Raul Rivera

HS Grad 2009
Age 27 and 3 mos
Age on 2009 Draft 18 and 4 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-3, 185 lb
Hometown  San Juan, PR USA
Summer Team  Team Mizuno
Fall Team  Las Lomas Potros
MLB Draft 
Round 37 by Astros in 2009
All Americans/All Regions
2009 Rawlings-Perfect Game 3rd Team All-American (All Puerto Rico Team)
National Rank - Class of 2009
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 08, 2009
Position - RHP
Impressed in Fort Myers last year with 90 mph FB, then up to 93 at 2008 PG National, lots of life, good command, 91 at Jupiter
PR State Rank - Class of 2009
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 08, 2009
Position - RHP
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2008 National Showcase   Jun 13, 2008
PG Grade: 10
Raul Rivera is a 2009 RHP with a 6'3'', 185 lb. frame from San Juan, PR who attends San Vicente de Paul. Tall lean good pitchers build. Pitches from 3/4 arm slot, high leg kick, FB has very good life, up to 92 at the Metrodome. Occasional cutting and sinking action, loose fast arm, effortless delivery, 10 to 4 break on CB, gets hitter out with his lively FB, gets a lot of ground balls. Highest level 2009 pitching prospect with special fastball. He will be well known in scout meetings by next June.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
0.50 improvement beginning on Dec 28, 2007
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 93 mph
98.93% Rank
best 98  avg 84
 (2009 class in 2008)

best 98  avg 83
 (2009 class)
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