Raimel Tapia is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). Tapia made his MLB debut in 2016 with the Colorado Rockies.
Tapia was signed as an international free agent by the Colorado Rockies in 2010. His first season in the Pioneer League saw him play for the Grand Junction Rockies, where he was voted the league’s player of the month in July.
For Grand Junction, he had a 29-game hitting streak. Prior to the 2014 season, Baseball Prospectus ranked him as the No. 97 prospect in the whole sport after his season-ending honors as the Topps Pioneer League Player of the Year in 2013.
His inclusion on the Rockies’ 40-man roster was made following the 2015 season. He was picked to play in the 2016 All-Star Futures Game for the Class AA Eastern League’s Hartford Yard Goats 2016.
In August, the Rockies promoted him to the Class AAA Pacific Coast League Albuquerque Isotopes. On September 2, 2016, the Rockies called up Tapia to the major leagues.
Is Tapia Still Playing For The Rockies?
No, professional baseball outfielder Raimel Tapia is not playing for the Colorado Rockies. Tapia, a Dominican Republic native who signed with the Rockies in 2010, made his major league debut in 2016 at the age of 22.
From 2019 through 2021, he was a regular starter for the Rockies, playing in all of their games. He appeared in 439 games for the squad and had 439 hits.