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46 Craig Kimbrel RP

Chicago White Sox

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July 30, 2021 06:04 PM
White Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Moves to crosstown rivals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel was traded from the Cubs to the White Sox in exchange for Nick Madrigal and Codi Heuer on Friday, Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports.

Kimbrel will head south along the Red Line in one of the biggest deals of the deadline. The landing spot is one of the few that could potentially hurt Kimbrel's fantasy value, as it's unclear whether it will be him or Liam Hendriks who receives most of the save chances for the White Sox. Kimbrel owns an incredible 0.49 ERA and 46.7 percent strikeout rate this season, both of which beat Hendriks' 2.58 ERA and 41.0 percent strikeout rate, but Hendriks was dominant in each of the previous two seasons while Kimbrel had easily the worst two years of his 12-year career. The initial plan is to have the two split the ninth inning, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

July 27, 2021 01:40 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Strikes out three Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel (2-3) earned the win Monday against the Reds after tossing a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit and one walk while fanning three.

Kimbrel pitched the top of the ninth when the game was tied 5-5, and while he allowed two baserunners, he also struck out the side and set the stage for the Cubs' comeback in the bottom of the ninth. Kimbrel has now gone 23 straight appearances without giving up an earned run, and his ERA stands at a minuscule 0.49, accompanied by an equally impressive 0.71 WHIP.

July 25, 2021 07:36 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Earns 23rd save Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel retired a single batter to secure the save in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Chicago started the ninth inning with Dillon Maples, but he allowed a run and put another two runners on base with two outs, so the Cubs turned to Kimbrel to end the threat. The veteran reliever now has 23 saves this season in 25 chances, and he has an elite 0.50 ERA. After down years in 2019 and 2020, Kimbrel has reclaimed his spot as a top fantasy option.

July 22, 2021 11:00 AM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Handed third loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel (1-3) took the loss in Wednesday's 3-2 extra-inning defeat at the hands of the Cardinals, allowing an unearned run on a hit and walk with one strikeout.

Kimbrel came in for the 10th in a tie game and walked Nolan Arenado before recording an out and allowing a walk-off single to Yadier Molina. This was Kimbrel's first loss since way back on May 15 and only the second loss in his last 21 appearances for Chicago.

July 21, 2021 11:32 AM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Logs 22nd save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Kimbrel was handed a one-run lead after the Cubs scored six runs in a massive ninth-inning rally. He had no issue locking in the victory and needed only 13 pitches to record his 22nd save of the season. Kimbrel has been excellent to this point in the campaign, maintaining a 0.52 ERA and striking out 60 across 34.2 frames.

July 17, 2021 10:44 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Notches 21st save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel allowed a walk and struck out two to earn a save in Saturday's 4-2 win over Arizona.

This was the 33-year-old's first save since June 20 -- his last four appearances all came in non-save situations. Kimbrel shook off the rust with a scoreless inning Friday prior to picking up the save Saturday. He's been excellent this year with a 0.53 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 58:11 K:BB across 33.2 innings. He's now 21-for-23 in save chances.

July 17, 2021 11:44 AM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Strikes out two Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel pitched a clean ninth inning with two strikeouts in Friday's 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

It wasn't a save situation, but Kimbrel picked up right where he left off in the first half of the season. The veteran reliever now has a miniscule 0.55 ERA and has struck out 56 batters in just 32.2 innings. He's also saved 20 games in 22 opportunities. Kimbrel should remain a strong fantasy option the rest of the way.

June 21, 2021 05:00 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Converts 20th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn the save in Sunday's 2-0 win over Miami.

Kimbrel needed only 12 pitches to lock down his 20th save of the season. The right-hander has thrown 10.1 consecutive scoreless innings over his last 11 appearances, all of which have ended in a save. For the year, he's 20-for-22 in save chances with a 0.61 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 49:9 K:BB in 29.1 innings.

June 18, 2021 10:44 AM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Locks down 19th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel picked up the save against the Mets on Thursday after tossing a perfect ninth inning that included a pair of strikeouts.

Another day, another save for Kimbrel, who has successfully converted his last save eight opportunities and now ties for first in the majors with 19. His elite season includes a 0.64 ERA and 0.67 WHIP across 29 appearances.

June 14, 2021 07:56 AM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Picks up save No. 18
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel allowed one walk but struck out the side to pick up his 18th save of the season in a 2-0 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Kimbrel continued his dominant form Sunday to pick up his third save in as many days. He struck out Dylan Carlson to begin the ninth before issuing a walk to Paul Goldschmidt but found his way out of any further trouble by striking out Nolan Arenado and Tyler O'Neill to end the game. The 33-year-old has returned to elite status this season, as his 18 saves are good for second in the majors and he owns a 0.66 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and a 45:9 K:BB over 27.1 innings.

June 13, 2021 11:00 AM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Notches one-out save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel recorded the final out of the game Saturday to earn the save in the win over the Cardinals.

Kimbrel picked up his 17th save of the season after entering with two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth inning with a 7-2 lead. He retired the only batter he faced in Edmundo Sosa to end the game. The 33-year-old has resurfaced as one of baseball's best closers after dropping off the last two years. His 0.68 ERA is his best since his rookie season and his 0.68 WHIP is a career best. In addition, he has a 14.4 K/9 in 26.1 innings.

June 11, 2021 07:00 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Picks up 16th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel recorded one strikeout in a perfect ninth inning Friday against the Cardinals en route to his 16th save.

He has now gone 10 straight appearances without allowing an earned run and has struck out 17 in 9.1 innings while recording nine saves and one win over that impressive three-week stretch.

June 10, 2021 09:36 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Sharp again in save chance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel worked a scoreless ninth inning to record the save in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Padres.

Kimbrel failed to record a strikeout in an outing for the first time since early May, but he still retired San Diego in order to secure his 15th save of the season. The veteran has been rolling along with a 0.72 ERA and 14.8 K/9, and he should be a fixture in all fantasy lineups moving forward.

June 6, 2021 11:00 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Dominates again for 14th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel worked a clean ninth inning to record the save in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Giants. He struck out two.

Kimbrel now has 14 saves and a sparkling 0.75 ERA this season, and he's been particularly dominant his last three outings, as he hasn't allowed a baserunner while striking out six. The veteran has bounced back in a big way after disappointing 2019 and 2020 campaigns, and fantasy managers should just enjoy the ride while Kimbrel is pitching this well.

June 2, 2021 11:52 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Strikes out side, secures save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel struck out all three batters he faced and recorded the save in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

Kimbrel was dominant as he picked up his 13th save of the season, which has been the norm so far for the veteran reliever. He now has a miniscule 0.78 ERA across 23 innings of work, and he's displayed great swing-and-miss stuff with 39 strikeouts already. Kimbrel has turned back the clock so far in 2021, looking like the perennial All-Star that he was earlier in his career.

May 29, 2021 06:28 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Earns 12th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Reds on Friday.

Kimbrel has now pitched on three of the last four days, but he held the Reds in check Friday to pick up his 12th save of 2021. The right-hander has now converted each of his last five save chances, and he's recorded a 0.82 ERA and 36:8 K:BB in 22 innings to begin the season.

May 27, 2021 11:24 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Secures 11th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel worked around a hit during a scoreless ninth inning to record a save in Wednesday's win over the Pirates. He struck out two.

Kimbrel picked up his second save in as many nights, and he now has 11 this season in 13 chances. The veteran reliever has been dominant with a 0.86 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 21 innings this season. He may have come into the year as a question mark given his struggles the last two seasons, but Kimbrel has entrenched himself as the Chicago closer and should have pretty good job security from here on out.

May 26, 2021 07:12 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Notches 10th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless inning of relief and earn the save in Tuesday's win over the Pirates. He struck out one.

Kimbrel continued his excellent run to begin the season, as he now has 10 saves in 12 opportunities to go along with a 0.90 ERA and 0.85 WHIP. The veteran reliever is also once again striking out batters at an incredible rate, as he has 33 whiffs through 20 innings. Kimbrel struggled the last two years in Chicago, but he's looked like his old, dominant self in 2021.

May 24, 2021 09:24 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Records first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel (1-2) pitched the final 1.1 innings of Sunday's 2-1 win over St. Louis, allowing an unearned run and a walk with two strikeouts to earn the win.

Kimbrel got the final out of the ninth and remained in the game for the 10th after Javier Baez gave the Cubs a two-run lead. Initial runner Paul Goldschmidt crossed the plate, but Kimbrel was able to limit the damage to guarantee the victory. He's allowed two runs in nine May innings.

May 20, 2021 06:36 PM
Cubs' Craig Kimbrel: Secures ninth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kimbrel earned the save against the Nationals on Thursday by tossing a scoreless inning. He allowed one hit while striking out three.

The right-hander entered the ninth frame with a two-run lead and worked around a single by Starlin Castro to slam the door, earning all of his outs via strikeouts. It was the ninth save of the season for Kimbrel, who has blown two of his opportunities thus far while pitching to the tune of a 1.02 ERA and 0.85 WHIP across 17.2 innings.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
08/01vs CLEW 2-11.00001
07/31vs CLEL 11-121.00001
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021CHW230.4741000232538.71362101366
2020CHC015.28180002315.31099221228
2019CHC046.5323000131620.7211515921230
2018BOS512.7463000424762.3311919723196
2017BOS501.4467000353969.03311116414126
2016BOS263.4057000313353.0282220443083
2015SD422.5861000394359.3401917612287
2014ATL031.6063000475161.7301311222695
2013SEASON431.2168000505467.039109432098
2012SEASON311.0063000424562.727773214116
2011SEASON432.1079000465477.04819183132127
2010SEASON400.43210001120.7921001640
Total33272.060000371411607.03291521394723242992
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021CHW019320.6000013.1010.6721436.05
2020CHC17100.7000104.1821.4356914.09
2019CHC012190.6000000.2591.5979615.24
2018BOS031560.6000007.1450.9952479.24
2017BOS031460.7000105.1400.6812546.65
2016BOS025500.5000006.1521.09422010.53
2015SD147421.1000004.1851.0452399.56
2014ATL041490.8000006.1410.9082448.46
2013SEASON251471.1000003.1660.8812588.33
2012SEASON038341.1000005.1260.6542316.18
2011SEASON142560.8000104.1781.0393069.47
2010SEASON15180.3000004.1251.2108810.89
Total63494590.8043163151.1550.94123958.81
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2008A-Myrtle Bch 3.22000003150.001.875
2008R-Danville 19.01200126271050.470.789
2008A-Rome 12.2100020426460.740.820
2009AFX-Rome 20.01600001038690.900.750
2009AFA-Myrtle Beach 26.019000224528185.541.769
2009AAA-Gwinnett 2.02000003400.002.000
2009AA-Mississippi 11.0120021617730.820.909
2010AAA-Gwinnett Braves 55.0480032238335281.641.145
2016AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 0.11100000010.0010.000
2019AAA-Iowa Cubs 3.24100004122.810.938
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/205
Birthdate:
05/28/1988
Age:
33
Hometown:
Huntsville, AL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
9
Awards:

2011: NL Rookie of the Year
2012: NL Rolaids Relief Winner