T.J. Rivera, Infield, New York Mets, #54
Date of Birth: 10/27/1988
Birthplace: Bronx, New York
College: Troy University
T.J. Rivera, infielder for the New York Mets, was signed by the Mets in June, 2011. He played in their minor league system from 2011 through 2015.
Rivera played in 33 games with the Mets in 2016. He hit his first major league home run on September 13th. He finished the season with 35 hits, 16 RBIs, 17 strikeouts to 3 walks, and a .333 batting average. Defensively, he played 1 game at first base, 26 games at second base, and 9 games at third base and he made 56 assists, 13 double plays, 36 putouts, and 3 errors. He also played in 105 games in the minors during the regular season. In the postseason Wild Card game with the Mets, he had 1 double in 4 at-bats.