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Edgardo Rivera

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Edgardo Rivera
Name: Edgardo Josue Rivera
Born: Apr 12, 1994 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
High School: Inzarry de Puig HS, Toa Baja, P.R.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 155 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Career403.236.321.2780
Drafted in the 8th round (275th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012 (signed for $200,000)
Rivera was essentially an unknown before playing in Puerto Rico's Excellence Tournament in May. He cemented himself as one of the island's top prospects there and reminded some scouts of 2009 first rounder Reymond Fuentes. Rivera isn't as polished, but he has similar tools, beginning with premium speed. Rivera is at least a 70 runner on the 20-80 scale and some scouts give him 80 grades. He lacks instincts in the outfield but has the speed to make up for bad jumps or reads. His arm is fringe-average but projects to be average or better with pro instruction and a throwing program. At the plate, Rivera has a short swing from the left side of the plate and the ball jumps off his bat. Power won't be a part of Rivera's game and he'll likely need two years in short-season ball, but he could be an average hitter. Because Rivera came on so late, teams might not have seen enough of him to take him in the first five rounds, but his tools are hard to ignore and he should be signable.
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