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Player Profile #180: Trevor Rosenthal | RP | STL

Unlike other positions, where players are scrutinized and ranked with the utmost care, relief pitchers tend to be plopped into groups of players with similar value. In general, the groups (or tiers) are based off how many strengths pitchers have in one of three general areas: Saves/Holds ERA/WHIP Strikeouts Relievers that perform well in all three are elite (Craig Kimbrel, Aroldis...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com 2015 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Primer Part V

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  Starting Bullpen Players A perfect bullpen pitcher is not unlike what you look for in a good starting pitcher as described in the previous section. Mariano Rivera, Craig Kimbrel, Wade Davis, or, perhaps Aroldis Chapman are more recent examples of what a high quality reliever can do to impact the game. Generally a...
Via Angelswin
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #185: Koji Uehara | RP | BOS

I’m not sure fans noticed how great Koji Uehara is until Koji-Mania took hold mid-way through Boston’s 2013 World Series run, but starting in 2010 (Uehara’s first season as a reliever) he’s been the best relief pitcher not named Craig Kimbrel. The table below shows the top 10 relievers, by ERA since the start of 2010 along with the performances in several other key areas...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves showing interest in Jason Grilli

getty images After trading away Jordan Walden the Braves are looking for arms in front of closer Craig Kimbrel. One pitcher the Braves are showing interest in is Jason Grilli. Grilli, 38, spent last season between the Pirates and Angels posting a 4.00 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 54 innings of work. The Atlanta #Braves have informed free agent reliever Jason Grilli know they have...
Via Tireball.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves players on Twitter

Freddie Freeman: @FreddieFreeman5 Andrelton Simmons: @Andrelton David Carpenter: @DCarpenter29 Alex Wood: @awood45 Todd Cunningam: @Todd_Cunningham Justin Upton: @JUP_8TL Chris Johnson: @C_Johnson28 Evan Gattis: @BulldogBeing Craig Kimbrel: @kimbrel46 B.J. Upton: @BJUPTON2 Julio Teheran: @Julio_Teheran Joe Terdoslavich: @JoeTerdoslavich Luis Avilan: @lavilan70 Christian Bethancourt...
Via BravesWire
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Braves should deal Craig Kimbrel

As November turns into December, we have a pretty good idea of what most teams are attempting to do with their short-term futures. The Red Sox are going for it, obviously, and so are the Blue Jays. The White Sox seem like they’re trying to improve for 2015; the Phillies might finally be ready to […]
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Internet Baseball Writers Name Relief Awards

Kimbrel (L), Holland (R)The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) has announced their choices for the AL and NL Relief Pitchers Of The Year. Greg Holland of the AL Champion Kansas City Royals was elected as AL Relief Pitcher Of The Year. Dellin Betances (NYY) finished second and Wade Davis (KC) finished third in the overall voting. Craig Kimbrel of...
Via FenwayNation
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Take Home The Hardware

Neil Mehta Staff Writer The Atlanta Braves may not of had a successful season, but that didn’t stop them from celebrating the achievements of their players. Justin Upton, Andrleton Simmons, Jason Heyward, and Craig Kimbrel all took home awards. Justin Upton was named an NL Silver Slugger. Andrelton Simmons was a Golden Glove winner and was named the best defensive shortstop. While...
Via TopSportsReport
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Holland, Craig Kimbrel Honored

Nine All-Time Great Relievers Voted for Revamped Honors KANSAS CITY – Greg Holland of the American League Champion Kansas City Royals is the inaugural “Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year” and Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves is the first “Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year,” Major League Baseball announced today.  Both Holland and...
Via i70baseball
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dellin Betances and Craig Kimbrel earn Goose Gossage Awards

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) has announced today that Dellin Betances of the New York Yankees has won the American League Goose Gossage Award as the year's best relief pitcher and Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves has earned his fourth consecutive nod as the best relief pitcher of the National League for 2014. See the link for the details. The General Chapter of...
Via The Flagrant Fan
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Fans Get Into Craig Kimbrel’s Dome By Mimicking Windup

On Saturday night, Phillies fans mimicked Craig Kimbrel's windup and temporarily got into the closer's head.
Via Gamedayr
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel mocked by Phillies fans

Your browser does not support iframes. Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves is one of baseball’s best closers. He also has quite the stance prior to delivering pitches. Kimbrel bends over and stares toward home plate with his right arm extended before coming set on the mound. Kimbrel came on for the ninth inning of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Fans Try To Distract Craig Kimbrel, Mock His Unique Stance (Video)

If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has some big fans in Philadelphia. Kimbrel took the mound against the Phillies in the ninth inning Saturday night, attempting to protect his team’s two-run lead despite the Citizens Bank Park crowd’s best efforts. A group of fans behind home plate banded together and mimicked the closer’s...
Via NESN.com
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

FUNNY: Phillies fans mock Craig Kimbrel's pitching stance (Video)

Philadelphia Phillies fans entertained themselves by mocking the pitching stance of Atlanta Braves reliever Craig Kimbrel during the ninth inning of Saturday's game at Citizens Bank Park.To say that Kimbrel's stance is unusual would be a bit of an understatement, as he bends his upper body down towards the plate and spreads his arms out. In a way, it almost like he's preparing to...
Via Holdout Sports
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Phillies Fans Hilariously Mock Craig Kimbrel’s Stupid Mound Stance

The fact that this hasn’t been done before should give great shame to all baseball fans. The post VIDEO: Phillies Fans Hilariously Mock Craig Kimbrel’s Stupid Mound Stance appeared first on SportsPickle.
Via Sports Pickle
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies fans behind home plate mock Craig Kimbrel (VIDEO)

The Phillies and Braves have already been eliminated from postseason play, but Philadelphia fans weren't going to let their rival's closer, Craig Kimbrel, leave town without a funny sendoff Saturday night. With the Phillies trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Braves sent in Kimbrel and that's when the Citizens Bank Park fans started mocking the hard throwing right...
Via The Other Paper
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper, Craig Kimbrel and a Rare Moment of Weakness

I’m going to be honest, I feel a bit dirty writing this post. We’re now on year five of Craig Kimbrel being impossibly good. For four years he’s clearly been the best reliever in baseball and, frankly, it’s one of the better stretches of relief pitching we’ve seen in recent history. Yet, this is the […]
Via Fangraphs
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper hits a monster home run off Craig Kimbrel

Bryce Harper’s power has fully returned. As evidenced by this swing against his greatest nemesis, he might still have holes in his swing; but Craig Kimbrel found a part of the zone where such a hole does not exist. The Nationals lost the game 6-2, and this came in the bottom of the ninth in a non-save situation. But Harper has taken some impressive pitcher’s deep this season...
Via Diamond Hoggers
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel Wears Gold Cleats To Promote Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Craig Kimbrel wore gold cleats on Wednesday to promote pediatric cancer awareness.
Via Gamedayr
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies arrive to break up monotony of Marlins

As schedules go, the Braves won’t have it easy facing the Nationals for 6 games in September and the Pirates for 4. However, the Braves get to face bottom-of-the pack Mets (3 games), Rangers (3 games) and Phillies (6 games) in the final month as well. The pesky Marlins don’t quite seem to be in either category, though with the last 3 games against them and the coming weekend...
Via BravesWire
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Projecting Craig Kimbrel’s legacy

There’s no such thing a true, 100% automatic closer. However, the closest thing in today’s game would have to be Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves. Craig Kimbrel is having another great year and could become one of the best relievers of all time when he retires, but other factors could affect his ranking, too. The Braves are seeking its third straight playoff performance, and...
Via isportsweb.com
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves hold off Dodgers for first win of series

ATLANTA -- A one-run lead with closer Craig Kimbrel coming to the mound in the top of the ninth inning is typically when a sense of calm comes over the home crowd at Turner Field. That wasn't the case on Wednesday. The Braves had lost 11 of their last 13 games, and five in a row to the Dodgers this season. There was no feeling of an impending win from anywhere within the ballpark...
Via Fox Sports South
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves lose fifth straight in Heyward's return

With a walk-off win in the 12th inning, the San Diego Padres handed the Atlanta Braves their fifth straight loss on what proved to be an emotional day in franchise history, beginning first and foremost with the passing of longtime Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren. On the field, though, the Braves' 3-2 loss puts them farther back in the NL East and wildcard standings as their road...
Via Fox Sports South
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves land Russell, Bonifacio from Chicago Cubs

The Atlanta Braves improved their bullpen and bench on Thursday, acquiring left-handed reliever James Russell and utility player Emilio Bonifacio as well as cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs for prospect Victor Caratini just before the Jul. 30 trade deadline. Russell represents a reliable reliever for the Braves Russell, now in his fifth Major League season, joins a Braves...
Via isportsweb.com
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres-Braves Preview: Friars head to Atlanta for four games

Struggles at the plate are costing the Atlanta Braves in the NL East race, but an unusually sloppy performance from Craig Kimbrel provided the latest setback. Facing the San Diego Padres may not provide much relief, either. The Braves attempt to get their bats untracked in the opener of this four-game wraparound series with the Padres on Friday night. Atlanta (55-47) led Washington...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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