How Old Is Victor Caratini?
Victor Caratini is 28 years old. He was born on August 17, 1993
Victor Manuel Caratini is a professional baseball catcher from Puerto Rico who currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. He was a member of the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres in the past.
Caratini was taken in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft by the Atlanta Braves out of Miami Dade College.
That season, he made his professional debut with the Danville Braves. Caratini largely played catcher in 2014 after predominantly playing third base in his rookie season. With the Rome Braves, he began the season.
The Braves traded Caratini to the Chicago Cubs on July 31 in exchange for Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell. He was assigned to the Kane County Cougars by the Cubs for the remainder of the season.
Caratini batted .257 with four home runs and 53 RBIs for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in 2015.
He hit .291 with six home runs and 47 runs batted in for the Tennessee Smokies in 2016. Caratini played with the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League after the 2016 season and was added to the Cubs 40-man roster.
Caratini started the 2017 season with the Class AAA Iowa Cubs. On June 28, 2017, the Cubs called Caratini up to the big leagues.
He batted .254 with one home run and two RBIs in 31 games with the 2017 Cubs. Caratini hit .232 with two home runs and 21 RBIs in 76 MLB games last season.
During the season, he had two pitching appearances, both in late July, pitching two innings and allowing two runs for a 9.00 ERA.
He also appeared in the 2018 National League Wild Card Game, pinch-hitting and grounded out as the Cubs lost 2–1 in 13 innings to the Colorado Rockies.
Caratini, along with Willson Contreras, started the 2019 season as one of the Cubs’ two catchers. On June 22, Caratini returned to the mound, tossing a scoreless ninth inning in a Cubs loss to the New York Mets.
Caratini hit .266/.348/.447 in 95 games with the Cubs, including career highs in home runs (11) and runs batted in (34).