Craig Kimbrel

Baltimore Orioles

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Craig Kimbrel has thrown 13,574 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2024, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2024, they have relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (84mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph).


In 2024, compared to other RHP:
Their fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action and has essentially average velo. Their curve using a knuckle curve grip is thrown extremely hard, is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has slight glove-side movement. Their slider (take this with a grain of salt because they've only thrown 11 of them in 2024) generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' sliders, sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth and is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sliders.