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Carlos Rivero 3BRed Sox

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .250 4 23 25 1 .240 0.2
Birth Date5-20-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
Age26 years, 5 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.52014
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WARP Summary

Standard

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
2014 BOS 26 4 8 7 1 4 2 0 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .571 .625 1.286 .623 3.1 -0.0 0.3
Career48714201910000300.571.6251.286.6233.1-0.00.3

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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 BNC Rk 16 73 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .236 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 IDN Rk 37 148 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LKC A 115 490 .263 .262 .345 .391 .266 .308 103 1.6 14.5 6.3 4.2 -5.4 12.4 1.7 12.4 1.7
2008 KIN A+ 108 455 .280 .259 .334 .390 .261 .336 98 9.8 13.6 5.7 -1.8 -1.2 25.3 2.3 25.3 2.3
2009 AKR AA 132 546 .236 .260 .337 .390 .267 .269 98 -14.6 16.4 7.4 -6.3 -7.0 1.4 -0.5 1.4 -0.5
2010 AKR AA 110 444 .221 .260 .332 .400 .257 .274 105 -18.7 12.9 5.6 9.6 -3.2 -4.8 0.5 -4.8 0.5
2011 REA AA 129 538 .285 .261 .328 .402 .273 .321 87 15.1 15.9 2 -9.5 0.6 31.7 2.2 31.7 2.2
2011 LEH AAA 7 30 .251 .251 .316 .378 .243 .190 92 -0.3 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2011 CAR Wnt 51 184 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SYR AAA 126 498 .268 .252 .324 .383 .250 .352 100 4.8 14.8 1.4 11.4 -0.3 23.0 3.4 23.0 3.4
2012 LEO Wnt 55 233 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 HAR AA 51 199 .232 .255 .324 .384 .265 .331 96 -5.7 5.4 0.7 1.6 -0.1 -1.3 0.0 -1.3 0.0
2013 SYR AAA 63 239 .228 .255 .321 .385 .253 .277 99 -8.2 6.7 0 4.9 -5.2 -8.7 -0.4 -8.7 -0.4
2014 BOS MLB 4 8 .623 .274 .328 .418 .271 .500 104 2.7 0.2 0 -0.0 -0.0 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2014 PME AA 31 130 .205 .257 .324 .380 .259 .250 103 -7.3 3.6 -0.7 0.6 0.2 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2014 PAW AAA 74 302 .274 .263 .330 .396 .253 .354 94 4.9 9.0 0.1 2.8 -0.5 17.7 2.0 17.7 2.0

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
2006 IDN Rk 148 17 38 6 0 2 22 10 20 0 0 .284 .342 .373 .090 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BNC Rk 73 3 14 3 0 1 7 5 11 0 1 .212 .264 .303 .091 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LKC A 490 59 114 26 0 7 62 47 84 1 2 .261 .333 .369 .108 .263 12.4 4.2 1.7
2008 KIN A+ 455 46 116 27 1 8 64 36 84 1 2 .282 .343 .411 .129 .280 25.3 -1.8 2.3
2009 AKR AA 546 50 116 24 2 7 58 50 73 1 0 .242 .312 .344 .102 .236 1.4 -6.3 -0.5
2010 AKR AA 444 39 94 16 2 6 43 28 81 0 3 .232 .281 .325 .094 .221 -4.8 9.6 0.5
2011 LEH AAA 30 1 5 2 1 1 5 1 6 0 0 .185 .233 .444 .259 .251 -0.7 0.1 -0.1
2011 REA AA 538 70 135 36 0 15 66 38 106 5 3 .275 .331 .440 .165 .285 31.7 -9.5 2.2
2011 CAR Wnt 184 22 38 8 2 1 15 15 32 0 0 .232 .304 .323 .091 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LEO Wnt 233 39 58 14 0 10 35 27 44 4 1 .283 .365 .498 .215 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SYR AAA 498 57 138 28 1 10 64 33 87 6 5 .303 .347 .435 .132 .268 23.0 11.4 3.4
2013 HAR AA 199 18 47 12 0 4 22 9 54 0 1 .253 .288 .382 .129 .232 -1.3 1.6 0.0
2013 SYR AAA 239 15 49 7 0 1 16 22 40 2 2 .233 .307 .281 .048 .228 -8.7 4.9 -0.4
2014 PAW AAA 302 32 78 14 2 5 36 23 66 0 2 .286 .341 .407 .121 .274 17.7 2.8 2.0
2014 PME AA 130 14 25 6 0 2 17 8 24 0 0 .214 .285 .316 .103 .205 -3.2 0.6 -0.3
2014 BOS MLB 8 1 4 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 .571 .625 1.286 .714 .623 3.1 -0.0 0.3

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
2014 31 0.5484 0.4839 0.7333 0.7059 0.2143 0.8333 0.3333 0.2667
Career310.54840.48390.73330.70590.21430.83330.33330.2667

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-08-26 2010-09-07 Minors 12 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-06-25 2010-07-07 Minors 12 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-06-19 2008-06-27 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BOS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/4/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 8/25/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Washington 3/6/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 3/24/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Washington 3/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/11. Claimed by Washington off waivers from Philadelphia 12/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/09. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10. Claimed by Philadelphia off waivers from Cleveland 11/3/10.
  • Signed by Cleveland 2005 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela. $0.1M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 513 57 138 32 1 12 58 33 104 4 2 .293 .339 .440 .279 20.2 3B 3, SS 0 2.5
80o 491 52 125 29 1 10 53 30 102 3 2 .277 .323 .416 .265 12.9 3B 3, SS 0 1.7
70o 476 49 117 27 1 10 50 28 101 3 2 .266 .311 .400 .256 7.9 3B 3, SS 0 1.1
60o 462 46 109 25 1 9 47 26 100 3 2 .257 .300 .385 .247 3.9 3B 3, SS 0 0.7
50o 450 43 104 24 1 9 44 25 98 3 2 .248 .291 .372 .239 0.4 3B 3, SS 0 0.3
40o 438 41 97 22 1 8 42 23 97 2 2 .239 .281 .359 .231 -2.9 3B 3, SS 0 -0.1
30o 424 38 91 21 1 8 40 22 95 2 2 .230 .271 .345 .223 -6.3 3B 3, SS 0 -0.4
20o 409 35 84 19 1 7 37 20 94 2 2 .219 .259 .328 .213 -9.9 3B 3, SS 0 -0.8
10o 387 31 74 17 1 6 33 18 91 2 1 .204 .242 .306 .199 -14.5 3B 2, SS 0 -1.4
Weighted Mean45644107251946259932.252.295.378.2432.03B 3, SS 00.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 7% 10% 18% 22%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201527250265311042317581.236.290.344.2350.0-0.9-0.7-0.214.9-15.01.2
201628250265512142417581.239.293.350.2360.1-0.0-0.7-0.214.9-14.01.2
201729278285612042520681.223.286.324.226-0.5-6.3-0.8-0.314.9-20.11.3
201830634671433311262411422.243.295.362.2410.40.7-1.9-0.914.9-11.43.0
201931639671423211262421462.240.293.356.2380.2-1.0-1.9-1.114.9-12.93.0
202032615631322811056401401.234.287.339.231-0.2-5.1-1.8-1.214.9-17.02.9
202133636651352911058431480.233.288.339.232-0.2-5.1-1.7-1.514.9-16.93.0
20223461762132271954411420.233.286.330.228-0.5-7.6-1.7-1.614.9-19.22.9
202335616631332911058391430.236.287.347.233-0.2-4.5-1.7-1.814.9-16.02.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.63.7out of baseball0.30.20.27.7

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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 96 Christian Colonel 2008 .000 DNP
2 93 Matt Macri 2008 .274
3 93 Anthony Hatch 2010 .000 DNP
4 92 Javier Castillo 2010 .000 DNP
5 92 Jared Goedert 2011 .000 DNP
6 92 Russell Mitchell 2011 .179
7 91 Brennan King 2007 .000 DNP
8 91 Kyle Shelton 2012 .000 DNP
9 91 Eric Campbell 2012 .000 DNP
10 90 Daniel Mayora 2012 .000 DNP
11 90 Jeff Baisley 2009 .000 DNP
12 90 Angel Chavez 2008 .000 DNP
13 90 Greg Rohan 2012 .000 DNP
14 90 Casey McGehee 2009 .289
15 90 Andrew Pinckney 2008 .000 DNP
16 89 Mark Sobolewski 2013 .000 DNP
17 89 Alex Valdez 2011 .000 DNP
18 89 Jonathan Mota 2013 .000 DNP
19 89 Kevin Mahoney 2013 .000 DNP
20 89 Ryan Rohlinger 2010 .187
21 88 James D'Antona 2008 .186
22 88 C.J. Retherford 2012 .000 DNP
23 88 Seth Johnston 2009 .000 DNP
24 88 Ricardo Sosa 2010 .000 DNP
25 87 Brian Barden 2007 .175
26 87 Freddy Sandoval 2009 .146
27 87 Jake Blackwood 2012 .000 DNP
28 86 Deibinson Romero 2013 .000 DNP
29 86 Paul Gran 2012 .000 DNP
30 86 Adam Heether 2008 .000 DNP
31 86 Peter Ciofrone 2010 .000 DNP
32 86 Jeremy Farrell 2013 .000 DNP
33 86 Adam Rosales 2009 .230
34 86 Bradley Suttle 2012 .000 DNP
35 86 Rob Cosby 2007 .000 DNP
36 86 Bryan Pounds 2012 .000 DNP
37 85 Ronnie Prettyman 2008 .000 DNP
38 85 Kory Casto 2008 .218
39 85 Brandon Snyder 2013 .200
40 85 Ryan Finan 2008 .000 DNP
41 85 Chris Nowak 2009 .000 DNP
42 85 Bradley Boyer 2010 .000 DNP
43 85 Donell Linares 2010 .000 DNP
44 84 Steffan Wilson 2012 .000 DNP
45 84 Jerad Head 2009 .000 DNP
46 84 Joe Becker 2012 .000 DNP
47 84 Tripper Johnson III 2008 .000 DNP
48 84 Kyle Reynolds 2010 .000 DNP
49 84 Jeffrey Dragicevich 2009 .000 DNP
50 84 Travis Denker 2012 .000 DNP
51 83 Jay Brossman 2011 .000 DNP
52 83 Brian Buscher 2007 .247
53 83 Danny Worth 2012 .231
54 83 Neil Sellers 2008 .000 DNP
55 83 Darin Holcomb 2012 .000 DNP
56 83 Brendan Harris 2007 .260
57 83 Audy Ciriaco 2013 .000 DNP
58 83 Rodney Choy Foo 2008 .000 DNP
59 83 Pat Osborn 2007 .000 DNP
60 83 Wes Hodges 2011 .000 DNP
61 82 Addison Maruszak 2013 .000 DNP
62 82 Travis Metcalf 2009 .000 DNP
63 82 Johan Limonta 2010 .000 DNP
64 82 Zak Farkes 2009 .000 DNP
65 82 James Van Ostrand 2011 .000 DNP
66 82 Tim Kennelly 2013 .000 DNP
67 82 Jose Lozada 2012 .000 DNP
68 81 Bill Rhinehart 2011 .000 DNP
69 81 Buck Britton 2012 .000 DNP
70 81 Rusty Ryal 2009 .311
71 81 Hector Gimenez 2009 .000 DNP
72 81 Tyler Henley 2011 .000 DNP
73 81 Ryan Cavan 2013 .000 DNP
74 81 Michael Carlin 2008 .000 DNP
75 81 Beau Mills 2013 .000 DNP
76 81 Jeff Kindel 2009 .000 DNP
77 81 Shawn Bowman 2011 .000 DNP
78 81 Jorge Jimenez 2011 .000 DNP
79 81 Stephen Head 2010 .000 DNP
80 81 Adam Fox 2008 .000 DNP
81 81 Eric Duncan 2011 .000 DNP
82 81 Josh Horton 2012 .000 DNP
83 81 Michael Bertram 2010 .000 DNP
84 81 Adam Calderone 2010 .000 DNP
85 81 David Freese 2009 .300
86 81 Luke Murton 2012 .000 DNP
87 81 Brett Pill 2011 .315
88 81 Ryan Mount 2013 .000 DNP
89 81 Cesar Nicolas 2008 .000 DNP
90 81 Eduardo Perez 2011 .000 DNP
91 80 Chris Carlson 2010 .000 DNP
92 80 Gabriel Martinez 2009 .000 DNP
93 80 Craig Cooper 2011 .000 DNP
94 80 Michael Aubrey 2008 .219
95 80 Derrick Mitchell 2013 .000 DNP
96 80 Carlos Guzman 2012 .000 DNP
97 80 Matt Downs 2010 .254
98 80 Carlos Sosa 2008 .000 DNP
99 80 Steve Susdorf 2012 .000 DNP
100 80 Brandon Powell 2007 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 A former top prospect in the Indians organization, Rivero stalled out at Double-A and bounced around before the Nationals plucked him from the Phillies. Last season he enjoyed a career year in Triple-A after shifting to a more contact-oriented approach at the expense of some power. The result is a post-hype prospect who is starting to pay dividends. He came up as a shortstop, though his future may be at third base: He played the hot corner for most of 2012, in addition to 17 games at short. The Nationals could have a solid utility man on their hands with the potential for a bit more. All essentially for free, too.
2012 Rivero was jettisoned by the Phillies and snagged by Team Rizzo in December. He's not the worst prospect in the world, but there's a reason he was available on waivers. He's a decent defender at third base, but his bat needs to develop, and quickly. He'll probably start the year at Triple-A, but it's not clear that he's ready for it. In his third year at Double-A, he hit .275/.331/.440, and that was by far his best season. Improvement is good, but that's not enough improvement to make him a lock for the next level up. He's organizational filler at this point, until he shows people there's some reason to view him more favorably.
2010 Always the kind of guy you'd talk about when discussing the term "upside," Rivero had always been young for his level but finally ran out of alibis last year. Not only did he fail to hit, but he continued to grow, generating long-term concerns about his ability to play up the middle; if he has to move off of shortstop, offensive expectations rise, so either his bat will come around, or this is the last mention of Rivero you'll see in this book.
2009 On the surface, Rivero's numbers don't look that spiffy. But consider that he was a 20-year-old shortstop evolving in probably the toughest offensive environment in the minors, and that Kinston's home park is an above-average pitcher's haven even compared to that standard. In a system that lacks depth in the middle infield, Rivero is the crown jewel. Defensively, he has good hands and a cannon arm, but lacks that strong first step afield. He's also enormous, so like Peralta he'll probably move to third base eventually—not since A-Rod has a player so large held down short at the major league level. Rivero's bat looks like it could be an asset even after that shift.
2008 Shortstop Carlos Rivero is notable for being young and loaded with tools, but he has a long way to go to convert them into baseball skills.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 11, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 27Jason Martinez2012-11-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Branyan, Weeks, and DetritusChristina Kahrl2011-02-22
Transaction Analysis: Weekly Roundup, February 4-10Christina Kahrl2011-02-11
Transaction Analysis: NL East KetchupChristina Kahrl2010-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fill'er Up!Christina Kahrl2009-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AFL Preview, Part OneKevin Goldstein2009-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Indians Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Shortstop ProspectsNate Silver2008-05-22


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