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Yadier Molina (C)

St. Louis Cardinals - 43% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

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.