Ceddanne Rafaela

2B,CF,OF · Boston Red Sox

Bats R Throws R
DOB 2000-09-18 Age 23.6
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 16.14, 239th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy354.01214704385911224312542111223.8185.256.296.406.702.150
THE BAT332.21204654355611022411472110823.3174.252.292.393.685.141

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Red Sox Going With Platoons At Shortstop, Second Base

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    The Boston Red Sox plan to platoon at both shortstop and second base after the serious injury to shortstop Trevor Story (shoulder) last Friday. Romy Gonzalez and David Hamilton will mostly split time at shortstop, with Pablo Reyes and Enmanuel Valdez splitting time at second. Outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela will also see time up the middle in Beantown. Vaughn Grissom (groin, hamstring) will mostly work at the keystone but will also get reps at shortstop. Gonzalez was called up from Triple-A Worcester on Monday after slashing .321/.375/.821 with three homers and 10 RBI in 32 plate appearances on the farm. Grissom, who is expected to start a rehab assignment this weekend, should eventually see regular playing time for the BoSox at the keystone when he's healthy and is by far the most attractive fantasy player of all these middle-infield names.

    Apr 9 · Source via Prospects Boston Red Sox Romy Gonzalez Vaughn Grissom David Hamilton Ceddanne Rafaela Pablo Reyes Trevor Story Enmanuel Valdez
  • Red Sox Agree To Extension With Ceddanne Rafaela

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    The Boston Red Sox and outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela agreed to an undisclosed contract extension on Monday, according to a source. Despite only having 38 major-league games under his belt after debuting last year, the Red Sox are locking up their center fielder of the present and future. He has seven hits in his first 30 at-bats this year with no home runs, five RBI, a stolen base, six runs scored and nine strikeouts in 35 plate appearances in his first 10 games. The 23-year-old former undrafted free agent from Curacao is more advanced defensively at this early stage of his career, but he's an exceptional athlete overall and also has the ability to play on the infield if the Red Sox need him there. Boston now has Rafaela under team control through at least the 2029 season.

    Apr 8 · Source via Prospects Boston Red Sox Ceddanne Rafaela
  • Ceddanne Rafaela Not In Sunday's Lineup

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    Boston Red Sox outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners. The speedy 23-year-old started in centerfield in the Red Sox previous three games. Rafaela has gone 4-for-12 at the plate in the early going with three runs scored and one RBI. He is nothing more than a depth outfielder in redraft leagues this season, but he maintains reasonable upside in dynasty formats. With Rafaela on the bench, Jarren Duran will slide over to centerfield and Enmanuel Valdez will handle duties at second base.

    Mar 31 · Source via Prospects Boston Red Sox Ceddanne Rafaela
  • Ceddanne Rafaela Makes Red Sox Roster

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    Boston Red Sox OF/IF Ceddane Rafaela will be part of the Opening Day roster. Rafaela is a center fielder who could play some second base with Vaughn Grissom out to start the season. Manager Alex Cora praised the 23-year-old for his athleticism and versatility; he also has a .275/.327/.569 slash line over 51 Spring Training at-bats. Rob Refsnyder is also injured to start the season, so Rafaela should be moved between center and second initially. Rafaela is a well regarded prospect but did struggle in a small sample 28 games last season. His 78 OPS+ left a lot to be desired but he has the potential for a 15 home run, 15 steal season. ATC projects a .255/.295/.407 slash line over 459 plate appearances in 2024. He has a 354 ADP but with this news, and the fact he will have shortstop eligibility in some leagues, that number could change drastically over the weekend.

    Mar 23 · Source via Prospects Boston Red Sox Ceddanne Rafaela
  • Ceddanne Rafaela Playing Second Base Thursday

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    Boston Red Sox outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela started at second base for the first time this spring in Thursday's Grapefruit League game. The Red Sox have been mixing Rafaela in at second base this spring, but this is his first start at the keystone. The 23-year-old could see more action there for the BoSox early in the year with regular second baseman Vaughn Grissom (groin) injured, but Rafaela will primarily stay in the outfield. He remains in competition in camp for the center field job to open the year in Boston. If Rafaela doesn't win the jog, Jarren Duran will be the team's regular center fielder. Rafaela's glove is ahead of his bat, and he's ranked as the No. 83 fantasy outfielder at RotoBaller this year. In his first 28 big-league games in 2023, Rafaela hit .241 (20-for-83) with two homers, five RBI and three steals.

    Mar 21 · Source via Prospects Boston Red Sox Ceddanne Rafaela
  • Red Sox Could Consider Using Ceddanne Rafaela At Second Base

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    Since the start of camp, the Boston Red Sox said they regarded Ceddanne Rafaela as a center fielder only. However, manager Alex Cora on Wednesday sounded ready to at least consider the possibility of using Rafaela at second base. Rafaela is an elite defender at both shortstop and center field, but he hasn't played much at the keystone. But his elite athleticism could give Boston an upgrade at second over Enmanuel Valdez with Vaughn Grissom (hamstring) hurt. If Boston uses Rafaela some at second and center, either Jaren Duran or Tyler O'Neill would shift to center when Rafaela is in the infield. Rob Refsnyder's fractured toe essentially guarantees that Rafaela will make the team's Opening Day roster, and he should be playing frequently between second and center field.

    Mar 13 · Source via Prospects Boston Red Sox Ceddanne Rafaela
  • Ceddanne Rafaela Homers On Sunday

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    Boston Red Sox center fielder Ceddanne Rafaela hit his second home run of the spring on Sunday in a 7-6 Grapefruit League win over the Tampa Bay Rays. In the game, the second of the Dominican Republic Series, Rafaela was 1-for-5 out of the leadoff spot with the home run being his only hit of the game. The 23-year-old also struck out twice, bringing his spring total to nine in 30 at-bats (26.5%). Through 12 spring games, the youngster is 7-for-30 (.233) with two doubles, two home runs, five RBI, and three runs scored. He's also stolen two bases and been caught stealing once. Rafaela is trying to earn a roster spot, so he might have to pick it up on offense, although he is known more for his defense, which could still earn him a spot. For fantasy purposes, he's mostly off the radar until he solidifies his roster spot and proves he can hit major league pitching. In his limited action last year, he hit .241 with two home runs and a 31.5% K% to go along with his 4.5% BB% over 89 PA. The sub-6% walk rate has followed him over each stop in the minors over the last few years.

    Mar 12 · Source via Prospects Boston Red Sox Ceddanne Rafaela
  • Ceddanne Rafaela To Play Center Field If He Makes The Team

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    Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora said that rookie outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela will be the center fielder in 2024 if he makes the team out of spring training. As of right now, it's to be determined if he opens the year at Triple-A Worcester or the major leagues. "The defensive game is elite. It's a game-changer," Cora said. Jarren Duran is currently the favorite to open the year as Boston's starting center fielder, with Tyler O'Neill in left and Wilyer Abreu in right. The 23-year-old Rafaela went 20-for-83 (.241) with two homers and five RBI in his first 28 major-league games in 2023, and his glove and his speed will probably always be his money-makers. He stole 39 games in 136 games at two minor-league levels last year, but he also managed to clear the fences 22 times as well.

    Feb 13 · Source via Prospects Boston Red Sox Ceddanne Rafaela
  • Hitting Stats

    2024 ATC353.61214714395911224312542111223.9185.255.296.406.702.151
    2024 Draft Buddy354.01214704385911224312542111223.8185.256.296.406.702.150
    2024 Steamer376.91255024665611928315612311222.3177.255.297.421.718.166
    2024 THE BAT332.21204654355611022411472110823.3174.252.292.393.685.141
    2024 Zeile363.01184724405911325413562111023.3186.257.297.420.717.163

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats



    4vs CLE3.02881110000112.500.
    3vs LAA, vs BAL3.0618170100011527.801.
    2at LAA, at OAK17.0621183301042419.
    1at SEA11.0312123411010541.701.333.333.583.916.250


    27at BAL, vs TB6.0516151000001743.820.
    26vs CWS, at TEX10.0520181410021420.
    25at TOR, vs NYY24.0730294830221826.700.276.300.586.886.310
    24vs BAL, at TB13.0614134510001535.711.385.429.462.891.077
    23at KC, vs HOU6.05881310010450.000.375.375.500.875.125


    Apr 16vs CLEL 7-103.09551110000120.
    Apr 15vs CLEL 0-60.0933000000000.
    Apr 14vs LAAW 5-40.0844000000000.
    Apr 13vs LAAW 7-23.0743010001100.001.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 12vs LAAL 0-70.08330000000133.300.
    Apr 11vs BALL 4-90.06a11000000000.
    Apr 10vs BALL 5-70.09330000000266.700.
    Apr 9vs BALL 1-70.06330000000266.700.
    Apr 7at LAAW 12-27.07a33120102000.000.667.6671.3332.000.666
    Apr 6at LAAL 1-20.072200000002100.
    Apr 5at LAAW 8-66.0842200000100.010.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 3at OAKW 1-01.0644010000000.
    Apr 2at OAKW 5-41.0754000000100.
    Apr 1at OAKW 9-02.08330000020266.700.
    Mar 30at SEAL 3-45.06442210000250.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Mar 29at SEAL 0-11.06440100000250.
    Mar 28at SEAW 6-45.07441101010125.


    Oct 1at BALW 6-12.04a220000000150.
    Sep 30at BALL 2-50.08a220000000150.
    Sep 29at BALW 3-04.01431000001125.
    Sep 28at BALL 0-20.01440000000125.
    Sep 27vs TBL 0-50.01440000000375.
    Sep 24vs CWSL 2-31.0133010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Sep 23vs CWSL 0-13.01540110001120.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Sep 22vs CWSW 3-23.0132100001000.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Sep 20at TEXL 5-153.01550200010120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Sep 18at TEXW 4-20.01440000000250.
    Sep 17at TORL 2-32.0155011000000.
    Sep 16at TORL 3-40.01a330000000133.300.
    Sep 15at TORL 0-31.01440100000125.
    Sep 14vs NYYL 5-84.01552200000120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Sep 14vs NYYW 5-08.01441210110250.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Sep 12vs NYYL 1-48.01551210110120.000.400.4001.2001.600.800
    Sep 12vs NYYL 2-31.07430000001250.
    Sep 10vs BALW 7-34.01541000001240.
    Sep 9vs BALL 12-132.03a11110000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Sep 8vs BALL 2-110.08a1100000001100.
    Sep 6at TBL 1-32.01a11011000000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Sep 5at TBL 6-85.01662300000233.301.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 4at TBW 7-30.06a000000000000
    Sep 3at KCW 7-30.06a000000000000
    Sep 2at KCW 9-50.06a1100000001100.
    Sep 1at KCL 2-131.05a220100000150.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 30vs HOUL 4-74.01441110010250.
    Aug 28vs HOUL 5-131.02a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
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