Yonathan Daza...son of Jose Francisco and Maritza Daza...has four siblings: sisters Jany and Yenny, and brothers José and Richard...Married Barbara Perez this offseason...Resides in his hometown of Caña de Azucar in Maracay, Venezuela during the offseason...Graduated from Pedro Jose Muguerza High School.
Made the Opening Day roster for the second consecutive season and set career-highs in games (113), hits (112), runs (56), doubles (21), RBI (34) and walks (26)...Hit .301 (112-for-372), the fourth-highest batting average in the NL (min. 400 PA)....341 (45-for-132) average vs. lefties was the fifth-highest in the Majors...Finished the season with a 14.2 strikeout percentage (58 strikeouts, 408 plate appearances), the seventh-best mark in the NL (min. 400 PA)...Tied a career high with three hits three times: May 10 at San Francisco, June 12 at San Diego and July 3 vs. Arizona...career-high four RBI twice: May 30 vs. Miami and Sept. 6 vs. Milwaukee...Reached base safely in a career long 18-straight games April 27-May 22, slashing .333/.403/.397 over that span...career long 12-game hitting streak May 7-21 (G1), slashing .378/.420/.467...Recorded four RBI off the bench on May 30, hitting a go-ahead three-RBI double and a sacrifice fly...became the 16th player in Rockies history, first since Raimel Tapia on Sept. 27, 2019 vs. Milwaukee, to record four or more RBI as a sub...first Rockie to accomplish this feat without the help of a home run , the first Major Leaguer to do so since Max Muncy on Sept. 23, 2018 and the 11th player since 2000...Homered on July 23 at Milwaukee his first since June 20, 2021, snapping a streak of 349 at-bats without a home run that was the fourth-longest active streak in the Majors at the time...On the injured list Aug. 12-Sept. 6 after dislocating his left shoulder on a diving catch in center field.
Made his first career Opening Day roster and played in 107 games for the Rockies... Finished third among all Major League rookies with a .282 (85-for-301) batting average (min. 300 PA), trailing Wander Franco (.288) and Tyler Stephenson (.286)... Batted .325 (51-for-157) at home, the ninth-highest home batting average in the Majors and the fifth-highest in the NL (min. 170 PA)... Career-long nine-game hitting streak June 12-20 … went 14-for-36 (.389) with four doubles, one home run and six RBI... Hit .321 (69-for-215) in 71 games April 1-June 30 … from July 1 through the end of the season, batted .186 (16-for-86) in 36 games... Went 9-for-25 (.360) as a pinch-hitter with one double, four RBI, three walks, one HBP, one sac fly and three strikeouts … second in the Majors in both batting as a pinch-hitter (min. 25 AB) and on-base percentage (.433)... Two stints on the injured list: July 16-July 31 on the COVID-IL and Aug. 18-Sept. 9 with a left thumb laceration.
Named to Colorado’s 2020 player pool and spent the 60-game shortened season at the alternate training site in Denver...Appeared in 16 Spring Training games and batted .387 (12-for-31) with two doubles, one triple and six RBI.
Played 44 games for the Rockies in his Major League debut season, including 24 starts ... Batted .197 (15-for-76) with four runs, one double, three RBI, six walks, 18 strikeouts and one stolen base over 24 starts ... made 19 starts in center field, three in left and two in right ... went 4-for-15 (.267) as a pinch-hitter ... Four multi-hit games, including a 2-for-3 performance on Sept. 26 that snapped an 0-for-20 hitless streak ... Batted .364 (141-for-387) with 30 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs, 48 RBI and 12 steals in 89 games with Triple-A Albuquerque … named to the All-PCL Team.
Played in 54 games with Double-A Hartford, where he was named an Eastern League MidSeason All-Star ... Ranked second on the team with a .306 batting average (67-for-219) ... In 45 games before the All-Star break, batted .306 (57-for-186) with 16 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 25 RBI ... Multiple stints on the disabled list throughout the season … on 7-day DL with a left hamstring injury from May 27-June 5 and June 6 to July 13 … suffered a left shoulder injury in July and was on the disabled list from July 27 through the end of the year … transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Sept. 4.
Spent the whole season with High-A Lancaster where he led the California League in batting average (.341) and hits (177)...Reached career highs in games, at-bats, runs, hits, triples, RBI, walks and stolen bases...Was named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star and California League Post-Season All-Star...Recorded a career-high six hits on June 23 vs. Rancho Cucamonga, the first Lancaster player with six hits since Willie Bloomquist on April 1, 2000...Appeared in 19 games with the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League and batted .318 (21-for-66) with two doubles, one triple and six RBI … stole 11 bases, second-most in the league.
Played in 116 games with Low-A Asheville and was named a South Atlantic League MidSeason and Post-Season All-Star...Was third in the SAL league in batting average, second in hits and fourth in doubles...Played in six games with High-A Modesto after being promoted on Aug. 26 and batted .242 (8-for-33).
Began the season with Short-Season Boise before being promoted to Low-A Asheville...Was named Offensive Player of the Week for Short-Season Boise in the Northwest League for the week ending July 5, after stringing together six consecutive multi-hit games June 28-July 3...In 86 combined games, batted .325 (106-for-326) with 20 doubles, six triples, three home runs and 53 RBI.
Was named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star after batting .370 with Rookie Level Grand Junction...Led Grand Junction in hits (71), average (.370) and stolen bases (19)...His .370 (71-for-192) batting average was also second-best in the Pioneer League.
Appeared in 53 games in his third season with the DSL Rockies...Batted .291 (55-for-189) tied for the third-highest batting average on the team.
Played in a career-high 53 games with the DSL Rockies, the second-most on the team...Played 51 of his 53 games in the outfield, 43 coming in left field.
Was the primary left fielder in his first professional season with the DSL Rockies...Batted .231 (31-for-134) with 19 runs, six doubles, three triples and 14 RBI in 49 games.