Richard Jose Hidalgo
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lb.
Born: June 28, 1975 in Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela
High School: Guarenas (Guarenas, VE) by the Signed Houston Astros as an amateur free agent in 1991.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 1, 1997 (Age 22.065)
vs. MIL 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Exceeded rookie limits during 1998 season Rookie Status: [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Rangers/Mets 1997-2005 Agents: Peter Greenberg [*] Final Game: August 4, 2005 (Age 30.037)
vs. TBD 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- June 2014
6/28 What the Heck, Bobby?: Happy Birthday - 6/28: No future Astros with birthdays today, but several former Astros celebrate the day ~LHP Joe Sambito (62)A 17th round draft ...
6/3 Catcher Interference: Mike Trout’s Staggering Short Career: Mike Trout has tied Vernon Wells for career Wins*. Wells has five-thousand more plate appearances than Trout. The young Angel ... News -- January 2014
1/6 What the Heck, Bobby?: The Trailblazers, Part 1: Astros MiLB Adventures in Venezuela: As most people already know, Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow grew up in Mexico from an early age and, since coming to the Astros ... News -- August 2013
8/19 Billy-Ball.com: The Ryan Dempster HBP Report: Ryan Dempster performed a near-impossible feat last night: he created sympathy for Alex Rodriguez. Leading off the 2nd, Sox starter ... News -- June 2013
6/28 What the Heck, Bobby?: Happy Birthday - 6/28: No future Astros, but several former Astros with birthdays today ~
LHP Joe Sambito (61)
A 17th round draft pick by Houston ... News -- April 2013
4/15 Mets Merized: Matt Harvey Named National League Player of the Week: Hours after being named MMO Player of the Week, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey was named the National League Player of the Week ...
4/15 Mets Merized: MMO Player Of The Week: Matt Harvey Is “The Real Deal”: MMO Player Of The Week Is anybody else beginning to think we might have something really special in Matt Harvey? I think Dwight ...
4/13 Mets Merized: The Grandest Buck-Shot Of Them All; Watch and Learn d’Arnaud: Another game, another highlight. That’s what the season has been like for Mets catcher John Buck who belted a grand slam ... News -- March 2013
3/9 Camden Depot: 2013 World Baseball Classic: Venezuela: This is the thirteenth in a series to introduce everyone to teams parti**** in 2013's World Baseball Classic. As this series ... News -- February 2013
2/19 What the Heck, Bobby?: Baseball America Top 100 Prospects - Astros Trivia: As you probably already know by this point, Baseball America released its Top 100 Prospect list this morning. The Astros had five ... News -- January 2013
1/22 Billy-Ball.com: In honor of this country’s 44th President: Here are four #44s that have been retired Hank Aaron Braves April 15, 1977 Hank Aaron Brewers October 3, 1976 Reggie Jackson Yankees ...
1/11 The Sports Provocateur: The Hall of Fame Vote: Cast Your Ballot: Craig Biggio - Named on 68.2% of ballots: Getting 3000 hits is an automatic lock Hall of Famer, one of the celebrated milestones ... News -- December 2012
12/23 Baseball Musings: Swag for Swisher: The Indians reached an agreement with Nick Swisher for a $56 million, four-year contract. It’s nice to see Nick get a big ... News -- October 2012
10/5 Rising Apple: Rising Apple Player of the Week: Scott Hairston: The Rising Apple staff chooses one player to highlight on our site for their outstanding or unique performance for the last week. ...
10/3 Rising Apple: Game Recap: Hefner Ends Season on High Note in 4-2 Win: Jeremy Hefner followed his best start of the year with another pretty good one, helping the Mets end the 2012 season, one that ... News -- July 2012
7/26 High Heat Stats: Adam Dunn and triple-W games: In a recent post, John Autin identified that Jim Thome has the most career games with at least one of each of the TTO components ...
7/21 Rising Apple: This Date in Mets History: 2004 – Wright Makes ML Debut as Mets Take Advantage of Expos’ Miscues to win, 5-4: “The attention, and perhaps the torch, shifted from Piazza to Wright yesterday…Standing in the same spot where Piazza ... News -- June 2012
6/9 The Captain's Blog: Subway Series Two-Timers: A Look at Players Who Have Experienced Both Sides of the City Rivalry: (The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstripe Alley) When Ryota Igarashi took the mound in the ninth inning ... News -- May 2012
5/25 High Heat Stats: The Mount Rushmore of the Houston Astros: We turn our attention to the Houston Colt .45′s, who came into being in 1962. Three years later they were rebranded as the ... News -- April 2012
4/16 WasWatching: Ouch!: Players since 1918 to be hit by a pitch 3+ times in the same game: Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB BB SO HBP 1 Austin Kearns ... News -- March 2012
3/21 Diamond Hoggers: There’s no longer a reason to hate the Houston Astros: Yesterday around the time you were walking to unlock your car in your work parking lot, the Houston Astros traded Jason Bourgeois ... News -- January 2012
1/23 Baseball Daily Digest: Deadly Accurate: NL West:
Our review of Baseball Prospectus’ 2011 PECOTA projections continues with the hits and misses of the National League West, ... News -- September 2011
9/23 B-R Blog: Finally 40 homers means something again: It appears than only two players--Jose Bautista and Curtis Granderson--will hit 40 home runs this season. Two other players--Albert ... News -- July 2011
7/5 B-R Blog: 22+ HR In Team’s First 81 Games Since 1969: Since 1969, how many players have hit at least 22 HR in his team's first 81 games of the season? Here is the list - Rk Player ... News -- May 2011
5/27 B-R Blog: 8 or More Total Bases in Consecutive Games, since 2006: Carl Crawford became the 2nd hitter this year with consecutive games of at least 8 total bases, joining (no surprise) Jose Bautista. ... News -- April 2011
4/15 B-R Blog: Fewest career HR for a guy with a 40-HR season: Yesterday, Sean rolled out a new feature. I didn't quite get it at first but Raphy gave me a Google-chat based tutorial and now ...