Kevin Ginkel

RP · Arizona Diamondbacks

Bats L Throws R
Height 6'4" Weight 210
DOB 1994-03-24 Age 30.0
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 18.10, 265th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy198.06164.04390127125547227253.521.23
THE BAT181.86162.22290106825546328263.761.26

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

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Kevin Ginkel Blows His Second Save Monday

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    Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Kevin Ginkel blew his second save of the season in Monday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs. Ginkel entered the ninth inning with a one-run lead but allowed an earned run on two hits while walking none and striking out one. The tying run ended up scoring on a wild pitch all the way from second base to tie the game and eventually send it to extra frames. The 30-year-old was coming off three straight successful saves, so this hiccup probably won't hurt him too much as he fills in for Paul Sewald (oblique) in the short term in the closer's role. In his eight appearances out of the 'pen for Arizona so far this year, Ginkel has allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits (one homer) while walking two and striking out 10.

    Apr 16 · Source via Closers Arizona Diamondbacks Kevin Ginkel
  • Kevin Ginkel Notches Third Save

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    Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Kevin Ginkel threw a scoreless inning to earn the save in Saturday's 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Ginkel entered the ninth inning to protect a two-run lead. The 30-year-old retired the side to earn his third save of the season. Ginkel owns a 2.45 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and nine strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings in 2024. He is Arizona's primary closer, while Paul Sewald (oblique) is sidelined. Sewald recently threw a bullpen session on Saturday as he continues to work his way back from a Grade 2 left oblique strain. Ginkel should see plenty of save chances until Sewald returns from the injured list and should be rostered in league formats.

    Apr 13 · Source via Closers Arizona Diamondbacks Kevin Ginkel
  • Kevin Ginkel Ekes Out Save No. 2

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    Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Kevin Ginkel walked a tightrope on the way to tallying his second save in as many days, fanning two hitters in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the division-rival Colorado Rockies. Ginkel got Charlie Blackmon and Kris Bryant to strike out but allowed a single and two walks to fall into a hairy situation on Wednesday. Nolan Jones flied out to get Ginkel out of the bases-loaded jam, but the 30-year-old right-hander needed 29 pitches to lock it down. Filling in for injured closer Paul Sewald (oblique), Ginkel is posting a solid 2.84 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with nine punchouts over 6 1/3 frames as Arizona's interim favorite for saves. With Sewald still likely a few weeks away from returning to the D-backs' bullpen, Ginkel should be rostered in the majority of fantasy leagues for the time being.

    Apr 10 · Source via Closers Arizona Diamondbacks Kevin Ginkel
  • Kevin Ginkel Likely To Open As D-Backs Closer

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    Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo doesn't want to name a closer right away to open the season with right-hander Paul Sewald (oblique) starting the year on the injured list due to a Grade 2 left-oblique strain, but Kevin Ginkel is the most likely option to get the first crack at the job. Nothing is set in stone, though, and Scott McGough, who had nine saves in 2023, and Miguel Castro could be other options that Lovullo turns to late in games until Sewald is able to return. It's obviously a pretty big blow for Sewald's fantasy value to open the year, but Arizona's closer should be stashed in all fantasy leagues. The 30-year-old Ginkel picked up four saves in 2023 while also sporting a nice 2.48 ERA with 23 walks and 70 K's in 65 1/3 frames. Ginkel will now be a hot waiver-wire pickup for saves.

    Mar 25 · Source via Closers Arizona Diamondbacks Kevin Ginkel
  • Kevin Ginkel Throws Bullpen On Tuesday

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    Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Kevin Ginkel (elbow) threw a bullpen session at camp on Tuesday. Ginkel entered spring training last week with some minor right-elbow soreness, but he was able to play catch over the weekend and is throwing his first bullpen session on Tuesday. Barring another setback with his right elbow, the 29-year-old reliever should have plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day. Ginkel had a great year for the D-backs in his third year with the team in 2023, going 9-1 with a 2.48 ERA (2.86 FIP), a 0.98 WHIP, a career-high four saves, 23 walks and a career-high 70 strikeouts in 65 1/3 relief innings in the regular season. He also had nine holds and was a ground-ball machine as Arizona's best overall relief pitcher. Ginkel should once again be relevant in deep holds leagues, but his bloated career walk rate points to regression in 2024.

    Feb 20 · Source via Closers Arizona Diamondbacks Kevin Ginkel
  • Kevin Ginkel Throws On Sunday

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    Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Kevin Ginkel (elbow) was able to play catch on Sunday without any issues. The right-hander began experiencing elbow soreness towards the beginning of February. The D-Backs might play it safe for a little bit, but Ginkel should be fine going forward. Last season, Ginkel posted a 2.48 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 70/23 K/BB ratio across 65 1/3 innings. The right-hander could pick up a handful of saves, but probably won't be the primary ninth-inning option.

    Feb 18 · Source via Closers Arizona Diamondbacks Kevin Ginkel
  • Kevin Ginkel Dealing With Elbow Soreness

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    Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Kevin Ginkel is dealing with right elbow soreness and will be slow played a bit during camp. The right-hander enjoyed an excellent 2023 season that saw him work to a 2.48 ERA across 60 appearances, locking down four saves and eight holds in the process. It was the second straight quality season for the 29-year-old after he worked to a 3.38 ERA in the 2022 campaign, albeit in just 30 appearances. The D-backs acquired closer Paul Sewald from the Mariners prior to the trade deadline last season, meaning Ginkel won't be in line for a ton of save opportunities in 2024, although he did post a 27.6% K% last season. He should get his fair share of holds but his fantasy value doesn't warrant an investment on draft day.

    Feb 15 · Source via Closers Arizona Diamondbacks Kevin Ginkel
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC201.16063.04390126924537227253.441.18
    2024 Draft Buddy198.06164.04390127125547227253.521.23
    2024 Steamer188.16464.03390106925577329273.731.29
    2024 THE BAT181.86162.22290106825546328263.761.26
    2024 Zeile176.06563.6436112702554000263.601.22

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


    4at SF, vs CHC20.033.01011020400226.001.33
    3vs STL, at COL28.033.00030042100000.001.00
    2at ATL, vs NYY2.322.10001020310427.711.29
    1vs COL5.022.00000030200000.001.00


    27vs HOU, at NYY-4.321.201010222003316.202.40
    26at NYY, vs SF5.022.00000033100000.002.00
    25vs CHC, at NYM18.033.01000050001000.000.00
    24at CHC, vs COL17.033.01000140200000.000.67
    23vs BAL2.311.10000120200116.751.50
    22vs CIN, vs TEX23.743.21010252300324.911.36
    21at SD, at COL17.733.21000250110112.450.27
    20vs SD, vs LAD5.733.20000132200112.451.09
    19at MIN, at SF17.033.01001043000100.001.00
    18vs SEA, vs STL22.632.21010030200000.000.75
    17at ATL18.022.00020031100114.501.00
    16at TOR1.711.20000000100000.000.60
    15vs PIT, vs NYM5.632.20000031000000.000.38
    14at LAA, vs TB4.022.00000020000000.000.00
    11at DET, at WAS15.023.01000021100000.000.67
    10vs ATL, vs COL15.033.01000030210113.000.67
    9vs BOS, at PHI6.023.00000040500213.001.67
    8at PIT, at OAK10.024.00000061200300.000.75
    7vs MIA3.712.20000010100000.000.38
    6vs WAS, at TEX-0.721.100000023002213.503.75
    5at COL, vs KC3.022.00000010101000.000.50
    4vs SD, at STL4.643.20000023300114.051.50
    3at MIA, vs MIL4.021.30000021200000.001.20
    2vs LAD, at SD15.032.31000130200115.060.94
    1at LAD0.721.20000021210337.361.36


    Apr 21at SFW 5-38.01.00010010200119.002.00
    Apr 16vs CHCW 12-1111.01.01000000000000.000.00
    Apr 15vs CHCL 2-31.01.00001010200119.002.00
    Apr 13vs STLW 4-28.01.00010000000000.000.00
    Apr 10at COLW 5-310.01.00010022100000.003.00
    Apr 9at COLW 3-210.01.00010020000000.000.00
    Apr 5at ATLL 5-62.31.10001020200216.751.50
    Apr 3vs NYYL 5-60.01.00000000110219.001.00
    Mar 31vs COLW 5-14.01.00000030100000.001.00
    Mar 29vs COLW 7-31.01.00000000100000.001.00


    Sep 29vs HOUL 1-22.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Sep 25at NYYL 4-6-6.30.201010122003340.506.00
    Sep 24at NYYW 7-13.01.00000022100000.003.00
    Sep 19vs SFW 8-42.01.00000011000000.001.00
    Sep 16vs CHCW 7-62.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Sep 15vs CHCW 6-43.01.00000020001000.000.00
    Sep 11at NYMW 4-313.01.01000020000000.000.00
    Sep 9at CHCW 3-212.01.01000010200000.002.00
    Sep 7at CHCW 6-22.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Sep 4vs COLW 4-23.01.00000120000000.000.00
    Sep 1vs BALW 4-22.31.10000120200116.751.50
    Aug 26vs CINL 7-81.01.00000111100119.002.00
    Aug 25vs CINW 10-89.70.20010020000000.000.00
    Aug 22vs TEXW 6-31.01.00000100100000.001.00
    Aug 21vs TEXW 4-312.01.01000021100219.002.00
    Aug 19at SDW 6-42.71.20000120110115.400.60
    Aug 16at COLW 9-73.01.00000120000000.000.00
    Aug 15at COLW 8-512.01.01000010000000.000.00
    Aug 13vs SDW 5-41.01.00000012200119.004.00
    Aug 12vs SDW 3-01.01.00000100000000.000.00
    Aug 9vs LADL 0-23.71.20000020000000.000.00
    Aug 6at MINL 3-53.01.00000021000000.001.00
    Aug 3at SFL 0-12.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Jul 31at SFW 4-312.01.01001012000100.002.00
    Jul 29vs SEAW 4-314.31.11000030000000.000.00
    Jul 25vs STLW 3-18.01.00010000100000.001.00
    Jul 24vs STLL 6-100.30.10000000100000.003.00
    Jul 19at ATLW 5-37.01.00010001100119.002.00
    Jul 18at ATLW 16-1311.01.00010030000000.000.00
    Jul 16at TORL 5-71.71.20000000100000.000.60
    Jul 9vs PITL 2-43.01.00000020000000.000.00
    Jul 8vs PITW 3-22.31.10000011000000.000.75
    Jul 5vs NYML 1-20.30.10000000000000.000.00
    Jun 30at LAAW 6-22.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Jun 27vs TBW 8-42.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Jun 11at DETW 7-514.02.01000021000000.000.50
    Jun 6at WASW 10-51.01.00000000100000.001.00
    Jun 3vs ATLL 2-52.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Jun 1vs COLW 5-412.01.01000010000000.000.00
    May 30vs COLW 5-11.01.00000010210119.002.00
    May 26vs BOSL 2-73.02.00000020200114.501.00
    May 24at PHIL 5-63.01.00000020300100.003.00
    May 21at PITW 8-33.02.00000011000000.000.50
    May 16at OAKL 8-97.02.00000050200300.001.00
    May 9vs MIAL 2-63.72.20000010100000.000.38
    May 7vs WASL 8-9-1.70.100000013002254.0012.00
    May 2at TEXL 4-61.01.00000001000000.001.00
    Apr 29at COLW 11-42.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Apr 25vs KCL 4-51.01.00000000101000.001.00
    Apr 23vs SDL 5-72.01.00000010000000.000.00
    Apr 22vs SDL 3-52.01.00000011000000.001.00
    Apr 19at STLL 5-141.31.10000001100000.001.50
    Apr 18at STLW 8-7-0.70.100000012001127.009.00
    Apr 16at MIAW 5-02.31.10000010100000.000.75
    Apr 12vs MILW 7-31.70.20000011100000.003.00
    Apr 8vs LADW 12-80.70.200001102001113.503.00
    Apr 6vs LADL 2-52.31.10000010000000.000.00
    Apr 4at SDW 8-612.01.01000010000000.000.00
    Apr 1at LADL 1-10-1.01.000000112103327.003.00
    Mar 30at LADL 2-81.70.20000010000000.000.00
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