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Francisco Cervelli

29-Year-Old Catcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2015 Stats

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.308

HR

1

RBI

13

R

12

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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Two weeks into the 2014 campaign, Cervelli suffered a severe right hamstring strain while attempting to beat out a groundball at first base. Given the extent of the injury, the Yankees went ahead and ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   DOB: 3/6/1986   BORN: Valencia, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Francisco Cervelli Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $987,500 contract with the Pirates in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

May 27, 2015  –  Francisco Cervelli News

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Cervelli is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Francisco Cervelli 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
2007 21 A TAM 89 326 290 34 81 28 24 2 2 32 4 3 36 59 0 0 0 .279 .387 .397 .784
2008 22 R GCL 3 8 8 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
2008 22 A TAM 3 10 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .300 .364 .300 .664
2008 22 AA TRE 21 88 73 8 23 5 5 0 0 8 0 0 11 14 0 0 4 .315 .432 .384 .816
2008 22 MAJ NYY 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 23 R GCL 2 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .453
2009 23 AA TRE 15 60 54 8 11 3 1 0 2 7 0 0 6 12 0 0 0 .204 .283 .333 .616
2009 23 AAA SCR 21 75 69 7 19 6 5 0 1 7 0 2 3 13 1 1 1 .275 .311 .391 .702
2009 23 MAJ NYY 42 101 94 13 28 5 4 0 1 11 0 3 2 11 4 1 0 .298 .309 .372 .682
2010 24 MAJ NYY 93 317 266 27 72 14 11 3 0 38 1 1 33 42 8 4 6 .271 .359 .335 .694
2011 25 A+ TAM 3 10 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .300 .300 .300 .600
2011 25 AAA SCR 3 15 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 .154 .267 .154 .421
2011 25 MAJ NYY 43 137 124 17 33 8 4 0 4 22 4 1 9 29 1 1 2 .266 .324 .395 .719
2012 26 AAA SCR 99 417 354 43 87 19 15 2 2 39 6 0 39 82 3 6 15 .246 .341 .316 .657
2012 26 MAJ NYY 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
2013 27 MAJ NYY 17 61 52 12 14 6 3 0 3 8 0 0 8 9 0 0 1 .269 .377 .500 .877
2014 28 A+ TAM 2 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143
2014 28 AA TRE 5 20 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 1 .133 .350 .133 .483
2014 28 AAA SCR 3 11 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364
2014 28 MAJ NYY 49 162 146 18 44 14 11 1 2 13 1 0 11 41 0 0 5 .301 .370 .432 .802
2015 29 MAJ PIT 35 131 117 12 36 8 7 0 1 13 0 1 11 26 1 0 2 .308 .377 .393 .770
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3-Year Averages     23 74 66 10 19 5 4 0 1 7 0 0 6 16 0 0 2 .288 .365 .394 .759
Career  (View All)     285 916 805 100 227 55 40 4 11 105 6 6 75 161 14 6 16 .282 .353 .383 .735

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Francisco Cervelli Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 26 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .377 .393 .770
May. 25 Mia 2 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .381 .404 .785
May. 24 NYM 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .366 .366 .732
May. 23 NYM 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .353 .352 .705
May. 22 NYM Did not play.
May. 20 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .348 .352 .700
May. 19 Min 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .355 .366 .721
May. 17 @ChC 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .343 .360 .703
May. 16 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .337 .354 .691
May. 15 @ChC 6 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .340 .358 .698
May. 14 @Phi Did not play.
May. 13 @Phi 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .330 .337 .667
May. 12 @Phi 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .323 .337 .660
May. 11 @Phi Did not play.
May. 10 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .303 .301 .604
May. 9 StL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .306 .304 .610
May. 8 StL 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .309 .316 .625
May. 7 Cin Did not play.
May. 6 Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .299 .306 .605
May. 5 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .301 .309 .610
May. 3 @StL Did not play.
May. 2 @StL 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .304 .323 .627
May. 1 @StL 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .317 .339 .656
Apr. 29 @ChC Did not play.
Apr. 28 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .305 .327 .632
Apr. 27 @ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .321 .346 .667
Apr. 26 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 25 @Ari 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .321 .347 .668
Apr. 24 @Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .327 .333 .660
Apr. 23 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .356 .366 .722
Last 7 Days 17 4 7 0 0 1 4 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .412 .545 .588 1.133
Last 14 Days 34 7 15 3 0 1 9 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 .441 .537 .618 1.155
Last 30 Days 77 9 24 4 0 1 9 9 15 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .384 .403 .787

Francisco Cervelli: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 33
2014 42 5 1
2013 17 1
2012 3
2011 41 1 2
2010 90 2
2009 40

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Francisco Cervelli Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015223010.409.409.867
2014458150.267.422.735
2013224140.227.364.684

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20159591120.284.389.748
201410110181.317.436.830
2013308240.300.6001.017

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015627170.290.355.735
2014767150.237.355.665
2013267350.269.6151.022

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015555060.327.436.809
20147011181.371.514.950
2013265030.269.385.729
Francisco Cervelli Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 21 A TAM 326 290 11% 18.1% 0.61 80% .345 .118
2008 22 R GCL 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .286 .125
2008 22 A TAM 10 10 0% 30% 0.00 70% .429 .000
2008 22 AA TRE 88 73 12.5% 15.9% 0.79 81% .390 .069
2008 22 MAJ NYY 5 5 0% 60% 0.00 40% .000 .000
2009 23 R GCL 7 6 14.3% 0% 0.00 100% .167 .000
2009 23 AA TRE 60 54 10% 20% 0.50 78% .225 .129
2009 23 AAA SCR 75 69 4% 17.3% 0.23 81% .327 .116
2009 23 MAJ NYY 101 94 2% 10.9% 0.18 88% .329 .074
2010 24 MAJ NYY 317 266 10.4% 13.2% 0.79 84% .321 .064
2011 25 A+ TAM 10 10 0% 20% 0.00 80% .375 .000
2011 25 AAA SCR 15 13 6.7% 33.3% 0.20 62% .250 .000
2011 25 MAJ NYY 137 124 6.6% 21.2% 0.31 77% .319 .129
2012 26 AAA SCR 417 354 9.4% 19.7% 0.48 77% .315 .070
2012 26 MAJ NYY 2 1 50% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2013 27 MAJ NYY 61 52 13.1% 14.8% 0.89 83% .275 .231
2014 28 A+ TAM 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .000 .000
2014 28 AA TRE 20 15 20% 20% 1.00 73% .182 .000
2014 28 AAA SCR 11 11 0% 0% 0.00 100% .182 .000
2014 28 MAJ NYY 162 146 6.8% 25.3% 0.27 72% .408 .131
2015 29 MAJ PIT 131 117 8.4% 19.8% 0.42 78% .389 .085
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3-Year Averages     74 66 8.1% 21.6% 0.38 76% .367 .106
Career     916 805 8.2% 17.6% 0.47 80% .341 .101

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2015 Stat Review for Francisco Cervelli    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.308 AVG
ELITE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.389 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.393 SLG
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.085 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
AVERAGE
8.4% BB Rate
GOOD
19.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.770 OPS
GOOD
.377 OBP
ELITE

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Francisco Cervelli: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cervelli was 2-for-2 with a walk and a three-run home run in Pittsburgh's win over the Marlins on Monday night.

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Cervelli is out of the lineup Friday, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports.

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Cervelli (head) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Minnesota.

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Cervelli was removed from Tuesday's game for precautionary reasons after taking a ball to the mask, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen Nesbitt reports.

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Cervelli remained hot Sunday as he went 2-for-4 with the game-winning RBI and a run scored against the Cubs.

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Cervelli is out of the lineup for Saturday's lineup against the Cubs, Jay Cohen of the AP reports.

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Cervelli put together his biggest fantasy game of 2015 Friday, going 3-for-6 with a double and four RBI against the Cubs.

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Cervelli is out of the lineup Thursday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Stephen Nesbitt reports.

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Cervelli went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a walk Tuesday.

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Cervelli is out of the lineup Thursday against the Reds, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Cervelli is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Cervelli had a clear path to playing time with the Yankees in 2013, but the combination of a concussion and a Biogenesis-related suspension left him behind Chris Stewart in the pecking order. The Yankees will bring Cervelli back for 2014, and if he does get playing time he can put up a decent empty batting average that can help in very deep leagues. However, he will be limited to a backup role if he makes the roster out of spring training following the team's addition of Brian McCann in November.

2013

Cervelli has had a tumultous offseason, as he's appeared on client lists for the controversial Biogenesis lab, but has denied using any banned substances. Cervelli spent much of 2012 in the minor leagues after the Yankees turned to Chris Stewart, a superior defender to Cervelli, as their backup catcher behind Russell Martin. With Martin gone, the Yankees appear to be leaning toward Cervelli's offense over Stewart's defense as the near-term starter, but what offense Cervelli does provide only might consist of some empty batting average and decent on-base skills. Cervelli's most extended major league trial saw him hit .271 with a .359 OBP and 38 RBI over 266 at bats in 2010, and he's been trending downward ever since. He also may just be keeping the seat warm for Austin Romine later on in 2013, and perhaps for the far superior hitting prospect Gary Sanchez in the 2015 range.

2012

Cervelli is a serviceable enough backup catcher, and the Yankees like both his defense and his personality, but if Jesus Montero can demonstrate even a basic level of competence to play 20-30 games behind the plate, Cervelli is likely to be out of a job. He's unlikely to hit enough to ever be a full-time starter, but he should carve out a career as a backup somewhere.

2011

With Jorge Posada battling injuries and demonstrating increasing defensive deficiencies, Cervelli logged over 300 plate appearances last season. He makes decent contact and was good at generating walks (.359 OBP), but his .335 slugging percentage means the Yankees are basically devoid of any power from the catching position when he's in the lineup. Posada will transition to DH in 2011, leaving Cervelli and Russell Martin to handle the bulk of the playing time behind the plate until prospects Jesus Montero and Austin Romine are ready to enter the picture.

2010

Cervelliís defensive prowess is rarely questioned; itís his production with the bat in his hands that has some scouts believing heíll top out as a reserve catcher in the bigs. He made some strides at the plate in 2009, hitting .298 with a .309 OBP in 94 at-bats with the Yankees, though heís still almost completely devoid of home-run power. Still, his superb work behind the dish led New York to let the aging Jose Molina walk, so they may rely primarily on Cervelli as the No. 2 backstop behind Jorge Posada in 2010.

2009

A wrist injury took away most of Cervelli's 2008 season, but he did manage to put together a .315/.432/.384 line at Double-A before getting a late-season callup to the Yankees for depth behind the plate at Triple-A. He hasn't swung the bat well enough in the minors to get fantasy owners excited about him, but Cervelli is excellent defensively and should have a future in the big leagues as a capable reserve. Jorge Posada is expected to be ready for Opening Day, so veteran Jose Molina will slot in as the team's backup catcher barring an unforeseen setback. Unless another devastating injury strikes, Cervelli will spend most of 2009 at Triple-A preparing to take over as the eventual No. 2 backstop in New York.