• Full name Austin Blake Rivera
  • Born 01/09/1998 in Smiths Station, AL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Wallace State CC
  • Drafted in the 4th round (106th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2018 (signed for $800,000).
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    An Auburn signee, Rivera was a 32nd-round pick of the Giants last year, but he opted to return to Wallace State (Ala.) JC. Craig Kimbrel did the same thing in 2007, opting to return to Wallace State after being drafted in the 33rd round. Kimbrel moved up the to third round in the 2008 draft. A decade later, Rivera should also move up in the draft, although it likely won't be to the third round. Rivera has a pair of above-average pitches with a 93-96 mph fastball and a power curveball that is inconsistent but has late-count strikeout potential when he lands it. Rivera went 10-0, 1.75 with 98 strikeouts, 35 walks and 28 hits allowed in 65 innings. Rivera projects as a power reliever in pro ball.

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  • Rated Best Slider in the San Francisco Giants in 2020

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  • RHP Blake Rivera and assigned to San Francisco Giants.

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