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12 Rafael Marchan C

Philadelphia Phillies

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Player Updates

July 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Moves up to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Phillies recalled Marchan from Double-A Reading on Thursday.

He'll serve as the Phillies' No. 2 catcher behind J.T. Realmuto for a few days after backup backstop Andrew Knapp (personal) was placed on the paternity list in a corresponding move. The Phillies are scheduled to play a doubleheader against the Nationals on Thursday, so Marchan should start behind the plate for one of those contests while Realmuto rests.

July 28, 2021 04:04 PM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Demoted to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan was demoted to Double-A Reading on Tuesday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Marchan spent some time with the big-league club in May and June, slashing .278/.316/.333 across 19 plate appearances. He's hit just .200 since being demoted to Triple-A in late June, which likely prompted this latest demotion.

June 27, 2021 08:16 AM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Sent down Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Marchan served as the backup catcher recently while Andrew Knapp (concussion) was sidelined, and he went 2-for-5 with two strikeouts. He'll now head back to the minors after Knapp was reinstated from the 7-day injured list.

June 19, 2021 11:12 AM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Recalled by Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan will be recalled by the Phillies on Saturday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Marchan will provide depth behind the plate since Andrew Knapp will enter the concussion protocol after he exited Friday's game against the Giants. The 22-year-old has appeared in five major-league games this year and has gone 3-for-13 with a double, two runs, a walk and four strikeouts.

June 12, 2021 05:00 PM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Sent back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

Marchan was recalled Thursday but never seemed likely to stick around long, as he was on the roster as the team's third catcher. He did appear off the bench that day but will head back to the minors to receive regular at-bats while awaiting his next opportunity. Reliever Enyel De Los Santos was recalled in a corresponding move.

June 10, 2021 11:20 AM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Recalled by Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan was recalled by the Phillies on Thursday.

Chase Anderson landed on the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move, which means Marchan is merely with the team as the third catcher. He's unlikely to see many at-bats during his time with the team and appears to be primarily around in an insurance role.

May 29, 2021 10:20 AM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Sent down Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Marchan had served as a depth option behind the plate recently but will return to the minors after J.T. Realmuto (hand) was reinstated from the 10-day IL. Marchan appeared in just four games during his time with the major-league club and went 3-for-13 with a double, a run, a walk and four strikeouts during that time.

May 13, 2021 11:12 AM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Gets call-up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Phillies recalled Marchan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday.

Marchan will join the Phillies to provide a No. 2 option at catcher behind Andrew Knapp after top backstop J.T. Realmuto (knee) was placed on the COVID-19-related injured list in a corresponding move. The Phillies have yet to release a timeline for when Realmuto might be ready to rejoin the active roster, but however long he's up with the big club, Marchan is unlikely to see much work.

May 1, 2021 04:16 PM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Optioned to alternate camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan was optioned to the Phillies' alternate training site Saturday.

Marchan was called up to serve as catching depth Friday, but he didn't take the field. The 22-year-old will likely begin the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

April 30, 2021 04:08 PM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Called up by Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan was recalled by the Phillies on Friday.

Marchan will join the team with Didi Gregorius (ribs) landing on the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move. He's unlikely to get many opportunities during his time with the team, as he's stuck behind J.T. Realmuto and Andrew Knapp on the catcher depth chart.

March 28, 2021 12:36 PM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Moves to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Phillies optioned Marchan (hamstring) to their minor-league camp Sunday.

Marchan missed most of spring training with a hamstring injury, but he was at least able to make his return to game action Friday against the Blue Jays, going 0-for-2 while serving as the backup catcher behind J.T. Realmuto. Though the hamstring issue seems to be behind him, Marchan's absence from most of camp was enough to prevent him from making a serious run at unseating Andrew Knapp for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Expect Marchan to begin the 2021 season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

March 19, 2021 05:16 PM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Gets work in simulated game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan (hamstring) played in a simulated game Friday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

J.T. Realmuto's fractured thumb could in theory give Marchan a chance to break camp as Andrew Knapp's backup, but it doesn't look as though that's going to happen. Realmuto appears to be on roughly the same schedule as Marchan, as he played in the same simulated game Friday, so there probably won't be a window where Marchan is healthy but Realmuto is still hurt.

March 11, 2021 09:56 PM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Out until late March
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan's hamstring issue will keep him out until at least the last week of March, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

If healthy, Marchan could potentially be needed at the start of the season, as J.T. Realmuto hopes to be ready to go following his fractured thumb but still hasn't gotten into game action. Marchan is the only other backstop on the 40-man roster besides Andrew Knapp. Non-roster invitee Jeff Mathis could make the team if neither Realmuto nor Marchan are cleared to play, but the Phillies would certainly prefer not to have to open a 40-man roster spot just to add a backup catcher for a week or two.

March 8, 2021 01:12 PM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Dealing with hamstring issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan hasn't appeared in a game since the end of February due to a hamstring issue, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Marchan jumped straight from High-A to the big leagues last season, appearing in three games. He's likely to open this year in the minors but could have been called upon to open the season as Andrew Knapp's backup if J.T. Realmuto (thumb) isn't ready to go by Opening Day. It's unclear whether or not Marchan's injury is serious enough to threaten his readiness for the start of the season, but if both Realmuto and Marchan aren't ready to go it will likely be non-roster invitee Jeff Mathis who earns the backup job.

September 19, 2020 09:36 AM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Launches first career homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan got the start in the second game of Friday's doubleheader sweep of the Blue Jays, going 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a second run scored.

Remarkably, it was the 21-year-old's first professional homer at any level. Marchan's opportunities to contribute should dry up as soon as J.T. Realmuto (hip) is able to play again, but the rookie was at least able to make an impact when he got the chance.

September 14, 2020 03:32 PM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Joins big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Phillies selected Marchan's contract from their alternate training site ahead of the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Marlins.

Philadelphia is in need of a healthy backstop with J.T. Realmuto (hip) unavailable for either end of the doubleheader, so Marchan will make the jump to the majors without having ever appearaed above the High-A level. Andrew Knapp, who worked behind the plate in the Phillies' 2-1 loss in the first game of the twin bill, will achieve the rare feat of making two starts at catcher in a doubleheader, as he's in the lineup again for Game 2. The Phillies may not be keen on having Knapp catch all seven innings of the contest, however, so Marchan could be summoned off the bench for his MLB debut at some point during the game.

July 16, 2020 02:28 PM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Placed on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan was added to Philadelphia's 60-man player pool and placed on the injured list Thursday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Marchan is sidelined with what manager Joe Girardi referred to as a "medical issue." The backstop spent 2019 in the lower minors and isn't expected to make his big-league debut during the abbreviated 2020 campaign.

February 25, 2020 10:52 AM
Phillies' Rafael Marchan: Impresses manager
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marchan earned rave reviews from manager Joe Girardi following Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Girardi called Marchan the "block master" and also praised his arm during an in-game interview. Marchan hasn't played above the High-A level and struggled to a .231/.291/.282 line there in 22 games for Clearwater, so he's unlikely to be considered for a big-league job any time soon. The 20-year-old has good contact ability, with a career .285 average and a 9.3 percent strikeout rate in four minor-league seasons, but he's yet to hit a professional home run. He profiles as a defense-first backup.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
07/29vs WASW 11-84110000
06/25@ NYMW 2-13020000
06/20@ SFL 2-111000000
06/19@ SFW 13-61000000
06/10vs ATLW 4-30100000
05/27@ MIAW 3-24020000
05/22vs BOSL 3-44110000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021PHI92236001700.273.304.3180.623
2020PHI3834131200.500.556.8751.431
Total1230610132900.333.375.4670.842
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021PHI910700001
2020PHI300700000
Total12101400001
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2016R-DSL Phillies244171235771034161460.333.380.386
2017R-GCL Phillies30841020500104810.238.290.298
2018ASX-Williamsport Crosscu51196285982012111896.301.343.362
2019AFX-Lakewood BlueClaws632362164160020243113.271.347.339
2019AFA-Clearwater Threshers227861840036812.231.291.282
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/170
Birthdate:
02/25/1999
Age:
22
Hometown:
San Cristobal, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Philadelphia Phillies
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MLB Experience:
0