Nelson Molina

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Nelson Domiel Molina Gonzalez

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Nelson Molina made it to AAA and played for the Puerto Rican national team.

He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 2013 amateur draft, one pick before Adam Plutko. The scout was Frankie Thon. [1] He had a rough pro debut with the '13 GCL Marlins; the utility infielder hit just .110/.178/.119 with nearly as many errors (8) as hits (12). The next year, he returned to the same club and improved to .243/.305/.287 with 12 steals in 14 tries. With the 2015 Elizabethton Twins, he hit .207/.271/.250. In '16, he batted .300/.374/.381 for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, fielding .967 at the hot corner.

With the Indios de Mayagüez in 2016-2017, he made his Puerto Rican League debut, going 0 for 4 with one run and a sacrifice fly RBI. He split 2017 between the Fort Myers Miracle (.243/.285/.342 in 84 G) and the Chattanooga Lookouts (3 for 11, BB). He was 0 for 2 for the Indios in 2017-2018. In 2018, he hit .234/.306/.273 in 25 games for the Miracle and was released. Signed by the Colorado Rockies, he batted .204/.236/.310 in 49 games for the Hartford Yard Goats the rest of the way. He played two games that winter for the Indios but did not bat.

Molina split 2019 between Hartford (.200/.274/.273 in 22 G) and the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes (.150/.186/.350 in 17 G). The 2020 minor league season was wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic. He then played for Puerto Rico in the Americas Olympic Qualifier. He got into two games. In his first, he pinch-hit for Luis Mateo and grounded out against Jumbo Díaz. He struck out against Jairo Asencio later in the game. Against Nicaragua, he replaced Mateo at second and drew a walk from Sheyder Garcia in his plate appearance. [2] Moving to the independent leagues in 2021, he hit .282/.355/.479 with 10 homers and 49 runs in 69 games for the Tri-City Valley Cats.