Craig Kimbrel

Boston Red Sox

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Craig Kimbrel threw 9,548 pitches that were 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 relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (87mph). He also rarely threw 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.