Exhibition Team logoLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim hat dark logoArizona Diamondbacks hat dark logoBaltimore Orioles hat dark logoBoston Red Sox hat dark logoChicago Cubs hat dark logoCincinnati Reds dark logoCleveland Indians hat dark logoColorado Rockies hat dark logoDetroit Tigers dark logoHouston Astros hat dark logoKansas City Royals hat dark logoLos Angeles Dodgers hat dark logoWashington Nationals dark logoNew York Mets hat dark logoOakland Athletics cap logoPittsburgh Pirates hat dark logoSan Diego Padres cap logo on lightSeattle Mariners hat dark logoSan Francisco Giants hat dark logoSt. Louis Cardinals dark logoTampa Bay Rays hat dark logoTexas Rangers cap logoToronto Blue Jays hat dark logoMinnesota Twins hat dark logoPhiladelphia Phillies hat dark logoAtlanta Braves hat dark logoChicago White Sox hat dark logoMiami Marlins cap logoNew York Yankees hat dark logoMilwaukee Brewers cap logo
Craig Kimbrel
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 215LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 3, #96, Atlanta Braves | Wallace State CC
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 1 5.28 18 0 2 15.1 28 1.43
11 Seasons 31 24 2.17 583 0 348 568.2 926 0.96
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 18 0-1 5.28 15.1 28 1.43
11 Seasons 583 31-24 2.17 568.2 926 0.96

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 1008 129 6 4.7 87.3 10 31.8 .156 .247 .257 .225 .293 28.3 36.4 9.2 2.58 2.15
2016 935 103 6 5.8 89.9 20.9 35.9 .164 .303 .256 .277 .356 33.3 37.7 13.6 3.40 3.30
2017 1148 110 13 11.8 92 18.3 31.8 .163 .319 .204 .242 .432 45.5 49.6 5.5 1.44 2.50
2018 1111 118 12 10.2 89.2 22.3 35.6 .175 .304 .256 .269 .370 32.2 38.9 12.6 2.74 3.03
2019 392 52 10 19.2 92.6 15.6 48.1 .257 .560 .410 .384 .523 47.1 31.3 12.5 6.53 7.06
2020 300 27 5 18.5 91.1 15.3 55.6 .195 .387 .312 .332 .497 51.9 40.6 17.4 5.28 4.77
4894 539 52 9.6 89.9 17.4 36.2 .174 .320 .261 .269 .383 36.7 40 10.8
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kimbrel relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(62.3%) ,
Curveball
(37.7%) ,


  •   
  •   
  •   

+ If Available Pitches Click to Video.


  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   

Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 187 99 88 62.3 96.9 41 34 7 3 1 1 2 14 20 .206 .217 .471 .502 .349 .367 92.3 21 2266 30.5 23.7
2020 Curveball 113 48 65 37.7 86.0 27 21 3 3 0 0 0 14 7 .143 .160 .143 .201 .254 .279 87.9 -1 2542 48.4 35.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 251 124 127 66.6 96.2 57 46 15 6 3 0 6 11 36 .326 .342 .783 .773 .481 .489 93.6 22 2323 24.8 19.6
2019 Curveball 126 63 63 33.4 85.9 35 32 5 1 2 0 2 17 15 .156 .159 .406 .306 .265 .238 88.6 6 2533 50.0 32.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View More Seasons


Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 4-Seamer CHC R 187 96.9 15 0.5 3 10.7 0.5 5
2020 Curveball CHC R 113 86 43.7 1.2 3 11 1.6 17
2019 Curveball CHC R 126 85.9 45.7 1.3 3 8.7 0.1 1
2019 4-Seamer CHC R 251 96.2 14.9 0.6 4 10.2 1.2 13
2018 Curveball BOS R 391 86.6 45 1.6 4 10.5 0.9 9
2018 4-Seamer BOS R 718 97.1 13.6 1.3 9 9.3 0.3 4
2018 Changeup BOS R 1 91.3 30.9 3.4 12 13.6 -0.2 -2
2017 4-Seamer BOS R 783 98.3 12.7 0.7 5 11.7 0.6 5
2017 Curveball BOS R 360 87.3 45.6 3 7 8.9 1 13
2017 Sinker BOS R 3 98 21.2 3.4 19 17.5 1.3 8
2016 Sinker BOS R 2 98.3 9.2 -7.8 -46 16.2 -0.5 -3
2016 4-Seamer BOS R 629 98 11.3 2 15 10.8 -0.1 -1
2016 Curveball BOS R 288 87.2 44.7 1.2 3 8.2 -0.3 -4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View Complete Pitch Movement Leaderboard

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Curveball -1.2 -1 113 37.7 27 .143 .143 .256 48.4 51.9 35 .16 .201 .278 28.6
2020 4-Seamer 0.8 1 187 62.3 41 .206 .471 .352 30.5 34.1 23.7 .217 .502 .366 60
2019 Curveball 1.5 2 126 32.1 35 .156 .406 .271 50 48.6 32.1 .159 .306 .238 33.3
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 2 251 64 57 .326 .783 .494 24.8 19.3 19.6 .342 .773 .491 52.8
2018 Curveball -2.5 -10 391 35.2 68 .082 .098 .143 55.6 48.5 28.4 .145 .181 .2 14.3
2018 4-Seamer -0.5 -4 718 64.6 179 .171 .388 .301 33.3 35.2 23.5 .187 .354 .297 37.8
2018 Changeup -3.6 0 1 0.1 100
2017 Sinker 5.7 0 3 0.3 2 .5 .5 .45 0 0 0 .485 .51 .437 0
2017 Curveball -0.8 -3 360 31.4 61 .158 .211 .249 55.3 54.1 37.5 .16 .243 .229 41.7
2017 4-Seamer -2.9 -23 783 68.2 190 .131 .251 .206 39.3 48.4 28 .161 .343 .245 47.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
+ View Complete Run Value Leaderboard

Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 109 86 68 14.5 8:00 7:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 181 96.9 94 17.5 1:30 1:15 15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
+ View Complete Spin Direction Leaderboard

Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 221 949 -15 -2 6 5 -6
2017 265 1200 -12 -19 2 5 -24
2018 297 1304 -5 -16 4 4 -12
2019 92 377 5 -5 3 1 3
2020 73 327 -4 -1 3 2 -1
+ View Complete Swing/Take Leaderboard

Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1008 48.7 67.5 71.5 26 38.3 39.5 61.1 46 36.6 8.3 75
2016 935 46 61.9 75.8 29.2 44.9 41.8 68.2 44.4 34.9 7.2 82.1
2017 1148 51 62.2 66.5 34.8 40.5 44.9 63.8 48.8 42.7 7.8 69.7
2018 1111 42.9 65 74.2 31.9 38.1 43.2 56.3 46.1 40 6.5 76.4
2019 392 41.9 72.8 79.1 28.3 45.2 41.4 56.3 47.7 32.6 7.4 82.1
2020 300 46.7 55.7 71.8 21.9 48.6 37.7 58 37.7 35.4 6.3 84.2
4894 46.7 64.2 72.2 29.9 41.1 42.1 61.4 46 38.2 7.4 76.3
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 46.5 14 31 8.5 34.9 35.7 29.5 3.1 34.9 26.4 19.4 3.9 4.7
2016 31.1 33 24.3 11.7 39.8 30.1 30.1 4.9 23.3 33 21.4 7.8 5.8
2017 37.3 32.7 21.8 8.2 28.2 37.3 34.5 1.8 25.5 29.1 22.7 8.2 11.8
2018 29.7 27.1 30.5 12.7 22 36.4 41.5 3.4 25.4 34.7 19.5 6.8 10.2
2019 28.8 32.7 34.6 3.8 30.8 42.3 26.9 0 21.2 30.8 21.2 5.8 19.2
2020 33.3 18.5 40.7 7.4 33.3 33.3 33.3 3.7 18.5 25.9 33.3 0 18.5
35.6 26.3 28.6 9.5 31.2 35.6 33.2 3 26.5 30.4 21.3 6.1 9.6
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 99 100 99 94 98 84 60 72 90 99 18 99 99 99 97 86
2016 83 99 94 63 71 91 54 12 64 99 1 97 83 99 94 71
2017 97 100 89 50 99 54 0 0 0 100 92 100 97 99 89 71
2018 88 97 92 72 76 65 4 24 73 99 6 99 88 96 78 67
2019 91 65 56
2020 95 47 56
+ View Complete Percentile Rankings Leaderboard

Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 24.1 9 6.3 3 1 6 2 22.2
2020 23.6 2 2.1 0 0 2 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 5 6 7 8 4 6 7 7 7 7 7 4 4 6 8 4 7 6 7 4 7 6 7 7 8 8 6 8 5 7
2020 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 3
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
+ View Complete Expected Home Runs Leaderboard

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 98 98 0 98.3 0.3 97.1 -1.2 96.2 -0.9 96.9 0.7
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0 91.3 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 87.8 87.2 -0.6 87.3 0.1 86.6 -0.7 85.9 -0.7 86 0.1
Exit Velocity 87.3 89.9 2.6 92 2.1 89.2 -2.8 92.6 3.4 91.1 -1.5
Launch Angle 10 20.9 10.9 18.3 -2.6 22.3 4 15.6 -6.7 15.3 -0.3
Barrel % 4.7 5.8 1.1 11.8 6 10.2 -1.6 19.2 9 18.5 -0.7
Hard Hit % 28.3 33.3 5 45.5 12.2 32.2 -13.3 47.1 14.9 51.9 4.8
Sweet Spot % 31.8 35.9 4.1 31.8 -4.1 35.6 3.8 48.1 12.5 55.6 7.5
xBA .156 .164 0.008 .163 -0.001 .175 0.012 .257 0.082 .195 -0.062
BA .185 .152 -0.033 .14 -0.012 .146 0.006 .259 0.113 .182 -0.077
xwOBA .225 .277 0.052 .242 -0.035 .269 0.027 .384 0.115 .332 -0.052
wOBA .257 .256 -0.001 .204 -0.052 .256 0.052 .41 0.154 .312 -0.098
xSLG .247 .303 0.056 .319 0.016 .304 -0.015 .56 0.256 .387 -0.173
SLG .306 .255 -0.051 .243 -0.012 .305 0.062 .654 0.349 .345 -0.309
K% 36.4 37.7 1.3 49.6 11.9 38.9 -10.7 31.3 -7.6 40.6 9.3
BB% 9.2 13.6 4.4 5.5 -8.1 12.6 7.1 12.5 -0.1 17.4 4.9
Swing % 46 44.4 -1.6 48.8 4.4 46.1 -2.7 47.7 1.6 37.7 -10
Whiff% 36.6 34.9 -1.7 42.7 7.8 40 -2.7 32.6 -7.4 35.4 2.8
In Zone Swing % 48.7 46 -2.7 51 5 42.9 -8.1 41.9 -1 46.7 4.8
Out of Zone Swing % 51.3 54 2.7 49 -5 57.1 8.1 58.1 1 53.3 -4.8
First Pitch Swing % 31.8 37.7 5.9 24.4 -13.3 26.7 2.3 35.4 8.7 21.7 -13.7
First Pitch Strike % 61.1 68.2 7.1 63.8 -4.4 56.3 -7.5 56.3 0 58 1.7
+ View Complete Year to Year Changes Leaderboard

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 213 .251 118 0 0.0 95 19 20.0
2017 253 .205 135 0 0.0 118 26 22.0
2018 247 .256 131 0 0.0 116 58 50.0
2019 92 .399 45 1 2.2 47 9 19.1
2020 68 .312 32 7 21.9 36 11 30.6

Pitch Distribution