Craig Kimbrel
Birthdate: 5/28/1988 (28 y, 4 m)     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
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 was left in the bullpen despite a save situation arising in Sunday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Rays. (9/26/2016)
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
2016Depth Charts423765065.012.013.390.71.30578.5 %  2.712.72 1.7
2016Steamer433565065.011.663.310.67.28277.0 %  2.702.71 1.1
2016Fans (5)443863063.013.432.860.57.30179.8 %  2.252.02 1.8
2016ZiPS41 63059.712.373.470.75.31180.0 %  2.722.73 1.0
2016Red Sox (AAA)000110.10.000.000.00.500100.0 %  0.0012.17  
2016Red Sox243054051.014.474.240.71.24776.9 %29.9 %8.7 %2.652.593.081.4
2016ZiPS (R)00 202.013.373.820.75.31979.6 %  2.682.67 0.0
2016Steamer (R)001202.012.853.680.73.28278.8 %  2.632.69 0.0
2016Depth Charts (R)001202.013.113.750.74.31079.2 %  2.652.68 0.1
Total- - -21162554090399.114.543.470.50.26884.2 %42.9 %8.0 %1.761.832.0714.5
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
2014Braves031.6163000470461.2244301311226026095
2015Padres422.5861000390459.1239401917622114087
2016Depth Charts422.71650  373 65.0 482120524 2  87
2016Steamer432.7065000354 65.0265472220524 2  84
2016Fans (5)442.25630  38  63.0 401716420 2  94
2016ZiPS412.72630     59.7 441918523124082
2016Red Sox (AAA)000.0011000  0.131000001000
2016Red Sox242.6554000301251.0207271715424043082
2016ZiPS (R)002.6820     2.0 11101 0  3
2016Steamer (R)002.63200010 2.01021101 0  3
2016Depth Charts (R)002.6520  10 2.0 21101 0  4
Total- - -21161.76409000255325399.11573220877822154513290645
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
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
2016Depth Charts12.013.393.550.71   .2061.11.30578.5 %  2.72
2016Steamer11.663.313.530.6731.8 %9.0 %22.8 %.1971.09.28277.0 %  2.71
2016Fans (5)13.432.864.700.57   .1840.95.30179.8 %  2.02
2016ZiPS12.373.473.570.75   .2071.12.31180.0 %  2.73
2016Red Sox (AAA)0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.5003.00.500100.0 %  12.17
2016Red Sox14.474.243.420.7139.6 %11.6 %28.0 %.1511.00.24776.9 %60612.59
2016Average8.093.132.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29772.9 %  4.26
2016ZiPS (R)13.373.823.500.75   .2011.13.31979.6 %  2.67
2016Steamer (R)12.853.683.490.73   .1871.09.28278.8 %  2.69
2016Depth Charts (R)13.113.753.500.74   .1981.11.31079.2 %  2.68
Total- - -14.543.474.190.5041.0 %9.8 %31.2 %.1560.94.26884.2 %46481.83
Postseason- - -13.504.053.330.0047.6 %14.3 %33.3 %.0560.60.12550.0 %34391.42

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 Sox0.6322.7 %29.9 %47.4 %6.5 %8.7 %10.3 %0.0 %42.3 %27.8 %29.9 %15.5 %50.5 %34.0 %2.48723.08
Total- - -1.1720.6 %42.9 %36.6 %10.9 %8.0 %7.5 %18.2 %31.1 %36.1 %32.9 %19.2 %55.0 %25.8 %1.77532.07
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
2014Braves484127544143686791047
2015Padres5944255310103726361008
2016Red Sox29462233005332538870
Total- - -321274154302411255234942496598
Postseason- - -530100003764101

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2010Braves0.47-0.621.097.360.760.680.700.600.59140.440.2531
2010Braves0.33-0.140.472.250.251.661.671.533.8020.26-0.0610
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
2012Braves0.010.000.010.460.050.090.120.12 00.070.0000
2013Braves2.67-7.289.9519.752.242.011.991.702.2481.280.05405
2013Braves0.18-0.120.300.560.062.292.811.00 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 Sox1.45-5.767.216.830.701.781.811.782.0990.750.06268
Total- - -16.61-40.5557.1692.4210.061.871.881.761.99707.821.0722544
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%
2014Braves72.6% (97.1)  27.4% (85.4)    
2015Padres69.7% (97.3)  30.1% (86.8)0.2% (92.5)  0.4%
2016Red Sox68.7% (97.4)  31.1% (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 Sox68.2 %0.6 %      31.2 %     
Total- - -68.8 %1.5 %    16.4 %0.0 %13.2 % 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 Sox6.5  7.2-0.5  1.09  2.67-46.23  
Total- - -64.113.8 36.0-0.6  1.382.87 2.46-19.54  

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 Sox6.5-0.1      7.5    
Total- - -66.6-0.4    34.2-0.117.7 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 Sox1.09-2.79      2.77    
Total- - -1.47-0.45    3.19-2.882.04 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 Sox31.9 %62.3 %44.8 %45.9 %77.9 %64.9 %42.6 %69.6 %15.8 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.2 %10.1 %
Total- - -31.1 %63.4 %45.9 %47.3 %75.3 %65.0 %45.8 %60.5 %16.0 %

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 Sox30.7 %61.9 %44.9 %46.6 %76.6 %65.4 %45.3 %27.4
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.2 %86.5 %78.2 %47.9 %22.7
Total- - -31.5 %61.4 %45.9 %46.4 %75.1 %64.9 %48.2 %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 SoxP54051.0010000000 2   1.000 
Total- - -P4090399.115262111100 30   .953 

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 SoxP51.00  1-10              
Total- - -P399.1-1  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 SoxP51.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
Total- - -P399.10.0%      (1)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)100.0%    (19)

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$11.8 
2016Red Sox1.60.4-0.20.114.11.4$11.6 
Total- - -15.81.6-0.31.3133.014.5$106.5 

  • $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