Rafael Furcal #15 - 2B


  • Age: 36
  • DOB: 1977/10/24
  • POB: Loma de Cabrera, Dom. Rep.
  • Height: 5-8 Weight: 195lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/R
  • MLB Seasons: 13
  • Signed by Atlanta in 1996.
  • Current Status: Left hamstring injury, 60-day DL, 60-day DL
Year to date93546010227000.
On Pace23891015030551800-.

Scouting Report

AssetsProductive offensively, he can set the table at the top of the order and has pretty good power for a guy with diminutive size. Is willing to take free passes, helping him get on base. Has always featured a great arm.
FlawsInjuries have taken a toll on him over time. Takes too big of a cut for a table-setter, sometimes leading to too many strikeouts and inconsistent batting averages. Doesn't run as much as he used to.
Career potentialInjury-prone, but talented veteran table-setter.

Honours and Awards

2012Named to the All-Star Game
2010Named to the All-Star Game
2003Named to the All-Star Game
2000NL - Rookie of the Year
2000NL - Players Choice Awards (Rookie of the Year)
1999South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team
1999Class A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1998Appalachian League (R) - All-Star Team
1998Short Season - All-Star Team (Baseball America)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/19Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (left hamstring injury).
2014/06/21Left hamstring injury, 15-day DL.
2014/06/12Missed 65 games (left hamstring injury).
2014/05/22Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (left hamstring injury).
2014/03/30Left hamstring injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 21st, 2014).
2013/12/05Signed as a free agent by the Miami Marlins to a one-year contract.
2013/10/31Missed the last 162 regular season and all 17 playoff games (tommy john surgery).
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/10/03Did not make the St. Louis Cardinals playoff roster (injured).
2013/05/03Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (tommy john surgery).
2013/03/22Tommy John surgery, 15-day DL.
2012/10/22Missed the last 44 regular season and all 14 playoff games (right elbow injury).
2012/10/06Did not make the St. Louis Cardinals playoff roster.
2012/08/31Right elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2012/08/09Missed 1 game (strained back).
2012/08/08Strained back, day-to-day.
2012/08/03Missed 5 games (back injury).
2012/07/28Back injury, day-to-day.
2011/12/10Re-signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a two-year contract.
2011/10/31St. Louis Cardinals declined their contract option for next season.
2011/10/01Missed 2 games (left hamstring injury).
2011/09/27Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2011/08/22Missed 2 games (right thumb injury).
2011/08/21Right thumb injury, day-to-day.
2011/07/31Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2011/07/03Missed 26 games (oblique).
2011/06/04Oblique, 15-day DL.
2011/05/22Missed 37 games (broken left thumb).
2011/04/12Broken left thumb, 15-day DL.
2011/04/11Missed 1 game (left wrist injury).
2011/04/10Left wrist injury, day-to-day.
2010/09/03Missed 28 games (back injury).
2010/08/11Back injury, early September.
2010/08/03Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/06/23Missed 5 games (bereavement list).
2010/06/17Bereavement list, reserve/NFL Europe list.
2010/05/25Missed 25 games (left hamstring injury).
2010/05/04Left hamstring injury, early September.
2010/04/29Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2009/05/28Missed 3 games (leg injury).
2009/05/25Leg injury, day-to-day.
2008/12/19Re-signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a three-year contract.
2008/11/03Filed for free agency.
2008/09/24Missed 125 games (back injury).
2008/07/04Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
2008/05/12Back injury, 15-day DL.
2008/05/06Back injury, day-to-day.
2007/10/01Missed the last 11 regular season games (lower back pain).
2007/09/20Lower back pain, day-to-day.
2007/05/27Missed 1 game (right knee injury).
2007/05/26Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2007/04/13Missed 9 games (sprained left ankle).
2007/04/01Sprained left ankle, 15-day DL.
2005/12/07Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a three-year contract.
2005/11/01Filed for free agency.
2005/09/01Missed 3 games (knee injury).
2005/08/31Knee injury, day-to-day.
2005/01/17Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2004/05/21Missed 1 game (finger injury).
2004/05/20Finger injury, day-to-day.
2004/05/19Missed 4 games (finger injury).
2004/05/15Finger injury, day-to-day.
2004/05/07Missed 1 game (finger injury).
2004/05/06Finger injury, day-to-day.
2004/04/18Missed 7 games (back injury).
2004/04/10Back injury, day-to-day.
2004/01/20Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2003/06/13Missed 1 game (wrist injury).
2003/06/12Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2003/01/10Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2002/09/16Missed 2 games (dizzyness).
2002/09/14Dizziness, day-to-day.
2001/10/21Missed 85 games (dislocated left shoulder).
2001/10/09Did not make the Atlanta Braves playoff roster (injured).
2001/07/12Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (dislocated left shoulder).
2001/07/07Dislocated left shoulder, 15-day DL.
2001/06/22Missed 7 games (shoulder and finger injury).
2001/06/16Shoulder and finger injury, day-to-day.


2013/12/05Signed as a free agent by the Miami Marlins.
2011/07/31St. Louis Cardinals traded Alex Castellanos to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Rafael Furcal and cash.
2005/12/07Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
1996/11/09Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 1996.

Career Stats

2012St. LouisNL12147769126183549445712416.264.325.346.671
2011St. LouisNL50196295011071617184210.255.316.418.734
2011LA DodgersNL371371527401121121534.
2011Total LA/StLNL87333447715082828399514.231.298.348.646
2011Rancho CucamongaA62210700013310-.318.400.318.718
2010LA DodgersNL97383661152378434060224-.300.366.460.826
2010Inland EmpireA240000002200-.000.333.000.333
2009LA DodgersNL15061392165285947618912620.269.335.375.710
2008LA DodgersNL361433451122516201783-.357.439.5731.012
2008Las VegasAAA1301100100000.333.333.6671.000
2007LA DodgersNL13858187157234647556825619.270.333.355.688
2007Inland EmpireA2601000021100.167.375.167.542
2006LA DodgersNL15965411319632915637398371327.300.369.445.814
1999Myrtle BeachA4318432549301214422384.293.343.375.718
1997GCL BravesR5019031495419202115210.258.335.342.677


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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