Yonathan Daza … son of Jose Francisco and Maritza Daza … resides in his hometown of Caña de Azucar in Maracay, Venezuela during the offseason ... Has two sisters, Jany and Yenny, and one brother, Jose ... Started playing baseball at eight years old ... Enjoys playing video games on his PlayStation and going to the beach with his family ... Favorite movie is Justice League ... Graduated from Pedro Jose Muguerza High School.
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.