Getting To Know Emmanuel Rivera
Emmanuel Rivera is a Puerto Rican professional baseball third baseman for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball, born on born June 29, 1996.
Rivera made his debut in 2015 in the Major League Baseball for Kansas City Royals after he was drafted out of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in the 19th round, 579th overall that same year.
2016 saw Rivera playing for the rookie-level Burlington Royals while posting a .249/.317/.373 slash line in 58 games.
Rivera was drafted by the Kansas City Royals out of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in the 19th round, 579th overall, of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. He made his professional debut with the AZL Royals, playing in 38 games with the team.
Rivera then played for the Single-A Lexington Legends in the next year, slashing .310/.364/.468 with 12 home runs and 72 RBI.
Rivera batted .274/.326/.416 with 6 home runs and 63 RBI in 2018 while splitting the season between the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks and the AZL Royals. Rivera spent the 2019 season with the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals, posting a.258/.297/.345 slash line with 7 home runs and 57 RBI in 131 games.
Rivera did not play in a game in 2020 since the minor league season was canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
He began the 2021 season at the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers, where he batted.282/.337/.593 with a career-high 14 home runs and 40 RBI in 44 games.
Rivera was named to the 40-man roster and promoted to the major leagues for the first time on June 28, 2021. That day, he made his MLB debut as the starting third baseman against the Boston Red Sox, and he also had his first professional hit, a single-off Sox starter Garrett Richards. On June 30, he was placed on the injured list due to a left hamate break.
Emmanuel Rivera’s Current Salary
Emmanuel Rivera salary is $570,500 per year
Emmanuel Rivera currently plays for Kansas City Royals in Major League Baseball, the senior baseball league in the United States.