Yadier Molina

by Prasiddha 05 Sep,2019
Yadier Molina
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 9 Inch
Weight in KG 93 kg kg
Weight 93 kg
Personal Info
  • Father Benjamín Molina, Sr.
  • Relationship Status married
  • First Name
  • Mother Gladys Matta
  • Last Name
  • Birth Name Yadier Benjamin Molina
  • Net Worth $80 million
  • Currently Married yes
  • Salary $9 Million
  • Married to Wanda Torres
  • Birth Country United States
  • Famous Name Yadier Molina
  • Children Yanuell Benjamin Molina, Adrianna Molina and Daniel Benjamin Molina
  • Career Earnings $163,373,380
  • Contract 3 year / $60,000,000
  • Horoscope Cancer
  • Nationality American
  • Current team St. Louis Cardinals
  • Ethnicity White
  • Awards
  • Profession Baseball player
  • Currently Club St. Louis Cardinals
  • School attended Ladislao Martínez High School

Yadier Molina is a Puerto Rican professional baseball player who plays as a Catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Additionally, in his entire 16-year career, Yadier played for a single team, St. Luis Cardinals. Moreover, Molina was initially selected by the Cardinals in the 2000 MLB draft as a fourth-round selection. Further, he made his MLB debut on June 3, 2004.   

Yadier who has played in the MLB for 15 seasons has accumulated a net worth of over $100 million. Furthermore, he has accumulated  $136,965,973 as career earnings. Besides, he is a married man, and as of now, he is enjoying a smooth marital relationship with his wife, Wanda Torres with whom he shares two adorable children.  

How Much is The Net Worth Of Yadier Molina?- Yadier's Net Worth Exceeds $80 Million 

Yadier has an estimated net worth of more than $80 million which is solely generated from his professional career. Also, he has collected $163,373,380 as career earnings, playing 15 seasons in MLB.

As per his contract with the Cardinals, he penned three years/ $60,000,000 deal which includes $60,000,000 as a guaranteed amount on April 2, 2017.  

As of now, he receives $20,000,000 as an annual average salary which makes him a top earner of the team Cardinals, standing above Dexter Fowler and Paul Goldschmidt, having a yearly salary of around $16,500,000 and $15,500,000 respectively.   

Some of Yadier's career earnings and contract are tabulated below: 

2000 St. Louis Cardinals $325,000
2005 St. Louis Cardinals $323,500
2006 St. Louis Cardinals $400,000
2007 St. Louis Cardinals $525,000
2008 St. Louis Cardinals $1,862,500
2009 St. Louis Cardinals $3,412,500
2010 St. Louis Cardinals $4,412,500
2011 St. Louis Cardinals $5,412,500
2012 St. Louis Cardinals $7,100,000
2013 St. Louis Cardinals $15,100,000
2014 St. Louis Cardinals $15,100,000
2015 St. Louis Cardinals $15,100,000
2016 St. Louis Cardinals $14,000,000
2017 St. Louis Cardinals $14,000,000
2018 St. Louis Cardinals $19,892,473
2019 St. Louis Cardinals $20,000,000
2020 St. Louis Cardinals $7,407,407
2021 St. Louis Cardinals $9,000,000
2022 St. Louis Cardinals $10,000,000

 Likewise, Molina stands in the 35th position among the highest earners of MLB in 2019 whereas Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer are among the highest earner with an annual average salary of $38,333,334 and $37,505,562 respectively. Furthermore, in 2019, Yadier is expected to earn $20,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $20,000,000.   

Additionally, Molina is living a luxurious life, which is depicted by his Instagram account. However, the details about his endorsement earnings and valuable assets like cars and houses are not in the media yet.

Besides, there are a lot of pictures of his cars and house on the Internet. Stay tuned with us as we will undoubtedly come up with all the additional information soon.   

Yadier Contract Details and Transactions

  • Drafted by St. Louis (STL): Round 4 (#113 overall) on JUN 5 2000
  • Signed a contract with St. Louis (STL) on JUN 10 2000
  • Signed a one-year $323k contract with St. Louis (STL) on MAR 1 2005
  • Signed a one-year $400k contract with St. Louis (STL) on FEB 28 2006
  • Signed a one-year $525k contract with St. Louis (STL) on FEB 27 2007
  • Signed a four-year $15.5 million contract with St. Louis (STL) on JAN 20 2008
  • St. Louis (STL) exercised a $7 million club option for 2012 on OCT 31 2011
  • Signed a five-year $75 million extension with St. Louis (STL) on FEB 29 2012
  • Signed a three-year $60 million contract extension with St. Louis (STL) on APR 2 2017
  • Suspended one game for his role in an altercation with Troy Lovullo (ARI), forfeiting $107,526 in 2018 salary with St. Louis (STL) on APR 11 2018 
  • Currently, Yadier is on a 1-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $10 Million guaranteed and an annual average salary of $10 million

Who Is The Wife Of Yadier Molina- Wanda Torres? Know about his Personal Life in detail

Yes, Yadier belongs to the married club, and reportedly, he is enjoying a happy marital life with his wife, Wanda Torres. Reportedly, the couple met for the first time when both of them attended the same high school in Puerto Rico. Additionally, the couple has been living together since they exchanged their marital vows in 2007.

Yadier Molina with his wife on their wedding day SOURCE: Instagram

Furthermore, the love bird was dressed beautifully, and particularly, the bride was looking stunning in the white wedding gown, and the groom was dressed in an appealing white suit. As of now, the couple is living a happy life as we never got to hear the news about their divorce or separation.

Who Are The Children Of Yadier Molina?- Molina Is The Father Of 3 Children

As of now, the family resides in Caseyville, IL during the baseball season and in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico during the offseason. Yadier and Wanda are proud parents of 3 children, two sons, and a daughter. Their son Yanuell Benjamin was born in 2008 and their daughter Adrianna was born in 2010, and the details about his third child, Daniel Benjamin Molina.

Yadier Molina and his children SOURCE: Instagram

Additionally, similar to the baseballing world, Yadier is also famous on social media like Twitter and Instagram. Also, he is equally focused on his professional career as most of his Instagram post is related to his professional life. Yadier is completely a family-oriented guy who never misses a chance to spend quality time with his family. 

Yadier Molina Body Measurement (Height and Weight)

Yadier Molina stands at a height of 1.8 m (5 feet 9 inches) and weighs around 93 kg. 

Yadier Molina Early Life, Bio, Family, and Childhood

Yadier was born on July 13, 1982, in Bayamón, Puerto Rico to Benjamín Molina, Sr. and Gladys Matta. As per Yadier's birth, he is a Puerto Rican native and belongs to a mixed ethnic group. Also, Molina was born under the star sign, Cancer. Additionally, he grew up along with his two siblings, José Molina, and Bengie Molina who is also a professional baseball player. 

Talking about Molina's amateur career, he attended Ladislao Martínez High School in Vega Alta where he began his professional career. Additionally, Before Major League, he played in the minor league, playing for the teams like Cincinnati Reds, Johnson City Cardinals, and many more. 

Yadier Molina Professional Career

As of 2019, Yadier plays as a Catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Additionally, in his entire 16 years of career, Yadier played for a single team, St. Luis Cardinals. Moreover, Molina was initially selected by the Cardinals in the 2000 MLB draft as a fourth-round selection. Further, he made his MLB debut on June 3, 2004. 

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His career achievements and highlights:

  • Nine times All-Star (2009–2015, 2017, 2018)
  • 2× World Series champion in 2006 and 2011 
  • Nine times Gold Glove Award (2008–2015, 2018)
  • Silver Slugger Award in 2013
  • Six times Fielding Bible Award (2007-2010, 2012-2013)
  • Roberto Clemente Award in 2018
  • 2× All-World Baseball Classic Team in 2013 and  2017 respectively 
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