Yonathan Daza

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Yonathan Daza
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Daza with the Albuquerque Isotopes in 2019
Colorado Rockies – No. 31
Outfielder
Born: (1994-02-28) February 28, 1994 (age 25)
Maracay, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 2019, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through September 15, 2019)
Batting average.188
Home runs0
Runs batted in3
Teams

Yonathan Daza (born February 28, 1994) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Daza signed with the Colorado Rockies as an international free agent in October 2010. He spent his first three professional seasons (2011-2013) playing for the Rookie-level DSL Rockies. He played for the Rookie-level Grand Junction Rockies in 2014, hitting .370/.415/.490/.905 with 4 home runs and 35 RBI. He split 2015 between the Class A Short Season Boise Hawks and the Class A Asheville Tourists, accumulating a .325/.358/.451/.809 batting line with 3 home runs and 53 RBI. He split his 2016 season between Asheville and the Class A-Advanced Modesto Nuts, hitting a combined .303/.338/.402./740 with 3 home runs and 61 RBI. He spent 2017 with the Class A-Advanced Lancaster JetHawks, hitting .341/.376/.466/.842 with 3 home runs and 87 RBI.[1] Daza played for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League after the 2017 regular season.[2]

The Rockies added him to their 40-man roster after the 2017 season.[3] He spent the 2018 season with the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats, hitting .306/.330/.461/.791 with 4 home runs and 29 RBI. He appeared in just 54 games in 2018 after suffering a left shoulder injury in late July of that season.[4] Daza opened the 2019 season with the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes.[1]

The Rockies promoted Daza to the major leagues for the first time on April 9, 2019, when David Dahl was placed on the injured list.[5] Daza made his major league debut on April 9, 2019 versus the Atlanta Braves.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yonathan Daza". thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Salt River Rafters 2017 Roster". MLB.com. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Gilbert, Steve (May 24, 2018). "Rockies protect 4 players with 40-man roster | Colorado Rockies". M.rockies.mlb.com. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Rockies' Yonathan Daza: Lands on 60-day DL". CBS Sports. September 4, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Newman, Kyle (April 9, 2019). "David Dahl placed on injuried (sic) list, Rockies recall Yonathan Daza from Triple-A". Denver Post. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies Box Score, April 9, 2019". Baseball Reference. Retrieved April 11, 2019.

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