Craig Kimbrel

Craig Kimbrel

RP - FA
Height: 5' 11"Weight: 205 lbsAge: 30College: Wallace State CC, ALBats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
N/A
Draft Rank (ECR) P #26
Best / Worst #15 / #89
ADP #61

Ownership

 
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98%
 
ESPN
95%

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Although still unsigned, it's safe to assume Kimbrel won't settle for a setup role. After all, no reliever in MLB history holsters a lower career FIP than his 1.96. Despite a concerning walk uptick (4.48 BB/9), he posted a 2.74 ERA with 96 strikeouts and 42 saves in 2018. Somewhat surprisingly, his ADP hasn't suffered from a disastrous postseason and drawn out free agency. That should change if he remains unsigned into spring training. The closer it gets to Opening Day, the higher the likelihood of a delayed or rusty start to the season.

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Craig Kimbrel considering sitting out 2019 season?

Craig Kimbrel has reportedly not lowered his asking price and sources close to Kimbrel believe he will consider sitting out the season if his demands are not met, according to Jim Bowden.

Fantasy Impact

Kimbrel had reportedly been seeking a six-year deal. He remains an elite reliever, but there's no indication that any team has been willing to come close to meeting his demands. With Boston's luxury-tax issues seemingly being a huge impediment to his signing there, Kimbrel's options remain a bit limited. For those drafting soon, drop Kimbrel down at least a few spots in your relief-pitcher rankings with this report.

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Projections
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GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
67033284064.538197281012.651.03
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGAMESGSWLSVCGIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
2016BOS570263105328020430833.401.09
2017BOS6705035069330116141261.430.68
2018BOS6305142062.131019731962.740.99
Game Log
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GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Sun, Sep 30vs. NYYW, 2-10-1.00-00030.000.00
Wed, Sep 26vs. BALL, 10-3-0.10-4030108.009.00
Fri, Sep 21@ CLEW, 7-5SV1.00-00010.000.00
Thu, Sep 20@ NYYW, 11-6-1.01-00020.001.00
Game Schedule
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DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup