Craig Kimbrel
Birthdate: 5/28/1988 (28 y, 6 m, 13 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/205     Position: P
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 19, Overall: 96, Team: Atlanta Braves
Contract: $42M / 4 Years (2014 - 2017) + 1 Option Years
Reported: 3/31/2015  Risk: NA  ETA: NA  Team Rank: NA  Positional Rank: NA  Overall Rank: NA
FastballCurveballCommandFuture Value
80 / 8070 / 7050 / 5060
RotoWire News: Kimbrel allowed one run on a walk, a wild pitch and two sacrifices in one inning in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Toronto. Boston's closer has walked six of the last 13 batters faced and has been tagged with the loss in two of the last three games. (10/2/2016)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  (Click Year to Expand / Close)



SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2008Braves (R)12612019.012.794.740.00.12277.8 %  0.472.99  
2008Braves (A)20410012.218.472.840.00.33390.0 %  0.710.39  
2008Braves (A+)000203.27.362.450.00.500100.0 %  0.002.63  
2009Braves (A)001016020.017.102.700.00.29087.5 %  0.900.73  
2009Braves (A+)02219026.115.389.570.68.34063.4 %  5.474.22  
2009Braves (AA)21612011.213.115.400.00.15090.9 %  0.772.23  
2009Braves (AAA)000202.013.5018.000.00.000100.0 %  0.006.15  
2010Braves (AAA)322348055.213.425.660.49.23886.0 %  1.623.08  
2010Braves40121020.217.426.970.00.28192.0 %28.1 %0.0 %0.441.532.480.5
2010Braves010404.114.542.080.00.2000.0 %80.0 %0.0 %2.080.540.82 
2011Braves434679077.014.843.740.35.31580.7 %44.8 %5.3 %2.101.521.943.2
2012Braves314263062.216.662.010.43.25092.8 %49.0 %9.7 %1.010.780.883.3
2012Braves000101.09.000.000.00.000100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.001.094.03 
2013Braves435068067.013.162.690.54.26392.2 %47.4 %10.3 %1.211.931.952.3
2013Braves001101.113.5013.500.00.000100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.004.554.55 
2014Braves034763061.213.863.790.29.23581.5 %41.4 %4.9 %1.611.832.242.3
2015Padres423961059.113.203.340.91.27680.6 %46.1 %13.6 %2.582.682.461.5
2016Red Sox (AAA)000110.10.000.000.00.500100.0 %  0.0012.17  
2016Red Sox263157053.014.095.090.68.24270.9 %29.4 %8.2 %3.402.923.481.2
2016Red Sox000201.120.250.000.00.000100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.00-1.35-0.10 
2017Depth Charts434065065.012.113.810.78.29975.9 %  3.022.97 1.6
2017Steamer432865065.012.113.810.78.28175.9 %40.2 % 3.022.973.311.0
Total- - -21182564120401.114.493.590.49.26783.2 %42.7 %7.9 %1.861.882.1314.3
Postseason- - -011808.014.633.380.00.11150.0 %55.6 %0.0 %1.130.961.69 

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2008Braves (R)120.47120006  19.081541010134027
2008Braves (A)200.71100004  12.24861104000026
2008Braves (A+)000.0020000  3.2145000100003
2009Braves (A)000.901600010  20.07692206010038
2009Braves (A+)025.47190002  26.1123181916228118145
2009Braves (AA)210.77120006  11.24531107011017
2009Braves (AAA)000.0020000  2.0100000400103
2010Braves (AAA)321.624800023  55.2230281310335048183
2010Braves400.442100012020.288921016104040
2010Braves012.0840000104.1131210100007
2011Braves432.1079000460877.03064819183321140127
2012Braves311.0163000420362.223127773140250116
2012Braves000.0010000001.030000000001
2013Braves431.2168000500467.025839109420233098
2013Braves000.0010001001.150000200002
2014Braves031.6163000470461.2244301311226026095
2015Padres422.5861000390459.1239401917622114087
2016Red Sox (AAA)000.0011000  0.131000001000
2016Red Sox263.4057000311253.0220282220430046083
2016Red Sox000.0020000001.140000000003
2017Depth Charts433.02650  402 65.0 462422628 3  87
2017Steamer433.0265000289 65.0269462422628 3  87
Total- - -21181.86412000256325401.11586221928322160513320646
Postseason- - -011.1380001108.02512103000013

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2008Braves (R)12.794.742.700.0033.3 %12.4 %21.0 %.0740.79.12277.8 %  2.99
2008Braves (A)18.472.846.500.0054.2 %8.3 %45.8 %.1360.79.33390.0 %  0.39
2008Braves (A+)7.362.453.000.0021.4 %7.1 %14.3 %.3851.64.500100.0 %  2.63
2009Braves (A)17.102.706.330.0050.0 %7.9 %42.1 %.1300.75.29087.5 %  0.73
2009Braves (A+)15.389.571.610.6836.6 %22.8 %13.8 %.1921.75.34063.4 %  4.22
2009Braves (AA)13.115.402.430.0037.8 %15.6 %22.2 %.0810.86.15090.9 %  2.23
2009Braves (AAA)13.5018.000.750.0030.0 %40.0 %-10.0 %.0002.00.000100.0 %  6.15
2010Braves (AAA)13.425.662.370.4936.1 %15.2 %20.9 %.1471.13.23886.0 %  3.08
2010Braves17.426.972.500.0045.5 %18.2 %27.3 %.1251.21.28192.0 %11391.53
2010Braves14.542.087.000.0053.9 %7.7 %46.2 %.0830.46.2000.0 %52140.54
2010Average7.133.282.170.9618.5 %8.5 %10.0 %.2531.35.29372.2 %  4.20
2011Braves14.843.743.970.3541.5 %10.5 %31.0 %.1761.04.31580.7 %56401.52
2011Average7.133.112.300.9418.6 %8.1 %10.5 %.2511.32.29172.5 %  4.12
2012Braves16.662.018.290.4350.2 %6.1 %44.2 %.1260.65.25092.8 %26210.78
2012Braves9.000.001.000.0033.3 %0.0 %33.3 %.0000.00.000100.0 %0291.09
2012Average7.563.052.481.0219.8 %8.0 %11.8 %.2501.31.29372.5 %  4.12
2013Braves13.162.694.900.5438.0 %7.8 %30.2 %.1660.88.26392.2 %33521.93
2013Braves13.5013.501.000.0040.0 %40.0 %0.0 %.0001.50.000100.0 %01244.55
2013Average7.573.022.510.9619.9 %7.9 %11.9 %.2501.30.29473.5 %  4.02
2014Braves13.863.793.650.2938.9 %10.7 %28.3 %.1390.91.23581.5 %44511.83
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015Padres13.203.343.950.9136.4 %9.2 %27.2 %.1851.04.27680.6 %69702.68
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016Red Sox (AAA)0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.5003.00.500100.0 %  12.17
2016Red Sox14.095.092.770.6837.7 %13.6 %24.1 %.1511.09.24270.9 %77692.92
2016Red Sox20.250.003.000.0075.0 %0.0 %75.0 %.0000.00.000100.0 %0-33-1.35
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts12.113.813.180.78   .2021.14.29975.9 %  2.97
2017Steamer12.113.813.180.7832.6 %10.2 %22.3 %.1951.14.28175.9 %  2.97
Total- - -14.493.594.040.4940.7 %10.1 %30.6 %.1560.95.26783.2 %48491.88
Postseason- - -14.633.384.330.0052.0 %12.0 %40.0 %.0450.50.11150.0 %28270.96

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2010Braves0.5621.9 %28.1 %50.0 %6.3 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %15.6 %40.6 %43.8 %12.5 %56.3 %31.3 %2.39622.48
2010Braves4.000.0 %80.0 %20.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      0.39210.82
2011Braves1.1215.4 %44.8 %39.9 %14.0 %5.3 %10.9 %33.3 %24.7 %35.6 %39.7 %28.8 %49.3 %21.9 %1.61501.94
2012Braves1.5519.4 %49.0 %31.6 %3.2 %9.7 %4.2 %0.0 %25.3 %42.4 %32.3 %13.1 %65.7 %21.2 %0.76230.88
2012Braves0.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      4.151034.03
2013Braves1.6423.7 %47.4 %28.9 %17.9 %10.3 %3.1 %0.0 %33.6 %38.0 %28.5 %17.5 %56.9 %25.5 %1.67511.95
2013Braves1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      7.821214.55
2014Braves1.1723.3 %41.4 %35.3 %12.2 %4.9 %8.3 %25.0 %29.2 %35.8 %35.0 %20.8 %52.5 %26.7 %1.94602.24
2015Padres1.3419.5 %46.1 %34.4 %11.4 %13.6 %5.1 %0.0 %37.2 %34.9 %27.9 %17.8 %56.6 %25.6 %2.21642.46
2016Red Sox0.6122.5 %29.4 %48.0 %6.1 %8.2 %10.0 %0.0 %40.8 %27.2 %32.0 %14.6 %52.4 %33.0 %2.93823.48
2016Red Sox0.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      -0.55-3-0.10
Total- - -1.1620.6 %42.7 %36.7 %10.8 %7.9 %7.5 %16.7 %30.9 %35.9 %33.2 %19.1 %55.2 %25.7 %1.83542.13
Postseason- - -1.250.0 %55.6 %44.4 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      1.22441.69

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2010Braves9167130021160224384
2010Braves41010000214465
2011Braves645722873164718431314
2012Braves48311912104275661936
2012Braves020000004711
2013Braves643932722053716681039
2013Braves10000000121325
2014Braves484127544143686791047
2015Padres5944255310103726361008
2016Red Sox30492333105365570935
2016Red Sox0101000061218
Total- - -322277155302412255238242816663
Postseason- - -540200004376119

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2010Braves0.47-0.621.097.360.760.680.700.600.59140.440.2531
2010Braves0.33-0.140.482.290.251.681.681.563.8220.26-0.0610
2011Braves1.90-8.8110.7115.271.681.931.931.752.56151.28-0.304110
2012Braves4.25-4.478.7223.172.501.781.781.762.4172.020.37374
2012Braves0.010.000.010.470.050.090.090.12 00.080.0000
2013Braves2.67-7.289.9519.752.242.011.991.702.2481.280.05405
2013Braves0.17-0.120.290.520.062.252.250.98 00.040.0410
2014Braves2.73-7.4510.1712.661.382.292.291.992.8591.39-0.20379
2015Padres3.15-6.179.327.380.791.841.871.961.6780.651.06417
2016Red Sox0.78-6.637.414.050.421.831.851.772.55100.51-0.082710
2016Red Sox0.040.000.040.630.060.410.410.36 00.090.0100
Total- - -15.94-41.4357.3689.639.771.871.881.762.06717.570.9322646
Postseason- - -0.55-0.260.813.910.421.441.441.003.8220.46-0.0820

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2010Braves78.2% (95.4)21.8% (84.7)     0.8%
2011Braves69.5% (96.2)30.5% (86.8)     0.5%
2012Braves67.6% (96.8)  32.4% (85.8)   0.2%
2013Braves70.9% (96.9)  29.1% (85.8)   0.6%
2014Braves72.6% (97.1)  27.4% (85.4)    
2015Padres69.7% (97.3)  30.1% (86.8)0.2% (92.5)  0.4%
2016Red Sox68.9% (97.3)  31.0% (86.6)0.1% (91.0)   
Total- - -70.4% (96.8)7.3% (86.5) 22.3% (86.1)0.0% (92.0)  0.3%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2010Braves75.1 %3.2 %    21.8 %       
2011Braves69.6 %     30.4 %       
2012Braves62.5 %4.9 %    32.6 %       
2013Braves67.4 %3.2 %    28.3 %0.2 %0.8 % 0.1 %   
2014Braves72.3 %0.3 %      27.4 %     
2015Padres69.7 %0.2 %      30.1 %     
2016Red Sox68.4 %0.5 %      31.1 %     
Total- - -68.9 %1.5 %    16.2 %0.0 %13.4 % 0.0 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2010Braves95.494.9    84.7      
2011Braves96.2     86.8      
2012Braves96.897.2    85.7      
2013Braves96.997.3    85.876.885.7 82.0  
2014Braves97.096.5      85.3    
2015Padres97.395.5      86.8    
2016Red Sox97.397.8      86.6    
Total- - -96.896.9    86.176.886.2 82.0  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2010Braves2.92.7     0.973.25     
2011Braves9.911.1     1.092.79     
2012Braves18.5  8.3   2.94  2.74   
2013Braves8.3  10.6   1.13  3.51   
2014Braves13.0  4.8   1.71  1.67   
2015Padres4.9  5.1-0.1  0.71  1.69-6.20  
2016Red Sox6.2  6.5-0.5  0.96  2.24-46.18  
Total- - -63.813.8 35.2-0.6  1.362.87 2.38-19.53  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2010Braves2.60.6    3.2      
2011Braves9.8     10.9      
2012Braves16.81.3    9.6      
2013Braves11.1-2.3    10.5-0.1-0.1 0.1  
2014Braves14.2-0.1      5.3    
2015Padres5.70.1      4.9    
2016Red Sox6.1-0.1      6.8    
Total- - -66.2-0.4    34.2-0.116.9 0.1  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2010Braves0.905.05    3.80      
2011Braves1.08     2.75      
2012Braves2.932.87    3.21      
2013Braves1.58-6.85    3.59-2.88-0.64 5.30  
2014Braves1.87-2.88      1.85    
2015Padres0.816.96      1.63    
2016Red Sox0.96-2.81      2.34    
Total- - -1.45-0.45    3.19-2.881.91 5.30  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2010Braves20.4 %61.7 %39.9 %58.5 %67.6 %65.1 %47.2 %43.2 %13.8 %
2010Average28.7 %64.4 %44.9 %66.8 %88.1 %80.7 %45.4 %58.8 %8.6 %
2011Braves31.6 %57.1 %43.1 %43.4 %76.8 %63.3 %44.9 %56.2 %15.8 %
2011Average29.9 %65.0 %45.6 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %44.6 %59.4 %8.8 %
2012Braves36.4 %64.5 %50.3 %45.9 %70.1 %61.3 %49.5 %70.6 %19.4 %
2012Average30.3 %64.7 %45.6 %66.8 %87.2 %79.6 %44.4 %59.8 %9.2 %
2013Braves33.6 %60.7 %45.9 %50.5 %82.8 %69.8 %45.3 %56.6 %13.8 %
2013Average30.4 %65.5 %45.9 %66.5 %87.0 %79.4 %44.2 %60.2 %9.4 %
2014Braves30.1 %69.5 %48.3 %50.3 %73.0 %65.4 %46.3 %58.2 %16.7 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Padres27.4 %68.1 %45.9 %46.0 %75.2 %65.7 %45.5 %61.1 %15.7 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Red Sox31.1 %62.4 %44.3 %47.0 %78.9 %65.9 %42.1 %68.2 %15.1 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -31.0 %63.4 %45.8 %47.5 %75.5 %65.2 %45.7 %60.3 %15.9 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2010Braves22.2 %58.3 %39.9 %53.5 %68.8 %64.5 %49.1 %22.5
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Braves32.2 %55.0 %43.3 %42.6 %75.6 %63.0 %48.7 %20.4
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Braves34.8 %64.5 %50.1 %41.9 %70.8 %61.1 %51.5 %22.3
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013Braves35.3 %57.5 %45.9 %51.6 %81.8 %69.7 %47.9 %23.5
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Braves31.2 %65.8 %48.3 %50.9 %72.1 %65.2 %49.5 %26.0
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Padres28.3 %67.0 %46.0 %42.9 %76.6 %65.4 %45.8 %26.3
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Red Sox30.4 %61.5 %44.3 %48.4 %77.4 %66.4 %44.8 %27.7
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -31.4 %61.3 %45.8 %46.7 %75.2 %65.0 %48.1 %24.0

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2010BravesP21020.2001100000 3   .000 
2011BravesP79077.0470000000 1   1.000 
2012BravesP63062.2050000000 8   1.000 
2013BravesP68067.0340000000 3   1.000 
2014BravesP63061.2460000000 5   1.000 
2015PadresP61059.1431011100 8   .875 
2016Red SoxP57053.0020000000 2   1.000 
Total- - -P4120401.115272111100 30   .955 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2010BravesP20.20  000              
2011BravesP77.01  001              
2012BravesP62.2-1  00-1              
2013BravesP67.00  0-1-1              
2014BravesP61.20  000              
2015PadresP59.1-1  0-1-2              
2016Red SoxP53.00  1-10              
Total- - -P401.1-1  1-3-3              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012BravesP62.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%      (4)
2013BravesP67.00.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (4)
2014BravesP61.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (6)
2015PadresP59.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (4)
2016Red SoxP53.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (2)
Total- - -P401.10.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (20)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2010Braves0.70.00.20.24.60.5$3.0 
2011Braves2.7-0.3-0.2-0.529.43.2$24.4 
2012Braves3.60.4-0.10.330.53.3$21.6 
2013Braves3.20.30.61.020.32.3$16.7 
2014Braves2.60.6-0.30.320.42.3$17.4 
2015Padres1.40.2-0.3-0.113.71.5$11.9 
2016Red Sox1.00.4-0.6-0.211.81.2$9.7 
Total- - -15.31.7-0.71.0130.714.3$104.7 

  • $42m / 4 Years (2014 - 2017) + 1 Option Years (Edit)
    • signed by Atlanta Braves on 2/16/2014 (Extension)
    • 2014: $7M, 2015: $9M, 2016: $11M, 2017: $13M
    • 2018 Team Option: $13M ($1M buyout)
    • Signing Bonus: $1M
    • Incentives: Award bonuses could push deal over $58,000,000 if option is picked up
    • Agent / Agency: David Meter
    • Originally Reported By: Matt Snyder
    • Source: cbssports.com
    • Submitted by matthewyaspan
  • $0.7m / 1 Years (2013) (Edit)
    • signed by Atlanta Braves on 2/27/2013 (League Minimum)
    • 2013: $0.7M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.6m / 1 Years (2012) (Edit)
    • signed by Atlanta Braves (League Minimum)
    • 2012: $0.6M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.4m / 1 Years (2011) (Edit)
    • signed by Atlanta Braves on 2/22/2011 (League Minimum)
    • 2011: $0.4M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.4m / 1 Years (2010) (Edit)
    • signed by Atlanta Braves on 5/5/2010 (League Minimum)
    • 2010: $0.4M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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  • 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 19, Overall: 96
    • Team: Atlanta Braves
    • School: Wallace State CC
  • 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 33, Pick: 14, Overall: 1006
    • Team: Atlanta Braves
    • School: Wallace State CC