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Laz Rivera

Laz Rivera

2B | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 185 | Age: 25
Draft: 2017 (Rd: 28, #837, Chicago White Sox) - Tampa
Miami, FL USA
MLB Rankings
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Poor
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Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 455 424 43 105 2 39 10 .248 .287 .318 .605
Career Minors 1183 1072 160 305 17 124 30 .285 .335 .410 .745
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .248 2 39 10 .605
Career Minors .285 17 124 30 .745

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2017 AZL White Sox AZL ROK 47 213 186 37 55 12 5 2 24 8 26 3 4 16 .296 .374 .446 .821
2018 2 Teams Minors 124 515 462 80 145 30 4 13 61 13 92 17 10 23 .314 .361 .481 .842
2018 Kannapolis Intimidators SAL A(Full) 63 265 237 42 82 15 2 6 24 6 48 7 3 14 .346 .395 .502 .897
2018 Winston-Salem Dash CAR A(Adv) 61 250 225 38 63 15 2 7 37 7 44 10 7 9 .280 .325 .458 .783
2019 Birmingham Barons SOU AA 121 455 424 43 105 22 1 2 39 17 81 10 11 7 .248 .287 .318 .605

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 40 | Run: 50 | Arm: 45 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45

Rivera got just 19 at-bats at Miami as a freshman in 2014, then hit a combined .390 in one season at Chipola (Fla.) JC and two at NCAA Division II Tampa. He didn't get drafted until after his senior season, signing for $1,000 as a 28th-rounder in 2017. In his first full pro season, he was leading the low Class A South Atlantic League in hitting (.346) and on-base percentage (.395) when he got promoted in late June.

Rivera has one of the best right-handed swings in the White Sox system, possesses nice feel for the barrel and makes consistent contact. Though his stroke is geared more for line drives, he has solid bat speed and enough strength for some pull-side power. He's so aggressive and puts the bat on the ball so easily that he rarely walks, so there's some concern that more advanced pitchers will exploit his impatience.

A decent athlete, Rivera has a high baseball IQ that helps him get the most out of his tools. He's an average runner who will steal or take an extra base when the opportunity presents itself. His fringy arm and average range fit better at second base, where he played in the Arizona Fall League, than they do at shortstop, but he makes plays at the latter position because he reads balls well and has a good internal clock.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
04/03/2019 SS Laz Rivera assigned to Birmingham Barons from Winston-Salem Dash.
03/01/2019 2B Laz Rivera assigned to Chicago White Sox.
06/21/2018 SS Laz Rivera assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Kannapolis Intimidators.
04/05/2018 SS Laz Rivera assigned to Kannapolis Intimidators from AZL White Sox.
03/17/2018 SS Laz Rivera assigned to Chicago White Sox.
06/24/2017 SS Laz Rivera assigned to AZL White Sox.
06/22/2017 Chicago White Sox signed SS Laz Rivera.