THE AMAZINGLY SIMILAR SEASONS OF CRAIG KIMBREL AND KENLEY JANSEN

The similarities are great, the differences are small

Identical numbers are in bold
Player BA ERA WHIP SV G Tm GF W L IP H R ER BB SO FIP K% BB% BAbip HR BF AB 2B 3B HBP GDP SB CS WP OBP SLG OPS Pit Str
Craig Kimbrel .110 1.19 0.504 23 36 BOS 29 2 0 37.2 14 5 5 5 68 0.78 50.8% 3.7% .211 2 134 127 3 0 2 0 1 3 4 .157 .181 .338 597 419
Kenley Jansen .143 0.96 0.558 21 36 LAD 31 4 0 37.2 19 5 4 2 57 1.05 41.9% 1.5% .230 2 136 133 2 1 1 1 7 0 1 .162 .218 .380 535 403
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Kimbrel has the slightest of edges on the mound

But at the plate, it’s all Jansen

Kimbrel

Standard Batting
Year Age Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO
2017 29 BOS 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Jansen
Standard Batting
Year Age Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP
2017 29 LAD 36 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250 3 1
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