Craig Kimbrel Quietly Becoming The Best Rookie Closer In Major League History

Atlanta Braves rookie closer Craig Kimbrel quietly tied the major league rookie record for saves on Tuesday night recording his 40th save in a win over the Chicago Cubs. His overall numbers on the year are eye popping as well. He is 3-2 with 40 saves and a 1.70ERA in 63.2 innings in which he has walked 25 and struck out 103 batters. The story looks at Kimbrel’s record setting accomplishments, Braves teammates talk about Kimbrel’s dominance this season and Kimbrel himself talks about not paying attention to his individual accomplishments during the season.

Kimbrel’s run has been something to behold —

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