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Erik Rivera

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Erik Rivera
Name: Erik Manuelle Rivera
Born: Feb 4, 2001 in Caguas, PR
High School: Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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201972.208.313.2640
Career72.208.313.2640
Drafted in the 4th round (121st overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2019 (signed for $597,500)
A two-way player committed to Florida International, Rivera is an athletic, 6-foot-2, 195-pound outfielder and lefthander. Rivera has two big tools in his natural arm strength—which is among the best outfield arms in the 2019 prep class—and above-average raw power from the left side, though he has some significant swing-and-miss tendencies that were evident at a few big showcases last summer. Rivera gets pull-happy and needs to improve his timing, and he’s added even more muscle to an already strong frame this spring, which has created bulk and slowed his bat speed. Because of his rawness at the plate, most in the industry might prefer Rivera on the mound, where he is in the 88-92 mph range with his fastball and has improved a mid-70s curveball this spring.
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