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What Pros Wear: Yadier Molina (Mask, Chest Protector, Shin Guards, Mitt)

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Yadier Molina wears a Rawlings chest protector, shin guards and mitt.

This 2012 NLCS features the two best all-around catchers in the game in Buster Posey and Yadier Molina.  For the Cards, Molina has been their rock at backstop for eight full seasons, catching the final out for two World Series champions (’06, ’11), winning four Fielding Bible awards (2007-2010) and four Gold Gloves (2008-2011) in the process.  Molina is the active leader in Caught Stealing % for his career, finishing in the top 3 in the NL in that stat every year except 2011.  With what seems like hereditary exceptional receiving skills, the youngest Molina brother has also made a lot of average pitchers look much better than average (see Edwin Jackson, Brad Penny, Jake Westbrook, Joel Pineiro, and the list goes on).

And based on these riveting performances, the next stop after St. Louis might be Hollywood…

Yadi wears a Rawlings Heart of the Hide PROSCM41JB catcher’s mitt with a Pro Mesh back, just like in the feature (and below).  This glove is available online.

Source: Kyle Rivas/Getty Images North America

Yadier’s mask is a custom All Star brand mask—the model is the MVP2300 (below).  This mask is custom painted for Yadier, but the model is available online.  Yadi wears his Cards cap to the back underneath the mask, too.

Source: Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America

As you can see in the photo above, Molina wears a Rawlings chest protector.  The model is the 950X, and Yadi wears a red/navy version at home (above) and the reverse version on the road (below).  This chest protector is available online, but not in Molina’s exclusive colors.  Molina’s is made of leather, which is custom for him as well.

Source: John Gress/Getty Images North America

Not only do you get a good look at the away chest protector Yadi wears, but you can also get a good look at his shin guards in the above picture.  Molina wears the Rawlings XRDLG shin guards in navy/red for away games and red/navy for home games, matching his chest protector.  These shin guards are available online, just not in his colors.

The hose:

Here are the links:

Rawlings Heart of the Hide PROSCM41JB

All Star MVP2300 Mask

Rawlings 950X Chest Protector

Rawlings XRDLG Shin Guards

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7 comments

  1. Yadi’s chest protector is 100% leather, while the 950x chest protector sold in stores is not. Is there any way I can get the leather version, yet maybe not in his specific colorway?

  2. Yadi’s is a special model similar to the MVP2300 but made out of fiberglass/ titanium instead of plastic/ steel.

  3. could you do more catchers and their gear? Thanks

  4. Yadi wears the 950z chest protector. Rawlings no longer makes it but you can still find a few of them online

  5. how can I get the leather chest protector

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