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Yadier Molina

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St. Louis Cardinals Catcher Age: 38 Exp: 16.123 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 4 (#113 overall), 2000 College: Ladislao Martinez HS Agent(s): Melvin Roman (MDR Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Yadier Molina signed a 3 year / $60,000,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $60,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $20,000,000. In , Molina will earn a base salary of , a signing bonus of , a roster bonus of , a signing bonus of , a restructure bonus of , a workout bonus of and a incentive bonus of , while carrying a total salary of and a dead cap value of .

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $60,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $20,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2017 Contract details by year 34 $14,000,000 $200,000 $14,200,000 $14,200,000 $14,000,000($14,000,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 35 $20,000,000 - $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $19,892,473($33,892,473)
    2019 Contract details by year 36 $20,000,000 - $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000($53,892,473)
    2020 Contract details by year 37 $20,000,000 - $20,000,000 $7,407,407 $7,407,407($61,299,880)
    2021 Free Agent Year 38 UFA  
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2013-2018

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $75,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $15,000,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2008-2012

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $15,500,000
    Signing Bonus $250,000
    Average Salary $3,875,000
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA

    2007-2007

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $525,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $525,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2006-2006

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $400,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $400,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2005-2005

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $323,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $323,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2000-2000Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $325,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $325,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2000 Player Cash Earnings - $325,000 - $325,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $323,500 - - $323,500
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $525,000 - - $525,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 $62,500 $50,000 $1,862,500
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $3,250,000 $62,500 $100,000 $3,412,500
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $4,250,000 $62,500 $100,000 $4,412,500
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $5,250,000 $62,500 $100,000 $5,412,500
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - $100,000 $7,100,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 $15,100,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - $100,000 $15,100,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - $100,000 $15,100,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $19,892,473 - - $19,892,473
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,407,407 - - $7,407,407
    Est. Earnings
    (16 seasons)
    $142,048,380 $1,575,000 $750,000 $144,373,380
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    16 seasons Player Cash Earnings $142,048,380 $1,575,000 - $144,373,380
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    04/11/2018 Player contract details by year Fighting 1 game $107,526 Verbal argument with Troy Lovullo (ARI)
    06/03/2013 Player contract details by year 1 game $7,650 Making contact with an umpire against Arizona (ARI)
    08/04/2011 Player contract details by year 5 games $145,150 Making contact with an umpire against Milwaukee (MIL)
    7 $260,326
  • Transactions

    Apr 11 2018Suspended 1 game for his role in an altercation with Troy Lovullo (ARI), forfeiting $107,526 in 2018 salary with St. Louis (STL)
    Apr 2 2017Signed a 3 year $60 million contract extension with St. Louis (STL)
    Feb 29 2012Signed a 5 year $75 million extension with St. Louis (STL)
    Oct 31 2011St. Louis (STL) exercised $7 million club option for 2012
    Jan 20 2008Signed a 4 year $15.5 million contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Feb 27 2007Signed a 1 year $525k contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Feb 28 2006Signed a 1 year $400k contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Mar 1 2005Signed a 1 year $323k contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Jun 10 2000Signed a contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Jun 5 2000Drafted by St. Louis (STL): Round 4 (#113 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Yadier Molina, and the financial implications.

  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Yadier Molina ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2020 STL 42 42 145 12 38 2 0 4 16 6 0 21 .262 .303 .359 .662 0.12
    2019 STL 113 108 419 45 113 24 0 10 57 23 6 58 .270 .312 .399 .711 1.3
    2018 STL 124 120 459 55 120 20 0 20 74 29 4 66 .261 .314 .436 .750 1.76
    2017 STL 136 133 501 60 137 27 1 18 82 28 9 74 .273 .312 .439 .751 1.96
    2016 STL 147 143 534 56 164 38 1 8 58 39 3 63 .307 .360 .427 .787 3.05
    2015 STL 136 132 488 34 132 23 2 4 61 32 3 59 .270 .310 .350 .660 1.48
    2014 STL 110 109 404 40 114 21 0 7 38 28 1 55 .282 .333 .386 .719 3.07
    2013 STL 136 131 505 68 161 44 0 12 80 30 3 55 .319 .359 .477 .836 6.08
    2012 STL 138 133 505 65 159 28 0 22 76 45 12 55 .315 .373 .501 .874 7.19
    2011 STL 139 132 475 55 145 32 1 14 65 33 4 44 .305 .349 .465 .814 2.94
    2010 STL 136 130 465 34 122 19 0 6 62 42 8 51 .262 .329 .342 .671 3.11
    2009 STL 139 135 478 44 140 22 1 6 52 49 8 38 .293 .365 .381 .746 3.13
    2008 STL 124 116 444 37 135 18 0 7 56 32 0 29 .304 .349 .392 .741 1.32
    Totals 2,018 1,927 7,082 710 1,996 377 7 160 928 511 65 800 0.282 0.333 0.405 0.738 36.51
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

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    • Avg. Salary: $0
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • C Rank: 0

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • C Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Yadier Molina to.

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    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Molina's current age (38), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

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    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Molina statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing:

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    Yadier Molina's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

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