Alfonso Rivas

Alfonso Rivas

26-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Chicago Cubs
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Alfonso Rivas in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2022.
Absent from Saturday's lineup
1BChicago Cubs
September 24, 2022
Rivas isn't starting Saturday against the Pirates.
ANALYSIS
Rivas started the last two games and went 2-for-8 with a run, a steal and a strikeout. Jared Young is taking over at first base and batting eighth Saturday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
2
9
10
15
23
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+112%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+255%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+31%
OPS vs RHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .335 47 2 0 1 0 .122 .213 .122
Since 2020vs Right .710 275 31 4 27 6 .273 .347 .363
2022vs Left .194 32 0 0 1 0 .069 .125 .069
2022vs Right .689 241 26 3 24 6 .263 .342 .347
2021vs Left .650 15 2 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250
2021vs Right .851 34 5 1 3 0 .344 .382 .469
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .636 143 12 1 7 2 .244 .329 .307
Since 2020Away .672 179 21 3 21 4 .258 .326 .346
2022Home .621 124 8 1 6 2 .234 .315 .306
2022Away .638 149 18 2 19 4 .244 .318 .321
2021Home .734 19 4 0 1 0 .313 .421 .313
2021Away .831 30 3 1 2 0 .321 .367 .464
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Alfonso Rivas compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.31
 
BB Rate
9.5%
 
K Rate
30.4%
 
BABIP
.348
 
ISO
.074
 
AVG
.240
 
OBP
.316
 
SLG
.314
 
OPS
.630
 
wOBA
.285
 
Exit Velocity
86.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
24.1%
 
Barrels/PA
2.2%
 
Expected BA
.221
 
Expected SLG
.309
 
Sprint Speed
23.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
49.4%
 
Line Drive %
26.6%
 
Fly Ball %
24.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Rivas moved from Oakland to Chicago in a January 2020 trade for Tony Kemp. Though he wasn't selected to train at the Cubs' alternate site, Rivas was part of the team's Arizona instructional league roster, and he reportedly performed well in that opportunity. The 24-year-old has a pretty left-handed swing that he has used to compile a .290 average across two minor-league seasons and is not shy about taking a walk, registering a 13.0 BB% over 800 plate appearances during that span. Rivas' hit tool could translate to big-league success, but his ability to stick in an everyday role could come down to his growth as a power hitter. Rivas has hit only 10 homers over 183 minor-league games, so he'll need to add some pop to earn everyday at-bats. His hitting profile has been compared to that of Mark Grace, which sounds great until you recall that Grace averaged only 11 homers over 16 big-league campaigns.
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.
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Steals sixth base
1BChicago Cubs
September 22, 2022
Rivas went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in a 3-2 win Thursday in Pittsburgh.
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Riding pine Wednesday
1BChicago Cubs
September 21, 2022
Rivas isn't starting Wednesday against the Marlins.
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Sits versus righty
1BChicago Cubs
September 19, 2022
Rivas is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins.
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Heads to bench versus lefty
1BChicago Cubs
September 14, 2022
Rivas is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets.
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Triples, scores in loss
1BChicago Cubs
September 11, 2022
Rivas went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Giants.
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