Alfonso Rivas

Alfonso Rivas

26-Year-Old First Baseman1B
San Diego Padres
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Rivas saw his first extended run in the majors in 2022, and he didn't fully capitalize on the opportunity. After appearing in 18 games in 2021, the infielder upped that to 101 games, and he slashed .235/.322/.307 across 251 at-bats. Rivas had a notable drop in batting average, falling from .318 to .235, and his OPS dropped from .797 to .629. The 26-year-old functioned as a platoon player, as he only saw 32 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers. The left-handed Rivas has historically struggled against southpaws, so the limited exposure made sense and is unlikely to change moving forward. The Cubs opted to move on from Rivas in December, and he joined the Padres on a minor-league deal a couple weeks later. He should serve as organizational depth for San Diego and is unlikely to crack the Opening Day roster. Read Past Outlooks
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#601
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2022.
Joins Padres
1BSan Diego Padres  NRI
January 12, 2023
Rivas signed a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training with the Padres on Thursday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
Rivas was released by the Cubs on Jan. 6 after being designated for assignment and subsequently clearing waivers. He has a .247/.331/.322 line across 336 career plate appearances, all of which have come in Chicago. While first base is a potential weakness in the Padres' lineup, Rivas' potential fit is unclear as both Jake Cronenworth and Matt Carpenter -- two favorites to start at first base -- are also left-handed hitters.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
2
9
10
16
25
5
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+110%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+253%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+31%
OPS vs RHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .335 47 2 0 1 0 .122 .213 .122
Since 2020vs Right .705 289 32 4 27 6 .268 .351 .354
2022vs Left .194 32 0 0 1 0 .069 .125 .069
2022vs Right .684 255 27 3 24 6 .257 .346 .338
2021vs Left .650 15 2 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250
2021vs Right .851 34 5 1 3 0 .344 .382 .469
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .646 148 13 1 7 2 .246 .338 .308
Since 2020Away .660 188 21 3 21 4 .248 .326 .333
2022Home .633 129 9 1 6 2 .237 .326 .307
2022Away .625 158 18 2 19 4 .234 .318 .307
2021Home .734 19 4 0 1 0 .313 .421 .313
2021Away .831 30 3 1 2 0 .321 .367 .464
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Alfonso Rivas 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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.33
 
BB Rate
10.1%
 
K Rate
30.3%
 
BABIP
.344
 
ISO
.072
 
AVG
.235
 
OBP
.322
 
SLG
.307
 
OPS
.628
 
wOBA
.287
 
Exit Velocity
86.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
24.5%
 
Barrels/PA
2.4%
 
Expected BA
.219
 
Expected SLG
.308
 
Sprint Speed
23.6 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
49.1%
 
Line Drive %
26.4%
 
Fly Ball %
24.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Rivas moved from Oakland to Chicago in a January 2020 trade for Tony Kemp. Though he wasn't selected to train at the Cubs' alternate site, Rivas was part of the team's Arizona instructional league roster, and he reportedly performed well in that opportunity. The 24-year-old has a pretty left-handed swing that he has used to compile a .290 average across two minor-league seasons and is not shy about taking a walk, registering a 13.0 BB% over 800 plate appearances during that span. Rivas' hit tool could translate to big-league success, but his ability to stick in an everyday role could come down to his growth as a power hitter. Rivas has hit only 10 homers over 183 minor-league games, so he'll need to add some pop to earn everyday at-bats. His hitting profile has been compared to that of Mark Grace, which sounds great until you recall that Grace averaged only 11 homers over 16 big-league campaigns.
At 6-foot, 188 pounds, Rivas lacks typical size for first base and will be heading to Double-A for his age-23 season, but he has been a high-level performer thus far. The reason he fell to the A's in the fourth round of the 2018 draft was that many evaluators questioned whether he could hit for enough power to profile at first base. That question remains, and the answer will determine whether or not he matters in fantasy. His plate skills (13.0 BB%) and all-fields approach bode well for his ability to have relative success at Double-A and Triple-A. He hit .260/.355/.327 against lefties, so he could be platooned in the majors. Rivas slashed .311/.429/.467 in the Arizona Fall League, but his 28.6 K% was easily his worst mark in pro ball. He has some experience in left field, so he would debut there if he remains with Oakland, as he is obviously not displacing Matt Olson.
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Let go by Cubs
1BFree Agent  NRI
January 6, 2023
Rivas was released by the Cubs on Friday.
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DFA'd by Cubs
1BChicago Cubs  NRI
December 23, 2022
Rivas was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Friday.
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Sitting Wednesday
1BChicago Cubs  NRI
October 5, 2022
Rivas is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds.
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Riding pine Saturday
1BChicago Cubs  NRI
October 1, 2022
Rivas isn't starting Saturday against Cincinnati.
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Out of lineup Friday
1BChicago Cubs  NRI
September 30, 2022
Rivas will sit Friday versus the Reds.
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