Is a product of the Criollotos, a youth baseball program in Venezuela that resembles Little League
Baseball in the United States...His brother, Nolys Solarte, played in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization...Hails from the same hometown as former Oriole pitcher Omar Daal...Donated time, effort and money to aid the flood and mudslide relief effort in his native Venezuela in December 2000...Donated
$10,000 to the New York Police & Fire Widows & Children's Benefit Fund to help assist the families of
the 9/11 attacks.2006Did not play professionally during the regular season...Batted .316 (56-177) in 45 games for the Caracas Lions in the Venezuelan Winter League...Had 9 doubles, 2 triples, 5 homers and 23 RBI, splitting his time between left field, right field and designated hitter...Hit .448 (13-29) off lefties for Caracas...Also batted .339 (40-118) in 27 games as the Lions' lead-off hitter...Hit safely in 35 of 45 games for the Lions, including a 14-game hitting streak (.379, 25-66) that raised his average from .211 to .341.2005Appeared in 37 games for St. Louis, mostly as a pinch-hitter, before being released by the
Cardinals on 6/24...Hit a 3-run pinch-hit double on 4/18 at Pittsburgh...Did not have hits in consecutive games until hitting safely in 3 straight games, 5/30-6/2, going 3-for-8 with a RBI...Went on the disabled list on 6/6 with a strained right hamstring...Played in 8 games on rehab assignment with AAA Memphis before being activated, designated for assignment and released by St. Louis...Did not play the rest of the year.2004
Reserve outfielder enjoyed his first season with the Cardinals, appearing in 95 games.
Was second on the team with 11 pinch hits, batting .244 (11-45) as a pinch hitter with one home run.
Made 38 starts on the year (15-LF, 23-RF). Redbirds were 24-14 when Roger started.
Had season-high six game hit streak 7/27-8/3 hitting .450 (9-for-20) with three RBI during that span.
Hit in 11 straight starts from 7/11-8/5 going 16-for-42 with a .381 batting avg., scoring seven runs.
Started the season with the big league club, but had just three appearances before going on the disabled list. Placed on
the 15-day DL April 11 and missed 28 games with a left hamstring injury.
Played in seven games at Memphis (AAA) on an injury rehab assignment. Made six starts and one PH appearance while on
rehab, going 5-for-23 (.217).
Came off DL 5/13 and had a PH single that night vs. ATL. Hit PH 2-run HR 5/29 at HOU and had two hits and a SF on 6/4
start vs. HOU.
Started 6/13 at TEX and was 3-4 with a 2-run HR. Singled and walked in CF start on 6/27 at KC, snapping 0-12 skid at
Had two doubles 7/6 vs. CIN, matching career high.
Served a two-game league suspension 7/15-16 as a result of a 6/8 ejection at CHI (HP umprire Reed).
Was 2-3 on 7/30 at SF with go-ahead RBI-double in a 6-run 6th, had a pinch RBI-single in the 9th 7/31 and was 2-4 on
8/1 vs. the Giants.
Batted .471 (8-17) in six games vs. the Giants.
Lined a two-run PH 2B in the 6th 9/7 at SD to snap 0-23 skid.
Had single and scored 9/17 vs. ARI and was 2-3 on 9/22 at MIL with game-winning RBI triple.
Was 2-4 on 9/25 at COL with HR (#3) & had season-high 3 RBI & had PH-RBI single in 9/26 win at COL.
Ended the year by reaching base safely in 15 of his last 23 plate appearances to lead off the game...Had nine singles, three doubles, a triple and two walks.
After an 11-63 start (.175 ) through the first 20 games of the season (April 27th ), he hit .280 (118-421) the rest of the year (128 games).
Recorded his 800th career hit on September 24th vs. Pittsburgh.
Matched his season-high with a 10-game hitting streak from August 16th-August 26th...Hit .425 (17-40) with 10 runs scored in those contests...Also had a 10-game hitting streak, August 1st-August 12th...Was 19-45 (.422) with seven doubles and six RBI in those contests.
Picked up his first career pinch-hit home run, July 27th vs. Cincinnati, a two-run shot off of Paul Wilson.
Started a game batting third for the first time in his career, July 21st at Atlanta...Also hit third on September 17th at Chicago.
His seventh inning-single broke a 4-4 tie and gave the Mets a 7-4 win over Florida on April 20th.
Stole 14 bases this year and now has 105 as a Met which is eighth on the Metsb All-Time Stolen Base List...Wally Backman is
seventh with 106 steals.
Batted .284 (94-331) in night games and .281 (68-242) on the road.
Put together 34, multi-hit games on the year: 28 games with two hits; five games with three hits and one contest with four hits, August 2nd vs. St. Louis....Also had six games with two RBI.
Played 111 games in rightfield (100 starts) and 17 games in centerfield (15 starts)...Had five assists in the outfield.
2002Established a career-high by hitting seven home runs this season...Had back-to-back three-hit games, April 5th and April 6th at Atlanta ... Hit .600 (6-10) with two runs, two RBI and a stolen base in those games ... Had eight, three-hit games...Fashioned a season-high 10-game hitting streak from May 12th-May 22nd ... Hit .395 (17-43) during that stretch...Collected his 600th career hit on June 21st, a double in the seventh inning off the Royals' Darrell May...Cracked a two-run single in the eighth inning to help New York rally for a 5-4 victory over Kansas City on June 23rd at Shea Stadium...Stole home, for the first time in his career, on June 29th at Yankee Stadium ... Became the first Met to steal home since Todd Hundley did it at Yankee Stadium on June 16, 1997, as part of a double steal ... Roger is the first Met with a straight steal of home since Tommie Agee did it on July 31, 1971 in the eighth inning vs. the Cubs in a Mets 5-2 win at Shea...Hit the fourth lead-off home run of his career, September 10th (Moss) at Atlanta ... His last lead-off home run was July 29, 2001 for Detroit vs. Cleveland's Dave Burba...Stole a base in five consecutive games from September 6th-September 10th...Had a season-high four RBI, September 11th (Night Game) at Atlanta...His single in the bottom of the 12th inning gave the Mets a 3-2 victory over the Cubs at Shea on September 19th...Swiped second base in the first inning on September 28th vs. Atlanta ... That stolen base gave him 91 as a Met, which is tied for 10th on the Mets All-Time Stolen Base List with Cleon Jones and John Stearns ... Agee is ninth with 92...Compiled a .308 (28-91) average with 17 runs, three doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI and 10 stolen bases in September and was recognized as the Mets Player of the Month...Over his last 22 games with an at-bat, he hit .311 (28-90) with 17 runs and 10 stolen bases ... Increased his batting average from .249 on September 1st to its final mark of .260...For the year, he had 32 multi-hit games: 23, two-hit games and nine, three-hit contests ... Also had nine multi-RBI contests: eight, two-RBI games and one game with three RBI.
..Hit .273 (97-355) with four home runs and 33 RBI vs. righthanded pitchers and .277 (18-65) on artificial turf ... Had a .280 (99-354) average at night ... Was (.296) 29-98 with 31 RBI with runners in scoring position.2001Ranked second in the majors with 55 stolen bases, one behind Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki ... Posted a 78.6% (55-70) success rate on stolen base attempts...Collected a career-high 153 hits, including 34 infield singles which ranked second in the American League ... Was 10th in the League with 122 singles...Led the Tigers with 41 multi-hit games: 10, three-hit contests, 29, two-hit games; one, four-hit game; and one, five-hit game...Drove in a career-high six runs in the second game of a doubleheader on July 18th vs. the Yankees ... Hit two home runs in that game, with a double and triple ... It was his first career multi-home run game...Tied his career-high with five hits on August 15th vs. Anaheim...Had two, 11-game hitting streaks during the year, which established a new career-high ... The first streak was from June 12th-June 24th, during which he batted .348 (16-46) and the second streak was from July 24th-August 3rd, when he hit .383 (18-47)...Collected his 500th career hit on July 31st with a RBI single off Seattle's Aaron Sele...Registered a career-high 48 RBI...Did not play the final 19 games of the season (manager's decision).2000Led the Astros in stolen bases with 25 despite appearing in only 74 games...Swiped four bases to tie his career-high on April 22nd vs. San Diego...Tied his career-high with five hits on May 12th vs. Cincinnati ... Also stole three bases and had two RBI in that contest...Had six multi-stolen base games: with four, two-stolen base efforts, one, three-stolen base game and one, four-stolen base contest...Placed on the Disabled List on May 26th and missed 75 games with a fractured metacarpals in his left hand and a ruptured tendon in his left ring finger ... Activated from the DL on August 18th...Cracked a lead-off home run vs. the Mets on August 28th in his first at-bat back at Shea since playing for the Mets in 1999 ... It was his first career lead-off home run.1999Stole his 59th base of the season, August 30th at Houston, to set a Mets' single-season mark ... Mookie Wilson had 58 steals in 1982...Tied a Mets' club record with four stolen bases, May 14th at Philadelphia ... Vince Coleman stole four bases twice, June 23, 1993 vs. the Cardinals and June 26, 1992 at St. Louis ... The four stolen bases also were a career-high...On the year, he had 16, multiple-steal games: four, once; three, once (May 17th vs. Milwaukee) and two, 14 times...Finished second in the majors with 66 steals ... Arizona's Tony Womack was first with 70...Started eight games in leftfield, 18 games in center and 82 games in right ... Led the Mets with nine outfield assists...POSTSEASON: Hit .421 during the post-season, including .500 (6-12) vs. Atlanta in the NLCS ... Hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game Four of the Division Series vs. Arizona to tie the game at 3-3, in a contest New York would eventually win, 4-3, in 10 innings.1998Saw action in 105 overall contests in his fourth major league season with the Dodgers and set career highs in games, at-bats, runs, hits and walks...Played in 77 games in the outfield, including 49 starts (25 in center, 20 in left and four in right) ... Committed two errors in 92 total chances for a .978 fielding percentage ... Had four outfield assists...Missed the Dodgers first 20 games while on the 15-Day Disabled List with a right hamstring strain ... Was placed on the Disabled List on March 22nd after straining his right hamstring while running out an infield hit in a spring training game on March 1st vs. Atlanta in Vero Beach ... Was reinstated from the Disabled List on April 24th...Went 229 at-bats during the season without a home run until breaking up Steve Woodard's perfect-game bid with a solo home run to lead off the 7th inning on September 24th vs. Milwaukee ... Hit his second home run 11 at-bats later in the season finale against the Brewers on September 27th.1997Played in 80 games with the Dodgers before being placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 26th after fracturing his left big toe in the second game of a doubleheader on August 25th at Pittsburgh ... The fracture occurred when he caught his toe on the artificial turf at Three Rivers Stadium attempting to catch a foul ball in leftfield ... Missed the remaining 30 games of the season...Started the season with an injury after being placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on March 31st when he suffered a left hip flexor in spring training ... Was on major league rehabilitation assignment at Albuquerque (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League when he was recalled by the Dodgers on May 21st.1996Started 45 games for the Dodgers (33 in center, nine in left and three in right) ... All but one of his starts came after May 2nd when Brett Butler was placed on the Disabled List...Had his first major league five-hit game on May 31st at New York, going 5-5 with a double, RBI and run scored in the 10-3 win ... Was the first Dodger to
collect five hits in a game since Brett Butler on April 20, 1994...His first major league home run was a three-run, seventh-inning blast off Tom Glavine to break a 3-3 tie in the Dodgers' 6-3 win on June 13th at Atlanta .
..Was optioned to Albuquerque on July 21st ... Was recalled by the Dodgers on September 7th and made six appearances as a pinch-runner.1995Recalled from Albuquerque on June 20th and made his major league debut that same night as a defensive replacement in leftfield in the eighth inning ... Made his first major league start in centerfield on June 23rd vs. San Francisco and went 0-4...Collected his first major league RBI on June 28th vs. San Diego with a fifth inning sacrifice fly off Andy Ashby...Optioned back to Albuquerque on July 7th ... Recalled again on August 10th.
..Collected his first major league hit on August 13th vs. Pittsburgh when he singled to leftfield off Denny Neagle in the third inning ... The hit snapped an 0-13 streak which began his major league career ... Batted .345 (10-29) in his final 23 games of the season...Optioned back to Albuquerque one last time on August 18th and was recalled on September 1st ... Made nine starts for the Dodgers, eight in centerfield and one in rightfield.1994Hit .321 which was the fifth highest in the Dodger organization, second best among all switch-hitters in the PCL and fourth highest among all switch-hitters in the minor leagues...Was the youngest player in the Pacific Coast League at age 19...Batted .273 with a league-best eight triples for Caribbean World Series Champions Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League.1993Tied for third in the Texas League in triples and was fifth in stolen bases...Was the youngest player, at 18, in the Texas League since Bobby Tolan in 1964 and the youngest ever named to the League's All-Star team...Was promoted to Albuquerque on September 1st.1992Was named to the Pioneer League All-Star team and tabbed the second-best prospect in the league by Baseball America...Led the league in stolen bases and tied for third in walks and singles (68).