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Rafael Betancourt # - P

Colorado

  • Age: 39
  • DOB: 1975/04/29
  • POB: Cumana, Venezuela
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 220lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 11
  • Signed by Boston in 1993.
  • Current Status: In the minors

Scouting Report

AssetsHas a pretty good fastball and boasts excellent command, particularly against right-handed hitters. Is a valuable commodity in the late innings.
FlawsInjuries and a lack of durability are at the root of his issues, so he can struggle when pitching on consecutive days. Is aging and in decline.
Career potentialQuality reliever, when healthy.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/04/25Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a minor league contract.
2013/10/29Colorado Rockies declined their contract option for next season.
2013/09/29Missed the last 33 regular season games (right elbow injury).
2013/08/23Right elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2013/08/17Missed 26 games (appendicitis).
2013/07/20Appendicitis, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 15th, 2013).
2013/06/28Missed 25 games (strained right groin).
2013/06/02Strained right groin, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 1st, 2013).
2013/05/25Missed 2 games (right groin).
2013/05/22Right groin, day-to-day.
2012/01/19Signed by the Colorado Rockies to a two-year contract extension.
2011/01/30Signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract extension.
2010/08/28Missed 3 games (abdominal injury).
2010/08/24Abdominal injury, day-to-day.
2010/05/13Missed 1 game (cold symptoms).
2010/05/12Cold symptoms, day-to-day.
2010/01/19Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a two-year contract.
2009/12/07Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.
2009/11/13Colorado Rockies declined their contract option for next season.
2009/07/23Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2009/07/09Missed 33 games (groin).
2009/06/01Groin, early September.
2008/01/23Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a two-year contract.
2007/01/16Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2006/05/16Missed 23 games (back injury).
2006/04/21Back injury, 15-day DL.
2006/02/23Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2005/07/18Missed 16 games (shoulder injury).
2005/07/08Suspended by the MLB for 10 games for violations of the Major League drug prevention and treatment program.
2005/07/03Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 30th, 2005).
2005/02/21Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2004/07/11Missed 15 games (biceps injury).
2004/06/26Biceps injury, 15-day DL.
2004/02/23Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2003/07/12Contract purchased from Buffalo (AAA).
2003/02/06Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.

Trades

2009/07/23Cleveland Indians traded Rafael Betancourt to the Colorado Rockies for Connor Graham.
2003/02/07Signed as a minor league free agent by the Cleveland Indians.
1993/09/06Signed as a nondrafted free agent by the Boston Red Sox.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2013ColoradoNL32025160028.2261513211271.294.08
2013Colorado SpringsAAA10000001.02110012.009.00
2012ColoradoNL60014310057.2531918612571.132.81
2011ColoradoNL6802080062.146212078730.872.89
2010ColoradoNL7205110062.152252598890.963.61
2009ColoradoNL3203110025.1175515290.871.78
2009ClevelandAL2901210030.2251512315321.303.52
2009Total Cle/ColMLB6104320056.0422017420611.112.73
2009ColumbusAAA30100003.10000140.300.00
2008ClevelandAL6903440071.07641401125641.425.07
2007ClevelandAL6805130079.151131349800.761.47
2006ClevelandAL5003430056.2522524711481.113.81
2006AkronAA11000001.00000121.000.00
2005ClevelandAL5404310067.2572321517731.092.79
2004ClevelandAL6805640066.2713229718761.333.92
2004AkronAA10000001.00000121.000.00
2003ClevelandAL3302210038.027119513361.052.13
2003BuffaloAAA40001006.26331261.204.05
2003AkronAA31000160045.133107013751.011.39
2002Did not play-injured-----------------
2001TrentonAA1600140024.028161503271.295.63
2000YokohamaJPN1141200028.2301613-11161.434.08
2000SearexJPN2001060023.01733-6291.001.17
1999TrentonAA39062130054.2502422-10571.103.62
1999SarasotaA60004007.0500-160.860.00
1998TrentonAA70000009.1977-391.296.75
1998SarasotaA2003120028.0221211-6331.003.54
1998GCL Red SoxR43020005.0654-141.407.20
1997MichiganA27003110032.12697-2520.871.95
TotalMLB635036337400646.1553245229671526841.093.19
TotalAL371023221700410.0359160148421084091.143.25
TotalNL264013115700236.1194858125442751.013.08
TotalAAA801010011.084413111.003.27
TotalAA951633300135.112057510311721.123.39
TotalA53034170067.1532118-9910.922.41
TotalR43020005.0654-141.407.20
TotalJPN3142260051.2471916-17451.242.79

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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