Craig Kimbrel

#46, RP, San Diego
Craig Kimbrel
  • Height:
    5-11
  • Weight:
    220
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    May 28, 1988
  • Birth Place:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • College:
    Wallace State CC
  • Draft:
    2008 3ʳᵈ round by the Atlanta Braves
  • W
    1
  • L
    2
  • ERA
    2.76
  • K
    58
  • BB
    15


Player Notes
Craig Kimbrel notched his 31st save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Saturday.

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
Evan Drellich was told by an Astros source that the "ship has sailed" on Craig Kimbrel.

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 Twitter

Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that talks between the Yankees and Padres regarding Craig Kimbrel "broke down" on Thursday.

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 Twitter

Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Yankees "keep hammering away" at a trade for Craig Kimbrel.

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 Twitter

Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that rival executives view the Yankees as the favorite to land Craig Kimbrel from the Padres.

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 Twitter

Thu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Astros are "monitoring the relief market" and have discussed Craig Kimbrel, Joaquin Benoit and Francisco Rodriguez.

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).

More: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter

Wed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Craig Kimbrel's name "has at least surfaced" in the Padres' trade talks with the Yankees.

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.com

Mon, Jul 27 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are "hottest" on Craig Kimbrel.

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 Twitter

Mon, Jul 27 Rotoworld
According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Nationals and Blue Jays are among the teams looking into acquiring Padres closer Craig Kimbrel.

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 Sports

Mon, Jul 27 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Monday, August 3

Head-to-head vs. Milwaukee

Head-to-head vs. Milwaukee
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
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
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
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
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2010 Atl 21 0 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 20.2 9 2 1 0 16 40 0.44 1.21 .125
2011 Atl 79 0 4 3 46 8 0 0 0 77.0 48 19 18 3 32 127 2.10 1.04 .178
2012 Atl 63 0 3 1 42 3 0 0 0 62.2 27 7 7 3 14 116 1.01 0.65 .126
2013 Atl 68 0 4 3 50 4 0 0 0 67.0 39 10 9 4 20 98 1.21 0.88 .166
2014 Atl 63 0 0 3 47 4 0 0 0 61.2 30 13 11 2 26 95 1.61 0.91 .142
2015 SD 44 0 1 2 31 2 0 0 0 42.1 30 14 13 4 15 58 2.76 1.06 .197
Totals 338 0 16 12 217 21 2 0 0 331.1 183 65 59 16 123 534 1.60 0.92 .158
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2010 Atl 21 P 0 20 0 1 0 1 0 .000
2011 Atl 79 P 0 77 4 11 7 0 0 1.000
2012 Atl 63 P 0 62 0 5 5 0 0 1.000
2013 Atl 68 P 0 67 3 7 4 0 0 1.000
2014 Atl 63 P 0 61 4 10 6 0 0 1.000
2015 SD 44 P 0 42 3 6 2 1 1 .833
Totals 338 P 0 331 14 40 24 2 1 .950