Ezequiel Carrera, Outfield, Toronto Blue Jays, #3


Date of Birth: 6/11/1987
Birthplace: Guiria, Venezuela
Current Salary: $1,162,500

Ezequiel Carrera, outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, first signed with the New York Mets in April, 2005. He played in the Mets' minor league system from 2005 through 2008, before being traded to the Seattle Mariners in December, 2008.

After a year and a half with the Mariners, playing only in the minor leagues, Carrera was traded to the Cleveland Indians in June, 2010. He continued to play in the minors through part of 2011 and 2012. He joined the Indians for 68 games in 2011 and 48 games the following season.

On April 2, 2013, Carrera was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies but he lasted only a month with them before returning to the Indians. In 2013, he played in 13 games with the Phillies and just 2 games with the Indians, spending most of the season in the minors.

Carrera signed with the Detroit Tigers in January, 2014. He played in just 45 games with the Tigers in 2014, batting .261 with 18 hits. He spent the rest of the season back in the minor leagues. On December 13, 2014, he signed with the Blue Jays.

As a minor league player from 2006 through part of 2014, Carrera played in 862 games. During that time, he had 942 hits, 303 RBIs, 273 stolen bases, and 598 strikeouts to 353 walks. Defensively, he played 584 games in center field, 162 games in left field, and 62 games in right field.

Carrera played in 91 games with the Blue Jays in 2015. He batted .273 with 47 hits. Defensively, he played 46 games in left field, 5 games in center field, and 35 games in right field. He had no hits in two at-bats in postseason play.

Carrera finished the 2016 season with 67 hits and a .248 batting average in 110 games. Defensively, he played 45 games in left field, 5 games in center field, and 65 games in right field. He made 132 putouts and 1 error. In the postseason, he batted .303 with 10 hits, including 2 triples and a home run, and 3 RBIs in 33 at-bats in 9 games.

Career batting statistics for Carrera through 2016 include:

  • 377 games played
  • 224 hits
  • 77 RBIs
  • 204 strikeouts to 66 walks
  • .255 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Carrera as an outfielder through 2016 include:

  • 138 games in left field, 119 games in center field, 113 games in right field
  • 531 putouts
  • 8 errors

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Ezequiel Carrera
ESPN - Ezequiel Carrera
Baseball Reference - Ezequiel Carrera