Craig Kimbrel 46 | Pitcher

Atlanta Braves

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Sat. July 19, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Kimbrel became the first fantasy closer to reach 30 saves Friday. Impact: Kimbrel is heating up by converting nine straight saves and he could be the best fantasy closer in the game today.(STATS, 7:01pm)
Fri. July 18, 2014
News: Kimbrel notched two strikeouts while retiring the side in order en route to his 30th save of the season in Friday's win over the Phillies. Impact: Fresh off of his fourth consecutive trip to the Midsummer Classic, Kimbrel became the first closer in the bigs to reach the 30-save threshold this season with Friday's effort versus the Phillies. The 26-year-old flamethrower has blown four chances so far on the campaign, but has otherwise been as dominant as any reliever in the game.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 12, 2014
News: Kimbrel could see more four- and five-out save chances moving forward, MLB.com reports. "The more he can do that, the more you feel comfortable using him in the postseason that way," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I don't feel comfortable yet using him two innings. But in the course of the year when the situation is right, where you have him pitching four or five days, maybe you go five outs and keep working him that way, but the pitch count is the biggest thing." Impact: Kimbrel has successfully converted each of the multi-inning save opportunities he has had since Sept. 5, 2012, with the most recent coming Thursday, when the right-hander stranded a pair of baserunners in the eighth and then tossed a perfect ninth to close out the game. The fantasy implications aren't all that significant, but more batters faced mean more strikeouts for Kimbrel, who has pushed his strikeout percentage back over 40 percent this season (41.2 percent, to be exact).(RotoWire, )
Craig Kimbrel
2014 Season
W-L
0-1
SV
30
ERA
1.82
K
66
Bio
Ht: 5' 11"  Wt: 220  Age: 26
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 5/28/1988, Huntsville, Alabama
College: Wallace State CC
Debut: 2010
Salary: $7,250,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury