Mets Season in Review: T.J. Rivera
Room for improvement
Rivera doesn’t have a lot of glaring weaknesses in his game.
There’s something to be said for somebody who can put pressure on an opposing defense more times than not with a plus ability to make contact. Rivera certainly has that and there aren’t any big holes in his mechanics at the plate.
Where he can improve slightly is his defense. Rivera has a career fielding percentage at third of .960, but he’s had to adapt at higher levels as most of the errors have come from AA onward.
Still, there is definite progression and while his primary position is third, Rivera has more than enough versatility to bounce around the infield wherever needed.
Rivera is a natural at the plate and he’s earned positive reviews for what he can do at the plate. His ability combined with his work ethic will ensure that his bat continues to stay productive at the major league level.