Yadier Molina Biography

( 1982 - )
September 5, 2019
First published on:September 5, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Yadier Molina

Date of Birth: 1982, July 13
Age: 37 years old
Birth Nation: Puerto Rico
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Yadier Benjamin Molina
Birth Place Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Famous Name Yadier Molina
Horoscope Cancer
Father Benjamín Molina, Sr.
Mother Gladys Matta
Net Worth $100 million
Salary $20,000,000
Contract 3 year / $60,000,000
Career Earnings $136,965,973
Weight 93 kg
Current team St. Louis Cardinals
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Baseball player
Currently Working For St. Louis Cardinals
School attended Ladislao Martínez High School
Currently Married yes
Married to Wanda Torres
Children 3

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 the 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 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.  

Yadier Molina Earnings; How much is his Net Worth?

As of 2019, Yadier has an estimated net worth over $100 million which is solely generated from his professional career. Also, he has collected $136,965,973 as career earnings, playing 15 seasons in MLB.

As per his contract with 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: 

YEAR TEAM EARNINGS
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

 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 house are not in the media yet.

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

Yadier Contract details and Transactions

  • Drafted by St. Louis (STL): Round 4 (#113 overall) in JUN 5 2000
  • Signed a contract with St. Louis (STL) in JUN 10 2000
  • Signed a one year $323k contract with St. Louis (STL) in MAR 1 2005
  • Signed a one year $400k contract with St. Louis (STL) in FEB 28 2006
  • Signed a one year $525k contract with St. Louis (STL) in FEB 27 2007
  • Signed a four year $15.5 million contract with St. Louis (STL) in JAN 20 2008
  • St. Louis (STL) exercised $7 million club option for 2012 in OCT 31 2011
  • Signed a five year $75 million extension with St. Louis (STL) in FEB 29 2012
  • Signed a three year $60 million contract extension with St. Louis (STL) in 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) in APR 11 2018 

Is Yadier Molina Married? Know about his Personal Life in details

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 he 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 SOURCE: Instagram

Similarly, the duo is a proud parent of 3 children, two sons, and a daughter. Their son Yanuell who was born in 2008 and daughter Arianna was born in 2010, and the deatils about his third child is still undercover.

As now, the family resides in the Caseyville, IL during the baseball season and Vega Alta, Puerto Rico during the offseason.

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

Talking about their wedding, the couple had a luxurious marital ceremony which was attended by their close friends and family.

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 seperation.

Yadier Molina and his children SOURCE: Instagram

Additionally, similar to the baseballing world, Yadier is also famous in 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 in the 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 the 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 the 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. 

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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