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Christian Bethancourt

23-Year-Old Catcher – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

AVG

.247

HR

0

RBI

9

R

6

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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RBI

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Heralded for his rocket arm and athleticism behind the plate, Bethancourt took a significant step forward at the dish last season. In 90 games with Double-A Mississippi, he hit .277/.305/.436 with 12 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 9/2/1991   BORN: Panama City, Panama   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

September 1, 2014  –  Christian Bethancourt News

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Christian Bethancourt Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 17 R GCL 32 130 116 22 33 12 9 1 2 19 7 0 11 22 0 3 0 .284 .344 .431 .775
2009 17 R DAN 14 56 50 10 13 7 5 0 2 8 1 1 6 16 0 0 0 .260 .339 .480 .819
2010 18 A ROM 108 420 399 31 100 24 19 2 3 34 11 3 14 62 0 5 2 .251 .276 .331 .607
2011 19 A LYN 45 175 166 11 45 7 6 0 1 20 3 2 3 35 2 4 0 .271 .277 .325 .602
2011 19 A ROM 54 235 221 25 67 17 10 3 4 33 6 3 8 27 0 5 1 .303 .323 .430 .753
2012 20 AA MIS 71 288 268 30 65 8 5 1 2 26 8 6 11 45 4 3 2 .243 .275 .291 .566
2013 21 AA MIS 90 388 358 42 99 33 21 0 12 45 11 7 16 57 5 7 2 .277 .305 .436 .741
2013 21 MAJ ATL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 22 AAA GWI 91 365 343 33 97 26 17 1 8 48 7 1 13 61 1 6 2 .283 .308 .408 .716
2014 22 MAJ ATL 24 92 89 6 22 1 1 0 0 9 1 1 2 22 0 0 1 .247 .272 .258 .530
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3-Year Averages     1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Christian Bethancourt Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 19 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .272 .258 .530
Sep. 17 Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .284 .271 .555
Sep. 16 Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .286 .272 .558
Sep. 15 Was 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .296 .282 .578
Sep. 14 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .286 .270 .556
Sep. 13 @Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .301 .286 .587
Sep. 12 @Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .304 .288 .592
Sep. 10 @Was 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .308 .290 .598
Sep. 9 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .295 .276 .571
Sep. 8 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Mia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .316 .296 .612
Sep. 5 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 3 Phi 4 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .278 .316 .296 .612
Sep. 2 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 1 Phi Did not play.
Aug. 31 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 30 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 29 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 28 @NYM Did not play.
Aug. 27 @NYM Did not play.
Aug. 26 @NYM Did not play.
Aug. 24 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 23 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 22 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 21 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 20 @Pit Did not play.
Aug. 19 @Pit Did not play.
Aug. 18 @Pit Did not play.
Aug. 17 Oak Did not play.
Last 7 Days 27 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .185 .185 .370
Last 14 Days 39 2 10 0 0 0 6 0 8 1 0 0 0 1 .256 .256 .256 .512
Last 30 Days 39 2 10 0 0 0 6 0 8 1 0 0 0 1 .256 .256 .256 .512

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Christian Bethancourt: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 24
2013

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Christian Bethancourt Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014171020.412.412.824

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014725071.208.222.462
201310000.000.000.000

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014465061.283.304.602
201310000.000.000.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014431030.209.209.454
Christian Bethancourt Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 17 R GCL 130 116 8.5% 16.9% 0.50 81% .337 .147
2009 17 R DAN 56 50 10.7% 28.6% 0.38 68% .344 .220
2010 18 A ROM 420 399 3.3% 14.8% 0.23 84% .290 .080
2011 19 A LYN 175 166 1.7% 20% 0.09 79% .338 .054
2011 19 A ROM 235 221 3.4% 11.5% 0.30 88% .332 .127
2012 20 AA MIS 288 268 3.8% 15.6% 0.24 83% .285 .048
2013 21 AA MIS 388 358 4.1% 14.7% 0.28 84% .301 .159
2013 21 MAJ ATL 1 1 0% 100% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2014 22 AAA GWI 365 343 3.6% 16.7% 0.21 82% .325 .125
2014 22 MAJ ATL 92 89 2.2% 23.9% 0.09 75% .328 .011
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3-Year Averages     1 1 0% 100% 0.00 0% .000 .000

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2014 Stat Review for Christian Bethancourt    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.247 AVG
WEAK
75% Contact Rate
WEAK
.328 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.258 SLG
TERRIBLE
.011 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.09 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.2% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
23.9% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.530 OPS
TERRIBLE
.272 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Christian Bethancourt: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bethancourt, 22, is batting .273/.296/.404 with eight home runs, 45 RBI and five steals through 86 games for Triple-A Gwinnett.

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Bethancourt was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

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Bethancourt is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday that he expects Bethancourt to return to Triple-A Gwinnett when Evan Gattis (back) comes off the DL, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Bethancourt is not in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Mets.

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Bethancourt went 3-for-5 with a run scored Saturday against the D-Backs.

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Bethancourt is not in the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.

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Bethancourt was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday and is in the lineup for Game 2 of the Braves' doubleheader against the Phillies, MLB.com reports.

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According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves are not talking about moving Evan Gattis to left field and promoting Bethancourt.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Bethancourt has the potential to be one of the top catching prospects in the game. His defense has been vaunted and is already at a major league level. His bat, on the other hand, still has some catching up to do. After being signed at 16, the now 21-year-old Bethancourt has played five minor league seasons with just a .656 career OPS and a poor eye at the plate. He has potential to be a good power hitter and possesses above-average speed for a catcher. Now with a 40-man roster spot, Bethancourt could open the season as a temporary backup to Gerald Laird while Brian McCann works his way back from knee surgery. It's likely that he'll spend most of 2013 back at Double-A Mississippi.

2012

Bethancourt could be Atlanta's top hitting prospect after a breakout season. After hitting .303/.323/.430 at Low-A Rome, Bethancourt held his own at High-A Lynchburg by hitting .271/.277/.325 at age 19. While his numbers were not overly impressive at the plate, he was young for High-A and is seen as a strong, albeit raw, defensive catcher. He then hit .306/.324/.556 in the Arizona Fall League, which impressed many observers considering the tougher competition. However, he'll need to show more patience at the plate (just 13 walks in 459 at-bats between the minors and AFL) to become an elite prospect. He'll likely begin the season at High-A again, but a strong first half could put him on the fast track to the majors.