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Rafael Soriano #29 - P

Washington

  • Age: 34
  • DOB: 1979/12/19
  • POB: San Jose, Dom. Rep.
  • Height: 6-4 Weight: 230lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 12
  • Signed by Seattle in 1996.
  • Current Status: On roster
GPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
Year to date42021250041.12799114400.991.96
On Pace66032390065.042141422263-1.96

Scouting Report

AssetsHas an extremely live arm and great stuff. His fastball can get into the upper 90s and he mixes in a good slider and change. Can work himself out of jams.
FlawsIs injury-prone, which hinders his overall value. Can give up too many long balls when he starts losing trust in his ability in tight spots.
Career potentialVeteran late-inning reliever.

Honours and Awards

2010AL - Rolaids Relief Man
2010Named to the All-Star Game
2001California League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/04/25Missed 3 games (personal reasons).
2013/04/22Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2013/01/15Signed as a free agent by the Washington Nationals to a two-year contract.
2012/10/31New York Yankees declined their contract option for next season.
2012/06/12Missed 1 game (finger injury).
2012/06/11Finger injury, day-to-day.
2011/07/29Missed 66 games (right elbow injury).
2011/06/15Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right elbow injury).
2011/05/17Right elbow injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 14th, 2011).
2011/05/15Right elbow injury, day-to-day.
2011/05/13Missed 3 games (right elbow injury).
2011/05/10Right elbow injury, day-to-day.
2011/04/25Missed 2 games (sore back).
2011/04/23Sore back, day-to-day.
2011/01/13Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees to a three-year contract.
2009/12/10Acquired from the Atlanta Braves.
2009/12/07Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2009/08/19Missed 2 games (right shoulder injury).
2009/08/17Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2008/09/02Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right elbow inflammation).
2008/08/03Right elbow inflammation, 15-day DL.
2008/07/21Missed 37 games (right elbow injury).
2008/06/14Right elbow injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 6th, 2008).
2008/06/13Right elbow injury, day-to-day.
2008/05/28Missed 46 games (elbow injury).
2008/04/09Elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2008/01/24Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a two-year contract.
2007/09/28MLB reduced his suspension to 2 games.
2007/09/20Suspended by the MLB for 4 games.
2007/01/16Re-signed by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2006/12/07Acquired from the Seattle Mariners.
2006/10/02Missed the last 30 regular season games (concussion).
2006/08/30Concussion, day-to-day.
2006/08/04Missed 12 games (right shoulder injury).
2006/07/29Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 20th, 2006).
2006/07/04Missed 5 games (right shoulder injury).
2006/07/03Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2005/12/30Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.
2005/09/05Missed 136 games (tommy john surgery).
2005/04/01Tommy John surgery, 60-day DL.
2004/10/04Missed 131 games (right elbow injury).
2004/05/11Right elbow injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 10th, 2004).
2004/05/04Recalled from San Antonio (AA).
2004/04/14Optioned to Inland Empire (A).
2003/06/16Recalled from Tacoma (AAA).
2003/05/08Optioned to Tacoma (AAA).
2003/04/24Recalled from Tacoma (AAA).
2003/03/29Optioned to Tacoma (AAA).
2003/03/02Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.
2002/08/02Optioned to San Antonio (AA).
2002/08/02Missed 26 games (strained right shoulder).
2002/07/10Strained right shoulder, 15-day DL.
2002/05/08Recalled from San Antonio (AA).
2002/03/14Optioned to San Antonio (AA).
2002/02/11Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a minor league contract.
2001/03/13Optioned to San Bernardino (A).

Trades

2013/01/15Signed as a free agent by the Washington Nationals.
2011/01/13Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees.
2009/12/10Tampa Bay Rays traded Jesse Chavez to the Atlanta Braves for Rafael Soriano.
2006/12/07Seattle Mariners traded Rafael Soriano to the Atlanta Braves for Horacio Ramirez.
1996/08/30Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Seattle Mariners.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2014WashingtonNL42021250041.12799114400.991.96
2013WashingtonNL68033430066.2652423717511.233.11
2012NY YankeesAL69021420067.2551717624691.172.26
2011NY YankeesAL4202320039.1331818418361.304.12
2011Scranton/WBAAA20100002.01111020.504.50
2011TampaA22010002.14331011.7211.57
2010Tampa BayAL64032450062.1361412414570.801.73
2009AtlantaNL77016270075.25325256271021.062.97
2008AtlantaNL1400130014.075419161.142.57
2008MississippiAA21000002.01000121.000.00
2007AtlantaNL7103390072.04726241215700.863.00
2006SeattleAL5301220060.0441515621651.082.25
2005SeattleAL70000007.16220190.952.45
2005TacomaAAA50100005.130001110.750.00
2005San AntonioAA11000001.00000000.000.00
2005EverettA44000006.06320281.333.00
2005Inland EmpireA33000004.02000050.500.00
2004SeattleAL60030003.19650333.6013.50
2004TacomaAAA33000003.22111251.092.45
2004San AntonioAA21100008.041110100.501.13
2004Inland EmpireA22000008.07321191.002.25
2003SeattleAL4003010053.03099212680.791.53
2003TacomaAAA11104300062.0432422212630.893.19
2002SeattleAL1080310047.1452524816321.294.56
2002San AntonioAA1082300046.2321312615521.012.31
2001San AntonioAA882200048.1341818514530.993.35
2001San BernardinoA15156302189.0492825439980.992.53
2000WisconsinA212184010122.1974139350901.202.87
1999EverettA14145400075.1563426849831.393.11
TotalMLB5638202820000610.0457195187571916181.062.76
TotalNL272091410700269.2199898527822791.042.84
TotalAL291811149300340.1258106102301093391.082.70
TotalAAA21136300073.0492624415810.882.96
TotalAA231955000106.071323112301170.952.63
TotalA61611912031307.022111297171412941.182.84

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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