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Craig Kimbrel
Birthdate: 5/28/1988 (26 y, 3 m, 5 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 5-11/220     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
RotoWire News: Kimbrel tossed a scoreless ninth inning to protect a 5-2 win and log his 40th save against Miami on Friday night. (8/29/2014)



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 %2.101.521.943.1
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 %1.211.931.952.2
2013Braves001101.113.5013.500.00.000100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.004.554.55 
2014Steamer513565065.013.162.650.51.28582.9 %  1.791.84 1.7
2014Oliver52 66065.013.712.770.55.28479.8 %  2.221.82 1.7
2014Fans (33)324270070.013.502.440.39.30275.3 %  2.271.51 2.1
2014ZiPS61 70069.014.482.740.52.30788.7 %  1.431.58 2.0
2014Braves034155054.014.174.000.17.25079.5 %41.6 %2.7 %1.671.662.282.2
2014ZiPS (R)10 10010.014.523.230.40.31386.9 %  1.481.65 0.3
2014ZiPS (U)13 65064.014.223.880.20.28481.8 %  1.641.66 1.8
2014Steamer (R)10510010.013.652.990.48.28482.6 %  1.801.88 0.2
2014Steamer (U)134665064.014.093.850.21.25579.2 %  1.691.70 1.8
Total- - -15101802860281.114.913.390.35.27486.1 %44.6 %6.1 %1.441.481.8111.4
Postseason- - -011606.213.504.050.00.12550.0 %62.5 %0.0 %1.351.422.05 


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
2010Braves012.0840000 04.1131210100007
2011Braves432.1079000460877.03064819183321140127
2012Braves311.0163000420362.223127773140250116
2012Braves000.0010000001.030000000001
2013Braves431.2168000500467.025839109420233098
2013Braves000.0010001001.150000200002
2014Steamer511.79650  35  65.0256421513419 2  95
2014Oliver522.22660     65.025942171642012  99
2014Fans (33)322.27700  42  70.0 431918319 2  105
2014ZiPS611.43700     69.0 4112114211240111
2014Braves031.6755000410454.0216271210124026085
2014ZiPS (R)101.48100     10.0 62204 0  16
2014ZiPS (U)131.64650     64.0 331312128 2  101
2014Steamer (R)101.80100  5  10.03862213 0  15
2014Steamer (U)131.69650  46  64.0254331412227 2  100
Total- - -15101.44286000180219281.1109915050451110648220466
Postseason- - -011.3560001006.22112103000010

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
2011Braves14.843.743.970.3541.5 %10.5 %31.0 %.1761.04.31580.7 %56391.52
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
2013Braves13.162.694.900.5438.0 %7.8 %30.2 %.1660.88.26392.2 %33511.93
2013Braves13.5013.501.000.0040.0 %40.0 %0.0 %.0001.50.000100.0 %01224.55
2014Steamer13.162.654.960.5137.1 %7.5 %29.7 %.1810.95.28582.9 %  1.84
2014Oliver13.712.774.950.5538.2 %7.7 %30.5 %.1770.95.28479.8 %  1.82
2014Fans (33)13.502.445.530.39   .1790.89.30275.3 %  1.51
2014ZiPS14.482.745.290.52   .1740.90.30788.7 %  1.58
2014Braves14.174.003.540.1739.4 %11.1 %28.2 %.1420.94.25079.5 %46441.66
2014ZiPS (R)14.523.234.490.40   .1740.95.31386.9 %  1.65
2014ZiPS (U)14.223.883.660.20   .1540.95.28481.8 %  1.66
2014Steamer (R)13.652.994.570.48   .1740.96.28482.6 %  1.88
2014Steamer (U)14.093.853.660.21   .1470.95.25579.2 %  1.70
Total- - -14.913.394.400.3542.4 %9.7 %32.7 %.1520.91.27486.1 %38391.48
Postseason- - -13.504.053.330.0047.6 %14.3 %33.3 %.0560.60.12550.0 %34381.42

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2010Braves0.5621.9 %28.1 %50.0 %6.3 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %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 %1.61501.94
2012Braves1.5519.4 %49.0 %31.6 %3.2 %9.7 %4.2 %0.0 %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 %1.67511.95
2013Braves1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %7.821214.55
2014Braves1.1421.8 %41.6 %36.6 %10.8 %2.7 %7.1 %33.3 %1.98612.28
Total- - -1.2620.0 %44.6 %35.4 %11.7 %6.1 %7.5 %22.2 %1.55471.81
Postseason- - -1.670.0 %62.5 %37.5 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %1.76532.05

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2010Braves9167130021160224384
2010Braves41010000214465
2011Braves645722873164718431314
2012Braves48311912104275661936
2012Braves020000004711
2013Braves643932722053716681039
2013Braves10000000121325
2014Braves42372243314332599931
Total- - -22718010221179240160929954604
Postseason- - -530100003764101

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2010Braves0.47-0.621.087.230.760.680.570.590.59140.440.2531
2010Braves0.33-0.140.472.250.251.661.671.533.8020.26-0.0610
2011Braves1.51-8.8010.3113.071.541.891.681.712.51151.05-0.253510
2012Braves4.15-4.478.6222.712.481.761.751.752.4171.980.38374
2012Braves0.010.000.010.460.050.090.120.12 00.070.0000
2013Braves2.34-7.219.5518.132.082.011.661.682.2181.18-0.01395
2013Braves0.18-0.120.300.560.062.292.811.00 00.040.0410
2014Braves2.07-7.009.079.411.042.311.972.052.8391.09-0.19339
Total- - -10.54-28.1038.6370.557.891.871.661.692.00535.73-0.1014729
Postseason- - -0.51-0.260.773.270.361.621.611.213.8020.37-0.0620

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%
2014Braves72.1% (97.1)  27.9% (85.3)    
Total- - -70.6% (96.6)10.5% (86.5) 18.8% (85.7)   0.4%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2010Braves74.5 %3.1 %    21.6 %       
2011Braves69.3 %     30.3 %       
2012Braves62.3 %4.9 %    32.6 %       
2013Braves67.1 %3.2 %    28.2 %0.2 %0.8 % 0.1 %   
2014Braves72.0 %0.1 %      27.9 %     
Total- - -68.4 %2.0 %    23.4 %0.0 %5.8 % 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  
2014Braves97.097.2      85.3    
Total- - -96.596.9    86.176.885.3 82.0  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2010Braves2.92.7     0.973.26     
2011Braves9.911.1     1.092.79     
2012Braves18.5  8.3   2.93  2.74   
2013Braves8.2  10.6   1.12  3.51   
2014Braves11.2  4.7   1.66  1.80   
Total- - -50.713.8 23.6   1.562.87 2.73   

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  
2014Braves11.80.0      5.1    
Total- - -52.0-0.4    34.2-0.15.1 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  
2014Braves1.77-3.71      1.97    
Total- - -1.66-0.44    3.19-2.881.89 5.30  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2010Braves21.5 %61.7 %41.0 %58.5 %67.6 %65.1 %48.5 %43.2 %13.5 %
2011Braves32.1 %57.1 %43.5 %43.4 %76.8 %63.4 %45.5 %56.2 %15.8 %
2012Braves36.9 %64.5 %50.7 %45.6 %70.1 %61.2 %50.0 %70.6 %19.2 %
2013Braves34.1 %60.7 %46.3 %50.8 %82.8 %70.0 %45.8 %57.0 %13.6 %
2014Braves30.3 %68.8 %49.1 %50.7 %72.9 %65.8 %48.7 %57.4 %16.4 %
Total- - -32.3 %62.3 %46.5 %47.9 %74.9 %65.0 %47.4 %58.6 %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
2011Braves32.2 %55.0 %43.3 %42.6 %75.6 %63.0 %48.7 %20.4
2012Braves34.8 %64.5 %50.1 %41.9 %70.8 %61.1 %51.5 %22.3
2013Braves35.3 %57.5 %45.9 %51.6 %81.8 %69.7 %47.9 %23.5
2014Braves30.5 %65.6 %47.8 %50.7 %72.1 %65.2 %49.3 %26.1
Total- - -32.2 %60.0 %45.9 %46.9 %74.5 %64.7 %49.2 %22.8

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2010BravesP21020.2001100000 3   .000 
2011BravesP79077.0470000000 1   1.000 
2012BravesP63062.2050000000 8   1.000 
2013BravesP68067.0340000000 3   1.000 
2014BravesP55054.0250000000 4   1.000 
Total- - -P2860281.19211100000 19   .968 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2010BravesP20.20  000              
2011BravesP77.01  001              
2012BravesP62.2-1  00-1              
2013BravesP67.00  0-1-1              
2014BravesP54.00  000              
Total- - -P281.10  0-1-1              

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)
2014BravesP54.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)
Total- - -P281.10.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (13)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2010Braves0.70.00.20.24.70.5$2.0 
2011Braves2.6-0.3-0.1-0.528.13.1$14.0 
2012Braves3.60.4-0.10.330.53.3$15.0 
2013Braves3.20.30.71.019.72.2$11.1 
2014Braves2.20.4-0.40.019.42.2$12.1 
Total- - -12.40.80.21.0102.411.4$54.3 

SeasonTeamAgeWLGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%ERAFIPRA9-WARWAR
2014Oliver265266065.013.712.770.55.28479.8 %2.221.821.41.7
2015Oliver275264063.013.812.710.57.28779.0 %2.141.801.31.6
2016Oliver285265064.013.902.670.56.28579.0 %2.111.751.41.7
2017Oliver295265064.014.022.660.56.28779.0 %2.101.721.41.7
2018Oliver305265064.014.062.530.56.29280.9 %2.111.671.51.8

  • $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
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