Alfonso Rivas
23-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Chicago Cubs A+
2020 Fantasy Outlook
At 6-foot, 188 pounds, Rivas lacks typical size for first base and will be heading to Double-A for his age-23 season, but he has been a high-level performer thus far. The reason he fell to the A's in the fourth round of the 2018 draft was that many evaluators questioned whether he could hit for enough power to profile at first base. That question remains, and the answer will determine whether or not he matters in fantasy. His plate skills (13.0 BB%) and all-fields approach bode well for his ability to have relative success at Double-A and Triple-A. He hit .260/.355/.327 against lefties, so he could be platooned in the majors. Rivas slashed .311/.429/.467 in the Arizona Fall League, but his 28.6 K% was easily his worst mark in pro ball. He has some experience in left field, so he would debut there if he remains with Oakland, as he is obviously not displacing Matt Olson. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Athletics in June of 2018. Traded to the Cubs in January of 2020.
Traded to Cubs
1BChicago Cubs  A+
January 13, 2020
Rivas was traded from the Athletics to the Cubs on Monday in exchange for Tony Kemp.
Rivas is primarily a first baseman but has also spent time in the outfield corners. In two professional seasons, which includes eight games at the Triple-A level but none at Double-A, he's hit .290/.390/.411. He's shown strong contact skills and the ability to take a walk, but he may not have enough power to be a significant big-league contributor.
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Selected by Oakland in fourth round
1BOakland Athletics  A+
June 5, 2018
The A's have selected Rivas with the 113th overall pick in the 2018 first-year player draft.
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