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Molina, Robert

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Molina, Robert

Team: Former Players
Pos: C
Bats: B
Throws: R
DoB: 1996-09-16
2016: Rk
2015: Rk
Acquired: I-FA
Acquisition Details: 2013-07-03
Bonus: $300,000
Hometown: Punta Cardon, Venezuela
2016 Stohs Prospect Handbook Profile: The Twins signed the stocky catcher as a 16-year-old from Venezuela in 2013. He spent the 2014 season playing in the DSL. Though he hit just .206/.313/.284 (.597), he threw out 35% of 60 would-be base stealers. Listed at 5-11 (which may be generous), Molina is built thick, like a young Ivan Rodriguez. Offense is a struggle. He doesn’t have big power though he could in time. He has catcher’s speed. He does have a strong arm, and it is accurate too. He is still learning to call a game and work with pitchers, and he occasionally has a bad “Passed Ball,” but he has the potential to be a solid defensive backstop.
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