Monday, July 25, 2011

My Baseball Fantasy: Kimbrel

Private League: won 7-3 (97-55-8 overall, 1st place out of 10, 6.5 games ahead)
Public League: 1st place out of 12, 0.5 points ahead
My Player of the Week: Craig Kimbrel (Relief Pitcher, Braves) with 3 saves, 7 strikeouts, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.67 WHIP

Photo via The Golden Sombrero

I took a chance in the 18th round of the private league draft and grabbed Kimbrel, the Braves' rookie closer. He has rewarded both me and the Braves with 32 saves so far, already the most ever for a Braves rookie. He broke the Major League record for most saves for a rookie before the All-Star break and was selected to his first All-Star Game. He is very much in the running for National League Rookie of the Year.

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