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What Pros Wear: Yadier Molina (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Guard)

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Yadier Molina swung a Marucci AP5 in the 2012 World Series.

Evidenced by his fourth place finish in the MVP voting in 2012, Yadier Molina is a player who can beat you both behind the plate and in the batter’s box.  Following up a career-best .305 average in 2011, Yadi tacked on ten points, good enough for fourth in the NL behind Posey, McCutchen, and Braun at .315.  Even more impressive has been Yadi’s improvements as a power hitter.  After having never hit more than eight prior to 2011, Molina hit a respectable 14 bombs last year, and followed that up with 22, third most by an NL catcher.  And, as we all know, he carries it into October:

Yadier Molina swings a Marucci AP5 in low density maple.  His measurements are 33.5/31.  In the world series, Yadi styled his AP5 with a two-tone black/natural paint job.

Yadi’s Marucci.

The AP5 is available online.

Yadier Molina is one of many MLB players who have stuck with the Franklin Pro Classic batting gloves, though they were discontinued to the mainstream.  His are exactly as you see them in feature (and the photo below), with Cardinals colors.  He wears the same version both home and away.  The Pro Classic is very scarce online.  If you can even find them it’d probably be on eBay.

Molina’s cleats are also discontinued, though you CAN find them online in many different places.

(Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America)

Yadier Molina wears the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly that you see above.  The Diamond Elite Fly, until recently, was a cleat you could customize on NIKEiD.  Unfortunately, the only baseball shoe they will allow customization on is the Gamer, so we only have what’s left online to choose from.

Yadi also wears an Evoshield elbow guard, which is available online.

Here are the links:

Marucci AP5 Bat

Franklin Neo Classic Batting Gloves (closest alternative to the Pro Classics)

 Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly Cleats

Evoshield Elbow Guard



  1. by the end of december/beginning of january, the air max mvp 3/4 will be up on nikeid for customizing

  2. He wears the New Balance 2000’s or 3000’s cleats now

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