Rafael Furcal
Birth Date:October 24, 1977 (38 years old)
Place of Birth:Loma de Cabrera, DOM
Experience:14 years
Drafted:Signed by Atlanta in 1996.
Scouting Report
Assets: Productive offensively, he could set the table at the top of the order and had pretty good power for a guy with diminutive size. Had great stolen-base ability. Was willing to take free passes, helping him get on base. Always featured a great arm.
Flaws: Injuries took a toll on him over time. Took too big of a cut for a table-setter, sometimes leading to too many strikeouts and inconsistent batting averages. Didn't run as much as injuries mounted.
Career Potential: Excellent, big-armed and table-setting middle infielder, when healthy.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NL Rookie of the Year 2000
NL Players Choice Awards - Rookie of the Year 2000
Named to the All-Star Game 2012, 2010, 2003
South Atlantic League (A) All-Star Team 1999
Class A All-Star Team 1999
Appalachian League (R) All-Star Team 1998
Short Season All-Star Team 1998