• Full name Alfonso Rivas III
  • Born 09/13/1996 in Chula Vista, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Arizona
  • Debut 08/29/2021
  • Drafted in the 4th round (113th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2018 (signed for $446,500).
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    Observers have no doubt that Rivas will hit, with most evaluators putting a plus future grade on the hit tool. He followed a strong 2017 season--when he was a first team all-Pac 12 player and second team All-American--by getting himself into better shape and this year has been the anchor in the Wildcats lineup. Rivas is a lefthanded hitter with outstanding makeup. He has excellent knowledge of the strike zone and a short swing, giving him the ability to handle offspeed pitches and regularly hit the ball to the opposite field. The biggest question is whether Rivas will develop enough power to profile at either first base, which is his best defensive position, or a corner outfield spot. He doesn't project to add much more strength to his frame, but he currently has average raw power. In games, he shows more doubles power than over-the-fence pop. Rivas played right field during his sophomore year in deference to J.J. Matijevic before moving to first base this spring. He's an above-average defender at first base with above-average hands. While he feels comfortable in the outfield and flashes an above-average arm, Rivas is a below-average runner and doesn't profile well, defensively, as an outfielder. His pure bat-to-ball skills should get Rivas drafted early on day two.

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  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the Oakland Athletics in 2020
  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the Oakland Athletics in 2019

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Career Transactions

  • St. Louis Cardinals designated 1B Alfonso Rivas III for assignment.
  • St. Louis Cardinals activated 1B Alfonso Rivas.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates activated 1B Alfonso Rivas.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates traded LHP Rich Hill and DH Ji Man Choi to San Diego Padres for LHP Jackson Wolf, 1B Alfonso Rivas and OF Estuar Suero.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates traded LHP Rich Hill and DH Ji Man Choi to San Diego Padres for LHP Jackson Wolf, 1B Alfonso Rivas and OF Estuar Suero.
  • San Diego Padres recalled 1B Alfonso Rivas from El Paso Chihuahuas.
  • San Diego Padres recalled 1B Alfonso Rivas from El Paso Chihuahuas.
  • El Paso Chihuahuas activated 1B Alfonso Rivas from the 7-day injured list.
  • El Paso Chihuahuas placed 1B Alfonso Rivas on the 7-day injured list.
  • San Diego Padres optioned 1B Alfonso Rivas to El Paso Chihuahuas.
  • San Diego Padres optioned 1B Alfonso Rivas to El Paso Chihuahuas.
  • San Diego Padres selected the contract of 1B Alfonso Rivas from El Paso Chihuahuas.
  • San Diego Padres selected the contract of 1B Alfonso Rivas from El Paso Chihuahuas.
  • El Paso Chihuahuas activated 1B Alfonso Rivas.
  • 1B Alfonso Rivas assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas.
  • 1B Alfonso Rivas roster status changed by San Diego Padres.
  • San Diego Padres signed free agent 1B Alfonso Rivas to a minor league contract.
  • Chicago Cubs released 1B Alfonso Rivas.

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