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Diego Cartaya

Diego Cartaya

C | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 199 | Age: 18
Maracay, Venezuela
MLB Pipeline Rank:
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Spin
Curve Spin
K%
Exit Velocity
Hard Hit %
Pop Time
Framing
Outs Above Avg
Outfielder Jump
Sprint Speed
xwOBA
xBA
xSLG
 
Poor
Avg
Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 150 135 25 40 3 13 1 .296 .353 .437 .790
Career Minors 207 185 36 52 4 22 1 .281 .343 .432 .775
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .296 3 13 1 .790
Career Minors .281 4 22 1 .775

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 2 Teams Minors 49 207 185 36 52 12 2 4 22 16 42 1 0 3 .281 .343 .432 .775
2019 DSL Dodgers Bautista DSL ROK 13 57 50 11 12 2 2 1 9 5 11 0 0 1 .240 .316 .420 .736
2019 AZL Dodgers Mota AZL ROK 36 150 135 25 40 10 0 3 13 11 31 1 0 2 .296 .353 .437 .790

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 45 | Run: 35 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 50

The Dodgers have more catching depth than any farm system, and they added to it last July when they landed MLB Pipeline's top-rated international amateur in the 2018 class. They signed Cartaya for $2.5 million out of Venezuela, banking on his potential to contribute on both sides of the ball coupled with strong makeup. He draws repeated Salvador Perez comparisons and like the perennial All-Star and Gold Glover, Cartaya was advanced enough to make his U.S. debut at 17.

Though he's taller than most catchers, Cartaya is agile and moves well behind the plate. He already shows advanced receiving ability for a teenager and should fit in well in an organization that prioritizes framing skills. He also has a strong arm and makes accurate throws.

Cartaya's feel for barrel and the strike zone stands out for such a young player. He recognizes pitches well and is willing to use the opposite field, emphasizing making hard contact over selling out for power. As he learns to turn on pitches and use his lower half more in his right-handed swing, he could produce 15 or more homers per year.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/21/2019 C Diego Cartaya assigned to AZL Dodgers Mota from DSL Dodgers Bautista.
05/31/2019 C Diego Cartaya assigned to DSL Dodgers Bautista.
07/02/2018 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent C Diego Cartaya to a minor league contract.