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Craig Kimbrel
Trending: ↓ 14%
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 Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 1008 129 6 4.7 87.3 10 31.8 .169 .268 .254 .239 .330 26.4 36.4 9.2 2.58 2.22
2016 935 103 6 5.8 89.9 21.4 35.9 .167 .309 .252 .279 .369 33.0 37.7 13.6 3.40 3.08
2017 1148 110 13 11.8 92 18.3 31.8 .167 .327 .199 .243 .448 45.5 49.6 5.5 1.43 2.37
2018 1111 118 11 9.3 89.1 22.3 35.6 .175 .299 .256 .269 .370 33.1 38.9 12.6 2.74 2.89
2019 392 52 10 19.2 92.6 15.6 48.1 .260 .571 .410 .390 .537 47.1 31.3 12.5 6.53 6.90
2020 300 27 5 18.5 91.1 15.3 55.6 .196 .384 .307 .317 .465 51.9 40.6 17.4 5.28 4.61
ALL 4894 539 51 9.5 89.9 17.5 36.2 .178 .328 .258 .272 .398 36.2 40.0 10.8 0.00 0.00
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3 0.00 0.00

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kimbrel relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(62.3%) ,
Curveball
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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 .216 .471 .494 .344 .346 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 .162 .143 .206 .251 .274 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 .783 .481 .494 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 .303 .265 .235 88.6 6 2533 50.0 32.1
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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 1.5 3 8.7 0.4 5
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 Changeup BOS R 1 91.3 30.9 3.4 12 13.6 -0.2 -2
2018 4-Seamer BOS R 718 97.1 13.6 1.3 9 9.3 0.3 4
2017 Sinker BOS R 3 98 21.2 3.4 19 17.5 1.3 8
2017 Curveball BOS R 360 87.3 45.6 3 7 8.9 1 12
2017 4-Seamer BOS R 783 98.3 12.7 0.7 5 11.7 0.6 5
2016 4-Seamer BOS R 630 98 11.3 2 15 10.8 -0.1 -1
2016 Sinker BOS R 2 98.3 9.2 -7.9 -46 16.2 -0.6 -3
2016 Curveball BOS R 289 87.2 44.7 1.2 3 8.2 -0.3 -3
2015 Slider SD R 25 92.5 30.3 5.8 24 1.9 4.2 -184
2015 Sinker SD R 12 98.2 15.4 -1.9 -11 9.6 -6.7 -41
2015 Curveball SD R 275 87.3 45.7 2 5 8.3 0.4 5
2015 4-Seamer SD R 639 98 12.9 1.5 11 10.1 -1.6 -14
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1008 49.2 67.3 72.5 25.0 39.1 39.4 61.1 45.8 36.8 8.3 76.2
2016 935 46.0 62.1 76.0 29.1 44.9 41.9 68.2 44.3 35.0 7.2 82.1
2017 1148 51.0 62.2 66.5 34.8 40.5 44.9 63.8 48.8 42.7 7.8 69.7
2018 1111 42.9 65.0 74.2 31.9 38.1 43.2 56.3 46.1 40.0 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 47.0 55.3 71.8 22.0 48.6 38.3 58.0 37.7 35.4 6.3 84.2
ALL 4894 46.9 64.2 72.5 29.7 41.2 42.1 61.4 45.9 38.3 7.4 76.6
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 46.5 14.0 31.0 8.5 34.9 35.7 29.5 3.1 34.9 26.4 19.4 3.9 4.7
2016 31.1 33.0 24.3 11.7 39.8 30.1 30.1 3.9 23.3 35.9 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 22.0 36.4 41.5 2.5 25.4 34.7 19.5 7.6 9.3
2019 28.8 32.7 34.6 3.8 30.8 42.3 26.9 0.0 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 0.0 18.5
ALL 35.6 26.3 28.6 9.5 31.2 35.6 33.2 2.6 26.5 31.0 21.3 6.3 9.5
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 214 .247 119 0 0.0 95 19 20.0
2017 253 .200 135 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 .307 32 7 21.9 36 11 30.6

Pitch Distribution