The Ronald Rivas File
Born: Jan. 16, 1988 in Santo Domingo, DR
Acquired: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on Oct. 6, 2005
Strengths: Excellent defensive range at shortstop, decent at third and second. Finally hit a bit (.291 at Lake County) for first time.
Weaknesses: Needs to build upon first decent year at bat, get stronger. Better pitch recognition would help as he must improve meager 17-walk total.
2009 Projection: Either back at Lake County or promoted to Kinston.
2008 & MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER