Raimel Tapia was involved in two unusual plays in three days in the opening series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field as the Rockies’ starting left fielder at the start of the 2021 season.
Cody Bellinger launched a home shot over the fence on Opening Day, April 1st, but baserunner Chris Turner, assuming he had caught the ball, returned and crossed paths with Bellinger, putting him out and reducing the home run to a single.
Two days later, rookie Zach McKinstry hit a ball in the same spot; this time, he prevented the ball from going over the fence, but the ball crashed into the fence, and McKinstry ended up with an inside-the-park homer, which was ironically the Dodgers’ first hit of the season, as Bellinger’s had been nullified.
Due to an injury, Tapia had to depart the game. The injury was not serious, as he went on to bat.273 with six home runs and 50 RBI in 133 games for the Rockies.
He also stole a career-high two bases in 26 attempts. His OPS+ was a whopping 80.
He was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays on March 24, 2022, along with minor league infielder Adrian Pena, for OF Randal Grichuk.
Grichuk was a stronger hitter, but the Jays wanted a more agile player as their fourth outfielder, as well as a lefty batter, which was important for a club with so many right-handed hitters.
The Blue Jays also chipped in $9.7 million, about half of the value of Grichuk’s contract’s remaining two years.
Raimel Tapia Contract
The Colorado Rockies signed Raimel Tapia to a one-year, $3,950,000 contract, with $3,950,000 guaranteed.
Raimel Tapia Salary
Raimel Tapia is paid an average of $3,950,000 each year. Tapia will be paid a base salary of $3,950,000 in 2022.
Raimel Tapia Net Worth
Raimel Tapia has a net worth estimation of $1 million to $5 million