BA Newsletter: Subscribe Today!

Blake Rivera

#9 | RHP | GiantsSF
Augusta GreenJackets Augusta GreenJackets
Blake Rivera
Name: Austin Blake Rivera
Born: Jan 9, 1998 in Smiths Station, Ala. USA
College: Wallace State (Ala.) JC
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (106th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2018 (signed for $800,000)
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.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • Spring Training
of Free Stories Remaining