Victor Caratini was picked by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the 2013 amateur draft after completing his studies at Miami Dade College.
With the Danville Braves of the Appalachian League, he hit .290 and had 23 doubles in 49 games, playing primarily third base in his first season in the minor leagues Converted to catcher in 2014, Caratini played 87 games for the Rome Braves of the South Atlantic League, with an overall batting average of 279/335/406.
There were 42 runs scored and 42 hits driven in 323 at-bat appearances by him. Despite his high draft status, he was dealt to the Chicago Cubs on July 31st for infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and pitcher James Russell, in a deal the Braves may have to support.
On June 28, 2017, the Cubs designated Miguel Montero for assignment after he made statements to the media insulting teammate Jake Arrieta.
This resulted in Victor being called up to Chicago. That day, he made his major league debut as a pinch hitter against the Washington Nationals, going 0-1 with a strikeout.
It was a month later on July 30th, against Zach Davies of the Milwaukee Brewers, that he hit his first major league home run, and the Cubs won a crucial game 3-2 at Miller Park as a result.
In a deal with the Detroit Tigers, the Cubs sent Victor back to the minors in exchange for Alex Avila, a seasoned catcher. Due to Willson Contreras’ injury, the Cubs had no choice but to recall Victor to serve as Avila’s back-up pitcher on August 9th.
How Old Is Victor Caratini?
Victor Caratini is 28 years old. He was born on August 17, 1993.