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Rafael BetancourtTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2015 MLB Years: 2003-2015
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Played in Japan

PositionsP-857, SS-79, 2B-36, 3B-27Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRafael Jose Betancourt
Height6-2Weight170BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 29,1975 [43.027]PlaceCumana,Venezuela

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1993 by the Boston Red Sox.Service Time11.052 (2015)
MLB DebutJuly 13,2003 [28.075]
OrganizationsBOS [7] CLE [7] COL [7] Awards0
TBC Player ID1489Retrosheet IDbetar001MLBAM ID429783
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (54.31%) -- Cutter (20.89%) -- Slider (18.34%) -- Changeup (6.45%)
Fastball Velocity [2015] - 90.80 - [2013] - 90.07 - [2012] - 91.40 - [2011] - 92.30 - [2010] - 92.84
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts70Walks67Hittable51SO/BB73vsPower51Hitting0Durability55Team.488Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1997Michigan Battle CatsMidwAbos-R/CL22031.952702700221132.0269722523100.877.240.560.5614.4726.00.000-
1998Gulf Coast Red SoxGCLRkbos-S/R23027.2043100005.06541141101.4010.801.801.807.204.00.000-
1998Sarasota Red SoxFSLA+bos-Rel23313.5420020004228.022121126330001.007.070.641.9310.615.50.750-
1998Trenton ThunderEastAAbos-Rel23006.7570700309.09770390001.298.68--2.898.683.00--
1998Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorIntl--Rel0334.6831328007242.0372422310461101.117.870.642.139.784.60.500-
1999Sarasota Red SoxFSLA+bos-Rel24000.0060600547.05000160000.866.43--1.297.716.00--
1999Trenton ThunderEastAAbos-R/CL24623.623903900301354.2502422710570101.108.231.151.659.385.70.750-
1999Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorIntl--R/CL0623.214504500351761.2552422711630101.078.031.021.619.195.73.750-
2000nullIntl--S/R25124.081147000028.2301613511160001.439.421.573.455.021.45.333-
2000nullIntl--Rel25101.1720020000623.0173306290001.006.65--2.3511.354.831.000-
2001Trenton ThunderEastAAbos35Rel26015.63160160010424.028161503271001.2910.50--1.1310.139.00.000-
2003Akron AerosEastAAcle-R/CL28001.393103100201645.033107013751001.016.55--2.5814.895.77--
2003Buffalo BisonsILAAAcle-Rel28004.0540400216.26331261001.208.101.352.708.103.00--
2003Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorIntl--R/CL0001.733503500221751.1391310115812001.046.750.172.6014.025.40--
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle63Rel28222.13330330013138.027119513361011.056.391.183.088.532.77.5003.95
2004Akron AerosEastAAcle-Rel29000.0010100001.00000120001.00----9.0018.002.00--
2004Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle63Rel29563.91680680021466.2713229718765101.339.580.942.4310.264.22.4552.94
2005Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle63Rel30432.79540540012167.2572321517730001.097.580.672.269.714.29.5712.58
2006Akron AerosEastAAcle-ST31000.0011000001.00000120001.00----9.0018.002.00--
2006Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle63Rel31343.81500500017356.2522524711480001.118.261.111.757.624.36.4293.64
2007Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle63Rel32511.47680680015379.051131349800000.765.790.451.029.088.89.8332.22
2008Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle63Rel33345.07690690020471.07641401125642001.429.631.393.178.112.56.4294.40
2009Columbus ClippersILAAAcle-Rel34100.0030300003.00000140000.30----2.7010.804.001.000-
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle63Rel34123.5229029007130.2251512315320001.307.340.884.409.392.13.3333.75
2009Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol63Rel34311.7832032003125.0175515290000.876.040.361.7810.305.80.7501.91
2010Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol63Rel35513.61720720018162.052252598897000.967.511.301.1612.8511.13.8332.49
2011Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol63Rel36202.89680680024862.046212078731200.876.641.011.1610.549.131.0002.53
2012Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol63CL37142.816006000533157.2531918612570101.138.270.941.878.904.75.2003.10
2013Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-Rel38009.0010100001.02110010002.0018.00----9.000.00--
2013Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol63R/CL38254.083203200291628.2261513211271001.298.160.633.458.482.45.2863.22
2014Grand Junction RockiesPioRkcol63Rel39102.0314014000013.0187305111001.7312.15--3.387.432.201.000-
2014Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol32Rel391010.5070700406.010772340002.1715.003.004.506.001.331.000-
2014Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorIntl--Rel0204.6621021004019.028141028151001.8613.030.933.726.981.881.000-
2015Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAcol53Rel400013.5010100001.02221120002.2513.506.756.7513.502.00--
2015Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol63Rel40246.1845045009139.0432927412400001.409.840.922.759.153.33.3333.34
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter38373.3668006800024175681.25962742567116472417411.117.820.932.159.504.41.507-0.04
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1293.3518241780010051237.02171038916532958301.138.160.601.9911.095.57.571-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter206.3816016006117.020131347171001.479.821.963.448.352.431.000-
AA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter633.3995194006333134.012057517311722101.127.980.472.0611.445.55.667-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter312.8326026009635.027121127390000.976.940.511.8010.035.57.750-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter031.952702700221132.0269722523100.877.240.560.5614.4726.00.000-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter123.4418315000018.02412716152101.6411.780.492.957.362.50.333-
Intl Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter222.7931427000651.2471916517450001.248.190.872.967.842.65.500-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter23223.2537103710010517407.0359160148421084098111.147.880.922.378.983.79.511-
Colorado Rockies Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter15153.5330903090013658273.223711410829563159301.067.740.951.8310.285.63.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12123.362180218007724220.0191888223532325101.117.820.932.159.504.41.500-0.04
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1183.351674163009247220.0199958215492717301.138.160.601.9911.095.57.579-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1994Gulf Coast Red SoxGCLRkbos-ss1924637700031061900201.111.183.111.2947071.152.000.111.1498.4526.763.170.000.000.00
1995Gulf Coast Red SoxGCLRkbos-2b-3b205116818435001985133114303.256.308.286.594485189.307.030.125.2746.8816.402.380.000.0011.63
1996Michigan Battle CatsMidwAbos-ss216216814281231452123923207.167.228.250.478426187.195.083.173.2196.4220.863.251.6056.0021.43
2007Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle63p3241000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter961000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1373993978623361473189377011.195.255.243.4989711447.239.048.143.0006.9419.912.870.67133.0014.10
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6216814281231452123923207.167.228.250.478426187.195.083.173.0006.4220.863.251.6056.0021.43
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter7523125505002295195014504.216.273.238.511555260.269.022.121.0007.3119.232.630.000.0010.00
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter41000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16247246927244317837105488013.195.255.243.49811513529.239.048.143.0006.9419.912.870.67133.0014.10

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1994Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos19SS20--1864949182.9014.10------2483.333.3
1994Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos193B2--21--331.0001.50------248.33.3
1995Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos202B22--464951210095.9504.32------5143.138.6
1995Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos203B19--14333-5047.9402.47------5137.333.3
1995Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos20SS13--1632265048.9603.69------5125.522.8
1996Michigan Battle Cats MidwAbos21SS46--56951114162151.9323.28------6274.233.3
1996Michigan Battle Cats MidwAbos212B14--2624175150.9803.57------6222.610.1
1996Michigan Battle Cats MidwAbos213B6--261198.8891.33------629.74.3
1997Michigan Battle Cats MidwAbos22P27--15--661.0000.22------27100.019.7
1998Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos23P20---4--441.0000.20------20100.014.6
1998Trenton Thunder EastAAbos23P7--11--221.0000.29------7100.05.0
1999Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos24P6---------------6100.04.3
1999Trenton Thunder EastAAbos24P39--43-1771.0000.18------39100.027.5
2001Trenton Thunder EastAAbos26P16--24--661.0000.38------16100.011.3
2003Akron Aeros EastAAcle28P31--13--441.0000.13------31100.022.0
2003Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle28P4--11--221.0000.50------4100.02.8
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28P33-3812--331.0000.090.08-----33100.020.4
2004Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29P68-6623--551.0000.070.08-----68100.042.0
2005Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30P54-6733--661.0000.110.09-----54100.033.3
2006Akron Aeros EastAAcle31P1---------------1100.00.7
2006Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31P50-5621--331.0000.060.05-----50100.030.9
2007Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32P68-7924-1661.0000.090.08-----68100.042.0
2008Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle33P69-71261-98.8890.120.11-----69100.042.6
2009Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle34P3---------------3100.02.1
2009Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol34P32-2511--221.0000.060.08-----32100.019.8
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34P29-3021--331.0000.100.10-----29100.017.9
2010Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol35P72-6234--771.0000.100.11-----72100.044.4
2011Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol36P68-6211--221.0000.030.03-----68100.042.0
2012Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol37P60-5731--441.0000.070.076-100.0-60100.037.0
2013Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol38P1---------------1100.00.7
2013Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol38P32-28-6--661.0000.190.213175.0-32100.019.8
2014Grand Junction Rockies PioRkcol39P14---1--111.0000.07------14100.018.4
2014Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol39P7---------------7100.04.9
2015Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAcol40P1---------------1100.00.7
2015Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol40P45-3921--331.0000.070.085-100.0-45100.027.8
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P680-6802434115958.9830.090.0914193.3-6800.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P16--11--221.0000.13------160.00.0
AA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P94--811-119191.0000.20------940.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P26---4--441.0000.15------260.00.0
A Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS46--56951114162151.9323.28------460.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P27--15--661.0000.22------270.00.0
A Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B14--2624175150.9803.57------140.00.0
A Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B6--261198.8891.33------60.00.0
Rk Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS33--34961110141130.9223.94------330.00.0
Rk Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B22--464951210095.9504.32------220.00.0
Rk Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B21--16343-5350.9432.38------210.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P14---1--111.0000.07------140.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1994Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos19----202-----
1995Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos20---221319-----
1996Michigan Battle Cats MidwAbos21---14466-----
1997Michigan Battle Cats MidwAbos2227----------
1998Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos2320----------
1998Trenton Thunder EastAAbos237----------
1999Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos246----------
1999Trenton Thunder EastAAbos2439----------
2001Trenton Thunder EastAAbos2616----------
2003Akron Aeros EastAAcle2831----------
2003Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle284----------
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2833----------
2004Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2968----------
2005Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3054----------
2006Akron Aeros EastAAcle311----------
2006Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3150----------
2007Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3268----------
2008Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3369----------
2009Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle343----------
2009Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol3432----------
2009Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3429----------
2010Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol3572----------
2011Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol3668----------
2012Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol3760----------
2013Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol381----------
2013Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol3832----------
2014Grand Junction Rockies PioRkcol3914----------
2014Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol397----------
2015Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAcol401----------
2015Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol4045----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006VenezuelaWorld Baseball ClassicXXCollege31000.0020200001.2000011000.830.000.005.405.401.000.00.000
2006Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB31100.0070700317.01000010000.141.290.000.0012.8600.001.000
2007Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB32215.2711011004013.2151082219001.299.881.321.3212.519.506.59.667
2008Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB33001.0090900109.06111010000.676.001.000.0010.0001.00.000
2009Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB34001.0001-100119.0901100011.009.001.000.000.0000.00.000
2009Colorado RockiesDiv SeriesMLB34003.8630300002.12111130001.437.713.863.8611.573.003.86.000
2010Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB35015.4050500005.0633015001.4010.800.001.809.005.005.40.000
2011Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB36115.6380800008.01055008001.2511.250.000.009.0005.63.500
2012Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB37005.6390900308.012751210001.7513.501.132.2511.255.007.88.000
2013Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB38007.5070700006.09652010001.5013.503.000.0015.0009.00.000
2015Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB40100.931001000209.28110211001.097.450.001.8610.245.500.931.000
World Baseball ClassicXX Totals - 1 yrs000.0020200001.7000011000.600.000.005.405.401.000.00.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 9 yrs533.46661650014275.37633297783011.109.080.840.849.9211.863.94.625
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs003.8630300002.3211113001.297.713.863.8611.573.003.86.000

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2015-08-28RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Rockies40.121  
2015-08-23RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment40.116Team Roster on 2015-08-23
2015-06-27RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL40.059Team Roster on 2015-06-27
2015-06-09RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Sinus infection and vertigo symptoms40.041Team Roster on 2015-06-09
2015-04-02RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors39.339Team Roster on 2015-04-02
2015-01-31RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract39.277Team Roster on 2015-01-31
2014-11-08RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency39.193  
2014-08-17RPColorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Colorado Springs (AAA)39.110Team Roster on 2014-08-17
2014-07-06RPColorado RockiesGrand Junction (Rk)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Grand Junction (Rk)39.068Team Roster on 2014-07-06
2014-04-25RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract38.362Team Roster on 2014-04-25
2013-10-31RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentTeam declined option, declared free agency38.185  
2013-10-02RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL38.156Team Roster on 2013-10-02
2013-08-23RPColorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right elbow sprain38.116Team Roster on 2013-08-23
2013-08-18RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL38.111Team Roster on 2013-08-18
2013-08-15RPColorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Colorado Springs (AAA) for rehab38.108Team Roster on 2013-08-15
2013-07-20CLColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Appendicitis [-]38.082Team Roster on 2013-07-20
2013-06-28CLColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL38.060Team Roster on 2013-06-28
2013-06-02RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right groin strain 38.034Team Roster on 2013-06-02
2012-05-06CLColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActive--37.007Team Roster on 2012-05-06
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-07-23TradeTraded by Indians to Rockies for Connor Graham 
2009-07-09InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-06-01InjuredDisabled -- Strained right groin 
2008-01-23ContractSigned by Indians (2-years, team option for 2010) 
2007-01-16ContractSigned by Indians to avoid arbitration 
2006-05-16InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-04-21InjuredDisabled -- strain of the right latissimus dorsi muscle 
2005-07-03InjuredDisabled -- right shoulder inflammation 
2004-07-11InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-06-26InjuredDisabled -- - 
2003-01-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
2001-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2000-12-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1999-11-18Released by Red Sox. 
1993-09-13ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1993-09-06ContractSigned as nondrafted free agent by Red Sox 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2003Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll28300,000-70338-2,163,527300,000300,000
2004Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll29305,200-70425222,070,100300,000605,200
2005Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll30338,600-61724322,189,055300,000943,800
2006Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll31365,300-56322302,365,072327,0001,309,100
2007Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll32840,000-44619452,459,737380,0002,149,100
2008Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll332,050,000-31216662,696,252390,0004,199,100
2009Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll343,350,000-2381071++2,746,792400,0007,549,100
2009Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll343,350,000-2381071++2,746,792400,0007,549,100
2010Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll353,775,000-227775++2,812,412400,00011,324,100
2011Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll363,775,000-231875++2,722,607414,00015,099,100
2012Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll374,000,000-224975++2,954,887480,00019,099,100
2013Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll384,250,000-232675++3,023,990490,00023,349,100
2015Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll401,000,00011.05247917473,571,283507,50024,349,1002015-01-31 - Signed to Minor League Contract
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red