Biographical

Portrait of Felipe Rivero

Felipe Rivero PNationals

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
106.7 5.52 1.57 66 6 6 0 -1.1
Birth Date7-5-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age23 years, 3 months, 19 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
-1.12014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 PRI Rk 14 12 60.3 5.36 97 .275 .258 .326 .396 .260 .318 98 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2012 BGR A 27 21 113.3 4.19 107 .271 .254 .324 .380 .263 .325 95 14.9 1.5 14.9 1.5
2013 PCH A+ 25 23 127.0 5.24 85 .267 .255 .323 .376 .258 .299 98 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2014 HAG A 1 1 4.0 1.77 165 .165 .230 .311 .351 .250 .333 108 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2014 HAR AA 10 10 43.7 4.09 110 .285 .261 .320 .394 .261 .304 103 7.2 0.8 6.6 0.6
2014 NAT Rk 3 3 6.0 4.29 112 .158 .289 .370 .390 .287 .267 99 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2011 PRI Rk 3 3 0 14 12 60.3 64 13 57 7 40% .318 9.5 1.9 1.0 8.5 1.28 4.62 5.9 0.6
2012 BGR A 8 8 0 27 21 113.3 115 29 98 5 53% .325 9.1 2.3 0.4 7.8 1.27 3.41 14.9 1.5
2013 PCH A+ 9 7 0 25 23 127.0 122 52 91 7 47% .299 8.6 3.7 0.5 6.4 1.37 3.40 -1.0 -0.1
2014 HAG A 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 3 0 6 0 44% .333 6.8 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.75 0.00 2.0 0.2
2014 NAT Rk 0 0 0 3 3 6.0 4 1 6 0 60% .267 6.0 1.5 0.0 9.0 0.83 0.00 1.1 0.1
2014 HAR AA 2 7 0 10 10 43.7 45 18 38 4 53% .304 9.3 3.7 0.8 7.8 1.44 4.12 6.6 0.6

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

Injury History

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
2014 WAS $
2013 TBA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 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.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 6.4 6.6 0.4 29 20 128.9 118 47 80 13 .282 1.28 4.22 4.59 5.9 0.6
80o 5.8 6.6 0.3 27 19 121.0 119 48 75 13 .297 1.38 4.65 5.06 -0.7 -0.1
70o 5.3 6.6 0.3 26 18 115.6 119 48 72 13 .307 1.45 4.97 5.4 -4.8 -0.5
60o 5 6.6 0.3 25 18 111.0 119 48 69 13 .316 1.51 5.24 5.7 -8.0 -0.8
50o 4.6 6.6 0.3 24 17 106.7 119 48 66 13 .325 1.57 5.50 5.98 -10.6 -1.1
40o 4.3 6.5 0.2 23 16 102.6 119 48 64 13 .334 1.63 5.77 6.27 -13.1 -1.3
30o 4 6.5 0.2 22 16 98.2 119 48 61 13 .343 1.69 6.06 6.59 -15.5 -1.6
20o 3.6 6.5 0.2 21 15 93.3 118 47 58 13 .354 1.77 6.40 6.96 -17.9 -1.8
10o 3.1 6.4 0.2 20 14 86.5 117 47 54 12 .369 1.89 6.90 7.5 -20.6 -2.1
Weighted Mean4.66.50.32417106.4118476613.3231.555.475.94-10.2-1.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201523450211410711343761345.3221.464.965.399.53.66.41.1-0.5
201624450191310010738691145.3241.454.975.409.73.46.21.0-0.5
2017253401812939735631045.3181.424.825.249.43.46.11.0-0.3
2018263401812919635691045.3261.434.735.159.53.46.81.0-0.2
2019273401812929634641045.3201.424.715.129.43.36.31.0-0.2
2020284401913979935731045.3191.384.514.909.23.26.80.90.0
202129440201310110235741045.3161.364.374.759.13.16.60.90.2
202230440201310410236811045.3151.334.184.548.93.17.00.90.5
2023314401913999636821045.3181.334.164.538.73.37.50.90.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.6out of baseball4.72.4out of baseball0.99.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 93)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 97 Robert Bundy 2012 0.00 DNP
2 97 Jose A. Ramirez 2012 0.00 DNP
3 96 Jeff Ferrell 2013 0.00 DNP
4 96 Tyler Herron 2009 0.00 DNP
5 95 Cody Anderson 2013 0.00 DNP
6 95 Kyle Kaminska 2011 0.00 DNP
7 95 Robert Morey 2011 0.00 DNP
8 95 Tim Berry 2013 0.00 DNP
9 95 Ricky Romero 2007 0.00 DNP
10 95 Jeff Locke 2010 0.00 DNP
11 95 Nick Martinez 2013 0.00 DNP
12 95 Jesus Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
13 95 Parker Markel 2013 0.00 DNP
14 95 Lisalverto Bonilla 2012 0.00 DNP
15 95 Edgar Garcia 2010 0.00 DNP
16 95 Josue Carreno 2013 0.00 DNP
17 94 Kevin Eichhorn 2012 0.00 DNP
18 94 Trevor Miller 2013 0.00 DNP
19 94 J.C. Ramirez 2011 0.00 DNP
20 94 Manuel Rivera 2012 0.00 DNP
21 94 Kelvin Villa 2008 0.00 DNP
22 94 Nik Turley 2012 0.00 DNP
23 94 Jeanmar Gomez 2010 5.62
24 94 Jose Rosario 2013 0.00 DNP
25 94 Kyle Drabek 2010 4.76
26 94 Ben Snyder 2008 0.00 DNP
27 94 Murphy Smith 2010 0.00 DNP
28 94 Paul Demny 2012 0.00 DNP
29 94 Timothy Melville 2012 0.00 DNP
30 94 Matt Thompson 2012 0.00 DNP
31 94 Justin Wilson 2010 0.00 DNP
32 93 Kyle Lobstein 2012 0.00 DNP
33 93 Austin Kirk 2012 0.00 DNP
34 93 Leonel Santiago 2012 0.00 DNP
35 93 Colin Rea 2013 0.00 DNP
36 93 Colin Kleven 2013 0.00 DNP
37 93 Drake Britton 2011 0.00 DNP
38 93 Nicholas Carr 2009 0.00 DNP
39 93 Alberto Cabrera 2011 0.00 DNP
40 92 Egan Smith 2011 0.00 DNP
41 92 Mike Wright 2012 0.00 DNP
42 92 Tyson Ross 2009 0.00 DNP
43 92 Daniel Guerrero 2008 0.00 DNP
44 92 Lucas Luetge 2009 0.00 DNP
45 92 Keith Couch 2012 0.00 DNP
46 92 Will Lamb 2013 0.00 DNP
47 92 Rudy Owens 2010 0.00 DNP
48 92 Starlin Peralta 2013 0.00 DNP
49 92 Jo-Jo Reyes 2007 6.93
50 92 Wily Peralta 2011 0.00 DNP
51 92 Pedro Guerra 2012 0.00 DNP
52 92 Anthony Ortega 2008 0.00 DNP
53 92 James Adkins 2008 0.00 DNP
54 92 Angel Baez 2013 0.00 DNP
55 92 Ramon Garcia 2007 0.00 DNP
56 91 Jerad Eickhoff 2013 0.00 DNP
57 91 Matt Magill 2012 0.00 DNP
58 91 Todd Redmond 2007 0.00 DNP
59 91 Edgar Osuna 2010 0.00 DNP
60 91 Felix Doubront 2010 5.76
61 91 Trevor Bell 2009 11.07
62 91 Elisaul Pimentel 2011 0.00 DNP
63 91 Alexander Smit 2008 0.00 DNP
64 91 Daniel Reynolds 2013 0.00 DNP
65 91 Cody Hebner 2013 0.00 DNP
66 91 Jacob Rasner 2009 0.00 DNP
67 91 Adam Wilk 2010 0.00 DNP
68 91 Dylan Owen 2009 0.00 DNP
69 91 Bryan Mitchell 2013 0.00 DNP
70 91 Anthony Capra 2009 0.00 DNP
71 91 Zachary Nuding 2012 0.00 DNP
72 91 Michael Belfiore 2011 0.00 DNP
73 91 Charlie Furbush 2008 0.00 DNP
74 91 Kyle Stroup 2012 0.00 DNP
75 91 Anthony Bass 2010 0.00 DNP
76 91 Carlos Pimentel 2012 0.00 DNP
77 91 Ryan Crowley 2013 0.00 DNP
78 91 Brett Wallach 2011 0.00 DNP
79 90 Steve Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
80 90 Jeff Lyman 2009 0.00 DNP
81 90 Adam Ottavino 2008 0.00 DNP
82 90 Manuel Soliman 2012 0.00 DNP
83 90 Jade Todd 2012 0.00 DNP
84 90 Trevor Harden 2010 0.00 DNP
85 90 T.J. McFarland 2011 0.00 DNP
86 90 Dan Straily 2011 0.00 DNP
87 90 Kennil Gomez 2010 0.00 DNP
88 90 Leondy Perez 2012 0.00 DNP
89 90 Kelvin De La Cruz 2011 0.00 DNP
90 90 Deunte Heath 2008 0.00 DNP
91 90 Sean Nolin 2012 0.00 DNP
92 90 Chris Devenski 2013 0.00 DNP
93 90 Bobby Hansen 2012 0.00 DNP
94 90 Daryl Thompson 2008 6.91
95 90 Tyler Robertson 2010 0.00 DNP
96 90 Wilfredo Boscan 2012 0.00 DNP
97 90 Gustavo Gomez 2013 0.00 DNP
98 90 Yeiper Castillo 2011 0.00 DNP
99 90 Arquimedes Nieto 2011 0.00 DNP
100 90 Jarret Martin 2012 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 A slender, hard-throwing lefty (told you!) who can whip it up into the mid-90s, Rivero is a virtual assembly-line product in the Rays southpaw-heavy system. His mechanics are still inconsistent, but he has maintained very good control through three levels, with last year's 2.3 BB9 his highest so far. Last year he generated a lot of groundballs. With Enny Romero and Alex Torres struggling to throw strikes in the upper minors, the way is clear for Rivero to gain traction as the Rays' left-handed starter of the future.

BP Articles

Felipe Rivero is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield/Minor-League Game NotesBP Prospect Staff2014-04-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Washington Nationals Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nationals Catch a RaySteffan Segui2014-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nationals Catch a RayR.J. Anderson2014-02-14
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
In A Pickle: Becoming an Empowered and Informed Member of SocietyJason Wojciechowski2013-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-12
Raising Aces: Back to the Futures Game, World TeamDoug Thorburn2012-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Midwest League All-Star Game: Random ThoughtsKevin Goldstein2012-06-21


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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 62 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, all of them occuring in Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (79mph) and Change (88mph).