Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
4 hours ago

Kimbrel retired the side in order, striking out one in to earn his 21st save in Monday's 4-1 win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel keeps rolling along, having converted 21 saves out of 22 opportunities. Boston's bullpen has been one of the better ones in MLB this season, including the work performed by Heath Hembree (double-play grounder) and Matt Barnes (three Ks) on Monday, so getting the ball to Kimbrel has not been a problem this season. A return to the 40-save mark is clearly within reach.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
1 week ago

Kimbrel worked around a hit to record his 20th save Sunday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The hit marked the first batter to reach base against Kimbrel since he issued a walk June 6, breaking a streak of four perfect appearances. Kimbrel has now recorded 14 saves in a row and has his ERA down to 0.85.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
2 weeks ago

Kimbrel struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to pick up his 19th save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

He's been scored upon in only three of his 29 appearances so far this season, and Kimbrel's 0.88 ERA, 0.42 WHIP and 58:5 K:BB in 30.2 innings are as elite as it gets. With Boston climbing in the AL East, the team's 29-year-old closer should continue receiving plenty of save chances going forward.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
2 weeks ago

Kimbrel struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 18th save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

He's fanned multiple batters in five straight appearances and converted 12 straight save opportunities, as Kimbrel continues to put together the best season of his career with a 0.98 ERA, 0.47 WHIP and 17.9 K/9.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
3 weeks ago

Kimbrel struck out five while working around a walk in 1.1 scoreless innings to record his 17th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Entering with two outs and a two-run lead in the eighth inning, Kimbrel struck out Didi Gregorius but allowed a run to score as the latter reached on a wild pitch. He then walked Chase Headly before striking out Chris Carter and proceeded to strike out the side in the ninth to close things out. Kimbrel has now recorded saves in each of his last five appearances, striking out 13 during that span while lowering his ERA to 1.01 and his WHIP to a microscopic 0.49.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
3 weeks ago

Kimbrel allowed a run on two hits and a walk while striking out three over 1.1 innings to notch is 16th save of the season in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel was brought on in the eighth inning to get out of jam and did that with aplomb, striking out Adam Jones on four pitches with two men on base. He then ran into trouble in the ninth, allowing his first two hits to right-handed hitters all season; righties had been 0-for-47 against Kimbrel. The ninth inning also marked a return of the poor-control version of Kimbrel that popped up so often in 2016. He threw balls on 39 percent of his offerings Saturday compared to his 31-percent rate overall this season. He needed 33 pitches to get his four outs, putting a question to his availability for Sunday's series finale.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
4 weeks ago

Kimbrel struck out the side on 14 pitches to earn his 15th save in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel hasn't allowed a hit in nine games and the walk he allowed in his previous outing was the first free pass in 65 batters faced. He's been a markedly different pitcher in 2017 than we saw in 2016 when he walked a career high 5.1 batters per nine innings.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
4 weeks ago

Kimbrel walked one and struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings Tuesday to pick up his 14th save of the season in a 13-7 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

He entered the slugfest with runners on first and third and two outs as Boston clung to a four-run lead, but Kimbrel coolly got Jose Abreu to ground out and then mopped up in the ninth after the Red Sox tacked on a couple of insurance runs. It's been over a month since the right-hander allowed a baserunner to cross the plate, and Kimbrel has regained his spot this season as the game's preeminent closer.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
1 month ago

Kimbrel pitched a clean ninth inning on Friday to earn the save in a 3-0 win over Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

His ERA now stands at a microscopic 0.83 on the season, and he continues to mow batters down at a tremendous clip. He remains one of the elite closers in the game and is as reliable as they come when looking for saves in fantasy; he's now 13-for-14 in save chances on the campaign.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
1 month ago

Kimbrel worked in a non-save situation Thursday and struck out all four batters faced in Boston's 6-2 win over Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel achieved a rarity as all four strikeouts came in one inning. The first batter he faced struck out swinging on a wild pitch but reached first base. He really needed the work as Kimbrel hadn't pitched in six days and hadn't sniffed a save opportunity since May 16. He's now struck out 40 batters and walked two in 20.2 innings.