Christian Bethancourt Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/2/1991 (32)
Christian Bethancourt Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Christian Bethancourt News
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Christian Bethancourt is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves. The 31-year-old will get a rest day here after starting in eight of the last 11 games. Bethancourt has been the clear favorite behind the plate over the last few weeks. Before that, Bethancourt was alternating starts with Francisco Mejia. On Saturday, Mejia will do the catching and bat ninth versus right-hander Spencer Strider.
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Christian Bethancourt went 2-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run, a run scored and two strikeouts on Friday to help his team beat the Chicago White Sox by a score of 8-7. The 31-year-old catcher helped ignite a rally in the bottom of the ninth inning that eventually led to a walk-off home run by second baseman Brandon Lowe to keep the Rays undefeated at home this season. Bethancourt is hot right now, as he's riding a six-game hitting streak in which he's cleared the fences three times. Overall, he's gone 11-for-41 (.268) with three doubles, four home runs, seven RBI and nine runs scored in 12 games played. Bethancourt will continue to split time with Francisco Mejia, but his hot streak can't be ignored.
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Christian Bethancourt isn't in the team's lineup on Monday to face the Los Angeles Angels and left-handed starter Tucker Davidson. The 30-year-old is hitting .238 this season with a .279 on-base percentage, seven home runs, and five stolen bases in 241 plate appearances. Instead, it'll be Francisco Mejia getting the start behind the plate and hitting sixth against the Angels. Mejia is batting .269 with a .287 on-base percentage and six home runs in 223 plate appearances this season. He's worth a look as a streaming option for fantasy managers in deeper leagues.