Raimel Antonio Tapia Linarez, born February 4, 1994, is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Major League Baseball Toronto Blue Jays (MLB). Tapia made his Major League Baseball debut in 2016 with the Colorado Rockies.
Tapia was signed as an international free agent by the Colorado Rockies in 2010. He spent the 2013 season with the Grand Junction Rockies of the Pioneer League’s Rookie level, where he was named the league’s July player of the month.
For Grand Junction, he had a 29-game hitting streak. Following the season, he was named Topps Pioneer League Player of the Year for 2013, and Baseball Prospectus ranked him as the No. 97 prospect in all of baseball prior to the 2014 season. After the 2015 season, he was added to the Rockies’ 40-man roster.
On July 20, 2018, Tapia hit a two-out, two-strike, go-ahead pinch-hit grand slam in the top of the 7th inning against Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley to give the Rockies an 11–8 lead. It was the first grand slam of Tapia’s career and would ultimately prove to be the difference as the Rockies would go on to win the game 11–10.
In 2021, he batted .273/.327/.372. He had the highest ground ball/fly ball ratio in the major leagues, at 4.10, the highest ground ball percentage, at 67.4%, and the lowest fly ball percentage, at 16.4%. On March 24, 2022, Tapia and Adrian Pinto were traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Randal Grichuk.
There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.