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Portrait of Felipe Rivero

Felipe Rivero PNationals

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
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Birth Date7-5-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age23 years, 0 months, 25 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 HAR AA 6 6 25.0 4.19 112 .313 .267 .322 .397 .261 .348 106 4.6 0.5 4.3 0.4
2014 NAT Rk 1 1 1.0 1.92 166 .231 .338 .410 .456 .307 .500 111 0.6 0.1 0.6 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 HAR AA 1 5 0 6 6 25.0 34 11 17 2 52% .348 12.2 4.0 0.7 6.1 1.80 5.04 4.3 0.4
2014 NAT Rk 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 2 0 50% .500 9.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.6 0.1

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.

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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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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).