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Rene Rivera

34-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

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.252

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10

RBI

35

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23

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2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Despite a solid spring training showing, Rivera was released by the Rays within a week of Opening Day. He ultimately signed a minor league deal with the Mets, and following an injury to starter Travis...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 215   DOB: 7/31/1983   BORN: Bayamon, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Rene Rivera Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league deal with the Mets in April of 2016.

September 10, 2017  –  Rene Rivera News

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Rivera went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Brewers.

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Rene Rivera Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 20 A INL 107 424 379 41 89 29 22 1 6 53 0 1 28 70 4 4 9 .235 .300 .346 .646
2004 20 AAA TAC 4 15 15 3 6 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .400 .400 .667 1.067
2005 21 AA SAN 57 221 212 20 59 17 14 1 2 21 1 0 7 35 1 0 1 .278 .305 .382 .687
2005 21 AAA TAC 14 51 49 3 10 4 3 0 1 6 0 1 2 12 0 0 0 .204 .235 .327 .562
2005 21 MAJ SEA 16 50 48 3 19 4 3 0 1 6 0 0 1 11 1 0 0 .396 .408 .521 .929
2006 22 AAA TAC 1 3 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
2006 22 MAJ SEA 35 106 99 8 15 6 4 0 2 4 1 0 3 29 3 0 1 .152 .184 .253 .437
2007 23 AA WES 91 356 323 29 69 21 16 0 5 40 1 2 24 86 3 2 4 .214 .275 .310 .585
2008 24 AA JAC 38 148 134 13 31 10 5 0 5 18 0 0 11 32 1 1 1 .231 .293 .381 .674
2008 24 AAA LAS 37 131 118 12 32 11 7 0 4 12 0 1 11 20 0 1 1 .271 .336 .432 .768
2009 25 AAA BUF 35 139 126 12 31 12 9 0 3 8 0 0 9 32 1 2 1 .246 .297 .389 .686
2009 25 AAA BUF 46 149 136 19 43 5 5 0 0 10 0 0 7 15 3 1 2 .316 .356 .353 .709
2010 26 AA TRE 25 103 94 13 30 15 10 0 5 17 0 0 7 17 0 1 1 .319 .369 .585 .954
2010 26 AAA SCR 19 70 68 3 17 5 3 0 2 11 0 0 1 17 0 1 0 .250 .257 .382 .639
2011 27 AAA ROC 43 166 149 15 40 17 12 0 5 24 0 0 11 27 3 1 2 .268 .325 .450 .775
2011 27 MAJ MIN 45 114 104 9 15 4 3 0 1 5 0 0 8 32 0 1 1 .144 .211 .202 .413
2012 28 AAA ROC 95 326 288 31 65 25 14 1 10 34 0 1 30 62 4 0 4 .226 .307 .385 .692
2013 29 AAA TUC 74 276 251 36 86 23 18 0 5 38 0 2 17 42 1 5 2 .343 .382 .474 .856
2013 29 MAJ SD 23 71 67 4 17 4 3 1 0 7 0 0 2 16 0 2 0 .254 .268 .328 .596
2014 30 MAJ SD 103 329 294 27 74 30 18 1 11 44 0 0 27 76 3 2 3 .252 .319 .432 .751
2015 31 MAJ TB 110 319 298 16 53 19 14 0 5 26 0 0 11 86 5 2 3 .178 .213 .275 .488
2016 32 AAA LAS 8 29 25 3 7 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 3 1 0 1 .280 .357 .320 .677
2016 32 MAJ NYM 65 207 185 12 41 10 4 0 6 26 0 0 16 54 1 2 3 .222 .291 .341 .632
2017 33 MAJ NYM 54 187 174 15 40 12 4 0 8 23 0 1 9 54 0 1 3 .230 .278 .391 .669
2017 33 MAJ CHC 20 50 44 8 15 7 5 0 2 12 0 0 5 16 1 0 0 .341 .408 .591 .999
2017  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ NYM/CHC 74 237 218 23 55 19 9 0 10 35 0 1 14 70 1 1 3 .252 .305 .431 .736
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3-Year Averages     92 285 259 18 56 19 12 0 7 32 0 0 18 72 3 2 3 .216 .273 .344 .617
Career  (View All)     473 1,436 1,316 102 289 96 58 2 36 153 1 1 82 375 14 10 14 .220 .271 .349 .620

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Rene Rivera: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 71 1
2016 59 1 1
2015 107 7 1
2014 89 3
2013 21
2011 44

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Rene Rivera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017565460.232.482.753
2016352150.314.514.943
2015944070.181.245.457

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017162186290.259.414.730
2016150105210.200.300.556
2015204125190.176.289.503

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017120165200.283.475.795
20169294150.228.391.706
2015152104160.164.309.509

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20179875150.214.378.665
20169332110.215.290.558
201514661100.192.240.467
Rene Rivera vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Rene Rivera Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 20 A INL 424 379 6.6% 16.5% 0.40 82% .270 .111
2004 20 AAA TAC 15 15 0% 20% 0.00 80% .455 .267
2005 21 AA SAN 221 212 3.2% 15.8% 0.20 83% .326 .104
2005 21 AAA TAC 51 49 3.9% 23.5% 0.17 76% .250 .123
2005 21 MAJ SEA 50 48 2% 22% 0.09 77% .500 .125
2006 22 AAA TAC 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% 1.000 .333
2006 22 MAJ SEA 106 99 2.8% 27.4% 0.10 71% .191 .101
2007 23 AA WES 356 323 6.7% 24.2% 0.28 73% .274 .096
2008 24 AA JAC 148 134 7.4% 21.6% 0.34 76% .265 .150
2008 24 AAA LAS 131 118 8.4% 15.3% 0.55 83% .295 .161
2009 25 AAA BUF 139 126 6.5% 23% 0.28 75% .301 .143
2009 25 AAA BUF 149 136 4.7% 10.1% 0.47 89% .352 .037
2010 26 AA TRE 103 94 6.8% 16.5% 0.41 82% .342 .266
2010 26 AAA SCR 70 68 1.4% 24.3% 0.06 75% .300 .132
2011 27 AAA ROC 166 149 6.6% 16.3% 0.41 82% .297 .182
2011 27 MAJ MIN 114 104 7% 28.1% 0.25 69% .194 .058
2012 28 AAA ROC 326 288 9.2% 19% 0.48 78% .255 .159
2013 29 AAA TUC 276 251 6.2% 15.2% 0.40 83% .388 .131
2013 29 MAJ SD 71 67 2.8% 22.5% 0.13 76% .321 .074
2014 30 MAJ SD 329 294 8.2% 23.1% 0.36 74% .301 .180
2015 31 MAJ TB 319 298 3.4% 27% 0.13 71% .230 .097
2016 32 AAA LAS 29 25 6.9% 10.3% 0.67 88% .318 .040
2016 32 MAJ NYM 207 185 7.7% 26.1% 0.30 71% .276 .119
2017 33 MAJ NYM 187 174 4.8% 28.9% 0.17 69% .283 .161
2017 33 MAJ CHC 50 44 10% 32% 0.31 64% .500 .250
2017  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ NYM/CHC 237 218 5.9% 29.5% 0.20 68% .324 .179
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3-Year Averages     285 259 6.3% 25.3% 0.25 72% .269 .128
Career     1,436 1,316 5.7% 26.1% 0.22 72% .277 .129

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Rene Rivera Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 784.7 0 0 0 0 414 0 84 0
2015 1B 26 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 C 481.7 0 0 0 0 257 0 88 0
2016 1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 C 116 0 0 0 0 70 0 33 0
2017 C 421.3 0 0 0 0 244 0 65 0
2017 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C -6 2 -2 0 0 0 0 -6
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 C 2 2 1 0 -1 0 2 6
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 C -1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 -2
2017 C -2 3 0 0 -2 0 0 -1
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Rene Rivera    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.9% BB Rate
POOR
29.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.736 OPS
WEAK
.305 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.252 AVG
WEAK
.324 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.431 SLG
WEAK
.179 ISO
AVERAGE

Rene Rivera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rivera is not in the lineup against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

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Rivera is out of the lineup Monday against the Pirates.

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Rivera went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and two runs scored during Saturday's win over Atlanta.

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Rivera went 3-for-5 with a run in a 17-3 blowout of the Pirates on Wednesday.

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Rivera went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

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Rivera is in Sunday's lineup for his Cubs debut, catching and batting seventh.

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Rivera was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Saturday.

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Rivera went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

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Rivera hit two home runs in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Giants.

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Rivera went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Thursday's loss to Washington.

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Rivera is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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Rivera went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

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Rivera will start at catcher and bat seventh in the order Monday against the Giants, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.

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Rivera went 3-for-6 with three RBI and two runs against the Braves on Wednesday.

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Rivera went 2-for-3 with a double in Friday's loss to the Marlins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

One of the top assets that landed in Tampa Bay from the Wil Myers trade, Rivera entered 2015 as the Rays’ clear starting catcher. What happened after could be politely described as disaster. The 32-year-old spent zero days with his batting average above the Mendoza Line and finished the season with .178/.213/.275 line that wouldn’t be justifiable for even the most defensively skilled catchers. Rivera lost the starting job to the surging Curt Casali in August and never got it back, even when Casali had his season ended by a hamstring injury. Instead, J.P. Arencibia turned in one of the best months of his career and took the starting job for the season’s final month. Rivera wasn’t even the sole backup, as rookie Luke Maile was given nine starts. Rivera will likely hit 2016 as a favored backup behind Curt Casali, but the presence of Maile and top prospect Justin O’Conner means that Rivera’s chances at future playing time will only dwindle as long as his bat remains anemic.

2015

Emerging from spring training as the Padres' safety net behind fellow catchers Yasmani Grandal and Nick Hundley, Rivera got the nod on Opening Night and quickly established himself as the preferred backstop of Andrew Cashner. Rivera made inroads with Tyson Ross as well, and after San Diego sent Hundley to the Orioles on May 24, Rivera more or less established an even timeshare with Grandal. As the season rolled along, Grandal was forced to man first base out of necessity due to the season-ending forearm strain suffered by Yonder Alonso in mid-August, allowing Rivera near everyday nods behind the plate. Rivera slogged through the first three-plus months in typical fashion, but after the All-Star break, he slashed a more-than-respectable .280/.354/.439 with five homers in 157 at-bats. Following an offseason trade to Tampa Bay, Rivera should see an immediate opportunity to serve as the primary catcher in his new home, where he'll presumably work ahead of Curt Casali on the depth chart.

2012

Rivera got playing time in the majors last season with Joe Mauer missing much of the season due to injury. However, he'll likely be the main catcher at Triple-A Rochester this season. His prospects for playing time in the majors have diminished with the Twins signing Ryan Doumit and J.R. Towles, and with Drew Butera remaining on the roster.

2007

Rivera will reprise his role as Kenji Johjima's back-up, awaiting the arrival of either Jeff Clement or Rob Johnson. Neither of those two will come this year, though. Rivera will adequately spell Johjima behind the plate and try not to kill too many Mariners rallies with his weak bat. He has no power and poor plate discipline. Rivera will give Johjima a day off once or twice a week.

2006

Rivera hit .396/.408/.521 in 48 at-bats last season with the Mariners, but those stats are misleading. He doesn't have great plate discipline as he struck out 11 times to one walk. At Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tacoma he combined for 47 strikeouts and nine walks. Rivera is a good defensive catcher, but he isn't projected to be more than an average hitter. He'll likely make the team as Kenji Johjima's backup, though, as Yorvit Torrealba, Wiki Gonzalez and Miguel Ojeda were jettisoned.

2005

A second-round pick in 2001, Rivera was a late-season call-up last season for insurances purposes more than anything else. He's considered a quality catch-and-throw prospect who could turn out to be a decent hitter eventually, but is still a couple of years away from being proficient enough with the bat.