Humberto Jose Quintero…married, wife's name is Michelle; two daughters, Irianyelis & Heylin, and son, Dylan…attended Andres Bello High School (VZ)…signed by: Mike Sgobba and Hector Rincones.
Signed by Seattle as a free agent on July 26…appeared in 22 games with the Mariners, making 19 starts behind the plate…Mariners were 7-12 in his 19 starts….homered twice and drove in 4 runs in a 4-game span Aug. 2-7, representing all of his home run and RBI production with the Mariners…provided the game-winning RBI on a 2-run home run Aug. 7 vs. Toronto…recorded 4 multi-hit games, including 3 in a 4-game span July 31-Aug. 5…caught 7 runners stealing on 14 stolen base attempts (50.0 CS%) with Seattle (12 of 21 for the season)…started the season with Philadelphia, appearing in 24 games…designated for assignment by the Phillies on July 24.
Threw out 25.6% of potential ML base stealers (11 of 43)…was traded to KC on March 20…played in 43 games before being released on July 7…signed by Miami on July 13…appeared in only 5 games with AAA New Orleans before being released on July 25…signed by Milwaukee on July 28 and assigned to AAA Nashville...played for Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League (.333, 26G).
Set career highs in RBI (25), doubles (12), hits (63), and runs (22)....started 73 games at catcher, one shy of his career-high
74 in 2010...had four pickoffs in 2011, the second-most in the Majors and second-most in his career (7 in 2010)...the secondclosest
in that time frame has five pickoffs...hit .248 (36x145) in the last 44 games of the season since July 16...drove in the
go-ahead run in the Astros' last at-bat twice this season, April 23 at MIL (two-run double) and July 16 vs. PIT (RBI-single)...
missed 37 games from May 28-July 7 with a high right ankle sprain.
Hit .234 (62x265) with four home runs and 20 RBI while spending the entire season with the Major League club... set
career highs in games (88), at-bats (265), hits, doubles (10) and RBI... posted a .992 fielding percentage in 87 games, 74 starts,
behind the plate... caught 16-of-51 attempting base stealers and recorded a Major League-high seven catcher pickoffs...
according to Elias, over the last 20 years, the only other Astros catcher with four-or-more pickoffs was Brad Ausmus (4 PO's)
in 2001... the club went 15-4 over his final 19 starts of the season, beginning on Aug. 19... overall the team went 41-33 in his
Set career highs in games played (60), home runs (4), doubles (8) and RBI (14)...his 51 starts were one shy of his career-high
52 games started in 2008...his 59 total games played at catcher tie his career-high played in 2008...recorded a careerhigh
nine caught stealings...also set a career-high in assists (36), double plays (6), passed balls (5) and errors (5)...hit .267
(20x75) with three homers and eight RBI in 31 games at home...in his 29 games on the road, hit .207 (17x82) with one homer
and six RBI...matched his career-high in hits twice this season, going 3x4 on June 7 vs. PIT and 3x3 on Aug. 1 at STL...missed 15
games from April 25-May 12 with a right shoulder strain which was caused by a homeplate collision with MIL's Mike Cameron
on April 24 at Minute Maid Park...started four games for Round Rock while on a rehab assignment (1x10).
Hit .226 (38x168) with two home runs and 12 RBI for Houston...played in a career-high
59 games for Houston during two stints...started the season at Triple A Round Rock until
having his contract purchased and playing in one game on April 17 (2x4, double)...contract
was purchased again from Round Rock on June 5 and he remained with the big league club
the remainder of the season...hit .346 (9x26) with a home run and three RBI during a careerhigh
seven-game hitting streak from Aug. 6-14...placed on the 15-day Disabled List on
July 2 with a concussion and missed 15 games...activated from the DL on July 22...
in 32 games for the Round Rock Express, hit .237 (28x118) with three homers, two
doubles, two triples, 18 RBI and 13 runs scored.
Posted a combined 3.92 ERA (34ER/78IP) in 44 games (two starts) between Triple A Las Vegas and Double A Jacksonville of the Dodgers organization...pitched 30 games for Jacksonville and was 6-2 with a 2.49 ERA (17ER/61.1IP) and two saves...also recorded 68 strikeouts in 61.1 innings pitched...was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA (12ER/21.1IP) in 12 games for the Peoria Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League in 2007.
Hit .333 (7x21) with two doubles and two RBI in 11 games for the Astros in 2006...started seven games at catcher and
appeared in 10 overall at the position...committed no errors and threw out three of five attempted base stealers, for an
opponent stolen base pct. of 40.0...started at C and went 1x3 on Sept. 27 at PIT...and went 2x2 on Sept. 25 at PHI...started
at C on Sept. 19 vs. CIN and went 1x3 with a double...hit safely in six of his seven starts this season...threw out two of three
attempted base stealers on Sept. 1 vs. NYM (Reyes, Chavez)...was 1x4 with two RBI in that game, his first start and appearance
for the Astros in 2006...hit .571 (4x7) against left-handed pitchers...hit .364 (4x11) in five road games...hit .389 (7x18) in
September...hit .298 (87x292) with four HR and 37 RBI in 82 games for Triple A Round Rock...recalled from Round Rock on
Hit .185 (10x54) with one home run and eight RBI in 18 games for Houston
in 2005...scored six runs and hit one double while walking once and striking out 10
times...played in 16 games at catcher (15 starts)...committed only one error...pinch
hit and played 1B in the ninth inning on Sept. 14...recalled from Round Rock on
Sept. 6 after being optioned on Aug. 31...started at catcher and went 1x4 on
Aug. 30 vs. CIN...started at catcher and went 1x3 on Aug. 20 vs. MIL...hit his first
home run as an Astro on Aug. 15 vs. CHI (Wellemeyer)...1x3 with an RBI on Aug.
4 at ARI...2x4 with a career-high four RBI on July 18 at PIT...hit a three-run double in
the 4th...activated from the 15-day DL effective on July 16 (appendectomy)-missed 23
games...recalled from Triple A Round Rock on June 2...1x4 in his first game with the Astros, on
6/4 vs. STL...acquired from San Diego in exchange for RHP Tim Redding on March 28, 2005.
Played the majority of the year at Triple A Portland, where he saw action in 68
games behind the plate...over three stints with the Padres hit .250 (18x72) in 23 games,
including going 2x4 with a double and two RBI in his first game June 23 vs. Arizona...
hit safely in his first five games going 9x18 with a home run and three RBI...finished the
season with the Padres where he appeared in the club's final two games of the season...
collected a season-high three hits June 28 at Arizona when he went 3x4 and connected
for his first homer of the season...posted a .360 average (9x25) vs. lefties, while hitting
.191 (9x47) off right-handers...recalled for the second time on Aug. 18 when Miguel
Ojeda was placed on the 15-day Disabled List and appeared in three games with
the Padres...optioned back to Portland where he played in 16 games in August and
September before a late season call-up... compiled a .317 average (82x259) over 68
games with Portland...was hitting .302 (57x189) with 14 doubles, three home runs
and 20 RBI in 49 games with the Beavers before he was recalled by the Padres on
June 21...of his 82 hits, 30 came as extra-base knocks, including 25 doubles and
five home runs...finished strong with Portland hitting .324 in August and helped
lead the Beavers to the postseason...recalled from Portland on June 21 when
Ramon Hernandez was placed on the 15-day disabled list...made appearances
in 18 games with the Padres before being optioned back to Portland on July
26...posted a season long 14-game hitting streak from June 5-July 31 during
which he went 24x53, hitting at a .453 clip...posted a .360 average (49x136)
on the road with four home runs and 21 RBI.
Spent the entire minor league season at Double A Mobile before having his contract purchased by the Padres on September
2...appeared in 12 games for San Diego, going 5x23 (.217) with two RBI and a run scored...recorded his first career hit, in the pinch
off Dennys Reyes, in his big league debut Sept. 3 vs. Arizona...finished a perfect 2x2 as a big league pinch-hitter...picked up his
first career RBI with a run-scoring single off Kevin Correia Sept. 9 vs. San Francisco...defensively, was 0x2 in throwing out would-be
basestealers...named a 2003 Southern League All-Star behind the plate and batted a team-leading .298 with 26 doubles, three
homers and 52 RBI in 100 games with the BayBears...tied for seventh among league leaders in batting average and led the club
in hits and ranked second in doubles...hit .469 (15x32) with four doubles and nine RBI during a season-high nine-game hitting
streak June 24-July 4...went on to reach base safely in 20 consecutive games via a hit or walk June 24-July 20...finished the month
of July with a .337 batting average (28x83), raising his season average from .289 to .303...went 4x5 with a double, homer and a
season-best five RBI in a 12-10 setback to Chattanooga Aug. 25...promoted to San Diego five games later...hit .343 (36x105) with
runners in scoring position and went 6x11 (.545) with the bases loaded...threw out 38.5 percent of runners attempting to steal.
Combined for a .225 batting average while playing for four teams at three levels in two organizations...hit .263 during a pair of stints in the Double A Southern League, playing for Birmingham and Mobile...hit the second homer of his pro career, Aug. 28 at Birmingham, at the expense of his fofor the first time and hit .220 in 15 games for Charlotte of the International League.
Played at three levels and reached Double A for the first time...garnered a spot
on the Midwest League mid-season All-Star team while with the White Sox Single A Kannapolis affiliate...threw out 55 percent
(26 of 47) of would-be basestealers to lead the South Atlantic League...slugged his first career home run June 3 at Augusta...
played for Zuila in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Advanced to the White Sox Single A Burlington affiliate and hit .238 in
75 games...capped the season by hitting .393 in 15 Arizona Rookie League games for the ChiSox's entry...combined to bat .266
at the two levels...named the top defensive catcher in the Midwest League in a Baseball America survey of league managers...
the same publication also named him the top defensive catcher in Chicago's organization...gunned down a league-leading 41
percent (39 of 93) would-be basestealers...his defensive prowess earned him a reserve spot on the Midwest League All-Star
team...hit .301 on the road in the Midwest League.
Made his pro debut with the White Sox Rookie-level Bristol affiliate after playing the two previous seasons in the Venezuelan Summer League...batted .319 in his final 26 games.
Hit .205 (15x73) in his second season in the VSL.
Made his professional debut with the VSL White Sox and hit .262 (11x42).