.2 .262 .411 .317 .313 .332 31.3 12.6 5.7
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.2 21.9 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 160 57.6 45 42 13 6 3 0 4 9 34 .310 .300 .667 .566 .416 .376 90.1 21 31.2 26.5
2021 Breaking 92 33.1 27 25 9 6 3 0 0 7 18 .360 .298 .480 .558 .388 .387 94.2 7 32.7 25.9
2021 Offspeed 26 9.4 7 6 2 0 1 0 1 1 5 .333 .220 1.000 .573 .574 .378 80.3 24 9.1 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 33 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 24 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 38.6 33.3 19.3 8.8 38.6 40.4 21.1 1.8 24.6 22.8 29.8 8.8 12.3
44.1 22.2 27.3 6.4 38.4 36.7 25 3.4 32.1 25.8 27 5.9 4.3
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 -11.3 0 2 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .003 .003 .003 0
2021 Curveball 10.7 2 22 7.9 5 1 1.5 1 0 0 0 .789 1.847 1.013 75
2021 Changeup 21.8 5 22 7.9 6 .4 1.2 .658 11.1 16.7 10 .264 .687 .442 25
2021 Cutter 5.5 1 14 5 6 .167 .667 .333 36.4 33.3 33.3 .129 .472 .239 25
2021 Sinker 2.5 1 50 18 17 .438 1 .562 18.5 5.9 16.7 .454 .834 .527 62.5
2021 Slider -1.1 -1 70 25.2 22 .238 .286 .252 37.8 31.8 28 .204 .312 .245 50
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 0 96 34.5 22 .25 .4 .318 36.4 27.3 27.3 .228 .379 .297 14.3
2021 Splitter 1.9 0 2 0.7 0
2020 Splitter -10.7 0 4 0.7 2 0 0 0 50 50 50 .023 .025 .023 0
2020 Changeup -5.3 -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 3 4 144 8.9 42 .375 .475 .371 15.1 11.9 8.5 .348 .455 .359 33.3
2019 Curveball -1.4 -3 182 11.3 44 .146 .22 .199 18.5 15.9 11.3 .182 .292 .222 28.6
2019 Slider 0.2 1 270 16.7 76 .278 .389 .303 25.9 11.8 11 .277 .4 .301 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 -1.2 -7 552 34.1 147 .267 .405 .331 19.1 13.6 11.9 .277 .455 .345 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 -2.5 -3 120 6.1 34 .156 .219 .194 15.3 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 0 347 17.6 83 .237 .395 .289 21.7 14.5 10.4 .258 .388 .301 36.4
2018 Sinker 0.7 3 385 19.6 122 .304 .536 .383 13.9 9.8 12 .293 .504 .36 36.9
2018 4-Seamer 1.1 8 720 36.6 175 .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 -3 133 6.7 37 .206 .353 .257 16.7 10.8 11.8 .26 .48 .341 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 1.6 6 344 17.2 90 .298 .56 .384 31 18.9 14.2 .229 .397 .28 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 516 1749 -21 -7 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 79 278 7 0 1 1 8
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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 74 85.8 33.7 78.2 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 278 46.8 76.2 76.8 38.5 57.9 45.7 45.6 56.1 30.1 9.7 70.4
10303 49.4 72.6 85.6 35.4 74.2 42.4 41.1 53.8 18.1 7.6 76.5
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 7 21 11 14 11 23 18 16 14 92 29 77 7
2016 56 87 50 33 65 32 23 26 14 94 28 90 8
2017 47 72 65 59 33 53 45 47 48 87 10 77 8
2018 56 74 58 48 48 38 34 38 33 90 16 85 4
2019 36 66 41 29 25 16 15 18 29 93 12 83 3
2020 22 56 33 21 20 6 7 4 4 93 4 61 1
2021 85 88 93 90 57 53 79 70 61 59 26 27 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 9.8 1 7 9 4 36.4
2020 26.7 4 4.2 0 1 3 2 50
2021 25.7 5 4.6 0 2 2 3 60

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 5 5 6 4 5 4 6 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 6 4 5 5 6 4 4 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 4 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 +/-   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 90.6 5.9
Launch Angle 10.4 9.5 -0.9 14.5 5 15.4 0.9 13.9 -1.5 12.3 -1.6 17 4.7
Barrel % 2.3 3.6 1.3 5.9 2.3 5.5 -0.4 3.8 -1.7 2.4 -1.4 12.3 9.9
Hard Hit % 25.9 28.1 2.2 35 6.9 33.8 -1.2 35.1 1.3 25.4 -9.7 42.1 16.7
Sweet Spot % 32.3 35.5 3.2 35.2 -0.3 37.6 2.4 40.4 2.8 38.9 -1.5 36.8 -2.1
xBA .232 .277 0.045 .269 -0.008 .266 -0.003 .264 -0.002 .254 -0.01 .293 0.039
BA .27 .307 0.037 .273 -0.034 .261 -0.012 .27 0.009 .262 -0.008 .329 0.067
xwOBA .264 .326 0.062 .326 0 .33 0.004 .315 -0.015 .298 -0.017 .38 0.082
wOBA .287 .342 0.055 .316 -0.026 .324 0.008 .303 -0.021 .29 -0.013 .421 0.131
xSLG .321 .413 0.092 .455 0.042 .431 -0.024 .425 -0.006 .385 -0.04 .564 0.179
SLG .35 .427 0.077 .439 0.012 .436 -0.003 .399 -0.037 .359 -0.04 .63 0.271
K% 11.1 10.8 -0.3 13.6 2.8 13.1 -0.5 12.8 -0.3 13.5 0.7 21.5 8
BB% 6 6.7 0.7 5.2 -1.5 5.8 0.6 5.1 -0.7 3.8 -1.3 6.3 2.5
Swing % 54.1 53.3 -0.8 52.7 -0.6 52.7 0 55.8 3.1 55.1 -0.7 56.1 1
Whiff% 16.9 15.2 -1.7 18.7 3.5 17.2 -1.5 18.9 1.7 23.8 4.9 30.1 6.3
In Zone % 49.9 49.3 -0.6 52 2.7 49.4 -2.6 47 -2.4 47 0 46.8 -0.2
Out of Zone % 50.1 50.7 0.6 48 -2.7 50.6 2.6 53 2.4 53 0 53.2 0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 33.7 35.3 1.6 33.2 -2.1 35.3 2.1 38 2.7 39.7 1.7 38.5 -1.2
First Pitch Swing % 40.9 42.5 1.6 36.8 -5.7 37.2 0.4 47.3 10.1 43.6 -3.7 45.6 2
First Pitch Strike % 62.3 62.5 0.2 63.2 0.7 64 0.8 69.7 5.7 66 -3.7 77.2 11.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 569 0 0.0 .343
2017 R 534 0 0.0 .313
2018 R 502 8 1.6 .323 .336
2019 R 439 4 0.9 .308 .000
2020 R 156 7 4.5 .282 .460
2021 R 79 5 6.3 .428 .315

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