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Saul Rivera    \SAH-ool\

Rabell Saul Rivera

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 7, 1977 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
School: University of Mobile (Mobile, AL)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 9th round of the 1998 amateur draft.
Signed June 11, 1998. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 25, 2006 (Age 28)
Rookie Status: Lost 2006 [*]
Teams (by GP): Nationals/Diamondbacks 2006-2010
Agents: ASG Baseball Service [*]
Final Game: May 29, 2010 (Age 32)
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2003 Did not play in major leagues (Unknown)
2006 28 WSN NL 3 0 1.000 3.43 54 0 16 0 0 1 60.1 59 28 23 4 32 6 41 4 0 3 277 125 4.44 1.508 8.8 0.6 4.8 6.1 1.28
2007 29 WSN NL 4 6 .400 3.68 85 0 17 0 0 3 93.0 88 39 38 1 42 4 64 2 0 4 398 115 3.42 1.398 8.5 0.1 4.1 6.2 1.52
2008 30 WSN NL 5 6 .455 3.96 76 0 14 0 0 0 84.0 90 41 37 3 35 2 65 2 1 4 371 109 3.37 1.488 9.6 0.3 3.8 7.0 1.86
2009 31 WSN NL 1 3 .250 6.10 30 0 9 0 0 0 38.1 48 28 26 7 14 4 21 3 0 1 176 70 5.71 1.617 11.3 1.6 3.3 4.9 1.50
2010 32 ARI NL 0 0 22.09 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 11 9 9 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 25 21 12.08 3.818 27.0 4.9 7.4 2.5 0.33
5 Yrs 13 15 .464 4.29 249 0 57 0 0 4 279.1 296 145 133 17 126 16 192 11 1 12 1247 100 4.05 1.511 9.5 0.5 4.1 6.2 1.52
162 Game Avg. 4 4 .464 4.29 68 0 16 0 0 1 76 81 40 36 5 34 4 52 3 0 3 341 100 4.05 1.511 9.5 0.5 4.1 6.2 1.52
WSN (4 yrs) 13 15 .464 4.05 245 0 56 0 0 4 275.2 285 136 124 15 123 16 191 11 1 12 1222 106 3.95 1.480 9.3 0.5 4.0 6.2 1.55
ARI (1 yr) 0 0 22.09 4 0 1 0 0 0 3.2 11 9 9 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 25 21 12.08 3.818 27.0 4.9 7.4 2.5 0.33

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2006 28 WSN NL 60.1 54 0 28 4.18 5.03 -0.25 -0.37 96.0 4.72 4 0.4 .8 -0.1 0.8 9 .507 .502
2007 29 WSN NL 93.0 85 0 39 3.77 4.91 -0.11 -0.35 95.7 4.47 8 0.8 1.3 -0.1 1.5 16 .509 .505
2008 30 WSN NL 84.0 76 0 41 4.39 4.73 -0.04 -0.34 99.8 4.42 1 0.1 1.3 -0.1 0.7 8 .501 .500 $436,000
2009 31 WSN NL 38.1 30 0 28 6.57 4.65 -0.35 -0.34 100.5 4.68 -8 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -5 .473 .495 $475,000
2010 32 ARI NL 3.2 4 0 9 22.09 4.33 0.28 -0.32 109.4 4.07 -7 -0.7 .1 0.3 -0.3 -7 .335 .496
5 Seasons 279.1 249 0 145 4.67 4.84 -0.15 -0.35 97.8 4.53 -3 -0.3 1.1 -0.2 2.0 20 .499 .502 $911,000
WSN (4 yrs) 275.2 245 0 136 4.44 4.85 -0.15 -0.35 97.7 4.54 4 0.4 1.1 -0.4 2.4 27 .502 .502 $911,000
ARI (1 yr) 3.2 4 0 9 22.09 4.33 0.28 -0.32 109.4 4.07 -7 -0.7 .1 0.3 -0.3 -7 .335 .496

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
2003 Did not play in major leagues (Unknown)
2006 28 WSN NL 54 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 29 WSN NL 85 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 30 WSN NL 76 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 31 WSN NL 30 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 127 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
2010 32 ARI NL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
5 Yrs 249 12 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .111 .273 .111 .384 7 1 0 0 1 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .111 .273 .111 .384 7 1 0 0 1 0 0
WSN (4 yrs) 245 12 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .111 .273 .111 .384 7 1 0 0 1 0 0
ARI (1 yr) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
2006 28 WSN NL 54 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
2007 29 WSN NL 85 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
2008 30 WSN NL 76 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $436,000 1
2009 31 WSN NL 30 5 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $475,000 1
2010 32 ARI NL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
5 Seasons 249 12 -1 -0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.0 2 $911,000
WSN (4 yrs) 245 12 -1 -0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 0.0 2 $911,000
ARI (1 yr) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2006 WSN NL 28 P 54 0 0 60.1 11 2 8 1 0 .909 -1 -3 1.49 0.19 .958 1.72 1.71 4 0 0% 28% 0
2007 WSN NL 29 P 85 0 0 93.0 30 4 26 0 2 1.000 4 9 2.90 0.35 .965 1.68 1.67 2 2 50% 24% 0
2008 WSN NL 30 P 76 0 0 84.0 29 8 21 0 3 1.000 0 0 3.11 0.38 .959 1.72 1.72 13 0 0% 27% 1
2009 WSN NL 31 P 30 0 0 38.1 14 7 7 0 1 1.000 0 0 3.29 0.47 .955 1.71 1.70 1 1 50% 29% 0
2010 ARI NL 32 P 4 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -54 0.00 0.00 1.72 1.72 0 0 0
5 Seasons P 249 0 0 279.1 84 21 62 1 6 .988 2 1 2.67 0.33 .960 1.71 1.70 20 3 13% 27% 1
5 Seasons TOT 249 0 0 279.1 84 21 62 1 6 .988 2 8 2.67 0.33 .960 1.71 1.70 20 3 13% 27% 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

Games Played s c a p y
2007 NL  85 (2nd)
2008 NL  76 (9th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
2007 NL  85 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2534), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (973rd), 2.2 career WAR/2.2 7yr-peak WAR/2.2 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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
200830Washington Nationals$436,000
200931Washington Nationals$475,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$911,000
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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