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Rafael Ortega

22-Year-Old Outfielder – St. Louis Cardinals

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 160   DOB: 5/15/1991   BORN: El Tigre, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

January 6, 2014  –  Rafael Ortega News

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Ortega was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals on Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Rafael Ortega 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
2010 19 R Cas 71 322 288 69 103 27 17 3 7 45 23 9 28 42 2 2 2 .358 .416 .510 .926
2010 19 A Cas 71 322 288 69 103 27 17 3 7 45 23 9 28 42 2 2 2 .358 .416 .510 .926
2011 20 A Ash 113 519 479 77 141 43 26 8 9 66 32 19 28 90 5 4 3 .294 .335 .438 .773
2011 20 A Ash 113 519 479 77 141 43 26 8 9 66 32 19 28 90 5 4 3 .294 .335 .438 .773
2012 21 A+ Mod 114 556 495 81 140 39 23 8 8 60 36 18 46 93 4 7 4 .283 .344 .410 .754
2012 21 A Mod 114 556 495 81 140 39 23 8 8 60 36 18 46 93 4 7 4 .283 .344 .410 .754
2012 21 MAJ COL 2 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167
2013 22 AA Tul 42 178 158 22 36 7 4 2 1 10 9 4 19 26 0 0 1 .228 .315 .297 .612
2013 22 AA Tul 42 178 158 22 36 7 4 2 1 10 9 4 19 26 0 0 1 .228 .315 .297 .612
2014 23 AA Spr 12 52 49 6 13 2 1 0 1 4 1 2 2 11 0 1 0 .265 .288 .347 .635
2014 23 AA Spr 12 52 49 6 13 2 1 0 1 4 1 2 2 11 0 1 0 .265 .288 .347 .635
3-Year Averages MAJ   2 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167

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Rafael Ortega Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Rafael Ortega: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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Rafael Ortega Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Rafael Ortega Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 19 R Cas 322 288 8.7% 13% 0.67 85% .402 .152
2010 19 A Cas 322 288 8.7% 13% 0.67 85% .402 .152
2011 20 A Ash 519 479 5.4% 17.3% 0.31 81% .347 .144
2011 20 A Ash 519 479 5.4% 17.3% 0.31 81% .347 .144
2012 21 A+ Mod 556 495 8.3% 16.7% 0.49 81% .335 .127
2012 21 A Mod 556 495 8.3% 16.7% 0.49 81% .335 .127
2012 21 MAJ COL 6 4 16.7% 33.3% 0.50 50% 1.000 .000
2013 22 AA Tul 178 158 10.7% 14.6% 0.73 84% .267 .069
2013 22 AA Tul 178 158 10.7% 14.6% 0.73 84% .267 .069
2014 23 AA Spr 52 49 3.8% 21.2% 0.18 78% .324 .082
2014 23 AA Spr 52 49 3.8% 21.2% 0.18 78% .324 .082
3-Year Averages MAJ   6 4 16.7% 33.3% 0.50 50% 1.000 .000

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Best Matchups for Rafael Ortega (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Beckett LA 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Josh Wall ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 1.000
Wade Miley AZ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Paco Rodriguez LA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

Worst Matchups for Rafael Ortega (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Beckett LA 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Josh Wall ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 1.000
Wade Miley AZ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Paco Rodriguez LA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Rafael Ortega: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ortega was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Monday.

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The Rangers claimed Ortega off waivers from the Rockies on Wednesday.

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Ortega was optioned to Double-A Tulsa on Monday.

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Ortega had his contract selected by the Rockies on Sunday, the team's official Twitter page reports.

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Ortega went 5-for-5 with a walk and stolen base for High A-Modesto on Thursday in its 6-5 win over Stockton.

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Ortega hit .358/.416/.510 with 23 steals in 288 at-bats for Casper in the Pioneer League.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Rafael Ortega.

2013

Ortega showed some improvement at High-A Modesto in his age-21 season, increasing his walk rate (8.3 percent) while cutting his strikeout rate (16.7 percent) without sacrificing much of his marginal power. He even earned a brief cup of coffee in the last two games of the season with the Rockies devoid of healthy outfielders. Though speedy, Ortega's 66.7 percent success rate on the basepaths does not portend well for his major league success, but it should not immediately prove problematic as he advances to the upper minors. Fortunately for Ortega, he has youth and solid contact skills on his side, which should grant him the opportunity to iron out the deficiencies in his game.

2012

Ortega adapted well to full season ball with Low-A Asheville after turning 20 in May. Although his instincts on the basepaths still need refinement, 32 stolen bases along with eight triples serve as an indication of his plus-speed. While his walk rate (5.4 percent) was low, he makes contact regularly (82.7 percent) and should be able to get on base enough to utilize his speed. Ortega is listed at 5-foot-11, 160 pounds, so he may not add a ton of pop as he continues to develop into that frame. Look for him to advance to the hitter-friendly California League, where improved power numbers would hardly surprise and likely vault him up prospect lists.

2011

At 19 years old, Ortega spent 2010 tearing up the Pioneer League in his first North American baseball action. The Venezuelan hit .358/.416/.510 for Casper with 23 steals in 288 at-bats. While somewhat short on power, he has plus speed and a quick bat and profiles as someone who can play center field. It's not crazy to think that in a few years he could be the top prospect in the Rockies system. For now, consider him someone to keep tabs on as he progresses through his minor league development.