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Jose Molina

39-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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There are bad seasons, and then you have the 2014 Molina had at the plate. Due to his strong pitch framing skills, Tampa Bay was compelled to give Molina 247 plate appearances and he ended up with jus...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 249   DOB: 6/3/1975
BORN: Bayamon, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 14th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Molina Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Rays in November of 2013.

February 6, 2015  –  Jose Molina News

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Molina will undergo a knee surgery that will keep him sidelined for a "long, indefinite period," Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reports.

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Jose Molina Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 30 MAJ LAA 75 203 184 14 42 10 4 0 6 25 2 0 13 41 4 0 2 .228 .286 .348 .634
2006 31 MAJ LAA 78 245 225 18 54 21 17 0 4 22 1 0 9 49 7 2 2 .240 .273 .369 .642
2007 32 MAJ LAA 40 131 125 9 28 8 8 0 0 10 2 1 3 30 3 0 0 .224 .242 .288 .530
2007 32 MAJ NYY 29 71 66 9 21 6 5 0 1 9 0 0 2 13 2 1 0 .318 .333 .439 .773
2007  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ LAA/NYY 69 202 191 18 49 14 13 0 1 19 2 1 5 43 5 1 0 .257 .274 .340 .614
2008 33 MAJ NYY 100 297 268 32 58 20 17 0 3 18 0 0 12 52 8 3 6 .216 .263 .313 .576
2009 34 R GCL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 34 AA TRE 3 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 .000 .300 .000 .300
2009 34 AAA SCR 2 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .500 .900
2009 34 MAJ NYY 52 155 138 15 30 5 4 0 1 11 0 0 14 28 1 1 1 .217 .292 .268 .560
2010 35 MAJ TOR 57 183 167 13 41 10 4 0 6 12 1 0 9 36 2 0 5 .246 .304 .377 .681
2011 36 MAJ TOR 55 191 171 19 48 16 12 1 3 15 2 1 15 44 4 0 1 .281 .342 .415 .757
2012 37 MAJ TB 102 274 251 27 56 17 9 0 8 32 3 1 20 60 1 0 2 .223 .286 .355 .641
2013 38 MAJ TB 99 313 283 26 66 16 14 0 2 18 2 1 22 63 3 3 2 .233 .290 .304 .594
2014 39 MAJ TB 80 247 225 4 40 2 2 0 0 10 3 0 14 55 4 2 2 .178 .230 .187 .417
3-Year Averages     93 276 253 19 54 11 8 0 3 20 2 0 18 59 2 1 2 .213 .270 .281 .551
Career  (View All)     947 2,795 2,546 240 592 159 117 3 39 223 20 7 154 576 54 15 26 .233 .282 .327 .609

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Jose Molina: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 80
2013 96 1
2012 102
2011 48 4
2010 56 1
2009 49 3 1 1

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Jose Molina Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014511020.255.275.584
20139510080.242.326.628

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141743083.155.161.368
2013188162102.229.293.577

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141102052.164.173.402
2013127151150.228.299.598

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141152051.191.200.431
201315611132.237.308.591
Jose Molina Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 30 MAJ LAA 203 184 6.4% 20.2% 0.32 78% .263 .120
2006 31 MAJ LAA 245 225 3.7% 20% 0.18 78% .291 .129
2007 32 MAJ LAA 131 125 2.3% 22.9% 0.10 76% .295 .064
2007 32 MAJ NYY 71 66 2.8% 18.3% 0.15 80% .385 .121
2007  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ LAA/NYY 202 191 2.5% 21.3% 0.12 77% .327 .083
2008 33 MAJ NYY 297 268 4% 17.5% 0.23 81% .258 .097
2009 34 R GCL 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2009 34 AA TRE 10 7 20% 40% 0.50 43% .000 .000
2009 34 AAA SCR 5 4 20% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .250
2009 34 MAJ NYY 155 138 9% 18.1% 0.50 80% .266 .051
2010 35 MAJ TOR 183 167 4.9% 19.7% 0.25 78% .280 .131
2011 36 MAJ TOR 191 171 7.9% 23% 0.34 74% .363 .134
2012 37 MAJ TB 274 251 7.3% 21.9% 0.33 76% .262 .132
2013 38 MAJ TB 313 283 7% 20.1% 0.35 78% .294 .071
2014 39 MAJ TB 247 225 5.7% 22.3% 0.25 76% .235 .009
3-Year Averages     276 253 6.5% 21.4% 0.31 77% .267 .068
Career     2,795 2,546 5.5% 20.6% 0.27 77% .286 .094

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Jose Molina: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Molina was placed on release waivers Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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The Rays will designate Molina for assignment Thursday prior to the Rule 5 roster deadline, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Molina is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Molina is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, MLB.com's Bill Chastain reports.

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Molina is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

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Molina is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

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Molina went 1-for-4 in the Rays' loss to the Blue Jays on Friday night.

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Molina had one RBI - his first of the season - on a sacrifice fly in the Rays' win over Seattle on Friday night.

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Molina will start both Friday and Saturday, as he is expected to get about two-thirds of the playing time while Ryan Hanigan (hamstring) is on the disabled list, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Molina is in the lineup at catcher Friday against the Red Sox, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Molina worked the 2013 season in a near-identical role to the previous season, sharing the catching duties with Jose Lobaton. As a superior defensive catcher and manager of pitching staffs, Molina had reason to be in the lineup frequently, playing in 99 games. He had a career-high 283 at-bats on the season, but it did not translate into better totals. He hit just .233/.290/.304 and had only two home runs and 18 RBI. He'll be 38 entering the 2014 season and does not have much fantasy value, but his most significant real-life contribution is on defense and helping out the pitchers.

2013

Molina has been a career backup catcher, but in 2012 found himself as the starter for the Rays in his 13th season. He was not the full-time starter, as he split time with Jose Lobaton and others. Molina is not known for his bat as he hit .223/.286/.355 with a career-high eight home runs and 32 RBI over 102 games. The Rays made it clear they valued Molina's defensive prowess and handling of pitching staffs. It really paid off as the Rays had the top pitching staff in the majors with a league-leading 3.19 team ERA. He'll have little fantasy value in offensive categories, but his strong defense and game management will keep him in the lineup with frequency in 2013.

2012

Molina was a serviceable backup for the Jays but the team decided to look elsewhere for J.P. Arencibia's backup so Molina inked a one-year deal with the Rays. His glovework and ability to handle a pitching staff is what is keeping him in the majors as evidenced by his career .241/.286/.344 batting line. He doesn't offer enough power upside and his batting average figures to hurt you so it's hard to justify even a $1 bid on draft day.

2011

Molina is back for another season as the Jays' backup catcher, this time caddying for rookie J.P. Arencibia. Molina might get a few more at-bats than he would normally given Arencibia's inexperience and the age of the Jays' pitching staff. But he's 35 years old and has been badly exposed whenever asked to do more than start once or twice a week, so there's no upside to be had here.

2010

Molina is solid defensively, but he’s never been a threat with the bat in his hands and last year’s .217/.292/.268 line was nothing out of the ordinary. The Yankees may bring him back simply because of his rapport with pitcher A.J. Burnett and general game-calling skills, but you won’t need to have his name anywhere near your cheatsheet, regardless of league size.

2009

An injury to Jorge Posada opened up the door for extra time behind the plate for Molina last season. As his .216/.263/.313 line and three homers suggest, he's much better suited for a backup role and simply being a good defensive catcher. All signs point to Posada being ready in time for Opening Day in April, so expect to see Molina's playing time get scaled back in 2009, and be sure to avoid his empty at-bats if you're in a deep two-catcher league.

2008

Molina was brought back on a two-year deal this winter after arriving in a midseason trade from the Angels. With Jorge Posada in front of him, Molina is unlikely to see more than 35-40 games behind the plate unless Posada suffers an injury, but he's around to handle the pitching staff when Posada needs a day off, not to pose a threat with his bat.

2007

Backup catcher despite some uncertainty at the position. He might be a $1 catcher in an AL league. Might.

2006

Molina is clearly in a position to earn more playing time in 2006, but how much more is the question. The Angels hope that Jeff Mathis can claim more than his fair share of at-bats. Molina is a consistent backup catcher, but he is just that - a backup catcher. He should only be owned in the deepest of AL-only leagues.

2005

Molina might have been a decent permanent replacement for his brother Bengie, but with the depth chart here firmly established, he'll remain in a backup role. Not projectable for more than 200 AB, he's a useful pinch hitter/reserve catcher and will likely remain that way for the duration of his career.

2004

Jose is the younger brother of Ben Molina and will be his backup in 2004. He could start 40-50 games, but has no fantasy potential and only limited worth if Ben goes down.

2003

Jose is the younger brother of Ben Molina and will be his backup in 2003. Could start 40-50 games, but has no fantasy potential and only limited worth if Ben goes down.