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Juan Rivera

35-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   DOB: 7/3/1978   BORN: Guarenas, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Yankees in March of 2013.

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Juan 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
2005 26 MAJ LAA 106 376 350 46 95 33 17 1 15 59 1 9 23 44 2 1 0 .271 .316 .454 .770
2006 27 AAA SAL 2 10 9 3 5 4 3 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .556 .600 1.222 1.822
2006 27 MAJ LAA 124 494 448 65 139 50 27 0 23 85 0 4 33 59 0 6 7 .310 .362 .525 .887
2007 28 A Ran 3 10 10 3 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .400 .400 .500 .900
2007 28 AAA SAL 15 65 61 4 16 8 8 0 0 17 0 0 3 6 0 1 0 .262 .292 .393 .685
2007 28 MAJ LAA 14 44 43 3 12 3 1 0 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .279 .295 .442 .737
2008 29 MAJ LAA 89 280 256 31 63 25 13 0 12 45 1 1 16 33 0 8 0 .246 .282 .438 .720
2009 30 MAJ LAA 138 572 529 72 152 50 24 1 25 88 0 1 36 57 0 5 2 .287 .332 .478 .810
2010 31 MAJ LAA 124 455 416 53 105 35 20 0 15 52 2 2 33 58 0 2 4 .252 .312 .409 .721
2011 32 MAJ LAD 62 246 219 24 60 18 12 1 5 46 2 1 21 35 0 5 1 .274 .333 .406 .739
2011 32 MAJ TOR 70 275 247 22 60 17 11 0 6 28 3 2 22 41 0 4 2 .243 .305 .360 .665
2011  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ LAD/TOR 132 521 466 46 120 35 23 1 11 74 5 3 43 76 0 9 3 .258 .319 .382 .701
2012 33 A+ Ran 2 7 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .571 .714
2012 33 AAA Alb 2 7 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 .400 .571 1.000 1.571
2012 33 MAJ LAD 109 339 312 30 76 23 14 0 9 47 1 3 18 35 0 6 3 .244 .286 .375 .661
2013 34 AAA Ren 96 383 359 46 109 28 17 1 10 58 2 1 17 30 0 1 6 .304 .345 .440 .785
3-Year Averages MAJ   120 429 389 38 98 28 18 0 10 60 3 3 30 55 0 7 3 .252 .305 .375 .681
Career  (View All) MAJ   1058 3787 3471 425 950 318 182 4 132 539 16 26 253 448 4 39 20 .274 .323 .443 .766

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Juan Rivera: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 54 46 37 10 1
2011 38 72 56 17 19
2010 13 105 83 1 25 3
2009 128 124 7 10

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Juan Rivera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012127116200.260.433.745
2011114184211.289.456.805

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012185193271.232.335.604
2011352287534.247.358.667

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012130135241.215.354.614
2011219236341.237.384.678

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012182174230.264.390.695
2011247235404.275.381.720
Juan 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
2005 26 MAJ LAA 376 350 6.1% 11.7% 0.52 87% .275 .183
2006 27 AAA SAL 10 9 10% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .666
2006 27 MAJ LAA 494 448 6.7% 11.9% 0.56 87% .317 .215
2007 28 A Ran 10 10 0% 20% 0.00 80% .500 .100
2007 28 AAA SAL 65 61 4.6% 9.2% 0.50 90% .291 .131
2007 28 MAJ LAA 44 43 2.3% 9.1% 0.25 91% .270 .163
2008 29 MAJ LAA 280 256 5.7% 11.8% 0.48 87% .242 .192
2009 30 MAJ LAA 572 529 6.3% 10% 0.63 89% .284 .191
2010 31 MAJ LAA 455 416 7.3% 12.7% 0.57 86% .262 .157
2011 32 MAJ LAD 246 219 8.5% 14.2% 0.60 84% .307 .132
2011 32 MAJ TOR 275 247 8% 14.9% 0.54 83% .270 .117
2011  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ LAD/TOR 521 466 8.3% 14.6% 0.57 84% .288 .124
2012 33 A+ Ran 7 7 0% 14.3% 0.00 86% .000 .428
2012 33 AAA Alb 7 5 14.3% 28.6% 0.50 60% .500 .600
2012 33 MAJ LAD 339 312 5.3% 10.3% 0.51 89% .250 .131
2013 34 AAA Ren 383 359 4.4% 7.8% 0.57 92% .310 .136
3-Year Averages MAJ   429 389 7% 12.8% 0.55 86% .272 .123
Career MAJ   3787 3471 6.7% 11.8% 0.56 87% .283 .169

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Best Matchups for Juan Rivera (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Rick Porcello DET 9 6 1 4 0 0 0 .667 1.222 1.922
Dana Eveland NY-N 14 7 1 5 1 1 0 .500 .786 1.319
Erik Bedard TB 11 5 1 2 2 1 0 .455 .727 1.266
C.J. Wilson ANA 18 8 1 2 5 1 0 .444 .667 1.232
Chris Young SEA 9 4 1 3 0 1 0 .444 .778 1.222
Fernando Rodney SEA 10 5 0 5 0 1 0 .500 .700 1.200
Tommy Hunter BAL 11 5 1 4 0 0 0 .455 .727 1.182
Gio Gonzalez WAS 11 4 1 1 1 1 0 .364 .727 1.144
Randy Wolf AZ 19 8 1 2 1 1 0 .421 .632 1.108
Madison Bumgarner SF 9 3 1 3 0 2 0 .333 .667 1.067

Worst Matchups for Juan Rivera (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Johan Santana BAL 16 2 0 1 1 1 0 .125 .188 .364
Ricky Romero TOR 12 2 0 0 0 3 0 .167 .167 .333
Scott Feldman HOU 20 3 0 2 1 1 0 .150 .150 .332
Josh Beckett LA 18 2 0 1 2 2 0 .111 .111 .311
Kevin Slowey MIA 13 2 0 0 0 1 0 .154 .154 .308
Doug Fister WAS 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 .111 .111 .222
Roberto Hernandez PHI 10 1 0 0 0 1 1 .100 .100 .200
Jonathan Papelbon PHI 12 1 0 0 0 5 1 .083 .083 .167
Ian Kennedy SD 13 1 0 1 0 2 0 .077 .077 .154
Justin Verlander DET 13 0 0 0 1 2 1 .000 .000 .071

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

Rivera signed a minor league contract Tuesday with the Diamondbacks, FOX Sports Arizona reports.

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Rivera was released by the Yankees on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

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Rivera's roster spot is in jeopardy with the Yankees' signing of Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay, the New York Post reports.

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Manager Joe Girardi said that Rivera and Dan Johnson will share time at first base during spring training, the Yankees' official site reports.
Rivera started in right field for the Yankees on Monday.

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Rivera signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on Monday, ESPN New York reports.

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The Dodgers declined Rivera's option for 2013, reports the team's official Twitter page.

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With Jerry Hairston Jr. likely to function as a reserve outfielder next year, the Dodgers seem likely to decline Rivera's $4 million option, the LA Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Juan Rivera.

2013

Rivera batted just .244/.286/.375 with nine home runs in 312 at-bats for the Dodgers, ultimately losing his job once the team acquired Shane Victorino and Adrian Gonzalez. Rivera still has a little pop in his bat, but he's limited defensively and his upside is likely in a platoon role. He'll compete with Matt Diaz and Russ Canzler for a role as a right-handed-hitting outfield option off the bench for the Yankees after signing a one-year deal.

2012

After being designated for assignment by the Blue Jays in July, Rivera landed with the Dodgers and received significant playing time in left field and at first base, batting .274/.333/.406 for his new club. Apparently, that was enough for the Dodgers to hand him a one-year, $4.5 million deal to fill a similar role in 2012. How much playing time Rivera receives likely depends upon the play of Jerry Sands this spring, but Rivera should be good for at least 250 at-bats.

2011

Rivera put up strong numbers two seasons ago, but his output fell last year thanks to a 35-point dip in his batting average to .252. While his BABIP was near a career low, his skill set has largely been the same the last three seasons, which would seem to indicate his 2009 batting average is probably his ceiling. He had the second lowest HR/FB rate of his career, so there's some hope he can return to his 2009 power numbers. Despite last year's drop-off, Rivera should remain a regular given his 20-homer potential in a lineup that lacks pop.

2010

Rivera's 2009 was a dead ringer for his career numbers and just a bit worse than what he hit in his last full season back in 2006. At 31, Rivera has maybe one more year at this level before his skills degrade, and when he goes, he's going to go fast and ugly. He's already one of the worst baserunners in the game.

2009

After only playing in 30 games through the season's first three months, Rivera saw extended action from July through September and finished with 12 home runs and 45 RBI. He got off to such a slow start with his sporadic action early, his batting average (and on-base percentage) never fully recovered. Hoping that he'll return to his 2006 form, the Angels re-signed him to a three-year deal in December. Rivera will be a bigger part of the Angels' DH and corner outfield situation since Garret Anderson will be plying his trade elsewhere in 2009.

2008

Coming off of a breakout 2006 where he accumulated 23 home runs and 85 RBI, Rivera was primed to become an elite player in 2007. However, a broken leg suffered during the winter cost him most of the season and his spot in the Angels’ everyday lineup. Rivera is one of the hardest players to project this season, and he will have to beat out several players just to keep a roster spot and get regular at-bats with the Angels. However, there is potential for Rivera to put up numbers like he did two seasons ago, and that's enough to keep him on the deep sleeper radar should he show something this spring or get dealt to a team where he'll play regularly.

2007

One of the few things that went right for the Angels last year, Rivera provided desperately needed power in the middle of the lineup. The signing of Gary Matthews creates a jogjam in the outfield/DH slots, but Rivera is arguably the Angels' second-best hitter and he needs to play every day. Try and get him; he can repeat last season. Unfortunately, he fractured his left leg playing winter ball in Venezuela late in December, requiring surgery that was performed on Dec. 27. It's unlikely that he'll be ready to begin the season.

2006

Rivera had a solid 2005 season, although not quite the breakout season many were predicting. He tied for third on the team with 15 homers in only 350 at-bats and he showed improvement at the plate hitting .282 in the second half. With that in mind, he's positioned to improve in 2006, but will need to battle for playing time.

2005

Rivera had a tremendous year in 2004, and gave every indication that he's ready for a regular gig in a big league lineup. Why that lineup will be the Angels', instead of the Nationals', is one of the offseason's great mysteries.

2004

Rivera will battle rookie Terrmel Sledge for the starting job in right field for the Expos. Rivera might have an edge over Sledge due to his major league experience, but manager Frank Robinson was able to take a first-hand look at Sledge while running Team USA in the fall. In a way, Rivera is a perfect match for the Expos, as he has mediocre plate discipline at best.

2003

Rivera went .325/.355/.502 in 265 Triple-A at-bats last season while dealing with a broken kneecap that sidelined him for more than a month. Rivera didn't fare so well in 83 major league at-bats, and his combined big-league and Triple-A BB/K numbers (19/41) don't exactly portend success for a corner outfielder with decent but not tremendous power. Rivera should have a chance to win a starting corner outfield job out of spring training, but with Rondell White and Raul Mondesi also competing for at-bats, we'd be surprised if Rivera had the gig all to himself.