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Christian Bethancourt

26-Year-Old Catcher – Milwaukee Brewers

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 190   DOB: 9/2/1991   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers in January of 2018.

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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 LYN 45 175 166 11 45 7 6 0 1 20 3 2 3 35 2 4 0 .271 .277 .325 .602
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
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 73 204 193 20 44 15 9 0 6 25 1 2 10 56 0 1 0 .228 .265 .368 .633
2017 25 MAJ SD 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
2018 26 AAA COL 52 215 200 28 61 19 9 0 10 34 2 1 12 44 0 2 1 .305 .344 .500 .844
3-Year Averages     41 123 118 12 25 7 5 0 2 12 0 1 5 30 0 0 0 .212 .244 .305 .549
Career  (View All)     157 489 469 43 104 28 20 0 8 46 3 4 18 119 0 1 1 .222 .252 .316 .567

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Christian Bethancourt 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
Last 7 Games .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Christian Bethancourt Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 23 Iowa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 22 Iowa 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 1.333 1.833
Jun. 18 Salt Lake 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 17 Salt Lake 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.500 2.000
Jun. 16 Salt Lake 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Jun. 14 Las Vegas 5 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.600 2.000
Jun. 11 Sacramento 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .333 .400 .667 1.067
Jun. 10 Sacramento 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 9 Sacramento 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .500 .900
Jun. 7 Fresno 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 5 Fresno 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 3 Iowa 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 2 Iowa 5 3 4 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .800 .800 1.400 2.200
May. 31 Iowa 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 30 Iowa 5 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
May. 29 Memphis 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
May. 27 Memphis 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
May. 26 Memphis 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 13 3 3 1 0 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 .231 .286 .769 1.055
Last 14 Days 25 6 7 2 0 4 8 2 6 0 0 1 1 .280 .345 .840 1.185
Last 30 Days 66 11 17 3 0 6 18 4 16 0 0 1 1 .258 .306 .576 .882

Christian Bethancourt: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 1
2016 41 1 12 8 4 2
2015 42
2014 31
2013

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Christian Bethancourt: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017
2018 38

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Christian Bethancourt Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201730000.000.000.000
2016414130.244.366.677

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201740000.250.250.500
2016152165221.224.368.620

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201730000.000.000.000
2016104124170.260.442.733

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201740000.250.250.500
2016898281.191.281.515
Christian Bethancourt vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .326 .147
2010 18 A ROM 420 399 3.3% 14.8% 0.23 84% .286 .080
2011 19 A LYN 175 166 1.7% 20% 0.09 79% .328 .054
2011 19 A ROM 235 221 3.4% 11.5% 0.30 88% .323 .127
2012 20 AA MIS 288 268 3.8% 15.6% 0.24 83% .281 .048
2013 21 AA MIS 388 358 4.1% 14.7% 0.28 84% .294 .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% .318 .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% .365 .153
2015 23 MAJ ATL 160 155 3.1% 20.6% 0.15 79% .242 .090
2016 24 MAJ SD 204 193 4.9% 27.5% 0.18 71% .288 .140
2017 25 MAJ SD 7 7 0% 42.9% 0.00 57% .250 .000
2018 26 AAA COL 215 200 5.6% 20.5% 0.27 78% .345 .195
3-Year Averages     123 118 4.1% 24.4% 0.17 75% .267 .093
Career     489 469 3.7% 24.3% 0.15 75% .280 .094

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

Bethancourt exited Saturday's Cactus League game against the Reds after being hit by a pitch on the left arm, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Bethancourt signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Monday which includes an invitation to spring training.

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Bethancourt could be among the minor leaguers called up to the Padres when rosters expand in September, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Bethancourt will focus on pitching while at Triple-A El Paso, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports.

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Bethancourt suffered cuts to his knee but no structural damage Monday against the Dodgers, MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports.

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Bethancourt has made the Padres' Opening Day roster as a reliever, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Bethancourt will make his first catching appearance in the Padres' Cactus League game Sunday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Christian Bethancourt.

2017

Bethancourt spent the entire season in San Diego, making 41 appearances behind the plate in addition to playing 12 games in the outfield, one at second base, and taking the ball twice for manager Andy Green as a relief pitcher. Bethancourt's strong arm has always been praised as part of his profile as a defense-first catcher, but he touched 96 mph with his fastball during his time on the mound while mixing in a mid-80s changeup and a few knuckleballs. It's possible that Bethancourt will focus on pitching in preparation for 2017, if only to add to his versatility off the bench. At the plate, Bethancourt made small strides in 2016, hitting a career-high six homers while finishing with a .228/.263/.368 line in 204 plate appearances. He's never shown a particularly discerning eye at the plate, however, and a full-time move to the mound may be the best use of Bethancourt's tools if the organization doubts the possibility of further development as a hitter.

2016

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 again looked far overmatched against major league pitching last season, struggling even more against left-handers (.433 OPS) than against same-handed pitching (.551 OPS) with a dismal BB:K in 48 games. The Braves scaled back his playing time as the campaign dragged on and gave up on Bethancourt after the season. They dealt Bethancourt to San Diego, where he is now blocked by Derek Norris and Austin Hedges. Even with the catcher position in a state of utter mediocrity, Bethancourt makes for an unappealing option heading into 2016 given his lack of offensive skills and slim chances at a regular role.

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.