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Rafael Furcal

37-Year-Old Shortstop – Miami Marlins

2014 Stats

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.171

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2

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4

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2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Furcal didn't see a single at-bat in 2013 after going down with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery during spring training. The veteran shortstop signed with the Marlins to become the pri...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Hamstring     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 8"   WT: 197   DOB: 8/24/1977
BORN: Loma de Cabrera, DR   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Rafael Furcal Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Marlins in December of 2013.

August 14, 2014  –  Rafael Furcal News

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Furcal (hamstring) will not play again this season, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Rafael Furcal 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
2005 27 MAJ ATL 154 689 616 100 175 54 31 11 12 58 46 10 62 78 5 5 1 .284 .348 .429 .777
2006 28 MAJ LAD 159 736 654 113 196 56 32 9 15 63 37 13 73 98 5 3 1 .300 .369 .445 .814
2007 29 A INL 2 8 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 .167 .375 .167 .542
2007 29 MAJ LAD 138 642 580 87 157 33 23 4 6 47 25 6 55 68 3 3 1 .271 .333 .355 .689
2008 30 AAA LAS 1 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
2008 30 MAJ LAD 36 164 143 34 51 19 12 2 5 16 8 3 20 17 0 0 1 .357 .439 .573 1.012
2009 31 MAJ LAD 150 680 613 92 165 42 28 5 9 47 12 6 61 89 3 2 1 .269 .335 .375 .711
2010 32 A+ INL 2 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
2010 32 AAA ALB 2 6 5 3 3 3 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .600 .667 1.800 2.467
2010 32 MAJ LAD 97 428 383 66 115 38 23 7 8 43 22 4 40 60 2 2 1 .300 .366 .460 .826
2011 33 A+ RAN 6 25 22 10 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 .318 .400 .318 .718
2011 33 AAA ALB 4 16 13 2 5 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .385 .500 .692 1.192
2011 33 MAJ STL 50 217 196 29 50 18 11 0 7 16 4 2 17 18 2 1 1 .255 .316 .418 .734
2011 33 MAJ LAD 37 152 137 15 27 5 4 0 1 12 5 3 11 21 1 0 3 .197 .272 .248 .520
2011  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ STL/LAD 87 369 333 44 77 23 15 0 8 28 9 5 28 39 3 1 4 .231 .298 .348 .646
2012 34 MAJ STL 121 531 477 69 126 26 18 3 5 49 12 4 44 57 5 4 1 .264 .325 .346 .671
2014 36 A+ JUP 11 44 38 6 12 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 5 0 0 1 .316 .409 .316 .725
2014 36 AA JAC 10 40 37 5 11 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 .297 .350 .351 .701
2014 36 MAJ MIA 9 37 35 4 6 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 .171 .216 .229 .445
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3-Year Averages     104 449 405 56 101 23 16 1 6 38 10 4 36 48 4 2 2 .249 .312 .338 .651
Career  (View All)     1614 7,235 6,476 1,063 1,817 492 310 69 113 587 314 94 643 910 55 39 22 .281 .346 .402 .748

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Rafael Furcal 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
Sep. 21 Was Did not play.
Sep. 20 Was Did not play.
Sep. 19 Was Did not play.
Sep. 18 Was Did not play.
Sep. 17 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 16 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 15 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 11 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 7 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 6 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 5 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 3 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 2 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 1 NYM Did not play.
Aug. 31 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 30 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 29 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 27 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 26 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 25 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 24 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 23 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 22 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 20 Tex 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
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Rafael Furcal: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 8
2012 120
2011 85
2010 93
2009 149

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Rafael Furcal Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201451000.200.200.400
2012155183202.284.400.737

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014303020.167.233.452
20123225122910.255.320.639

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014354020.171.229.445
2012245332272.249.335.632

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20122323632210.280.358.712
Rafael Furcal Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 27 MAJ ATL 689 616 9% 11.3% 0.79 87% .310 .145
2006 28 MAJ LAD 736 654 9.9% 13.3% 0.74 85% .335 .145
2007 29 A INL 8 6 25% 12.5% 2.00 83% .200 .000
2007 29 MAJ LAD 642 580 8.6% 10.6% 0.81 88% .298 .084
2008 30 AAA LAS 3 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .334
2008 30 MAJ LAD 164 143 12.2% 10.4% 1.18 88% .380 .216
2009 31 MAJ LAD 680 613 9% 13.1% 0.69 85% .303 .106
2010 32 A+ INL 6 4 33.3% 33.3% 1.00 50% .000 .000
2010 32 AAA ALB 6 5 16.7% 0% 0.00 100% .500 1.200
2010 32 MAJ LAD 428 383 9.3% 14% 0.67 84% .340 .160
2011 33 A+ RAN 25 22 12% 12% 1.00 86% .368 .000
2011 33 AAA ALB 16 13 18.8% 6.3% 3.00 92% .364 .307
2011 33 MAJ STL 217 196 7.8% 8.3% 0.94 91% .251 .163
2011 33 MAJ LAD 152 137 7.2% 13.8% 0.52 85% .226 .051
2011  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ STL/LAD 369 333 7.6% 10.6% 0.72 88% .241 .117
2012 34 MAJ STL 531 477 8.3% 10.7% 0.77 88% .292 .082
2014 36 A+ JUP 44 38 11.4% 11.4% 1.00 87% .364 .000
2014 36 AA JAC 40 37 7.5% 5% 1.50 95% .314 .054
2014 36 MAJ MIA 37 35 5.4% 18.9% 0.29 80% .214 .058
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3-Year Averages     449 405 8% 10.7% 0.75 88% .271 .089
Career     7,235 6,476 8.9% 12.6% 0.71 86% .312 .121

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2014 Stat Review for Rafael Furcal    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.171 AVG
TERRIBLE
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.214 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.229 SLG
TERRIBLE
.058 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.29 BB/K
POOR
5.4% BB Rate
POOR
18.9% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.445 OPS
TERRIBLE
.216 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Furcal (hamstring) has not yet resumed baseball activities, the Miami Herald reports.

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Furcal (hamstring) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Furcal (hamstring) is hoping to return in less than six weeks, MLB.com reports.

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Marlins general manager Dan Jennings said Furcal tore part of the hamstring muscle behind his knee in Saturday's game, with manager Mike Redmond saying the infielder will be out for "a significant amount of time," Juan Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

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Furcal (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

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Furcal (hamstring), who is scheduled for an MRI on Saturday, will likely be placed on the disabled list, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Furcal, who was diagnosed with a hamstring cramp after leaving Saturday's game, will undergo an MRI, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Furcal's 13th season in the league wasn't as bad as his 12th, but the last two years have been the worst of his career, and the season ended prematurely with a torn UCL in his elbow. Tommy John surgery was on the table, but Furcal was able to avoid surgery and may be ready for Opening Day. His .347 slugging percentage and 20 stolen bases over his last two seasons expose what he has become - a singles hitter who is not even close to the speedster he once was. Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso - who aren't exactly future stars - are ready to take over when Furcal decides to call it a career.

2012

Furcal looked just about done when the Cardinals acquired him from Los Angeles in July, but he showed surprising pop by hitting seven home runs in his 50 games with St. Louis. Aside from the home runs, however, he didn't do much in his stint with the Redbirds, finishing with a .735 OPS with St. Louis and .646 overall. He's already 34 and had two month-long stints on the DL last year, but the Cardinals ponied up to keep him for two more years. Considering that Tyler Greene was the top alternative, that wasn't unexpected. Just don't expect him to be the Furcal of old, and keep an eye on him this spring as he's making his way back from surgery to repair a hernia.

2011

Furcal failed to reach 100 games played for the second time in three seasons, batting a solid .300/.366/.460 but doing so in just 383 at-bats. He did manage to swipe 22 bases (up from 12 in 150 games in 2009), so he still has speed when healthy. Furcal's fantasy value is tied directly to his unreliable health, but at least so far this offseason, all signs point to him being 100 percent healthy on Opening Day. He'll be the starting shortstop for the Dodgers again and enters the final year of his contract.

2010

Although he managed to stay healthy enough to play in 150 games for the first time since 2006, it's likely Furcal's lingering ankle and back issues contributed to his middling .269/.335/.375 line in 2009, including nine homers and just 12 stolen bases. Encouragingly, Furcal did finish strong, batting .330 after Aug. 31 and stealing five bases in the season's final month. Look for improved fantasy numbers across the board in 2010, particularly in the stolen bases category.

2009

In a season limited to 143 at-bats due to a back injury that required surgery in July, Furcal batted .357/.439/.573, returning in time to bat .258 in the playoffs with a key homer in the NLCS off Jamie Moyer. The Dodgers brought him back with a three-year contract in December, after the two sides agreed to a vesting option instead of a guaranteed fourth year. Assuming he's 100 percent next season, Furcal should again be a top fantasy shortstop, though at age 31, there's little doubt his stolen base numbers peaked in 2005 (46 with Atlanta).

2008

A sprained ankle suffered during spring training limited Furcal for a good portion of the year, holding his numbers to a career-worst .270/.333/.355, including just six home runs and 25 stolen bases. The steals could have been a lot worse if not for September, when Furcal swiped 12 bags despite hitting just .210 for the month. Furcal should benefit from an offseason of rest and therapy for his ankle and back (a seemingly minor injury suffered in September) and could be a nice value if others don't take his injuries into account. He's set to be the everyday shortstop for the Dodgers again and is in the final year of his contract.

2007

Furcal has been a model of consistency recently, scoring at least 100 runs, hitting about a dozen homers and driving in 60 or so runs in each of the last four seasons. He's also ran more the last couple years and hit .300 for the first time in his career in 2006 despite getting off to a painfully slow start for the third consecutive season. Monitor the Dodgers' lineup plans this offseason as the team is toying with moving Furcal from the leadoff slot, a move that could negatively impact his stolen base total (while potentially increasing his RBI).

2006

Furcal's production has become consistent the last three seasons with 10+ home runs, an OBA around .350, a batting average always above .275 and at least 25 steals. After signing a $39 million, three-year deal with the Dodgers, we'd expect about the same level of production, but the move to pitching-friendly Dodger Stadium will reduce his power numbers. However, that may be offset by playing in a lineup that may need to manufacture runs, which could give him the green light enough to repeat his career-high 46 steals. That speed makes him a top-tier fantasy shortstop.

2005

Furcal basically duplicated his 2003 season and has shown more power the last two seasons. About the only negative to his 2004 was the jail time he served after the season for an October DUI arrest. That incident isn't expected to affect his status on the field next spring. As long as he doesn't return to his 2002 strikeout total of 114, he's as good a bet as any to steal 25 bases, which makes him a top-tier shortstop.

2004

Furcal had an unexpected career season in 2003 and enters 2004 as the Braves' leadoff hitter and shortstop. Furcal ended three years of declining walk totals and cut his strikeouts nearly in half. Additionally, Furcal increased his power, hitting a career-best 15 homers as well as career highs in double and triples. Furcal also improved on the basepaths by getting thrown out just two times in 27 chances. The key for Furcal is to see him drawing walks and not striking out as frequently as in 2002. When he falls in love with his power stroke, his ability to get on base suffers. If he can draw walks, he's a solid bet to steal 20 bases again and remain one of the best NL fantasy shortstops.

2003

Furcal rebounded from a shoulder injury that nearly wiped out his previous season and posted solid, if not spectacular numbers. He struggled in the first month of the season with his fielding and nearly got benched, but by the end of the season he had Bobby Cox's confidence again with his glove. Furcal provides valuable speed from the shortstop position and has some pop in his bat - 10+ home runs are not out of the question. The alarming trend is that his ability to draw walks has disappeared. After drawing nearly as many walks as strikeouts in his rookie season and posting a .394 OBA, Furcal had an OBA of .323 last season and his strikeout total jumped to 114. Worse yet, he drew just 17 walks in the second half of the season for a .309 OBA. Maybe he's fallen in love with his power stroke. Drawing walks is the key to the high steals totals most fantasy owners will be overpaying for. There was some talk Furcal could be moved to second base to make room for Wilson Betemit at shortstop, but that faded with Betemit's struggles. He's set to be a starter this year, but with the worsening plate discipline and the Betemit risk, let someone else overpay.