Wed, 08 Apr 2015 07:56:47 -0700
San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in his Padres debut Tuesday, April 7.
Fantasy Tip: It's possible one of the best closers in baseball received a fantasy boost from the trade. He's pitching in a renowned pitchers' park on a team with more potential for wins.
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 15:34:34 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin and OF Cameron Maybin were traded to the Atlanta Braves in a deal that includes SP Matt Wisler. The Padres received OF Melvin Upton Jr. and RP Craig Kimbrel back in return.
Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel, the top closer in baseball, didn't figure into the Braves' plans so he is headed to San Diego, where he will immediately fit into the roster and greatly improve the Padres bullpen. Quentin ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) and Maybin ($2,000, 4% of cap) will soak up some at-bats in Atlanta, but that's about it. Jonny Gomes is in left and Eric Young Jr. is in center for the time being, so Quentin and Maybin may see some time in the mix.
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 15:21:19 -0700
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel was traded to the San Diego Padres in a deal that also included OF Melvin Upton Jr. The Padres sent OF Carlos Quentin, OF Cameron Maybin, SP Matt Wisler and the 41st draft pick overall to the Braves.
Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel, one of the top fantasy closers regardless of uniform, should receive more save chances as he joins what should be a more competitive club than Atlanta. Upton (foot) is currently out and won't rejoin the FantasyScore pool for at least a month.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:17:24 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel throws a changeup during spring training every year. He said it helps with his arm slot extension and it prevents taxing his arm with too many curveballs.
Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel will likely be overshadowed by Aroldis Chapman in the relief pitcher market. Kimbrel is about as safe of a reliever as you can find, considering Chapman has dealt with injuries of late. Look for Kimbrel after the first few rounds pass.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:43:38 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel threw a couple changeups as he faced hitters Thursday, Feb. 26. Manager Fredi Gonzalez suggested that Kimbrel might just be tinkering with the pitch, and he's unsure how much Kimbrel might use the offering when games start. Kimbrel has posted a 1.43 ERA with 476 strikeouts in 289 innings in four-plus years.
Fantasy Tip: The thought of arguably the most dominant and nasty closer in baseball adding a new pitch to keep hitters confused and off-balance is scary. But with the pitch being new, it's unclear how much he'll even feature it or how successful it'll be. As an established K artist, there's justification in reaching for Kimbrel in the earlier rounds of drafts to boost you over the competition in the K category.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:34:39 -0800
Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel may be dealt at the trade deadline if the club is struggling, according to anonymous baseball executives.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:17:36 -0800
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel is not a player the team is willing to trade at this time, according to president of baseball operations John Hart.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:33:53 -0700
Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel was named the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:05:15 -0700
Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel notched his National League-leading 46th save Saturday, Sept. 27.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:38:58 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SPs Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto and RP Aroldis Chapman, St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright and RP Pat Neshek, Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran and RP Craig Kimbrel, San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner, Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez, San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross, Pittsburgh Pirates RP Tony Watson and Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann have been named as the pitchers for the National League in the 2014 All-Star Game. Oakland Athletics SP Jeff Samardzija was named to the team as a representative of the Chicago Cubs, but he was traded this weekend. Samardzija will be inactive for the game.