Don’t get us wrong, we like having Jose Molina on the team. But Sweet Fancy Moses, that lumbering mass is slowwwww.
Leading off the fifth inning, Molina was thrown out on this groundball in the hole between shortstop and third base…
4.84 seconds is the time it took Molina to get from home to first base.
An average right-handed batter is probably in the neighborhood of 4.3 seconds. A slow right-handed batter is 4.6 seconds. Molina is off the chart.
To give you a sense of just how slow that is, consider that 4.84 seconds over 90 feet is the equivalent of a 6.45 40-yard dash. There were 15 offensive linemen at the NFL combine this year that ran 5.28 seconds or faster in the 40-yard dash. That’s over a second faster. And one lineman, Donald Stephenson of Oklahoma ran 40 yards in 4.94 seconds, or about the same amount of time it took Molina to run 30 yards.