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René Rivera

Rene Rivera (twitter: @ReneRivera13)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: July 31, 1983 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
High School: Papa Juan HS (Bayamon, PR)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 2nd round of the 2001 amateur draft.
Signed June 14, 2001. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 2004 (Age 21.053, 16,203rd in MLB history)   vs. ANA 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Mariners/Twins/Rays 2004-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 1 yr/$1.2M (15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 3.082, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2018 [*],
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Standard Batting

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
2004 20 SEA AL 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
2005 21 SEA AL 16 50 48 3 19 3 0 1 6 0 0 1 11 .396 .408 .521 .929 151 25 0 0 1 0 0 2
2006 22 SEA AL 35 106 99 8 15 4 0 2 4 1 0 3 29 .152 .184 .253 .437 13 25 2 1 3 0 0 2
2011 27 MIN AL 45 114 104 9 15 3 0 1 5 0 0 8 32 .144 .211 .202 .412 15 21 2 1 0 1 0 2
2013 29 SDP NL 23 71 67 4 17 3 1 0 7 0 0 2 16 .254 .268 .328 .596 72 22 1 0 0 2 1 2
2014 30 SDP NL 103 329 294 27 74 18 1 11 44 0 0 27 76 .252 .319 .432 .751 118 127 6 3 3 2 3 2/3
2015 31 TBR AL 13 44 42 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 13 .119 .159 .167 .326 -7 7 2 1 0 0 0 *2/3
7 Yrs 237 717 657 53 145 33 2 15 68 1 0 42 178 .221 .272 .346 .617 74 227 13 6 7 5 4
162 Game Avg. 162 490 449 36 99 23 1 10 46 1 0 29 122 .221 .272 .346 .617 74 155 9 4 5 3 3
SEA (3 yrs) 53 159 150 11 34 7 0 3 10 1 0 4 41 .227 .252 .333 .585 54 50 2 1 4 0 0
SDP (2 yrs) 126 400 361 31 91 21 2 11 51 0 0 29 92 .252 .310 .413 .723 110 149 7 3 3 4 4
MIN (1 yr) 45 114 104 9 15 3 0 1 5 0 0 8 32 .144 .211 .202 .412 15 21 2 1 0 1 0
TBR (1 yr) 13 44 42 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 13 .119 .159 .167 .326 -7 7 2 1 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 111 317 296 22 54 12 0 4 17 1 0 13 86 .182 .224 .264 .487 32 78 6 3 4 1 0
NL (2 yrs) 126 400 361 31 91 21 2 11 51 0 0 29 92 .252 .310 .413 .723 110 149 7 3 3 4 4

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
2004 20 SEA AL 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .457 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
2005 21 SEA AL 16 50 4 -1 0 -1 1 4 0.3 2 5 0.5 .521 .502 0.6 -0.0 6 2
2006 22 SEA AL 35 106 -11 -0 -0 1 2 -9 -0.8 4 -5 -0.4 .476 .495 -0.6 0.3 -6 2
2011 27 MIN AL 45 114 -11 1 -0 3 2 -5 -0.6 4 -1 -0.2 .487 .496 -0.5 0.6 -4 2
2013 29 SDP NL 23 71 -3 -0 0 5 1 3 0.3 2 5 0.6 .515 .502 0.0 0.7 0 2
2014 30 SDP NL 103 329 6 -1 -0 10 5 20 2.1 11 30 3.1 .522 .514 2.1 1.6 20 $506,400 2/3
6 Seasons 224 673 -17 -1 -0 18 12 11 1.2 23 35 3.5 .506 .505 1.6 3.1 17 $506,400
SEA (3 yrs) 53 159 -8 -1 0 0 3 -6 -0.6 6 0 -0.0 .489 .497 -0.0 0.3 -0
SDP (2 yrs) 126 400 2 -1 -0 15 7 23 2.4 13 36 3.7 .520 .512 2.1 2.3 21 $506,400
MIN (1 yr) 45 114 -11 1 -0 3 2 -5 -0.6 4 -1 -0.2 .487 .496 -0.5 0.6 -4

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2004 20 SEA AL 3 3 0 0.0 107 .000 .000 .267 .000 .334 .000 .429 .000 .763 -100 .000 -0.9 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
2005 21 SEA AL 50 30 10 8.9 101 .500 .396 .262 .408 .324 .521 .416 .929 .740 151 .749 3.3 0.3 .897 .146 .125 .0
2006 22 SEA AL 106 89 5 1.5 108 .191 .152 .272 .184 .336 .253 .432 .437 .768 13 .093 -13.0 -1.2 .349 .141 .101 1.3
2011 27 MIN AL 114 92 5 1.5 98 .194 .144 .257 .211 .322 .202 .407 .412 .729 15 .108 -12.3 -1.2 .330 .135 .058 .0
2013 29 SDP NL 71 53 6 3.0 89 .321 .254 .247 .268 .311 .328 .384 .596 .695 72 .346 -2.4 -0.2 .471 .104 .075
2014 30 SDP NL 329 231 41 4.8 86 .301 .252 .245 .319 .307 .432 .378 .751 .684 118 .557 7.6 0.8 .695 .272 .180 .0
2015 31 TBR AL 44 39 1 0.7 92 .172 .119 .245 .159 .314 .167 .394 .326 .707 -7 .030 -6.0 -0.6 .231 .071 .048
7 Yrs 717 537 68 3.4 93 .277 .221 .252 .272 .316 .346 .395 .617 .711 74 .373 -23.5 -2.3 .526 .190 .125 1.9
162 Game Avg. 490 367 46 3.4 93 .277 .221 .252 .272 .316 .346 .395 .617 .711 74 .373 -23.5 -2.3 .526 .190 .125 1
SEA (3 yrs) 159 122 15 3.3 106 .292 .227 .269 .252 .332 .333 .427 .585 .759 54 .307 -10.5 -1.0 .475 .140 .107 1.5
SDP (2 yrs) 400 284 47 4.5 86 .305 .252 .245 .310 .307 .413 .379 .723 .686 110 .523 5.2 0.5 .653 .241 .161 .0
MIN (1 yr) 114 92 5 1.5 98 .194 .144 .257 .211 .322 .202 .407 .412 .729 15 .108 -12.3 -1.2 .330 .135 .058 .0
TBR (1 yr) 44 39 1 0.7 92 .172 .119 .245 .159 .314 .167 .394 .326 .707 -7 .030 -6.0 -0.6 .231 .071 .048
AL (5 yrs) 317 253 21 2.2 101 .242 .182 .261 .224 .326 .264 .415 .487 .741 32 .192 -28.8 -2.8 .383 .128 .081 1.6
NL (2 yrs) 400 284 47 4.5 86 .305 .252 .245 .310 .307 .413 .379 .723 .686 110 .523 5.2 0.5 .653 .241 .161 .0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2004 20 SEA AL 3 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0 67% 0%
2005 21 SEA AL 50 2.0% 22.0% 2.0% 8.0% 21% 11.00 4.4 48.0 8.0 0.89 1.38 72% 24% 5.3% 0%
2006 22 SEA AL 106 1.9% 27.4% 2.8% 5.7% 40% 9.67 3.4 49.5 24.8 0.79 0.97 64% 16% 6.1% 15%
2011 27 MIN AL 114 0.9% 28.1% 7.0% 3.5% 27% 4.00 3.3 104.0 20.8 0.78 0.90 63% 10% 2.9% 13%
2013 29 SDP NL 71 0.0% 22.5% 2.8% 5.6% 24% 8.00 4.2 9.6 0.93 1.06 75% 17% 0.0% 15%
2014 30 SDP NL 329 3.3% 23.1% 8.2% 9.1% 41% 2.81 3.9 26.7 6.7 0.54 0.76 64% 27% 8.9% 13%
2015 31 TBR AL 44 0.0% 29.6% 2.3% 4.6% 40% 13.00 3.2 21.0 0.61 1.00 66% 28% 0.0% 22%
7 Yrs 717 2.1% 24.8% 5.9% 7.0% 35% 4.24 3.7 43.8 9.7 0.68 0.90 65% 21% 6.0% 13%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.2% 8.3% 7.8% 33% 2.19 4.9 34.1 8.0 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.6% 12%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2004 20 SEA AL -0.9 -0.1 3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 1.03 -0.1 -0.0 -1.2 -0.1 1.07 -1.1 1.27 2
2005 21 SEA AL 3.3 0.3 51 -0.1 1.2 -1.2 1.38 0.4 -0.5 3.0 0.3 1.00 3.9 3.16 2
2006 22 SEA AL -13.0 -1.2 108 -1.3 0.9 -2.2 .93 -1.1 -0.4 -14.1 -1.3 0.89 -12.9 0
2011 27 MIN AL -12.3 -1.2 119 -0.9 1.5 -2.4 1.04 -0.7 -0.2 -8.7 -0.9 0.94 -9.7 0.02 1
2013 29 SDP NL -2.4 -0.2 71 -0.1 1.2 -1.3 1.16 -0.2 0.2 -1.0 -0.1 1.01 -1.9 1.12 2
2014 30 SDP NL 7.2 0.7 331 1.8 7.4 -5.6 1.03 1.0 0.7 13.3 1.4 0.95 13.2 1.35 11
2015 31 TBR AL -6.0 -0.6 47 -0.7 0.4 -1.1 1.09 -0.6 0.0 -7.0 -0.7 1.05 -5.9 0.88 2
7 Yrs -24.0 -2.3 730 -1.3 12.6 -14.0 1.06 -1.3 0.0 -15.8 -1.4 0.95 -14.4 1.39 20

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2004 20 SEA AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 21 SEA AL 1 0 11% 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 17% 5 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
2006 22 SEA AL 3 0 35% 25 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
2011 27 MIN AL 2 0 35% 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 27% 7 5 2 2 2 0 2 1 1
2013 29 SDP NL 0 0 21% 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2014 30 SDP NL 1 0 17% 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 7 29% 8 7 1 1 1 0 8 4 4
2015 31 TBR AL 0 0 29% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
7 Yrs 7 0 21% 222 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 1 3 1 17 26% 26 19 6 3 3 0 14 8 5

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2004 20 SEA AL 3 0% 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 3 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
2005 21 SEA AL 50 22% 19 0 0 2 0 0 0 3.16 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 50% 13 0 0% 7 2 29% 35 5 14% 1 1 100% 4 3 75% 0
2006 22 SEA AL 106 23% 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 3 100% 17 2 12% 14 4 29% 55 2 4% 2 0 0% 4 1 25% 0
2011 27 MIN AL 114 26% 15 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.02 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 19 2 11% 4 1 25% 65 5 8% 2 1 50% 2 2 100% 0
2013 29 SDP NL 71 24% 17 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 18 1 6% 9 4 44% 47 8 17% 4 3 75% 3 1 33% 0
2014 30 SDP NL 329 34% 74 4 0 11 1 0 0 1.35 11 0 5 5 6 1 10 0 4 3 75% 48 6 13% 20 10 50% 205 35 17% 16 10 63% 18 9 50% 0
2015 31 TBR AL 44 27% 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.88 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 25% 9 0 0% 32 2 6% 4 1 25% 5 0 0% 0
7 Yrs 717 29% 145 9 1 20 1 0 0 1.39 15 0 9 7 8 2 13 0 10 7 70% 124 13 10% 64 21 33% 442 57 13% 30 16 53% 36 16 44% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 56%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2004 20 SEA AL 3 7 2.33 5 71.4% 20.0% 20.0% 20.0% 40.0% 80.0% 0.0% 57.1% 75.0% 66.7% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0
2005 21 SEA AL 50 180 3.60 132 73.3% 20.5% 22.0% 28.8% 28.8% 79.5% 0.0% 58.3% 72.4% 46.0% 2.0% 1 0 8.0% 4 2 4.0% 2 2 2 9 18.2% 0 0 0
2006 22 SEA AL 106 367 3.46 259 70.6% 22.0% 22.8% 27.0% 28.2% 78.0% 0.0% 55.0% 70.8% 34.0% 1.9% 2 0 8.5% 9 3 4.7% 5 4 4 25 13.8% 0 0 0
2011 27 MIN AL 114 453 3.97 298 65.8% 23.8% 19.5% 32.2% 24.5% 76.2% 0.0% 50.1% 74.4% 32.5% 2.6% 3 0 9.6% 11 4 9.6% 11 7 6 26 18.8% 0 0 0
2013 29 SDP NL 71 246 3.46 175 72.3% 20.6% 22.9% 26.3% 30.3% 79.4% 5.6% 57.4% 71.2% 29.6% 1.4% 1 0 5.6% 4 3 2.8% 2 2 2 14 12.5% 0 0 0
2014 30 SDP NL 330 1278 3.87 831 65.6% 19.7% 21.8% 31.6% 26.8% 80.3% 2.7% 52.7% 72.9% 41.2% 3.0% 10 1 10.6% 35 21 5.5% 18 11 14 62 18.4% 0 0 0
2015 31 TBR AL 45 159 3.53 112 70.4% 25.9% 25.0% 23.2% 25.9% 74.1% 0.0% 52.2% 66.3% 37.8% 0.0% 0 0 8.9% 4 2 4.4% 2 1 5 8 38.5% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 719 2690 3.74 1812 67.8% 21.2% 21.9% 29.8% 27.1% 78.8% 1.8% 53.4% 72.2% 37.8% 2.4% 17 1 9.3% 67 35 5.6% 40 27 33 145 18.5% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.79 63.3% 27.5% 15.0% 27.1% 30.3% 72.5% 1.6% 45.9% 79.3% 27.3% 4.9% 14.4% 8.7% 25.0%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2004 20 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 21 18 53 51 3 19 3 0 1 6 0 0 1 12 .373 .385 .490 .875 136 25 0 0 1 0 0
2006 22 53 159 150 11 34 7 0 3 10 1 0 4 41 .227 .252 .333 .585 54 50 2 1 4 0 0
2007 23 53 159 150 11 34 7 0 3 10 1 0 4 41 .227 .252 .333 .585 54 50 2 1 4 0 0
2008 24 53 159 150 11 34 7 0 3 10 1 0 4 41 .227 .252 .333 .585 54 50 2 1 4 0 0
2009 25 53 159 150 11 34 7 0 3 10 1 0 4 41 .227 .252 .333 .585 54 50 2 1 4 0 0
2010 26 53 159 150 11 34 7 0 3 10 1 0 4 41 .227 .252 .333 .585 54 50 2 1 4 0 0
2011 27 98 273 254 20 49 10 0 4 15 1 0 12 73 .193 .234 .280 .514 38 71 4 2 4 1 0
2012 28 98 273 254 20 49 10 0 4 15 1 0 12 73 .193 .234 .280 .514 38 71 4 2 4 1 0
2013 29 121 344 321 24 66 13 1 4 22 1 0 14 89 .206 .241 .290 .531 45 93 5 2 4 3 1
2014 30 224 673 615 51 140 31 2 15 66 1 0 41 165 .228 .279 .358 .637 79 220 11 5 7 5 4
2015 31 237 717 657 53 145 33 2 15 68 1 0 42 178 .221 .272 .346 .617 74 227 13 6 7 5 4

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2004 20 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 2
2005 21 16 51 49 3 20 3 0 1 6 0 1 11 .408 .420 .531 .951 11 16
2006 22 35 105 98 7 14 4 0 2 4 1 3 29 .143 .176 .245 .421 4 35
2011 27 45 116 105 10 16 3 0 1 6 0 9 32 .152 .224 .210 .434 5 45
2013 29 23 72 68 5 18 3 1 0 8 0 2 16 .265 .278 .338 .616 7 23
2014 30 103 344 305 34 85 21 1 13 55 0 31 76 .279 .349 .482 .831 50 103
2015 31 13 44 42 2 5 2 0 0 2 0 1 13 .119 .159 .167 .326 1 13
7 Yrs 237 735 670 61 158 36 2 17 81 1 47 178 .236 .290 .372 .661 78 237
162 Game Avg. 162 502 458 42 108 25 1 12 55 1 32 122 .236 .290 .372 .661 53 237



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2015 AL  13 (1st)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2015 AL  2 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2015 AL  39 (7th)

Youngest s c a p y
2004 AL  born 1983-07-31 (7th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (776), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 1 (2486), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Catcher (369th), 3.5 career WAR/3.5 7yr-peak WAR/3.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.4 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Rene (Rivera) Rene ribera Rivera riveria riviera

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