An outfielder with the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball Toronto Blue Jays, Raimel Antonio Tapia Linarez was born on February 4, 1994, in the Dominican Republic (MLB).
The Colorado Rockies signed Tapia to a minor league contract in 2016. In 2010, the Colorado Rockies made Tapia a member of their team after signing him as an international free agent.
He participated in the 2013 season with the Grand Junction Rockies of the Pioneer League’s Rookie-level competition. Before the start of the 2014 baseball season, Baseball Prospectus ranked Tapia as the No. 97 overall prospect in all of baseball.
After the conclusion of the 2015 campaign, the Rockies included him on their 40-man roster. In 2018, Tapia delivered a grand slam for the Arizona Diamondbacks when he came in as a pinch hitter.
He had a batting line of.273/.327/.372 in 2021. He led all of the major leagues in ground ball/fly ball ratio with 4.10, led all of the major leagues in ground ball percentage with 67.4 per cent, and led all of the major leagues in fly ball percentage with 16.4 per cent.
Tapia and Adrian Pinto were sent to the Toronto Blue Jays on March 24, 2022, in exchange for Randal Grichuk as part of a transaction that took place.
During at-bats, Tapia has been observed switching around his batting stance, which has garnered him some attention. While there are two strikes against him,
he drops down into a deep squat and lowers his eye level by around five to three-quarter inches. This is his normal posture when he is at the plate, but it changes when there are two strikes against him.
How Old Is Raimel Tapia?
Born on February 4, 1994, in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, Raimel Tapia is a Dominican national. He is 29 years old at this point.