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Christian Bethancourt

22-Year-Old Catcher – Atlanta Braves

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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: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 190   DOB: 9/2/1991   BORN: Panama City, Panama   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

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Bethancourt was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, 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 Rom 54 235 221 25 67 17 10 3 4 33 6 3 8 27 0 5 1 .303 .323 .430 .753
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
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 10 40 38 3 8 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 .211 .250 .237 .487
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Christian Bethancourt: MLB Games Played By Position

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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 Rom 235 221 3.4% 11.5% 0.30 88% .332 .127
2011 19 A Lyn 175 166 1.7% 20% 0.09 79% .338 .054
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 40 38 5% 27.5% 0.18 71% .296 .026
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Christian Bethancourt: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bethancourt will join the Braves on Monday, Tom Hart of Fox Sports South reports.

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Bethancourt, 21, is batting .290/.320/.467 with 12 home runs, 44 RBI and 11 steals through 80 games for Double-A Mississippi.

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Bethancourt, 21, is slashing .262/.292/.400 with five home runs, 25 RBI and seven stolen bases through 55 games for Double-A Mississippi.

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Bethancourt, 21, is batting .241/.53/.310 with one home run, 14 RBI and six steals through 37 games for Double-A Mississippi.

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Bethancourt, 21, is 4-for-13 (.308) through four games for Double-A Mississippi.

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Bethancourt was optioned to Double-A Mississippi on Monday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Bethancourt is 2-for-8 with a double and a walk in four games so far this spring. "He's still got to learn to do some things, but he's in better position," Braves hitting coach Greg Walker told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Last year at spring training, you could beat him inside easily. He was turned in, couldn't get to balls."

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Bethancourt was added to the Braves' 40-man roster on Tuesday, reports the teams' official site.

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Bethancourt (hand) is expected to play winter ball this offseason, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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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.