Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Encyclopedia of Players > K Listing > Craig Kimbrel Statistics and History

 
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)
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 [*]
    About biographical information


Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #501. Dock Ellis… #502. Chris Sale… #503. Tim Burke… #504. CRAIG KIMBREL… #505. Scott McGregor… #506. Joe Benz… #507. Steve Trachsel… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP 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 Awards
2010 22 ATL NL 4 0 1.000 0.44 1.53 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
2011 23 ATL NL 4 3 .571 2.10 1.52 79 0 64 0 0 46 77.0 48 19 18 3 32 1 127 1 0 4 306 183 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 0.78 63 0 56 0 0 42 62.2 27 7 7 3 14 0 116 2 0 5 231 399 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 1.93 68 0 60 0 0 50 67.0 39 10 9 4 20 2 98 3 0 3 258 323 0.881 5.2 0.5 2.7 13.2 4.90 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
2014 26 ATL NL 0 0 1.59 -0.57 6 0 5 0 0 5 5.2 3 1 1 0 1 0 12 0 0 0 21 272 0.706 4.8 0.0 1.6 19.1 12.00
5 Yrs 15 7 .682 1.39 1.39 237 0 192 0 0 144 233.0 126 39 36 10 83 4 393 6 0 16 904 283 0.897 4.9 0.4 3.2 15.2 4.73
162 Game Avg. 4 2 .682 1.39 1.39 68 0 55 0 0 41 67 36 11 10 3 24 1 113 2 0 5 259 283 0.897 4.9 0.4 3.2 15.2 4.73

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 5.2 6 0 1 1.59 3.98 0.38 -0.29 106.3 3.52 1 0.2 1.9 0.1 0.3 2 .526 .501 $7,000,000
5 Seasons 233.0 237 0 39 1.51 4.16 0.13 -0.31 101.1 3.75 58 6.4 1.7 1.4 10.0 77 .527 .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

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2010 22 ATL NL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 23 ATL NL 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-9,MVP-23,RoY-1
2012 24 ATL NL 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-8
2013 25 ATL NL 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
2014 26 ATL NL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
5 Yrs 237 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2010 22 ATL NL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2011 23 ATL NL 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $419,000 1 AS,CYA-9,MVP-23,RoY-1
2012 24 ATL NL 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $590,000 1 AS,CYA-5,MVP-8
2013 25 ATL NL 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $655,000 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
2014 26 ATL NL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $7,000,000 /1
5 Seasons 237 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $8,664,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 22 ATL NL NLDS SFG L 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 ATL NL NLWC STL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 ATL NL NLDS LAD L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLWC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2010 ATL NL 22 P 21 0 0 20.2 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0.00 0.00 .950 1.74 1.72 3 0 0% 29% 0
2011 ATL NL 23 P 79 0 0 77.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1 3 1.29 0.14 .955 1.80 1.79 1 3 75% 28% 1 AS,CYA-9,MVP-23,RoY-1
2012 ATL NL 24 P 63 0 0 62.2 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 -1 -3 0.72 0.08 .950 1.77 1.75 8 1 11% 27% 0 AS,CYA-5,MVP-8
2013 ATL NL 25 P 68 0 0 67.0 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -3 0.94 0.10 .964 1.76 1.76 3 2 40% 28% 0 AS,CYA-4,MVP-11
2014 ATL NL 26 P 6 0 0 5.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.59 0.17 .950 1.75 1.75 0 0 0
5 Seasons P 237 0 0 233.0 25 7 17 1 0 .960 -1 0 0.93 0.10 .956 1.77 1.76 15 6 29% 28% 1
5 Seasons TOT 237 0 0 233.0 25 7 17 1 0 .960 -1 -5 0.93 0.10 .956 1.77 1.76 15 6 29% 28% 1
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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)

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  5 (1st)
Active  144 (12th)
Career  144 (81st)

Games Finished s c a p y
2011 NL  64 (1st)
2012 NL  56 (4th)
2013 NL  60 (2nd)
2014 NL  5 (5th)
Active  192 (21st)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2012 NL  21 (9th)
2013 NL  19 (7th)
Active  65 (37th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2013 NL  2.1 (7th)
Active  6.8 (37th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2012 NL  23.77 (9th)
2013 NL  20.59 (7th)
Active  67.53 (36th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2012 NL  4.4 (1st)
2013 NL  2.8 (10th)
2014 NL  0.6 (5th)
Active  10.2 (28th)
Career  10.2 (185th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2012 NL  2.2 (9th)
Active  5.6 (42nd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2012 NL  2.5 (9th)
2013 NL  2.2 (10th)
Active  7.1 (35th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
2011 NL  79 (2nd)

                           

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 (197), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 13 (1349), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 44 (313), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (243rd), 10.1 career WAR/10.1 7yr-peak WAR/10.1 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
201123Atlanta Braves$419,000
201224Atlanta Braves$590,000contracts
201325Atlanta Braves$655,000contracts
201426Atlanta Braves$7,000,000
201527Atlanta Braves$9,000,000
201628Atlanta Braves$11,000,000
201729Atlanta Braves$13,000,000
201830Atlanta Braves*$13,000,000$13M Team Option, $1M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,664,000Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball-Almanac.com     Razzball     Retrosheet     WahooSam.com    

Name and misspellings: Craig Craig M. Michael Kimbrel

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.