Happy Reds birthday, Ruben Mateo!

Mateo

February 10, 1978

Ruben Mateo was a highly-touted rookie for the Texas Rangers, owning minor league pitching at the end of the 20th century. He hit .314 with 12 homers and 67 RBI for Port Charlotte (A+) in 1997, .309 with 18 homers and 75 RBI for Tulsa (AA) in 1998, and .336 with 18 homers and 62 RBI for Oklahoma (AAA) in 1999. Before the 2000 season, he was rated the #6 prospect by Baseball America, but never played more than 74 games in any season in the majors. In six years for the Rangers, Red, Pirates, and Royals, Mateo walloped 21 dingers with 89 RBI while hitting .250.

Advertisements

About JT

Preacher. Author. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on February 10, 2017, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: