Date of Birth: 11/20/1994
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 180 lbs
Resides: Willemstad, Curacao
2022 will be Rifaela’s 9th season of professional baseball and his first with the Explorers.
Ademar Rifaela previously spent seven seasons with the Baltimore Orioles organization where he reached as high as Triple-A, Norfolk in 2019.
The twenty-seven year old’s best season came in 2017 with the Frederick Keys, the Orioles High-A affiliate. He won the Carolina League MVP by hitting for a .284 average and a career high 24 home runs, 23 doubles and 78 RBI in 126 games.
In his final year with the O’s, Rifaela split time between double-A Bowie and triple-A Norfolk. Over the course of 98 games he hit at a .249 clip with 10 home runs, 11 doubles, 44 RBI and 41 runs scored.
He was released by the Orioles in 2020 and played overseas in the Dutch Major Leagues with Quick Amersfoot. A native of Willemstad, Curacao the left handed swinging bat played for team Netherlands in multiple international competitions. He even played in the 2007 Little League World Series as the team from Willemstad represented the Carribean in the tournament.