Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 4 days ago

Kimbrel earned his 12th save with a perfect ninth inning while striking out two Sunday against the Indians.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kimbrel was protecting a three-run lead, and he needed only nine pitches to close out the victory. He's now held opponents scoreless over his last 10 outings, and he boasts a 2.37 ERA to go along with a 0.74 WHIP.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 5 days ago

Kimbrel threw a scoreless ninth inning, striking out one, against Kansas City on Wednesday. He notched his eleventh save.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kimbrel hasn't given up a hit or walk in his last thee innings to go along with nine straight scoreless appearances. During those nine appearances, he has lowered his WHIP .22 points to 0.78 and has recorded a 13 K/9. The 27-year-old flamethrower is on pace for another 40-plus save season with high strikeout totals and should be a must start in all fantasy leagues.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 1 week ago

Kimbrel struck out two while pitching a perfect ninth inning to notch his 10th save of the season in Sunday's 10-9 win over the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He just keeps rolling along, and Kimbrel now sports a 2.65 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 28:8 K:BB in 17 innings on the season while converting 10 of 11 save chances. With Boston looking like a playoff contender once again, Kimbrel should get plenty of leads to protect going forward.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 3 weeks ago

Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his nine save of the season in Wednesday night's 5-2 win over the White Sox. He converted his fourth straight save opportunity.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There had been some bubbling concern after Kimbrel blew a save 10 days ago in Houston. At the time, his ERA was 5.00 and he had allowed five hits and five walks in nine innings. Since then, he's been perfect with just one walk sullying his line in his last four appearances.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 4 weeks ago

Kimbrel picked up the save in Friday night's 4-2 come-from-behind win over the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kimbrel's had a couple of bad outings early on -- most recently a blown save last Sunday -- that has his season ERA at an un-Kimbrelian 4.50 after 11 games. He should be fine going forward and the ERA will tick down as the the saves pile up.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 4 weeks ago

Kimbrel picked up the save in Friday night's 4-2 come-from-behind win over the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kimbrel's had a couple of bad outings early on -- most recently a blown save last Sunday -- that has his season ERA at an un-Kimbrelian 4.50 after 11 games. He should be fine going forward and the ERA will tick down as the the saves pile up.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 1 month ago

Kimbrel struck out two batters during a perfect ninth inning to pick up the save in Monday night's 1-0 win over Atlanta.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kimbrel atoned for his sins the previous day when he blew a save against Houston on Sunday. The blown save also led to another three innings, so the Red Sox were a tired team when they checked into their Atlanta hotel at 5:30 a.m. He's gotten off to a rocky start, having allowed five runs on five hits (two homers) and five walks in 10 innings, but there's no reason to panic.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 1 month ago

Kimbrel blew his first save of the season Sunday versus the Astros, allowing two runs on two hits with a pair of strikeouts.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kimbrel entered the game in a save situation, and he was promptly squared up for a double by Carlos Correa before Colby Rasmus took him yard to tie the game. Kimbrel had gone six scoreless innings before this hiccup and should still viewed as a strong fantasy reliever despite his unsightly ERA of five.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 1 month ago

Kimbrel retired the only batter he faced to collect his fifth save Friday against the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Red Sox had a five-run lead in the ninth, but after the bullpen allowed a run and two additional runners on base, Kimbrel retired Carlos Correa on six pitches to close out the contest. After a rocky outing earlier this month, he's gotten back on track by holding opponents scoreless in his last six outings.

Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 1 month ago

Kimbrel notched his fourth save while striking out the side in a perfect ninth inning during Saturday's 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The hard-throwing closer frustrated the Blue Jays for the second straight night, needing only 18 pitches to mow down the impressive trio of Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki. Save for a disastrous Apr. 11 outing versus the Orioles, Kimbrel has been everything the Red Sox could have hoped for after acquiring him in a November trade with the Padres. He's 4-for-4 in save opportunities, and has mowed down seven batters over his last three innings of work.