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Mike Rivera    \Ruh-VER-uh\

Michael R. Rivera

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: September 8, 1976 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
High School: Bayamon (Bayamon, PR)
School: Troy University (Troy, AL)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 2001 (Age 25)
Rookie Status: Lost 2002 [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Tigers/Padres/Marlins 2001-2011

Final Game: May 20, 2011 (Age 34)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2001 24 DET AL 4 12 12 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .500 .833 123 6 0 0 0 0 0 /2
2002 25 DET AL 39 138 132 11 30 8 1 1 11 0 0 4 35 .227 .254 .326 .579 59 43 5 1 0 1 0 2/D
2003 26 SDP NL 19 58 53 2 9 1 0 1 2 0 0 5 11 .170 .241 .245 .487 33 13 4 0 0 0 0 2/3
2006 29 MIL NL 46 158 142 16 38 9 0 6 24 0 0 10 21 .268 .325 .458 .783 97 65 3 3 1 2 5 2
2007 30 MIL NL 11 15 13 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 3 .231 .286 .692 .978 142 9 0 0 1 0 0 2
2008 31 MIL NL 21 69 62 8 19 5 0 1 14 2 0 6 10 .306 .377 .435 .812 115 27 2 1 0 0 0 2/3
2009 32 MIL NL 41 132 114 10 26 7 0 2 14 1 0 15 32 .228 .326 .342 .668 79 39 6 2 0 1 3 2
2010 33 FLA NL 7 17 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .176 .000 .176 -47 0 0 1 0 0 0 /2
2011 34 MIL NL 1 6 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 82 2 0 0 0 0 0 /2
9 Yrs 189 605 548 51 131 32 1 13 69 3 0 43 118 .239 .302 .372 .674 78 204 20 8 2 4 8
162 Game Avg. 162 519 470 44 112 27 1 11 59 3 0 37 101 .239 .302 .372 .674 78 175 17 7 2 3 7
MIL (5 yrs) 120 380 337 36 88 21 0 11 55 3 0 32 67 .261 .333 .421 .755 96 142 11 6 2 3 8
DET (2 yrs) 43 150 144 13 34 10 1 1 12 0 0 4 37 .236 .260 .340 .600 64 49 5 1 0 1 0
SDP (1 yr) 19 58 53 2 9 1 0 1 2 0 0 5 11 .170 .241 .245 .487 33 13 4 0 0 0 0
FLA (1 yr) 7 17 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .176 .000 .176 -47 0 0 1 0 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 146 455 404 38 97 22 0 12 57 3 0 39 81 .240 .316 .384 .699 83 155 15 7 2 3 8
AL (2 yrs) 43 150 144 13 34 10 1 1 12 0 0 4 37 .236 .260 .340 .600 64 49 5 1 0 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2001 24 DET AL 4 12 1 -0 0 1 0 2 0.2 0 3 0.2 .552 .501 0.2 0.1 2 /2
2002 25 DET AL 39 138 -8 0 -1 -1 2 -7 -0.7 5 -2 -0.2 .482 .496 -0.1 0.1 -1 $200,000 2/D
2003 26 SDP NL 19 58 -5 -0 -0 -1 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .470 .496 -0.3 -0.0 -3 2/3
2006 29 MIL NL 46 158 -2 -0 -1 -2 3 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .494 .498 0.4 0.0 4 2
2007 30 MIL NL 11 15 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .508 .501 0.1 0.0 1 2
2008 31 MIL NL 21 69 1 0 -0 0 1 3 0.2 2 5 0.4 .512 .502 0.4 0.1 5 $395,000 2/3
2009 32 MIL NL 41 132 -4 -1 -1 2 2 -2 -0.2 4 2 0.2 .495 .499 -0.1 0.4 0 $415,000 2
2010 33 FLA NL 7 17 -3 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .460 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 /2
2011 34 MIL NL 1 6 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .511 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
9 Seasons 189 605 -20 -1 -2 -1 9 -14 -1.5 20 5 0.3 .492 .498 0.4 0.8 6 $1,010,000
MIL (5 yrs) 120 380 -5 -1 -2 0 6 -1 -0.2 12 10 0.9 .499 .499 0.9 0.6 10 $810,000
DET (2 yrs) 43 150 -7 0 -1 0 2 -5 -0.5 6 1 0.0 .489 .496 0.1 0.2 1 $200,000
SDP (1 yr) 19 58 -5 -0 -0 -1 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .470 .496 -0.3 -0.0 -3
FLA (1 yr) 7 17 -3 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .460 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2001 DET AL 24 C 4 3 2 26.0 28 24 2 2 0 .929 1 46 9.00 6.50 .990 7.17 7.10 0 0 3 3 50% 29% 0
2002 DET AL 25 C 37 35 34 303.0 210 189 19 2 1 .990 -1 -4 6.18 5.62 .993 6.96 6.89 10 15 20 12 38% 32% 0
2002 DET AL 25 DH 1 1
2003 SDP NL 26 C 19 16 10 139.0 142 133 7 2 0 .986 -4 -1 -35 -10 9.06 7.37 .992 7.33 7.26 2 15 10 3 23% 31% 0
2003 SDP NL 26 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 18.00 2.00 .995 9.90 9.50
2006 MIL NL 29 C 44 39 38 352.2 334 299 31 4 2 .988 -4 -2 -14 -6 8.42 7.50 .992 7.37 7.32 0 14 39 8 17% 28% 0
2007 MIL NL 30 C 11 1 1 37.0 35 33 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 8.51 3.18 .991 7.39 7.36 0 2 2 1 33% 25% 0
2008 MIL NL 31 C 17 13 13 127.1 126 112 11 3 2 .976 -2 -1 -19 -9 8.69 7.24 .993 7.65 7.60 1 8 16 4 20% 27% 0
2008 MIL NL 31 1B 3 2 1 21.0 23 20 3 0 3 1.000 1 1 69 63 9.86 7.67 .992 9.34 9.27
2009 MIL NL 32 C 34 31 29 271.0 248 234 14 0 1 1.000 0 2 0 10 8.24 7.29 .993 7.77 7.70 2 8 18 5 22% 29% 1
2010 FLA NL 33 C 5 3 3 28.2 31 28 2 1 0 .968 -2 0 -84 0 9.42 6.00 .992 8.07 7.96 2 2 4 0 0% 29% 0
2011 MIL NL 34 C 1 1 0 13.0 15 13 2 0 1 1.000 1 0 92 0 10.38 15.00 .992 7.96 8.00 0 0 0 1 100% 28% 0
9 Seasons C 172 142 130 1297.2 1169 1065 90 14 7 .988 -11 -2 -10 -2 8.01 6.72 .992 7.40 7.34 17 64 112 37 25% 29% 1
2 Seasons 1B 4 2 1 22.0 25 22 3 0 3 1.000 1 1 65 54 10.23 6.25 .992 9.37 9.32
9 Seasons TOT 176 144 131 1319.2 1194 1087 93 14 10 .988 -10 -1 -9 -1 8.05 6.70 .992 7.43 7.39 17 64 112 37 25% 29% 1
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Passed Balls s c a p y
2002 AL  10 (3rd)

                                         

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200225Detroit Tigers$200,0004/3/02 AP
200831Milwaukee Brewers$395,000
200932Milwaukee Brewers$415,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,010,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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