Rod Barajas # - C

  • Age: 39
  • DOB: 1975/09/05
  • POB: Ontario, CA
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 250lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 14
  • Signed by Arizona in 1996.

Scouting Report

AssetsIs a good low-ball hitter, hits consistently for power and can also produce runs. A confident game-caller, he can also handle a fairly heavy workload.
FlawsCan be all or nothing at the plate, as he lacks the patience for walks and takes too big of a cut. While solid defensively, he commits his share of passed balls.
Career potentialVeteran catcher.

Honours and Awards

1999Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/03/25Released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2013/02/08Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract.
2012/10/31Pittsburgh Pirates declined their contract option for next season.
2012/07/03Missed 1 game (left knee injury).
2012/07/02Left knee injury, day-to-day.
2012/06/29Missed 3 games (bruised left knee).
2012/06/26Bruised left knee, day-to-day.
2012/04/20Missed 2 games (right hamstring injury).
2012/04/18Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2011/11/10Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/08/21Missed 1 game (strained right groin).
2011/08/20Strained right groin, day-to-day.
2011/07/14Missed 20 games (sprained right ankle).
2011/06/19Sprained right ankle, 15-day DL.
2011/05/27Missed 3 games (sprained right wrist).
2011/05/23Sprained right wrist, day-to-day.
2010/12/03Re-signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.
2010/08/22Claimed off waivers from the New York Mets.
2010/08/19Missed 22 games (oblique injury).
2010/07/26Oblique injury, early September (retroactive to July 25th, 2010).
2010/07/25Strained right oblique muscle, day-to-day.
2010/06/26Missed 3 games (back injury).
2010/06/24Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/05/09Missed 1 game (finger injury).
2010/05/08Finger injury, day-to-day.
2010/02/20Signed as a free agent by the New York Mets to a one-year contract.
2009/06/29Missed 2 games (hamstring).
2009/06/27Hamstring, day-to-day.
2009/06/21Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2009/06/20Hamstring, day-to-day.
2009/05/19Missed 1 game (calf injury).
2009/05/18Calf injury, day-to-day.
2008/10/31Toronto Blue Jays exercised their contract option for next season.
2008/09/29Missed the last 14 regular season games (hamstring).
2008/09/18Hamstring, day-to-day.
2008/04/16Missed 2 games (groin).
2008/04/14Groin, day-to-day.
2008/01/24Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year contract.
2007/10/11Philadelphia Phillies declined their contract option for next season.
2007/09/01Missed 26 games (groin).
2007/08/03Groin, 15-day DL.
2006/12/21Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2006/10/30Filed for free agency.
2006/09/19Missed 8 games (back injury).
2006/09/12Back injury, day-to-day.
2006/09/09Missed 7 games (strained back).
2006/09/06Strained back, day-to-day.
2006/01/16Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2005/09/06Missed 2 games (finger injury).
2005/09/04Finger injury, day-to-day.
2005/01/08Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2004/09/04Missed 2 games (back injury).
2004/09/02Back injury, day-to-day.
2004/06/18Missed 1 game (thumb injury).
2004/06/17Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2004/03/30Contract purchased from Oklahoma (AAA).
2004/01/15Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2003/12/20Arizona Diamondbacks declined to tender a contract.
2003/07/23Missed 13 games (left wrist injury).
2003/07/07Left wrist injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 5th, 2003).
2003/04/28Missed 19 games (hamstring).
2003/04/07Hamstring, 15-day DL.
2002/09/01Recalled from Tucson (AAA).
2002/08/21Optioned to Tucson (AAA).
2001/08/24Recalled from Tucson (AAA).
2001/07/26Optioned to Tucson (AAA).
2001/07/16Recalled from Tucson (AAA).
2001/06/14Optioned to Tucson (AAA).


2013/02/08Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract.
2011/11/10Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2010/08/22Claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the New York Mets.
2010/02/20Signed as a free agent by the New York Mets.
2008/01/24Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays.
2006/12/21Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies.
2004/01/15Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
1996/01/23Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Career Stats

2011LA DodgersNL98305297013016472271002.230.287.430.717
2011Rancho CucamongaA4184720121200-.389.421.6671.088
2010LA DodgersNL25649193051351500-.297.361.578.939
2010NY MetsNL742493056110123483900-.225.263.414.677
2010Total NYN/LANL9931339751401747135400-.240.284.447.731
2010St. LucieA4171400020200-.
2010GCL MetsR141100130100-.250.2501.0001.250
1999El PasoAA12751077162412149524732014.318.354.488.842
1998High DesertA11344267134260238125811114.303.345.518.863
1997High DesertA571992453110730841023.266.297.427.724


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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