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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date10-27-1988
Height6' 1"
Weight203 lbs
Age31 years, 1 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
0.22016
0.52017
2018
1.12019
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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
2016 NYN 27 33 113 35 4 1 3 3 17 1 0 0 .333 .345 .476 104 0.8 -0.5 -1.5 0.2
2017 NYN 28 73 231 62 13 1 5 9 32 5 1 0 .290 .330 .430 101 1.0 -0.6 -1.0 0.5
Career1063449717281249610.304.335.4451021.8-1.1-2.50.7

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2011 BRO A- NYP 15 48 .246 .327 .347 .368 100 1.8 1.4 -0.2 129 0 0.4 -0.2 0.2 0.2
2011 KNG Rk APP 27 102 .267 .338 .408 .342 100 1.7 3.2 -0.1 123 0 0.4 1.8 -2.3 0.3
2012 SAV A SAL 64 296 .263 .338 .391 .354 90 21.9 8.7 1 153 0 -4.3 -0.8 17.6 2.2
2012 SLU A+ FSL 64 276 .262 .332 .388 .355 114 -2.8 8.3 2.8 104 0 -0.9 1.4 1.1 1.3
2013 SLU A+ FSL 125 559 .254 .322 .366 .333 97 -1.4 16.4 -0.2 112 0 -4.3 -1.3 -3.8 0.7
2014 SLU A+ FSL 61 274 .263 .327 .379 .383 104 7.1 8.0 -2.8 138 0 -4.7 -0.7 6.0 0.6
2014 BIN AA EAS 54 221 .264 .327 .402 .399 105 6.8 6.1 1.7 137 0 -2.6 -1.0 5.8 1.1
2015 BIN AA EAS 56 234 .261 .321 .383 .363 96 8.9 6.3 0.9 141 0 3.0 1.2 5.4 1.8
2015 LVG AAA PCL 54 196 .273 .338 .415 .346 112 -0.4 5.4 0.4 105 0 -0.6 -0.8 -2.3 0.2
2015 MAY Wnt PWL 20 78 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 NYN MLB NL 33 113 .262 .331 .426 .360 85 8.4 3.2 0 104 16 -1.5 -0.5 0.8 0.2
2016 LVG AAA PCL 105 442 .273 .338 .420 .383 113 22 12.4 -0.1 139 0 1.2 1.1 11.1 2.7
2017 NYN MLB NL 73 231 .256 .322 .430 .318 91 4.7 6.8 -1.1 101 14 -1.0 -0.6 1.0 0.5
2017 LVG AAA PCL 5 22 .274 .357 .402 .294 106 0.9 0.7 -0.1 95 0 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2018 SLU A+ FSL 5 19 .268 .326 .407 .250 98 -2.4 0.5 -0.2 57 0 -0.3 0.2 -0.8 -0.1
2018 LVG AAA PCL 1 3 .292 .361 .473 .000 131 -0.7 0.1 0 51 0 0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2019 HAR AA EAS 15 41 .243 .318 .370 .300 92 -1.9 1.1 -0.4 83 0 -0.3 0.1 -0.6 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
2011 BRO A- NYP 48 43 6 14 2 0 0 16 5 2 7 0 1 .326 .340 .372 .047 2 1
2011 KNG Rk APP 102 93 17 27 6 0 1 36 14 8 16 3 1 .290 .353 .387 .097 0 0
2012 SLU A+ FSL 276 255 31 78 15 3 1 102 29 14 38 7 2 .306 .346 .400 .094 1 4
2012 SAV A SAL 296 261 42 87 14 1 8 127 37 26 33 4 3 .333 .396 .487 .153 3 3
2013 SLU A+ FSL 559 502 76 145 23 1 2 176 51 34 73 6 2 .289 .348 .351 .062 3 7
2014 SLU A+ FSL 274 252 42 86 16 0 4 114 47 14 37 2 1 .341 .383 .452 .111 3
2014 BIN AA EAS 221 201 28 72 13 0 1 88 28 11 27 1 0 .358 .394 .438 .080 5
2015 MAY Wnt PWL 78 70 8 21 3 0 1 27 8 8 6 0 0 .300 .372 .386 .086 0 0
2015 BIN AA EAS 234 220 37 75 10 0 5 100 27 12 22 1 1 .341 .380 .455 .114 0 0
2015 LVG AAA PCL 196 183 26 56 17 1 2 81 21 7 25 0 0 .306 .345 .443 .137 0 2
2016 NYN MLB NL 113 105 10 35 4 1 3 50 16 3 17 0 0 .333 .345 .476 .143 4 0
2016 LVG AAA PCL 442 405 67 143 31 1 11 209 85 23 54 3 3 .353 .393 .516 .163 5 2
2017 LVG AAA PCL 22 21 3 6 1 0 1 10 4 1 3 0 0 .286 .318 .476 .190 0 0
2017 NYN MLB NL 231 214 27 62 13 1 5 92 27 9 32 1 0 .290 .330 .430 .140 2 1
2018 SLU A+ FSL 19 19 1 4 1 0 0 5 1 0 3 0 0 .211 .211 .263 .053 0 0
2018 LVG AAA PCL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2019 HAR AA EAS 41 38 4 9 3 0 0 12 4 3 8 0 0 .237 .293 .316 .079 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 398 0.4422 0.5477 0.7615 0.6989 0.4279 0.8943 0.5895 0.2385 0.0000
2017 780 0.4718 0.5244 0.7946 0.7201 0.3495 0.8604 0.6736 0.2054 0.0000
Career11780.46180.53230.78340.71290.37600.87190.64520.21660.0000

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
2014-06-22 2014-06-30 Minors 8 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 NYN $556,071
2017 NYN $539,958
2016 NYN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,096,029
2 yrTotal$1,096,029

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 54 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 2019. Released by NY Mets 3/9/19.
  • 1 year/$556,071 (2018). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by NY Mets 8/10/16.
  • Signed by NY Mets as an amateur free agent 6/12/11 (Troy).

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
90o 388 48 116 24 2 11 50 23 61 1 1 .327 .376 .499 134 26.1 1B -2, 3B 0 2.6
80o 366 43 104 21 2 10 45 21 59 1 1 .310 .359 .473 125 19.5 1B -2, 3B 0 1.9
70o 351 40 96 20 1 9 42 19 58 1 1 .297 .344 .449 119 15.2 1B -2, 3B 0 1.5
60o 337 38 89 18 1 9 40 18 56 1 0 .286 .333 .437 114 11.7 1B -2, 3B 0 1.1
50o 325 35 83 17 1 8 37 17 55 1 0 .277 .324 .420 109 8.7 1B -1, 3B 0 0.8
40o 313 33 78 16 1 8 35 15 54 1 0 .269 .312 .414 104 5.8 1B -1, 3B 0 0.5
30o 299 31 73 15 1 7 33 14 52 1 0 .263 .305 .399 98 3.0 1B -1, 3B 0 0.2
20o 284 28 67 14 1 7 30 13 51 1 0 .254 .297 .394 92 0.0 1B -1, 3B 0 -0.1
10o 262 24 58 12 1 6 26 11 48 1 0 .237 .276 .367 84 -3.6 1B -1, 3B 0 -0.5
Weighted Mean3293686181838175610.283.329.4281109.71B -2, 3B 00.9

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)The Mets are reportedly going to be playing T.J. Rivera regularly at first moving forward. Isn't it Dom Time?
(The Rural Juror from Rural NJ)
Sure, I think, for the same reasons as I made re: Rosario. You can give the guy a taste of the majors and send him back down when the relevant people are healthy. I don't think we're learning a *ton* about either Dom or Amed in Las Vegas, but it's hard to believe that there's not more upside in their bats than say, TJ Rivera. (Craig Goldstein)
2016-10-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Given that he hit .333 in the regular season, does T.J. Rivera make the Mets top 10?
(Peter from Pittsburgh)
Jarrett and I talked about this on the pod, and it ties back in with the Gsellman question, and really any guy who is just on this side prospect eligible. I think it is easier to see Gsellman or Berrios pitch in the majors and say it "looks right" or "looks wrong." Not that guys can't improve or regress after, but the stuff is the stuff. With hitters the first 100 at bats doesn't necessarily tell you as much. I think Rivera is overmatched by better velo and better sliders, and the spray chart will get out, and the power is overstated because he clustered some wall scrapers. He'll also be 28 next year and is not a good defender, even at second. I was probably low on him throughout his minor league career for a variety of reasons, and he may be more a 4 than a 3, but that guy also isn't top 10 guy in this system. I wouldn't go crazy if someone ranked him there though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)


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