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Yadier Molina
.284 4 39
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 5-11 / 205 NFBC ADP: 258.12
Position: CBorn: 7/13/1982 Birthplace: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 4th Round by Cardinals (2000)

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Aug. 17 2:37 PM PT3:37 PM MT4:37 PM CT5:37 PM ET17:37 ET21:37 GMT5:37 2:37 PM MST4:37 PM EST5:07 PM VEN1:37 UAE (+1)4:37 PM CT-Molina went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI on Wednesday.
Analysis: He's batting .421 with seven RBIs in his last 10 games.
Aug. 15 7:38 AM PT8:38 AM MT9:38 AM CT10:38 AM ET10:38 ET14:38 GMT22:38 7:38 AM MST9:38 AM EST10:08 AM VEN18:38 UAE9:38 AM CT-Molina had a pair of singles in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Cubs.
Analysis: Molina went 7 for 15 in the four-game series at Wrigley Field, and is batting .432 in his last 12 road contests. The Cardinals begin a series at Houston on Tuesday, and Molina is hitting .440 at AL parks this season.
Aug. 12 10:40 PM PT11:40 PM MT12:40 AM CT1:40 AM ET1:40 ET5:40 GMT13:40 10:40 PM MST12:40 AM EST1:10 AM VEN9:40 UAE12:40 AM CT-Molina had three hits Thursday.
Analysis: He is 11 for 23 in his last six games.
Aug. 8 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Molina went 3 for 4 with an RBI on Sunday.
Analysis: He's hit .366 in his last 20 games to raise his season average to .278, the highest it's been since June 15.
Aug. 6 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET23:57 ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST11:27 PM VEN7:57 UAE (+1)10:57 PM CT-Molina (bruised finger) was taken out of Saturday's game after taking a foul tip that made it tough to grip a bat or throw.
Analysis: Matt Adams pinch hit for him in the eighth and got an RBI double. Leadoff man Matt Carpenter was removed in a double switch in the sixth after coaches detected him holding back on a swing. Both players checked out with no serious injuries.
Aug. 4 10:07 PM PT11:07 PM MT12:07 AM CT1:07 AM ET1:07 ET5:07 GMT13:07 10:07 PM MST12:07 AM EST12:37 AM VEN9:07 UAE12:07 AM CT-Molina's 16-game hitting streak ended Wednesday when he went 0 for 2, walked and was hit by a pitch against the Reds/
Analysis: Molina's streak was the longest by a Cardinal since David Freese hit in 20 straight in 2013.
July 29 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET23:42 ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST11:12 PM VEN7:42 UAE (+1)10:42 PM CT-Molina pounded out three hits - including a double - in Friday's 11-6 rout of the Marlins.
Analysis: Molina has heated up, going 10 for 20 with five doubles over his last five games.
July 27 8:39 PM PT9:39 PM MT10:39 PM CT11:39 PM ET23:39 ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST11:09 PM VEN7:39 UAE (+1)10:39 PM CT-Molina delivered a game-tying double in the ninth that ended Jeurys Familia's streak of 52 straight saves as the Cardinals beat the New York Mets 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Molina is batting .341 during an 11-game hitting streak.
June 16 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET11:55 ET15:55 GMT23:55 8:55 AM MST10:55 AM EST11:25 AM VEN19:55 UAE10:55 AM CT-Molina went 3 for 4 with a double and scored the Cardinals' only run in a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.
Analysis: It was Molina's third three-hit performance in his last six games. He's batting .406 in nine games following a 1-for-34 slump.
June 10 9:44 AM PT10:44 AM MT11:44 AM CT12:44 PM ET12:44 ET16:44 GMT0:44 9:44 AM MST11:44 AM EST12:14 PM VEN20:44 UAE11:44 AM CT-Molina continued to heat up Thursday, going 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI in a 3-2 win over the Reds.
Analysis: Molina is 5 for 8 with two doubles and three runs scored over his last two games after he had been 3 for 42 (.071) over his previous 12.
May 22 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Molina hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot in Saturday's win over Arizona.
Analysis: The veteran catcher is no longer a good source of power, though his .313 average shows he can still swing the bat.
May 16 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Molina had a tiebreaking, two-run double in a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night.
Analysis: Molina, tied for fifth in the NL with a .333 average, is batting .423 with four doubles and six RBIs in his last seven games.
May 13 2:21 PM PT3:21 PM MT4:21 PM CT5:21 PM ET17:21 ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST4:51 PM VEN1:21 UAE (+1)4:21 PM CT-Molina went nuts Thursday.
Analysis: Molina had three hits in the series finale and is batting a robust .336.
May 1 12:38 PM PT1:38 PM MT2:38 PM CT3:38 PM ET15:38 ET19:38 GMT3:38 12:38 PM MST2:38 PM EST3:08 PM VEN23:38 UAE2:38 PM CT-Molina extended his hit streak to 11 games by going 2 for 4 with a double in a 6-1 loss to Washington on Saturday.
Analysis: Molina is batting .378 during his run and has boosted his average to .341 overall.
Apr. 14 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET20:57 ET0:57 GMT8:57 5:57 PM MST7:57 PM EST8:27 PM VEN4:57 UAE (+1)7:57 PM CT-Molina kept rolling by going 2 for 4 with an RBI on Wednesday.
Analysis: He is 5 for 8 over the final two games of a four-game hitting streak.
Apr. 12 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET18:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)5:43 PM CT-Molina went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs on Monday.
Analysis: It was his first multi-hit game since opening day. He is 5 for 14 with two doubles and three RBIs during a three-game hitting streak.
Feb. 26 2:41 PM PT3:41 PM MT4:41 PM CT5:41 PM ET17:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)4:41 PM CT-Molina was in the St. Louis Cardinals' starting lineup for the second time this spring training but again is unlikely to hit.
Analysis: Molina was batting ninth against the Atlanta Braves on Friday. As in his 2016 debut Wednesday, he probably will play a couple of innings and come out of the game when it is his turn to bat.

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