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Rene Rivera

31-Year-Old Catcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2015 Stats

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.144

HR

2

RBI

9

R

5

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.

May 21, 2015  –  Rene Rivera News

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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 35 118 111 5 16 6 4 0 2 9 0 0 4 33 1 0 2 .144 .188 .234 .422
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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)     259 791 726 56 156 54 35 2 17 75 1 0 45 198 8 5 7 .215 .266 .339 .604

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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. 21 Oak Did not play.
May. 20 @Atl 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .144 .188 .234 .422
May. 19 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .138 .183 .229 .412
May. 17 @Min Did not play.
May. 16 @Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .189 .238 .427
May. 15 @Min 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .147 .194 .245 .439
May. 14 NYY 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .141 .190 .242 .432
May. 13 NYY Did not play.
May. 12 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .126 .178 .200 .378
May. 11 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .184 .207 .391
May. 10 Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .135 .189 .213 .402
May. 9 Tex 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .183 .216 .399
May. 8 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .129 .169 .200 .369
May. 7 Tex Did not play.
May. 6 @Bos 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .136 .176 .210 .386
May. 5 @Bos Did not play.
May. 4 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .128 .160 .192 .352
May. 3 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .135 .169 .203 .372
May. 2 @Bal Did not play.
May. 1 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .178 .214 .392
Apr. 29 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 28 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .149 .186 .224 .410
Apr. 27 @NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .159 .197 .238 .435
Apr. 26 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .190 .233 .423
Apr. 25 Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .186 .232 .418
Apr. 24 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .186 .232 .418
Apr. 23 Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .135 .182 .173 .355
Apr. 22 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .122 .157 .163 .320
Apr. 21 Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .170 .178 .348
Apr. 19 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .119 .159 .167 .326
Last 7 Days 16 1 4 0 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .438 .688
Last 14 Days 30 2 5 1 0 1 4 1 8 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .219 .300 .519
Last 30 Days 73 3 12 2 0 2 7 3 22 0 0 1 0 2 .164 .208 .274 .482

Rene Rivera: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 33 4 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
2015310020.129.194.375
2014100106200.280.530.881
2013172010.235.294.529

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015805270.150.250.440
2014194175240.237.381.684
2013502060.260.340.618

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015623270.129.242.411
201414381150.273.371.698
2013321020.219.313.525

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015492020.163.224.436
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 118 111 3.4% 28% 0.12 70% .184 .090
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3-Year Averages     198 180 7.1% 23.2% 0.30 74% .310 .150
Career     791 726 5.7% 25% 0.23 73% .272 .124

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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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.144 AVG
TERRIBLE
70% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.184 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.234 SLG
TERRIBLE
.090 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.12 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.4% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
28.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.422 OPS
TERRIBLE
.188 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Rivera is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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Rivera had just his second multi-hit game of the season Thursday, going 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI.

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Rivera is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Rivera is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Rivera is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Rivera is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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Rivera was held hitless Tuesday against the Yankees in four plate appearances.

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Rivera is out of the lineup Saturday.

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Rivera is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

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Rivera is out of the lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

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Rivera (calf) will be back in the lineup at catcher for the Rays on Wednesday.

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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.