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Craig Kimbrel

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

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0-0

ERA

3.68

WHIP

1.36

K

16

SV

5

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

For the third consecutive year, Kimbrel led the National League in saves, becoming the 11th pitcher in major league history to reach the 50-save mark in a single season, while also becoming the first ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 220   DOB: 5/28/1988   BORN: Huntsville, AL   COLLEGE: Wallace State CC   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Craig Kimbrel Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $42 million extension with the Braves in February of 2014.

April 23, 2014  –  Craig Kimbrel News

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Kimbrel picked up his sixth save of the season with a perfect, two-strikeout ninth inning against the Marlins on Wednesday.

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Craig Kimbrel 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
2008 20 A Rom 10 0 0 12.2 6 1 0 26 4 2 0 4 0.71 0.82
2008 20 A Dan 12 0 0 19.0 5 1 0 27 10 1 2 6 0.47 0.79
2008 20 A Myr 2 0 0 3.2 5 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.88
2009 21 A Rom 16 0 0 20.0 9 2 0 38 6 0 0 10 0.90 0.75
2009 21 A Myr 19 0 0 26.3 18 16 2 45 28 0 2 2 5.52 1.75
2009 21 AA MIS 12 0 0 11.7 3 1 0 17 7 2 1 6 0.77 0.86
2009 21 AAA GWI 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2010 22 AAA Gwi 48 0 0 55.2 28 10 3 83 35 3 2 23 0 0 1.62 1.14
2010 22 MAJ ATL 21 0 0 20.7 9 1 0 40 16 4 0 1 0 2 0.44 1.21
2011 23 MAJ ATL 79 0 0 77.0 48 18 3 127 32 4 3 46 8 0 2.10 1.04
2012 24 MAJ ATL 63 0 0 62.7 27 7 3 116 14 3 1 42 3 0 1.01 0.65
2013 25 MAJ ATL 68 0 0 67.0 39 9 4 98 20 4 3 50 4 0 1.21 0.88
2014 26 MAJ ATL 8 0 0 7.3 7 3 0 16 3 0 0 5 1 0 3.68 1.36
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Craig Kimbrel
3-Year Averages MAJ   70 0 0 68.9 38 11 3 113 22 3 2 46 5 0 1.44 0.87
Career  (View All) MAJ   239 0 0 234.7 130 38 10 397 85 15 7 144 1.46 0.92

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Craig Kimbrel Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 21 Mia 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.68 1.36
Apr. 19 @NYM 0.7 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.26 1.26
Apr. 12 Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.59 0.71
Apr. 11 Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 0.64
Apr. 9 NYM 0.7 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.45 0.82
Apr. 4 @Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
Apr. 2 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
Apr. 1 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.3 7 4 3 0 3 10 1 0 0 0-0 2 1 0 6.23 2.31
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
7.3 7 4 3 0 3 16 1 0 0 0-0 5 1 0 3.68 1.36
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
7.3 7 4 3 0 3 16 1 0 0 0-0 5 1 0 3.68 1.36

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Craig Kimbrel Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201313251926602.211
201212261913001.116
2011145601520101.157

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013126471113102.116
201210955514102.136
2011155661427312.191

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201335.7412350820.760.70
201233.7212067821.070.68
201144.33121801621.420.97

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201331.30227481221.721.09
201229.0102249610.930.62
201132.01225461312.811.03
Craig Kimbrel 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
2008 20 A Rom 10 0 12.2 19.18 2.95 6.50 0.00 90% 0.71 -.08 .417
2008 20 A Dan 12 0 19.0 12.79 4.74 2.70 0.00 93.3% 0.47 1.94 .158
2008 20 A Myr 2 0 3.2 8.44 2.81 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.26 .454
2009 21 A Rom 16 0 20.0 17.10 2.70 6.33 0.00 86.7% 0.90 .30 .328
2009 21 A Myr 19 0 26.3 15.38 9.57 1.61 0.68 68.2% 5.52 3.96 .354
2009 21 AA MIS 12 0 11.7 13.11 5.40 2.43 0.00 90% 0.77 2.34 .159
2009 21 AAA GWI 2 0 2.0 13.50 18.00 0.75 0.00 100% 0.00 6.20 .000
2010 22 AAA Gwi 48 0 55.2 13.53 5.71 2.37 0.49 88.3% 1.62 3.02 .256
2010 22 MAJ ATL 21 0 20.7 17.42 6.97 2.50 0.00 0.56 96% 95.4 MPH 0.44 1.65 .330
2011 23 MAJ ATL 79 0 77.0 14.84 3.74 3.97 0.35 1.16 80.5% 96.2 MPH 2.10 1.69 .333
2012 24 MAJ ATL 63 0 62.7 16.66 2.01 8.29 0.43 1.41 89.5% 96.8 MPH 1.01 .89 .283
2013 25 MAJ ATL 68 0 67.0 13.16 2.69 4.90 0.54 1.49 90.9% 96.9 MPH 1.21 2.08 .278
2014 26 MAJ ATL 8 0 7.3 19.64 3.68 5.33 0.00 2.50 70% 96.0 MPH 3.68 .47 .599
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3-Year Averages MAJ   70 0 68.9 14.76 2.87 5.14 0.39 86% 1.44 1.44 .301
Career MAJ   239 0 234.7 15.23 3.26 4.67 0.38 86.3% 1.46 1.49 .312

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2014 Stat Review for Craig Kimbrel    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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5.33 K/BB
ELITE
19.64 K/9
ELITE
3.68 BB/9
POOR
96.0 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
2.50 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.68 ERA
WEAK
1.36 WHIP
POOR
0.47 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.599 BABIP
HIGH
70.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Worst Matchups for Craig Kimbrel (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Young NY-N 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Devin Mesoraco CIN 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Erik Kratz TOR 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Omar Infante KC 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Chase Headley SD 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 .500 2.000 2.500
Shin-Soo Choo TEX 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Gerald Laird ATL 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Jose Reyes TOR 6 5 0 0 0 1 0 .833 .833 1.667
Aramis Ramirez MIL 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.500
Derek Dietrich MIA 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500

Best Matchups for Craig Kimbrel (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Coghlan CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Allen Craig STL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Brantley CLE 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tyler Colvin SF 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Endy Chavez SEA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Bautista TOR 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Cody Ross AZ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kurt Suzuki MIN 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Steve Pearce BAL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Craig Kimbrel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kimbrel blew his first save of the season Monday, allowing an RBI double to Derek Dietrich in the ninth inning.

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Kimbrel is available to pitch for the Braves on Sunday, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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Kimbrel floundered Saturday, giving up two earned runs, three hits and a walk to the Mets before being replaced by Jordan Walden in the ninth.

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Kimbrel threw a 15-pitch side session Wednesday, and said his shoulder was good and he's ready, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

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Kimbrel (shoulder) played light catch Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "Hopefully [Wednesday] he wakes up a little better," manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

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Kimbrel (shoulder) was able to play catch Tuesday, but it's unknown if he'll be available for the Braves' subsequent tilt at Philadelphia, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Kimbrel is dealing with a sore shoulder, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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Kimbrel picked up his league-leading fifth save of the season as the Braves doubled up the Nats, 6-3.

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Kimbrel notched his fourth save of the season Wednesday, allowing two hits, a walk and an earned run with two strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Kimbrel is just 24 years old and is already the best relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. Kimbrel has been the Braves' closer for two years and led the league in saves both seasons. He won the NL Rookie of the Year award in 2011 and finished in the top-10 of Cy Young voting each of those two seasons, while also finishing in the top-10 of NL MVP voting in 2012 after posting a 1.01 ERA. Kimbrel's K/9 rose to an absurd 16.7 while his BB/9 dropped to just 2.0. With his stuff and control, he is nearly unhittable. Over the last two years, Kimbrel has led all major league relievers in strikeouts and it isn't even close. He will be the first reliever off the board during fantasy drafts and for good reason.

2012

Kimbrel set a major league record for saves by a rookie with 46 and won the NL Rookie of the Year award last season. Kimbrel's success wasn't merely a by-product of getting 54 save chances as his peripheral stats were outstanding as well. He had a 14.8 K/9IP, a 3.97 K/BB ratio, increased his groundball rate (to 44.8 percent of batted balls) and only allowed three home runs. His only blemish was that he wore down at the end of the season by posting a 4.76 ERA in September and blew three of his final eight save chances including Atlanta's loss on the last day of the season that knocked them out of the playoffs. The Braves may try to reduce his workload a bit this season and have Jonny Venters save a few more games as a result. However, he'll should be among the elite NL closers again in 2012.

2011

Kimbrel is the leading candidate to replace the retiring Billy Wagner as Atlanta's closer in 2011. The 2008 third-round pick averaged 95 mph on fastballs in the majors last season and also features a nasty hard curveball. He was dominating at Triple-A with a 1.62 ERA and 13.5 K/9IP and shuttled between Triple-A and Atlanta several times before getting regular duty in September, when he threw 11 scoreless innings with a 23:5 K:BB -- often in crucial situations. He also thrived in the playoffs by giving up just one run and one walk with seven strikeouts in 4.1 innings. Many times the best pitching prospects are not closers in the minors. However, this is a case where a top prospect was a minor league closer. And so far everything he's shown in the minors and in his brief time in the majors suggests he'll thrive in the closer role with the Braves -- as long as he can win the job this spring.

2010

A future closer, Kimbrel overpowers hitters with a 95 mph heater and a nasty hard curve. His command is somewhat erratic, but minor league hitters had little chance against him last year. He led the minor leagues with 15.5 strikeouts per nine innings last season. He does need to improve his control as he had just a 103:45 K:BB ratio. Still, the Braves aggressively promoted him from Low-A to Triple-A last season, so he could be a part of the Atlanta bullpen in 2010. And it's not hard to see him becoming Atlanta's closer in 2011.