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Portrait of Ruben Rivera

Ruben Rivera RF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
19 1818 .216 .307 .393 81 5.4
Birth Date11-14-1973
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age45 years, 11 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1995 NYA 21 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 66 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.0
1996 NYA 22 46 106 25 6 1 2 13 26 2 6 2 .284 .381 .443 94 -0.4 -1.6 3.5 0.4
1997 SDN 23 17 22 5 1 0 0 2 9 0 2 1 .250 .318 .300 64 -0.9 0.1 -0.5 -0.1
1998 SDN 24 95 204 36 7 2 6 28 52 2 5 1 .209 .325 .378 83 -3.8 2.4 -0.9 0.2
1999 SDN 25 147 475 80 16 1 23 55 143 5 18 7 .195 .295 .406 84 -8.1 -1.0 13.5 1.7
2000 SDN 26 135 479 88 18 6 17 44 137 10 8 4 .208 .296 .400 78 -11.7 5.3 5.0 1.4
2001 CIN 27 117 290 67 13 1 10 21 83 5 6 3 .255 .321 .426 82 -5.3 -3.1 5.2 0.5
2002 TEX 28 69 186 33 4 0 4 17 45 5 4 2 .209 .302 .310 75 -5.0 1.3 9.9 1.2
2003 SFN 29 31 55 9 2 0 2 5 14 0 1 0 .180 .255 .340 75 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 0.1
Career6621818343671164185510295020.216.307.39381-36.84.035.55.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1993 ONE A- NYP 55 240 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 GRB A SAL 105 457 .000 .000 .000 .352 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TAM A+ FSL 34 143 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NYA MLB AL 5 1 .269 .307 .406 .000 105 -0.3 0.0 0 66 6 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.0
1995 NRW AA EAS 71 306 .000 .000 .000 .388 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 COH AAA INT 48 204 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NYA MLB AL 46 106 .279 .359 .448 .371 101 4 3.3 -0.4 94 13 3.5 -1.6 -0.4 0.4
1996 COH AAA INT 101 412 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SDN MLB NL 17 22 .255 .330 .384 .455 96 -0.9 0.6 0 64 13 -0.5 0.1 -0.9 -0.1
1997 RCU A+ CLF 0 26 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 LVG AAA PCL 0 50 .000 .000 .000 .407 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SDN MLB NL 95 204 .267 .335 .422 .261 91 0.9 5.3 -1.4 83 12 -0.9 2.4 -3.8 0.2
1998 LVG AAA PCL 0 115 .000 .000 .000 .203 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SDN MLB NL 147 475 .266 .338 .427 .229 96 -11.9 12.9 1.3 84 6 13.5 -1.0 -8.1 1.7
2000 SDN MLB NL 135 479 .264 .339 .431 .262 105 -13.8 15.1 1.4 78 9 5.0 5.3 -11.7 1.4
2000 LVG AAA PCL 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CIN MLB NL 117 290 .259 .327 .423 .333 104 -1.3 8.6 -0.3 82 8 5.2 -3.1 -5.3 0.5
2002 TEX MLB AL 69 186 .265 .325 .427 .261 105 -6.5 5.4 0.5 75 12 9.9 1.3 -5.0 1.2
2002 TUL AA TXS 59 237 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 OKL AAA PCL 27 112 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SFN MLB NL 31 55 .265 .335 .417 .206 101 -3.3 1.4 -0.1 75 17 -0.1 1.0 -1.5 0.1
2003 BOW AA EAS 41 143 .000 .000 .000 .218 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 OTT AAA INT 14 54 .000 .000 .000 .529 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TAM A+ FSL 6 19 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CHR AAA INT 107 377 .255 .323 .389 .279 100 4 10.1 -3.6 97 0 7.4 0.8 -0.7 1.4
2011 MAZ Wnt LMP 68 285 .000 .000 .000 .247 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 PAN int WBQ 4 15 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MXC Wnt LMP 1 5 .000 .000 .000 .750 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 MCD AAA MEX 28 125 .000 .000 .000 .361 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 TAB AAA MEX 55 231 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 PUE AAA MEX 73 309 .000 .000 .000 .332 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 TAB AAA MEX 17 68 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 MVA AAA MEX 76 233 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 MVA AAA MEX 35 52 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1993 ONE A- NYP 240 199 45 55 7 6 13 113 47 32 66 12 5 .276 .388 .568 .291 1 1
1994 GRB A SAL 457 400 83 115 24 3 28 229 81 47 125 36 5 .288 .374 .573 .285 0 0
1994 TAM A+ FSL 143 134 18 35 4 3 5 60 20 8 38 12 5 .261 .308 .448 .187 0 0
1995 COH AAA INT 204 174 37 47 8 2 15 104 35 26 62 8 4 .270 .374 .598 .328 0 0
1995 NRW AA EAS 306 256 49 75 16 8 9 134 39 37 77 16 8 .293 .405 .523 .230 0 0
1995 NYA MLB AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1996 NYA MLB AL 106 88 17 25 6 1 2 39 16 13 26 6 2 .284 .381 .443 .159 2 1
1996 COH AAA INT 412 362 59 85 20 4 10 143 46 40 96 15 10 .235 .324 .395 .160 1 1
1997 SDN MLB NL 22 20 2 5 1 0 0 6 1 2 9 2 1 .250 .318 .300 .050 0 0
1997 RCU A+ CLF 26 23 6 4 1 0 1 8 3 3 9 1 0 .174 .269 .348 .174 0 0
1997 LVG AAA PCL 50 48 6 12 5 1 1 22 6 1 20 1 0 .250 .280 .458 .208 0 0
1998 SDN MLB NL 204 172 31 36 7 2 6 65 29 28 52 5 1 .209 .325 .378 .169 1 1
1998 LVG AAA PCL 115 104 9 15 3 0 3 27 11 11 42 4 0 .144 .226 .260 .115 0 0
1999 SDN MLB NL 475 411 65 80 16 1 23 167 48 55 143 18 7 .195 .295 .406 .212 4 0
2000 SDN MLB NL 479 423 62 88 18 6 17 169 57 44 137 8 4 .208 .296 .400 .191 2 0
2000 LVG AAA PCL 10 10 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0 0
2001 CIN MLB NL 290 263 37 67 13 1 10 112 34 21 83 6 3 .255 .321 .426 .171 1 0
2002 TEX MLB AL 186 158 17 33 4 0 4 49 14 17 45 4 2 .209 .302 .310 .101 2 4
2002 OKL AAA PCL 112 98 19 27 2 4 7 58 23 13 23 2 0 .276 .366 .592 .316 0 0
2002 TUL AA TXS 237 205 38 64 17 4 10 119 43 23 46 4 3 .312 .395 .580 .268 0 0
2003 SFN MLB NL 55 50 6 9 2 0 2 17 4 5 14 1 0 .180 .255 .340 .160 0 0
2003 BOW AA EAS 143 128 17 25 5 1 6 50 20 12 35 0 1 .195 .275 .391 .195 0 0
2003 OTT AAA INT 54 48 12 20 3 2 2 33 7 4 12 2 0 .417 .481 .688 .271 0 0
2005 TAM A+ FSL 19 17 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 6 0 0 .118 .211 .118 .000 0 0
2006 CHR AAA INT 377 331 52 79 18 2 16 149 42 32 90 4 1 .239 .324 .450 .211 1 1
2011 MAZ Wnt LMP 285 226 38 50 7 1 11 92 30 49 58 5 2 .221 .370 .407 .186 1 4
2012 MXC Wnt LMP 5 4 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 .750 .800 .750 .000 0 0
2012 PAN int WBQ 15 14 2 3 0 0 1 6 1 0 5 0 0 .214 .267 .429 .214 0 0
2015 MCD AAA MEX 125 112 19 34 8 0 4 54 17 11 25 4 0 .304 .371 .482 .179 0 1
2015 TAB AAA MEX 231 200 37 57 16 1 6 93 24 25 28 6 0 .285 .377 .465 .180 1 0
2016 PUE AAA MEX 309 258 46 77 17 0 9 121 43 41 50 11 1 .298 .393 .469 .171 6 1
2016 TAB AAA MEX 68 57 7 13 4 0 1 20 3 9 11 0 1 .228 .343 .351 .123 0 1
2017 MVA AAA MEX 233 206 37 51 10 0 7 82 30 23 44 7 2 .248 .326 .398 .150 2 0
2019 MVA AAA MEX 52 41 8 8 1 0 0 9 5 10 10 0 0 .195 .353 .220 .024 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2000-04-16 2000-05-05 15-DL 19 16 Left Wrist Inflammation Reactive Arthritis - -
1997-05-29 1997-08-13 TradedDL 76 70 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Rotator Cuff Inflammation 1997-02-28 -
1997-03-27 1997-05-29 60-DL 63 51 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Rotator Cuff Inflammation 1997-02-28 -
1997-02-28 1997-03-27 Camp 27 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff Inflammation 1997-02-28 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 SFN $500,000
2001 CIN $1,000,000
2000 SDN $700,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,200,000
3 yrTotal$2,200,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • FA 3/06 (minor-league contract)

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ruben Rivera as a bust? The next Mick.
(T.J. Broomlett from DC)
That's the problem with hyperbolic comps. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Expecting a big bounce back year from Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer? Thanks for the chat!
(Bill from Kansas City)
I remain hopeful that they are experiencing the usual growing pains. Both of those guys are incredibly young. Of course, I'm still waiting for Ruben Rivera and Sean Burroughs. Any moment now, I can feel it. (Geoff Young)


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