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Yadier Molina
.282 7 38
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 5-11 / 220 NFBC ADP: 131.83
Position: CBorn: 7/13/1982 Birthplace: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 4th Round by Cardinals (2000)

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Oct. 13 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-A.J. Pierzynski will start at catcher in place of the injured Molina for the St. Louis Cardinals in the third game of the NL Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
Analysis: Molina had started the past 83 postseason games for the Cardinals, since current manager Mike Matheny was behind the plate for Game 3 of the 2004 World Series against Boston. Molina strained his left oblique in St. Louis' win in Game 2 of the series and was replaced by Tony Cruz. Pierzynski is getting the nod despite not being on the division series roster.
July 10 1:19 PM PT2:19 PM MT3:19 PM CT4:19 PM ET16:19 ET20:19 GMT4:19 1:19 PM MST3:19 PM EST3:49 PM VEN0:19 UAE (+1)3:19 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals have activated Molina from the 15-day disabled list in time for a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs.
Analysis: The 32-year-old Molina tore a ligament in his right thumb sliding into third base on July 9 and he underwent surgery on July 11.
July 9 7:02 PM PT8:02 PM MT9:02 PM CT10:02 PM ET22:02 ET2:02 GMT10:02 7:02 PM MST9:02 PM EST9:32 PM VEN6:02 UAE (+1)9:02 PM CT-Molina has been removed from the St. Louis Cardinals' game against Pittsburgh in the third inning Wednesday with a sprained right thumb.
Analysis: The team said the injury will be re-evaluated Thursday.
July 5 12:18 PM PT1:18 PM MT2:18 PM CT3:18 PM ET15:18 ET19:18 GMT3:18 12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST2:48 PM VEN23:18 UAE2:18 PM CT-Molina was 2 for 2 with a walk Friday.
Analysis: Molina is surging with seven hits in his last 13 at-bats.
June 28 5:09 PM PT6:09 PM MT7:09 PM CT8:09 PM ET20:09 ET0:09 GMT8:09 5:09 PM MST7:09 PM EST7:39 PM VEN4:09 UAE (+1)7:09 PM CT-Molina hit his seventh homer of the year in Friday's win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: It's a modest improvement, but Molina might be picking it up a bit, hitting .270 over his last 12 games. He had hit .128 over his previous 13 games.
June 23 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-Molina was 2 for 4 with two runs scored on Sunday.
Analysis: Molina is scuffling with a .230 average in June so things can only get better.
May 17 1:33 PM PT2:33 PM MT3:33 PM CT4:33 PM ET16:33 ET20:33 GMT4:33 1:33 PM MST3:33 PM EST4:03 PM VEN0:33 UAE (+1)3:33 PM CT-Molina went 2 for 3 with an RBI in Friday's win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Molina is 9 for 19 with four two-hit games in his last five. He has his average up to .322.
Apr. 30 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET17:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)4:05 PM CT-Molina was 2 for 4 with his fourth homer of the season Tuesday against the Brewers.
Analysis: Molina leads the Cardinals with a .350 batting average and has 15 RBIs.
Apr. 27 4:45 PM PT5:45 PM MT6:45 PM CT7:45 PM ET19:45 ET23:45 GMT7:45 4:45 PM MST6:45 PM EST7:15 PM VEN3:45 UAE (+1)6:45 PM CT-Molina's 15-game hitting streak ended in Saturday's loss.
Analysis: Molina went 0 for 4 on his jersey giveaway day. He fell to 3 for 19 against Pittsburgh this year.
Apr. 22 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST11:41 AM VEN20:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-Molina stretched his hitting streak to 12 games in a 2-0 loss to the New York Mets on Monday.
Analysis: The St. Louis Cardinals catcher, batting .347 this season, is 20 for 49 (.408) during his streak.
Apr. 21 9:47 AM PT10:47 AM MT11:47 AM CT12:47 PM ET12:47 ET16:47 GMT0:47 9:47 AM MST11:47 AM EST12:17 PM VEN20:47 UAE11:47 AM CT-Molina extended his hit streak to 11 games by singling in the second inning of a 3-2 loss to Washington on Sunday.
Analysis: Molina, batting .338 this season, is 18 for 45 (.400) with four doubles, one home run and seven RBIs during his streak.
Apr. 16 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET11:53 ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST11:23 AM VEN19:53 UAE10:53 AM CT-Molina scored three runs Tuesday.
Analysis: Molina is 12 for 27 with eight runs scored in a seven-game hit streak.
Apr. 13 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-Molina was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI on Saturday against the Cubs.
Analysis: Molina is slugging .605 with nine RBIs through 11 games.
Apr. 9 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET17:26 ET21:26 GMT5:26 2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST4:56 PM VEN1:26 UAE (+1)4:26 PM CT-Molina went 3 for 5 Tuesday.
Analysis: Molina hit his third homer and owns a robust .928 OPS.
Apr. 8 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET18:26 ET22:26 GMT6:26 3:26 PM MST5:26 PM EST5:56 PM VEN2:26 UAE (+1)5:26 PM CT-Molina hit a three-run double in Monday's 5-3 win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: While he's only hitting .222, Molina has two homers and six RBIs in his first seven games.
Apr. 1 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Molina broke a seventh-inning tie with a home run and made a pair of slick defensive plays on Monday, leading the defending National League champion St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the Reds.
Analysis: Molina needs no introduction to fantasy players since he is a star for the defending NL champs.

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