Craig Kimbrel

Craig Michael Kimbrel (born May 28, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves in Major League Baseball (MLB). Kimbrel became the Braves' closer in his rookie year of 2011 season and subsequently set an MLB record for saves by a rookie with 46. He was awarded the National League's 2011 Rookie of the Year Award. On June 6, 2014, he recorded his 155th save, surpassing the previous mark of 154 set by John Smoltz, to become the Braves all-time leader in saves. He has been revered for the speed of his fastball, as well as his unique and intimidating pre-pitch stare.

Craig Kimbrel
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Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Craig Kimbrel.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2010 ATL 4-0 0.44 21 0 0 0 1 20 9 2 1 16 40
2011 ATL 4-3 2.10 79 0 0 0 46 77 48 19 18 32 127
2012 ATL 3-1 1.01 63 0 0 0 42 62 27 7 7 14 116
2013 ATL 4-3 1.21 68 0 0 0 50 67 39 10 9 20 98
2014 ATL 0-3 1.80 51 0 0 0 37 50 24 12 10 22 82
Career 15-10 - 282 0 0 0 176 - 147 50 45 104 463

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Major League fielding statistics for Craig Kimbrel.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
2010 ATL 21 0 20 0 0 1 0 0.000
2011 ATL 79 0 77 4 7 0 0 1.000
2012 ATL 63 0 62 0 5 0 0 1.000
2013 ATL 68 0 67 3 4 0 0 1.000
2014 ATL 51 0 50 2 4 0 0 1.000
Career 282 0 - 9 20 1 0 -

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Craig Kimbrel.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
2010 ATL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
2011 ATL 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
2012 ATL 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
2013 ATL 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
2014 ATL 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
Career 278 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -

First NameCraig
Middle NameM.
Last NameKimbrel
Full Name at BirthCraig M. Kimbrel
Age26
Date of BirthMay 28, 1988
BirthplaceHuntsville, AL
Height5' 11" (180 cm)
Weight205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Star SignGemini
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolRobert E. Lee (Huntsville, AL)
OccupationMajor League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut7 May 2010
DraftDrafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft.

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