Rafael Marchan

Rafael Marchan

25-Year-Old CatcherC
Philadelphia Phillies
Day-To-Day
Injury Back
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Marchan made his debut as a 21-year-old back in 2020, but after a three-game cameo that season and a run of 20 games in 2021, he's yet to return to the majors. Marchan was never going to be anything more than the third catcher in Philadelphia behind workhorse J.T. Realmuto and clubhouse DJ Garrett Stubbs last season, and with both big-leaguers remaining healthy, Marchan was never called on. He did, however, show signs in his age-24 season that he should have a future in the majors, even if that's only as a backup. Surgery on his hamate bone delayed his season debut until the end of May, but in 51 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, he hit .297/.391/.440, good for a 113 wRC+. He only homered twice, giving him a grand total of eight across his eight professional seasons, but he also struck out just 9.7% of the time, a mark that looks even better next to his 11.6% walk rate. With both Realmuto and Stubbs still around, though, Marchan lacks a path to playing time. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Phillies in March of 2023.
Nursing back soreness
CPhiladelphia Phillies
Back
February 23, 2024
Marchan is battling through some lower-back discomfort, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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It looks to be a day-to-day issue. Marchan is third on the Phillies' catching depth chart and has an option year remaining, so he's slated to open the year at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
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+87%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .855 24 5 1 3 0 .304 .333 .522
Since 2021vs Right .457 32 2 0 1 0 .172 .250 .207
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2021vs Left .855 24 5 1 3 0 .304 .333 .522
2021vs Right .457 32 2 0 1 0 .172 .250 .207
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+53%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .476 21 4 0 2 0 .190 .190 .286
Since 2021Away .730 35 3 1 2 0 .258 .343 .387
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2021Home .476 21 4 0 2 0 .190 .190 .286
2021Away .730 35 3 1 2 0 .258 .343 .387
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
At the age of 21, Marchan got a brief call-up last season while J.T. Realmuto was on the shelf with a hip injury. The youngster did well with the opportunity, collecting four hits -- including a home run -- and three RBI in eight at-bats. Remarkably, the long ball was the first of Marchan's professional career; he had gone without a homer over 654 minor-league plate appearances. It stands to reason that the backstop isn't going to be much of a power hitter going forward, but Marchan does have good contact skills and could hit for a decent average in the majors. His contact rate has hovered around 90% in the lower levels of the minors and he has struck out in less than 10% of his plate appearances. Marchan's bat-to-ball skills and potentially-elite defense could earn him regular playing time in the big leagues, but with Realmuto back on a long-term deal, he needs a trade or an injury to open things up.
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Activated and optioned
CPhiladelphia Phillies
June 20, 2023
Philadelphia activated Marchan (hand/wrist) from the 60-day injured list Tuesday and optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
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Cleared for rehab games
CPhiladelphia Phillies
Wrist
May 30, 2023
Marchan (hand/wrist) is beginning a rehab assignment Tuesday with Single-A Clearwater.
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Nears rehab assignment
CPhiladelphia Phillies
Wrist
May 25, 2023
Marchan (hand/wrist) is on track to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Sunday, Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Goes on 60-day IL
CPhiladelphia Phillies
Wrist
March 30, 2023
The Phillies placed Marchan (hand/wrist) on the 60-day injured list Thursday.
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Dealing with bruised hamate
CPhiladelphia Phillies
Wrist
March 15, 2023
Marchan is nursing a bruised right hamate bone in Phillies camp, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
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