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Yonathan Daza is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB).

In October of 2010, Daza became a member of the Colorado Rockies organization after signing as an international free agent. During his first three years as a professional baseball player (2011-2013), he was a member of the Rookie-level DSL Rockies.

Yonathan Daza
Yonathan Daza

In 2014, he was a member of the Grand Junction Rockies of the Rookie-level and had a batting line of.370/.415/.490/.905 with four home runs and 35 RBI.

During the 2015 season, he played for both the Class A Short Season Boise Hawks and the Class A Asheville Tourists, compiling a batting line of.325/.358/.451/.809 with three home runs and 53 RBI between the two teams.

He played for both the Asheville Tourists and the Modesto Nuts of Class A-Advanced during the 2016 season, combining for a batting line of.303/.338/.402/.740 with three home runs and 61 RBI.

During the 2017 season, he played for the Class A-Advanced Lancaster JetHawks, where he had a batting line of.341/.376/.466/.842 with three home runs and 87 RBI.

After the conclusion of the regular season in 2017, Daza participated in the Arizona Fall League with the Salt River Rafters.

What Happened To Yonathan Daza?

In spite of injuries sustained by David Dahl and Ian Desmond’s decision to opt-out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Daza did not make a single appearance for the Rockies in any of their games that year.

Before suffering an injury in August of the following year (2021), Daza was Colorado’s starting center fielder for the bulk of the 2021 season. He finally struck the target.