Juniel Querecuto

Position: SS
Born: 9/19/1992
Height: 5'9
Weight: 155
B/T: S/R
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Venezuela) July 2, 2009 (TAM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: Hit a combined .241 over 96 games between Montgomery (Double-A) and Durham (Triple-A) with three homers, 38 RBIs and 19 doubles.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Montgomery on September 22.
MLB Debut Date: 9/22/2016

Debut Details
September 22, in a 2-0 win against the New York Yankees. The starting third baseman, he batted seventh and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. In his first big league at-bat against Luis Cessa in the second inning, he led off the frame with a groundout to second base. In the fourth inning, he struck out looking. In his last at-bat in the seventh inning, he struck out swinging.

Player Notes
When Steven Souza Jr. went down with a season-ending with two weeks left in the regular season, the Rays opted to bring Querecuto up from Montgomery due to his versatility in the infield, where he can play several positions. Querecuto combined to bat .256 in 2015 between Charlotte (High A), Montgomery and Durham, with two homers, 34 RBIs and a steal in 89 games. He’d hit .271 with two homers and 45 RBIs at a pair of Class A stops, Charlotte and Bowling Green, in 2014 after missing all of 2013 on the DL. In the offseason he has played for the Venezuelan World Baseball Classic squad.