Raimel Antonio Tapia (RYE-mel TAW-pee-uh) … resides in San Pedro de Macrois, D.R. … son of Rafael Tapia Sanatana and Mercedes Linarez … is one of seven children, has three brothers and three sisters … his older brothers, Rafael Tapia, Antonio Linarez and Jose Linarez, all played professional baseball but none are currently active … in little league, he wore the number 15, which is his favorite number … during the offseason, he played for the Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican Winter League ... Twitter handle is @RaimelTapia ... Instagram is @raimeltapia.
Made his Major League debut as a pinch-hitter on Sept. 2 vs. Arizona and batted .263 (10-for- 38) in 22 games with the Rockies after his recall...Recorded a single for his first Major League hit in his first at-bat … hit safely in his first four Major League games (7-for-15; .467), including a season-high three hits on Sept. 4 vs. Arizona...In six starts with Colorado, batted .272 (7-for-27) with two RBI … hit leadoff and played center field in five consecutive starts from Sept. 3-7...Split the season between Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque prior to promotion … promoted to Albuquerque on Aug. 9, where he hit .333 (31-for-93) with 13 runs, five doubles, four triples, 13 RBI, two walks and six stolen bases...Named a Midseason All-Star with Hartford after batting .323 (136-for-424) with 79 runs, 20 doubles, five triples, eight home runs, 34 RBI and 17 stolen bases...Led the Yard Goats in runs (79), hits (137) and triples (5)...Played in his second consecutive All-Star Futures Game in 2016, going 1-for-5 with two runs and two RBI, starting in left field.
Named a Midseason, Postseason and MiLB.com Organization All-Star after batting .305 (166-for-544) with 74 runs, 24 doubles, nine triples, 12 home runs, 71 RBI and 26 stolen bases for High-A Modesto in the California League…Set career-highs in games played (131), hits (166), doubles, triples and home runs…Named the starting right fielder for the World Team in the 2015 All-Star Futures Game, going 2-for-3 with a run scored…Led the California League in hits, while finishing in the top five in doubles, triples and stolen bases…Hit .387 (53-for-137) vs. left-handed pitchers, .278 (113-for-407) vs. right-handed pitchers…Named to the Arizona Fall League All-Prospect Team and an Arizona Fall League Rising Star after batting .330 (29-for-88) with 14 runs, five doubles, two triples, one home run and eight RBI … hits ranked second in the league.