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Yadier Molina (C)

St. Louis Cardinals - 85% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Yadier Molina has been heating up at the plate. On Tuesday, Molina added a little more fuel to the fire as he went 1-for-2 with a double, walk, run and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Molina is quietly putting together another solid all-around season. With a .381 average in the last seven games, he is seeing the ball well and making sold contact at the plate. Molina is down on home runs this season (4), but continues to provide some pop with a .283 average and 53 RBI.

 

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The Cardinals got just six hits on Monday, but it was enough to defeat the Pirates by the score of 2-1. Yadier Molina provided a big blow with a home run in the fourth inning. It was Molina's third home run of the season and he's now batting .280.

Fantasy Impact: Molina continues to be very consistent at the plate He has a decent on-base percentage of .318, although provides little power, as his .363 slugging percentage indicates. Molina is still a solid bat behind the plate and one of the better fantasy options in the league.

 

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The Cardinals fell to the Pirates on Thursday, 10-5. Yadier Molina knocked in three of the five runs for the Cardinals, increasing his season total to 43. Molina finished 1-for-2 with a walk and is now batting .283 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Molina is still a very steady hitter, but doesn't supply much power. Teams struggling behind the plate can certainly benefit by having Molina's bat in the lineup.

 

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The Cardinals increased their lead over the Pirates to seven games with a 4-2 win over the Pirates on Wednesday. Yadier Molina played a key role, going 2-for-4 with a double, triple, RBI and run scored. Molina is now batting .282 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Molina has only two home runs, but has knocked in 40 runs. His batting average nearly matches is career mark and has an OPS of .680. Molina still is one of the better overall fantasy catchers in the league.

 

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Yadier Molina keeps on hitting for average. The Cardinals' catcher finished Friday's game 2-of-3 with two singles a walk and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Molina isn't the most attractive fantasy option, but he is pretty reliable. The home runs (two home runs) aren't there and the power is well-below where owners hope it would be, but Molina isn't going to hurt your team. Molina isn't the best option in daily leagues, but he's a mid-to-low tier option in standard leagues.

 

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The hits just keep on coming for Yadier Molina. On Friday night, Molina finished the game with two more hits (2-of-3), a run and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Molina has four multi-hit games in the last five contests and is settling in at the plate rather nicely. The St. Louis Cardinals backstop is one of the most consistent in the game and fantasy owners should continue to play him night in and night out.

 

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In five plate appearances on Tuesday, Yadier Molina finished with three hits. Molina also chipped in with two RBI in the contest and raised his average .005 points from .279 to .284.

Fantasy Impact: Over the past three games, Molina has recorded six hits and three RBI. It's a pretty solid opening to the second half of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals catcher and he should continue to produce a high average and decent RBI total.

 

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Yadier Molina only saw one at bat in the 2015 All-Star game and made the most of it. Molina singled in his lone plate appearance and was one of six hits in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Molina did his part for the National League. One plate appearance and one single is not a bad day for the St. Louis Cardinals catcher. Molina had a solid first half of the season and should continue his strong start into the second half.

 

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Yadier Molina went 1-for-3 against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. The St. Louis Cardinals catcher had a single and a run in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Molina is putting together a fine first half of the regular season. Sure, Molina isn't putting up huge power numbers (two home runs, 28 RBIs), but he has a solid .289 average and isn't going to hurt your fantasy team in any category. Maybe Molina's 2011-2014 home run days are over, but he is still one of the best contact hitting catchers in the game.

 

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The Cardinals used eight hits to defeated the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, 4-1. Yadier Molina played a key role, going 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. Molina's two-hit night raised his average to .293 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Molina only has two home runs, but has 15 doubles and has been a steady hitter. He's still a top-notch defensive catcher and plays regularly. Fantasy owners should feel comfortable inserting Molina into their every day lineup.

 

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The Cardinals pounded Phillies pitching for 16 hits in a 12-4 win on Friday. Yadier Moiina had a big game, going 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk. Molina is now batting .291 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Molina has now hit safely in his last six games. While he only provides limited power, Molina has a .291 batting average and a solid .707 on-base percentage.

 

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Yadier Molina finished Tuesday's ballgame against the Minnesota Twins 1-of-3 with a double, walk and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Sure, it was nice to see Molina hit a home run on Monday, but contact is where his value lies. Molina may only finish the year with 10-15 home runs, but consistent box lines, like today, make Molina a valuable asset across all leagues.

 

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The Cardinals got a big game from Yadier Molina in their 3-2 win over the Twins on Monday. Molina went 3-for-4 with a home run. The home run was Molina's first of the season and he raised his batting average to .287.

Fantasy Impact: Molina's still a top-notch defensive catcher and will give owners a solid batting average. But his power has significantly declined, as his .349 slugging percentage indicates.

 

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Molina did not record a hit in the St. Louis Cardinals 0-2 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday night. He did add one walk and one strikeout to his final line.

Fantasy Impact: Molina is off to a slow start for the month of June. He is batting just .235 along with two runs and one RBI in six games. There are plenty of games left in the month for Melina to rebound. Owners are hoping for another May repeat (.308 average, 32 hits) and perhaps his first home run of the season.

 

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The St. Louis Cardinals got eight hits, but no runs in a 5-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals in Friday. Yadier Molina had a good game, going 2-for-3 with a walk. Molina has his average for the season up to .302.

Fantasy Impact: Molina has hit safely in eight of the last ten games, although he has only one extra-base hit in that period. He has yet to hit a home run, but has an on-base percentage of .355. Molina will be in the lineup nearly every game and is a consistent fantasy producer at catcher.

 

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During Friday night's game in Milwaukee, C Yadier Molina, took a foul ball off his right knee, while catching in the 4th inning. He remained in the game for the extent of the at-bat, and even came out for the 5th inning but was removed while SP, Carlos Martinez, warmed up. Tony Cruz finished the game behind the plate. (Source: STLToday)

Fantasy Impact: It seems like Molina probably has a bruise from the impact of the ball, and this shouldn't be a major concern. Right now he is being listed as day-to-day, and it is probably safe to assume that he won't be in the lineup on Saturday night. He could also miss Sunday's game too, but If he doesn't play on Monday against the Phillies then you can be concerned.

 

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Yadier Molina starts to heat up

Thu, Apr 16th 1:24am EDT
By Drew Bradley

St. Louis Cardinals C, Yadier Molina, helped the Cardinals to best the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night with a 3-hit performance, which included his 2nd RBI, and raised his AVG to .240.

Fantasy Impact: Molina had a terrible spring followed by a slow start, but his timing is coming around and he is starting to swing with more authority. Although, all of the hits were singles, tonight could help jump start his offense. Expect the power to show up soon.

 

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St. Louis Cardinals, C, Yadier Molina, went 0-for-2 from the plate with a pair of strikeouts and walks, which means that he failed to put a ball in play, in a game with four plate appearances, for just the fourth time in his 1352 game career. If that wasn't unusual enough for the veteran catcher, he also allowed a passed ball, which happened just three times in 104 games (as a catcher) last year.

Fantasy Impact: Injuries in 2014 limited Molina to just 110 games, which was the least he has played in since he was first called up in 2004. As a result, Molina used the offseason to drop 20 pounds, which subsequently led to easily the worst Spring Training of his career. Normally, a model of consistency, it is hard to predict what to expect this season from the Cardinals backstop.

 

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Yadier Molina lost 20 pounds over the offseason. He was quoted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch "I want to be ready for the season, I can catch every day." Molina had a handful of injuries last year, which prevented him from playing more then 110 games. (Source: Rick Hummel)

Fantasy Impact: Losing 20 pounds should do wonders for Molina's knees and should ease some pressure on them. However, his major injury was due to a torn ligament in his thumb for sliding into a base. The predictions on his performance this season have been a mixed bag. Spring Training should shed some light as he progresses.