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Portrait of Saul Rivera

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
15 249 279.3 13 15 4 4.29 1.2
Birth Date12-7-1977
Height5' 10"
Weight180 lbs
Age41 years, 11 months, 14 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2006 WAS MLB 54 0 60.3 3 0 1 59 32 41 4 91 8.8 4.8 0.6 6.1 0% .281 1.51 4.39 3.43 110 5.49 111.8 0.1
2007 WAS MLB 85 0 93.0 4 6 3 88 42 64 1 96 8.5 4.1 0.1 6.2 0% .301 1.40 3.35 3.68 98 4.40 91.0 1.1
2008 WAS MLB 76 0 84.0 5 6 0 90 35 65 3 95 9.6 3.8 0.3 7.0 0% .327 1.49 3.34 3.96 101 4.59 98.0 0.7
2009 WAS MLB 30 0 38.3 1 3 0 48 14 21 7 94 11.3 3.3 1.6 4.9 0% .313 1.62 5.66 6.10 119 6.65 142.5 -0.6
2010 ARI MLB 4 0 3.7 0 0 0 11 3 1 2 94 27.0 7.4 4.9 2.5 0% .474 3.82 12.10 22.09 112 9.12 205.8 -0.2
CareerMLB2490279.31315429612619217959.54.10.56.253%.3101.514.004.291055.06106.21.1

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 GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1998 ELZ Rk APL 23 0 36.0 3 3 7 19 19 65 4 4.8 4.8 1.0 16.3 0% -.167 1.06 3.68 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
1999 QUD A MDW 60 0 69.7 4 1 23 42 36 102 0 5.4 4.6 0.0 13.2 0% -.294 1.12 2.57 1.42 0 0.00 0.0
2000 FTM A+ FSL 29 0 37.7 8 1 5 34 19 45 0 8.1 4.5 0.0 10.7 0% -.507 1.41 2.75 3.58 0 0.00 0.0
2000 NBR AA EAS 22 0 37.0 1 0 0 28 22 47 0 6.8 5.4 0.0 11.4 0% -.406 1.35 2.64 3.89 0 0.00 0.0
2000 Cag Wnt PRL 8 0 7.0 0 1 0 3 4 6 2 3.9 5.1 2.6 7.7 0% -.083 1.00 6.55 5.14 0 0.00 0.0
2001 NBR AA EAS 33 0 42.7 5 2 13 35 18 55 3 7.4 3.8 0.6 11.6 0% -.416 1.24 2.88 3.16 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Cag Wnt PRL 21 0 27.0 1 1 1 20 9 20 1 6.7 3.0 0.3 6.7 0% -.559 1.07 3.17 2.33 0 0.00 0.0
2002 BIN AA EAS 30 0 38.7 2 3 13 25 23 32 2 5.8 5.3 0.5 7.4 0% .215 1.24 4.06 3.02 0 0.00 0.0
2002 HAR AA EAS 15 0 19.0 0 2 3 21 9 15 0 9.9 4.3 0.0 7.1 0% .344 1.58 3.66 3.32 0 0.00 0.0
2004 HAR AA EAS 18 0 20.7 0 2 3 27 12 15 3 11.7 5.2 1.3 6.5 0% .353 1.88 5.56 7.83 0 0.00 0.0
2004 HUN AA SOU 26 0 33.3 2 1 1 30 16 25 1 8.1 4.3 0.3 6.8 0% .302 1.38 3.48 1.62 0 0.00 0.0
2005 HAR AA EAS 40 0 76.7 3 3 9 72 20 70 3 92 8.4 2.3 0.4 8.2 0% -.719 1.20 2.73 2.46 80 4.04 79.7
2006 WAS MLB NL 54 0 60.3 3 0 1 59 32 41 4 91 8.8 4.8 0.6 6.1 0% .281 1.51 4.39 3.43 110 5.49 111.8
2006 NWO AAA PCL 12 2 28.2 1 1 1 25 12 25 1 92 8.0 3.8 0.3 8.0 0% .289 1.31 3.72 1.60 92 3.53 74.0
2007 WAS MLB NL 85 0 93.0 4 6 3 88 42 64 1 96 8.5 4.1 0.1 6.2 0% .301 1.40 3.35 3.68 98 4.40 91.0
2007 COH AAA INT 1 0 0.7 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 93 25.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .500 2.86 3.17 12.86 97 5.57 114.3
2008 WAS MLB NL 76 0 84.0 5 6 0 90 35 65 3 95 9.6 3.8 0.3 7.0 0% .327 1.49 3.34 3.96 101 4.59 98.0
2009 WAS MLB NL 30 0 38.3 1 3 0 48 14 21 7 94 11.3 3.3 1.6 4.9 0% .313 1.62 5.66 6.10 119 6.65 142.5
2009 SYR AAA INT 30 0 45.7 2 5 2 57 25 32 1 106 11.2 4.9 0.2 6.3 0% .364 1.79 3.80 3.54 105 6.92 145.6
2009 CAG Wnt PRL 4 0 4.3 2 1 0 5 2 2 0 10.5 4.2 0.0 4.2 0% .313 1.63 3.87 8.37 0 0.00 0.0
2010 ARI MLB NL 4 0 3.7 0 0 0 11 3 1 2 94 27.0 7.4 4.9 2.5 0% .474 3.82 12.10 22.09 112 9.12 205.8
2010 COH AAA INT 21 0 24.0 2 1 5 13 12 14 0 4.9 4.5 0.0 5.3 0% .186 1.04 3.62 1.50 0 0.00 0.0
2010 RNO AAA PCL 11 0 14.0 0 1 0 22 6 6 1 14.1 3.9 0.6 3.9 0% .389 2.00 5.15 7.07 0 0.00 0.0
2010 CAG Wnt PWL 10 0 10.3 0 1 6 3 5 4 0 2.6 4.4 0.0 3.5 0% .107 0.78 3.78 0.87 0 0.00 0.0
2011 CAG Wnt LBP 18 0 18.7 2 0 8 20 6 9 0 9.6 2.9 0.0 4.3 0% .308 1.39 2.79 2.89 0 0.00 0.0
2012 CAG Wnt PWL 16 0 17.7 2 0 9 15 3 13 0 7.6 1.5 0.0 6.6 0% .278 1.02 2.55 1.02 0 0.00 0.0
2018 MAY Wnt PWL 11 0 16.0 1 0 0 15 5 10 1 8.4 2.8 0.6 5.6 0% .304 1.25 2.33 1.13 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1378 0.4586 0.4521 0.7624 0.6266 0.3043 0.8662 0.5815 0.2376
2009 606 0.5248 0.4868 0.8441 0.6509 0.3056 0.8986 0.7159 0.1559
2010 84 0.5000 0.4286 0.8056 0.6190 0.2381 0.8077 0.8000 0.1944
Career20680.47970.46130.78810.63340.30200.87330.62980.2119

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
2003-05-09 2003-09-29 Minors 143 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2003-05-08 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 WAS $475,000
2008 WAS $436,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$911,000
2 yrTotal$911,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 56 d

Details
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/21/09 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Cleveland 5/17/10. DFA by Arizona 6/8/10, released 6/10. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 8/21/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.475M (2009). Re-signed by Washington 2/14/09. Released by Washington 12/7/09.
  • 1 year/$0.436M (2008). Re-signed by Washington 1/25/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Washington 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Washington 4/06.
  • drafted 1998 (9-259) (University of Mobile)

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Everyone is acting like the Nats' bullpen shuffle was the result of some major panic. But Zimmermann was scheduled to come up for this start way back in March, and other than Saul Rivera, the front end of the rotation remains in tact (Hanrahan, Beimel, Hinckley, Tavares). Isn't this a non-story?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Would it have looked like this had they not led with three outs to go, three straight days, and lost all three games? Probably not. So there's an element of panic. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)You're Trader Jim Bowden (minus the leather pants) - What deals do you make in the next 2 months? Can you find a taker for Lopez or Guzman? Please tell me you won't trade Johnson.
(macman from d.c.)
Lay off of Trader Jim--leather's great material, and there's nothing wrong with working it into your wardrobe. Actually, Johnson's exactly the player he should deal, in terms of the talent such a trade might yield, because Chris Marrero will eventually get here, and because nobody's going to bite on Dmitri Young. Beyond that, he doesn't really have that many chits that might draw interest; it isn't like somebody's going to go wild for Saul Rivera. Maybe one of the veteran catchers yields a C prospect at the deadline (once they heal up), and maybe somebody decides they just have to have Austin Kearns. I wouldn't bet on either. F-Lop just doesn't fit most team's needs--everyone recognizes he can't really play a good short, and there are people who can hit about as well starting at second base all over Triple-A. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)So here's the question I asked at the event in Philadelphia last week: What unlikely players, historically or currently, do you personally root for? Jay mentioned Saul Rivera, Steven followed Wayne Tolleson back in the day, for me it was Jacob Brumfield.
(Arthur from Philadelphia)
I was a big, big fan of George Williams, beyond TTO considerations, it was more basically because I sat near his brother and nephews and nieces one game, and I sort of liked the plucky little group of cheeseheads and their happiness over their uncle making it to The Show.

Active, I've become a bit of a silly/irrational fan of Peter Moylan, since he's got the foreign/exotic angle on top of being a side-armer. And as an A's fan, I'm perhaps goofy in that my current favorite Athletic is Kurt Suzuki. (Christina Kahrl)


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