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Christian Bethancourt

23-Year-Old Catcher – Atlanta Braves

2015 Stats

AVG

.198

HR

1

RBI

9

R

12

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Defensively, Bethancourt is major-league ready, but he did not take the leap forward, offensively, that the Braves were hoping he would in 2014. That's not to say he was awful with the bat, as he hit ...

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

June 15, 2015  –  Christian Bethancourt News

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Bethancourt will be optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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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 31 117 113 7 28 3 3 0 0 9 1 1 3 26 0 0 1 .248 .274 .274 .548
2015 23 AAA GWI 32 128 123 13 38 12 10 0 2 13 5 0 3 19 1 1 0 .309 .323 .439 .762
2015 23 MAJ ATL 29 104 101 12 20 7 6 0 1 9 1 0 3 18 0 0 0 .198 .221 .287 .508
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3-Year Averages     16 58 57 3 14 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 13 0 0 0 .246 .259 .263 .522

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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
Jul. 30 @Phi Did not play.
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Jul. 20 LAD Did not play.
Jul. 19 ChC Did not play.
Jul. 18 ChC Did not play.
Jul. 17 ChC Did not play.
Jul. 12 @Col Did not play.
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Jul. 9 @Col Did not play.
Jul. 8 @Mil Did not play.
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Jun. 30 Was Did not play.
Jun. 28 @Pit Did not play.
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Jun. 25 @Was Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
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Christian Bethancourt: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 27
2014 31
2013

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Christian Bethancourt Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015251010.160.160.352
2014222020.409.455.889

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20157611181.211.329.560
2014915071.209.231.465
201310000.000.000.000

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015447141.273.432.721
2014626061.290.339.651
201310000.000.000.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015575050.140.175.345
2014511030.196.196.422
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 117 113 2.6% 22.2% 0.12 77% .322 .026
2015 23 AAA GWI 128 123 2.3% 14.8% 0.16 85% .353 .130
2015 23 MAJ ATL 104 101 2.9% 17.3% 0.17 82% .232 .089
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3-Year Averages     58 57 1.7% 22.4% 0.08 77% .318 .017

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2015 Stat Review for Christian Bethancourt    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.198 AVG
TERRIBLE
82% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.232 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.287 SLG
TERRIBLE
.089 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.17 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.9% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
17.3% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.508 OPS
TERRIBLE
.221 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Bethancourt is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

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Bethancourt went 2-for-4 Saturday with a double, a run scored and two RBI.

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Bethancourt is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

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Bethancourt is out of the lineup Friday against the Phillies.

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Bethancourt is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mets, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Bethancourt will return to the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

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Bethancourt is out of the lineup Friday.

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Bethancourt is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

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Bethancourt is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Mets.

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Bethancourt is out of the Braves' lineup Wednesday against Miami, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Bethancourt will catch and bat fifth against the Marlins on Monday.

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Bethancourt (mouth) is back in the lineup for Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 homers and 11 steals, after slashing just .243/.275/.291 at the same level in 2012. Concerns remain, however, about Bethancourt's lack of plate discipline, as he drew just 16 walks in 388 plate appearances in 2013, but he did show some improvement in the second half, with a .329 on-base percentage over his final 39 games. The 22-year-old will likely need to show continued improvement in the minor leagues before being considered for a promotion, but with Brian McCann now out of Atlanta, it's possible he could get the call sooner than expected, if Evan Gattis struggles defensively, or if there is an injury to Gattis, Gerald Laird, or Ryan Doumit.

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.