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Craig Kimbrel's Dominance Is Unheard Of

Craig Kimbrel is a very, very, very good pitcher. You know that, I know that, and the entire baseball world knows that.

His fastball is seldom hit with any kind of authority, his slider might be the best pitch in baseball, and he has the mentality of an old fashioned fireballer on the mound.

Jeff Sullivan of Baseball Nation recently took a look at Kimbrel and just how good he is. Here is the money quote.

Imagine an unbelievably effective relief pitcher. Really strain the limits of belief. Now take that pitcher's numbers and adjust them as if he were only ever facing the Padres, and Chase Headley is out sick. Your mind has arrived at Craig Kimbrel. Try not to linger, because this can cause permanent damage.

The best part: he's only 24 years old.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.