Craig Kimbrel

Philadelphia Phillies

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Craig Kimbrel threw 12,067 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Curve using a Knuckle Curve grip (86mph). He also rarely threw a Slider (86mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, has well above average velo, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has slight armside run. His curve using a knuckle curve grip is thrown extremely hard, generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' curves and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His slider sweeps across the zone, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement.