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Yorvit Torrealba

36-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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As has been the case for most of his career, Torrealba served in a backup capacity for the Rockies last season, providing quality defense behind the plate to make up for his tepid batting numbers. Wit...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 200   DOB: 7/19/1978   BORN: Caracas, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Yorvit Torrealba Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in June 2014.

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Torrealba was granted a release from the Cubs organization Friday, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

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Yorvit Torrealba 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
2005 26 MAJ SEA 42 119 108 14 26 6 4 0 2 8 0 0 7 25 3 0 1 .241 .293 .333 .626
2005 26 MAJ SFO 34 105 93 18 21 9 8 0 1 7 1 0 9 25 2 0 1 .226 .301 .344 .645
2005  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ SEA/SFO 76 224 201 32 47 15 12 0 3 15 1 0 16 50 5 0 2 .234 .297 .338 .635
2006 27 AAA COL 10 40 36 0 6 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 .167 .250 .222 .472
2006 27 MAJ COL 65 241 223 23 55 26 16 3 7 43 4 3 11 49 2 1 4 .247 .293 .439 .732
2007 28 MAJ COL 113 443 396 47 101 31 22 1 8 47 2 1 34 73 6 1 6 .255 .323 .376 .699
2008 29 MAJ COL 70 261 236 19 58 23 17 0 6 31 0 4 12 44 5 3 5 .246 .293 .394 .687
2009 30 AAA COL 4 16 15 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267 .313 .267 .580
2009 30 MAJ COL 64 242 213 27 62 14 11 1 2 31 1 1 21 42 3 4 1 .291 .351 .380 .732
2010 31 MAJ SDG 95 363 325 31 88 21 14 0 7 37 7 5 33 67 1 1 3 .271 .343 .378 .721
2011 32 MAJ TEX 113 419 396 40 108 35 27 1 7 37 0 2 20 65 1 2 0 .273 .306 .399 .705
2012 33 AA NEW 4 15 12 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 .417 .533 .417 .950
2012 33 MAJ TOR 10 30 28 3 6 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 .214 .267 .321 .588
2012 33 MAJ MIL 5 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
2012 33 MAJ TEX 49 182 161 16 38 11 8 0 3 12 1 1 14 31 3 2 2 .236 .302 .342 .644
2012  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ TOR/MIL/TEX 64 218 194 19 44 12 8 0 4 14 1 1 17 40 3 2 2 .227 .293 .330 .623
2013 34 MAJ COL 61 196 179 10 43 8 8 0 0 16 0 0 13 24 3 0 1 .240 .295 .285 .580
2014 35 R MES 4 13 13 3 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .308 .308 .538 .846
3-Year Averages     79 276 256 23 65 17 14 0 3 22 0 1 16 43 2 1 1 .254 .299 .344 .643
Career  (View All)     907 3,183 2,875 306 737 230 162 12 56 339 19 17 222 544 39 17 30 .256 .315 .379 .694

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Yorvit Torrealba: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 50 3
2012 60 1
2011 98 13
2010 92
2009 64

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Yorvit Torrealba Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013412020.293.317.687
2012797050.203.278.567

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201313880140.225.275.547
201211512491.243.365.661

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20139680120.313.375.740
201210510261.219.305.585

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013832040.157.181.394
2012899280.236.360.666
Yorvit Torrealba Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 26 MAJ SEA 119 108 5.9% 21% 0.28 77% .296 .092
2005 26 MAJ SFO 105 93 8.6% 23.8% 0.36 73% .299 .118
2005  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ SEA/SFO 224 201 7.1% 22.3% 0.32 75% .297 .104
2006 27 AAA COL 40 36 10% 22.5% 0.44 75% .222 .055
2006 27 MAJ COL 241 223 4.6% 20.3% 0.22 78% .287 .192
2007 28 MAJ COL 443 396 7.7% 16.5% 0.47 82% .295 .121
2008 29 MAJ COL 261 236 4.6% 16.9% 0.27 81% .280 .148
2009 30 AAA COL 16 15 6.3% 0% 0.00 100% .267 .000
2009 30 MAJ COL 242 213 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 80% .355 .089
2010 31 MAJ SDG 363 325 9.1% 18.5% 0.49 79% .323 .107
2011 32 MAJ TEX 419 396 4.8% 15.5% 0.31 84% .312 .126
2012 33 AA NEW 15 12 20% 6.7% 3.00 92% .455 .000
2012 33 MAJ TOR 30 28 6.7% 23.3% 0.29 75% .250 .107
2012 33 MAJ MIL 6 5 16.7% 33.3% 0.50 60% .000 .000
2012 33 MAJ TEX 182 161 7.7% 17% 0.45 81% .276 .106
2012  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ TOR/MIL/TEX 218 194 7.8% 18.3% 0.43 79% .267 .103
2013 34 MAJ COL 196 179 6.6% 12.2% 0.54 87% .277 .045
2014 35 R MES 13 13 0% 15.4% 0.00 85% .364 .230
3-Year Averages     276 256 5.8% 15.6% 0.37 83% .295 .090
Career     3,183 2,875 7% 17.1% 0.41 81% .299 .123

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Yorvit Torrealba: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Torrealba signed a minor league contract with the Cubs on Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Torrealba was granted his release by the Angels on Sunday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Torrealba said Saturday that there's "zero" chance that he'll agree to an assignment to the minor leagues, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Torrealba can opt out of his deal with the Angels on Sunday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

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Torrealba (knee) agreed to a minor league contract with the Angels on Friday, which includes an invite to spring training, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

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Torrealba will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee immediately after the season, the Denver Post reports.

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Torrealba was removed from Wednesday's game with a right thumb contusion.

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Torrealba went 0-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's loss to the Giants.

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Torrealba (concussion) was activated from the 7-day DL on Tuesday, the Denver Post's Troy Renck reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Torrealba appeared in 113 games for the Rangers just two seasons ago, but he played with three different teams last season and could not lock down a backup job with any of them. Torrealba owns a career .702 OPS over 846 major league games, so he could get a chance to win a reserve spot this spring. With a lack of viable options available behind the plate in free agency, he could end up landing in a place with an opportunity to compete for at-bats as part of a timeshare.

2012

Torrealba saw his playing time dip as Mike Napoli surged in September, racking up just 39 at-bats in 12 games for the month. Napoli's solid play behind the plate has led to whispers that Torrealba could be dangled as trade bait as Texas looks to upgrade the relief corp following the news of Neftali Feliz's migration to the rotation. He'll serve as Texas' primary backup to Napoli in 2012 if he remains a Ranger, a scenario much more likely following the trade of Taylor Teagarden, and he appears to be a poor bet to approach 400 at-bats again as a result.

2011

As his tour of the NL West continued, Torrealba put up decent stats as a catcher for the Padres. He doesn't hit for average and his power is limited. In the offseason, he signed a two-year deal with the Rangers to be their starting backstop. That offensive environment and a potential increase in playing time should boost his numbers, but with his skills and age, don't overvalue him as he continues his decline.

2010

Torrealba began the year as trade bait and the backup to Chris Iannetta, with almost no opportunity for a promotion. But Iannetta stumbled early and hard, and the Rockies began to lose patience with the young catcher as they pushed toward the playoffs. By season's end, Torrealba had raised his average to .290 while endearing himself to the club with his enthusiastic play during the playoff push. Colorado declined to exercise his 2010 option on account of the $4 million price tag, but they remain interested in re-signing him for less than that. If he returns, the Rockies will likely push Iannetta back into the starting role, leaving Torrealba with backup duties again. When you consider that he struck out twice as much as he walked, and that only 14 of his hits went for extra bases, you'll see that it's wise to do your catcher shopping elsewhere.

2009

Chris Iannetta's development relegated Torrealba to a backup role, which is his natural state. Look for his playing time to slip even more in 2009 as Iannetta becomes a minor star, making Torrealba merely a $1 catcher in NL-only leagues.

2008

Torrealba played in a career-high 113 games and was rewarded with a two-year, $7 million contract. He handled the pitching staff very well, but struggled throwing out base stealers. Many blame that on his problematic shoulder wearing down through over the course of the year. Hes expected to be the starter but will likely split time with Chris Iannetta who is seen as the catcher of the future. Torrealba should post similar mundane numbers at the plate in 2008.

2007

Torrealba struggled with a strained right shoulder for a good portion of 2006, limiting him to 223 at-bats after being the team's projected starter heading into the season. Either way, he is a career .249/.310/.397 hitter and the emergence of rookie Chris Iannetta is expected to relegate Torrealba to a backup role once again.

2006

Torrealba was traded to Colorado after the Mariners signed Japanese star Kenji Johjima and will take over the starting catcher duties from J.D. Closser. Torrealba waited his turn as a backup, always looking for everyday playing time. He'll get it this year, but don't expect great results. Torrealba has limited power (three HR, 15 XBH in 201 AB last year) and struck out 50 times to 16 walks between San Francisco and Seattle last season. On the bright side, he'll have the thin air of Coors to help his stroke.

2005

Torrealba will back up Mike Matheny with the Giants and could get more playing time with a weak-hitting catcher in front of him. He's not a bad $1 option as a second catcher.

2004

Torrealba might have been a decent replacement for Benito Santiago, but with the Giants' acquisition of A.J. Pierzynski, he'll remain in a backup role. He's a good $1 catcher, maybe worth more if Pierzynski struggles in his new home.

2003

Torrealba, who'll turn 25 this summer, hit an acceptable .279 in 136 at-bats in his first real major-league action last year. A few of the Giants' starters, Ryan Jensen especially, preferred having Torrealba calling their game over Benito Santiago. However, Santiago had a good year at the plate and was born thirteen years before Torrealba, which made the No. 1 catcher call for the Giants a no-brainer in Dusty Baker's mind. Felipe Alou may be more inclined to give Torrealba quasi-regular status, at least, especially if the kid has a great spring. It might also help Torrealba's case if Kurt Ainsworth and/or Jerome Williams makes the starting rotation, as he caught both phenoms in the minors.