Adeiny Hechavarria, Shortstop, Tampa Bay Rays


Date of Birth: 4/15/1989
Birthplace: Santiago De Cuba, Cuba

Adeiny Hechavarria, shortstop for the Tampa Bay Rays, started his major league career with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2010, he signed a four-year, $10 million contract with the Blue Jays. He played in just 41 games with Toronto in 2012 before they traded him in the off-season to the Miami Marlins.

In 2013, his first season with the Marlins, Hechavarria batted .227 with 123 hits, 14 doubles, 42 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases in 148 games. As a defensive player at shortstop, he made 401 assists, 197 putouts, 89 double plays, and 15 errors and he had a .976 fielding percentage. He finished the 2014 season with 148 hits, 20 doubles, 10 triples, and a .276 batting average in 146 games.

Hechavarria finished the 2015 season with 132 hits, 17 doubles, 48 RBIs, and a .281 batting average in 130 games. As a shortstop, he made 373 assists, 93 double plays, 173 putouts, and 9 errors.

In 2016, Hechavarria batted .236 with 120 hits, 17 doubles, and 38 RBIs in 155 games. Defensively, as the Marlins' shortstop in 153 games, he made 359 assists, 72 double plays, 203 putouts, and 13 errors.

The Marlins traded Hechavarria to the Rays on June 26, 2017. He finished the season with a .261 batting average, 86 hits, 14 doubles, and 67 strikeouts to 13 walks in 20 games with the Marlins and 77 games with the Rays. Defensively, as a shortstop in 96 games, he made 239 assists, 46 double plays, 119 putouts, and 4 errors. He had a .989 fielding percentage.

Career batting statistics for Hechavarria through 2017 include:

  • 717 games played
  • 641 hits
  • 90 doubles
  • 207 RBIs
  • 432 strikeouts to 129 walks
  • .255 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Hechavarria at shortstop through 2017 include:

  • 690 games played
  • 1,842 assists
  • 399 double plays
  • 907 putouts
  • 57 errors
  • .980 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Adeiny Hechavarria
ESPN - Adeiny Hechavarria