Wilberto Rivera

HS Grad 2017
Age 18 and 5 mos
Age on 2017 Draft 18 and 1 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-4, 205 lb
B/T R/R
School  Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy
Hometown  Naranjito, PR USA
Summer Team  FTB PR
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 8 by Cardinals  in 2017
All Americans/All Regions
2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American
Canada/Puerto Rico - All Region 1st Team
 
PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions
2015 Underclass High Honorable Mention 
2016 Underclass 1st Team 
National Rank - Class of 2017 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 09, 2017
Overall
51
Position - RHP
15
Big power arm up to 94 mph at PG National. Up to 97 mph in Jupiter and keeps getting better in all areas on the mound
PR State Rank - Class of 2017 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 09, 2017
Overall
2
Position - RHP
1
GPA
--
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Florida International 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
6/15/2016
Latest Showcase Report
2016 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2016
PG Grade: 10
Wilberto Rivera is a 2017 RHP with a 6-3 205 lb. frame from Naranjito, PR who attends Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy HS. Big and strong athletic build, still has some projection left. Deep arm action in back, has some hook there that impacts his breaking ball at present, 3/4's arm slot, arm is fast and powerful coming through. Fastball topped out at 94 mph, throws strikes to the middle of the plate, mostly straight with occasional arm side running life. Soft curveball at present, hand not getting in position to impart spin out front, may have to learn a slider similar to fellow Puerto Rican Joe Jimenez (top Tigers prospect) who was very similar at the same age.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 97 mph
10/20/2016
99.96% Rank
best 98  avg 81
 (2017 class in 2016)

best 98  avg 79
 (2017 class)
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