Ruben Gotay #8

  • 2B
  • B/T: S/R
  • 5' 11" /175

Ruben Gotay MLB Career Stats

726 .255 12 77 6 .685

Ruben Gotay Bio

  • Full Name: Ruben Antonio Gotay
  • Born: 12/25/1982 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Draft: 2000, Kansas City Royals, 31st rd. (914th overall)
  • College: Indian Hills CC
  • Debut: 8/3/2004
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MLB Career Stats 726 84 185 12 77 6 .255 .315 .685


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Ruben Gotay Stats

*Since 2006

Ruben Gotay Advanced Stats

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Ruben Gotay Statcast Events


Ruben Gotay Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2004 Wichita TEX Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2013 St. Louis NL

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Louisville INT

TEX Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/24/2013 Springfield TEX

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Springfield TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2004 Wichita TEX
2013 Springfield TEX

PWL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Carolina LBPPR

Ruben Gotay Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 7, 2016 Saraperos de Saltillo released 2B Ruben Gotay.
April 1, 2016 2B Ruben Gotay assigned to Saraperos de Saltillo.
April 16, 2015 Saraperos de Saltillo released 2B Ruben Gotay.
April 3, 2015 Saraperos de Saltillo signed free agent 2B Ruben Gotay.
March 28, 2014 2B Ruben Gotay assigned to Louisville Bats.
December 18, 2013 Cincinnati Reds signed free agent 3B Ruben Gotay to a minor league contract.
November 4, 2013 3B Ruben Gotay elected free agency.
April 1, 2013 3B Ruben Gotay assigned to Springfield Cardinals.
March 31, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent 2B Ruben Gotay to a minor league contract.
November 2, 2012 2B Ruben Gotay elected free agency.
September 1, 2012 Gwinnett Braves activated 2B Ruben Gotay from the 7-day disabled list.
August 21, 2012 Gwinnett Braves placed 2B Ruben Gotay on the 7-day disabled list. Sprained left ankle.
June 5, 2012 2B Ruben Gotay assigned to Gwinnett Braves from Atlanta Braves.
June 4, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays traded 2B Ruben Gotay to Atlanta Braves.
April 3, 2012 Ruben Gotay assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
March 13, 2012 IF Ruben Gotay assigned to Toronto Blue Jays.
November 2, 2011 IF Ruben Gotay elected free agency.
June 19, 2011 IF Ruben Gotay assigned to Gwinnett Braves.
June 18, 2011 Atlanta Braves signed free agent IF Ruben Gotay to a minor league contract.
June 16, 2011 New Orleans Zephyrs released 3B Ruben Gotay.
December 7, 2010 Florida Marlins invited non-roster 2B Ruben Gotay to spring training.
November 22, 2010 New Orleans Zephyrs signed free agent 3B Ruben Gotay.
November 6, 2010 3B Ruben Gotay elected free agency.
April 6, 2010 3B Ruben Gotay assigned to Memphis Redbirds from St. Louis Cardinals.
November 30, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent 3B Ruben Gotay to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 9, 2009 3B Ruben Gotay elected free agency.
September 21, 2009 Reno Aces activated 3B Ruben Gotay from the temporarily inactive list.
September 1, 2009 Reno Aces placed 3B Ruben Gotay on the temporarily inactive list.

Ruben Antonio Gotay Bio Info

Ruben Antonio Gotay (goh-TIE), Jr...graduated from Dr. Santiago Veve Calzada High School in Fajardo, Puerto Rico in 1999...attended Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, IA, where his team competed in the regional tournament...his father, Ruben, played professionally and his uncle, Julio, had a 10-year Major League career with St. Louis, Pittsburgh, California and Houston from 1960-69. 2010 Split the season between double-A Harrisburg and triple-A Syracuse in the Washington Nationals system, combining to go 1-2 with five saves and a 3.11 ERA (46.1 IP/16 ER) in 40 games ... Began the year with Harrisburgh, posting no record with four saves in four opportunities with a 0.51 ERA (17.2 IP/1 ER) in his first 14 games ... Promoted to Syracuse on May 18, posting a 1-1 record and 4.91 ERA in 23 appearances. Recorded at least one strikeout in 17 of his 23 games, with nine being multi-strikeout affairs ... Earned his only win on June 12 at Charlotte, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings ... On July 21 at Norfolk, recorded five of six outs by strikeout to mark a season-high ... Landed on the Disabled List on July 26 with a left elbow injury, missing a total of 35 days. Reinstated on August 30 and was transferred back to Harrisburg, where he ended the season with three appearances ... Following the season, made 24 appearances with Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League. Did not record a decision while posting a 2.66 ERA (20.1 IP/6 ER). 2009 Played in 118 games for Reno (AAA) making 67 starts at third base and 41 at second base...Tied for the Pacific Coast League lead with a career-high of 102 walks. Finished second in on-base percentage (.429)...Posted second highest total for doubles (29) on the Aces...Batted .301 (86-286) with 11 HR and 52 RBI vs. right-handed pitchers...Went 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBI vs. Round Rock on 8/14...From 7/21-24 was 8-for-16 (.500) with 3 HR and 7 RBI, including a season best 4-for-4 game vs. Portland (7/21). 2008 Played in 88 games in Atlanta with three games in Richmond (AAA) from 8/29-31...his 17 pinch hits ranked 3rd in the majors and his 10 pinch walks were 5th...had GWRBI with a pinch-hit double in the 9th inning at FLA (9/2)...hit first career pinch-hit home run in the 5th inning vs. PHI (7/2) off Adam Eaton...his home run on 6/21 vs. Seattle snapped a 106-game homerless span (7/12/07)...made nine starts (three at 2B, six at 3B)...claimed off waivers from the New York Mets on 3/28...played in three games with Richmond batting .250 (3-12) with an RBI making two starts at second base and one at third base. 2007 Played in a career-high 98 games and posted a career-best .295 batting average...Became the 10th player in team history to have 35 hits or more in his first 100 at-bats for the Mets...Was hitting .219 (7-32) after the games of May 29th...Went 49-158 (.310) the rest of the season...Hit .318 (49-154) vs. righthanders...Batted .337 (28-83) with runners on base and .356 (16-45) with runners in scoring position...Had a .397 (27-68) batting average with one home run and eight RBI in July...From July 1st-July 14th, reached base safely in 26 of his 53 plate appearances (17 singles, three doubles, three home runs and three walks)...Became the 136th career third baseman in Mets history on September 7th vs. Houston...Started at third base on September 9th vs. Houston...Hit a home run as the second batter of the game on July 12th off Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo at Shea...Followed Jose Reyes' leadoff home run...It marked the first time in club history the first two batters of the game hit a home run...Registered a career-high nine-game hitting streak from July 1st-July 14th...Hit .467 (14-30) with four runs scored, three doubles, a home run and four RBI during the streak...Played in 37 games (33 starts) at second base, two games (one start) at third base and five games (two starts) at shortstop...Made his first start for the Mets on May 2nd vs. Florida at second base...Had his contract selected from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on April 30th. 2006 Began the season with Omaha (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and joined Norfolk (AAA) of the International League after he was acquired from Kansas City on July 19...With Norfolk, he hit .316 (12-38) in 10 games in July...For the Tides, he had 11 games with two hits and two games with three hits...Against right-handed pitching, he batted .294 (32-109) with nine doubles, a triple, three home runs and 16 RBI...Appeared at second base, third base and shortstop for Norfolk...Went 7-13 (.538) in four games in September...With Omaha, he was 4-4 with three doubles against Memphis on April 14...In addition, he had 19 games with two hits and three games with two hits...Hit safely in nine straight games, May 23-May 30 (16-36, .444)...Had two home runs and three RBIs on May 3 vs. Albuquerque. 2005 Played in a career-high 86 games, hitting .227 (64-282) with 32 runs scored, 14 doubles, 5 homers and 29 RBI...Made the Opening Day roster for the 1st time in his career...Went 4-for-5 at Los Angeles on April 10 for his 1st career 4-hit game...was a triple shy of the cycle and had 3 RBI...Suffered through an 0-for-17 slide before singling in the 7th inning on May 1 at Cleveland...Went 3-for-3 with a double and 2 runs scored on May 21 vs. St. Louis, snapping a streak of 14 straight games (April 28 - May 19) without a run scored...Recorded his 1st big league stolen base on May 22 vs. St. Louis in the 4th inning...Recorded his 4th multi-hit game of the season May 24 at Texas...had 2 doubles in a game for the 1st time in his career...Committed his 1st error since April 22 vs. the White Sox on June 16 vs. the Dodgers, a span of 36 games without an error...Optioned to Wichita (AA) on Aug. 6...hit .245 (27-110) with 3 homers and 15 RBI in 28 games for the Wranglers. 2004 Had his contract purchased from Wichita (AA) of the Texas League on 8/3...made his Major League debut on 8/4 vs. Chicago White Sox and was 1-for-3 collecting his first hit off Jose Contreras in the fifth inning...put together a seven-game hitting streak from 8/25-9/1 batting .440 (11-25) during the streak...smacked his first career MLB home run, a two-run shot, on 10/2 vs. Chicago White Sox off Arnie Munoz, culminating a day including a triple and career-high four RBI...named Kansas City Royals Minor League Player-of-the-Year...selected as the best defensive second baseman in the Texas League by Baseball America...was the starting second baseman at the AA All-Star Game...selected to play for the World Team at the 2005 All-Star Game in Houston, went 0-for-1 with a walk in a starting role and was replaced by Robinson Cano later in the game...ranked fifth in the Texas League in triples with six. 2003 Spent the entire season with Wilmington (A) where he hit .261 with 31 doubles, 2 triples and 9 home runs in 134 games....also drove in 72 runs and notched 8 stolen bases...Led Wilmington in hits with 131...was tied for the 2nd-most RBI on the club in 2003, while ranking 5th in the Carolina League in doubles...Was named Wilmington's Player of the Month for August after hitting .302 with 9 extra base hits and 9 RBI in 27 games...Turned in a career day, going 5-for-5 with a walk, 2 runs and 2 RBI vs. Fresno on June 17...Finished the season on a high note, batting .302 (29-96) in the month of August...Batted .275 (97-353) off right-handed pitchers and hit at a .274 clip (72-263) away from home. 2002 Was selected to the Midwest League's mid-season All-Star team...Led the Midwest League in doubles and extra-base hits (60)...Also ranked second in walks and fifth in triples and runs scored. 2001 Finished sixth in the Gulf Coast League in hitting...Also was fifth in the League in hits and third in doubles.