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Christian Bethancourt

24-Year-Old Catcher – San Diego Padres

2016 Stats

AVG

.261

HR

5

RBI

14

R

13

SB

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Bethancourt's athleticism behind the plate and tremendous arm were supposed to carry him, both in the primary role in 2015 and to a lengthy career as the Braves' starting backstop. However, he once ag...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/2/1991   BORN: Panama City, Panama   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

July 17, 2016  –  Christian Bethancourt News

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Bethancourt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored during Sunday's win over the Giants.

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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 DAN 14 56 50 10 13 7 5 0 2 8 1 1 6 16 0 0 0 .260 .339 .480 .819
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
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 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 52 218 202 25 66 23 19 0 4 31 5 0 12 31 1 3 0 .327 .359 .480 .839
2015 23 MAJ ATL 48 160 155 16 31 10 8 0 2 12 1 1 5 33 0 0 0 .200 .225 .290 .515
2016 24 MAJ SD 48 119 111 13 29 9 4 0 5 14 1 2 7 30 0 1 0 .261 .303 .432 .735
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3-Year Averages     26 91 89 7 19 3 3 0 0 7 0 0 2 20 0 0 0 .213 .231 .247 .478
Career  (View All)     128 397 380 36 88 22 15 0 7 35 3 4 15 90 0 1 1 .232 .262 .326 .588

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Christian Bethancourt Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 23 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .303 .432 .735
Jul. 22 @Was Did not play.
Jul. 21 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 20 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 20 @StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .310 .444 .754
Jul. 19 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 18 @StL Did not play.
Jul. 17 SF 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .319 .457 .776
Jul. 16 SF Did not play.
Jul. 15 SF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .312 .426 .738
Jul. 10 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 9 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 8 @LAD 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .314 .423 .737
Jul. 7 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 6 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 5 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .314 .426 .740
Jul. 4 @Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .316 .433 .749
Jul. 3 NYY 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .316 .433 .749
Jul. 2 NYY Did not play.
Jul. 1 NYY Did not play.
Jun. 29 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 28 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .309 .427 .736
Jun. 26 @Cin Did not play.
Jun. 25 @Cin Did not play.
Jun. 24 @Cin Did not play.
Jun. 23 @Cin Did not play.
Jun. 22 @Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .312 .442 .754
Jun. 21 @Bal 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .303 .446 .749
Jun. 19 Was Did not play.
Jun. 18 Was Did not play.
Last 7 Days 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 17 3 4 1 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .235 .471 .706
Last 30 Days 33 4 9 1 0 1 2 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .314 .394 .708

Christian Bethancourt: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 28 1 4 4 2
2015 42
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
2016214130.381.6191.077
2015473020.170.213.433
2014222020.409.455.889

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20168794111.241.402.674
2015108132101.213.324.551
2014915071.209.231.465

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016589490.276.552.858
2015889161.227.330.582
2014626061.290.339.651

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016534151.245.302.600
2015677160.164.239.427
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 DAN 56 50 10.7% 28.6% 0.38 68% .344 .220
2009 17 R GCL 130 116 8.5% 16.9% 0.50 81% .337 .147
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 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 218 202 5.5% 14.2% 0.39 85% .371 .153
2015 23 MAJ ATL 160 155 3.1% 20.6% 0.15 79% .242 .090
2016 24 MAJ SD 119 111 5.9% 25.2% 0.23 73% .316 .171
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3-Year Averages     91 89 2.2% 22% 0.10 78% .275 .034
Career     397 380 3.8% 22.7% 0.17 76% .286 .094

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2016 Stat Review for Christian Bethancourt    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.261 AVG
WEAK
73% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.316 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.432 SLG
AVERAGE
.171 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

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0.23 BB/K
POOR
5.9% BB Rate
WEAK
25.2% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.735 OPS
WEAK
.303 OBP
WEAK

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

Bethancourt went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Monday's Memorial Day loss to the Mariners.

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Bethancourt hit a two-run homer as a pinch hitter in Friday's win over the Dodgers.

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Bethancourt is a late scratch from Friday's lineup in a matchup with the Dodgers, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Bethancourt will start in right field and bat fifth Friday against the Dodgers.

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Bethancourt went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, accounting for the only run in the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader sweep against the Cubs.

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Bethancourt went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Mets.

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Bethancourt went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

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Bethancourt is starting at catcher and batting sixth Thursday against the Pirates.

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Bethancourt has made the Opening Day roster.

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Bethancourt's teammate Austin Hedges will likely start the season with Triple-A El Paso, the Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.

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Bethancourt says he is "100 percent" following offseason arthroscopic surgery in October to repair a torn meniscus, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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 .283 at Triple-A Gwinnett as a 22-year-old, but Bethancourt did little to ease concerns about his approach, drawing a mere 13 walks in 365 plate appearances with the affiliate. Moreover, he smacked just 26 extra-base hits with Gwinnett, resulting in a .125 ISO, down from .159 with Double-A Mississippi in 2013. He spent close to a month with the big club toward the middle of the season, filling in for an injured Evan Gattis, and was also among the team's September callups, but he looked overmatched against major-league pitching, posting a dismal .247 wOBA in 31 games (117 plate appearances). Despite his struggles at the top level, the Braves appear ready to insert Bethancourt into the regular role behind the plate, as the Jason Heyward trade has opened up a spot in the outfield for Gattis. Assuming the Braves do indeed move on to Bethancourt as their primary catcher, he would warrant some consideration in deeper two-catcher leagues, if only because the playing time should result in the counting stats piling up at a decent clip. Bethancourt will compete with veteran A.J. Pierzynski for playing time to begin 2015.

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.