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Craig KimbrelTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Boston Red Sox MLB Years: 2010-2018
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
Major Award Winner

PositionsP-601Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameCraig Michael Kimbrel
Height5-11Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMay 28,1988 [30.055]PlaceHuntsville,Alabama
High SchoolLee (Huntsville,AL)
CollegeWallace State Community College (Hanceville,AL)

DraftedSelected by the Atlanta Braves [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (96th overall) of the 2008 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Atlanta Braves [Team Picks] in the 33rd round (1006th overall) of the 2007 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$391,000Signing ScoutsBrian BridgesService Time7.066 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2009-ATL-#10 ... 2010-ATL-#5 ... 2011-MLB-#86 ... 2011-ATL-#5
MLB DebutMay 7,2010 [21.344]
OrganizationsATL [7] BOS [3] SDN [1] Awards10Awards Voting9-373
TBC Player ID129369Retrosheet IDkimbc001MLBAM ID518886
RelationshipsBrother of Matt Kimbrel
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (86.04%) -- Slider (11.68%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (2.23%) -- Curveball (0.03%) -- Changeup (0.01%)
Fastball Velocity [2018] - 96.81 - [2017] - 98.34 - [2016] - 97.31 - [2015] - 97.28 - [2014] - 97.02 - [2013] - 96.87 - [2012] - 96.76 - [2011] - 96.10 - [2010] - 95.42
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (RP) in 2011
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts100Walks43Hittable99SO/BB81vsPower99Hitting0Durability80Team.527Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2008Wallace State Community CCollegeNCAASoRel20932.8915015000181.03930260511230001.114.33--5.6713.672.41.750-
2008Danville BravesAppRkatl2Rel20120.47120120011619.0541010274000.792.37--4.7412.792.70.333-
2008Rome BravesSALAatl-Rel20200.7110010009412.261104260000.794.26--2.8418.476.501.000-
2008Myrtle Beach PelicansCaroA+atl33Rel20000.0020200003.25000130001.6412.27--2.457.363.00--
2008Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--R/CL0320.512402400201034.01652015564000.884.08--3.8214.263.73.600-
2009Rome BravesSALAatl-R/CL21000.901601600141020.092206380000.754.05--2.7017.106.33--
2009Myrtle Beach PelicansCaroA+atl-Rel21025.4719019008226.0181916228458101.756.150.689.5715.381.61.000-
2009Mississippi BravesSouAAatl20Rel21210.77120120012611.231107171000.862.31--5.4013.112.43.667-
2009Gwinnett BravesILAAAatl-Rel21000.0020200102.00000431002.00----18.0013.500.75--
2009Minor Totals (4 teams)Minor--R/CL0232.854904900351859.130221924510310101.254.500.306.7515.452.29.400-
2010Gwinnett BravesILAAAatl24R/CL22321.624804800432355.2281310335838101.134.530.495.6613.422.37.600-
2010Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl46Rel22400.4421021007120.2921016404001.213.92--6.9717.422.501.0001.53
2011Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl46CL23432.107907900644677.04819183321274011.045.610.353.7414.843.97.5711.52
2012Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl46CL24311.016306300564262.227773141165020.653.880.432.0116.668.29.7500.78
2013Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl46CL25431.216806800605067.039109420983030.885.240.542.6913.164.90.5711.93
2014Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl46CL26031.616306300544761.2301311226956020.914.380.293.7913.863.65.0001.83
2015San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn46CL27422.586106100533959.0401917622874011.046.070.913.3413.203.95.6672.68
2016Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos15ST28000.0011000000.01000000003.0027.00------0.00--
2016Boston Red SoxALMLBbos46CL28263.405705700473153.0282220430836041.094.750.685.0914.092.77.2502.92
2017Boston Red SoxALMLBbos46CL29501.436706700513569.03311116141265040.684.300.781.8316.439.001.0001.42
2018Boston Red SoxALMLBbosCL30211.734204200393141.22188516633000.894.541.083.4613.613.94.667-0.31
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter28191.79521052100431322509.027511110233190835400170.914.830.583.3414.684.39.596-1.21
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter871.841221121009851149.075403159524222201.124.460.305.6514.392.55.533-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter321.555115000442357.1291310339869101.174.500.476.0513.342.21.600-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter210.77120120012611.231107171000.862.31--5.4013.112.43.667-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter024.8021021008229.1231916229488101.736.900.608.7014.401.66.000-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter200.832602600231432.21533010640000.774.13--2.7617.636.401.000-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter120.47120120011619.0541010274000.792.37--4.7412.792.70.333-
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter932.8915015000181.03930260511230001.114.33--5.6713.672.41.750-
Atlanta Braves Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter15101.43294029400241186287.015351461210847622080.904.760.373.3614.824.41.600-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter972.1416601660013797163.2824139156027214080.874.510.823.3014.964.53.563-
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter422.586106100533959.0401917622874011.046.070.913.3413.203.95.667-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1281.79224022400185138220.01184844148235917070.914.830.583.3414.684.39.600-1.21
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings12101.8417711760014274220.01095845713835232301.124.460.305.6514.392.55.545-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2010Gwinnett BravesILAAAatl24p22131000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2015San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn46p27611000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter2041000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter131000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter131000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter611000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1621000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162120000000001200000.000.000.000.0000012.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2008Danville Braves AppRkatl20P12--171-98.8890.67------12100.017.9
2008Rome Braves SALAatl20P10---1--111.0000.10------10100.07.3
2008Myrtle Beach Pelicans CaroA+atl20P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2009Rome Braves SALAatl21P16--112-42.5000.13------16100.011.5
2009Myrtle Beach Pelicans CaroA+atl21P19--1811109.9000.47------19100.013.9
2009Mississippi Braves SouAAatl21P12--11--221.0000.17------12100.08.7
2009Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl21P2---------------2100.01.4
2010Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl22P48--331-76.8570.13------48100.033.6
2010Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl22P21-20--1-1---------21100.013.0
2011Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl23P79-7747--11111.0000.140.14-----79100.048.8
2012Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl24P63-62-5--551.0000.080.088188.9-63100.038.9
2013Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl25P68-6734--771.0000.100.103260.0-68100.042.0
2014Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26P63-6146--10101.0000.160.165183.3-63100.038.9
2015San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn27P61-59431187.8750.110.128188.9-61100.037.7
2016Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos28P1---------------1100.00.7
2016Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28P57-53-2--221.0000.040.042-100.0-57100.035.2
2017Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29P67-6966-112121.0000.180.174640.0-67100.041.4
MLB Totals for P - 8 season(s)-   P479-4682133225654.9640.110.12301173.2-4790.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P51--331-76.8570.12------510.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P12--11--221.0000.17------120.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P21--19111110.9090.48------210.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P26--122-53.6000.12------260.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P12--171-98.8890.67------120.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2008Danville Braves AppRkatl2012----------
2008Rome Braves SALAatl2010----------
2008Myrtle Beach Pelicans CaroA+atl202----------
2009Rome Braves SALAatl2116----------
2009Myrtle Beach Pelicans CaroA+atl2119----------
2009Mississippi Braves SouAAatl2112----------
2009Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl212----------
2010Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl2248----------
2010Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2221----------
2011Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2379----------
2012Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2463----------
2013Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2568----------
2014Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl2663----------
2015San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn2761----------
2016Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos281----------
2016Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2857----------
2017Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2967----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2009Peoria SaguarosArizona Fall LgMinor210110.8011011005010.07131211618002.306.300.9014.4016.201.1311.70.000
2010Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB22200.0090900019.03000814001.223.000.008.0014.001.750.001.000
2011Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB23102.9213013004012.110441415001.167.300.732.9210.953.752.921.000
2012Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB24000.0090900008.01000510000.751.130.005.6311.252.000.00.000
2013Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB25005.6380800118.0665277101.636.752.257.887.881.006.75.000
2013Atlanta BravesDiv SeriesMLB25000.0010100111.10000220001.820.000.0013.5013.501.000.00.000
2014Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB26003.861001000119.11044058001.659.640.004.827.711.603.86.000
2015Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB27101.5060600116.0211138100.833.001.504.5012.002.671.501.000
2016Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB28002.5770700007.06320012000.867.710.000.0015.4303.86.000
2016Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB28000.0020200201.10000030000.000.000.000.0020.2500.00.000
2017Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB29006.4370700007.0455125000.865.141.292.576.432.506.43.000
2017Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB29004.5020200102.04110121002.5018.000.004.509.002.004.50.000
2018Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB30000.0020200002.0100002000.504.500.000.009.0000.00.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs0110.8011011005010.07131211618002.306.300.9014.4016.201.1311.70.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 9 yrs402.7571071007468.743232153481201.125.640.664.4610.622.383.011.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs001.9350500414.7411037101.507.710.005.7913.502.331.93.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2015Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2721000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs201000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [10]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2011MLB All-Rookie Team (P) ... MLB All-Rookie Team (Baseball America) (CL) ... National League Rookie of the Year ... NL Rookie of the Month (August) ... NL Rookie of the Month (June)5
2012Atlanta Braves Player of the Year ... Major League 1st All-Star (end of season) (RP)2
2013Delivery Man Award (MLB Reliever of the year)1
2014Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year1
2017Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-11-01RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveContractRed Sox exercised option for 2018 ($13m)29.157Team Roster on 2017-11-01
2016-10-31CLBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.156Team Roster on 2016-10-31
2016-07-09CLBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Torn left meniscus28.042Team Roster on 2016-07-09
2015-11-13CLBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Padres to Red Sox for Manuel Margot, Javier Guerra, Carlos Asuaje and Logan Allen27.169Team Roster on 2015-11-13
2015-04-05RPSan Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Braves with Melvin Upton Jr to Padres for Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Matt Wisler, Jordan Paroubeck and 41st overall pick in 2015 draft26.312Team Roster on 2015-04-05
2014-02-16RPAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 4-year contract for 2014-2017 ($42m) [Avoiding arbitration] Option year for 2018 at $13m25.264Team Roster on 2014-02-16
2012-05-04RPAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YActive--23.341Team Roster on 2012-05-04
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2008Atlanta Braves-20391,000-------391,000Signing Bonus out of 2008 Draft (3rd round - 96th overall)
2010Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll22400,000-75742-2,812,412400,000791,000
2011Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll23419,000-71625202,722,607414,0001,210,000
2012Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll24590,000-49020462,954,887480,0001,800,000
2013Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll25655,000-48818463,023,990490,0002,455,000
2014Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll267,250,000-158583++3,256,497500,0009,705,0002014-02-16 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2014-2017 ($42m) [Avoiding arbitration] Option year for 2018 at $13m
2015San Diego PadresTeam Payroll279,250,0005.066132686++3,571,283507,50018,955,000
2016Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll2811,000,0006.06698989++3,498,245507,50029,955,000
2017Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll2913,000,0007.06683691++3,651,709535,00042,955,000
2018Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll3013,000,000-78590++4,360,045545,00055,955,0002017-11-01 - Red Sox exercised option for 2018 ($13m)
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red