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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date10-27-1988
Height6' 1"
Weight203 lbs
Age29 years, 7 months, 27 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
2015
0.92016
0.92017
0.12018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2016 NYN 27 33 113 105 10 35 4 1 3 50 3 17 1 4 0 16 0 0 .333 .345 .476 .325 10.1 -1.5 0.9
2017 NYN 28 73 231 214 27 62 13 1 5 92 9 32 5 2 1 27 1 0 .290 .330 .430 .279 9.7 -1.0 0.9
Career1063443193797172814212496614310.304.335.445.29419.8-2.51.8

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 BRO A- 15 48 .295 .246 .327 .347 .254 .368 100 1.8 1.4 -0.2 0.4 -0.2 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2011 KNG Rk 27 102 .273 .267 .338 .408 .265 .342 101 1.6 3.2 -0.1 0.4 1.8 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2012 SAV A 64 296 .328 .263 .338 .391 .267 .354 91 22 8.7 1 -4.3 -0.8 30.9 2.7 30.9 2.7
2012 SLU A+ 64 276 .251 .262 .332 .388 .255 .355 114 -2.8 8.3 2.8 -0.9 1.4 9.6 0.9 9.6 0.9
2013 SLU A+ 125 559 .259 .254 .322 .366 .255 .333 96 -0.9 16.4 -0.2 -4.3 -1.3 13.9 1.0 13.9 1.0
2014 SLU A+ 61 274 .285 .263 .327 .379 .259 .383 104 7.5 8.0 -2.8 -4.7 -0.7 12.1 0.7 12.1 0.7
2014 BIN AA 54 221 .291 .264 .327 .402 .265 .399 105 7 6.1 1.7 -2.6 -1.0 13.8 1.2 13.8 1.2
2015 BIN AA 56 234 .290 .261 .321 .383 .260 .363 101 7.1 6.3 0.9 3.0 1.2 15.6 2.0 15.6 2.0
2015 LVG AAA 54 196 .260 .273 .338 .415 .268 .346 111 0 5.4 0.4 -0.6 -0.8 5.0 0.4 5.0 0.4
2015 MAY Wnt 20 78 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 NYN MLB 33 113 .325 .262 .331 .426 .273 .360 89 7.5 3.2 0 -1.5 -0.5 10.1 0.9 10.1 0.9
2016 LVG AAA 105 442 .301 .273 .338 .420 .269 .383 119 18.8 12.4 -0.1 1.2 1.1 32.1 3.4 32.1 3.4
2017 NYN MLB 73 231 .279 .256 .322 .430 .266 .318 91 4.6 6.8 -1.1 -1.0 -0.6 9.7 0.9 9.7 0.9
2017 LVG AAA 5 22 .294 .274 .357 .402 .266 .294 108 0.8 0.7 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 KNG Rk 102 17 27 6 0 1 14 8 16 3 1 .290 .353 .387 .097 .273 6.6 0.4 0.7
2011 BRO A- 48 6 14 2 0 0 5 2 7 0 1 .326 .340 .372 .047 .295 2.8 0.4 0.3
2012 SLU A+ 276 31 78 15 3 1 29 14 38 7 2 .306 .346 .400 .094 .251 9.6 -0.9 0.9
2012 SAV A 296 42 87 14 1 8 37 26 33 4 3 .333 .396 .487 .153 .328 30.9 -4.3 2.7
2013 SLU A+ 559 76 145 23 1 2 51 34 73 6 2 .289 .348 .351 .062 .259 13.9 -4.3 1.0
2014 SLU A+ 274 42 86 16 0 4 47 14 37 2 1 .341 .383 .452 .111 .285 12.1 -4.7 0.7
2014 BIN AA 221 28 72 13 0 1 28 11 27 1 0 .358 .394 .438 .080 .291 13.8 -2.6 1.2
2015 LVG AAA 196 26 56 17 1 2 21 7 25 0 0 .306 .345 .443 .137 .260 5.0 -0.6 0.4
2015 BIN AA 234 37 75 10 0 5 27 12 22 1 1 .341 .380 .455 .114 .290 15.6 3.0 2.0
2015 MAY Wnt 78 8 21 3 0 1 8 8 6 0 0 .300 .372 .386 .086 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 LVG AAA 442 67 143 31 1 11 85 23 54 3 3 .353 .393 .516 .163 .301 32.1 1.2 3.4
2016 NYN MLB 113 10 35 4 1 3 16 3 17 0 0 .333 .345 .476 .143 .325 10.1 -1.5 0.9
2017 LVG AAA 22 3 6 1 0 1 4 1 3 0 0 .286 .318 .476 .190 .294 1.5 -0.4 0.1
2017 NYN MLB 231 27 62 13 1 5 27 9 32 1 0 .290 .330 .430 .140 .279 9.7 -1.0 0.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 398 0.4523 0.5477 0.7615 0.7000 0.4220 0.8889 0.5870 0.2385 0 0.000000
2017 780 0.4577 0.5244 0.7946 0.7199 0.3593 0.8521 0.6974 0.2054 0 0.000000
Career11780.45590.53230.78340.71320.38050.86450.66010.216600

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
1 yrPrevious$539,958
2018Current$556,071
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,096,029
2 yrTotal$1,096,029

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 54 d1 year/$556,071 (2018)

Details
  • 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).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .229 .229 .229 .189
11 vs R (Multi) .386 .397 .600 .385
18 Split (Multi) .157 .169 .371 .196
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .229 .229 .229 .189
31 vs R (2016) .386 .397 .600 .385
38 Split (2016) .157 .169 .371 .196
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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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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