Yadiel Rivera
Yadiel Rivera
27-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Texas Rangers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Yadiel Rivera in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers in January of 2020.
Joins Rangers on minors deal
SSTexas Rangers  NRI
January 10, 2020
Rivera signed with the Rangers as a non-roster invitee Friday.
ANALYSIS
Rivera hit a poor .183/.258/.217 in 34 games for the Marlins last season. That translates to a 33 wRC+, though that's actually stronger than his career 28 wRC+ over parts of five seasons.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+37%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+30%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+45%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .569 93 6 0 8 0 .208 .323 .247
Since 2017vs Right .416 135 15 1 4 4 .153 .222 .194
2019vs Left .540 31 3 0 3 0 .214 .290 .250
2019vs Right .416 35 5 0 0 2 .156 .229 .188
2018vs Left .605 60 3 0 5 0 .213 .350 .255
2018vs Right .416 100 10 1 4 2 .152 .220 .196
2017vs Left .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+21%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+171%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .529 99 12 0 6 3 .190 .303 .226
Since 2017Away .438 129 9 1 6 1 .162 .233 .205
2019Home .798 24 7 0 1 2 .333 .417 .381
2019Away .295 42 1 0 2 0 .103 .167 .128
2018Home .441 75 5 0 5 1 .143 .267 .175
2018Away .521 85 8 1 4 1 .197 .271 .250
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Stat Review
How does Yadiel Rivera compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.30
 
BB Rate
9.1%
 
K Rate
30.3%
 
BABIP
.275
 
ISO
.033
 
AVG
.183
 
OBP
.258
 
SLG
.217
 
OPS
.474
 
wOBA
.223
 
Exit Velocity
89.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Yadiel Rivera
Games Played By Position: 2020 Eligibility Notes
174 days ago
Clay Link looks at appearances by position and makes note of multi-position eligibility and lost eligibility for 2020.
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221 days ago
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The Z Files: Early Player Pool Observations
October 18, 2018
Todd Zola offers his early thoughts on the shape of the 2019 player pool and suggests that J.T. Realmuto may be the only catcher left worth an early-round investment.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Rivera broke camp with the big league club in a utility role, but he hit a disappointing .196/.213/.261 over the first month-plus of the season before being sent back down to the minors. The 24-year-old spent the rest of the season bouncing back and forth between the majors and minors, though he posted a sub-.230 average and sub-.600 OPS at both levels. The infielder also struggled with his plate discipline, as he struck out 98 times combined at Triple-A Colorado Springs and the majors compared to just 12 walks. Rivera figures to enter spring training in a similar position this season where he'll fight for a backup infield job, but little in his career thus far suggests he'll be able to emerge as anything more than a reserve player even if he does crack the Opening Day roster.
Rivera bounced around the minors with the Brewers in 2015 but earned a September callup after posting a .720 OPS at Double-A Biloxi. He only mustered one hit in 15 plate appearances with the Brewers, but his promising season in the minors still made the Brewers take notice. He's only 23, and if he can continue to improve his hitting and solid defense all around the infield, he could compete for a bench position in the near future. However, with many other infield options who have more major league experience, as well as the imminent callup of top prospect Orlando Arcia, his ceiling seems limited unless he breaks out during spring training.
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Sent outright to Triple-A
SSMiami Marlins  NRI
August 8, 2019
Rivera was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
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DFA'd by Marlins
SSMiami Marlins  NRI
August 6, 2019
Rivera was designated for assignment by Miami on Tuesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Makes second straight start at SS
SSMiami Marlins  NRI
July 23, 2019
Rivera went 1-for-3 in Monday's loss to the White Sox.
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Getting second straight start
SSMiami Marlins  NRI
July 7, 2019
Rivera will start at third base and bat seventh Sunday against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
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Recalled from Triple-A
SSMiami Marlins  NRI
June 14, 2019
Rivera was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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