Luis Rivas #2

  • 2B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/190

Luis Rivas MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.258 34 201 81 .681

Luis Rivas Bio

  • Full Name: Luis Wilfredo Rivas
  • Born: 8/30/1979 in La Guaira, Venezuela
  • High School: Licencia Baranda, VEN
  • Debut: 9/16/2000
  • Last Game: 9/20/2008
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 2100 286 541 34 201 81 .258 .303 .681

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Luis Rivas Stats

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Luis Rivas Advanced Stats

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Luis Rivas Statcast Events

Awards

Luis Rivas Awards

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Buffalo INT

Luis Rivas Leaderboards

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2001 31 8th in AL
2003 17 17th in AL
2004 15 24th in AL

Triples

Season 3B Rank
2001 6 13th in AL
2003 9 4th in AL
2004 5 16th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2001 11 6th in AL
2003 7 14th in AL

Luis Rivas Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 9, 2009 2B Luis Rivas elected free agency.
August 7, 2009 Iowa Cubs activated 2B Luis Rivas from the 7-day disabled list.
July 29, 2009 Iowa Cubs placed 2B Luis Rivas on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 26, 2009.
June 8, 2009 Iowa Cubs activated 2B Luis Rivas from the 7-day disabled list.
April 20, 2009 Iowa Cubs placed 2B Luis Rivas on the 7-day disabled list. Left hamstring.
January 20, 2009 Iowa Cubs signed free agent 2B Luis Rivas.

Luis Wilfredo Rivas Bio Info

Luis Wilfredo Rivas...Wife's name is Regina...Has two sons; Luigi (1/21/03) and Davinny (4/21/06)...Attended Licencia Baranda High School in Venezuela, where he played baseball and basketball...Was ranked by Baseball America as Minnesota's fourth-best prospect prior to 2001 season...Rated by same publication as the Best Defensive shortstop and having the Best Infield Arm in the Midwest League in 1997...Named Gulf Coast League's best prospect by Baseball America following '96 season... Played for current Pirates manager John Russell while with New Britain in 1999 and 2000. 2007 Spent entire season with Buffalo (Indians' AAA)...Was named to the International League mid-season All-Star team...Was also named the Bisons Comeback Player-of-the-Year...Made 59 appearances at shortstop and 49 appearances at second base...Hit nine of his 11 home runs off right-handed pitchers...Batted .306 (30-for-98) in the second half of the season after hitting .250 (78-for-312) prior to the break...Hit safely in 12 of his first 15 contests, going 20-for-63 (.317)...Fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle while knocking in a season-high four runs on 5/2 at Syracuse...Batted .293 (29-for-99) with five doubles, five home runs and 13 RBI in 25 games during the month of May...Had second and final four-hit game while again falling a triple shy of hitting for the cycle on 6/4 vs. Toledo...Was on the disabled list from 7/30 thru 8/20 with a left hamstring strain...Hit safely in each of his last nine games and in 20 of his final 21 contests...Had contract purchased by Cleveland on 9/1 following the conclusion of Buffalo's season...Went 3-for-5 with a triple, home run and three RBI in first start on 9/26 at Seattle...Made two starts at second base and one appearance at shortstop while playing with the Indians...Hit .315 (29-for-92) with a homer and 11 RBI in 26 games with Magallanes during the Venezuelan Winter League. 2006 The La Guaira, Venezuela native spent the 2006 season at Triple A Durham in the Tampa Bay organization after signing with the Devil Rays in January...Hit .218 (50-229) with 8 2B, 2HR & 24RBI in 69 games for the Bulls after missing the first 2 months of the season after breaking a knuckle and undergoing surgery on his right hand in spring training...Season began on May 25...Played winter ball for Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League for 6 weeks in November/December where he hit .337 (35-104) in (8 2B, 5RBI, 6 SB) in 29 games. 2005 Split the season between the Twins and AAA Rochester...Began the season as the Twins' everyday second baseman, making his 5th consecutive opening day start...Batted only .195 April and lost his starting job to Nick Punto... Was optioned to Triple-A just after the All-Star break (7/16, when Minnesota acquired Bret Boone) after batting .250 with no home runs and 8 RBI...Spent a stint on the DL (6/1-17) with a left external oblique strain...Made 6 apps at shortstop (also appeared in 2 games there in 2000)...Recalled 9/6...Outrighted to Rochester, 10/4. 2004 Hit safely in 8 of 9 games, going 12-40 (.400), April 6-18 . . . was 8-22 (.364) in 6 games, May 11-16 . . . disabled with strained right groin, May 22- June 7 . . . season-high 10-game hit-streak, going 19-33 (.576), June 9-20 . . . fifth career 4-hit game, June 13 vs. Philadelphia . . . hit safely in 5 of 6 games, June 27-July 4 . . . season-high 3 rbi, July 21 vs. Tampa Bay . . . had 6-game hit-streak, going 9-22 (.409), August 21-26 . . . homered in consecutive games, September 19-20 . . . had 5-game hit-streak, going 6-16 (.375), September 19- 23 . . . had .994 (3 E, 493 TC) fielding percentage. 2003 Was 8-16 (.500)in 4 games,April 11-15 ...hit safely in 7 consecutive games,going 13-26 (.500),May 9-16 ...hit safely in 10 of 12 games,June 7-21 ...was 14-36 (.489)in 10 games,June 28-July 8 ...had 7-game hit-streak,going 14-31 (.452),July 27- August 3 ...tied season-high 3 hits and 3 rbi,July 31 vs.Baltimore ...season-high 9-game hit-streak,going 12-48 (.375),August 13-23 ...hit safely in 9 of 10 games,going 13-41 (.317),August 26-September 5 ...had .982 (10 E,552 TC)fielding percentage . ..established career-highs in triples and homers ...tied for fourth in league in triples (9). 2002 Disabled with hairline fracture in the ulna bone in right wrist, April 4-June 4 . . . began rehab assignment at Ft. Myers, May 28 . . . third career 4-hit game, career high 5 rbi and tied club record with 5 runs, June 4 vs. Cleveland . . . hit safely in 8 of 9 games, June 29-July 11 . . . was 9-18 (.500) in 5 games, July 15-19 . . . season-high 12-game hit-streak, going 14-43 (.326), August 2-15 . . . hit game-winning walk-off homer in 10th inning, August 3 vs. Kansas City . . . homered in consecutive games, August 3-4 . . . fourth career 4-hit game, September 17 at Detroit . . . was 12-30 (.400) in 9 games, September 17-29 . . . was 2-5 (.400) with 6 rbi with the bases loaded . . . had .986 (5 E, 357 TC) fielding percentage . . . tied for second on club in triples. 2001 Second career 4-hit game, April 10 vs. Detroit . . . first major league home run off Dave Mlicki, April 11 vs. Detroit . . . hit safely in 8 of 10 games, going 15-35 (.429), May 2-13 . . . season-high 3 rbi, May 27 vs. Oakland . . . had second 7-game hit-streak of season, June 29-July 5 . . . hit safely in 9 of 10 games, going 14-43 (.326), July 7-19 . . . set cub record for stolen bases by a rookie, passing Willie Norwood, September 20 vs. Detroit . . . had career-high 14-game hit-streak, going 21-52 (.404), September 4-27 . . . was 9-24 (.375) in 5 games, October 3-7 . . . batted .241 (33-137) with 2 homers vs. lefthanders and .275 (117-426) with 5 homers vs. righthanders . . . had .974 (15 E, 580 TC) fielding percentage . . . led club in stolen bases and was second in at-bats and games played . . . finished in the top ten in virtually every American League rookie batting category . . . tied for eighth in league in stolen bases . . . won Bill Boni Award as Twins' Outstanding Rookie. 2000 Began season at New Britain . . . hit safely in 12 of 13 games, April 7-22 . . . Twinsb Minor League Player of the Week, April 9-15 . . . was 13-28 (.464), April 13-22 . . . season-high 3 rbi, May 14 vs. Reading . . . tied season-high 3 hits, June 22 at Binghamton . . . was third on club in stolen bases and tied for third in doubles . . . played for World Team in Futures Game, July 9 at Atlanta . . . promoted to Salt Lake, July 21 . . . hit safely in 14 of 15 games, July 24-August 7 . . . season-high 14-game hit-streak, going 19-52 (.365), August 14-30 . . . recalled September 16 . . . made major league debut and singled off Scott Schoeneweis for first big league hit, September 16 . . . career-high 8-game hit-streak, going 11-34 (.324), September 16-23 . . . career-high 4 hits, September 19 vs. Texas . . . hit safely in 12 of 16 games . . . was 6-19 (.316) vs. lefthanders and 12-39 (.308) vs. righthanders . . . rated Twinsb fourth-best prospect by Baseball America. 1999 Hit safely in 10 of 11 games, June 3-14 ... was 19-61 (.311) hitting safely in 13 of 14 games, June 22-July 4 ... homered in 3 consecutive games, July 7-9 ... tied season-high 3 RBI, July 9 at New Haven ... season-high 4 hits, July 24 vs. Norwich ... season-high 16-game hit-streak, going 24-69 (.348), July 29-August 18 ... game-winning RBI single in 10th inning, August 5 vs. Binghamton ... had .933 (39 E, 595 TC) fielding percentage ... was 31-45 (69%) in stolen base attempts ... was second on club in games, at-bats, runs, doubles, triples and stolen bases and was third in hits. 1998 Hit safely in 11 of 14 games, going 19-51 (.373), April 24-May 8 ... Florida State League Player of the Week, April 27-May 3 ... was 35-98 (.357) in 26 games, June 11-July 13 ... game-winning RBI single in 11th inning, June 14 vs. Vero Beach ... tied season-high 9-game hit-streak, going 18-35 (.514), August 20-31 ... homered in two consecutive games, August 21-24 ... Twinsb Minor League Player of the Week, August 21-27 ... season-high 4 RBI, August 24 vs. Tampa ... tied season-hits, August 27 vs. Kissimmee ... batted .326 vs. lefthanders ... had .913 (55 E, 632 TC) fielding percentage ... was second on club in hits, total bases (173) and triples, tied for second in RBI and was third in games, doubles and stolen bases ... named Rookie of the Year in Venezuelan Winter League. 1997 Season-high 4 RBI, April 26 at Michigan ... game-winning RBI single in 11th inning, August 14 vs. Michigan ... had .907 (58 E, 621 TC) fielding percentage ... tied for second on club in triples, was third in doubles and stolen bases and tied for third in games ... rated fourth-best prospect, Best Defensive Shortstop and Best Infield Arm in Midwest League by Baseball America. 1996 Twinsb Minor League Player of the Week, June 29-July 4 ... had .922 (21 E, 270 TC) fielding percentage ... led club in games, at-bats, doubles, walks and stolen bases and was second in runs and hits ... tied for league lead in stolen bases ... rated best prospect in Gulf Coast League by Baseball America.