Yadier Molina
C | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 11" 225LBS | Age: 41
Draft: 2000 | Rd: 4, #113, St. Louis Cardinals | Maestro Ladi (Vega Alta, PR)
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 156 145 12 38 4 0 .262 .303 .359 .662
2021 473 440 45 111 11 3 .252 .297 .370 .667
2022 270 262 19 56 5 2 .214 .233 .302 .535
19 Seasons 8,554 7,817 777 2,168 176 71 .277 .327 .399 .726
AVG HR SB OPS
2020 .262 4 0 .662
2021 .252 11 3 .667
2022 .214 5 2 .535
19 Seasons .277 176 71 .726
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 32 1812 439 10 2.3 1.9 86.4 105.1 10.4 32.6 .238 .329 .287 .270 .279 25.3 11.1 6.0
2016 33 2072 473 17 3.6 2.9 87.8 106.6 9.4 35.5 .281 .417 .342 .329 .339 28.1 10.8 6.7
2017 34 1998 437 26 5.9 4.8 87.9 106.2 14.5 35.2 .272 .462 .316 .330 .363 35.0 13.6 5.2
2018 35 1969 399 22 5.5 4.4 88.2 107.2 15.4 37.6 .266 .432 .323 .329 .348 33.8 13.1 5.8
2019 36 1617 366 14 3.8 3.1 87.4 106.2 13.9 40.7 .271 .435 .303 .322 .345 35.0 12.8 5.1
2020 37 557 126 3 2.4 1.9 84.7 104.2 12.3 38.9 .254 .385 .290 .298 .319 25.4 13.5 3.8
2021 38 1669 364 19 5.2 4.0 88.0 108.2 15.3 34.1 .255 .406 .290 .306 .343 31.6 16.7 5.1
2022 39 986 223 7 3.1 2.6 84.7 107.8 16.9 34.1 .230 .328 .235 .254 .286 26.0 14.8 1.9
Player 12680 2827 118 4.2 3.4 87.2 108.2 13.3 35.8 .261 .405 .304 .309 .331 30.6 13.1 5.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 49.0 20.3 24.8 5.9 32.8 36.9 30.1 3.4 38.0 26.9 24.6 2.5 2.3 1.9
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 2.9
2017 42.3 23.6 26.3 7.8 38.0 37.8 23.6 3.4 28.4 27.7 26.8 6.2 5.9 4.8
2018 40.4 25.8 27.1 6.8 45.4 33.8 20.8 4.0 28.8 27.8 26.8 7.0 5.5 4.4
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 3.1
2020 42.9 23.0 25.4 8.7 40.5 41.3 18.3 4.0 32.5 27.8 25.4 7.9 2.4 1.9
2021 42.6 29.1 21.7 6.6 43.4 34.3 22.3 2.7 26.9 28.0 29.1 7.7 5.2 4.0
2022 39.0 29.6 20.2 11.2 36.3 38.6 25.1 2.7 30.0 31.8 27.4 4.9 3.1 2.6
Player 43.6 23.7 25.9 6.8 38.8 36.4 24.7 3.2 31.5 26.6 27.3 6.0 4.2 3.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -1 318 32.3 87 .214 .369 .275 20.0 13.8 13.0 .241 .381 .282 30.6
2022 Slider -0.6 -2 249 25.3 61 .283 .383 .287 23.9 16.4 11.9 .263 .367 .277 25.5
2022 Sinker -4.1 -6 144 14.6 50 .234 .277 .254 10.5 2.0 4.0 .206 .281 .241 28.3
2022 Curveball -1.4 -1 99 10.0 26 .080 .080 .131 27.3 26.9 16.7 .199 .283 .226 11.1
2022 Cutter -6.6 -5 82 8.3 18 .000 .000 .000 26.4 11.1 10.0 .156 .223 .162 18.8
2022 Changeup 2.7 2 71 7.2 20 .300 .350 .333 26.0 25.0 18.5 .238 .267 .223 20.0
2022 Sweeper 4.1 1 19 1.9 7 .286 .429 .307 57.1 42.9 30.0 .272 .318 .262 25.0
2022 Split-Finger -9.9 0 4 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .115 .115 .106 100.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 5 540 32.4 142 .303 .447 .358 26.2 21.1 19.7 .272 .449 .335 36.3
2021 Slider -0.2 -1 358 21.4 101 .242 .347 .287 30.3 21.8 17.9 .240 .370 .283 28.4
2021 Sinker -2.6 -7 289 17.3 95 .227 .307 .279 10.2 6.3 12.8 .281 .398 .315 34.9
2021 Curveball 1.8 3 172 10.3 35 .355 .452 .393 15.0 8.6 6.1 .349 .525 .412 28.6
2021 Changeup 2.8 4 147 8.8 46 .244 .378 .282 20.9 6.5 6.3 .215 .397 .254 20.9
2021 Cutter -3.1 -3 104 6.2 36 .118 .235 .179 40.0 33.3 30.8 .169 .319 .232 27.3
2021 Sweeper 4.7 1 28 1.7 6 .200 .800 .450 9.1 0.0 0.0 .288 .595 .425 80.0
2021 Split-Finger -7.7 -2 25 1.5 8 .000 .000 .088 35.3 37.5 23.1 .118 .136 .188 25.0
2021 Slurve 10.8 0 4 0.2 2 .500 .500 .450 33.3 0.0 0.0 .210 .243 .197 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.9 -2 191 34.3 55 .300 .420 .349 20.7 14.5 13.8 .296 .475 .362 31.0
2020 Slider -2.4 -3 129 23.2 32 .172 .310 .215 34.2 12.5 11.4 .156 .272 .197 25.9
2020 Sinker 0.6 1 98 17.6 36 .314 .343 .329 14.3 8.3 11.5 .268 .343 .279 25.0
2020 Curveball 3.5 2 65 11.7 12 .273 .545 .375 17.4 16.7 9.5 .308 .612 .412 22.2
2020 Changeup -5.6 -2 30 5.4 7 .000 .000 .100 33.3 0.0 0.0 .181 .209 .248 16.7
2020 Cutter 0.5 0 30 5.4 10 .300 .300 .270 29.4 20.0 15.4 .268 .314 .252 12.5
2020 Sweeper 13.8 1 8 1.4 2 .500 .500 .450 40.0 50.0 33.3 .436 .503 .414 0.0
2020 Split-Finger -11.2 0 4 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 50.0 .023 .025 .023 0.0
2020 Slurve -1.2 0 2 0.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -6 537 33.2 146 .275 .420 .337 20.6 16.4 14.4 .275 .441 .338 37.6
2019 Sinker 0.7 2 327 20.2 105 .286 .490 .373 7.7 4.8 7.6 .285 .564 .372 44.1
2019 Slider -0.3 -1 266 16.5 78 .270 .365 .290 25.5 12.8 12.7 .278 .397 .300 26.2
2019 Curveball -1.6 -3 179 11.1 44 .146 .220 .199 18.7 15.9 11.7 .182 .292 .222 28.6
2019 Changeup 2.8 4 146 9.0 42 .375 .475 .371 14.9 11.9 8.3 .348 .455 .359 33.3
2019 Cutter -2.5 -2 89 5.5 24 .227 .227 .246 29.8 20.8 18.5 .217 .240 .241 17.6
2019 Split-Finger -2.3 -1 25 1.5 3 .000 .000 .000 42.9 66.7 16.7 .000 .000 .000 0.0
2019 Sweeper 8.7 1 11 0.7 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 40.0 0.0 0.0 .493 .710 .476 100.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1.1 8 717 36.4 174 .279 .513 .378 18.0 15.5 11.3 .250 .441 .341 35.9
2018 Sinker 0.6 2 388 19.7 123 .301 .531 .380 13.9 9.8 12.0 .291 .500 .358 36.5
2018 Slider 0.1 0 339 17.2 80 .243 .405 .291 21.1 13.8 9.9 .265 .399 .304 36.9
2018 Curveball 0.3 1 208 10.6 32 .233 .333 .275 18.1 15.6 8.6 .219 .365 .277 20.0
2018 Changeup -0.1 0 157 8.0 44 .195 .220 .240 12.1 9.1 8.2 .329 .440 .359 27.0
2018 Cutter -2.6 -3 121 6.1 34 .156 .219 .194 16.4 14.7 11.4 .229 .299 .261 25.9
2018 Split-Finger 7.6 2 29 1.5 12 .333 .333 .375 23.8 8.3 5.6 .242 .421 .283 45.5
2018 Sweeper 0.4 0 7 0.4 3 .000 .000 .233 33.3 33.3 25.0 .000 .000 .233 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -4 743 37.2 196 .272 .444 .329 18.4 16.8 15.6 .281 .499 .354 39.3
2017 Sinker 0.6 3 422 21.1 121 .304 .470 .355 11.6 9.1 10.9 .326 .556 .381 44.3
2017 Slider 1.3 4 328 16.4 87 .284 .543 .372 30.5 18.4 13.9 .232 .405 .285 28.4
2017 Curveball -1.4 -2 171 8.6 46 .233 .349 .279 21.6 13.0 8.8 .203 .267 .233 18.9
2017 Cutter -1.0 -1 142 7.1 39 .222 .361 .290 19.2 12.8 13.2 .247 .455 .325 28.1
2017 Changeup -1.8 -2 125 6.3 33 .200 .200 .185 13.2 6.1 5.4 .253 .341 .262 26.7
2017 Split-Finger 4.7 1 26 1.3 9 .333 .444 .339 26.7 11.1 7.7 .312 .443 .321 25.0
2017 Knuckleball 0.2 0 13 0.7 2 .000 .000 .350 20.0 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .350 0.0
2017 Sweeper 0.0 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 469 1,571 -9 -9 12 6 0
2009 551 1,985 -16 -10 11 8 -7
2010 513 1,868 -14 -9 12 11 0
2011 586 2,055 -10 12 8 7 16
2012 614 2,096 -7 14 17 9 33
2013 605 2,145 -3 12 14 7 30
2014 461 1,741 -8 -11 6 5 -8
2015 535 1,822 -23 -8 11 5 -14
2016 580 2,066 -7 -1 12 6 10
2017 533 1,971 -13 -9 13 7 -1
2018 503 1,968 -9 1 9 9 10
2019 479 1,688 -15 -8 8 7 -8
2020 170 610 -6 -1 1 4 -1
2021 476 1,680 -7 -8 8 7 -1
2022 278 1,013 -12 -7 3 2 -14
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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 1,812 49.9 74.2 85.2 34.0 77.0 43.2 40.9 54.1 16.9 8.1 82.3
2016 2,072 49.5 72.0 86.9 35.0 80.1 42.7 42.5 53.3 15.2 7.5 75.5
2017 1,998 51.9 70.9 84.8 33.2 71.4 42.8 37.1 52.7 18.7 8.1 70.4
2018 1,969 49.4 70.6 86.4 35.3 75.0 41.0 37.2 52.7 17.2 6.7 74.0
2019 1,617 47.2 75.6 84.9 38.3 73.1 40.9 47.3 55.8 18.9 8.0 78.0
2020 557 47.0 72.5 85.3 39.7 60.7 43.4 43.6 55.1 23.8 5.2 89.7
2021 1,669 49.1 76.0 82.7 38.9 63.3 40.1 47.5 57.1 24.0 9.6 78.3
2022 986 51.1 75.2 81.0 41.3 71.4 45.3 45.6 58.6 22.0 7.1 75.7
Player 12,680 49.6 73.1 84.9 36.3 72.6 42.2 42.2 54.6 18.9 7.8 76.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 7 22 11 14 12 23 18 17 44 14 92 29 77 22 7
2016 55 86 48 32 65 32 23 28 50 14 94 28 90 14 9
2017 51 74 67 59 36 53 45 47 49 47 87 10 77 15 7
2018 54 72 56 46 46 38 34 38 54 32 90 16 85 10 4
2019 42 72 43 30 34 16 15 18 44 29 93 12 83 7 3
2020 21 56 31 21 20 6 7 4 20 4 93 4 61 4 1
2021 24 54 38 35 16 26 23 26 54 12 77 6 56 2 4
2022 37 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 %
2016 23.4 8 12.5 -5 11 15 3 37.5
2017 24.9 18 22.3 -4 5 14 13 72.2
2018 25.8 20 17.2 3 10 12 9 45.0
2019 26.5 11 10.6 0 9 9 4 36.4
2020 26.7 4 4.3 0 3 2 3 75.0
2021 26.6 11 11.6 -1 14 5 7 63.6
2022 27.7 5 5.7 -1 1 3 4 80.0
Player 25.7 77 84.2 -7 53 60 43 55.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 17 7 17 13 8 14 11 12 4 10 16 11 8 11 15 5 8 15 16 11 11 20 22 12 8 15 21 17 13 7
2017 18 19 23 24 25 23 25 24 17 17 22 29 22 23 20 25 19 19 23 23 24 18 27 24 23 18 22 28 24 22 16
2018 20 24 14 19 18 12 19 17 14 10 12 19 21 16 14 21 15 15 21 22 20 17 24 22 15 15 15 19 21 14 12
2019 11 16 11 7 12 12 13 11 6 6 9 11 14 10 10 10 10 7 10 11 12 15 14 14 10 8 7 12 14 9 6
2020 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 4 5 3 4 6 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 6 4 3 3 5 4 4 5 4
2021 11 14 15 10 12 13 14 11 9 8 10 18 10 9 11 11 9 9 13 12 10 17 14 10 9 9 14 16 9 11 12
2022 5 6 5 5 6 6 7 5 4 5 5 6 7 5 7 7 6 5 5 6 6 4 8 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 4
Player 77 100 79 85 91 79 97 83 67 53 72 105 89 75 78 93 68 67 91 95 88 86 113 102 77 66 84 106 95 80 61
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.4 87.8 1.4 87.9 0.1 88.2 0.3 87.4 -0.8 84.7 -2.7 88.0 3.3 84.7 -3.3
Launch Angle 10.4 9.4 -1.0 14.5 5.1 15.4 0.9 13.9 -1.5 12.3 -1.6 15.3 3.0 16.9 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 5.2 2.8 3.1 -2.1
Hard Hit % 25.3 28.1 2.8 35.0 6.9 33.8 -1.2 35.0 1.2 25.4 -9.6 31.6 6.2 26.0 -5.6
Sweet Spot % 32.6 35.5 2.9 35.2 -0.3 37.6 2.4 40.7 3.1 38.9 -1.8 34.1 -4.8 34.1 0.0
xBA .238 .281 0.043 .272 -0.009 .266 -0.006 .271 0.005 .254 -0.017 .255 0.001 .230 -0.025
BA .270 .307 0.037 .273 -0.034 .261 -0.012 .270 0.009 .262 -0.008 .252 -0.010 .214 -0.038
xwOBA .270 .329 0.059 .330 0.001 .329 -0.001 .322 -0.007 .298 -0.024 .306 0.008 .254 -0.052
wOBA .287 .342 0.055 .316 -0.026 .323 0.007 .303 -0.020 .290 -0.013 .290 0.000 .235 -0.055
xSLG .329 .417 0.088 .462 0.045 .432 -0.030 .435 0.003 .385 -0.050 .406 0.021 .328 -0.078
SLG .350 .427 0.077 .439 0.012 .436 -0.003 .399 -0.037 .359 -0.040 .370 0.011 .302 -0.068
K% 11.1 10.8 -0.3 13.6 2.8 13.1 -0.5 12.8 -0.3 13.5 0.7 16.7 3.2 14.8 -1.9
BB% 6.0 6.7 0.7 5.2 -1.5 5.8 0.6 5.1 -0.7 3.8 -1.3 5.1 1.3 1.9 -3.2
Swing % 54.1 53.3 -0.8 52.7 -0.6 52.7 0.0 55.8 3.1 55.1 -0.7 57.1 2.0 58.6 1.5
Whiff% 16.9 15.2 -1.7 18.7 3.5 17.2 -1.5 18.9 1.7 23.8 4.9 24.0 0.2 22.0 -2.0
In Zone % 49.9 49.5 -0.4 51.9 2.4 49.4 -2.5 47.2 -2.2 47.0 -0.2 49.1 2.1 51.1 2.0
Out of Zone % 50.1 50.5 0.4 48.1 -2.4 50.6 2.5 52.8 2.2 53.0 0.2 50.9 -2.1 48.9 -2.0
Out of Zone Swing % 34.0 35.0 1.0 33.2 -1.8 35.3 2.1 38.3 3.0 39.7 1.4 38.9 -0.8 41.3 2.4
First Pitch Swing % 40.9 42.5 1.6 37.1 -5.4 37.2 0.1 47.3 10.1 43.6 -3.7 47.5 3.9 45.6 -1.9
First Pitch Strike % 62.3 62.5 0.2 63.6 1.1 64.0 0.4 69.7 5.7 66.0 -3.7 72.9 6.9 70.0 -2.9
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts R 568 7 1.2 .346 .125
2017 Shifts R 534 0 0.0 .313
2018 Shifts R 502 12 2.4