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45 Francisco Cervelli C

Atlanta Braves

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
12%4%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1271.2209121
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018PIT10433239861257518423.378.431.259
2019ATL41127122819113610.303.323.220

Player Updates

September 18, 2019 01:48 PM
Braves' Francisco Cervelli: Dealing with minor finger injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli hasn't played since Sept. 10 after sustaining a laceration on his left ring finger, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

The injury explains why the Braves were compelled to call up another catcher in John Ryan Murphy from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. Murphy will temporarily slot in as the No. 3 backstop behind Brian McCann and Tyler Flowers, but Cervelli said he expects to take back those duties at some point during the final week of the regular season.

September 2, 2019 01:08 PM
Braves' Francisco Cervelli: Cleared to play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (quadriceps) will start at catcher and bat seventh Monday against the Blue Jays.

Cervelli experienced cramping in his left quad in his last start Wednesday in Toronto, but it was never viewed as a major concern for the veteran. With the Braves welcoming Brian McCann back from the injured list Sunday, Cervelli ranks no higher than second on the depth chart at catcher and probably won't make more than a start or two per week for the rest of the season.

August 31, 2019 02:52 PM
Braves' Francisco Cervelli: Remains out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (quadriceps) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

Cervelli's left quad cramped up Wednesday in his third game with Atlanta. He was said to be available off the bench Friday but did not appear in the game. The Braves will welcome back Brian McCann on Sunday, so Cervelli's playing time will likely be limited down the stretch as the team's No. 3 catcher.

August 30, 2019 04:40 PM
Braves' Francisco Cervelli: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (quadriceps) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox.

Cervelli was pulled from Wednesday's contest with left quad cramps, and he'll remain on the bench following Thursday's scheduled off day. The 33-year-old may not have been slated to start regardless, as Tyler Flowers will work behind the plate Friday. According to David O'Brien of The Athletic, the Braves would like to avoid using Cervelli, but he's available off the bench if necessary.

August 28, 2019 09:28 PM
Braves' Francisco Cervelli: Out with quad cramps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli was removed from Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays with left quadriceps cramps.

Cervelli had the cramps crop up during the second inning Wednesday as he went from first to third on a double. It's good news for the oft-injured catcher, who's been limited to 37 games this season.

August 28, 2019 08:28 PM
Braves' Francisco Cervelli: Leaves Wednesday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli was pulled from Wednesday's game at Toronto with an apparent leg injury, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.

Cervelli walked during the second inning but struggled to make it to third base on Rafael Ortega's double and was subsequently lifted for a pinch runner. Wednesday's contest was only the third major-league game the veteran backstop has played in since late May.

August 24, 2019 11:56 PM
Braves' Francisco Cervelli: Big debut for Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Mets.

The oft-injured veteran catcher last suited up in the majors May 25 with the Pirates, during which he suffered yet another concussion, but after Pittsburgh released him Thursday, Cervelli quickly latched on with Atlanta and made an immediate impact in his first game with his new club. Tyler Flowers could see the bulk of the action behind the plate while Brian McCann (knee) is sidelined, but Cervelli may have more left in the tank than the Bucs thought he did.

August 24, 2019 09:04 PM
Braves' Francisco Cervelli: In starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli will start at catcher and bat seventh Saturday against the Mets.

Cervelli officially signed with the Braves on Saturday and has an immediate place in the starting lineup. It remains to be seen how playing time will be split between him and Tyler Flowers, though given Cervelli's injury history, it's unlikely he'll be the everyday starter.

August 24, 2019 09:04 PM
Braves' Francisco Cervelli: Joins Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli signed a major-league contract with the Braves on Saturday.

Cervelli was released by the Pirates on Thursday and found a new home quickly, adding depth to the Braves catching situation. With Brian McCann (knee) currently on the injured list, Cervelli figures to get at-bats while splitting time with Tyler Flowers behind the plate.

August 22, 2019 02:32 PM
Francisco Cervelli: Released by Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (concussion) was released by the Pirates on Thursday.

This is a sad situation, as Cervelli's numerous concussions have made his future as a catcher in professional baseball pretty suspect, but his bat doesn't profile at any other position. There was a bit of a controversy earlier in the year when it was reported that Cervelli was going to give up catching, only for the veteran to say that those reports were inaccurate. He has a deal in place to join the Braves, per Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but it is unclear if it will be a major-league or minor-league deal.

August 20, 2019 05:16 PM
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Nearing return to Pittsburgh?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (concussion) went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI in Triple-A action Monday.

He's hitting .375 in 16 minor-league at-bats in his week-plus rehab stint and there's a chance the team could recall him if Elias Diaz (head) is forced to the IL. Cervelli hasn't played for the Pirates since suffering a head injury in May, but he hasn't faced any setbacks while playing for Altoona and Indianapolis over the last week.

August 13, 2019 02:40 PM
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Rehab progresses to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (concussion) had his rehab assignment moved to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Cervelli has been sidelined since May 26 with a concussion, but it's encouraging to see his rehab progress after just one appearance with Double-A Altoona. He'll likely still require some time in the minors due to the severity of the injury as well as his past history with concussions, but the 33-year-old is making progress in his recovery.

August 10, 2019 04:12 PM
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Beginning rehab stint Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (concussion) is set to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona as a catcher on Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Cervelli has been sidelined since May 26 with a concussion, though he's finally been cleared to begin a rehab assignment, There was talk that he may need to be shut down from catching moving forward after suffering another concussion, but he's not ready to give it up just yet. Considering his lengthy stay on the shelf, Cervelli is expected to require at least a handful of games in the minors to get back up to speed.

August 8, 2019 12:28 PM
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Continues making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (concussion) has caught simulated games each of the past two days, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "He continues to be symptom free and working back toward all catching-like activities, which is very encouraging," Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said.

Cervelli continues to slowly work his way back from his most recent concussion -- his sixth since 2011 -- which has kept him sidelined since May 25. Though Cervelli indicated about a month ago that his history of head injuries would prompt him to give up catching, he backed away from that stance shortly thereafter. Despite the backstop's positive progress, he remains without a timetable to return from the injured list.

August 1, 2019 07:00 PM
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Increasing activity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (concussion) has increased his catching activity recently, though he remains without a timetable for return, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

While Cervelli has been doing more catching during his rehab, he still hasn't been cleared for game action, per Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic. The backstop is set to be reevaluated in Pittsburgh this week, at which point a timetable for his return will hopefully emerge.

July 24, 2019 06:40 PM
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Transferred to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (concussion) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

He has been cleared to resume light catching activities, including fielding bunts, per Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic. However, it's still possible that he may not return at all this season, given the severity of this most recent concussion. Resting from now until next February may give him a chance of getting fully recovered in an effort to prolong his career as a big-league catcher.

July 19, 2019 12:44 AM
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Not yet cleared for games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (concussion) is still working through his program and is not yet cleared for games, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

There was a bit of a controversy in Pittsburgh last week when Cervelli refuted a report that he was done catching. It seems like he had a change of heart, although it's certainly understandable that he would consider giving up the position that's led to at least six concussions since 2011. He is without a timetable to return.

July 12, 2019 09:48 PM
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Hopes to catch again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (concussion) posted on Instagram that it is inaccurate to say he is quitting catching and that his hope is to catch again, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

It sounds like he needs to give up catching for now as he attempts to work his way back from this serious concussion, but he doesn't want to rule out ever catching again, as he probably doesn't have much of a future in MLB at any other position. This is at least his sixth concussion since 2011, and he has been sidelined since May 25.

July 7, 2019 01:08 PM
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Dropping catching duties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (concussion) announced Sunday that his career as a catcher is over, though he'll attempt to shift to another position, Dejan Kovacevi of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Cervelli has battled concussions throughout his career and has been sidelined since late May with the most recent concussion. The 33-year-old said Sunday, "That's enough. This time is different. I can't live like this." He will look to gain medical clearance next week before potentially heading to Triple-A Indianapolis for a rehab assignment. The Pirates have yet to announce their altered positional plans for Cervelli, but he's played some first base over the past few years and much earlier in his career had brief moments at second and third base.

June 29, 2019 03:36 PM
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Sprints in outfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cervelli (concussion) ran sprints in the outfield prior to Saturday's game in Milwaukee, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

He apparently looked good during his sprints, and the fact that he is with the team suggests he could be activated in the near future. Cervelli took grounders at third base earlier this week, but that doesn't seem likely to lead to added starts when he is activated.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Philadelphia400 .000 .000 .000
vs Nola (Career)810 .125.125.125
vs RHP98241 .333 .367 .245
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
8/24@NYM5140300
8/26@COL4020000
8/28@TOR0000010
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9/8WAS1010100
9/10@PHI4000000
9/19PHI1000000
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008NYY3500000300 .000 .000 .000
2009NYY4294132811121103 .309 .372 .298
2010NYY932662772038334211 .359 .335 .271
2011NYY43124173342292941 .324 .395 .266
2012NYY3110001000 .500 .000 .000
2013NYY17521214388900 .377 .500 .269
2014NYY491461844213114110 .370 .432 .301
2015PIT13045156133743469411 .370 .401 .295
2016PIT1013264286133567262 .377 .322 .264
2017PIT812653166531326502 .342 .370 .249
2018PIT10433239861257518423 .378 .431 .259
2019PIT-ATL41127122819113610 .303 .323 .220
Total 7072189268590362652604861613 .358 .379 .270
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008NYYC3111110001.000
2009NYYC40252222071411 .995
2010NYY3B20110001.000
2010NYYC908063757945132 .980
2011NYY2B10101001.000
2011NYY3B2000000 ---
2011NYYC41353022781861 .980
2012NYYC30880001.000
2013NYY2B1000000 ---
2013NYYC1716131121641 .969
2014NYY1B5534331021.000
2014NYYC42393563352010 .997
2015PITC12812410819928276 .994
2016PIT1B21770021.000
2016PITC95947716937177 .991
2017PITC78755525004756 .991
2018PIT1B544038113 .975
2018PITC94938157506238 .996
2019PIT1B1000000 ---
2019PIT-ATLC37373142941823 .994
Total  681629528348473865042 .991
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008NYY00000001
2009NYY403514001
2010NYY1138948617
2011NYY404911204
2012NYY00000000
2013NYY302600101
2014NYY1116300505
2015PIT175181148112
2016PIT141105506114
2017PIT1329810607
2018PIT153143421517
2019PIT-ATL814101406
Total 10016830172053465
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009NYY2100000100 .000 .000 .000
2010NYY1200000100 .000 .000 .000
2015PIT1301000000 .500 .333 .333
Total 4601000200 .286 .167 .167
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003 R-Yankees 152155143741014242500 .379 .277 .239
2004 R-Yankees 14088141920114191812 .392 .273 .216
2005 R-Yankees24581011201981310 .300 .276 .190
2006 A-Staten Ilnd421362142100216133000 .397 .426 .309
2007 A-Tampa892903481242232365943 .387 .397 .279
2008 AA-Trenton21738235008111400 .432 .384 .315
2008 A-Tampa310230001--300 .364 .300 .300
2008 R-Yankees38021000--100 .250 .375 .250
2009R-Gcl Yankees261100001--00 .286 .167 .167
2009AA-Trenton1658811102761300 .266 .310 .190
2009AAA-Scranton-Wilkes Barr2169719501731302 .311 .391 .275
2011AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr3132200011500 .267 .154 .154
2011AFA-Tampa Yankees310030001--200 .300 .300 .300
2012AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr993544387152239398260 .341 .316 .246
2014AA-Trenton Thunder5152200004400 .350 .133 .133
2014AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr311020000----00 .182 .182 .182
2014AFA-Tampa Yankees260000001100 .143 .000 .000
2016AAA-Indianapolis3101410013200 .538 .500 .400
Total 431137016734970511150169285127 .355 .337 .255
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/210
Birthdate:
3/6/1986
Age:
33
Hometown:
Valencia, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:

MLB Experience:
12