Into the MLB Vault: Craig Kimbrel

When Mariano Rivera (New York Yankees – 652 Saves) joins Trevor Hoffman (San Diego Padres – 601 Saves) in retirement, it will give way for the next generation of elite closers. Leading the way is Atlanta Braves closer, Craig Kimbrel, who has already saved 139 games with a 1.39 ERA in his young 3-year career.

Craig Kimbrel: 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Gold Refractor #ed /50 [BGS 9.5]

Craig Kimbrel

Career Highlights & Accolades

3x All-Star Selection
2011 National League Rookie of the Year
2012 National League Rolaids Relief Man Award
2013 Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Year
Major League Baseball record for most saves by a rookie in a single season

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