From the Field: Carlos Rivero, if, Arizona Diamondbacks

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Ah, this is a fun one! A former Cleveland Indians prospect.

  • Carlos Rivero was signed as an international free agent (Venezuela) by Indians, March 30, 2005.
  • He would spend three seasons in Rookie-ball before finally making the jump to affiliate play in 2007, with my home town Low-A Lake County Captains.
  • He quickly put his name on the prospect map. He had plus defense, plus raw power and great bat speed. His biggest issue was plate discipline. He ended the 2007 as one of Cleveland’s Top 20 prospects.
  • Rivero climbed through the Indians system, moving up one level a season until 2009. He stayed on the prospect map, but his lack of game power and pitch recognition were not developing as hoped.  While he was athletic, it was also becoming clear he was not going to stick at short, and a move to the hot corner was likely, putting more emphasis on his bat. By the end of the 2009 season he was the Indians #17 prospect, and the Indians put him on the 40-man, but his stock was falling.
  • In 2010 he hit .232/.278/.325 in AAA, and was put on waivers by the Tribe. He was claimed by the Phillies. He was immediately shifted to third base, and spent most of the 2011 season in AA, hitting a career high 15 HR.
  • In 2012 he hit .303/.347/.435 in AAA, with 10 HR. It was his best season as a pro, and put him back on the prospect map. He would rank the Phillies #24 prospect after the season. At this point he was projected to be more of a super utility player then regular. But he struggled in 2013, and was granted free agency after the season.
  • He would sign on with Boston as a free agent in 2013, and would make the majors in 2014. He got seven at-bats, hit .571 and got his first career HR.
  • He has not been in the majors since. For the last two seasons he has been playing AAA ball, putting up steady is unspectacular numbers. Last season he hit a career high 19 HR, but also only got on base at a .316 clip.

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Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2006 18 -2.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk CLE 53 200 3 29 0 1 15 31 .260 .314 .350 .664
2007 19 -2.8 Lake County SALL A CLE 115 436 7 62 1 2 47 84 .261 .332 .369 .701
2008 20 -2.8 Kinston CARL A+ CLE 108 411 8 64 1 2 36 84 .282 .342 .411 .753
2009 21 -3.3 Akron EL AA CLE 132 480 7 58 1 0 50 73 .242 .309 .344 .652
2009 21 -1.2 Peoria Saguaros AZFL Fal 22 88 2 13 2 1 8 19 .318 .381 .477 .859
2010 22 -2.3 Akron EL AA CLE 110 406 6 43 0 3 28 81 .232 .278 .325 .603
2011 23 -1.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA PHI 136 518 16 71 5 3 39 112 .270 .326 .440 .766
2011 23 -3.6 Caracas VEWL FgW 51 164 1 15 0 0 15 32 .232 .304 .323 .627
2012 24 -3.5 Syracuse IL AAA WSN 126 455 10 64 6 5 33 87 .303 .347 .435 .783
2012 24 -2.8 Caracas VEWL FgW 55 205 10 35 4 1 27 44 .283 .365 .498 .862
2013 25 -2.3 2 Teams VEWL FgW 53 197 8 25 0 0 18 46 .274 .342 .447 .789
2013 25 -0.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA WSN 114 396 5 38 2 3 31 94 .242 .298 .328 .626
2014 26 -0.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BOS 105 390 7 53 0 2 31 90 .264 .324 .379 .704
2014 26 -2.7 BOS AL MLB BOS 4 7 1 3 0 0 1 0 .571 .625 1.286 1.911
2014 26 -1.5 Lara VEWL FgW 54 202 15 44 0 0 23 57 .282 .362 .554 .917
2015 27 0.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA SEA-BOS 124 453 9 55 2 0 30 99 .254 .299 .355 .654
2015 27 -0.6 Lara VEWL FgW 50 196 9 39 2 1 16 50 .250 .313 .444 .757
2016 28 1.6 Reno PCL AAA ARI 124 415 19 72 2 1 26 84 .277 .316 .484 .800
2016 28 1.4 Lara VEWL FgW 60 220 8 33 1 0 18 51 .277 .331 .423 .753
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Mino Mino Mino Mino Minors 1247 4560 97 609 20 22 366 919 .263 .317 .387 .704
AAA AAA AAA AAA Minors 518 1833 45 248 12 10 135 382 .273 .321 .405 .726
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/29/2017.
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