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Felipe Rivero

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2017 Stats

W-L

4-2

ERA

0.68

WHIP

0.70

K

60

SV

9

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Pirates are extremely high on Rivero, and there's talk he could close if Tony Watson falters or is traded. Acquired as part of the Mark Melancon deadline deal, the 26-year-old southpaw throws easy...

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2017 ADP:  539.49

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 209   DOB: 7/5/1991   BORN: San Felipe, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By TB In 2008  

July 20, 2017  –  Felipe Rivero News

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Rivero fired a perfect ninth inning Thursday against the Brewers en route to his ninth save of the season.

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Felipe Rivero Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2011 19 R PRI 14 12 0 60.1 64 31 7 57 13 3 3 0 0 0 4.62 1.28
2012 20 A BOW 27 21 0 113.1 115 43 5 98 29 8 8 0 0 0 3.41 1.27
2013 21 A+ CHA 25 23 2 127.0 122 48 7 91 52 9 7 0 0 0 3.40 1.37
2014 22 R GUL 3 3 0 6.0 4 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.83
2014 22 A HAG 1 1 0 4.0 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
2014 22 AA HAR 10 10 0 43.2 45 20 4 38 18 2 7 0 0 0 4.12 1.46
2015 23 AAA SYR 8 0 0 6.2 8 5 0 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 6.75 2.10
2015 23 MAJ WAS 49 0 0 48.3 35 15 2 43 11 2 1 2 1 6 2.79 0.95
2016 24 MAJ WAS 47 0 0 49.7 43 25 4 53 15 0 3 1 1 16 4.53 1.17
2016 24 MAJ PIT 28 0 0 27.3 23 10 3 39 18 1 3 0 2 10 3.29 1.50
2016  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ WAS/PIT 75 0 0 77.0 66 35 7 92 33 1 6 1 3 26 4.09 1.29
2017 25 MAJ PIT 49 0 0 52.7 24 4 2 60 13 4 2 9 0 14 0.68 0.70
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3-Year Averages     62 0 0 62.7 50 25 4 67 22 1 3 1 2 16 3.59 1.15
Career  (View All)     173 0 0 178.0 125 54 11 195 57 7 9 12 2.73 1.02

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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Felipe Rivero Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 24 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.68 0.70
Jul. 20 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.70 0.70
Jul. 18 Mil 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.71 0.71
Jul. 17 Mil 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.72 0.68
Jul. 14 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.74 0.70
Jul. 8 @ChC 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.76 0.72
Jul. 5 @Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 0.78 0.72
Jul. 4 @Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.80 0.71
Jul. 1 SF 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.82 0.68
Jun. 28 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.86 0.71
Jun. 27 TB 1.0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 0.88 0.73
Jun. 23 @StL 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.68 0.70
Jun. 20 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.70 0.70
Jun. 17 ChC 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.72 0.72
Jun. 16 ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.76 0.73
Jun. 13 Col 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.78 0.72
Jun. 11 Mia 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.53 0.68
Jun. 10 Mia 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.56 0.71
Jun. 7 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.58 0.74
Jun. 6 @Bal 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.60 0.77
Jun. 2 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.63 0.80
May. 31 Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.65 0.83
May. 29 Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.68 0.83
May. 27 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.70 0.78
May. 24 @Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.73 0.81
May. 23 @Atl 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.76 0.80
May. 21 Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.78 0.78
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.3 2 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 1-0 3 0 0 0.00 0.56
Last 30 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
14.3 5 2 1 0 5 19 1 2 0 2-1 6 0 0 0.63 0.70
Last 60 Games (Team)
27 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
30.7 11 3 2 0 9 37 1 2 0 3-1 9 0 4 0.59 0.65

Felipe Rivero Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017692635100.079
201610622926501.289
20159123517400.198

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017130341019202.160
2016221702440806.204
20159820618702.200

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201730.322633510.890.66
201638.7021441343.491.11
201524.020022813.751.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201722.320327810.400.76
201638.3140482034.701.46
201524.301221311.850.74
Felipe Rivero Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2011 19 R PRI 14 12 60.1 8.54 1.95 4.38 1.05 65.7% 4.62 3.77 .336
2012 20 A BOW 27 21 113.1 7.80 2.31 3.38 0.40 72.7% 3.41 2.97 .332
2013 21 A+ CHA 25 23 127.0 6.45 3.69 1.75 0.50 75.4% 3.40 3.88 .301
2014 22 R GUL 3 3 6.0 9.00 1.50 6.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.70 .268
2014 22 A HAG 1 1 4.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .362
2014 22 AA HAR 10 10 43.2 7.92 3.75 2.11 0.83 72.9% 4.12 4.03 .328
2015 23 AAA SYR 8 0 6.2 7.26 7.26 1.00 0.00 61.5% 6.75 4.01 .391
2015 23 MAJ WAS 49 0 48.3 8.01 2.05 3.91 0.37 1.58 70.5% 95.4 MPH 2.79 2.70 .261
2016 24 MAJ WAS 47 0 49.7 9.60 2.72 3.53 0.72 1.58 61.1% 95.8 MPH 4.53 3.32 .309
2016 24 MAJ PIT 28 0 27.3 12.84 5.93 2.17 0.99 2.21 81.6% 95.8 MPH 3.29 3.86 .344
2016  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ WAS/PIT 75 0 77.0 10.75 3.86 2.79 0.82 1.74 69.6% 95.8 MPH 4.09 3.32 .320
2017 25 MAJ PIT 49 0 52.7 10.25 2.22 4.62 0.34 2.03 94.3% 98.5 MPH 0.68 2.33 .199
Today's Projections     0 0 .5 10.44 2.75 3.80 0.64 77.4% 2.75 -0.48 .306
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.3 9.89 2.98 3.32 0.66 76.7% 2.88 2.96 .297
Rest Of Season     0 0 29.4 9.87 3.34 2.95 0.71 75.9% 3.09 3.14 .296
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3-Year Averages     62 0 62.7 9.62 3.16 3.05 0.57 69.1% 3.59 2.94 .295
Career     173 0 178.0 9.86 2.88 3.42 0.56 74.9% 2.73 2.81 .271

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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Felipe Rivero Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 48.3 2 4 2 0 24 1 48 2
2016 P 49.7 2 5 2 0 28 2 50 2
2016 P 27.3 1 2 1 0 10 0 27 1
2017 P 52.7 0 7 0 0 30 0 53 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Felipe Rivero    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.62 K/BB
GREAT
10.25 K/9
GOOD
2.22 BB/9
GREAT
98.5 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.3 HR/9
GREAT
2.03 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.68 ERA
ELITE
0.70 WHIP
ELITE
2.33 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.199 BABIP
LOW
94.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Felipe Rivero: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rivero has thrown 35 pitches over the last two days and may not be available Wednesday against the Brewers.

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Rivero allowed two hits while striking out the side during a scoreless inning of work to earn his eighth save of the season Tuesday against the Brewers.

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Rivero retired all four batters he faced and recorded one strikeout to earn his seventh save of the season Monday against the Brewers.

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Rivero threw 1.1 scoreless innings against the Cubs on Saturday en route to his sixth save of the season. He issued one walk and struck out one batter.

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Rivero allowed a hit but struck out the side en route to his fifth save Wednesday in Philadelphia.

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Rivero posted his fourth save Tuesday, allowing one hit and walk while striking out a pair in a scoreless ninth inning.

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Rivero didn't allow a baserunner and struck out two in a non-save situation for the Pirates during Wednesday's win over Tampa Bay.

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Rivero is available to pitch Sunday after throwing 20 pitches Friday and warming up in the bullpen Saturday, The Fan 93.7 Pittsburgh reports.

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Rivero threw 1.2 scoreless innings Friday, allowing no hits and one walk while striking out a pair.

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Rivero gave up one walk while recording one strikeout and did not allow a run in 1.2 innings against the Cubs on Saturday to notch his third save of the season.

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Rivero struck out two batters in a scoreless inning against the Cubs on Friday. He gave up one hit.

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Rivero allowed one run on one hit and a walk in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Rockies.

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Rivero pitched a scoreless ninth inning during Sunday's win over Miami to record his second save of the season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

One of the few bright spots in the Nationals' bullpen last year, Rivero's season very nearly ended before it began after he was hospitalized with a burst ulcer in his stomach in April. Surgery and a slow recovery kept him out of the majors for six weeks, but once he rejoined the bullpen he did his best to make up for the lost time, posting a 12:2 K:BB ratio in 10.1 June innings. By the end of the year, after both Drew Storen and Jonathan Papelbon had taken themselves out of the picture, Rivero found himself in the closer role and picked up his first two big league saves. A left-hander with a big fastball and solid slider, he was almost as tough on righties (.198/.255/.344) as he was on lefties (.198/.242/.244), which could give him an inside track on retaining the closer job in 2016. Both Papelbon and Storen are still Nats property heading into the offseason, however, so it's more likely that Rivero finds himself as a set-up man in 2016.

2015

At this point, Rivero is purely a wild card as far as prospects go. Acquired from the Rays in the Nate Karns deal before the start of the 2014 season, the skinny left-hander struggled to stay healthy last year. When he was on the field he battled the same control issues he faced in the Tampa organization. His raw stuff is eye-opening, and lefties with mid-90s heat, sharp curves and workable changeups will keep getting chances to put it all together long past the point when it's obvious they won't. Barring a catastrophic injury or development spike that carries him all the way to the major league bullpen, Rivero will have a permanent spot on Nationals' top prospect lists for the foreseeable future.

2014

Rivero has been worked slowly in the Rays' organization, spending a full season at each stop along the way. He was productive in 2013 with High-A Charlotte, pitching in 25 games with 23 of those being starts. The southpaw is known to have a solid fastball, despite his thin frame (6'0", 150). He also confidently mixes in his secondary pitches, though they are thought to need some development before he can reach the majors. He posted a 3.40 ERA, which included two shutouts and 91 strikeouts in 127 innings. His walk rate increased slightly last season, but it seems likely he will spend most of the 2014 season one rung up the ladder with Double-A Montgomery.