Yadier Molina
C | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 225LBS | Age: 40

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 270 262 19 56 5 24 2 .214 .233 .302 .535
19 Seasons 8554 7817 777 2168 176 1022 71 .277 .327 .399 .726
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .214 5 24 2 .535
19 Seasons .277 176 1022 71 .726

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 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 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, 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 38.2 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 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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-Seamer -0.6 -2 314 31.8 85 .207 .366 .271 20.2 14.1 13.3 .232 .373 .274 31.4
2022 Slider -0.3 -1 267 27.1 67 .288 .394 .293 27.2 19.4 14.0 .267 .366 .279 25.9
2022 Sinker -3.4 -5 148 15.0 52 .245 .286 .262 10.2 1.9 3.7 .224 .300 .256 27.1
2022 Curveball -1.4 -1 102 10.3 27 .077 .077 .126 26.7 25.9 16.3 .192 .273 .218 10.5
2022 Cutter -6.7 -5 80 8.1 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 Splitter -9.9 0 4 0.4 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .115 .115 .106 100.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.7 4 535 32.1 141 .295 .417 .341 25.9 21.3 20.0 .267 .429 .323 35.3
2021 Slider 0.0 0 404 24.2 115 .231 .352 .283 29.0 21.7 17.6 .229 .359 .275 29.8
2021 Sinker -2.0 -6 294 17.6 96 .239 .352 .304 10.8 6.3 12.2 .289 .428 .334 36.1
2021 Curveball 1.8 3 171 10.2 35 .355 .452 .393 15.3 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 -2.7 -2 91 5.5 30 .143 .286 .215 42.1 30.0 30.0 .200 .383 .274 31.6
2021 Splitter -7.7 -2 25 1.5 8 .000 .000 .088 35.3 37.5 23.1 .118 .136 .188 25.0
2021 N/A -12.1 0 2 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .000 .000 .000 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -0.8 -2 191 34.3 54 .306 .429 .356 20.0 13.0 12.3 .302 .485 .368 31.0
2020 Slider -1.2 -2 137 24.6 33 .200 .333 .236 33.8 15.2 12.8 .179 .295 .216 25.9
2020 Sinker 0.5 0 99 17.8 37 .306 .333 .320 15.6 10.8 14.8 .261 .333 .272 25.0
2020 Curveball 3.4 2 67 12.0 12 .273 .545 .375 16.7 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 -0.8 0 29 5.2 11 .273 .273 .245 33.3 18.2 16.7 .248 .290 .234 11.1
2020 Splitter -11.2 0 4 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 50.0 .023 .025 .023 0.0
2019 4-Seamer -1.3 -7 540 33.4 147 .273 .417 .335 20.3 15.6 13.9 .277 .450 .341 37.8
2019 Sinker 0.9 3 324 20.0 104 .289 .495 .376 8.2 5.8 9.0 .282 .552 .367 44.0
2019 Slider 0.2 1 277 17.1 77 .288 .397 .310 26.0 11.7 10.6 .281 .404 .304 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 -2.9 -3 89 5.5 26 .208 .208 .227 29.8 23.1 23.1 .221 .246 .242 22.2
2019 Splitter -2.2 -1 25 1.5 3 .000 .000 .000 42.9 66.7 16.7 .000 .000 .000 0.0
2018 4-Seamer 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 0 346 17.6 83 .237 .395 .289 21.3 14.5 10.4 .258 .388 .301 36.4
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 -0.4 -1 159 8.1 46 .186 .209 .229 12.9 10.9 9.8 .323 .450 .358 28.9
2018 Cutter -2.6 -3 121 6.1 34 .156 .219 .194 16.4 14.7 11.4 .229 .299 .261 25.9
2018 Splitter 9.9 3 27 1.4 10 .400 .400 .450 21.1 0.0 0.0 .250 .378 .270 40.0
2017 4-Seamer -0.4 -3 740 37.0 195 .274 .447 .330 18.5 16.9 15.6 .280 .499 .354 38.9
2017 Sinker 0.6 2 425 21.3 122 .302 .466 .352 11.5 9.0 10.9 .327 .555 .382 44.9
2017 Slider 1.6 6 340 17.0 89 .301 .566 .388 30.4 18.0 13.6 .232 .402 .283 27.5
2017 Curveball -2.0 -3 166 8.3 45 .214 .310 .258 21.6 13.3 8.8 .199 .261 .231 19.4
2017 Cutter -1.4 -2 136 6.8 38 .200 .343 .274 18.7 13.2 13.9 .252 .466 .332 29.0
2017 Changeup -1.8 -2 125 6.3 33 .200 .200 .185 13.2 6.1 5.4 .253 .341 .262 26.7
2017 Splitter 2.8 1 24 1.2 8 .250 .375 .269 23.1 12.5 8.3 .229 .362 .248 28.6
2017 Knuckleball 0.2 0 13 0.7 2 .000 .000 .350 20.0 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .350 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 -9 11 7 8 17
2012 614 2,096 -7 14 17 9 33
2013 605 2,145 -2 10 15 7 30
2014 461 1,741 -8 -11 7 5 -8
2015 535 1,822 -23 -8 11 5 -14
2016 580 2,066 -7 -1 12 7 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 2 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 49.7 74.1 85.2 34.2 77.2 43.2 40.9 54.1 16.9 8.1 82.3
2016 2,072 49.4 72.0 86.8 35.1 80.2 42.6 42.5 53.3 15.2 7.4 75.8
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 47.1 75.5 85.1 38.4 72.9 40.8 47.3 55.8 18.9 8.0 78.0
2020 557 47.0 72.5 85.3 39.7 60.7 43.3 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 9.7 78.4
2022 986 51.1 75.2 81.0 41.3 71.4 45.5 45.6 58.6 22.0 7.1 75.7
Player 12,680 49.5 73.1 84.9 36.4 72.6 42.2 42.2 54.6 18.9 7.8 76.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 10 14 12 23 18 17 44 14 92 29 77 21 7
2016 55 86 47 32 64 32 23 28 50 14 94 28 90 14 8
2017 51 74 67 59 36 53 45 47 49 47 87 10 77 15 8
2018 54 71 56 46 46 38 34 38 54 32 90 16 85 10 4
2019 41 72 43 30 34 16 15 18 44 29 93 12 83 6 3
2020 21 55 30 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 3
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 12.2 -4 11 14 3 37.5
2017 24.9 18 21.5 -4 5 14 12 66.7
2018 25.8 20 17.4 3 13 10 10 50.0
2019 26.5 11 10.2 1 8 9 4 36.4
2020 26.7 4 4.4 0 2 2 3 75.0
2021 26.6 11 11.5 -1 12 5 7 63.6
2022 27.7 5 5.9 -1 1 4 3 60.0
Player 25.7 77 83.1 -6 52 58 42 54.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 11 19 8 10 14 8 15 13 10 15 12 4 12 12 14 14 17 7 11 21 4 7 14 11 15 21 8 9 10 19
2017 18 21 28 21 20 24 21 18 22 23 22 22 16 17 22 26 21 24 16 21 27 17 19 22 23 25 23 18 19 21 27
2018 20 20 22 17 15 22 12 20 16 15 19 18 11 15 12 20 16 22 13 16 18 16 15 19 20 21 23 14 16 15 24
2019 11 14 11 11 9 11 9 13 11 9 7 8 6 6 9 13 7 13 7 10 12 10 7 10 12 11 13 9 15 9 14
2020 4 4 6 4 5 4 0 5 5 5 3 4 3 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 4 3 4 3 5
2021 11 10 18 8 11 10 14 12 12 13 10 11 8 9 11 14 14 9 14 12 16 9 9 13 10 13 10 9 13 9 14
2022 5 7 6 6 7 7 6 5 6 6 6 5 5 4 6 7 6 7 5 6 7 6 5 5 6 6 6 5 4 6 8
Player 77 87 110 75 77 92 70 88 85 81 82 80 53 68 77 99 83 96 66 81 105 66 67 87 87 96 100 66 80 73 111
! 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 3.3 84.7 -3.3
Launch Angle 10.4 9.4 -1 14.5 5.1 15.4 0.9 13.9 -1.5 12.3 -1.6 15.3 3 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 6.9 33.8 -1.2 35 1.2 25.4 -9.6 31.6 6.2 26 -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
xBA .238 .281 0.043 .272 -0.009 .266 -0.006 .271 0.005 .254 -0.017 .255 0.001 .23 -0.025
BA .27 .307 0.037 .273 -0.034 .261 -0.012 .27 0.009 .262 -0.008 .252 -0.01 .214 -0.038
xwOBA .27 .329 0.059 .33 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 -0.02 .29 -0.013 .29 0 .235 -0.055
xSLG .329 .417 0.088 .462 0.045 .432 -0.03 .435 0.003 .385 -0.05 .406 0.021 .328 -0.078
SLG .35 .427 0.077 .439 0.012 .436 -0.003 .399 -0.037 .359 -0.04 .37 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 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 55.8 3.1 55.1 -0.7 57.1 2 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 0.2 22 -2
In Zone % 49.7 49.4 -0.3 51.9 2.5 49.4 -2.5 47.1 -2.3 47 -0.1 49.1 2.1 51.1 2
Out of Zone % 50.3 50.6 0.3 48.1 -2.5 50.6 2.5 52.9 2.3 53 0.1 50.9 -2.1 48.9 -2
Out of Zone Swing % 34.2 35.1 0.9 33.2 -1.9 35.3 2.1 38.4 3.1 39.7 1.3 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 0.4 69.7 5.7 66 -3.7 72.9 6.9 70 -2.9
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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 .322 .336
2019 R 443 4 0.9 .308 .000
2020 R 156 7 4.5 .282 .460
2021 R 472 26 5.5 .289 .304
2022 R 270 35 13.0 .242 .188

Pitch Tempo