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Craig Kimbrel
ERA S K
1.82 30 66
Team: AtlantaHt / Wt: 5-11 / 220 NFBC ADP: 45.17
Position: RPBorn: 5/28/1988 Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 3rd Round by Braves (2008)


Latest News
July 19 4:01 PM PT5:01 PM MT6:01 PM CT7:01 PM ET19:01 ET23:01 GMT7:01 4:01 PM MST6:01 PM EST6:31 PM VEN3:01 UAE (+1)6:01 PM CT-Kimbrel became the first fantasy closer to reach 30 saves Friday.
Analysis: Kimbrel is heating up by converting nine straight saves and he could be the best fantasy closer in the game today.
Feb. 16 8:13 AM PT9:13 AM MT10:13 AM CT11:13 AM ET11:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE10:13 AM CT-Kimbrel and the Atlanta Braves avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $42 million, four-year contract. Kimbrel gets a $1 million signing bonus under Sunday's deal and salaries of $7 million this year, $9 million in 2015, $11 million in 2016 and $13 million in 2017. The Braves have a $13 million option for 2018 with a $1 million buyout.
Analysis: Kimbrel can also earn a bonus of up to $3.5 million, payable at the end of the contract, based on a point system tied to All-Star appearances, MVP and Cy Young voting and games finished. Kimbrel saved 50 games with a 1.21 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 67 innings last year. In four seasons with the Braves, Kimbrel has 139 saves and a 1.39 ERA.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2010 Atl 4 0 1 - 1 21 0 0 20.2 9 2 1 0 16 1 40 1.21 0.44
2011 Atl 4 3 46 - 54 79 0 0 77.0 48 19 18 3 32 1 127 1.04 2.10
2012 Atl 3 1 42 - 45 63 0 0 62.2 27 7 7 3 14 0 116 0.65 1.01
2013 Atl 4 3 50 - 54 68 0 0 67.0 39 10 9 4 20 2 98 0.88 1.21
2014 Atl 0 1 30 - 34 41 0 0 39.2 19 10 8 1 17 0 66 0.91 1.82
Career 15 8 169 - 188 272 0 0 267.0 142 48 43 11 99 4 447 0.90 1.45


Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2010 Atl Total 0 1 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.1 1 2 1 0 1 0 7 2.08
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.1 1 2 1 0 1 0 7 2.08
2012 Atl Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
    WC 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
2013 Atl Total 0 0 1 - 1 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.00
    LDS 0 0 1 - 1 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.00
Career 0 1 1 - 1 6 0 0 6.2 1 2 1 0 3 0 10 1.35


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 483 100 94 96.8 70.1
Slider 206 89 80 85 29.9

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