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Mariano Rivera

44-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 185   DOB: 11/29/1969   BORN: Panama City, Panama   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Rivera signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Yankees in November 2012.

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Rivera said that he will not play this weekend, the NY Post's Joel Sherman reports.

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Mariano Rivera Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 35 MAJ NYY 71 0 0 78.3 50 12 2 80 18 7 4 43 1.38 0.87
2006 36 MAJ NYY 63 0 0 75.0 61 15 3 55 11 5 5 34 1.80 0.96
2007 37 MAJ NYY 67 0 0 71.3 68 25 4 74 12 3 4 30 3.15 1.12
2008 38 MAJ NYY 64 0 0 70.7 41 11 4 77 6 6 5 39 1.40 0.67
2009 39 MAJ NYY 66 0 0 66.3 48 13 7 72 12 3 3 44 1.76 0.90
2010 40 MAJ NYY 61 0 0 60.0 39 12 2 45 11 3 3 33 5 0 1.80 0.83
2011 41 MAJ NYY 64 0 0 61.3 47 13 3 60 8 1 2 44 5 0 1.91 0.90
2012 42 MAJ NYY 9 0 0 8.3 6 2 0 8 2 1 1 5 1 0 2.16 0.96
2013 43 MAJ NYY 64 0 0 64.0 58 15 6 54 9 6 2 44 7 0 2.11 1.05
3-Year Averages MAJ   45 0 0 44.6 37 10 3 40 6 2 1 31 4 0 2.02 0.97
Career  (View All) MAJ   1115 10 0 1,283.7 998 315 71 1173 286 82 60 652 2.21 1.00

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Mariano Rivera Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201314028533401.244
201214412010.154
201110924325302.240

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201311626425605.225
201218414100.235
201112436522401.191

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201336.3512131452.480.91
20123.01021000.000.33
201133.0112327221.360.67

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201327.7112323511.631.23
20125.30137203.381.31
201128.3012133612.541.16
Mariano Rivera Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 35 MAJ NYY 71 0 78.3 9.19 2.07 4.44 0.23 84.8% 1.38 2.20 .254
2006 36 MAJ NYY 63 0 75.0 6.60 1.32 5.00 0.36 2.00 82.6% 1.80 2.71 .270
2007 37 MAJ NYY 67 0 71.3 9.34 1.51 6.17 0.50 1.76 72.4% 3.15 2.38 .335
2008 38 MAJ NYY 64 0 70.7 9.81 0.76 12.83 0.51 1.44 83.7% 93.1 MPH 1.40 2.02 .232
2009 39 MAJ NYY 66 0 66.3 9.77 1.63 6.00 0.95 1.98 88.7% 91.7 MPH 1.76 2.96 .263
2010 40 MAJ NYY 61 0 60.0 6.75 1.65 4.09 0.30 1.63 79.2% 92.2 MPH 1.80 2.93 .230
2011 41 MAJ NYY 64 0 61.3 8.80 1.17 7.50 0.44 1.42 80.8% 92.3 MPH 1.91 2.37 .280
2012 42 MAJ NYY 9 0 8.3 8.64 2.16 4.00 0.00 1.11 75% 90.5 MPH 2.16 2.00 .279
2013 43 MAJ NYY 64 0 64.0 7.59 1.27 6.00 0.84 1.52 85.2% 91.9 MPH 2.11 3.20 .291
3-Year Averages MAJ   45 0 44.6 8.08 1.21 6.67 0.61 82.5% 2.02 2.68 .284
Career MAJ   1115 10 1,283.7 8.22 2.01 4.10 0.50 79.9% 2.21 2.78 .275

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Mariano Rivera (by OPS against, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jason Kubel MIN 9 5 1 4 1 1 0 .556 .889 1.489
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 11 5 1 2 1 1 0 .455 .727 1.227
Ryan Sweeney CHI-N 8 4 0 1 0 1 1 .500 .500 1.000
Marco Scutaro SF 17 5 1 3 3 3 0 .294 .588 .988
Paul Konerko CHI-A 9 3 1 3 0 0 0 .333 .667 .967
Evan Longoria TB 16 4 2 4 2 6 0 .250 .625 .958
Nolan Reimold BAL 8 2 1 1 0 3 1 .250 .625 .958
Carl Crawford LA 22 8 1 2 0 5 0 .364 .545 .909
Adam Jones BAL 11 3 1 2 1 4 0 .273 .545 .879
David Wright NY-N 8 3 0 3 0 1 0 .375 .500 .875

Best Matchups for Mariano Rivera (by OPS against, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ramon Santiago CIN 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .125 .250
Erick Aybar ANA 8 1 0 1 0 1 0 .125 .125 .250
Mark Reynolds MIL 8 1 0 0 0 5 0 .125 .125 .250
Michael Cuddyer COL 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .125 .250
Jhonny Peralta STL 12 1 0 0 0 3 0 .083 .083 .167
Aaron Hill AZ 12 1 0 1 0 3 0 .083 .083 .167
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 15 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .118
Alex Rios TEX 16 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Aviles CLE 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Joyce TB 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000

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Mariano Rivera: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rivera, who got four outs Thursday in his final game at Yankee Stadium, could play in the outfield in the Yankees' final series, the Yankees' official site reports.

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Rivera gave up two hits, but no runs over 1.1 innings Wednesday against Toronto.

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Rivera will not be available to pitch in Friday's game against the Red Sox, according to manager Joe Girardi, the Boston Globe reports.

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Rivera was awarded the win in the Yankees' 6-5 victory against Baltimore on Thursday.

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Rivera surrendered a run, but held on for the save against Baltimore on Wednesday.

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Rivera picked up a four-out save against Baltimore on Tuesday.

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Rivera was called upon to pitch two innings on Sunday, and blew the save but picked up the win when Ichiro Suzuki scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth.

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Rivera blew the save against Boston on Thursday, allowing a run on two hits in the ninth inning.

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Rivera pitched 1.1 innings Wednesday, and picked up his 41st save of the season. He struck out one.

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Manager Joe Girardi said that, while he still expects Rivera to retire, he plans to "just say to Mo, think about it, and make sure...Just to make sure that thatĺs exactly what you want to do," the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Rivera said that he had trouble repeating his release point in the last several games, and worked with pitching coach Larry Rothschild on Monday to address the issue, the Yankees' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Mariano Rivera.

2013

Rivera's season ended in May due to a torn ACL, but he decided to return for his 19th season and says he'll be ready for Opening Day. Even though he'll be 43 when the season starts, there appears to be no reason to expect any less than his usual dominant numbers and he'll return as the closer. The age and injury bring some small element of risk, but Rivera showed no real sign of skills loss (8.6 K/9, 2.2 BB/9) prior to his season-ending injury.

2012

The ageless wonder just kept it going in 2011, putting up yet another year with 40-plus saves, an ERA under 2.00, and a WHIP below 1.000. The Yankees do have a ready-made fill-in for Rivera with the emergence of David Robertson, so they may be more willing to put Rivera on the shelf for a few weeks if he experiences any aches and pains, but Rivera shows absolutely no signs of weakening, and there's no reason to think he can't duplicate his 2011 stats. Other than handcuffing Robertson in case this is the year Rivera finally shows his age (or if he decides to retire, as he's mentioned to the New York press), we have no hesitation about drafting him as one of the top closers out there.

2011

He has to slow down at some point (we think), but there's no reason to think it will be in 2011. Even at age 40 last season, Rivera posted a miniscule 1.80 ERA with 45 strikeouts and 11 walks in 60 innings. Although his velocity is down a bit, his cutter is still as unhittable as ever. The Yankees still believe that he'll be their ninth-inning man for a couple of seasons, as evidenced by the two-year, $30 million deal he inked in the offseason to stay in the Bronx.

2010

After recording the final out of the Yankees´┐Ż 27th world championship, Rivera (now 40 years old) said he wanted to play five more years. At this point, who are we to doubt him? The ageless one racked up 44 saves last season, posting a 72:12 K:BB ratio in 66.1 innings, and surrendered an earned run in just two of his final 40 appearances. Until he shows any signs of slowing down, he´┐Żll remain among the game´┐Żs elite closers.

2009

It sounds like Rivera may have been pitching through some pain last season, but the 38-year-old proved that he's still one of the game's elite ninth-inning options, racking up 39 saves while posting a 77:6 K:BB ratio and allowed just 41 hits in 70.2 innings. Fortunately, Rivera did not have any structural damage during October surgery that was performed to shave a calcified joint on the top of his pitching shoulder, so his offseason surgery was very minor. He's slated to resume throwing a month before spring training begins, so there's little reason to worry about the operation effecting his status for next season.

2008

While father time may slowly be creeping up on Rivera, he still remains one of the best closers in the business. Toss out a dismal April in which he had a 10.57 ERA and you'll see 2.26 line from May to season's end. His 30 saves were an all-time low for a season in which he has made at least 50 appearances, but opportunities were few and far between early in the 2007 campaign, and inconsistency in the bullpen didn't help. Rivera showed plenty of ability to keep hitters off balance, fanning 9.34 hitters per nine innings - his best mark since 1996. Rivera is one of the most proven closers the game has seen and remains a top closer option for 2008, especially when you consider the turnover and instability at the position around the league.

2007

Few clubs have been able to turn games over to a more consistently dominant closer over the past 10 years. An elbow issue limited his appearances in September, keeping him from the 40-save plateau for the first time since 2003, but he will be 100 percent for spring training. Given his proven track record and ability to still get the tough outs, Rivera remains an elite option at a very fluid position.

2006

Many thought Rivera should have won the Cy Young Award in 2005. It might be optimistic to expect seven wins and a 1.38 ERA again, but the man is the greatest closer of all time and hasn't shown a single sign of slowing down. He still strikes out more than a batter per inning and batters continue to look as foolish against him as they have for the last decade.

2005

Rivera made a run at Bobby Thigpen's single-season saves record of 57, and if the Yankees starting pitching continues to force them into so many 8-7 games, there's no reason to think he can't do it again. Rivera is 35, and his strikeout rate has come down each of the past four years to 7.55 K/9IP, but the air of invincibility around him is only now starting to lift. He's got a few years left as a top-notch closer.

2004

After being sidelined for the sart of 2003 because of an injured groin, Rivera came back to record another dominant season. The one concern we have was how much manager Joe Torre leaned on him for multiple-inning appearances in the playoffs, which could affect his durability over time. The addition of Tom Gordon and Paul Quantrill and getting Steve Karsay back from injury should help limit him to one-inning stints, which will pay dividends to his owners in the long run.

2003

Rivera was dogged by shoulder problems last season, costing him 20+ innings and 15-20 saves. But other than that he was his usual effective self, posting a 2.74 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 41/11 K/BB ratio. Keep an eye on his health during spring training, and if his shoulder isn't giving him any problems, put him at the top of your closer list.