|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||510.00||18.00||.294||72.00||59.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego||3||0||0|| .250|| .000|| .000|
|vs Volquez (Career)||16||3||1|| .375||.278||.188|
|vs RHP||132||43||2|| .364|| .447|| .326|
|05/21/2013||David Price, SP TB|
Yadier Molina, C STL
B.J. Upton, CF ATL
Mike Napoli, 1B BOS
|Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR|
John Jaso, C OAK
Matt Holliday, LF STL
Matt Harrison, SP TEX
|05/21/2013||Nelson Cruz, RF TEX|
Miguel Gonzalez, SP BAL
Evan Longoria, 3B TB
Jeremy Guthrie, SP KC
Troy Tulowitzki, SS COL
David DeJesus, CF CHC
Jason Vargas, SP LAA
Heath Bell, RP ARI
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS
Jeff Locke, SP PIT
Yadier Molina, C STL
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
Bobby Parnell, RP NYM
Jered Weaver, SP LAA
Tim Hudson, SP ATL
Jake Westbrook, SP STL
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B ARI
Prince Fielder, 1B DET
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
Yoenis Cespedes, CF OAK
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAA
|Jake Peavy, SP CHW|
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
Doug Fister, SP DET
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B WAS
Josh Johnson, SP TOR
Joe Nathan, RP TEX
Alex Cobb, SP TB
Andrew McCutchen, CF PIT
Matt Cain, SP SF
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
Brandon Morrow, SP TOR
Starling Marte, LF PIT
J.P. Arencibia, C TOR
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC
Francisco Liriano, SP PIT
Kelly Johnson, LF TB
Jason Grilli, RP PIT
J.J. Putz, RP ARI
Lance Lynn, SP STL
Jimmy Rollins, SS PHI
|05/21/2013||Nick Castellanos, RF DET|
Alex Avila, C DET
|Yadier Molina, C STL|
Alen Hanson, SS PIT
|Last 10 Games|
|Yadier Molina gets rare day off|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) After going 0 for 5 the night before, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was not in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Mets. He is batting .370 with three RBI and a .457 slugging percentage in May.
It was just the second game the 30-year-old did not start behind the plate for St. Louis this season.
"We knew it was going to happen one of these days on this homestand," manager Mike Matheny told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "As it heats up, the heat beats on you behind the plate. We'll be keeping a close eye on him, but he's really felt good.
"Yesterday was one of the first days where it didn't look like everything was on, timing wise, as far as his swing goes, and that was it more than anything. Physically, he feels good, just trying to get a day to get himself back into a good rhythm."
|Yadier Molina playing a ton this season|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/6/13) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has played in 30 of the team's 31 games this season.
Molina was removed from Sunday's game after taking a pitch off his hand but expects to be ready to play Tuesday. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Molina has been able to control his intensity this year, which has allowed him to play in more games, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He’s always tempered down his style of play the way he’s more efficient now behind the plate," Matheny said. "I think he’s really realized how to keep the intensity but not kill himself every single game so that he has something left in the tank."
Molina doesn't seem worn out with the extra playing time. He's hitting .328/.361/.457 in 116 at-bats.
|Yadier Molina raps three hits against Reds|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(4/30/13) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina recorded three hits in Monday's game against Cincinnati.
Molina doubled and knocked in a run as well. He's hitting a sharp .312/.347/.452 as he continues to prove he's more than just a defensive threat.
|Yadier Molina gets first day off|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(4/19/13) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will get his first day off Friday against the Phillies, Fox Sports Midwest reports.
Tony Cruz replaces Molina in the lineup. The platinum glover is hitting .300/.323/.483 with two home runs in his first 15 games.
|Yadier Molina posts three-hit day|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/18/13) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina notched his first three-hit day of the season Thursday in his team's 4-3 win over the Phillies. He drove in two runs with his double and two singles and swiped his first base of the year while raising his season line to .300/.323/.483.
Cardinals back rookie Gast, win series from sliding Brewers
David Freese had an RBI in a four-run fourth inning to go with big plays at third base, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat former teammate Kyle Lohse for the third time this season with a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
Yadier Molina gets rare day off
Cardinals surge in seventh, roll past Mets
Lance Lynn overcame early control woes and St. Louis used a three-run seventh inning to beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Monday night.
Cards' Wainwright settles for 2-hitter as no-no ends in 8th
Adam Wainwright carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning and was one out from the St. Louis Cardinals' second straight one-hitter over the suddenly punchless Colorado Rockies in a 3-0 victory Saturday.
|Remember when Yadier Molina was that defensive-minded catcher you drafted only if you missed out on the big bats at the position and didn't want to settle for someone who'd destroy your batting average in the later rounds? Safe to say he's undergone a transformation of sorts, trailing only Buster Posey in OPS among catchers with at least 400 at-bats last year. And Posey won NL MVP, you know. So was it legitimate? Well, really all that changed for Molina was the increase in power, and it happened in his late 20s, when such increases are common. What should also ease your mind is that it didn't happen all at once. He took an intermediate step in 2011, nearly doubling his previous career high in home runs, before taking a great, big, Papa Bear step last year. His contact rate has always been abnormally high, so no reason to doubt his batting average. If in a worst-case scenario you're getting a .300 hitter who bats in the middle of a potent lineup, then you have to agree Molina is one of the safest catchers in Fantasy. Where to draft him is a matter of debate, but once Posey goes off the board, he's as viable as anybody. (Updated 11/30/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||@ SD||10:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|5/22/13||@ SD||10:10 pm||Burch Smith|
|5/24/13||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Chris Capuano|
|5/25/13||@ LAD||7:15 pm||Ted Lilly|
|5/26/13||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
|5/27/13||@ KC||2:10 pm||James Shields|
|5/28/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Ervin Santana|