Mariano Rivera
Mariano Rivera
(Mo,Super Mariano,The Sandman)
 
Born: November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama
44 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'2" Wt: 185
(legend)
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Notes:
- Signed by the New York Yankees as an Amateur Free Agent in 1990
- High School: La Chorrea (Panama, PA)

Comparison

Comparison
Relief Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Mariano Rivera
1995 - 2013
RP
57.1
 
0.5
1.0
56.6
1.0
2 Trevor Hoffman
1993 - 2010
RP
28.4
 
0.4
-0.0
28.0
-0.0
3 Billy Wagner
1995 - 2010
RP
28.1
 
0.4
-0.0
27.7
-0.0
4 Joe Nathan
1999 - 2014
RP
26.5
 
0.6
0.5
25.9
0.5
5 John Franco
1984 - 2005
RP
24.2
 
0.5
0.3
23.7
0.3
6 Jesse Orosco
1979 - 2003
RP
23.9
 
1.0
0.8
22.9
0.8
7 Jonathan Papelbon
2005 - 2014
RP
22.3
 
0.3
0.3
22.1
0.3
8 Francisco Rodriguez
2002 - 2014
RP
22.3
 
0.4
0.5
21.9
0.5
9 Keith Foulke
1997 - 2008
RP
20.9
 
0.2
0.6
20.7
0.6
10 Mike Timlin
1991 - 2008
RP
19.6
 
0.4
0.8
19.2
0.8
11 Mike Jackson
1986 - 2004
RP
19.4
 
0.5
0.7
18.8
0.7
12 Roberto Hernandez
1991 - 2007
RP
19.0
 
0.5
0.5
18.5
0.5
13 Paul Quantrill
1992 - 2005
RP
18.1
 
0.1
0.6
18.0
0.6
14 Steve Reed
1992 - 2005
RP
18.0
 
0.3
0.2
17.7
0.2
15 Armando Benitez
1994 - 2008
RP
17.7
 
0.3
0.2
17.4
0.2
16 Dan Plesac
1986 - 2003
RP
17.6
 
0.4
0.6
17.2
0.6
17 LaTroy Hawkins
1995 - 2014
RP
17.5
 
0.4
0.4
17.1
0.4
18 Troy Percival
1995 - 2009
RP
17.5
 
0.3
0.6
17.2
0.6
19 Bob Wickman
1992 - 2007
RP
17.2
 
0.4
0.5
16.9
0.5
20 Francisco Cordero
1999 - 2012
RP
17.2
 
0.3
0.4
16.9
0.4
21 Octavio Dotel
1999 - 2013
RP
15.4
 
-0.3
0.3
15.7
0.3
22 Arthur Rhodes
1991 - 2011
RP
15.4
 
0.4
0.6
15.0
0.6
23 Robb Nen
1993 - 2002
RP
15.4
 
0.2
-0.0
15.2
-0.0
24 Rafael Soriano
2002 - 2014
RP
15.2
 
0.2
0.2
15.0
0.2
25 Jeff Nelson
1992 - 2006
RP
15.1
 
0.4
0.6
14.8
0.6
26 Mike Stanton
1989 - 2007
RP
14.8
PEDm
 
1.1
0.7
13.8
0.7
27 Rafael Betancourt
2003 - 2013
RP
14.8
PEDs
 
0.3
0.4
14.5
0.4
28 Joaquin Benoit
2001 - 2014
RP
14.7
 
0.2
0.4
14.6
0.4
29 Jeff Shaw
1990 - 2001
RP
13.9
 
0.1
0.0
13.8
0.0
30 Eddie Guardado
1993 - 2009
RP
13.6
 
0.4
0.8
13.2
0.8
31 Huston Street
2005 - 2014
RP
13.6
 
0.2
0.2
13.4
0.2
32 J.J. Putz
2003 - 2014
RP
13.5
 
0.3
0.4
13.2
0.4
33 Ugueth Urbina
1995 - 2005
RP
13.4
 
0.2
0.1
13.2
0.2
34 Gregg Olson
1988 - 2001
RP
13.2
 
0.5
0.3
12.8
0.3
35 Jason Isringhausen
1995 - 2012
RP
13.2
 
1.1
0.2
12.1
0.2
36 Dave Veres
1994 - 2003
RP
13.1
 
0.5
-0.0
12.6
-0.0
37 Joakim Soria
2007 - 2014
RP
13.0
 
0.1
0.3
12.8
0.3
38 Matt Thornton
2004 - 2014
RP
12.7
 
0.3
0.6
12.4
0.6
39 Scot Shields
2001 - 2010
RP
12.4
 
0.2
0.5
12.2
0.5
40 Curt Leskanic
1993 - 2004
RP
12.4
 
0.5
0.1
11.9
0.1
41 Jose Mesa
1987 - 2007
RP
12.2
 
0.5
0.4
11.7
0.4
42 Eric Gagne
1999 - 2008
RP
11.9
PEDm
 
0.2
0.1
11.7
0.1
43 Jesse Crain
2004 - 2013
RP
11.8
 
0.2
0.5
11.6
0.5
44 Ryan Franklin
1999 - 2011
RP
11.8
PEDs
 
0.2
0.2
11.6
0.2
45 Shigetoshi Hasegawa
1997 - 2005
RP
11.8
 
0.3
0.4
11.5
0.4
46 B.J. Ryan
1999 - 2009
RP
11.8
 
0.3
0.5
11.5
0.5
47 Jose Valverde
2003 - 2014
RP
11.6
 
0.4
0.2
11.3
0.2
48 Rod Beck
1991 - 2004
RP
11.6
 
0.4
0.2
11.2
0.2
49 Jeff Brantley
1988 - 2001
RP
11.6
 
0.1
0.2
11.5
0.2
50 Jeremy Affeldt
2002 - 2014
RP
11.3
 
0.4
0.2
10.9
0.2
 
  Mariano Rivera
1995 - 2013
RP
57.1
 
0.5
1.0
56.6
1.0
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