Yadier Benjamín Molina, nicknamed "Yadi", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball, with whom he has played his entire 17-year MLB career. Widely considered one of the greatest defensive catchers of all time, Molina has won nine Rawlings Gold Gloves and six Fielding Bible Awards. A two-time World Series champion, he has played for the Cardinals in eleven playoff appearances and four National League pennant winners. Molina has also played for the Puerto Rican national team in four World Baseball Classic tournaments, winning two silver medals. Molina ranks second all-time among catchers with 130 Defensive Runs Saved, and is first among active catchers with 845 assists, 40.21% of runners caught stealing, and 55 pickoffs. As a hitter, Molina has accrued more than 2,000 hits, 150 home runs, and 900 runs batted in, while batting over.300 in five seasons.
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About Yadier Molina
All-Star MLB catcher who helped lead the St. Louis Cardinals to World Series Championships in 2006 and 2011.
Yadier Molina Before Fame
He grew up in a baseball family playing baseball in his native Puerto Rico.
Achievement of Yadier Molina
He took over catching duties from Mike Matheny in 2004.
Yadier Molina Family Life
He married Wanda Torres in 2007 and he has a son named Yanuell and a daughter named Adrianna. His brothers Bengie and Jose were also MLB catchers.
Associations of Yadier Molina
He won two World Series titles with friend and teammate Albert Pujols.
Information related to Yadier Molina
- St. Louis Cardinals award winners and league leaders - The St. Louis Cardinals, a professional baseball franchise based in St. Louis, Missouri, compete in the National League of Major League Baseball. Before joining the NL in 1892, they were also a charter member of the American Association from 1882 to 1891.
- Gigantes de Carolina players
- Johnson City Cardinals players
- Tennessee Smokies players
- Peoria Chiefs players
- Major League Baseball players from Puerto Rico
- Springfield Cardinals players
- Silver Slugger Award winners
- Gold Glove Award winners
- Memphis Redbirds players