Yadier Molina

Yadier Molina

Personal Information

Full Name Yadier Benjamín Molina
Date of Birth July 13, 1982
Nationality Puerto Rican
Height 1.8 m
Role Catcher

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Yadier Molina: A Brief Biography

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Yadier Benjamin Molina was a professional Major League Baseball player. He is originally from Puerto Rico and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2000 MLB draft. The Cardinals signed him for $325,000. Molina is also known by his nickname ‘Yadi’, especially in Puerto Rico.


Molina played the position of a catcher in the MLB. He debuted his MLB career in 2004 and retired in 2022. He was known as one of the best catchers in the MLB. Molina’s acclaims are many. He is a ten-time All-Star and two-time World Series Champion. He has also won nine Gold Glove awards. The catcher also participated in four World Baseball Classic tournaments and played for the Peurto Rican team, he won silver in two of the tournaments.


Yadier Molina Personal Information


NameYadier Benjamin Molina
Age41
DOB13 July 1982
NationalityPeurto Rican
Mother NameGladys Matta
Father nameBenjamín Molina Sr.
ProfessionBaseball
Net Worth$65 million
Height1.8 meters (5.11 feet)
Weight102 kgs (220 Pounds)
EducationHigh School Graduate
Relationship StatusMarried


Yadier Molina’s Early Life

Yadier Molina was born on 13 July 1982 in Bayamon, Peurto Rico. His parents, Benjamin and Gladys Matta, are of Puerto Rican descent. He is the youngest child of the family and he has three older brothers.


He attended the Maestro Ladislao Martínez High School. He could have been drafted twice before. First, Molina was almost selected by Minnesota Twins’ agent Edwin Rodriguez when he was still in high school. However, Rodriguez decided to not sign Yadier as even though he was very talented, his weak at batting. The second time, when he performed for the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium. However, again he wasn’t selected even though he caught the eyes of the executives of the team.


Before being eligible for the MLB draft, Molina played with the Hattilo Tigers, a team based in Puerto Rico. He was selected for the team on his first tryout, the other members of the team were much older than him. He was finally drafted into the MLB by the St. Louis Cardinal in the fourth round of the 2000 MLB draft. He was signed for $325,000 by the Cardinals.



Yadier Molina’s Personal Life

Yadier Molina has a good relationship with his family. The former catcher has a taste for creating music. He even has a recording studio in Puerto Rico, which he utilizes often. Molina's taste in music ranges from reggaeton and salsa to vallenato. He even has his own record label.


Yadier Molina’s Family Background

Molina’s father, Benjamin Molina Sr. shared his passion for baseball with him. His father was also an amateur player and worked as a tools technician to support their family. Benjamin wanted either or all of his three sons to take up baseball as a profession. Unfortunately, he passed away because of a heart attack in October 2008.


Baseball in Puerto Rico is such a popular sport. Yadier’s two older brothers, Bengie and Jose were also catchers in the MLB. Each of the three brothers has won at least one World Series Championship. Bengie Molina, who is the eldest brother was a catcher as well, he debuted his MLB career in 1998 and retired in 2010.


Bengie was a World Champion in 2002 and he was also a recipient of the Gold Glove award twice. Jose Molina debuted his MLB career with the Chicago Cubs in 1999 and retired with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2014. He was the World Series Champion twice, once in 2002 and then in 2009.


Yadier Molina’s Wife/girlfriend

Yadier Molina married Wanda Torres in 2007. They are rumored to be long-term partners and tied the knot privately without informing the media with only friends and family involved. Wanda is a homemaker and seems to value her privacy. Molina and Wanda like to keep their life private and out of media attention. The couple were seen helping and distributing supplies and food to the local after the tragic Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico in 2022.


Yadier Molina’s Kids


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The former St. Louis Cardinals catcher has three children with his wife Yanuell Benjamin Molina, Adrianna Molina, and Daniel Benjamin. His first child, Yanuell was born on 4 September 2008, Adrianna was born on 4 July 2010 and Daniel was born on 6 February 2016.


Yadier Molina’s Social Media

Yadier Molina has active social media accounts on Instagram and Twitter. He has 948K followers and is following 1308 accounts on Instagram. On Twitter, his follower count is 403.8K and he follows 497 accounts. Molina is more active on Instagram than on Twitter. His Twitter account has not been used since 2016. Yadier usually posts on Instagram with tidbits of his life.





Yadier Molina Net Worth


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Yadier Molina’s net worth is estimated to be around $65 million in the year 2023. His net worth is so high mostly because of his massive contract and salary during his time as an active player. It could also be attributed to the record label that Yadier has established in Puerto Rico. Recently, he has also taken a Managerial position in the Puerto Rican team in the 2022 World Baseball Classic tournament. The contract for the is still not known.


YearNet Worth
2022No Information Available
2021No Information Available
2020No Information Available



Yadier Molina as Brand Ambassador

There isn’t enough information available about Yadier Molina’s endorsements.


Yadier Molina Investments

There isn’t enough information available about Yadier Molina’s investments. However, he has business ventures such as his record label Molina Records. The record label gives opportunity to homegrown Puerto Rican talents. It also has an official website, YouTube, and Instagram account.



Yadier Molina Career Stats


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Yadier Molinais’s stats leave no doubt in people's minds as to why he is as highly acclaimed as a player.


Career Regular Season Stats
Home runs176
Batting average.277
RBI1022
Hits2168
AB777
Stolen Bases71
OBP.327
OPS.726



Yadier Molina Achievements

Yadier Molina's achievements, accolades, and awards are many. They have been listed below to give a glimpse of how good a player he is. He was ranked first all-time amongst catchers in putouts in his last season


Year Achievements
2006World Series Champion
2008Gold Glove Award
2009Gold Glove Award, All-Star appearance
2010Gold Glove Award, 2nd All-Star appearance
2011Gold Glove Award, 3rd All-Star appearance, World Series Champion
2012Gold Glove Award, 4ty All-Star appearance
2013Gold Glove Award, 5th All-Star appearance, Silver Slugger Award
2014Gold Glove Award, 6th All-Star appearance
2015Gold Glove Award, 7th All-Star appearance
20178th All-Star appearance
2018Gold Glove Award, 9th All-Star appearance, Roberto Clemente Award
202110th All-Star appearance



Yadier Molina’s Contract

Yadier Molina signed a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017 which was worth $60 million. It was the highest a catcher was getting paid at the time. In 2021, he signed a contract extension for one year which was worth $10 million.


Yadier Molina’s Diet

The’s not much information available about Yadier Molina’s diet.


Yadier Molina’s House

Yadier Molina used to own a home in Dorado, Puerto Rico which he sold to Jake Paul for $15.75 million. It was initially listed for $19.95 million. He also has a home in Jupiter Florid which he bought in 2012. It was worth $7.15 million at the time.


Yadier Molina’s Cars

Yadier Molina seems to drive an expensive and luxurious Rolls Royce. There’s not much else known if Molina has any other cars in his possession.


FAQs

A. Yadier Molina didn’t play in the 2023 World Baseball Classics.

A. Yadier Molina retired after the 2022 season.

A. He has won a total of nine Gold Gloves in his career.

A. Yadier Molina is 41 years old.

A. Yadier Molina has not won an MVP award in his entire career.

A. Yadier Molina debuted his MLB career in 2004 and retired in 2022. His entire career was 19 years long.