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Mariano Rivera

RHP | NationalsWAS
Mariano Rivera
Name: Mariano Rivera Jr.
Born: Oct 4, 1993 in Rye, N.Y. USA
College: Iona
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 155 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 4th round (134th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2015 (signed for $410,700)
Rivera's path to this point has been a long time coming. For several years, scouts could dream on his projectable body and elite arm speed. Last year, the Yankees took a shot on him late in the draft, hoping to ink the son of one the franchise's hallmarks of the past two decades. The younger Rivera is not the same player as his father, but he is not simply a legacy pick. Some scouts feel that his arm speed is unparalleled and after pitching in the low 90s last year, Rivera has consistently worked 92-95 this spring, having begun to fill out his shoulders, and he still projects for more velocity. Rivera's delivery isn't very conventional, with heavy lean to his glove side and an artificial over-the-top arm slot. He struggles to repeat his landing, and may have to tone down his delivery at the next level. Rivera is effective when he pitches down in the zone with his fastball and late-breaking slider. He projects as a solid middle reliever, with the upside to pitch even later in the game.
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