Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:17:24 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel throws a changeup during spring training every year. He said it helps with his arm slot extension and it prevents taxing his arm with too many curveballs.
Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel will likely be overshadowed by Aroldis Chapman in the relief pitcher market. Kimbrel is about as safe of a reliever as you can find, considering Chapman has dealt with injuries of late. Look for Kimbrel after the first few rounds pass.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:43:38 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel threw a couple changeups as he faced hitters Thursday, Feb. 26. Manager Fredi Gonzalez suggested that Kimbrel might just be tinkering with the pitch, and he's unsure how much Kimbrel might use the offering when games start. Kimbrel has posted a 1.43 ERA with 476 strikeouts in 289 innings in four-plus years.
Fantasy Tip: The thought of arguably the most dominant and nasty closer in baseball adding a new pitch to keep hitters confused and off-balance is scary. But with the pitch being new, it's unclear how much he'll even feature it or how successful it'll be. As an established K artist, there's justification in reaching for Kimbrel in the earlier rounds of drafts to boost you over the competition in the K category.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:34:39 -0800
Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel may be dealt at the trade deadline if the club is struggling, according to anonymous baseball executives.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:17:36 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel is not a player the team is willing to trade at this time, according to president of baseball operations John Hart.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:33:53 -0700
Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel was named the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:05:15 -0700
Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel notched his National League-leading 46th save Saturday, Sept. 27.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:38:58 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SPs Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto and RP Aroldis Chapman, St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright and RP Pat Neshek, Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran and RP Craig Kimbrel, San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner, Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez, San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross, Pittsburgh Pirates RP Tony Watson and Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann have been named as the pitchers for the National League in the 2014 All-Star Game. Oakland Athletics SP Jeff Samardzija was named to the team as a representative of the Chicago Cubs, but he was traded this weekend. Samardzija will be inactive for the game.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:58:36 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel is unlikely to be available to close Wednesday, July 2, after pitching in three straight games. Kimbrel has never been used on four consecutive days in his career. "Not only has he done three (in a row) but prior to those three he has had some pretty heavy workloads," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He's had a pretty good stretch of appearances."
Fantasy Tip: David Carpenter, who was just activated from the DL, could be in line for a save chance immediately tonight. If not, it could be Jordan Walden toeing the mound in the ninth.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 13:02:04 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel became the club's all-time saves leader Friday, June 6, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, when he recorded his 155th career save in 172 opportunities. The previous franchise record of 154 saves was held by John Smoltz.
Sat, 31 May 2014 20:36:08 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel posted his 15th save of the season Saturday, May 31, against the Miami Marlins. It was also save No. 154 of his career, tying former RP John Smoltz at the top of the franchise's all-time saves list.