Ismael Ortega
Houston Astros (ML)
Ismael Ortega
Birthdate:
April 11, 1999 (26 y, 0 m, 24 d)
Born In:
Arecibo, ARE, PUR
Nationality:
Puerto Rican
Position:
C
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'3"/221
Entry:
2018 Draft - Round: 4, Overall: 119, Team: Chicago (N) Cubs
Contract:
$750k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
0 years, 29 days

2025 Season Batting Summary

Team G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS wOBA BABIP wRC+ WAR ZR
Houston - MLB
HOU - MLB
6 19 3 1 0 0 2 3 2 2 0 0 0.158 0.238 0.449 0.210 0.177 24 -0.09 -0.20

2025 Season Fielding Summary

Team Pos G IP PO A E Fld % Eff ZR
Houston - MLB
HOU - MLB
C 5 46.2 44 4 0 1.0000 0.9780 -0.201
Current Status
MLB Service Time 0 years, 29 days
40-man Service Time 0 years, 155 days
Time as Pro 7 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Options Used - This Year 3 - No
Personality
Leadership High
Loyalty Normal
Desire for Win High
Greed Low
Intelligence High
Work Ethic Very High
Popularity
National Unknown
Local Unknown
Current Contract
2025 $750k ($629k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 10 12 11 13 11
vs R 10 12 11 13 11
vs L 10 13 12 14 11
Potential 10 12 12 13 11
Fielding C IF OF
Range 2 1
Error 5 4
Arm 10 5 4
Turn DP 6
C Ability 11
Position
Catcher 10
First 2
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 5
Running 11
Sac Bunt 2
Bunt for Hit 2
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 1 3 1
vs R 1 3 1
vs L 1 3 1
Potential 1 3 1
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 2 2
Other Pitching
Velocity 80-83 mph
GB % 42%
Stamina 1
Hold 1
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2025-03-18
Weight increased from 220 to 221
2025-02-23
Outfield Error decreased from 5 to 4
2025-02-08
Power vs R increased from 10 to 11
Power vs L increased from 11 to 12
Movement Potential decreased from 6 to 3
Movement decreased from 6 to 3
Movement vs R decreased from 6 to 3
Movement vs L decreased from 6 to 3
Weight increased from 218 to 220
2024-10-23
Weight increased from 217 to 218
2024-10-07
Power increased from 10 to 11
Local Popularity decreased from Insignficant to Unknown
2024-09-16
Power vs R increased from 9 to 10
Power vs L increased from 10 to 11
2024-07-31
Eye increased from 12 to 13
Eye vs R increased from 12 to 13
Eye vs L increased from 13 to 14
2024-06-10
Power increased from 9 to 10
2024-05-13
Sac Bunt decreased from 3 to 2
2024-04-15
Weight increased from 216 to 217
2024-03-11
Outfield Arm decreased from 5 to 4
2024-02-25
Turn Double Play decreased from 7 to 6
2024-01-17
1B defense decreased from 3 to 2
2023-11-13
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Insignficant
2023-11-09
Eye increased from 11 to 12
Eye vs R increased from 11 to 12
Eye vs L increased from 12 to 13
GB% decreased from 44% to 42%
Weight increased from 215 to 216
2023-09-11
Contact vs R increased from 9 to 10
Power vs R increased from 8 to 9
Power vs L increased from 9 to 10
2023-07-17
Contact increased from 9 to 10
Power increased from 8 to 9
Power vs R increased from 7 to 8
Power vs L increased from 8 to 9
Catcher Ability increased from 10 to 11
Catcher Arm increased from 9 to 10
C defense increased from 9 to 10
Weight increased from 214 to 215
2023-05-29
Power increased from 7 to 8
Power vs L increased from 7 to 8
Eye increased from 10 to 11
Eye vs R increased from 10 to 11
Eye vs L increased from 11 to 12
GB% increased from 43% to 44%
Weight decreased from 215 to 214
2023-02-26
Weight decreased from 216 to 215
Local Popularity decreased from Insignficant to Unknown
2022-10-14
Eye increased from 9 to 10
Eye vs R increased from 9 to 10
Eye vs L increased from 10 to 11
Avoid Ks increased from 10 to 11
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 10 to 11
Baserunning increased from 10 to 11
2022-07-31
Contact vs L increased from 9 to 10
Avoid Ks increased from 9 to 10
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 9 to 10
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 9 to 11
1B defense increased from 2 to 3
Weight decreased from 217 to 216
2022-05-29
Contact increased from 8 to 9
Contact vs R increased from 8 to 9
Contact vs L increased from 8 to 9
Power increased from 5 to 7
Power vs R increased from 5 to 7
Power vs L increased from 6 to 7
Eye increased from 8 to 9
Eye vs R increased from 8 to 9
Eye vs L increased from 8 to 10
Avoid Ks increased from 6 to 9
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 6 to 9
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 6 to 9
Baserunning increased from 9 to 10
Infield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Infield Arm decreased from 6 to 5
Outfield Range decreased from 2 to 1
Outfield Error decreased from 6 to 5
C defense increased from 8 to 9
1B defense increased from 0 to 2
GB% decreased from 45% to 43%
Weight increased from 212 to 217
Local Popularity decreased from Well Known to Insignficant
2021-04-10
Contact vs R increased from 7 to 8
Avoid Ks increased from 5 to 6
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 5 to 6

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
Houston - MLB
HOU - MLB
2025 26 6 21 19 3 1 0 0 2 3 2 2 0 0 0.158 0.238 0.449 0.1765 0.210 -0.09
Total - MLB
MLB
6 21 19 3 1 0 0 2 3 2 2 0 0 0.158 0.238 0.449 0.1765 0.210 -0.09

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
TEN - SL
2024 25 7 32 22 8 0 1 0 5 5 8 3 0 0 0.364 0.563 1.017 0.4211 0.488 0.50
MYR - CAR
2024 25 116 524 438 132 35 0 14 68 62 77 63 0 0 0.301 0.414 0.891 0.3260 0.409 5.56
TEN - SL
2023 24 41 144 117 32 8 1 4 19 16 24 19 1 0 0.274 0.410 0.871 0.2979 0.402 1.27
MYR - CAR
2023 24 10 40 29 10 4 0 0 4 4 8 5 0 0 0.345 0.475 0.958 0.3846 0.441 0.49
SBE - MID
2023 24 59 268 218 68 26 1 8 51 48 44 27 0 0 0.312 0.425 0.976 0.3209 0.438 2.95
TEN - SL
2022 23 104 396 349 85 22 1 8 45 37 32 70 0 0 0.244 0.315 0.696 0.2800 0.318 0.76
SBE - MID
2021 22 47 208 171 43 14 2 1 25 27 28 42 0 0 0.252 0.370 0.745 0.3206 0.353 1.11
Eugene - NWL
EUG - NWL
2021 22 26 125 95 33 14 0 3 30 23 25 19 0 0 0.347 0.488 1.078 0.4000 0.485 1.52
Cub2 - DSL
2021 22 18 88 69 20 11 0 3 13 10 15 22 0 0 0.290 0.443 1.023 0.3864 0.451 1.03
Cubs - DSL
2021 22 20 90 67 13 3 0 5 16 12 19 24 0 0 0.194 0.389 0.852 0.2051 0.385 0.60
Cubs - DSL
2020 21 60 245 187 54 24 1 7 42 47 51 59 1 0 0.289 0.453 0.993 0.3852 0.436 2.38
Cubs - DSL
2019 20 60 240 205 44 20 4 6 44 27 28 99 1 0 0.215 0.317 0.756 0.3689 0.338 0.84
Mesa - ARL
ACHN - ARL
2018 19 56 237 193 36 19 2 5 21 22 28 65 1 0 0.187 0.321 0.704 0.2441 0.318 -0.13
None - None
None - None
2018 19 26 133 105 51 17 2 5 37 46 19 6 9 4 0.486 0.573 1.401 0.4792 0.582 3.21
Total - ??
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26 133 105 51 17 2 5 37 46 19 6 9 4 0.486 0.573 1.401 0.4792 0.582 3.21
Total - AA
AA
152 572 488 125 30 3 12 69 58 64 92 1 0 0.256 0.353 0.756 0.2912 0.348 2.53
Total - A
A
232 1040 856 253 79 3 23 148 141 157 137 0 0 0.296 0.411 0.886 0.3258 0.407 10.10
Total - S A
S A
26 125 95 33 14 0 3 30 23 25 19 0 0 0.347 0.488 1.078 0.4000 0.485 1.52
Total - R
R
214 900 721 167 77 7 26 136 118 141 269 3 0 0.232 0.374 0.841 0.3241 0.375 4.72

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Houston - MLB
HOU - MLB
2025 C 5 46.2 44 4 0 1.000 9.257 0.978 -0.20
Total C 5 46.2 44 4 0 -0.20

TheShow Hitting Log

Date Opp Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB HBP SF SB CS WPA Avg OBP OPS
May 2, 2025
May 2
OAK 7 - 4 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.23
April 25, 2025
Apr 25
@TB 4 - 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.12
April 22, 2025
Apr 22
LAA 2 - 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.01
April 16, 2025
Apr 16
@SEA 3 - 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.34
April 15, 2025
Apr 15
@SEA 4 - 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.10
April 11, 2025
Apr 11
KC 2 - 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.25
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
MVP / Batter of the Year 2024 Myrtle Beach (CAR)
Gold Glove 2024 - C Myrtle Beach (CAR)
Batter of the Month Sep 2024 Myrtle Beach (CAR)
Aug 2024 Myrtle Beach (CAR)
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