Biographical

Portrait of Rafael Ortega

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .225 2 27 15 10 .211 -0.3
Birth Date5-15-1991
Height5' 11"
Weight160 lbs
Age23 years, 5 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.22012
2013
-0.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 COL 21 2 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 .459 1.4 0.0 0.2
Career26402000212100010.500.667.500.4591.40.00.2

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 dro Rk 52 218 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 CAS Rk 71 322 .323 .278 .330 .408 .271 .398 116 20.7 11.8 0.9 5.3 2.4 33.7 3.8 33.7 3.8
2011 ASH A 113 519 .249 .261 .330 .396 .261 .344 132 -5.9 15.0 1.4 -3.9 -0.5 19.1 1.6 19.1 1.6
2012 COL MLB 2 6 .459 .230 .291 .344 .230 1.000 90 1.2 0.2 0 0.0 0.1 1.4 0.2 1.4 0.2
2012 MOD A+ 114 556 .285 .272 .341 .426 .279 .329 91 15.7 16.6 1.3 3.2 2.8 41.3 4.4 41.3 4.4
2012 LAG Wnt 41 91 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TUL AA 42 178 .234 .259 .321 .403 .263 .267 102 -4.7 4.8 0.3 3.5 -1.8 -0.4 0.3 -0.4 0.3
2014 SFD AA 101 414 .260 .252 .323 .372 .258 .275 103 0 11.4 -1.2 1.2 1.8 15.0 1.7 15.0 1.7
2014 MEM AAA 7 23 .220 .270 .334 .417 .272 .312 84 -1 0.7 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2014 CRD Rk 2 4 .141 .194 .267 .211 .223 .000 98 -0.5 0.1 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 dro Rk 218 38 52 4 2 1 11 20 20 17 3 .277 .343 .335 .059 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 CAS Rk 322 69 103 17 3 7 45 28 42 23 9 .358 .416 .510 .153 .323 33.7 5.3 3.8
2011 ASH A 519 77 141 26 8 9 66 28 90 32 19 .294 .335 .438 .144 .249 19.1 -3.9 1.6
2012 COL MLB 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 .500 .667 .500 .000 .459 1.4 0.0 0.2
2012 LAG Wnt 91 18 24 4 0 0 5 9 10 2 2 .300 .371 .350 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MOD A+ 556 81 140 23 8 8 60 46 93 36 18 .283 .344 .410 .127 .285 41.3 3.2 4.4
2013 TUL AA 178 22 36 4 2 1 10 19 26 9 4 .228 .315 .297 .070 .234 -0.4 3.5 0.3
2014 MEM AAA 23 5 5 1 0 0 1 2 5 2 0 .238 .304 .286 .048 .220 -0.5 0.0 -0.0
2014 SFD AA 414 56 89 8 3 7 31 45 57 16 10 .249 .331 .346 .098 .260 15.0 1.2 1.7
2014 CRD Rk 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .141 -0.3 -0.1 -0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 27 0.3704 0.4074 0.9091 0.6000 0.2941 1.0000 0.8000 0.0909
Career270.37040.40740.90910.60.294110.80.0909

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-02 2014-07-02 Minors 30 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 SLN $
2013 COL $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 4 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Claimed by St. Louis off waivers 1/6/14 after being DFA by Texas 12/30/13. Re-signed by St. Louis 3/14. DFA by St. Louis 9/8/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/10/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13. Claimed by Texas off waivers from Colorado 11/27/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Colorado 9/30/12.
  • Signed by Colorado 1/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 514 58 128 19 5 5 41 31 103 25 13 .270 .315 .362 .252 10.3 CF 2 1.3
80o 492 53 116 18 5 4 38 28 101 23 12 .254 .297 .341 .238 3.2 CF 2 0.5
70o 476 50 107 16 4 4 35 26 100 21 11 .243 .284 .325 .228 -1.5 CF 1 0.0
60o 463 47 100 15 4 4 33 24 98 20 10 .233 .273 .312 .219 -5.2 CF 1 -0.4
50o 450 44 93 14 4 3 31 23 97 18 9 .224 .263 .299 .211 -8.6 CF 1 -0.8
40o 437 42 87 13 3 3 29 21 95 17 9 .215 .253 .287 .203 -11.7 CF 1 -1.1
30o 424 39 81 12 3 3 27 20 94 16 8 .205 .242 .274 .194 -14.8 CF 1 -1.5
20o 408 36 74 11 3 3 25 18 92 15 7 .194 .230 .259 .184 -18.2 CF 1 -1.8
10o 386 33 65 10 3 2 22 16 89 13 6 .178 .212 .238 .170 -22.4 CF 1 -2.3
Weighted Mean456459715433223981910.228.268.305.215-7.0CF 1-0.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201524250235282220155111.228.278.309.219-0.8-8.00.40.814.9-24.20.8
201625250235492221135411.234.278.320.222-0.6-6.40.40.814.9-22.50.8
2017264344088154434298818.222.276.306.217-0.8-8.90.61.214.9-25.61.3
2018274914799143539359621.224.283.305.220-0.6-7.10.31.214.9-23.51.5
201928612621312159554211925.234.290.334.2320.2-0.40.11.414.9-16.81.9
202029607631282149554411724.235.295.340.2350.31.0-0.41.214.9-14.71.9
202130637651342149574612224.234.293.334.2330.1-0.9-0.81.114.9-16.12.0
202231603621282149544411522.235.293.337.2340.1-0.9-1.10.814.9-15.61.9
2023326246614223510604011521.248.299.361.2430.74.1-1.40.714.9-10.11.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
2.52.4out of baseballout of baseball12.40.517.9

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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 97 Jose Duarte 2008 .000 DNP
2 96 Daniel Robertson 2009 .000 DNP
3 94 Austin Wates 2012 .000 DNP
4 94 Derrick Robinson 2011 .000 DNP
5 94 Jacoby Ellsbury 2007 .308
6 93 Chris Rahl 2007 .000 DNP
7 93 Emeel Salem 2008 .000 DNP
8 92 D'Marcus Ingram 2011 .000 DNP
9 92 Chris Frey 2007 .000 DNP
10 92 Dave Sappelt 2010 .000 DNP
11 91 Brian Humphries 2013 .000 DNP
12 91 Antoan Richardson 2007 .000 DNP
13 91 Isaias Velasquez 2011 .000 DNP
14 91 John Matulia 2010 .000 DNP
15 90 Jason Denham 2009 .000 DNP
16 90 Alex Presley 2009 .000 DNP
17 90 Blake Tekotte 2010 .000 DNP
18 90 Kraig Binick 2008 .000 DNP
19 90 Ryan LaMarre 2012 .000 DNP
20 90 Juan Sanchez 2010 .000 DNP
21 90 Chad Wright 2013 .000 DNP
22 89 Darin Mastroianni 2009 .000 DNP
23 89 Jiwan James 2012 .000 DNP
24 89 David Lough 2009 .000 DNP
25 89 Charlie Blackmon 2010 .000 DNP
26 89 Kevin Kiermaier 2013 .000 DNP
27 89 Frank Diaz 2007 .000 DNP
28 89 Delta Cleary 2013 .000 DNP
29 89 Abraham Almonte 2012 .000 DNP
30 89 Leon Landry 2013 .000 DNP
31 89 Ramon Jean 2011 .000 DNP
32 89 Clete Thomas 2007 .000 DNP
33 88 Chris Lofton 2013 .000 DNP
34 88 Jamie Johnson 2010 .000 DNP
35 88 Shane Robinson 2008 .000 DNP
36 88 Brad Chalk 2009 .000 DNP
37 88 Mel Rojas 2013 .000 DNP
38 88 Nicholas Longmire 2012 .000 DNP
39 88 Michael Swinson 2013 .000 DNP
40 88 Anthony Scelfo 2010 .000 DNP
41 88 Steve Moss 2007 .000 DNP
42 88 Matt Camp 2007 .000 DNP
43 88 Tim Wheeler 2011 .000 DNP
44 88 Logan Schafer 2010 .000 DNP
45 87 Rico Noel 2012 .000 DNP
46 87 Pedro Powell 2007 .000 DNP
47 87 Yordany Ramirez 2008 .000 DNP
48 87 Roger Bernadina 2007 .000 DNP
49 87 Jared Bolden 2010 .000 DNP
50 87 Juan Valdes 2008 .000 DNP
51 87 Lane Adams 2013 .000 DNP
52 87 Edward Ovalle 2008 .000 DNP
53 87 Maiko Loyola 2009 .000 DNP
54 87 Evan Frey 2009 .000 DNP
55 86 Francisco Plasencia 2007 .000 DNP
56 86 Julio Borbon 2009 .273
57 86 Matt Den Dekker 2011 .000 DNP
58 86 D' Vontrey Richardson 2012 .000 DNP
59 86 Cole Miles 2010 .000 DNP
60 86 Luis Castillo 2012 .000 DNP
61 86 Engel Beltre 2013 .227
62 86 Denard Span 2007 .000 DNP
63 86 Cody Podraza 2011 .000 DNP
64 86 Brandon Roberts 2008 .000 DNP
65 85 Ollie Linton 2009 .000 DNP
66 85 Darrell Ceciliani 2013 .000 DNP
67 85 Joe Holden 2007 .000 DNP
68 85 Kevin Mattison 2009 .000 DNP
69 85 Jose Crisotomo 2012 .000 DNP
70 85 Kevin Pillar 2012 .000 DNP
71 85 James Rapoport 2008 .000 DNP
72 85 Chad Stang 2012 .000 DNP
73 85 Anthony Jackson 2007 .000 DNP
74 85 Jason Krizan 2012 .000 DNP
75 85 David Paisano 2011 .000 DNP
76 85 Shaun Cumberland 2008 .000 DNP
77 85 Todd Cunningham 2012 .000 DNP
78 85 Tyler Kuhn 2010 .000 DNP
79 84 Michael Mitchell 2009 .000 DNP
80 84 Mike Baxter 2008 .000 DNP
81 84 Rubi Silva 2012 .000 DNP
82 84 Jesus Valdez 2008 .000 DNP
83 84 Nick Van Stratten 2008 .000 DNP
84 84 Christopher White 2011 .000 DNP
85 84 Yohan Silva 2008 .000 DNP
86 84 Arlon Quiroz 2010 .000 DNP
87 84 Anthony Giansanti 2012 .000 DNP
88 84 Luis Perez 2007 .000 DNP
89 84 Eliezer Mesa 2012 .000 DNP
90 84 Josh Fellhauer 2011 .000 DNP
91 84 Austin Krum 2009 .000 DNP
92 84 Concepcion Rodriguez 2010 .000 DNP
93 84 Colin Curtis 2008 .000 DNP
94 84 Marcus Lemon 2011 .000 DNP
95 84 Adam Calderone 2007 .000 DNP
96 84 Shannon Wilkerson 2012 .000 DNP
97 84 Peter Hissey 2013 .000 DNP
98 84 Miguel Velazquez 2011 .000 DNP
99 84 Tim Ferguson 2012 .000 DNP
100 84 Jon Jay 2008 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Ortega is an athletic outfielder who possesses good speed and a strong arm. An impatient hitter in the past, he tightened his strike zone last year while moving up a level. Ortega is an unrefined baserunner but a plus defender in center field. He received his first look with the big club in late September due to the Rockies' need for healthy bodies and the fact that he had been playing in the instructional league in Arizona while other minor leaguers had called it a season. He is smallish—according to Carlos Gonzalez, “He looks like he's 10”—and probably won't be back in the big leagues for a while.
2012 Rafael Ortega is a Venezuelan center fielder with gap power and speed who put up good numbers in his full-season debut, although enthusiasm must be tempered by his home park in Asheville, where his OPS was about 250 points higher than it was on the road.
2011 Venezuelan center fielder Rafael Ortega raked in his first season in the States as a 19-year-old. He is a talent well worth tracking.

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This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Colorado Rockies Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 12Bradley Ankrom2012-09-13
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