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Rubén Rivera

Ruben (Moreno) Rivera

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: November 14, 1973 in Chorrera, Panama
High School: La Chorrea (Panama, PA)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1990. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1995 (Age 21.293, 14,374th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1998 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Reds/Rangers/Yankees/Giants 1995-2003
2015 Contract Status: not updated (details) [*]
Relatives: Cousin of Mariano Rivera
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Standard Fielding

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 Awards
1995 NYY AL 21 LF 4 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 72 3.60 0.50 .980 2.16 2.20
1995 NYY AL 21 OF 4 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 72 3.60 0.50 .985 2.34 2.30
1996 NYY AL 22 OF 45 22 19 246.2 79 77 2 0 0 1.000 4 21 2.88 1.76 .983 2.38 2.36
1996 NYY AL 22 RF 19 4 2 70.1 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 2.94 1.21 .979 2.18 2.16
1996 NYY AL 22 CF 14 12 12 112.0 39 38 1 0 0 1.000 2 18 3.13 2.79 .990 2.77 2.76
1996 NYY AL 22 LF 13 6 5 64.1 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 3 56 2.24 1.23 .979 2.18 2.17
1997 SDP NL 23 OF 7 3 1 38.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0 9 3.08 1.86 .980 2.13 2.11
1997 SDP NL 23 CF 4 2 0 21.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 2.57 1.50 .983 2.40 2.40
1997 SDP NL 23 RF 4 1 1 14.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 51 3.86 1.50 .977 2.06 2.02
1997 SDP NL 23 LF 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.00 0.50 .980 1.80 1.95
1998 SDP NL 24 OF 91 43 30 474.2 110 104 3 3 0 .973 3 7 2.03 1.18 .980 2.17 2.16
1998 SDP NL 24 RF 73 24 21 316.2 71 68 1 2 0 .972 1 5 1.96 0.95 .976 2.08 2.07
1998 SDP NL 24 CF 13 12 4 88.1 25 22 2 1 0 .960 0 4 2.45 1.85 .987 2.54 2.53
1998 SDP NL 24 LF 13 7 5 69.2 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1 21 1.68 1.00 .975 1.89 1.88
1999 SDP NL 25 CF 143 110 98 1023.0 328 312 8 8 2 .976 8 10 2.82 2.24 .984 2.63 2.61
1999 SDP NL 25 OF 143 110 98 1023.0 328 312 8 8 2 .976 8 10 2.82 2.24 .981 2.26 2.24
2000 SDP NL 26 OF 132 112 108 1037.2 318 303 10 5 3 .984 3 3 2.71 2.37 .981 2.24 2.22
2000 SDP NL 26 CF 131 112 108 1036.2 319 304 10 5 3 .984 3 3 2.73 2.40 .987 2.64 2.62
2000 SDP NL 26 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
2001 CIN NL 27 OF 99 56 50 585.1 178 171 4 3 2 .983 5 11 2.69 1.77 .982 2.20 2.18
2001 CIN NL 27 CF 70 38 35 405.2 135 130 3 2 2 .985 3 9 2.95 1.90 .986 2.59 2.56
2001 CIN NL 27 RF 21 13 10 126.2 35 34 0 1 0 .971 3 32 2.42 1.62 .981 2.11 2.09
2001 CIN NL 27 LF 10 5 5 53.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -23 1.36 0.80 .979 1.90 1.89
2002 TEX AL 28 CF 67 56 33 471.2 172 167 2 3 1 .983 5 14 3.22 2.52 .989 2.77 2.74
2002 TEX AL 28 OF 67 56 33 471.2 172 167 2 3 1 .983 5 14 3.22 2.52 .985 2.35 2.32
2002 TEX AL 28 DH 2 0
2003 SFG NL 29 OF 27 8 5 110.0 42 42 0 0 0 1.000 1 3 11 32 3.44 1.56 .984 2.17 2.15
2003 SFG NL 29 CF 13 6 4 68.2 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 -2 1 -28 17 3.67 2.15 .988 2.50 2.48
2003 SFG NL 29 LF 9 1 1 26.1 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 3 1 123 41 4.10 1.33 .979 1.91 1.89
2003 SFG NL 29 RF 6 1 0 15.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 1 -8 80 1.20 0.33 .980 2.10 2.07
9 Seasons OF 615 410 344 3992.0 1242 1191 29 22 8 .982 31 3 9 32 2.75 1.98 .982 2.25 2.23
8 Seasons CF 455 348 294 3227.0 1052 1007 26 19 8 .982 19 1 7 17 2.88 2.27 .986 2.65 2.62
5 Seasons RF 123 43 34 542.2 137 132 2 3 0 .978 5 1 11 80 2.22 1.09 .978 2.10 2.09
7 Seasons LF 52 19 16 222.1 52 51 1 0 0 1.000 6 1 33 45 2.10 1.00 .978 1.98 1.98
1 Season DH 2 0
9 Seasons TOT 615 410 344 3992.0 1242 1191 29 22 8 .982 31 3 9 32 2.75 1.98 .982 2.25 2.23
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1995 NYY AL 21 LF 0 72 0 0 0 0
1996 NYY AL 22 RF -0 -5 -0 -0 0 0
1996 NYY AL 22 CF 2 18 -0 -1 0 2
1996 NYY AL 22 LF 3 56 3 0 3 0
1997 SDP NL 23 CF -0 -17 -0 -0 0 0
1997 SDP NL 23 RF 1 51 1 0 0 0
1997 SDP NL 23 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 SDP NL 24 RF 1 5 0 2 -2 1
1998 SDP NL 24 CF 0 4 0 -1 1 0
1998 SDP NL 24 LF 1 21 1 0 1 0
1999 SDP NL 25 CF 8 10 8 14 -6 0
2000 SDP NL 26 CF 3 3 4 1 2 -1
2000 SDP NL 26 LF 0 0 0 0 0
2001 CIN NL 27 CF 3 9 3 -2 6 0
2001 CIN NL 27 RF 3 32 2 1 1 1
2001 CIN NL 27 LF -1 -23 -1 -1 -0 0
2002 TEX AL 28 CF 5 14 6 2 4 -1
2003 SFG NL 29 CF -2 -28 -2 -1 -1 0 1 17 1 0
2003 SFG NL 29 LF 3 123 3 1 1 0 1 41 1 0
2003 SFG NL 29 RF -0 -8 -0 0 -0 0 1 80 1 0
8 Seasons CF 19 7 19 12 8 0 1 17 1 0
5 Seasons RF 5 11 3 3 0 2 1 80 1 0
7 Seasons LF 6 33 6 1 5 0 1 45 1 0
9 Seasons TOT 31 9 29 16 13 2 3 32 3 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1995 NYY AL 21 5 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 4
1996 NYY AL 22 46 21 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 14 19 46 0 3 10
1997 SDP NL 23 17 3 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 4 10 0 7 5
1998 SDP NL 24 95 43 95 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 13 73 99 0 10 15
1999 SDP NL 25 147 110 147 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 143 0 143 0 11 8
2000 SDP NL 26 135 112 135 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 131 0 132 0 3 5
2001 CIN NL 27 117 56 117 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 70 21 101 0 27 11
2002 TEX AL 28 69 56 69 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67 0 67 2 2 3
2003 SFG NL 29 31 8 31 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 13 6 28 0 4 1
9 Seasons 662 409 662 615 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 455 123 630 2 67 62
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1996 NYY AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 6 0 8 2 1 3 3 0 3 1 0 8 4 0 29 16 55.2% 12 1 3.4% 0 502 65% 77% 41% 72 54%
1997 SDP NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 90 60% 81% 36% 13 46%
1998 SDP NL 24 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 6 3 1 3 1 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 16 5 31.3% 10 1 6.3% 1 383 58% 75% 34% 55 44%
1999 SDP NL 25 8 0 7 1 2 8 0 3 1 2 70 48 0 49 8 1 14 1 1 14 2 0 25 16 1 172 75 43.6% 93 3 1.7% 5 4436 59% 77% 39% 664 48%
2000 SDP NL 26 5 0 4 1 1 10 0 6 1 2 62 40 1 44 7 1 2 1 1 12 2 0 32 18 2 152 68 44.7% 79 5 3.3% 5 4570 52% 76% 42% 511 61%
2001 CIN NL 27 2 0 2 0 2 3 0 3 0 0 13 10 0 16 5 0 2 0 0 12 2 0 16 6 2 59 23 39.0% 34 2 3.4% 1 1753 57% 81% 44% 208 63%
2002 TEX AL 28 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 18 15 0 17 1 1 1 0 0 9 0 1 14 6 0 59 22 37.3% 35 2 3.4% 0 2072 54% 75% 44% 253 66%
2003 SFG NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 1 0 15 5 33.3% 10 0 0.0% 0 304 62% 79% 39% 54 52%
8 Seasons 19 0 16 3 7 26 0 13 3 7 179 125 2 142 25 4 26 6 2 57 7 1 101 52 5 505 215 42.6% 275 14 2.8% 12 14110 56% 77% 41% 1830 56%
MLB Averages 43.6% 2.2% 58% 77% 40% 53%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1996 NYY AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 1 0 5 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 3 0 19 7 36.8% 11 1 5.3% 0 306 51% 72% 39% 42 55%
1997 SDP NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 25.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 62 58% 71% 34% 10 60%
1998 SDP NL 24 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 4 0 9 4 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 3 3 0 21 12 57.1% 9 0 0.0% 1 1313 56% 72% 35% 106 64%
2001 CIN NL 27 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 7 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 15 11 73.3% 4 0 0.0% 0 545 53% 79% 44% 62 55%
2003 SFG NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 73 66% 77% 32% 6 33%
5 Seasons 3 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 25 14 0 17 9 1 3 1 0 7 2 0 10 6 0 62 32 51.6% 29 1 1.6% 1 2299 55% 74% 37% 226 59%
MLB Averages 44.6% 2.5% 58% 77% 40% 51%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1995 NYY AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 21 62% 71% 38% 5 40%
1996 NYY AL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 4 80.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 265 72% 72% 39% 25 64%
1997 SDP NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 22 64% 77% 50% 5 20%
1998 SDP NL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 294 57% 70% 37% 17 76%
2000 SDP NL 26 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 0 0 4 25% 50% 25% 0
2001 CIN NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 7 2 28.6% 4 1 14.3% 0 230 49% 80% 40% 16 50%
2003 SFG NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 107 66% 77% 45% 17 71%
7 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 9 6 1 5 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 4 0 21 13 61.9% 7 1 4.8% 0 943 60% 74% 39% 85 61%
MLB Averages 62.4% 2.6% 58% 77% 40% 47%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2000 NL  10 (2nd)
Active  26 (22nd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 NL  8 (2nd)
2000 NL  5 (2nd)
Active  19 (18th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 NL  2 (5th)
2000 NL  3 (2nd)
Active  8 (23rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2000 NL  3 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2002 AL  5 (4th)
Active  20 (19th)
Career  20 (78th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1999 NL  2.82 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1999 NL  2.82 (5th)
2001 NL  2.69 (5th)
Active  2.75 (2nd)
Career  2.75 (29th)

Youngest s c a p y
1995 AL  born 1973-11-14 (7th)

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Name and misspellings: Ruben (Moreno) rubin rubian Ruben rueben reuben riveria Rivera ribera riviera

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