Craig Kimbrel

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Chicago White Sox Relief Pitcher Age: 33-21d Exp: 9.162 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 3 (#96 overall), 2008 College: Wallace State CC (AL) Agent(s): David Meter (Sportsmeter, LLC)
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  • Current Contract

    Craig Kimbrel signed a 3 year / $43,000,000 contract with the Chicago Cubs, including $43,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $14,333,333. In 2022, Kimbrel will earn a base salary of $16,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $16,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $43,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $14,333,333
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 31 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000($10,000,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 32 $16,000,000 $16,000,000 $5,925,926 $5,925,926($15,925,926)
    2021 Contract details by year 33 $16,000,000 $16,000,000 $5,591,430 $5,591,430($21,517,356)
    2022 Contract details by year 34 $16,000,000 $14,333,333 $16,000,000 $16,000,000 $1,000,000($22,517,356)
    2023 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2022 Vesting/Club option includes a $1M buyout
    • Vest with 110 games finished across 2020/2021
      & 55 games finished in 2021
      & passes a physical
    • 2022 Buyout increases
      $1M each for 53 games finished in 2020, & 2021
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,408,570
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,408,570
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2017

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $42,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $10,500,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $655,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $655,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $590,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $590,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $419,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $419,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2010-2010

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $400,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $400,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2008-2008Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $391,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $391,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2008 Player Cash Earnings - $391,000 - $391,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings NL ROY $419,000 - - $419,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $590,000 - - $590,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $655,000 - - $655,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 $1,000,000 $50,000 $8,050,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 - - $9,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - $50,000 $11,050,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - $50,000 $13,050,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $5,925,926 - - $5,925,926
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $5,591,430 - - $5,591,430
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,408,570 - - $10,408,570
    Est. Earnings
    (12 seasons)
    $86,989,926 $1,391,000 $150,000 $88,530,926
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    $87,989,926 $1,391,000 $150,000 $89,530,926
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $9,064,000 $1,391,000 - $10,505,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 - - $9,000,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $37,000,000 - - $37,100,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $26,334,496 - - $26,334,496
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,591,430 - - $5,591,430
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Jul 30 2021Traded to Chicago (CHW) from Chicago (CHC) for Nick Madrigal and Codi Heuer
    Jun 5 2019Signed a 3 year $43 million contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Nov 12 2018Declined a $17.9M Qualifying Offer from Boston (BOS)
    Nov 2 2018Boston (BOS) extended a $17.9 million Qualifying Offer
    Nov 2 2017Boston (BOS) exercised a $13M club option for 2018
    Nov 13 2015Traded to Boston (BOS) from San Diego (SD) for Manuel Margot, Logan Allen, Carlos Asuaje and Javier Guerra
    Apr 5 2015Traded to San Diego (SD) from Atlanta (ATL) with Melvin Upton for Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Matt Wisler, Jordan Paroubeck and 2015 1st round pick (#41)
    Feb 16 2014Signed a 4 year $42 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Feb 27 2013Signed a 1 year $655k contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Feb 22 2011Signed a 1 year $419k contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    May 5 2010Signed a 1 year $400k contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Jun 10 2008Signed a contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Jun 7 2008Drafted by Atlanta (ATL): Round 3 (#96 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Craig Kimbrel, and the financial implications.

  • 2022 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Craig Kimbrel ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team Games IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2021 CHW 63 59.2 31 19 15 23 100 6 4 5 24 2.26 0.905 2.5
    2020 CHC 18 15.1 10 9 9 12 28 2 0 1 2 5.28 1.435 -0.14
    2019 CHC 23 20.2 21 15 15 12 30 9 0 4 13 6.53 1.597 -0.51
    2018 BOS 63 62.1 31 19 19 31 96 7 5 1 42 2.74 0.995 2.3
    2017 BOS 67 69.0 33 11 11 14 126 6 5 0 35 1.44 0.681 3.61
    2016 BOS 57 53.0 29 22 21 30 83 4 2 6 31 3.57 1.113 0.82
    2015 SD 61 59.1 40 19 17 22 87 6 4 2 39 2.58 1.045 1.45
    2014 ATL 63 61.2 30 13 11 26 95 2 0 3 47 1.61 0.908 2.51
    2013 ATL 68 67.0 39 10 9 20 98 4 4 3 50 1.21 0.881 3.1
    2012 ATL 63 62.2 27 7 7 14 116 3 3 1 42 1.01 0.654 3.22
    2011 ATL 79 77.0 48 19 18 32 127 3 4 3 46 2.10 1.039 2.44
    2010 ATL 21 20.2 9 2 1 16 40 0 4 0 1 0.44 1.21 0.74
    Totals 646 628.1 348 165 153 252 1,026 52 35 29 372 2.19 0.955 22.04
  • Calculated Market Value

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    • MLB Rank: 0
    • RP Rank: 0

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • RP Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Craig Kimbrel to.

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    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Kimbrel's current age (33), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

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    Statistical Comparisons

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    Craig Kimbrel's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

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