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2014 Avg.
.342
 
Career Avg.
.285
Name  Yadier Molina
Born  7/13/1982
Height  5-11
Weight  230
Number  4
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot4/19/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is 6-for-14 (.429) against Washington right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.
Insight: Molina may be the best catcher in the game both in fantasy and real life. He's great behind the plate and is batting over .300 for the fourth consecutive season. He's batting .344 this season with three homers and a .920 OPS. Update - Molina is not in the starting lineup.
 
Hot4/19/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is 6-for-14 (.429) against Washington right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.
Insight: Molina may be the best catcher in the game both in fantasy and real life. He's great behind the plate and is batting over .300 for the fourth consecutive season. He's batting .344 this season with three homers and a .920 OPS. Beware, a 1 pm start after a night game lends itself to a day of rest for many catchers. Check back to make sure he's in the starting lineup.
 
Hot4/15/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina got the night off on Monday and should be well rested to take advantage of a favorable matchup on Tuesday.
Insight: Molina, who is off a hot start batting .340 through the first dozen games, "owns" Milwaukee right-hander Marco Estrada having hit safely 12 times in 21 at-bats (.571).
 
4/14/2014 4:19:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not in Monday's starting lineup. Tony Cruz will get a rare start.
Insight: Molina is off to a hot start, batting .340 with three home runs and nine RBI. He's a top-two fantasy catcher and an true MVP candidate. Cruz batted .240 last season with no power (.533 OPS) and has no fantasy value.
 
4/11/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is a career .529 hitter (9-for-17) against Cubs hard-throwing right-hander Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Molina is off to a solid start, batting .286 with three home runs and seven RBI. He's a top-two fantasy catcher and an true MVP candidate. Start him as always.
 
3/31/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina's solo home run was the difference in St. Louis' 1-0 win over the Reds on Opening Day.
Insight: Molina went 2-for-4 in the game. The 31-year-old catcher has hit .305 or higher in three straight seasons, though he fell from a career-high 22 homers in 2012 to 12 last season. Fantasy owners should expect a homer total closer to last year's in 2014.
 
Hot10/7/2013 11:07:00 AM
Description: Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina is a .421 hitter (8-for-19) with six RBI and a 1.053 OPS against Pittsburgh Game 4 starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: Molina has at least one hit in each of the games in the series and is a career .302 hitter in 235 postseason at-bats.
 
10/3/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: Yadier Molina had another great regular season but Thursday's Game 1 matchup against Pirates ace A.J. Burnett could spell trouble for the All-Star catcher.
Insight: Burnett has held Molina to a .160 AVG in 25 lifetime at bats. Molina could be in for a difficult series as he's hit just .173 in 52 at bats versus Pittsburgh in 2013.
 
9/28/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is a .476 hitter in 21 at-bats against Edwin Jackson of the Cubs.
Insight: Molina is 10-for-21 with a double and three home runs against Jackson. While his home runs have declined from 22 to 12 from last season, Molina has batted over .300 for the third straight season.
 
9/27/2013 10:02:00 AM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is a career .385 hitter (10-for-26) with three homers and a 1.178 OPS versus Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Insight: Molina hasn't put up the home run number fantasy owners were hoping for after hitting 22 last season, but he's still a top fantasy catcher batting .315 with an .826 OPS. He's a must start on Friday.
 
9/15/2013 6:21:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina had four of his team's 19 hits Sunday against Seattle.
Insight: He hit his 12th homer of the season and scored three runs. Molina came into Sunday's game with zero hits in his last 15 at-bats and 10 in his last 63 (.159). That slump knocked him out of the NL batting title race.
 
9/13/2013 5:29:00 PM
Description: St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina is back in the starting lineup Friday against Seattle. SOURCE: Jenifer Langosch, MLB.com
Insight: He left the team earlier this week to be with his mother, who was undergoing surgery. Molina is only batting .188 in the month of September.
 
9/12/2013 4:57:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not in the lineup again Thursday due to a family matter.
Insight: Molina left the Cardinals Wednesday to be with his mother, who needed surgery. He should be back in the lineup Friday.
 
9/11/2013 6:24:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not in Wednesday's lineup due to a family matter, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Insight: Molina will miss facing Marco Estrada, who he is 12-for-21 lifetime against.
 
9/11/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina owns a .571 lifetime average against Milwaukee roght-hander Marco Estrada (12-for-21).
Insight: Molina will post a third consecutive season with a batting average over .300 and with his defensive skills is an MVP candidate. He's a must start for Wednesday.
 
9/8/2013 11:09:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina owns a .444 lifetime average against Pirates starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: Molina is third in a tight NL batting race with a .323 average, nine points behind Braves third baseman Chris Johnson. He's also 8-for-18 with four doubles against Morton, who will throw Sunday against St. Louis.
 
9/3/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (wrist) is in the lineup Tuesday, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden.
Insight: Molina left Monday's game with left wrist soreness but he has checked out fine, manager Mike Matheny said.
 
9/3/2013 11:02:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina exited Monday's game with left wrist soreness and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Cincinnati.
Insight: He has missed 24 games this season but still leads the National League in innings caught while batting .327 with 10 HR, 61 RBI and an .852 OPS.
 
9/2/2013 4:52:00 PM
Description: Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina exited Monday's game with left wrist soreness, according to MLB.com.
Insight: Molina is listed as day-to-day. He has missed 24 games this season but still leads the National League in innings caught.
 
9/2/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina is having an MVP season and his numbers against Reds starter Mat Latos reflect that.
Insight: Molina (.329, 10 HR, 61 RBI) owns a .412 career average against the tattoo-covered righthander. The five-time All-Star got a day off on Thursday so it should be a while before the Cards rest him again.
 

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