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Full Name: Yorvit Adolfo Torrealba Primary Position: C
Height/Weight: 5'11"/200 First Game: September 5, 2001
Birthdate: July 19, 1978 MLB Experience: 7 years
Birthplace: Caracas, Distrito Federal (Venezuela)
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Yorvit Torrealba (Yorvit Adolfo Torrealba) was born on July 19, 1978 in Caracas, Distrito Federal (Venezuela). He made his Major League debut on September 5, 2001 for the San Francisco Giants. In 2002, his rookie year, he hit .279 with 2 home runs and 14 RBI. Torrealba played for the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and Colorado Rockies over the course of his 6 year career.

Torrealba debuted with the San Francisco Giants in 2001. He showed some potential, but when Benito Santiago left via free agency in 2003, the Giants opted to trade for A.J. Pierzynski rather than test Torrealba as a full-time player. He continued to serve as the backup catcher when the Giants signed Mike Matheny prior to the season; in fact, he played less than when Pierzynski was the starter. Torrealba expressed frustration over his lack of playing time to the media more than once, saying he believed he was capable of playing every day. Manager Felipe Alou publicly discussed the possibility of converting Torrealba into a utility infielder to get him more playing time, but that never came to pass.

Torrealba was traded, along with pitcher Jesse Foppert, to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Randy Winn at the trading deadline of the 2005 season. After the 2005 season the Mariners traded Torrealba to the Colorado Rockies after signing Kenji Johjima to be their starting catcher. With the Rockies, Torrealba had a chance to be the starting catcher. However, Torrealba's chances of being a starter diminished greatly when the Rockies signed veteran catcher Javy López to a one-year deal on January 9, 2007.

Through 2006, Torrealba has posted a .249 batting average with 22 home runs and 126 RBI's in 327 games. As a catcher, he has compiled a .997 fielding average with only ten errors in 1845 chances.

Source: Wikipedia

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
2001 SF N 3 4 0 2 0 2 .500 .500 1.000 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 SF N 53 136 17 38 2 14 .279 .355 .397 10 0 14 20 2 3 0 2 11
2003 SF N 66 200 22 52 4 29 .260 .312 .390 10 2 14 39 2 3 1 1 3
2004 SF N 64 172 19 39 6 23 .227 .302 .407 7 3 17 31 2 4 2 3 7
2005 SF N 34 93 18 21 1 7 .226 .301 .344 8 0 9 25 1 2 1 1 3
2005 SEA A 42 108 14 26 2 8 .241 .293 .333 4 0 7 25 1 3 0 0 5
2005 Total 76 201 32 47 3 15 .234 .297 .338 12 0 16 50 2 5 1 1 8
2006 COL N 65 223 23 55 7 43 .247 .293 .439 16 3 11 49 4 2 4 1 7
2007 COL N 113 396 47 101 8 47 .255 .323 .376 22 1 34 73 6 6 2 1 19
Total NL 398 1224 146 308 28 168 .251 ? ? 73 10 99 247 17 20 10 9 50
Total AL 42 108 14 26 2 8 .241 .293 .333 4 0 7 25 1 3 0 0 5
Total 440 1332 160 334 30 176 .251 .313 .391 77 10 106 272 18 23 10 9 55

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
2001 SF N C 3 1 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 SF N C 53 40 363.2 269 20 2 3 0 0 28 11 0 .993
2003 SF N OF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 SF N C 66 52 495.2 365 29 1 3 0 0 22 19 1 .997
2003 SF N LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 SF N C 59 45 433 349 18 2 4 0 2 21 9 0 .995
2005 SF N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 SF N C 27 24 217.1 147 16 0 1 0 1 10 10 0 1.000
2005 SEA A C 41 36 319.1 225 18 0 2 0 0 26 10 0 1.000
2005 Total C 68 60 536.2 372 34 0 3 0 1 36 20 0 1.000
2006 COL N C 63 61 530 337 34 5 7 0 4 31 21 0 .987
2007 COL N C 112 105 935.1 678 56 7 7 0 4 61 15 2 .991
Total LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total C 424 364 3306.1 2378 191 17 27 0 11 199 95 3 .993
Total OF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by San Francisco Giants (September 14, 1994).
  • Traded by San Francisco Giants with Jesse Foppert to Seattle Mariners in exchange for Randy Winn (July 30, 2005).
  • Traded by Seattle Mariners to Colorado Rockies in exchange for Marcos Carvajal (December 7, 2005).

Trivia

  • Yorvit's parents gave him his name when they could not decide between Yorman and Victor. They decided to combine the two into Yorvit.


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