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Rafael Ortega

25-Year-Old Outfielder – San Diego Padres

2016 Stats

AVG

.232

HR

1

RBI

16

R

24

SB

8

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Prior to the 2016 season, Ortega had logged a mere four at-bats at the major league level. Thanks to a myriad of injuries to the Angels outfield, the journeyman got his first shot at consistent big le...

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

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Rafael Ortega Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Padres in December of 2016.

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Ortega agreed to join the Padres on a minor league contract Tuesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America 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 R GUL 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2014 23 A GUL 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2014 23 A MEM 7 23 21 5 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 5 0 0 0 .238 .304 .286 .590
2014 23 AA SPR 101 414 358 56 89 18 8 3 7 31 16 10 45 57 6 4 1 .249 .331 .346 .677
2014 23 AA SPR 101 414 358 56 89 18 8 3 7 31 16 10 45 57 6 4 1 .249 .331 .346 .677
2014 23 AAA MEM 7 23 21 5 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 5 0 0 0 .238 .304 .286 .590
2015 24 A MEM 131 502 437 66 125 30 22 6 2 42 17 6 55 71 6 2 2 .286 .367 .378 .745
2015 24 AAA MEM 131 502 437 66 125 30 22 6 2 42 17 6 55 71 6 2 2 .286 .367 .378 .745
2016 25 A SAL 78 341 322 47 102 29 18 7 4 31 14 8 15 39 2 1 1 .317 .348 .453 .801
2016 25 AAA SAL 78 341 322 47 102 29 18 7 4 31 14 8 15 39 2 1 1 .317 .348 .453 .801
2016 25 MAJ LAA 66 201 185 24 43 9 8 0 1 16 8 3 13 23 3 0 0 .232 .283 .292 .575
2017 Spring Training 26   SD 3 5 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600
3-Year Averages     66 201 185 24 43 9 8 0 1 16 8 3 13 23 3 0 0 .232 .283 .292 .575
Career  (View All)     68 207 189 24 45 9 8 0 1 16 9 3 14 25 3 0 1 .238 .294 .296 .590

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Rafael Ortega 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
Oct. 2 @Ari 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .283 .292 .575
Oct. 1 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .273 .286 .559
Sep. 30 @Ari 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .274 .287 .561
Sep. 29 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 28 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .229 .274 .291 .565
Sep. 27 LAD 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .272 .293 .565
Sep. 25 SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .268 .284 .552
Sep. 24 SF 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .269 .285 .554
Sep. 23 SF 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .260 .270 .530
Sep. 22 SF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .256 .259 .515
Sep. 21 Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .256 .264 .520
Sep. 20 Ari 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .215 .253 .266 .519
Sep. 19 Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .255 .268 .523
Sep. 18 @Col 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .217 .256 .270 .526
Sep. 17 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Col 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .247 .260 .507
Sep. 14 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .244 .262 .506
Sep. 13 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .250 .269 .519
Sep. 12 @SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .252 .271 .523
Sep. 11 Col 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .252 .271 .523
Sep. 10 Col 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .255 .275 .530
Sep. 9 Col 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .214 .252 .271 .523
Sep. 8 Col Did not play.
Sep. 7 Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .252 .271 .523
Sep. 6 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .250 .275 .525
Sep. 5 Bos 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .255 .281 .536
Sep. 4 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .250 .276 .526
Sep. 3 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .257 .285 .542
Sep. 2 @LAD Did not play.
Sep. 1 @Atl Did not play.
Last 7 Games 19 3 6 1 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .316 .409 .368 .777
Last 14 Games 34 5 12 3 0 0 7 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 .353 .436 .441 .877
Last 30 Games 54 7 14 3 0 0 7 7 4 4 0 0 0 0 .259 .344 .315 .659

Rafael Ortega: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 59 46 10 9 1
2012 1 1

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Rafael Ortega: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 124

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Rafael Ortega Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016202000.200.200.400

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016165221168.236.303.595

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20169712054.227.268.540

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201688121114.239.318.613
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 R GUL 4 3 25% 50% 0.50 33% .000 .000
2014 23 A GUL 4 3 25% 50% 0.50 33% .000 .000
2014 23 A MEM 23 21 8.7% 21.7% 0.40 76% .313 .048
2014 23 AA SPR 414 358 10.9% 13.8% 0.79 84% .279 .097
2014 23 AA SPR 414 358 10.9% 13.8% 0.79 84% .279 .097
2014 23 AAA MEM 23 21 8.7% 21.7% 0.40 76% .313 .048
2015 24 A MEM 502 437 11% 14.1% 0.77 84% .338 .092
2015 24 AAA MEM 502 437 11% 14.1% 0.77 84% .338 .092
2016 25 A SAL 341 322 4.4% 11.4% 0.38 88% .351 .136
2016 25 AAA SAL 341 322 4.4% 11.4% 0.38 88% .351 .136
2016 25 MAJ LAA 201 185 6.5% 11.4% 0.57 88% .261 .060
3-Year Averages     201 185 6.5% 11.4% 0.57 88% .261 .060
Career     207 189 6.8% 12.1% 0.56 87% .270 .058

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Rafael Ortega Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 LF 338.7 -5 82 -5 -5 176 -2 72 -1
2016 CF 54 2 10 2 2 53 2 8 1
2016 RF 46 3 14 1 3 9 1 6 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 LF -3 -2 1 0 0 0 1 -3 0 -2
2016 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2016 Stat Review for Rafael Ortega    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.57 BB/K
GOOD
6.5% BB Rate
WEAK
11.4% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.575 OPS
TERRIBLE
.283 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.232 AVG
TERRIBLE
.261 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.292 SLG
TERRIBLE
.060 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Ortega has declined his outright assignment to Triple-A, electing free agency.

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Ortega was designated for assignment by the Angels on Friday.

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Ortega was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

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Ortega was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Ortega is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates, Eric Kay of the Angles reports.

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Ortega is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.

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Ortega is in the lineup and batting eighth for Monday's game against the Rangers, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Ortega is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's bout with the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

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Ortega will be recalled by the Angels on Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Ortega was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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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.