Juan Centeno Player Pool Catcher

       
 
Age: 30
Born: November 16, 1989
Birthplace: Arecibo, PR
Height: 5-9
Weight: 195
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 32nd round, 2007 by NYM
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Nov. 2018)
High School: Luchetti (PR)
   

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Pronunciation: sen-TEN-oh
First Pro Contract: June 11, 2007 (NYM)
Signing Scout: Junior Roman
Signing Bonus: $5,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2020
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
   
Pro Debut: June 25, 2007 (GCL Mets)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: September 18, 2013 (NYM)
Service Time (1/20): 2 years, 37 days
Options Remaining: 0 (2014, 2015, 2017)
Contract (2020): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @jcentenoponte

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Veteran minor leaguer with major league backup experience. Small, sturdy frame. Fairly durable.

Hit: At the plate he has a crouched and open stance that closes on pitch approach. Solid bat-to- ball skills and some makings of an approach. Will take a walk. Passable hitter for a major league emergency catcher.

Power: Swing lacks lift; no power potential.

Run: Well below-average speed. Base-to-base profile.

Field: Above-average defensive tools. Moves well, soft hands. Communicates well with pitchers. Not the best pitch framer, can struggle with balls in the dirt.
  Arm: Plus arm strength, but has the tendency to rush his throws so accuracy is inconsistent. Smooth transfer.

Career Notes: Earned a World Series ring with the Astros in 2017. Was the first catcher to throw out Billy Hamilton in the major leagues.

Summation: Projects as an emergency up-and-down catcher.

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    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2007 GCL Mets GCL Rk NYM 17 12 41 4 6 0 0 0 2 6 3 6 0 0 0.146 0.222 0.146 0.368
  2008 GCL Mets GCL Rk NYM 18 23 59 10 13 1 0 0 1 14 8 8 0 0 0.220 0.333 0.237 0.570
  2009 Brooklyn Cyclones NYPL A- NYM 19 32 110 8 18 2 1 0 9 22 5 18 1 1 0.164 0.212 0.200 0.412
  2010 Brooklyn Cyclones NYPL A- NYM 20 32 89 17 33 8 1 1 10 46 6 8 1 0 0.371 0.417 0.517 0.934
  2010 St. Lucie Mets FSL A+ NYM 20 11 35 1 7 0 0 0 1 7 3 7 1 0 0.200 0.256 0.200 0.456
  2010 Binghamton Mets East AA NYM 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  2011 St. Lucie Mets FSL A+ NYM 21 52 157 22 50 5 1 1 11 60 12 22 3 1 0.318 0.368 0.382 0.750
  2012 Binghamton Mets East AA NYM 22 79 281 29 80 12 2 0 35 96 23 43 1 1 0.285 0.337 0.342 0.679
2013 Binghamton Mets East AA NYM 23 6 23 4 6 1 1 0 3 9 0 5 0 0 0.261 0.261 0.391 0.652
  2013 Las Vegas 51s PCL AAA NYM 23 67 213 25 65 10 2 0 28 79 12 24 1 1 0.305 0.346 0.371 0.717
  2013 New York Mets NL MLB NYM 23 4 10 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0.300 0.300 0.300 0.600
  2014 Binghamton Mets East AA NYM 24 21 77 8 22 5 0 0 8 27 6 11 0 1 0.286 0.337 0.351 0.688
  2014 Las Vegas 51s PCL AAA NYM 24 53 179 19 52 5 0 1 17 60 15 26 2 0 0.291 0.343 0.335 0.678
  2014 New York Mets NL MLB NYM 24 10 30 1 6 0 0 0 2 6 3 5 0 0 0.200 0.273 0.200 0.473
  2015 Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCL AAA Mil 25 51 176 11 52 6 3 0 24 64 5 19 2 2 0.295 0.312 0.364 0.676
  2015 Milwaukee Brewers NL MLB Mil 25 10 21 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 7 0 0 0.048 0.130 0.095 0.225
  2016 Rochester Red Wings IL AAA Min 26 15 49 5 12 1 0 1 5 16 4 4 1 0 0.245 0.315 0.327 0.642
  2016 Minnesota Twins AL MLB Min 26 55 176 16 46 12 1 3 25 69 12 38 0 0 0.261 0.307 0.392 0.699
2017 Fresno Grizzlies PCL AAA Hou 27 65 235 25 73 12 1 1 33 90 16 37 0 1 0.311 0.354 0.383 0.737
  2017 Houston Astros AL MLB Hou 27 22 52 5 12 0 0 2 4 18 4 12 0 0 0.231 0.286 0.346 0.632
  2018 Round Rock Express PCL AAA tex 28 59 205 27 48 9 0 2 27 63 16 34 0 1 0.234 0.291 0.307 0.598
  2018 Texas Rangers AL MLB Tex 28 10 37 3 6 1 0 1 3 10 1 7 0 0 0.162 0.184 0.270 0.454
  2019 Pawtucket Red Sox IL AAA Bos 29 81 266 27 66 15 0 4 40 93 24 47 2 0 0.248 0.321 0.350 0.671
  2019 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 29 7 15 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 0.133 0.278 0.133 0.411
   
     
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