Mike Rivera Pitcher

     
 

Born: September 8, 1976
Rio Piedras PR
Height: 6-1
Weight: 220
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (April 2012)
College: Troy (AL)
High School: Braymon (PR)

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Contract expired (Oct. 2012)

Scouting Report
: Journeyman catcher with some pop in his bat but lacks the necessary plate discipline to be a consistent hitter. Not a great defensive catcher.  Mediocre game-calling skills.
 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  1997 GCL Tigers GCL Rk Det 20 47 154 34 44 9 2 10 36 87 18 25 0 0 0.286 0.367 0.565 0.932
  1998 West Michigan Midw A Det 21 108 403 40 111 34 3 9 67 178 15 68 0 2 0.275 0.301 0.442 0.743
  1999 Lakeland FSL A+ Det 22 104 370 44 103 20 2 14 72 169 20 59 1 1 0.278 0.314 0.457 0.771
  1999 Jacksonville Sou AA Det 22 7 23 3 4 1 0 2 6 11 2 5 0 0 0.174 0.240 0.478 0.718
  2000 Lakeland FSL A+ Det 23 64 243 30 71 19 4 11 53 131 16 45 2 0 0.292 0.336 0.539 0.875
  2000 Jacksonville Sou AA Det 23 39 150 10 29 8 1 2 9 45 7 30 0 0 0.193 0.228 0.300 0.528
  2000 Toledo IL AAA Det 23 4 13 0 3 3 0 0 1 6 0 2 0 0 0.231 0.231 0.462 0.693
  2001 Erie East AA Det 24 112 415 76 120 19 1 33 101 240 44 96 2 2 0.289 0.368 0.578 0.946
  2001 Detroit AL MLB Det 24 4 12 2 4 2 0 0 1 6 0 2 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.500 0.833
  2002 Toledo IL AAA Det 25 74 265 43 66 11 1 20 53 139 35 64 0 1 0.249 0.341 0.525 0.866
  2002 Detroit AL MLB Det 25 39 132 11 30 8 1 1 11 43 4 35 0 0 0.227 0.254 0.326 0.580
  2003 Charlotte IL AAA ChW 26 68 245 38 76 11 0 12 52 123 16 50 0 1 0.310 0.373 0.502 0.875
  2004 Charlotte IL AAA ChW 27 11 40 3 4 0 1 0 2 6 3 12 0 0 0.100 0.178 0.150 0.328
  2003 Portland PCL AAA SD 26 13 50 0 8 1 0 0 2 9 1 21 0 1 0.160 0.176 0.180 0.356
  2003 San Diego NL MLB SD 26 19 53 2 9 1 0 1 2 13 5 11 0 0 0.170 0.241 0.245 0.486
  2004 Sacramento PCL AAA Oak 27 49 170 12 38 7 2 5 20 64 10 34 1 1 0.224 0.262 0.376 0.638
  2005 Nashville PCL AAA Mil 28 60 214 34 61 12 1 16 43 123 9 37 3 1 0.285 0.320 0.575 0.895
  2006 Nashville PCL AAA Mil 29 60 213 30 63 11 0 10 46 104 13 40 3 3 0.296 0.339 0.488 0.827
  2006 Milwaukee NL MLB Mil 29 46 142 16 38 9 0 6 24 65 10 21 0 0 0.268 0.325 0.458 0.783
  2007 Nashville PCL AAA Mil 30 96 349 37 75 15 0 19 61 147 24 71 5 5 0.215 0.270 0.421 0.691
  2007 Milwaukee NL MLB Mil 30 11 13 2 3 0 0 2 3 9 1 3 0 0 0.231 0.286 0.692 0.978
  2008 Milwaukee NL MLB Mil 31 21 62 8 19 5 0 1 14 27 6 10 2 0 0.306 0.377 0.435 0.812
  2009 Nashville PCL AAA Mil 32 3 13 1 3 1 0 0 3 4 0 5 0 0 0.231 0.231 0.308 0.539
  2009 Milwaukee NL MLB Mil 32 41 114 10 26 7 0 2 14 39 15 32 1 0 0.228 0.326 0.342 0.668
  2010 Chattanooga Sou AA LAD 33 58 183 20 47 16 0 2 22 69 35 48 2 2 0.257 0.384 0.377 0.761
  2010 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 33 14 48 4 6 2 0 2 2 14 2 19 0 0 0.125 0.176 0.292 0.468
  2010 New Orleans PCL AAA Fla 33 3 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.111 0.200 0.111 0.311
  2010 Florida NL MLB Fla 33 7 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0.000 0.176 0.000 0.176
  2011 Nashville PCL AAA Mil 34 61 193 16 46 10 0 7 31 77 19 55 2 1 0.238 0.315 0.399 0.714
  2011 Milwaukee NL MLB Mil 34 1 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.666
  2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 35 43 140 7 35 5 0 3 18 49 8 35 0 1 0.250 0.312 0.350 0.662
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
January 20, 1997 (DET)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 1997 (GCL Tigers)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
September 18, 2001 (DET)
     
  Awards
2001 Eastern League Post-Season All-Star
2006 Pacific Coast League All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
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