Craig Kimbrel

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Craig Kimbrel has thrown 9,548 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, The World Baseball Classic, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (87mph). He also rarely throws a Change (91mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, is blazing fast and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His curve is thrown extremely hard and generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves. His change (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 1 of them in 2018) is thrown extremely hard, generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, dives down out of the zone and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' changeups.