Monday, November 14, 2011

2011 NL Rookie of the Year: Craig Kimbrel

We knew it. We always knew it.

Twitter's going crazy, as you can imagine...
@Braves: Kimbrel set ML record for saves with 46, had a 2.10 ERA in 79 games &held opponents to a .178 BA. He is the 6th NL relief pitcher honored.
@Braves: Congratulations to Craig Kimbrel for being the unanimous pick for the NL Rookie of the Year. @freddiefreeman finished second in the voting.
@mlbbowman: Kimbrel becomes the first #Braves pitcher to win ROY. Franchise's five previous winners were position players.
@ajcbraves: #Braves closer Kimbrel is the 10th unanimous selection as NL Rookie of the Year; most recent was Albert Pujols
@ajcbraves: Only other time #Braves had 2 top-5 finishers for ROY was 1954, when Milwaukee Braves’ Gene Conley was 3rd and Hank Aaron 4th.
@ChrisCoxMLB: Pretty impressive that Kimbrel is the first unanimous NL RoY winner since Albert Pujols. #Braves
@Buster_ESPN: Congrats to Craig Kimbrel, a unanimous selection for NL ROY; 127 punchouts in 77 innings this year...
@JZWhip: Kimbrel first reliever to win NL ROY since Scott Williamson in 1999. Hopefully his career is better than Scott's. #Braves #Reds

And aww. I wish they could all win.
@mlbbowman: Freeman received 21 second-place votes...Beachy did not receive any votes

Here are the official articles from,, and If you're curious about the votes, check out the BBWAA website.

Congrats, Kimmeh!!

ETA: Interview with MLB Network, where he reveals he often wears the same undershirt repeatedly and wore the same pair of socks "for about three months". Oh, that's just gross. (And I like how Plesac accidentally called him Jonny, ha!)


Ariana said...

Awww...Your Kimmeh! ;)

Also, I absolutely love the fact that you have the 2012 Spring Training info up that is True Love :) I'm officially excited for the upcoming 2012 Baseball Season! :)

Lauren T. said...

Everyone I know is so excited for our baby closer. :) And thanks, can't wait for "Spring"!