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Jose Molina

38-Year-Old Catcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

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.136

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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.

March 30, 2014  –  Jose Molina News

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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 8 22 22 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 .136 .136 .136 .272
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jose Molina
3-Year Averages MAJ   85 258 235 24 56 15 11 0 4 21 2 1 19 55 2 1 1 .238 .297 .336 .633
Career  (View All) MAJ   875 2570 2343 236 555 157 115 3 39 213 17 7 140 527 50 13 24 .237 .286 .338 .624

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Jose Molina Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 18 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 17 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .136 .136 .272
Apr. 16 @Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .111 .222
Apr. 15 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .134
Apr. 13 @Cin Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Cin Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .134
Apr. 9 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 8 @KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 7 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 6 Tex Did not play.
Apr. 5 Tex 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 4 Tex Did not play.
Apr. 3 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 2 Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 1 Tor Did not play.
Mar. 31 Tor 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .572
Last 14 Days 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
Last 30 Days 22 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 .136 .136 .136 .272

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Jose Molina: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 8
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
20139510080.242.326.628
2012473030.170.191.469
2011587240.276.431.754

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013188162102.229.293.577
2012204248293.235.392.680
2011113121112.283.407.759

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013127151150.228.299.598
2012118145171.220.398.696
20118210161.305.366.733

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201315611132.237.308.591
2012133133152.226.316.590
2011899291.258.461.780
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% 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 22 22 0% 27.3% 0.00 73% .188 .000
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3-Year Averages MAJ   258 235 7.4% 21.3% 0.35 77% .295 .098
Career MAJ   2570 2343 5.4% 20.5% 0.27 78% .290 .101

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2014 Stat Review for Jose Molina    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.136 AVG
TERRIBLE
73% Contact Rate
POOR
.188 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.136 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
27.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.272 OPS
TERRIBLE
.136 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Jose Molina (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Edinson Volquez PIT 6 3 2 3 1 0 1 .500 1.667 2.238
Josh Tomlin CLE 7 4 1 3 0 0 0 .571 1.286 1.857
Joaquin Benoit SD 8 3 0 0 1 2 0 .375 .625 1.069
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 14 5 0 2 1 2 1 .357 .571 .971
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 7 3 0 0 1 1 0 .429 .429 .929
Jered Weaver ANA 13 4 1 3 0 2 0 .308 .615 .923
Cliff Lee PHI 11 3 1 2 0 4 0 .273 .636 .909
Dan Haren LA 10 3 1 1 0 0 0 .300 .600 .900
Jesse Crain HOU 7 2 0 2 0 1 1 .286 .571 .857
Miguel Gonzalez BAL 14 4 1 2 1 2 0 .286 .500 .833

Worst Matchups for Jose Molina (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
CC Sabathia NY-A 20 1 0 1 1 3 0 .050 .050 .145
Gio Gonzalez WAS 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .143
Matt Garza MIL 14 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
R.A. Dickey TOR 13 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000
Wade Davis KC 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Henderson Alvarez MIA 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Paul Maholm LA 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Shawn Camp PHI 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Alexi Ogando TEX 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake Peavy BOS 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Molina is hitting .316/.381/.368 in 19 at-bats this spring for the Rays.

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Molina agreed to a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Rays on Sunday, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

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Molina is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Molina (personal) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins.

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Molina (personal) is expected to rejoin the team Friday, the Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney reports.

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Molina (personal) is away from the team Thursday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Molina went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

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Molina went 1-for-4 with a double, walk, and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

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Molina went 2-for-4 with a run scored in his return to the lineup on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

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Molina (hamstring) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Molina's left hamstring felt improved Tuesday, but he could be held out until Friday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.