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René Rivera
C | B/T: R/R | 5' 10" 215LBS | Age: 38

Draft: 2001 | Rd: 2, #49, Seattle Mariners | Papa Juan XXIII HS (Bayamon, PR)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 78 69 8 16 2 9 0 .232 .293 .362 .656
13 Seasons 1629 1492 120 330 43 176 1 .221 .273 .354 .627
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .232 2 9 0 .656
13 Seasons .221 43 176 1 .627

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 32 1175 219 14 6.4 85.9 109.4 16.7 29.2 .189 .326 .215 .243 .311 28.8 27 3.4
2016 33 754 134 6 4.5 86 106.6 10.5 32.8 .226 .350 .273 .280 .344 30.1 26.1 7.7
2017 34 875 150 16 10.7 87.3 108.8 15.2 38 .251 .456 .310 .320 .435 36 29.5 5.9
2018 35 356 51 6 11.8 90.2 110 18.3 45.1 .212 .418 .298 .291 .450 45.1 38.5 4.4
2019 36 87 13 0 0 87.6 104.9 19.2 30.8 .218 .288 .331 .288 .283 23.1 20 15
2020 37 19 1 0 0 103.9 103.9 12.1 100 .220 .279 .221 .213 .854 100 75 0
2021 38 286 43 4 9.3 88.5 106.5 13 30.2 .195 .326 .288 .262 .386 39.5 37.2 5.1
3552 611 46 7.5 86.9 110 14.9 33.7 .216 .372 .268 .277 .366 33 29.4 5.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 150 52.4 38 32 8 6 1 0 1 10 24 .250 .225 .375 .365 .314 .303 85.8 7 32.5 30.3
2021 Breaking 101 35.3 31 29 7 5 1 0 1 14 16 .241 .181 .379 .299 .279 .223 83.4 6 40.9 37.8
2021 Offspeed 35 12.2 9 8 1 0 1 0 0 5 3 .125 .127 .250 .272 .215 .228 85.9 35 60.0 38.5
2020 Fastballs 14 73.7 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 .333 .293 .333 .372 .294 .285 103.9 12 37.5 50.0
2020 Breaking 5 26.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 39.3 26 21 13.7 39.3 32 28.8 3.2 31.1 32.4 16 6.8 6.4
2016 48.5 16.4 26.1 9 29.1 41.8 29.1 3.7 35.1 23.9 27.6 3.7 4.5
2017 36.7 31.3 26.7 5.3 42.7 28 28.7 4 23.3 26 30 5.3 10.7
2018 29.4 31.4 33.3 5.9 35.3 31.4 33.3 0 25.5 31.4 21.6 7.8 11.8
2019 46.2 46.2 7.7 0 46.2 46.2 7.7 0 23.1 46.2 30.8 0 0
2020 0 0 100 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 0
2021 53.5 23.3 18.6 4.7 48.8 27.9 23.3 7 32.6 16.3 27.9 7 9.3
40.9 25.9 24.2 9 38.5 33.1 28.3 3.4 29.5 28 23.7 5.7 7.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Cutter -8.3 -1 11 3.8 6 0 0 .117 33.3 16.7 100 .131 .154 .221 25
2021 Curveball -6.6 -2 31 10.8 7 0 0 0 55.6 85.7 54.5 .027 .031 .025 0
2021 Changeup -1.7 -1 33 11.5 9 .125 .25 .217 60 55.6 41.7 .127 .272 .228 33.3
2021 Sinker -2.5 -1 50 17.5 11 .25 .25 .32 33.3 18.2 25 .216 .246 .303 28.6
2021 4-Seamer -1 -1 89 31.1 21 .316 .526 .378 32 33.3 29.2 .254 .47 .327 53.8
2021 Slider 4.5 3 70 24.5 24 .318 .5 .367 37.1 33.3 30.8 .229 .385 .282 40
2021 Splitter 4.7 0 2 0.7 0
2020 4-Seamer 1.5 0 8 42.1 1 1 1 .9 0 0 0 .88 1.116 .854 100
2020 Slider -6.8 0 4 21.1 1 0 0 0 100 100 0
2020 Cutter -7.3 0 6 31.6 2 0 0 0 60 100 100 0
2020 Curveball 0 0 1 5.3 0 0
2019 Changeup -8.7 -1 6 6.9 1 0 0 0 25 100 50 0
2019 Cutter -6.5 0 5 5.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .279 .184 0
2019 Curveball -2 0 13 14.9 2 0 0 0 25 50 25 .153 .18 .141 0
2019 Sinker -0.3 0 13 14.9 3 0 0 .467 0 0 0 .099 .107 .496 0
2019 Slider 3.8 1 31 35.6 5 .4 1 .58 31.3 20 7.1 .297 .398 .296 25
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 0 19 21.8 7 .333 .333 .357 11.1 14.3 33.3 .258 .313 .309 40
2018 Changeup -1.8 0 28 7.9 5 0 0 .14 21.4 0 0 .229 .279 .316 25
2018 Cutter -1.8 -1 34 9.6 6 0 0 .15 20 50 18.8 .054 .057 .053 66.7
2018 Curveball -1.4 -1 41 11.5 9 .125 .25 .217 42.1 44.4 17.4 .104 .191 .19 25
2018 Slider -1.5 -1 75 21.1 16 .188 .25 .191 59 62.5 33.3 .111 .163 .118 16.7
2018 Sinker -1.7 -1 59 16.6 20 .278 .278 .295 13.8 20 30.8 .269 .36 .318 42.9
2018 4-Seamer 2.4 3 118 33.1 35 .324 .735 .449 36.4 40 30.4 .281 .702 .417 60
2018 Splitter 0 0 1 0.3 0 0
2017 Splitter 3.2 1 19 2.2 5 .2 .4 .25 30 60 30 .105 .155 .111 0
2017 Changeup -3.2 -2 51 5.8 13 .154 .385 .223 27.3 15.4 12.5 .202 .473 .278 18.2
2017 Cutter -0.5 0 50 5.7 14 .286 .357 .282 32.4 28.6 19 .202 .294 .21 20
2017 Curveball 0.3 0 99 11.3 21 .19 .333 .224 38.6 52.4 23.4 .191 .324 .217 20
2017 Slider 0.4 1 189 21.6 57 .264 .585 .367 41.4 36.8 31.3 .276 .554 .363 33.3
2017 Sinker -2.4 -5 193 22.1 57 .222 .315 .258 25.5 14 15.7 .316 .485 .36 45.7
2017 4-Seamer 1.7 4 271 31 66 .316 .474 .385 34 30.3 26 .229 .458 .334 42.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 113 452 -8 -4 0 2 -10
2013 70 242 0 -3 0 -1 -3
2014 326 1265 9 -5 1 5 10
2015 314 1161 -10 -18 1 4 -23
2016 205 753 -2 -11 2 3 -8
2017 233 872 -2 -5 2 5 0
2018 91 356 3 -4 0 1 -1
2021 78 286 -6 3 -1 1 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1175 49 75 75.9 38.1 51.3 42.8 45.1 56.3 31.7 7.3 81.2
2016 754 49.8 68.6 82.4 35.6 51.5 42.7 40.1 52 28.3 7.6 84.2
2017 875 51 72.4 74.5 37.5 50 40.9 37.1 55.3 33.5 7.9 78.3
2018 356 49.4 72.2 70.9 37.2 50.7 45.8 42.9 54.5 35.6 7 84
2019 87 48.3 66.7 78.6 20 77.8 46 30 42.5 21.6 8 85.7
2020 19 52.6 50 80 44.4 50 42.1 25 47.4 33.3 5.3 100
2021 286 54.9 65.6 72.8 31.8 31.7 38.5 28.2 50.3 38.9 7.3 71.4
3552 50.2 71.6 76.2 36.4 50.1 42.3 40.1 54.1 32.2 7.5 80.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.1 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 16
2016 15
2017 16
2018 12
2019
2020
2021 29
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 1 0.1 1 2 0 0 0
2021 22.5 2 3.1 -1 0 3 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2021 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 2 4 3 3 2 2 3 4 2 3 3 4 2 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 2 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.9 86 0.1 87.3 1.3 90.2 2.9 87.6 -2.6 103.9 16.3 88.5 -15.4
Launch Angle 16.7 10.5 -6.2 15.2 4.7 18.3 3.1 19.2 0.9 12.1 -7.1 13 0.9
Barrel % 6.4 4.5 -1.9 10.7 6.2 11.8 1.1 0 -11.8 0 0 9.3 9.3
Hard Hit % 28.8 30.1 1.3 36 5.9 45.1 9.1 23.1 -22 100 76.9 39.5 -60.5
Sweet Spot % 29.2 32.8 3.6 38 5.2 45.1 7.1 30.8 -14.3 100 69.2 30.2 -69.8
xBA .189 .226 0.037 .251 0.025 .212 -0.039 .218 0.006 .22 0.002 .195 -0.025
BA .178 .222 0.044 .252 0.03 .233 -0.019 .235 0.002 .25 0.015 .232 -0.018
xwOBA .243 .28 0.037 .32 0.04 .291 -0.029 .288 -0.003 .213 -0.075 .262 0.049
wOBA .215 .273 0.058 .31 0.037 .298 -0.012 .331 0.033 .221 -0.11 .288 0.067
xSLG .326 .35 0.024 .456 0.106 .418 -0.038 .288 -0.13 .279 -0.009 .326 0.047
SLG .275 .341 0.066 .431 0.09 .419 -0.012 .412 -0.007 .25 -0.162 .362 0.112
K% 27 26.1 -0.9 29.5 3.4 38.5 9 20 -18.5 75 55 37.2 -37.8
BB% 3.4 7.7 4.3 5.9 -1.8 4.4 -1.5 15 10.6 0 -15 5.1 5.1
Swing % 56.3 52 -4.3 55.3 3.3 54.5 -0.8 42.5 -12 47.4 4.9 50.3 2.9
Whiff% 31.7 28.3 -3.4 33.5 5.2 35.6 2.1 21.6 -14 33.3 11.7 38.9 5.6
In Zone % 49 49.8 0.8 51 1.2 49.4 -1.6 48.3 -1.1 52.6 4.3 54.9 2.3
Out of Zone % 51 50.2 -0.8 49 -1.2 50.6 1.6 51.7 1.1 47.4 -4.3 45.1 -2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 38.1 35.6 -2.5 37.5 1.9 37.2 -0.3 20 -17.2 44.4 24.4 31.8 -12.6
First Pitch Swing % 45.1 40.1 -5 37.1 -3 42.9 5.8 30 -12.9 25 -5 28.2 3.2
First Pitch Strike % 71.8 65.7 -6.1 65 -0.7 72.5 7.5 65 -7.5 50 -15 60.3 10.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 201 3 1.5 .271 .707
2017 R 233 5 2.1 .307 .493
2018 R 91 8 8.8 .238 .924
2019 R 20 3 15.0 .349 .230
2020 R 4 0 0.0 .221
2021 R 77 2 2.6 .288 .000

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