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Felipe Rivero PPirates

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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 25)
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Birth Date7-5-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2013
2014
0.72015
1.02016
1.92017
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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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2015 WAS MLB 49 0 48.3 2 1 2 35 11 43 2 .268 95 6.5 2.0 0.4 8.0 47% .250 .199 0.95 2.66 2.79 93 3.57 83.3 0.7
2016 PIT 0 28 0 27.3 1 3 0 23 18 39 3 .267 95 7.6 5.9 1.0 12.8 48% .317 .264 1.50 3.84 3.29 82 4.25 94.0 0.2
2016 WAS 0 47 0 49.7 0 3 1 43 15 53 4 .265 91 7.8 2.7 0.7 9.6 48% .310 .246 1.17 3.30 4.53 84 3.66 81.0 0.7
2017 PIT MLB 39 0 41.0 3 2 3 20 10 44 2 .270 95 4.4 2.2 0.4 9.7 60% .184 .173 0.73 2.52 0.88 72 2.16 45.9 1.4
2016 TOT MLB 75 0 77.0 1 6 1 66 33 92 7 .266 93 7.7 3.9 0.8 10.8 48% .312 .253 1.29 3.49 4.09 83 3.87 85.6 1.0
CareerMLB1630166.36961215417911.267946.52.90.69.751%.263.2191.053.012.92833.3675.13.0

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 G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2011 PRI Rk 14 12 60.3 3 3 0 64 13 57 7 .260 98 9.5 1.9 1.0 8.5 40% .318 .275 1.28 4.30 4.62 97 3.92 99.2
2012 BGR A 27 21 113.3 8 8 0 115 29 98 5 .263 95 9.1 2.3 0.4 7.8 53% .325 .271 1.27 3.11 3.41 86 3.38 97.0
2013 PCH A+ 25 23 127.0 9 7 0 122 52 91 7 .258 98 8.6 3.7 0.5 6.4 47% .299 .267 1.37 3.91 3.40 110 4.55 105.4
2014 HAG A 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 3 0 6 0 .249 107 6.8 0.0 0.0 13.5 44% .333 .166 0.75 0.58 0.00 93 3.74 98.7
2014 HAR AA 10 10 43.7 2 7 0 45 18 38 4 .260 104 9.3 3.7 0.8 7.8 53% .304 .283 1.44 4.17 4.12 90 3.06 92.7
2014 NAT Rk 3 3 6.0 0 0 0 4 1 6 0 .000 6.0 1.5 0.0 9.0 0% .267 .000 0.83 1.98 0.00 84 2.99 95.0
2015 WAS MLB 49 0 48.3 2 1 2 35 11 43 2 .268 95 6.5 2.0 0.4 8.0 47% .250 .199 0.95 2.66 2.79 93 3.57 83.3
2015 SYR AAA 8 0 6.7 0 2 0 8 5 5 0 .257 97 10.8 6.8 0.0 6.8 59% .364 .274 1.95 3.90 6.75 113 6.27 115.8
2016 PIT MLB 28 0 27.3 1 3 0 23 18 39 3 .267 95 7.6 5.9 1.0 12.8 48% .317 .264 1.50 3.84 3.29 82 4.25 94.0
2016 WAS MLB 47 0 49.7 0 3 1 43 15 53 4 .265 91 7.8 2.7 0.7 9.6 48% .310 .246 1.17 3.30 4.53 84 3.66 81.0
2017 PIT MLB 39 0 41.0 3 2 3 20 10 44 2 .270 95 4.4 2.2 0.4 9.7 60% .184 .173 0.73 2.52 0.88 72 2.16 45.9

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
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 586 0.5290 0.5171 0.6997 0.6387 0.3804 0.7828 0.5429 0.3003
Career26190.53190.49790.70270.64220.33280.77580.54230.2973

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
2017 PIT $564,500
2016 WAS $516,100
2015 WAS $
2014 WAS $
2013 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$516,100
2017Current$564,500
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,080,600
2 yrTotal$1,080,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 162 dBoras Corp.1 year (2017)

Details
  • 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .259 .343 .335 .270
11 vs R (Multi) .203 .283 .338 .224
18 Split (Multi) .056 .060 -.004 .045
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .289 .387 .378 .309
31 vs R (2016) .204 .290 .337 .226
38 Split (2016) .085 .097 .041 .083
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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BP Articles

Felipe Rivero is referenced in the following articles.

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Giving 'Em LIPRob Mains2017-06-22
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Banjo Hitter: Gimme a Quarter's Worth: Vanishing OddsAaron Gleeman2017-05-18
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Short Relief: Cats Review a Reds-Pirates Game, Eric Thames's Beginning's End, and Sixty Year Old All-Star SnubsKate Preusser2017-05-02
Short Relief: Cats Review a Reds-Pirates Game, Eric Thames's Beginning's End, and Sixty Year Old All-Star SnubsEmma Baccellieri2017-05-02
Short Relief: Cats Review a Reds-Pirates Game, Eric Thames's Beginning's End, and Sixty Year Old All-Star SnubsMatt Ellis2017-05-02
Expert FAAB Review: Week 1Mike Gianella2017-04-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMy Model Portfolio: Not Cutting CornersGreg Wellemeyer2017-03-27
Looking Back on Tomorrow: Pittsburgh PiratesRob Mains2017-03-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 75 RelieversBret Sayre2017-03-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Relief PitchersGreg Wellemeyer2017-03-08
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Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal UpgradesWilson Karaman2016-08-29
Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal UpgradesBryan Grosnick2016-08-29
Deep, But Playable: The Pirates Played for 2017Craig Goldstein2016-08-21
Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching ParadeJeffrey Paternostro2016-08-02
Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching ParadeBen Carsley2016-08-02
Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching ParadeGideon Turk2016-08-02
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Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching ParadeJeff Quinton2016-08-02
Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching ParadeJoshua Howsam2016-08-02
Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching ParadeCraig Goldstein2016-08-02
Transaction Analysis: Nats Pay for the Pitcher, Not the VeloBryan Grosnick2016-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Nats Pay for the Pitcher, Not the VeloJ.P. Breen2016-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Nats Pay for the Pitcher, Not the VeloChristopher Crawford2016-08-01
Expert FAAB Review: Week NineMike Gianella2016-05-31
What You Need to Know: Meet the PhilliesNicolas Stellini2016-04-29
TDGX Transactions: Oh the Places You'll CanoGeorge Bissell2016-04-28
Expert FAAB Review: Week FourMike Gianella2016-04-26
Rumor Roundup: Battle for Fourth PlaceAshley Varela2016-03-28
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2016 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-02-04
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Felipe Rivero has thrown 2,717 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (99mph) and Change (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (82mph).