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Rafael Ortega

Rafael Ortega


Age: 31Bats: LThrows: R

2023 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #380
Best / Worst #356 / #450
ADP #700

Roster %



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Rafael Ortega signs minor-league deal with Yankees

The New York Yankees have signed outfielder Rafael Ortega to a minor-league deal.

Fantasy Impact

Ortega burst onto the scene as a late-bloomer with the 2021 Cubs, hitting .291 with 11 homers, 12 stolen bases, and a 122 wRC+. The 31-year-old regressed last season, however, hitting .241 with seven homers, 12 steals, and a 96 wRC+ across 371 trips to the plate. He will compete for a depth role in the Yankees outfield in 2023.

Brenton Kemp3 weeks ago
Rafael Ortega (finger) placed on 60-day IL

Rafael Ortega was placed on the 60-day IL with a left finger fracture. Jared Young has been called up from Triple-A.

Fantasy Impact

Ortega will miss the rest of the 2022 season with the fracture he suffered on Tuesday. He ends the season with a .241/.331/.358 slash line and a 95 wRC+.

Vince DiSilvio19 weeks ago
Rafael Ortega hits solo homer Monday

Rafael Ortega went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two RBIs, and two runs scored in a win over the Mets Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Ortega is slashing .238/.329/.356 with seven home runs, 12 stolen bases, and 35 runs batted in this season. The 31-year-old has played well as of late and is a viable option in deeper leagues.

Jesse Garcia20 weeks ago
Rafael Ortega hits pinch-hit homer Thursday

Rafael Ortega homered in his lone at-bat in the eighth inning in a win over the Orioles Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

Ortega came on to pinch hit for Christopher Morel and then proceeded to take Joey Krehibel deep to the right field bleachers. The 31-year-old is slashing .230/.320/.350 with six home runs, 27 RBIs, and nine stolen bases this season.

Jesse Garcia23 weeks ago
Rafael Ortega tallies three hits, doubles on Thursday

Rafael Ortega went 3-for-5 with a double in a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

Ortega needed a solid game to hopefully get back on track, as he had just five hits in his last 43 at-bats coming into today. He is slashing .241/.326/.361 with five home runs, 24 RBIs, and eight stolen bases. Because Ortega has gone cold as of late, he should be left on your bench for now.

Jesse Garcia25 weeks ago
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