Craig Kimbrel Stats

Craig Kimbrel was born on Saturday, May 28, 1988, in Huntsville, Alabama. Kimbrel was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 7, 2010, with the Atlanta Braves. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Craig Kimbrel baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"If he (Craig Kimbrel) stays healthy, I think he has the potential to be one of the best [closers] ever," veteran pitcher Tim Hudson said. "He throws 100 mph and he's got an 88-mph breaking ball that breaks like a 78-mph slider. It's a big break, but it's hard. The potential is there for him to be great, not just really good. He's the best [closer] I've played with." - By Mark Bowman on MLB.com (08/16/2011, 'Kimbrel's attitude makes him cut above rest', Source )

Craig Kimbrel

Craig Kimbrel Autograph on a 2012 Topps Tier One (#44/50)

Craig Kimbrel Autograph on a 2012 Topps Tier One (#44/50)

Birth Name:
Craig Michael Kimbrel ( Twitter : @kimbrel46 )
Nickname:
Blitzcraig or Dirty Craig
Born On:
05-28-1988  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Huntsville, Alabama
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Robert E. Lee High School (Huntsville, AL)
College:
Wallace State Community College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
05-07-2010 (Age 21)
Last Game:
Still Active
Draft:
2008 : 3rd Round (96th) / Signing Bonus = $391,000

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Craig Kimbrel Pitching Stats

2010 22 Braves 21 0 7 4 0 1.000 0.44 0 0 1 20.2 88 9 1 2 0 16 1 40 4 0 0 2
2011 23 Braves 79 0 64 4 3 .571 2.10 0 0 46 77.0 306 48 18 19 3 32 1 127 4 1 0 0
2012 24 Braves 63 0 56 3 1 .750 1.01 0 0 42 62.2 231 27 7 7 3 14 0 116 5 2 0 0
2013 25 Braves 68 0 60 4 3 .571 1.21 0 0 50 67.0 258 39 9 10 4 20 2 98 3 3 0 0
2014 26 Braves 63 0 54 0 3 .000 1.61 0 0 47 61.2 244 30 11 13 2 26 0 95 6 2 0 0
2015 27 Padres 61 0 53 4 2 .667 2.58 0 0 39 59.1 239 40 17 19 6 22 1 87 4 1 0 0
2016 28 Red Sox 57 0 47 2 6 .250 3.40 0 0 31 53.0 220 28 20 22 4 30 0 83 6 4 0 1
2017 29 Red Sox 67 0 51 5 0 1.000 1.43 0 0 35 69.0 254 33 11 11 6 14 0 126 5 4 0 1
2018 30 Red Sox 63 0 57 5 1 .833 2.74 0 0 42 62.1 247 31 19 19 7 31 0 96 7 2 0 0
2019 31 Cubs 23 0 17 0 4 .000 6.53 0 0 13 20.2 96 21 15 15 9 12 0 30 0 2 0 0
2020 32 Cubs 18 0 11 0 1 .000 5.28 0 0 2 15.1 69 10 9 9 2 12 1 28 4 2 0 3
11 Years 583 0 477 31 24 .564 2.17 0 0 348 568.2 2,252 316 137 146 46 229 6 926 48 23 0 7

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Craig Kimbrel Hitting Stats

2010 22 Braves 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 23 Braves 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 24 Braves 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 25 Braves 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 26 Braves 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 27 Padres 61 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 28 Red Sox 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017 29 Red Sox 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018 30 Red Sox 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019 31 Cubs 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020 32 Cubs 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
11 Years 586 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Craig Kimbrel Fielding Stats

2010 Braves P 21 0 63 1 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2011 Braves P 79 0 231 11 0.1 11 4 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
2012 Braves P 63 0 188 5 0.1 5 0 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.72
2013 Braves P 68 0 201 7 0.1 7 3 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.94
2014 Braves P 63 0 186 10 0.2 10 4 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.45
2015 Padres P 61 0 178 8 0.1 7 4 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .875 1.06
2016 Red Sox P 57 0 159 2 0.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.34
2017 Red Sox P 67 0 207 12 0.2 12 6 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.57
2018 Red Sox P 63 0 187 5 0.1 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.72
2019 Cubs P 23 0 62 1 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.44
2020 Cubs P 21 0 46 1 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.59
P Totals 586 0 1,708 63 0.1 61 23 38 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .968 0.96
11 Years 586 0 1,708 63 0.1 61 23 38 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .968 0.96

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Craig Kimbrel Miscellaneous Stats

2010 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.50 17.42 6.97
2011 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.97 14.84 3.74
2012 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.29 16.66 2.01
2013 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.90 13.16 2.69
2014 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.65 13.86 3.79
2015 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.95 13.20 3.34
2016 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.77 14.09 5.09
2017 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.00 16.43 1.83
2018 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.10 13.86 4.48
2019 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.50 13.06 5.23
2020 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.33 16.44 7.04
11 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 4.04 14.66 3.62

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Craig Kimbrel Miscellaneous Items of Interest

2010 Atlanta Braves 46 $400,000.00 - -
2011 Atlanta Braves 46 $419,000.00 Stats
2012 Atlanta Braves 46 $590,000.00 Stats -
2013 Atlanta Braves 46 $655,000.00 Stats -
2014 Atlanta Braves 46 $7,000,000.00 Stats -
2015 San Diego Padres 46 $9,000,000.00 - -
2016 Boston Red Sox 46 $11,250,000.00 Stats -
2017 Boston Red Sox 46 $13,250,000.00 Stats -
2018 Boston Red Sox 46 $13,000,000.00 Stats Stats
2019 Chicago Cubs 24 Undetermined - -
2020 Chicago Cubs 46 $5,920,000.00 n/a -
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Did you know that Craig Kimbrel set the Major League record for saves in a season (forty-six saves / fifty-four save opportunities) by a rookie in 2011? [ Saves Records ]

On August 9, 2011 , Kimbrel recorded his thirty-sixth save of the year, tying Todd Worrell for the National League record for saves in a season by a rookie . Eight days later, on August 17, Craig had his thirty-seventh save setting a new senior circuit record.

On August 23, 2011 , Kimbrel recorded his fortieth save of the year, tying Neftali Feliz for the Major League record for saves in a season by a rookie ( Feliz still holds the American League record ). Eight days later, on August 31, Craig had his forty-first save setting a new Major League record .

The record setting saves: Save 1 , Save 2 , Save 3 , Save 4 , Save 5 , Save 6 , Save 7 , Save 8 , Save 9 , Save 10 , Save 11 , Save 12 , Save 13 , Save 14 , Save 15 , Save 16 , Save 17 , Save 18 , Save 19 , Save 20 , Save 21 , Save 22 , Save 23 , Save 24 , Save 25 , Save 26 , Save 27 , Save 28 , Save 29 , Save 30 , Save 31 , Save 32 , Save 33 , Save 34 , Save 35 , Save 36 , Save 37 , Save 38 , Save 39 , Save 40 , Save 41 , Save 42 , Save 43 , Save 44 , Save 45 , Save 46 .

On June 8, 2015 , Kimbrel recorded the 200th save of his career in his 318th game, the fastest pitcher to reach the plateau in baseball history, besting Jonathan Papelbon - the previous record holder, by 41 games (200th save in his 359th game).

Craig Kimbrel was the seventh Braves player in franchise history to win Rookie of the Year ( Rafael Furcal , David Justice , Bob Horner , Earl Williams , Sam Jethroe , Alvin Dark ), and the first pitcher EVER, from either league, to win it unanimously.

Craig Kimbrel won the inaugural Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year in 2014. His counterpart, Greg Holland , won the inaugural Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year .

When Craig Kimbrel recorded his fortieth save of the 2014 season (August 29), he became only the third closer in baseball history with four consecutive 40-save seasons, joining Trevor Hoffman (1998-2001 & 2004-2007) and Francisco Rodriguez (2005-2008).

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