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Rene Rivera

32-Year-Old Catcher – New York Mets

2016 Stats

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.148

HR

1

RBI

4

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3

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

One of the top assets that landed in Tampa Bay from the Wil Myers trade, Rivera entered 2015 as the Raysí clear starting catcher. What happened after could be politely described as disaster. The 32-ye...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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.

May 11, 2016  –  Rene Rivera News

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Rivera seems to be set as Noah Syndergaard's personal catcher, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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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 10 32 27 3 4 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 4 9 0 0 1 .148 .281 .259 .540
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3-Year Averages     78 238 219 15 48 16 11 0 5 25 0 0 13 59 2 2 2 .219 .267 .338 .605
Career  (View All)     344 1,024 940 70 197 68 45 2 21 96 1 0 56 260 12 7 9 .210 .259 .329 .588

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Rene Rivera Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 30 CWS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .281 .259 .540
May. 29 LAD Did not play.
May. 28 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .120 .241 .240 .481
May. 27 LAD Did not play.
May. 25 @Was 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .269 .273 .542
May. 24 @Was Did not play.
May. 23 @Was Did not play.
May. 22 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .261 .263 .524
May. 21 Mil Did not play.
May. 20 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .300 .313 .613
May. 19 Was Did not play.
May. 18 Was Did not play.
May. 17 Was Did not play.
May. 15 @Col Did not play.
May. 14 @Col 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .375 .417 .792
May. 13 @Col Did not play.
May. 12 @LAD Did not play.
May. 11 @LAD 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .333 .364 .697
May. 10 @LAD Did not play.
May. 9 @LAD Did not play.
May. 8 @SD Did not play.
May. 7 @SD Did not play.
May. 6 @SD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .273 .444 .717
May. 5 @SD Did not play.
May. 4 Atl 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .571 .821
May. 3 Atl Did not play.
May. 2 Atl Did not play.
May. 1 SF Did not play.
Apr. 30 SF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Apr. 29 SF Did not play.
Last 7 Days 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
Last 14 Days 15 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .188 .133 .321
Last 30 Days 27 3 4 0 0 1 4 4 9 0 0 1 0 0 .148 .281 .259 .540

Rene Rivera: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 10
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
201680000.250.250.650
2015944070.181.245.457
2014100106200.280.530.881

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016193140.105.263.490
2015204125190.176.289.503
2014194175240.237.381.684

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016192130.105.263.454
2015152104160.164.309.509
201414381150.273.371.698

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201681010.250.250.705
201514661100.192.240.467
20141511910290.232.490.802
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% .274 .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% .276 .096
2008 24 AA JAC 148 134 7.4% 21.6% 0.34 76% .268 .150
2008 24 AAA LAS 131 118 8.4% 15.3% 0.55 83% .298 .161
2009 25 AAA BUF 139 126 6.5% 23% 0.28 75% .308 .143
2009 25 AAA BUF 149 136 4.7% 10.1% 0.47 89% .355 .037
2010 26 AA TRE 103 94 6.8% 16.5% 0.41 82% .347 .266
2010 26 AAA SCR 70 68 1.4% 24.3% 0.06 75% .306 .132
2011 27 AAA ROC 166 149 6.6% 16.3% 0.41 82% .299 .182
2011 27 MAJ MIN 114 104 7% 28.1% 0.25 69% .197 .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% .397 .131
2013 29 MAJ SD 71 67 2.8% 22.5% 0.13 76% .333 .074
2014 30 MAJ SD 329 294 8.2% 23.1% 0.36 74% .304 .180
2015 31 MAJ TB 319 298 3.4% 27% 0.13 71% .232 .097
2016 32 AAA LAS 29 25 6.9% 10.3% 0.67 88% .318 .040
2016 32 MAJ NYM 32 27 12.5% 28.1% 0.44 67% .176 .111
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3-Year Averages     238 219 5.5% 24.8% 0.22 73% .277 .119
Career     1,024 940 5.5% 25.4% 0.22 72% .267 .119

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2016 Stat Review for Rene Rivera    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.148 AVG
TERRIBLE
67% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.176 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.259 SLG
TERRIBLE
.111 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.44 BB/K
AVERAGE
12.5% BB Rate
ELITE
28.1% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.540 OPS
TERRIBLE
.281 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Rivera is in the lineup batting eighth for Wednesday's game against the Braves.

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Rivera had his contract selected by the major league team Tuesday.

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Rivera was pulled from Monday's game against Triple-A Albuquerque after just one at-bat, likely indicating he'll receive a call-up with medical results still pending for Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder), Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

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Rivera agreed to a minor league deal with the Mets on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Rivera was reportedly released by the Rays on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Rivera went 2-for-3 with a single, double and run scored in Friday's 5-1 spring victory over the Red Sox.

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Rivera's future with the Rays is in doubt after not getting a start with Chris Archer on the mound, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Rivera is not in the lineup Thursday against the Twins, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.