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Bengie Molina

39-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 225   DOB: 7/20/1974   BORN: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: Arizona Western JC   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Bengie Molina Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Giants in January of 2010.

February 26, 2012  –  Bengie Molina News

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Molina officially announced his retirement, CSNBayArea.com Reports.

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Bengie 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 119 449 410 45 120 32 17 0 15 69 0 2 27 41 5 6 1 .293 .333 .444 .777
2006 31 MAJ TOR 117 458 433 44 123 40 20 1 19 57 2 1 19 47 0 2 4 .284 .319 .467 .785
2007 32 MAJ SFO 134 517 497 38 137 39 19 1 19 81 0 0 15 53 1 2 2 .276 .298 .433 .731
2008 33 MAJ SFO 145 569 530 47 155 49 33 0 16 95 0 0 19 38 0 11 9 .292 .322 .445 .767
2009 34 MAJ SFO 132 520 491 52 130 46 25 1 20 80 0 0 13 68 0 11 5 .265 .285 .442 .727
2010 35 MAJ SFO 61 221 202 17 52 9 6 0 3 17 0 0 14 19 0 2 3 .257 .312 .332 .644
2010 35 MAJ TEX 57 195 175 10 42 9 6 1 2 19 0 0 10 15 5 4 1 .240 .279 .320 .599
2010  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ SFO/TEX 118 416 377 27 94 18 12 1 5 36 0 0 24 34 5 6 4 .249 .297 .326 .623
Career  (View All) MAJ   1362 5159 4812 458 1316 367 217 6 144 711 4 7 208 471 27 63 49 .273 .307 .411 .718

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Bengie Molina: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2010 113 2
2009 123 1

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Bengie 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 449 410 6% 9.1% 0.66 90% .297 .151
2006 31 MAJ TOR 458 433 4.1% 10.3% 0.40 89% .283 .183
2007 32 MAJ SFO 517 497 2.9% 10.3% 0.28 89% .278 .157
2008 33 MAJ SFO 569 530 3.3% 6.7% 0.50 93% .292 .153
2009 34 MAJ SFO 520 491 2.5% 13.1% 0.19 86% .273 .177
2010 35 MAJ SFO 221 202 6.3% 8.6% 0.74 91% .272 .075
2010 35 MAJ TEX 195 175 5.1% 7.7% 0.67 91% .253 .080
2010  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ SFO/TEX 416 377 5.8% 8.2% 0.71 91% .263 .077
Career MAJ   5159 4812 4% 9.1% 0.44 90% .279 .138

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Best Matchups for Bengie Molina (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nate Robertson DET 12 6 3 11 0 1 0 .500 1.333 1.833
Erik Bedard TB 19 9 1 5 2 1 0 .474 .684 1.208
Joaquin Benoit SD 11 5 0 1 2 2 0 .455 .636 1.175
Johan Santana BAL 29 13 1 5 1 6 0 .448 .655 1.139
Shawn Hill TOR 10 5 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Edgar Gonzalez CIN 14 5 1 4 0 1 0 .357 .643 1.000
Shawn Camp PHI 13 5 1 1 0 0 0 .385 .615 1.000
Paul Maholm LA 16 6 0 1 1 3 0 .375 .563 .974
Jason Vargas KC 10 5 0 3 0 0 0 .500 .500 .955
Brandon Lyon ANA 11 5 0 0 0 1 0 .455 .455 .909

Worst Matchups for Bengie Molina (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kyle Lohse MIL 11 2 0 1 0 0 0 .182 .273 .455
Adam Wainwright STL 10 2 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .382
Felix Hernandez SEA 15 2 0 0 0 3 0 .133 .200 .333
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 24 3 0 2 0 4 0 .125 .125 .279
Jake Peavy BOS 17 2 0 2 0 0 1 .118 .118 .229
Cole Hamels PHI 12 1 0 1 1 3 0 .083 .083 .226
Cliff Lee PHI 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .100 .200
Trevor Cahill AZ 11 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .182
CC Sabathia NY-A 16 1 0 1 0 3 0 .063 .063 .180
Heath Bell TB 13 1 0 0 0 1 0 .077 .077 .154

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

Molina said he has not thrown a ball in a while, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

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The Red Sox recently contacted Molina about a contract, the Boston Herald reports. However, Molina hasn't been contacted by Minnesota, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Molina says he's not retired, but won't play in 2011 unless he gets a guaranteed deal at a respectable salary, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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The Cardinals are interested in acquiring Molina to back up his younger brother Yadier, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Texas' signing of Yorvit Torrealba puts an end to any chance of Molina returning to Texas, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Texas declined to offer arbitration to Molina.

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Molina will decide this offseason if he wants to continue playing, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Molina and Matt Treanor will share the catching duties this postseason, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2011

Molina's midseason departure from San Francisco cleared the way for Buster Posey and got the Giants a World Series ring in the process. He continued his slide with Texas, hitting just .240/.279/.320 before connecting for a few big hits in the postseason. Texas elected to sign Yorvit Torrealba to assume the catching duties going forward, leaving Molina looking for a new team this winter. Retirement remains an option, although Molina has expressed a desire to play one more season.

2010

Molina finished with a career-high 20 homers last season, and his 80 RBI no doubt made him a valuable fantasy catcher. However, those counting stats had a lot do with him batting cleanup for most of the year, and remarkably, his 52 runs scored were the second-highest total of his career. Thanks to just 13 walks all year, Molina finished 2009 with just a .285 OBP, and at age 35, his best days are likely behind him. Surprisingly, Molina took a one-year deal to return to the Giants in January, so he'll hold onto the starting job until it's decided that Buster Posey is ready to take over.

2009

Molina hit .292 with 16 homers and 95 RBI during the Giants' 2008 season. His .322 on-base percentage was hardly ideal for a cleanup hitter, but his place in the lineup resulted in terrific run production for a catcher. He hit 39 points better (.277 to .316) with RISP compared to with the bases empty, something that's become a trend since he arrived in San Francisco. Because he's one of the slowest runners in the league and had generally poor production behind him, Molina only scored 46 runs on the year, but his 95 RBI were a career-high. He'll act as the Giants' primary catcher and probably hit in the middle of the lineup once again this season, but it figures to be his last in the Bay Area, as Buster Posey should take over in 2010.

2008

Molina finished with solid counting stats last year, matching his career-high with 19 homers and setting a new personal best with 81 RBI, which was largely in part to situational hitting; Molina hit .315 with RISP and just .265 with the bases empty. Still, his .298 OBP was a major liability, and he's unlikely to even approach that RBI total in 2008 with no Barry Bonds around. With his defense also continuing to decline, the Giants have been rumored to be shopping Molina, but it's uncertain if anyone would be willing to take on the two remaining years of his deal.

2007

Molina hit 19 homers in 117 games for the Blue Jays, walking as many times, and played his way out of favor with some less-than-expected defense behind the plate. He signed a three-year deal with the Giants, clearing the way for Gregg Zaun to serve as Toronto's primary catcher again.

2006

At publication time Molina was still a free agent and the Diamondbacks appeared to be the top suitor. Should he sign in Arizona, look for a nice lift on his numbers due to the positive ballpark effect. Regardless of where he signs he remains a solid tier one fantasy catcher.

2005

Molina will likely hit well enough to get the majority of work behind the plate for the Halos this year. After the first half-dozen or so catchers are gone in your AL draft, Molina may provide as much value as any other backstop left on the board.

2004

Molina is nearly impossible to walk and strike out and generally is a good hitter for average. Don't expect his power to keep up with last season (14 homers). Molina will be coming back from surgery to repair his left wrist, broken in a collision at the plate.

2003

Ben is the better of the catching Molina brothers and will get more starts behind the plate than his brother Jose. His average won't likely rise above .270 and you can count on him for 5-8 HR and 40-50 RBI. Molina is a middle tier catcher in both AL-only and mixed leagues.