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Rene Rivera

32-Year-Old Catcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2015 Stats

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.182

HR

5

RBI

26

R

15

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ba...

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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 one-year, $1.2 million contract with the Rays in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

August 27, 2015  –  Rene Rivera News

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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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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 46 149 136 19 43 5 5 0 0 10 0 0 7 15 3 1 2 .316 .356 .353 .709
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
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 99 306 286 15 52 19 14 0 5 26 0 0 10 83 5 2 3 .182 .216 .283 .499
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3-Year Averages     63 198 180 15 45 16 10 1 5 25 0 0 14 46 1 2 1 .250 .305 .400 .705
Career  (View All)     323 979 901 66 192 67 45 2 20 92 1 0 51 248 12 7 8 .213 .260 .334 .594

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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
Sep. 2 @Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .216 .283 .499
Sep. 1 @Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .217 .284 .501
Aug. 31 @Bal 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .217 .285 .502
Aug. 30 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .217 .282 .499
Aug. 29 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .184 .219 .285 .504
Aug. 28 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .217 .286 .503
Aug. 27 Min Did not play.
Aug. 26 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .216 .288 .504
Aug. 25 Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .218 .292 .510
Aug. 23 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .220 .294 .514
Aug. 22 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 21 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 20 @Hou 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .219 .294 .513
Aug. 19 @Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .215 .290 .505
Aug. 18 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 17 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 16 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 15 @Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .215 .291 .506
Aug. 14 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 12 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 11 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 9 NYM 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .215 .292 .507
Aug. 8 NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .180 .213 .286 .499
Aug. 7 NYM Did not play.
Aug. 5 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .215 .290 .505
Aug. 4 @CWS 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .218 .293 .511
Aug. 3 @CWS Did not play.
Aug. 2 @Bos 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .210 .287 .497
Aug. 1 @Bos Did not play.
Jul. 31 @Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .208 .285 .493
Last 7 Days 12 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .083 .214 .167 .381
Last 14 Days 25 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 .160 .222 .200 .422
Last 30 Days 45 1 10 2 0 0 2 1 11 0 0 1 0 1 .222 .255 .267 .522

Rene Rivera: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 96 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
2015903070.189.256.468
2014100106200.280.530.881
2013172010.235.294.529

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015194125190.180.299.518
2014194175240.237.381.684
2013502060.260.340.618

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015145104160.166.317.520
201414381150.273.371.698
2013321020.219.313.525

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201513951100.201.252.485
20141511910290.232.490.802
2013353050.286.343.659
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 149 136 4.7% 10.1% 0.47 89% .355 .037
2009 25 AAA BUF 139 126 6.5% 23% 0.28 75% .308 .143
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 306 286 3.3% 27.1% 0.12 71% .237 .101
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3-Year Averages     198 180 7.1% 23.2% 0.30 74% .310 .150
Career     979 901 5.2% 25.3% 0.21 72% .272 .121

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

Contact

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.182 AVG
TERRIBLE
71% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.237 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.283 SLG
TERRIBLE
.101 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.12 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.3% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
27.1% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.499 OPS
TERRIBLE
.216 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that Rivera will receive the majority of the playing time at catcher following Curt Casali's (hamstring) placement on the 15-day DL, the Associated Press reports.

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Rivera is out of the lineup again for Saturday's game against the Red Sox, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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Rivera is not in the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Rivera is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Rivera is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Rivera is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Rivera is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees, according to MLB.com's Bill Chastain.

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Rivera isn't in Wednesday's lineup against the Indians, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.