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Craig Kimbrel
ERA S K
5.68 9 17
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 6-0 / 205
Position: RPBorn: 5/28/1988 Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 3rd Round by Braves (2008)


Latest News
Aug. 5 2:06 PM PT3:06 PM MT4:06 PM CT5:06 PM ET17:06 ET21:06 GMT5:06 2:06 PM MST4:06 PM EST3:06 PM CST4:36 PM VEN1:06 UAE (+1)4:06 PM CT-Kimbrel (knee) has been placed on the injured list, retroactive to Aug. 4.
Analysis: Kimbrel has converted nine saves in 11 opportunities since joining the Cubs. Though he's only allowed runs in one game in his last 11 appearances, he's been shaky at times lately, with eight baserunners allowed over three innings in his last four games.
Aug. 3 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST3:34 PM CST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel recorded his ninth save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Saturday. Kimbrel struck out one, ending the game with a 5.68 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.
July 31 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET23:33 ET3:33 GMT11:33 8:33 PM MST10:33 PM EST9:33 PM CST11:03 PM VEN7:33 UAE (+1)10:33 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel recorded his eighth save, allowing no runs on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Wednesday. Kimbrel struck out two, ending the game with a 6.17 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season.
July 27 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET22:56 ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST8:56 PM CST10:26 PM VEN6:56 UAE (+1)9:56 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel fell to 0-2, allowing three runs on two hits and one walk without recording an out, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Saturday. Kimbrel did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP on the season.
July 24 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST4:48 PM CST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel recorded his seventh save, allowing no runs on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Wednesday. Kimbrel did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.22 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
July 24 10:34 PM PT11:34 PM MT12:34 AM CT1:34 AM ET1:34 ET5:34 GMT13:34 10:34 PM MST12:34 AM EST11:34 PM CST1:04 AM VEN9:34 UAE12:34 AM CT-Craig Kimbrel did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Chicago Cubs lost to the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Tuesday. Kimbrel struck out two, ending the game with a 4.66 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
July 20 2:49 PM PT3:49 PM MT4:49 PM CT5:49 PM ET17:49 ET21:49 GMT5:49 2:49 PM MST4:49 PM EST3:49 PM CST5:19 PM VEN1:49 UAE (+1)4:49 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel recorded his sixth save, allowing no runs on no hits and two walks in 1.0 inning, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 6-5 on Saturday. Kimbrel did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.19 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
July 19 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST3:36 PM CST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel recorded his fifth save, allowing no runs on no hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 6-5 on Friday. Kimbrel struck out three, ending the game with a 5.87 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
July 17 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST3:31 PM CST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel recorded his fourth save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Wednesday. Kimbrel struck out two, ending the game with a 6.75 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
July 16 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET23:41 ET3:41 GMT11:41 8:41 PM MST10:41 PM EST9:41 PM CST11:11 PM VEN7:41 UAE (+1)10:41 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Tuesday. Kimbrel struck out one, ending the game with a 7.94 ERA and 1.76 WHIP on the season.
July 12 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST3:50 PM CST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel recorded his third save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Friday. Kimbrel did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 9.64 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season.
July 6 7:46 PM PT8:46 PM MT9:46 PM CT10:46 PM ET22:46 ET2:46 GMT10:46 7:46 PM MST9:46 PM EST8:46 PM CST10:16 PM VEN6:46 UAE (+1)9:46 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel recorded his second save, allowing no runs on no hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Saturday. Kimbrel struck out three, ending the game with a 12.27 ERA and 2.18 WHIP on the season.
July 3 7:33 PM PT8:33 PM MT9:33 PM CT10:33 PM ET22:33 ET2:33 GMT10:33 7:33 PM MST9:33 PM EST8:33 PM CST10:03 PM VEN6:33 UAE (+1)9:33 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel fell to 0-1, allowing two runs on one hit and one walk in 0.2 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Wednesday. Kimbrel did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 16.88 ERA and 2.63 WHIP on the season.
July 1 7:28 PM PT8:28 PM MT9:28 PM CT10:28 PM ET22:28 ET2:28 GMT10:28 7:28 PM MST9:28 PM EST8:28 PM CST9:58 PM VEN6:28 UAE (+1)9:28 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel allowed three runs on three hits in 1.0 inning as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 18-5 on Monday. Kimbrel struck out two, ending the game with a 13.50 ERA and 2.50 WHIP on the season.
June 27 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET17:26 ET21:26 GMT5:26 2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST3:26 PM CST4:56 PM VEN1:26 UAE (+1)4:26 PM CT-Craig Kimbrel recorded his first save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Atlanta Braves 9-7 on Thursday. Kimbrel struck out one, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP on the season.

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 3 47 - 51 63 0 0 61.2 30 13 11 2 26 0 95 0.91 1.61
2015 SD 4 2 39 - 43 61 0 0 59.1 40 19 17 6 22 1 87 1.04 2.58
2016 Bos 2 6 31 - 33 57 0 0 53.0 28 22 20 4 30 0 83 1.09 3.40
2017 Bos 5 0 35 - 39 67 0 0 69.0 33 11 11 6 14 0 126 0.68 1.43
2018 Bos 5 1 42 - 47 63 0 0 62.1 31 19 19 7 31 0 96 0.99 2.74
2019 ChC 0 2 9 - 11 14 0 0 12.2 13 8 8 4 8 0 17 1.66 5.68
Career 31 21 342 - 378 556 0 0 545.1 298 130 121 39 213 5 885 0.94 2.00

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2015 SD 61 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 556 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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
2016 Bos Total 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00
2017 Bos Total 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 4.50
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 4.50
2018 Bos Total 0 0 6 - 6 9 0 0 10.2 9 7 7 2 8 0 10 5.91
    LDS 0 0 2 - 2 2 0 0 2.1 2 3 3 1 2 0 4 11.57
    LCS 0 0 3 - 3 3 0 0 4.0 4 2 2 0 4 0 4 4.50
    WS 0 0 1 - 1 4 0 0 4.1 3 2 2 1 2 0 2 4.15
Career 0 1 7 - 7 19 0 0 20.2 14 10 9 2 12 0 25 3.92


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 151 98 94 96 63.98
Curveball 85 88 83 85.9 36.02

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