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Craig Kimbrel vs Mariano Rivera Comparison

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Craig Kimbrel vs Mariano Rivera Comparison (Through 6 Seasons)

Head-to-head comparison of future MLB Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera and current big leaguer Craig Kimbrel that includes stats, World Series, and awards. Go to our Player Comparison page to check out other comparisons.

Team, Position and Height

Teams

Craig Kimbrel – 2 (Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres)
Mariano Rivera – 1 (New York Yankees)

Position

Craig Kimbrel – Right Handed Closer
Mariano Rivera – Right Handed Closer

Height

Craig Kimbrel – 5’11”
Mariano Rivera – 6’2″

Major League Debut Age

Craig Kimbrel – 22
Mariano Rivera – 25

Years in this Comparison

Craig Kimbrel – 2010-2015
Mariano Rivera – 1995-2000

World Series and Playoff Appearances

World Series

Craig Kimbrel – 0
Mariano Rivera – 4 (1996, 1998-2000) images images images

World Series Appearances

Craig Kimbrel – 0
Mariano Rivera – 4 (1996, 1998-2000) images images images

Playoff Appearances

Craig Kimbrel – 3 (2010, 2012-2013) images images images
Mariano Rivera – 6 (1995-2000) images images images images images

World Series MVP

Craig Kimbrel – 0
Mariano Rivera – 1 (1999) images

Awards and Honors

Reliever of the Year Award

Craig Kimbrel – 2 (2012, 2014) images images
Mariano Rivera – 1 (1999) images

MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award

Craig Kimbrel – 1 (2013) images
Mariano Rivera – *Award wasn’t introduced until 2005

Rookie of the Year

Craig Kimbrel – 1 (2011) images
Mariano Rivera – 0

All-Star Games

Craig Kimbrel – 4 (2011-2014) images images images images
Mariano Rivera – 3 (1997, 1999-2000) images images

Saves League Leader

Craig Kimbrel – 4 (2011-2014) images images images images
Mariano Rivera – 1 (1999) images

Games Finished Leader

Craig Kimbrel – 1 (2011) images
Mariano Rivera – 0

Strikeout League Leader Among Relief Pitchers

Craig Kimbrel – 1 (2011) images
Mariano Rivera – 1 (1996) images

Regular Season Pitching Stats

Games

Craig Kimbrel – 355 images
Mariano Rivera – 332

Games Finished

Craig Kimbrel – 294 images
Mariano Rivera – 245

Saves

Craig Kimbrel – 225 images
Mariano Rivera – 165

Wins

Craig Kimbrel – 19
Mariano Rivera – 33 images

Losses

Craig Kimbrel – 12 images
Mariano Rivera – 17

Win-Loss Percentage

Craig Kimbrel – .613
Mariano Rivera – .660 images

ERA (Earned Run Average)

Craig Kimbrel – 1.63 images
Mariano Rivera – 2.63

Strikeouts

Craig Kimbrel – 563 images
Mariano Rivera – 395

Innings Pitched

Craig Kimbrel – 348 1/3
Mariano Rivera – 452 1/3 images

Hits Allowed

Craig Kimbrel – 193 images
Mariano Rivera – 358

Earned Runs Allowed

Craig Kimbrel – 63 images
Mariano Rivera – 132

Runs Allowed

Craig Kimbrel – 70 images
Mariano Rivera – 139

Home Runs Allowed

Craig Kimbrel – 18 images
Mariano Rivera – 26

WHIP (Walks + Hits/Innings Pitched)

Craig Kimbrel – 0.93 images
Mariano Rivera – 1.11

Batters Faced

Craig Kimbrel – 1,366
Mariano Rivera – 1,852 images

Walks

Craig Kimbrel – 130 images
Mariano Rivera – 144

Intentional Walks

Craig Kimbrel – 5 images
Mariano Rivera – 16

Hit by Pitch

Craig Kimbrel – 9
Mariano Rivera – 8 images

Balks

Craig Kimbrel – 0 images
Mariano Rivera – 2

Hits Per 9 Innings

Craig Kimbrel – 5.0 images
Mariano Rivera – 7.1

Strikeouts Per 9 Innings

Craig Kimbrel – 14.5 images
Mariano Rivera – 7.9

Home Runs Per 9 Innings

Craig Kimbrel – 0.5 images
Mariano Rivera – 0.5 images

Walks Per 9 Innings

Craig Kimbrel – 3.4
Mariano Rivera – 2.9 images

Postseason Pitching Stats

Games

Craig Kimbrel – 6
Mariano Rivera – 41 images

Games Finished

Craig Kimbrel – 4
Mariano Rivera – 31 images

Saves

Craig Kimbrel – 1
Mariano Rivera – 19 images

Wins

Craig Kimbrel – 0
Mariano Rivera – 4 images

Losses

Craig Kimbrel – 1
Mariano Rivera – 0 images

Win-Loss Percentage

Craig Kimbrel – .000
Mariano Rivera – 1.000 images

ERA (Earned Run Average)

Craig Kimbrel – 1.35
Mariano Rivera – 0.71 images

Strikeouts

Craig Kimbrel – 10
Mariano Rivera – 49 images

Innings Pitched

Craig Kimbrel – 6 2/3
Mariano Rivera – 63 images

Hits Allowed

Craig Kimbrel – 1 images
Mariano Rivera – 40

Earned Runs Allowed

Craig Kimbrel – 1 images
Mariano Rivera – 5

Runs Allowed

Craig Kimbrel – 2 images
Mariano Rivera – 5

Home Runs Allowed

Craig Kimbrel – 0 images
Mariano Rivera – 2

WHIP (Walks + Hits/Innings Pitched)

Craig Kimbrel – 0.60 images
Mariano Rivera – 0.79

Batters Faced

Craig Kimbrel – 21
Mariano Rivera – 265

Walks

Craig Kimbrel – 3 images
Mariano Rivera – 10

Intentional Walks

Craig Kimbrel – 0 images
Mariano Rivera – 1

Hit by Pitch

Craig Kimbrel – 0
Mariano Rivera – 1

Balks

Craig Kimbrel – 0
Mariano Rivera – 0

Hits Per 9 Innings

Craig Kimbrel – 1.4 images
Mariano Rivera – 5.7

Strikeouts Per 9 Innings

Craig Kimbrel – 13.5 images
Mariano Rivera – 7.0

Home Runs Per 9 Innings

Craig Kimbrel – 0 images
Mariano Rivera – 0.3

Walks Per 9 Innings

Craig Kimbrel – 4.1
Mariano Rivera – 1.4 images

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