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Craig Kimbrel    \KIM-brull\

Craig Michael Kimbrel (twitter: @kimbrel46)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: May 28, 1988 in Huntsville, AL
High School: Lee HS (Huntsville, AL)
School: Wallace State Community College (Hanceville) (Hanceville, AL)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed June 6, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 7, 2010 (Age 21.344)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Braves 2010-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed (team option), 4 yrs/$42M (14-17) & 18 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.066, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: David Meter [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2010 22 ATL NL 4 0 1.000 0.44 21 0 7 0 0 1 20.2 9 2 1 0 16 1 40 0 0 4 88 914 1.53 1.210 3.9 0.0 7.0 17.4 2.50
2011 ★ 23 ATL NL 4 3 .571 2.10 79 0 64 0 0 46 77.0 48 19 18 3 32 1 127 1 0 4 306 183 1.52 1.039 5.6 0.4 3.7 14.8 3.97 AS,CYA-9,MVP-23,RoY-1
2012 ★ 24 ATL NL 3 1 .750 1.01 63 0 56 0 0 42 62.2 27 7 7 3 14 0 116 2 0 5 231 399 0.78 0.654 3.9 0.4 2.0 16.7 8.29 AS,CYA-5,MVP-8
2013 ★ 25 ATL NL 4 3 .571 1.21 68 0 60 0 0 50 67.0 39 10 9 4 20 2 98 3 0 3 258 311 1.93 0.881 5.2 0.5 2.7 13.2 4.90 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
2014 ★ 26 ATL NL 0 3 .000 1.61 63 0 54 0 0 47 61.2 30 13 11 2 26 0 95 2 0 6 244 227 1.83 0.908 4.4 0.3 3.8 13.9 3.65 AS
5 Yrs 15 10 .600 1.43 294 0 241 0 0 186 289.0 153 51 46 12 108 4 476 8 0 22 1127 267 1.52 0.903 4.8 0.4 3.4 14.8 4.41
162 Game Avg. 3 2 .600 1.43 68 0 56 0 0 43 67 35 12 11 3 25 1 110 2 0 5 261 267 1.52 0.903 4.8 0.4 3.4 14.8 4.41
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2010 22 ATL NL 20.2 21 0 2 0.87 4.51 0.04 -0.34 96.1 3.98 7 0.8 .6 -0.2 0.7 9 .537 .505
2011 ★ 23 ATL NL 77.0 79 0 19 2.22 4.14 0.05 -0.31 98.7 3.73 12 1.4 1.8 0.3 2.4 19 .517 .509 $419,000 AS,CYA-9,MVP-23,RoY-1
2012 ★ 24 ATL NL 62.2 63 0 7 1.01 4.28 0.25 -0.32 100.9 3.74 19 2.0 1.8 0.7 3.3 24 .532 .513 $590,000 AS,CYA-5,MVP-8
2013 ★ 25 ATL NL 67.0 68 0 10 1.34 3.99 0.13 -0.29 105.0 3.74 18 2.1 1.7 0.6 3.3 23 .531 .513 $655,000 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
2014 ★ 26 ATL NL 61.2 63 0 13 1.90 3.97 0.09 -0.30 99.8 3.57 12 1.4 2.0 0.5 2.5 16 .522 .508 $7,000,000 AS
5 Seasons 289.0 294 0 51 1.59 4.13 0.12 -0.31 100.7 3.72 68 7.6 1.7 1.9 12.2 91 .526 .510 $8,664,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2010 22 ATL NL NLDS L SFG 0 1 .000 2.08 4 0 2 0 0 0 4.1 1 2 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 13 0.462 2.1 0.0 2.1 14.5 7.00
2012 24 ATL NL NLWC L STL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2013 25 ATL NL NLDS L LAD 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 1 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 1.500 0.0 0.0 13.5 13.5 1.00
3 Yrs (3 Series) 0 1 .000 1.35 6 0 4 0 0 1 6.2 1 2 1 0 3 0 10 0 0 0 21 0.600 1.4 0.0 4.1 13.5 3.33
1 NLWC 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2 NLDS 0 1 .000 1.59 5 0 3 0 0 1 5.2 1 2 1 0 3 0 9 0 0 0 18 0.706 1.6 0.0 4.8 14.3 3.00

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2011 ATL NL 23 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.000 0.0 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.00
2012 ATL NL 24 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.0
2013 ATL NL 25 0 0 0 9.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2014 ATL NL 26 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.0
4 Yrs (4 GP) 0 0 0 3.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 1 13 1.333 9.0 0.0 3.0 18.0 6.00

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2010 22 ATL NL 21 88 72 2 9 2 0 0 3 0 16 40 .125 .284 .153 .437 .281 11 1 0 0 0 1 2
2011 23 ATL NL 79 306 270 19 48 4 1 3 1 3 32 127 .178 .266 .233 .499 .317 63 4 1 1 2 1 2
2012 24 ATL NL 63 231 215 7 27 1 0 3 8 1 14 116 .126 .186 .172 .358 .250 37 3 2 0 0 0 2
2013 25 ATL NL 68 258 235 10 39 7 0 4 3 2 20 98 .166 .240 .247 .487 .263 58 3 3 0 0 2 2
2014 26 ATL NL 63 244 212 13 30 4 0 2 5 1 26 95 .142 .242 .189 .430 .243 40 3 2 3 0 0 3
5 Yrs 294 1127 1004 51 153 18 1 12 20 7 108 476 .152 .240 .208 .448 .272 209 14 8 4 2 4 11
162 Game Avg. 68 261 232 12 35 4 0 3 5 2 25 110 .152 .240 .208 .448 .272 48 3 2 1 0 1 3
MLB Averages .254 .319 .398 .717 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2010 22 ATL NL 8.0 0.8 97 0.5 1.1 -0.6 .68 0.4 0.3 7.3 0.8 1.13 5.4 3 4 14
2011 23 ATL NL 15.2 1.6 320 2.0 10.8 -8.8 1.94 1.4 -0.4 15.7 1.6 0.89 16.5 43 16 19
2012 24 ATL NL 21.0 2.2 242 4.4 8.8 -4.4 1.79 2.2 0.2 23.8 2.5 0.87 25.3 34 16 13
2013 25 ATL NL 19.1 2.0 272 2.8 10.0 -7.2 2.01 1.4 0.0 20.6 2.2 0.92 16.9 35 19 14
2014 26 ATL NL 13.7 1.5 258 2.7 10.1 -7.4 2.29 1.3 -0.1 12.7 1.4 1.00 14.9 37 16 10
5 Yrs 77.0 8.1 1189 12.3 40.8 -28.5 1.90 6.7 -0.2 80.0 8.5 0.94 79.0 152 71 70

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2010 22 ATL NL 21 21 7 4 0 1 1 0 100% 3 2 3 1 33% 8 .682 3 4 14 5 3 13 2 19 1 3 1 5 3.0 18
2011 23 ATL NL 79 79 64 4 3 54 46 8 85% 54 0 4 0 0% 9 1.939 43 16 19 60 11 8 3 76 1 6 1 28 2.9 17
2012 24 ATL NL 63 63 56 3 1 45 42 3 93% 45 0 4 0 0% 9 1.791 34 16 13 54 6 3 2 61 1 1 1 17 3.0 15
2013 25 ATL NL 68 68 60 4 3 54 50 4 93% 54 0 3 1 33% 9 2.007 35 19 14 57 10 1 3 65 1 3 1 21 3.0 15
2014 26 ATL NL 63 63 54 0 3 51 47 4 92% 51 0 14 2 14% 9 2.287 37 16 10 53 7 3 7 56 3 6 4 19 2.9 17
5 Yrs 294 294 241 15 10 205 186 19 91% 207 2 28 4 14% 1.901 152 71 70 229 37 28 17 277 7 19 8 90 2.9 16

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2010 22 ATL NL 88 53% 0.0% 45.5% 18.2% 2.3% 22% 0.39 0.21 36% 16% 0.0% 13% 16 1 6%
2011 23 ATL NL 306 52% 1.0% 41.5% 10.5% 2.6% 17% 0.79 0.80 46% 14% 4.7% 20% 57 4 7%
2012 24 ATL NL 231 47% 1.3% 50.2% 6.1% 1.7% 15% 0.96 1.15 42% 19% 6.8% 12% 37 3 8%
2013 25 ATL NL 258 49% 1.6% 38.0% 7.8% 4.3% 28% 0.90 1.08 52% 24% 6.8% 17% 48 3 6%
2014 26 ATL NL 244 45% 0.8% 38.9% 10.7% 2.5% 20% 0.71 0.84 47% 27% 3.3% 10% 47 3 6%
5 Yrs 1127 49% 1.1% 42.2% 9.6% 2.8% 20% 0.79 0.88 46% 21% 4.8% 15% 205 14 7%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.4% 8.0% 7.4% 33% 0.82 1.10 68% 21% 7.4% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2010 22 ATL NL 88 384 4.36 224 58.6% 31.3% 25.4% 29.0% 14.3% 68.8% 1.3% 40.3% 63.0% 43.2% 8.0% 7 2 20.5% 18 11 0 14 26 35.0% 8 4 0 0 0
2011 23 ATL NL 307 1314 4.28 843 64.3% 31.9% 26.3% 24.4% 17.3% 68.1% 0.4% 43.8% 61.3% 54.7% 5.5% 17 8 33.6% 103 68 5 36 91 28.3% 28 8 0 0 0
2012 24 ATL NL 231 936 4.05 661 70.6% 28.7% 29.7% 26.6% 15.0% 71.3% 0.0% 50.3% 58.4% 70.6% 3.0% 7 3 55.8% 129 83 4 24 92 20.7% 34 4 0 0 0
2013 25 ATL NL 260 1043 4.01 670 64.6% 29.0% 23.0% 27.6% 20.4% 71.0% 1.6% 45.9% 67.6% 56.5% 3.5% 9 5 30.0% 78 52 4 23 75 23.5% 29 2 0 0 0
2014 26 ATL NL 245 1047 4.27 679 64.9% 25.0% 27.7% 29.6% 17.7% 75.0% 0.0% 48.6% 63.1% 58.4% 3.3% 8 6 35.1% 86 53 1 8 87 8.4% 23 2 0 0 0
5 Yrs 1131 4724 4.18 3077 65.3% 29.0% 26.6% 27.1% 17.4% 71.0% 0.6% 46.3% 62.6% 58.3% 4.2% 48 24 36.6% 414 267 14 105 371 22.1% 122 20 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.8% 15.7% 27.0% 29.5% 72.2% 1.5% 46.0% 78.3% 59.7% 4.7% 23.8% 24.2%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2010 22 ATL NL 88 9 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 1 3 20% 2 4 3 36 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2011 23 ATL NL 306 48 7 1 3 0 4 2 1 2 1 8 5 2 63% 2 4 2 110 1 3 25% 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 8 0
2012 24 ATL NL 231 27 4 0 3 0 2 2 1 2 1 5 2 3 40% 2 5 0 70 8 1 89% 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2013 25 ATL NL 258 39 3 0 4 0 3 2 2 2 2 8 2 5 25% 2 3 1 91 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2014 26 ATL NL 244 30 3 1 2 0 10 1 1 0 2 12 1 8 8% 3 6 1 79 5 1 83% 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
5 Yrs 1127 153 21 2 12 0 24 7 5 6 6 38 11 21 29% 11 22 7 386 20 7 74% 19 6 1 0 0 1 1 1 31 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2010 22 4 0 1.000 0.44 21 0 7 0 0 1 20.2 9 2 1 0 16 1 40 0 0 4 88 914 1.210 3.9 0.0 7.0 17.4 2.50 914
2011 23 8 3 .727 1.75 100 0 71 0 0 47 97.2 57 21 19 3 48 2 167 1 0 8 394 221 1.075 5.3 0.3 4.4 15.4 3.48 221
2012 24 11 4 .733 1.46 163 0 127 0 0 89 160.1 84 28 26 6 62 2 283 3 0 13 625 269 0.911 4.7 0.3 3.5 15.9 4.56 269
2013 25 15 7 .682 1.39 231 0 187 0 0 139 227.1 123 38 35 10 82 4 381 6 0 16 883 280 0.902 4.9 0.4 3.2 15.1 4.65 280
2014 26 15 10 .600 1.43 294 0 241 0 0 186 289.0 153 51 46 12 108 4 476 8 0 22 1127 267 0.903 4.8 0.4 3.4 14.8 4.41 267

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2010 22 1 1 .500 0.86 21.0 9 2 2 0 16 40 0 1.190 3.9 6.9 17.1 2.50 0.0 21
2011 23 5 4 .556 2.22 77.0 51 21 19 3 34 127 1 1.104 6.0 4.0 14.8 3.74 0.4 79
2012 24 4 3 .571 0.86 63.0 27 7 6 3 14 116 2 0.651 3.9 2.0 16.6 8.29 0.4 63
2013 25 4 3 .571 1.34 67.0 42 11 10 4 22 98 3 0.955 5.6 3.0 13.2 4.45 0.5 68
2014 26 4 3 .571 1.89 62.0 31 14 13 2 27 95 2 0.935 4.5 3.9 13.8 3.52 0.3 63
5 Yrs 18 14 .563 1.55 290.0 160 55 50 12 113 476 8 0.941 5.0 14.8 4.21 0.4 294



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 NL (23, 0%)
2012 NL (8, 16%)
2013 NL (11, 6%)
0.22 Career Shares (724th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 NL (9, 1%)
2012 NL (5, 18%)
2013 NL (4, 19%)
0.38 Career Shares (127th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2011 June NL Rookie of the Month
2011 August NL Rookie of the Month

Games Played s c a p y
2011 NL  79 (2nd)

Saves s c a p y
2011 NL  46 (1st)
2012 NL  42 (1st)
2013 NL  50 (1st)
2014 NL  47 (1st)
Active  186 (9th)
Career  186 (55th)

Games Finished s c a p y
2011 NL  64 (1st)
2012 NL  56 (4th)
2013 NL  60 (2nd)
2014 NL  54 (6th)
Active  241 (19th)
Career  241 (182nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2012 NL  21 (9th)
2013 NL  19 (7th)
Active  77 (32nd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2013 NL  2.1 (7th)
Active  8.1 (31st)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2012 NL  23.77 (9th)
2013 NL  20.59 (7th)
Active  80.01 (35th)
Career  80.01 (204th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2012 NL  4.4 (1st)
2013 NL  2.8 (10th)
Active  12.3 (24th)
Career  12.3 (144th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2012 NL  2.2 (9th)
Active  6.7 (41st)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2012 NL  2.5 (9th)
2013 NL  2.2 (10th)
Active  8.5 (32nd)
Career  8.5 (197th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 12 (194), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 13 (1346), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 58 (226), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (158th), 12.3 career WAR/12.3 7yr-peak WAR/12.3 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Craig Craig M. Michael Kimbrel

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