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Felipe Vazquez PPirates

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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-5-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age28 years, 1 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.62015
1.72016
2.22017
1.82018
0.22019
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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
2015 WAS MLB 49 0 48.3 2 1 2 35 11 43 2 92 6.5 2.0 0.4 8.0 0% .250 0.95 2.66 2.79 94 3.59 83.9 0.6
2016 PIT 0 28 0 27.3 1 3 0 23 18 39 3 91 7.6 5.9 1.0 12.8 48% .317 1.50 3.84 3.29 77 2.96 65.5 0.6
2016 WAS 0 47 0 49.7 0 3 1 43 15 53 4 89 7.8 2.7 0.7 9.6 48% .310 1.17 3.30 4.53 85 3.02 66.9 1.1
2017 PIT MLB 73 0 75.3 5 3 21 47 20 88 4 5.6 2.4 0.5 10.5 53% .234 0.89 2.48 1.67 74 2.59 55.1 2.2
2018 PIT MLB 70 0 70.0 4 2 37 63 24 89 4 95 8.1 3.1 0.5 11.4 44% .331 1.24 2.39 2.70 78 2.64 59.0 1.8
2019 PIT MLB 45 0 47.7 2 1 22 37 12 73 3 99 7.0 2.3 0.6 13.8 40% .337 1.03 1.91 1.70 63 2.41 49.1 1.5
2016 TOT MLB 75 0 77.0 1 6 1 66 33 92 7 90 7.7 3.9 0.8 10.8 48% .312 1.29 3.49 4.09 82 3.00 66.4 1.7
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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-
2011 PRI Rk APP 14 12 60.3 3 3 0 64 13 57 7 98 9.5 1.9 1.0 8.5 0% .318 1.28 4.30 4.62 95 3.93 80.2
2012 BGR A MID 27 21 113.3 8 8 0 115 29 98 5 94 9.1 2.3 0.4 7.8 0% .325 1.27 3.11 3.41 89 5.38 112.0
2013 PCH A+ FSL 25 23 127.0 9 7 0 122 52 91 7 99 8.6 3.7 0.5 6.4 0% .299 1.37 3.91 3.40 105 5.05 109.7
2014 HAG A SAL 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 106 6.8 0.0 0.0 13.5 0% .333 0.75 0.58 0.00 68 3.44 72.8
2014 HAR AA EAS 10 10 43.7 2 7 0 45 18 38 4 104 9.3 3.7 0.8 7.8 0% .304 1.44 4.17 4.12 101 4.76 100.7
2014 NAT Rk GCL 3 3 6.0 0 0 0 4 1 6 0 6.0 1.5 0.0 9.0 0% .267 0.83 1.98 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2015 WAS MLB NL 49 0 48.3 2 1 2 35 11 43 2 92 6.5 2.0 0.4 8.0 0% .250 0.95 2.66 2.79 94 3.59 83.9
2015 SYR AAA INT 8 0 6.7 0 2 0 8 5 5 0 10.8 6.8 0.0 6.8 0% .364 1.95 3.90 6.75 114 6.11 134.1
2016 PIT MLB NL 28 0 27.3 1 3 0 23 18 39 3 91 7.6 5.9 1.0 12.8 48% .317 1.50 3.84 3.29 77 2.96 65.5
2016 WAS MLB NL 47 0 49.7 0 3 1 43 15 53 4 89 7.8 2.7 0.7 9.6 48% .310 1.17 3.30 4.53 85 3.02 66.9
2017 PIT MLB NL 73 0 75.3 5 3 21 47 20 88 4 5.6 2.4 0.5 10.5 53% .234 0.89 2.48 1.67 74 2.59 55.1
2018 PIT MLB NL 70 0 70.0 4 2 37 63 24 89 4 95 8.1 3.1 0.5 11.4 44% .331 1.24 2.39 2.70 78 2.64 59.0
2019 PIT MLB NL 45 0 47.7 2 1 22 37 12 73 3 99 7.0 2.3 0.6 13.8 40% .337 1.03 1.91 1.70 63 2.41 49.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2015 752 0.5771 0.5040 0.7546 0.6521 0.3019 0.8163 0.5729 0.2454
2016 1281 0.5066 0.4856 0.6736 0.6379 0.3291 0.7488 0.5240 0.3264
2017 1145 0.5607 0.5100 0.6798 0.6495 0.3320 0.7578 0.4850 0.3202
2018 1202 0.5541 0.5233 0.6979 0.6922 0.3134 0.7722 0.4940 0.3021
2019 778 0.5797 0.5051 0.7125 0.6652 0.2844 0.7700 0.5269 0.2875
Career51580.55100.50540.69830.65930.31540.76930.51590.3017

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
2014-05-05 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2023 PIT $
2022 PIT $1,000,000
2021 PIT $7,750,000
2020 PIT $5,750,000
2019 PIT $4,500,000
2018 PIT $3,000,000
2017 PIT $564,500
2016 WAS $516,100
2015 WAS $
2014 WAS $
2013 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$4,080,600
2019Current$4,500,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$8,580,600
3 yrFuture$14,500,000
7 yrTotal$23,080,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 162 dMagnus Sports4 years/$22M (2018-21), 2022-23 options

Details
  • 4 years/$22M (2018-21), plus 2022-23 club options. Signed extension with Pittsburgh 1/15/18 (avoided arbitration, $2.9M-$2.4M). $2M signing bonus. 18:$2.5M, 19:$4M, 20:$5.25M, 21:$7.25M, 22:$10M club option ($1M buyout), 23:$10M club option ($0.5M buyout). Award bonuses, including $0.325M for Hoffman/Rivera Reliever of the Year.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5161M (2016). Re-signed by Washington 3/16. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Washington 7/29/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Washington 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 2/14. Acquired by Washington in trade from Tampa Bay 2/13/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/20/12. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13.
  • Signed by Tampa Bay 7/30/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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
90o 0.8 0.7 8 15 0 30.8 20 9 36 2 .249 0.96 2.06 2.39 3.8 0.4
80o 0.8 0.7 8 15 0 25.4 18 8 30 2 .263 1.04 2.38 2.76 3.2 0.3
70o 0.8 0.7 8 15 0 21.7 16 8 25 2 .274 1.10 2.61 3.04 2.7 0.3
60o 0.8 0.7 8 15 0 18.5 15 7 22 2 .283 1.15 2.81 3.28 2.3 0.3
50o 0.8 0.7 8 15 0 15.7 13 6 18 1 .291 1.20 3.00 3.51 1.9 0.2
40o 0.8 0.7 8 15 0 12.9 11 5 15 1 .300 1.25 3.19 3.74 1.5 0.2
30o 0.8 0.7 8 15 0 10.0 9 4 12 1 .309 1.30 3.41 3.99 1.1 0.1
20o 0.7 0.7 8 15 0 6.7 6 3 8 1 .319 1.37 3.65 4.28 0.6 0.1
10o 0.7 0.8 8 15 0 2.3 2 1 3 0 .334 1.46 4.00 4.7 -0.1 0.0
Weighted Mean0.80.7815015.0126181.2891.182.973.482.00.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Felipe Rivero currently the most valuable reliever in baseball? He's 25, has four years of control left, and has pitched better than any other reliever this year.
(Justin from Iowa City)
Hey Justin, thanks for checking in. You could argue that for sure, additionally the Pirates are sellers. but I would counter with reliever volatility and also with Mariners Edwin Diaz whom is 23 years old (Twitter search his sinker). He is also a case for reliever volatility, his performance has regressed not drastically but to a degree. (Javier Barragan)
2017-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the upside of Taylor Hearn? Seems like another Felipe Rivero at least...
(Simple World from The Escape Lounge)
Hey another Steve eyewitness from today, you should check it out, but are also in the right range there. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Felipe Rivero and your overall opinion of the Nats/Rays trade today? Thanks-
(NatsGM from Bethesda MD)
I like Rivero. He got lost in the Rays system because they have flashier international arms, but he's got a legit chance to be a back-end starter or a decent reliever. Nats fans should like him.

We'll have a write-up on the deal tomorrow, I think, but it seems like a fair trade now that the details are out there.

The Nationals get their backup catcher, a potential BOR starter, and maybe a fourth outfielder for a guy who probably winds up in their bullpen anyway.

Meanwhile, the Rays get another close-to-the-majors arm who could be a MOR type if they help him with his command and changeup. If not, he can become an impact reliever.

Both teams should be satisfied. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Nate Karns - Jose Lobaton deal? Seems like the Rays did better, but the Nats getting Felipe Rivero might help their case a bit
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
We covered this earlier in the chat but it's been a while so:

It seems like a fair deal. Lobaton was out of options and the Rays had two superior catchers they made multi-year commitments toward this winter. They obviously wanted Karns, but the Nationals didn't consider that a fair swap, so the Rays added two interesting, but limited parts to make it work. Both sides should be satisfied with the deal. (R.J. Anderson)


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