Craig Kimbrel#46, RP, San Diego
- May 28, 1988
- Birth Place:
- Huntsville, Alabama
- Wallace State CC
- 2008 3ʳᵈ round by the Atlanta Braves
— Player Notes
Advice: Kimbrel took the mound with the Padres holding onto a 5-3 lead. He retired all three batters he faced and ended the game with a strikeout of J.T. Realmuto. At various times over the last week, the all-world closer was attached to multiple trade rumors. None of them came to fruition, though, and Kimbrel should close out the season in San Diego. He holds a 2.76 ERA and 58/15 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings while going 31-for-33 in save chances.Sat, Aug 1 Rotoworld
Advice: The Yankees also aren't getting Kimbrel, so it appears the reliever is probably staying put. The Astros could still acquire Aroldis Chapman to bolster their bullpen.
More: Evan Drellich on TwitterFri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
Advice: ESPN's Buster Olney adds that the two sides haven't had any talks on Friday, so it appears that ship might have sailed. The Yankees are still in the market for a reliever, though, with Carter Capps and possibly Aroldis Chapman piquing their interest.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterFri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
Advice: The Astros and Red Sox have also talked to the Padres about Kimbrel, but it appears the Yankees might be the frontrunner here. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that the Padres have sought shortstop prospect Jorge Mateo in a deal for Kimbrel. The Yanks had been viewing him as untouchable but might be altering that position. Acquiring Kimbrel would give New York a dynamic trio at the back-end of the bullpen, with Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller serving in setup roles.
More: Buster Olney on TwitterFri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
Advice: The Yankees are in the market for both rotation and bullpen help. Kimbrel would join Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller to form perhaps the finest late-inning trio in all of baseball. The Padres are currently listening to offers on many of their players and expected to make big moves before Friday's deadline.
More: Joel Sherman on TwitterThu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Advice: It doesn't sound like they're close to anything, but it appears the Astros are interested in adding to what has been a very good bullpen. Of the three aforementioned relievers, only Benoit could be a free agent after the season (he has an $8 million club option for 2016).Rotoworld
Advice: As Heyman notes, it's hard to see a fit given that the Yankees already have a dynamic 1-2 punch with Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller at the back-end of their bullpen. They would seem likelier to add one of the starters the Padres are shopping, with Heyman saying the Bombers "are investigating most starters and relievers on the market."
More: CBSSports.comMon, Jul 27 Rotoworld
Advice: The Nats have also been linked to Aroldis Chapman, as they appear determined to land an elite closer despite Drew Storen's fine season. Rosenthal adds that the Padres asked for Trea Turner (who they traded to Washington over the winter) from the Nationals in trade talks but were told it wouldn't happen.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterMon, Jul 27 Rotoworld
Advice: Washington and Toronto have also been linked to Jonathan Papelbon and Aroldis Chapman. It's a market flush with late-inning relief help, with Tyler Clippard, Francisco Rodriguez, and Jim Johnson also being dangled publicly ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Kimbrel has been his usual dominant self after a shaky first few months in a Padres uniform, boasting a 2.75 ERA and 55/15 K/BB ratio in 39 1/3 total innings along with 29 saves.
More: CBS SportsMon, Jul 27 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Milwaukee
|Career vs. Mil||10||0||1||0||8||0||0||0||0||10.0||2||0||0||0||3||22||0.00||0.50||.063|
|Away (this year)||22||0||0||1||16||2||0||0||0||21.0||18||7||7||2||7||30||3.00||1.19||.228|
|Night (this year)||29||0||1||0||21||2||0||0||0||28.1||17||7||6||3||7||41||1.91||0.85||.172|
|Last game vs. Mil||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||3|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Aug 1||@Mia||W 5-3||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||31||2||0||42.1||2.76|
|Jul 31||@Mia||W 8-3||-||1.0||1||1||1||1||0||1||1||2||30||2||0||41.1||2.83|
|Jul 30||@NYM||W 8-7||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||30||1||0||40.1||2.68|
|Jul 26||Mia||W 3-2||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||29||1||0||39.1||2.75|
|Jul 25||Mia||W 3-1||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||2||28||1||0||38.1||2.82|
|Jul 24||Mia||W 3-1||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||2||27||1||0||37.1||2.89|
|Jul 20||SF||W 4-2||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||26||1||0||36.1||2.97|
|Jul 18||Col||W 5-4||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||3||1||2||25||1||0||35.1||3.06|
|Jul 17||Col||W 4-2||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||24||1||0||34.1||3.15|
|Jul 12||@Tex||W 2-1||SV||1.1||3||1||1||0||0||1||1||2||23||1||0||33.1||3.24|