Craig Kimbrel

RP · Free Agent

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'0" Weight 210
DOB 1988-05-28 Age 35.5
Hometown Huntsville, AL
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 19.01, 271st

Season Projections

THE BAT$15957.02111087024457326243.791.21

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Offseason Outlook: Philadelphia Phillies

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    The Phillies held 2-0 and 3-2 leads in the NLCS, but dropped Games 6 and 7 at home to fall short of another World Series appearance.  There is no doubt the Phils will reload for another championship run in 2024, yet they’ll have to address the possible departure of two long-time franchise staples. Guaranteed Contracts…

    Oct 28 · MLB Trade Rumors MLB Offseason Philadelphia Phillies Mick Abel Jose Alvarado Alec Bohm Nick Castellanos Jake Cave Dylan Covey Seranthony Dominguez Bryce Harper Jeff Hoffman Rhys Hoskins Orion Kerkering Craig Kimbrel Scott Kingery Michael Lorenzen Brandon Marsh Aaron Nola Andrew Painter J.T. Realmuto Johan Rojas Cristopher Sanchez Kyle Schwarber Edmundo Sosa Gregory Soto Matt Strahm Garrett Stubbs Ranger Suarez Trea Turner Taijuan Walker Zack Wheeler
  • Craig Kimbrel Takes Another Loss In Game 4 Defeat

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    Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel took the loss in Game 4 of the NLCS on Friday when he surrendered three earned runs on three hits with one strikeout over just 2/3 of an inning in a 6-5 defeat at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kimbrel entered the game in the bottom of the eighth inning and was tasked with protecting a 5-3 Phillies lead. Things got off to a rough start as he allowed a double to Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to lead off the inning. He then got Evan Longoria to line out before serving up the game-tying home run to Alek Thomas. He struck out Geraldo Perdomo next but then allowed a single to Ketel Marte and hit Corbin Carroll with a pitch before being replaced by Jose Alvarado. Marte would come around to score to give the D-Backs a one-run lead and that would be enough to win the ball game. Kimbrel was near-perfect over his first four appearances this postseason, recording three saves in three chances. However, he's been shaky over the last two contests, allowing four earned runs and taking two losses in the process. Overall, he has a 7.20 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, and a 3:4 K/BB ratio over five innings pitched this postseason. Kimbrel and the Phillies will look to take back the series lead on Saturday at Citizen's Bank Park.

    Oct 21 · Source via Closers Philadelphia Phillies Craig Kimbrel
  • Craig Kimbrel Charged With Blown Save Tuesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel blew his fifth save of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 extra-innings win over the Pirates. Kimbrel came in to pitch the eighth inning up by one. He got the first out on a strikeout, allowed a game-tying home run, and got the final two outs on groundouts. The veteran has spent a good deal of time as the team's closer this season, but the Phillies have been mixing up their bullpen usage lately. Kimbrel has now converted 23 of 28 save opportunities with a 3.36 ERA and an 11.96 K/9 rate. Jose Alvarado has been the hot hand of late in the team's bullpen, but Kimbrel may still be able to provide some final fantasy value in the last days of the season.

    Sep 27 · Source via Closers Philadelphia Phillies Craig Kimbrel
  • Previewing The 2023-24 Free Agent Class: Righty Relievers

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    MLBTR’s position by position preview of the upcoming free agent class concludes with a look at the right-handed relievers. While there’s no one at the top of this group who’ll rival Josh Hader among the southpaws, there are a number of impressive middle to late inning arms who’ll hit the market. Note: only players who…

    Sep 26 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects St. Louis Cardinals Miami Marlins Baltimore Orioles Chicago Cubs Los Angeles Dodgers San Francisco Giants Texas Rangers Atlanta Braves Detroit Tigers Tampa Bay Rays Washington Nationals Cincinnati Reds Minnesota Twins San Diego Padres Houston Astros Toronto Blue Jays Chicago White Sox Boston Red Sox Philadelphia Phillies Seattle Mariners Cleveland Guardians Oakland Athletics Arizona Diamondbacks New York Yankees New York Mets Pittsburgh Pirates Garrett Acton Jacob Barnes Matt Barnes Anthony Bass Felix Bautista Brad Boxberger Archie Bradley Ryan Brasier John Brebbia Matt Bush Luis Cessa Jesse Chavez Jose Cisnero Chris Devenski Carl Edwards Jr. Paolo Espino Jeurys Familia Buck Farmer Dylan Floro Shintaro Fujinami Michael Fulmer Luis Garcia Luis Garcia Luis Garcia Luis Garcia Mychal Givens Kendall Graveman Chad Green Josh Hader Heath Hembree Liam Hendriks Jordan Hicks Daniel Hudson Tommy Hunter Kenley Jansen Joe Jimenez Pierce Johnson Jakob Junis Joe Kelly Ian Kennedy Craig Kimbrel Chad Kuhl Dinelson Lamet Jose Leclerc Dominic Leone Reynaldo Lopez Nick Martinez Phil Maton Trevor May Collin McHugh Mark Melancon Keynan Middleton Shelby Miller Rafael Montero Jimmy Nelson Hector Neris Adam Ottavino Emilio Pagan Drew Pomeranz Erasmo Ramirez Alex Reyes David Robertson Dennis Santana Bryan Shaw Ryne Stanek Robert Stephenson Chris Stratton Ryan Tepera Blake Treinen Drew VerHagen Alika Williams Nick Wittgren Jimmy Yacabonis Kirby Yates
  • Craig Kimbrel Takes Extra-Inning Loss Tuesday

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    Philadelphia Phillies closer Craig Kimbrel was charged with his sixth loss of the season in Tuesday's 7-6 extra-innings loss to the Braves. Kimbrel came in to pitch the top of the 10th inning with a free runner on second. He got the first out on a groundout, allowed the go-ahead RBI single, and got the final two outs on flyouts. The Phillies did not score in the bottom half of the inning, saddling Kimbrel with the loss. The veteran has had some ups and downs but has been solid overall this season, going 7-6 with 23 saves, a 3.34 ERA, and an 11.90 K/9 rate.

    Sep 13 · Source via Closers Philadelphia Phillies Craig Kimbrel
    2023 ATC$15957.04413067026476326243.791.28
    2023 Steamer$16262.03311087527518328263.771.26
    2023 THE BAT$15957.02111087024457326243.791.21
    2023 Zeile$26157.8441307732747000253.771.24

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

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