Francisco Cervelli

Francisco Cervelli #29

  • C
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/205
  • Age: 30

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Francisco Cervelli Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.263 0 21 3 .662

Francisco Cervelli MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.282 17 156 10 .736

Francisco Cervelli Bio

  • Full Name: Francisco Cervelli
  • Pronunciation: sir-VEL-lee
  • Born: 3/6/1986 in Valencia, Venezuela
  • Debut: September 18, 2008
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
2016 Stats 156 18 41 0 21 3 .263 .361 .662
MLB Career Stats 1295 162 365 17 156 10 .282 .357 .736

Francisco Cervelli 2016 Splits

Duration AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
Last 7 Games 27 5 6 0 1 3 4 1 .222 .300 .222
Last 15 Games 58 7 12 0 8 5 11 2 .207 .270 .224
Last 30 Games 111 11 26 0 15 14 23 3 .234 .317 .252
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Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
5/28 @ TEX 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
5/29 @ TEX 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
5/30 @ MIA 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Last 3 Games
5/28 @ TEX
5/29 @ TEX
5/30 @ MIA
2016 Games by Position: C (40) 1B (2)

Francisco Cervelli Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Pirates NL 183 92 89.03 198.20 72.83 5.96 23.28
MLB Avg - - - - 88.61 209.11 67.58 11.45 34.05
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Francisco Cervelli 2016 Projections

Duration G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
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77 280 31 75 75 12 2 4 31 31 0 60 3 2 .268 .347 .368 .715
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120 436 49 116 122 16 3 4 52 55 0 92 6 4 .266 .352 .344 .696
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Francisco Cervelli News

Francisco Cervelli Fantasy News

May 30, 2016 at 5:00 AM ET

Cervelli may thrive Monday vs. Marlins

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, a DraftKings Daily Pick, will be in position to deliver a strong performance Monday against the Marlins.

May 29, 2016 at 5:00 AM ET

Cervelli could thrive Sunday

Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, a DraftKings Daily Pick, is primed for a strong performance Sunday vs. the Rangers.

Awards

Francisco Cervelli Awards

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Tampa FSL

FSL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Tampa FSL

NYP Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Staten Island NYP

Francisco Cervelli Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2015 .296 14th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2015 .370 10th in NL

Triples

Season 3B Rank
2015 5 16th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2015 8 15th in NL

Francisco Cervelli Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 12, 2014 New York Yankees traded C Francisco Cervelli to Pittsburgh Pirates for LHP Justin Wilson.
June 17, 2014 New York Yankees activated C Francisco Cervelli from the 60-day disabled list.
June 11, 2014 New York Yankees sent C Francisco Cervelli on a rehab assignment to Trenton Thunder.
June 8, 2014 New York Yankees sent C Francisco Cervelli on a rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
June 5, 2014 New York Yankees sent C Francisco Cervelli on a rehab assignment to Tampa Yankees.
April 15, 2014 New York Yankees placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 60-day disabled list. Right hamstring strain
November 4, 2013 New York Yankees activated C Francisco Cervelli from the 60-day disabled list.
September 28, 2013 New York Yankees placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 60-day disabled list. Sore right elbow.
August 5, 2013 New York Yankees placed C Francisco Cervelli on the restricted list.
May 1, 2013 New York Yankees transferred C Francisco Cervelli from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 27, 2013 New York Yankees placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 15-day disabled list. Fractured right hand.
October 19, 2012 New York Yankees activated C Francisco Cervelli.
September 1, 2012 New York Yankees recalled C Francisco Cervelli from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
April 4, 2012 New York Yankees optioned Francisco Cervelli to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
October 11, 2011 Francisco Cervelli roster status changed by New York Yankees.
September 13, 2011 New York Yankees placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to September 9, 2011. Concussion.
April 29, 2011 New York Yankees activated C Francisco Cervelli from the 15-day disabled list.
April 26, 2011 Tampa Yankees sent C Francisco Cervelli on a rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
April 21, 2011 Francisco Cervelli assigned to Tampa Yankees.
March 30, 2011 New York Yankees placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2011. Fracture in his left foot.
November 9, 2009 New York Yankees activated C Francisco Cervelli.
September 1, 2009 New York Yankees recalled Francisco Cervelli from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
August 25, 2009 Francisco Cervelli roster status changed by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
August 22, 2009 sent C Francisco Cervelli on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees.
August 5, 2009 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 4, 2009.
July 8, 2009 New York Yankees optioned Francisco Cervelli to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
May 5, 2009 New York Yankees recalled Francisco Cervelli from Trenton Thunder.
May 5, 2009 Francisco Cervelli roster status changed by New York Yankees.

Francisco Cervelli Bio Info

Francisco Cervelli (pronounced "sir-VEL-lee")...Played for Team Italy during the 2009 World Baseball Classic (his father was born in Italy)...Hosted a two-hour Cervelli Culinary Craft Camp in August 2015, which brought 30 kids, ages 10 to 12, from local YMCA summer programs to the North Side Children's Museum to learn about cooking and painting...Received the 2013 "Project Sunshine Outstanding Volunteer-of-the-Year Award"... Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that provides free educational, recreational and social programs to children and families facing medical challenges...Has participated in the Pirates team caravan and PirateFest event the last two Decembers.

2015

Made 128 appearances (124) starts behind the plate - both career highs and the most starts by a Pittsburgh catcher since Jason Kendall made 145 in 2004...His 128 games behind the plate ranked second behind Yadier Molina (134) in the National League and was tied for fourth among all Major League backstops...Threw out 23 of the 105 runners attempting to steal against him (22%)...Ranked third among N.L. catchers with his 23 caught stealings...Committed seven errors (six throwing/one fielding) and had 10 passed balls...Ranked fourth in MLB with a .296 average as a catcher and 10th among all National League batters with a .370 on-base percentage...Hit .357 (56-for-157) in the seventh inning and later; the best mark in the Majors...Ranked second on the team with five triples; had a total of four career triples prior to 2015...Was the Opening Day starter behind the plate and went 1-for-3 with a walk on 4/6 at Cincinnati...Hit safely in each of his first six games thru 4/14 (7-for-20, .350)...Connected off Miami's David Phelps for first home run of the season on 5/5...Ranked first among N.L. hitters with a .377 average during the month of May...Swiped third base on 6/9 vs. Milwaukee (his seventh career stolen base)...Caught 56.0 consecutive scoreless innings from 6/10-17, believed to be the longest such streak in team history and the longest streak in MLB since the Orioles' Gus Triandos (52.1) in 1957 (June 23-29)...Was ejected by home plate umpire Vic Carapazza on 7/11...Left the game on 7/20 at Milwaukee with a right wrist contusion...Tied career high with four hits on 8/18 vs. Arizona (third time)...Was ejected by home plate umpire Alan Porter on 8/27 at Miami after discussing balls and strikes...Connected off Michael Wacha for second career grand slam on 9/30 (game one) at PNC Park - the first for a Pittsburgh catcher since Ryan Doumit on 5/4/11. 2015 POSTSEASON: Was the starting catcher and went 1-for-3 with a HBP in the Wild Card Game vs. Chicago on 10/7.

2014

Made 39 starts at catcher and five at first base in final season with the Yankees...Made his first career start and appearance at first base on 4/8 vs. Baltimore...Suffered a right hamstring injury running to first base in the fourth inning on 4/13 vs. Boston...Was placed on the 60-day disabled on 4/15 (retroactive to 4/14) with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain (missed 55 team games)...Was reinstated on 6/17 and batted .315 (41-for-130) with 10 doubles, two home run and 12 RBI in his final 44 games...Hit safely in a career-high 10 straight games from 7/10-28 (12-for-34, .353)...Started eight straight games at catcher from 7/21-28, his longest such stretch since a career-high 10 straight starts behind the plate in 2010 from 5/17-27...His home run on 7/27 vs. Toronto was his first long ball since 4/25/13 vs. Toronto (65 at bats)...Swiped lone base (sixth career) on 8/13 at Baltimore; his first big league stolen base since 7/16/11...Recorded his fourth career triple on 8/31 at Toronto - his first in the Majors since 6/20/10...Missed 13 games from 9/3-15 with cluster headaches...Hit .382 (13-for-34) in his last 11 games, beginning on 8/31.

2013

Hit .269 (14-for-52) with 3 doubles, 3HR and 8RBI in 17 games (16 starts at C) with the Yankees. Made his second career Opening Day roster (also 2010). Hit solo HR in 4/4 win vs. Boston, his first HR since
9/6/11 vs. Baltimore. Started at C in 4/13 loss vs. Baltimore, but moved to 2B in the top of the ninth… marked his second career appearance at 2B (also 7/31/11 vs. Baltimore). Had a streak of 28 straight plate appearances without a strikeout from 4/4-17 (credit: Elias). Was removed from 4/26 win vs. Toronto during the at-bat of the first batter of the game after being hit on a foul tip… was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/27 with a fractured right hand and transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 5/1, missing the Yankees' final 140 games of the season. Received a 50-game suspension on 8/5 for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

2012 Was 0-for-1 with 1 R and 1 BB in three games as a September call-up with the Yankees...Made his season debut in 9/4 loss at Tampa Bay, entering the game as an eighth-inning defensive replacement at C (did not bat)...Scored the game-winning "walk-off" run after drawing a two-out walk in the 12th inning on 10/2 vs. Boston...did not play in the Yankees' previous 25 games...Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting .246 (87-for-354) with 2 HRs and 39 RBIs in 99 games...posted a .993 fielding percentage (5 E, 767 TC) wile appearing in a career-high 96 games behind the plate...caught 27-of-90 (30.0 percent) potential basestealers...Following the season, appeared in 21 games with Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League...hit .305 (18-for-59) with 16 Rs, 5 doubles, 2 HRs and 14 RBIs. 2011 Hit .266 (33-for-124) with 17R, 4 doubles, 4HR, 22RBI and 9BB in 43 games (35 starts at C) with the Yankees in 2011 ... in his 35 starts, the Yankees went 25-10 ... had the fourth-lowest catchers ERA (3.50) among catchers with at least 300.0 innings of work. ... Began the season on the 15-day disabled list with a fracture in his left foot, missing the team's first 22 games ... suff ered the injury on 3/2 vs. Houston at GMS Field in Tampa in his second plate appearance of a spring training game, fouling a ball off his foot ... was returned from rehab and reinstated from the 15-day disabled list on 4/29. ... Made his season debut in 5/1 win vs. Toronto, going 0-for-2 with 1SH and 1RBI. ... Hit grand slam and was 1-for-5 with 2R in 5/8 win at Texas ... was his first career grand slam and just his second career homer (also 6/24/09 at Atlanta) ... snapped a 307AB homerless stretch ... Derek Jeter also homered in the game (snapping his own 259AB homerless stretch) ... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marked the fi rst time since 10/2/91 that a pair of Major League teammates each ended streaks of at least 250 homerless at-bats in the same game (Kansas City¡¦s Hal McRae-297AB and Jim Eisenreich-254AB) ... Elias also notes it was the first time two Yankees had accomplished the feat since Juan Bonilla (264) and Bobby Meacham (310) on 8/1/87 vs. Detroit (10-5 loss). ... Stole two bases in 5/30 win at Oakland after having just one prior stolen base in his entire career (7/17/10 vs. Tampa Bay). ... Made his first career appearance at 2B in 7/31 win vs. Baltimore ... fielded his only chance cleanly. ... Hit three home runs in four games from 8/30-9/6 (14AB) after hitting just 2HR in the fi rst 176 games (471AB) of his career. ... Finished the season on the disabled list after suff ering a concussion in a home plate collision with Nick Markakis on 9/8 at Baltimore ... returned to New York on 9/11 and on 9/12 was seen by Dr. Kirk Roberts¡Xa neurologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital specializing in concussion syndromes ... was diagnosed with a concussion (MRI results were negative) and placed on the 15-day D.L. on 9/13 with a concussion (retroactive to 9/9). 2010 Hit .271 (72-for-266) with 11 doubles, 3 triples and 38RBI in 93 games (80 starts at C) with the Yankees...the Yankees were 44-36 in his starts at catcher...marked the most hits and RBI by a Yankees catcher other than Jorge Posada since Joe Girardi in 1997 (105H and 50RBI)...his 3 triples were the most by a Yankees catcher since Girardi in 1998 (4)...caught 8-of-63 (12.7%) runners attempting to steal...Hit .545 (6-for-11) with 17RBI with the bases loaded...batted .381 (16-for-42) with 24RBI and a .435 OBP with RISP and two outs, ranking third in the Majors in average in such circumstances (min. 40PA)...Made his rst career Opening Day roster...hit safely in each of his first four starts, six of his first seven and 10 of his first 12, batting .360 (9-for-25) in April...Made his first start-and appearance-of the season, in 4/10 win at Tampa Bay, when CC Sabathia held the Rays hitless through the rst 7.2 innings...Appeared at 3B as eighth-inning defensive replacement in 5/2 win vs. Chicago-AL, marking his first career appearance at a position other than C...Hit his first career triple, going 3-for-3 with 2R in 5/4 win vs. Baltimore...became the third Yankee in the last 15 years with a triple and bunt single in the same game (also Derek Jeter-1996 and 2009; and Alfonso Soriano-2002)- credit: Elias...Established a career high with 5RBI in 5/8 win at Boston, going 3-for-4 with 1BB...the 5RBI were the most by a Yankees catcher since Jorge Posada on 9/6/06 at Kansas City (6RBI)...were also the most RBI by a Yankees catcher in a game vs. Boston since Yogi Berra had 8RBI on 7/3/57 at Yankee Stadium and the most RBI by a Yankees catcher at Fenway Park since Berra on 5/29/54 (6RBI)...Started 10-of-15 games between 5/20-6/1 when Jorge Posada was on the disabled list, including four straight games from 5/20-23, as the Yankees went 7-5 and starters posted a 3.82 ERA over the stretch...Went 23 consecutive games without an extra-base hit from 5/20-6/17...snapped the stretch with a seventh-inning double in 6/18 loss vs. the Mets...Established a career high in hits in 8/29 win at Chicago-AL, going 4-for-4 with 1R and 1 double...Reached base safely in eight straight plate appearances (two singles, 6BB) over two games from 9/10-11 at Texas...established a career high with 3BB on 9/10 and tied the mark on 9/11...Appeared in one game during the postseason, starting Game 4 loss of the ALCS vs. Texas (0-for-2). 2009 Hit .298 (28-for-94) with 13R, 4 doubles, 1HR and 11RBI in 42 games (25 starts at C) over two stints with the Yankees (5/5-7/8, 9/1-10/4)... threw out 13-of-21 potential base stealers (61.9%)... at the time of his first start at catcher on 5/8, was the third-youngest catcher to start a game in the Majors in 2009 (23 years old)... Pablo Sandoval (Giants, 22) and Lou Marson (Phillies, 22) had each made starts behind the plate as of 5/8/09 (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)... the Yankees were 17-8 when he started behind the plate...Was recalled from Double-A Trenton on 5/5 when Jorge Posada was placed on the disabled list... made his first appearance of the season in 5/7 loss at Tampa Bay, entering game at catcher in the fifth inning and going 0-for-2...Made first start of the season and collected his first Major League hit-a fourth-inning single off Jeremy Guthrie-while calling CC Sabathia's CG shutout in 5/8 win at Baltimore, going 1-for-2 with 1R, 1BB and 1SH... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the second Yankees catcher to call a complete-game shutout within his first two Major League starts, joining Thurman Munson who did so in his debut on 8/8/69, catching Al Downing's four-hit shutout vs. the Athletics...Made his second start in as many days on 5/9 vs. Baltimore, catching Phil Hughes... according the Elias Sports Bureau, the Hughes-Cervelli combination was the first for the Yankees prior to September callups with each player under the age of 24 since Steve Kline and Thurman Munson on 6/1/71...Hit first Major League home run in 6/24 win at Atlanta, a solo home run off RHP Kris Medlen...Was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 7/7 when Jose Molina returned from the disabled list... returned to the Yankees on 9/1... in 17 September games (two starts at C), was 7-for-16 (.438) with 3R, 1 double and 2RBI... hit game-winning "walk-off" RBI single with one out in the ninth inning of 9/16 win vs. Toronto... was his only plate appearance after entering the game defensively in the eighth at C... was his first career "walk-off" hit, becoming the eighth different Yankee to collect a "walk-off" hit in 2009...Began the season with Double-A Trenton, hitting .190 (11-for-58) with 8R, 1 double, 2HR, 7RBI and 6BB in 16 games at C... in 21 games with Scranton/WB, batted .275 (19-for-69) with 7R, 5 doubles, 1HR, 7RBI and 3BB... was placed on the disabled list from 8/4-25 with a left wrist contusion... made two rehab appearances with the GCL Yankees...Named to Yankees playoff roster in ALDS and ALCS, appearing in two games and striking out in his only at-bat...Played with the Lara Cardinals in the Venezuelan Winter League following the season, batting .214 (3-for-14) with 3R and 1 double in six games... participated in the WBC prior to the season, appearing in three games with Team Italy and going 1-for-7 (.143). 2008 Appeared in three games (one start at C) with the Yankees, going hitless in five at-bats as a September callup in his first Major League action... was recalled from Double-A Trenton prior to 9/15 win vs. Chicago (AL)... made his Major League debut in 9/18 win vs. Chicago (AL), entering the game as a defensive replacement in the eighth at C (did not bat)...Was one of three Yankees to make their Major League debut in the 9/18 game (also Juan Miranda and Humberto Sanchez)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, was the first time three different Yankees made their ML debut in the same game since 3/31/03 when Hideki Matsui, Jose Contreras and Jason Anderson each debuted in the Yankees' 8-4 win at Toronto...Made his first Major League start (at catcher) in 9/25 loss at Toronto, going 0-for-3 against 20-game winner Roy Halladay... appeared as a defensive replacement in the season's final game on 9/28 at Boston (Game 2), going 0-for-2 in the 11-inning loss...Began the season on the minor league disabled list after suffering a broken right wrist in a home plate collision with Tampa Bay's Elliot Johnson on 3/8 at George M. Steinbrenner Field (then Legends Field)... was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa for X-rays and had his wrist casted that night...Was reinstated from the minor league D.L. on 6/16 and assigned to Single-A Tampa... appeared in three games with Tampa, batting .300 (3-for-10) before suffering a left knee sprain and returning to the D.L...Returned to action on 7/30 with the GCL Yankees, appearing in three games (2-for-8, 1 double)... was transferred to Trenton on 8/4 where he batted .315 (23-for-73) with 5 doubles and 8RBI over his final 18 regular season games... also appeared in six postseason games for the Eastern League-champion Thunder, batting .200 (4-for-20) with 1 double and 2RBI...In 27 total minor league games combined at GCL, Tampa and Trenton, batted .308 (28- for-91) with 6 doubles and 9RBI... caught 7-of-14 (50.0%) potential base stealers...Batted .333 (1-for-3) with 1R, 3BB and 1HBP in four spring training games with the Yankees before suffering the broken wrist...Named the Yankees' "Best Defensive Catcher" by Baseball America following the season for the third straight year...Played winter ball with the Cardenales de Lara of the Venezuelan Baseball League, batting .267 (16-for-60) with 2 doubles, 1HR and 5RBI in 26 games... caught 7-of-19 (36.8%) potential basestealers. 2007 Hit .279 (81-for-290) with 34R, 24 doubles, 2 triples, 2HR, 32RBI and 36BB in 89 games with Single-A Tampa... led all Florida State League catchers with a 41.0% caught stealing rate (41-for-100) and a .997 fielding percentage (2E, 743TC)... ranked second with 667 putouts and 74 assists and tied for fourth with 89 games played... tied for first in doubles, ranked third in runs, hits and walks and placed fourth in RBI among all FSL catchers (min. 40G at C)...Participated in the FSL All-Star Game, entering the game defensively in the seventh at C (was 0-for-1)... was also named to the FSL postseason All-Star team...Caught the entire game in a 20-inning loss vs. the Clearwater Threshers on 4/17, recording 24 putouts... fashioned a career-high 10-game hitting streak from 4/27-5/10, batting .500 (16-for-32) with 4 doubles and 4RBI during the span... hit his first career grand slam and recorded a career-high 5RBI in 5/15 win at Dunedin... was placed on the disabled list from 8/10-9/5 with a left knee sprain...Played for the Cardenales de Lara of the Venezuelan Baseball League, batting .212 (7-for-33) with 2R, 2 doubles, 10BB and 1SH in 16 games. 2006 Batted .309 (42-for-306) in 42 games with short season Single-A Staten Island...led the team with a .397OBP and a .426 slugging percentage and ranked second in batting average...posted a .340 batting average at home (18-for-53) and hit .323 vs. right-handed pitchers (30-for-93)...was named to the American League team for the NY-Penn League All-Star Game...helped lead the team to their second consecutive NYPL Championship. 2005 Played in 24 games for the GCL Yankees, batting .190 (11-for-58) with 1HR and 9RBI...reached base safely (via hit or walk) in 14 of 21 games with an offcial plate appearance. 2004 In his second season, batted .216 (19-for-88) in 40 games with the DSL Yankees. 2003 Made his professional debut with the Yankees' Dominican Summer League team, batting .239 (37-for-155) in 52 games.