Felipe Rivero PNationals
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Felipe Rivero is referenced in the following articles.
|Notes from the Field: Backfield/Minor-League Game Notes||BP Prospect Staff||2014-04-08|
|Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects||Ben Carsley||2014-03-05|
|Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects||Jason Parks||2014-02-21|
|Transaction Analysis: Nationals Catch a Ray||R.J. Anderson||2014-02-14|
|Transaction Analysis: Nationals Catch a Ray||Steffan Segui||2014-02-14|
|Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational Rankings||Jason Parks||2013-03-29|
|In A Pickle: Becoming an Empowered and Informed Member of Society||Jason Wojciechowski||2013-03-21|
|Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects||Jason Parks||2013-02-12|
|Raising Aces: Back to the Futures Game, World Team||Doug Thorburn||2012-07-20|
|Future Shock: Midwest League All-Star Game: Random Thoughts||Kevin Goldstein||2012-06-21|
|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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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Felipe Rivero threw 26 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2012, including pitches thrown in . In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change (86mph), also mixing in a Slider (81mph).