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Craig Kimbrel

#46 | RHP
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Craig Kimbrel
Name: Craig Michael Kimbrel
Born: May 28, 1988 in Huntsville, Ala. USA
High School: Lee HS, Huntsville, Ala.
College: Wallace State (Ala.) JC
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (96th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2008 (signed for $391,000)
Craig Kimbrel leads the list of junior college players in the state. At 6 feet, Kimbrel is an undersized righty with a lightning-quick arm, producing velocity in the mid- to upper 90s. Kimbrel has worked as a starter and closer and profiles to pitch out of the bullpen at the pro level. His slider is still developing as is his command. Kimbrel has overmatched juco hitters this spring, and with each strong performance it became less likely he'd be following though on his commitment to Alabama.
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