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Corey Knebel

Corey Knebel

RP - MIL
Age: 28College: TexasBats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #178
Best / Worst #105 / #231
ADP #383

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Corey Knebel hoping for May return

Corey Knebel is scheduled for his fourth bullpen today, another touch-and-feel session of about 20 pitches at 80 percent. He's hoping to be back by the first week of May.

Fantasy Impact

After opting for Tommy John surgery and missing the entire 2019 season, Knebel is almost done with his rehab and should immediately assume a big role out of the Brewers' bullpen upon his tentative May return. Josh Hader has a firm lock on the closer role but Knebel and Alex Claudio will be the most valuable to come out of the bullpen in Milwaukee. Knebel made the All-Star game as a closer in 2017 but finished 2018, his last healthy season, with 88 SO, 22 BB, 3.58 ERA, and 1.084 WHIP over 55.1 IP.

Dave Kluge15 weeks ago
Corey Knebel (elbow) will miss the 2019 season

Corey Knebel has officially chosen to receive Tommy John surgery. This comes after Knebel pitched with a partially torn UCL for several years. The recovery process will surely see him miss the 2019 season. Knebel's return, in a best case scenario, will be Spring Training 2020.

Fantasy Impact

With Knebel lost for the year, Josh Hader will man the closer role for the Brewers. However, fans and analysts will surely stir the pot on Craig Kimbrel rumors.

Garett Thomas1 year ago
Corey Knebel (elbow) will decide on surgery on Friday

Corey Knebel (elbow) says he will decide on Friday whether or not to undergo Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Impact

The other option would be to try and rehab his UCL injury. Knebel has received a number of second opinions on his elbow but Tommy John surgery is likely the route he'll go, which would knock him out for all of 2019. Josh Hader is in line for saves with Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) also hurt. The Brewers have also been linked to Craig Kimbrel recently.

Corey Knebel (elbow) has partial UCL tear, status still in question

Corey Knebel (elbow) has been diagnosed with a partial UCL tear. He is going to seek opinions from multiple specialists before deciding on rehab or surgery.

Fantasy Impact

Apparently, Knebel has been pitching with this injury for the last four years, only now the ailment has worsened to the point where surgical intervention may be necessary. Many pitchers have continued pitching with a partially torn UCL, such as Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees, but it's a dangerous game and surgery may be the safer route for full recovery down the line. Knebel's status is cloudy, to say the least, because he could either miss a month or two rehabbing the injury, or undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the whole season. Probably best to avoid him entirely in drafts right now.

Elliott Baas1 year ago
Corey Knebel (elbow) dealing with a UCL issue, going for second opinion

Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Corey Knebel’s elbow injury is UCL related and the right-hander will seek a second opinion.

Fantasy Impact

Counsell added that it’s not a complete tear of the UCL and it’s not definitive he will need Tommy John surgery. Things aren’t sounding too good right now, however. Milwaukee should have more to say about a possible timeline once Knebel gets a second opinion, but fantasy owners should start preparing for the worst. The Brewers might sign Craig Kimbrel to close as the two sides have been connected in recent days.

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