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Corey Knebel | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas
Drafted: 2013 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / DET
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Corey Knebel allowed one hit and notched one strikeout while protecting a one-run lead in the ninth inning to earn a save against the Pirates on Wednesday.
He allowed a one-out single to Adam Frazier and then wild-pitched him to second base but was able to retire the next two batters to lock down the save. Knebel has an amazing 0.98 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings. He has earned 11 saves since taking over the closer role from Neftali Feliz earlier this season. Jun 22 - 12:45 AM

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Corey Knebel earned his ninth save of the season Tuesday as the Brewers beat the Cardinals 8-5 to split a day-night doubleheader at Busch Stadium.

Knebel allowed a two-out infield single to Tommy Pham in the bottom of the ninth, but he struck out Stephen Piscotty to end it. The 25-year-old right-hander boasts a 1.11 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 58/16 K/BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings this season for Milwaukee. He already has six saves in June.
Jun 13 - 11:55 PM

Corey Knebel slammed the door on the Dodgers in the ninth inning on Sunday, working a scoreless inning to protect a three-run advantage.

Knebel issued a walk to Adrian Gonzalez and struck out the other three hitters he faced. The right-hander earned his fifth save of the season for his efforts. He has been on shaky ground since his transition to the ninth inning, as he has already blown three saves on the season, so it was encouraging to see a clean inning in this one. Knebel now sports a 1.29 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the year.
Jun 4 - 5:26 PM

Corey Knebel gave up a solo homer to Yasmani Grandal to blow a save Friday against the Dodgers.

It was a shaky inning from Knebel, who gave up a double to Adrian Gonzalez after the homer. He managed to strike out Brett Eibner with the bases loaded to escape further damage, but the Dodgers eventually won the game in 12 innings. Knebel has blown two out of his last three save chances, but there’s no cause for alarm here. The 25-year-old still owns a dominant 1.33 ERA with 48 strikeouts through 27 innings.
Jun 3 - 12:45 AM

Corey Knebel notched his fourth save with a hitless ninth Thursday against the Mets.

Knebel blew his previous opportunity when he gave up a run last Friday against the Diamondbacks, but that's still the only run he's allowed in five weeks. His ERA is back down to 1.04 now.
Jun 1 - 4:28 PM

Corey Knebel blew a save Friday against the Diamondbacks after giving up a game-tying solo homer to Chris Iannetta.

Entering the top of the ninth inning with a 2-1 lead, Knebel retired the first two batters he faced before Iannetta took him deep. The Diamondbacks won the game in the 10th. This was Knebel’s second blown save of the season, but his first since officially taking over the closer job earlier this month. There’s no need for concern here. Knebel’s control can be shaky at times, but he continues to miss bats in bunches.
May 27 - 12:32 AM

Corey Knebel slammed the door for his third save Thursday in the Brewers’ win over the Padres.

It wasn’t the smoothest outing he's ever had, but Knebel got the job done. Knebel labored through a 27-pitch ninth inning, yielding two walks but also registering three strikeouts. The 25-year-old carries an impressive 0.82 ERA with a 15.5 K/9 over 22 appearances this year. He needs to be owned in all formats.
May 18 - 7:27 PM

Corey Knebel notched his second save with a hitless ninth Wednesday against the Padres.

He struck out two and walked one. Neftali Feliz's removal from the closer's role was supposed to be temporary, but it's entirely possible Knebel will run away with the job these next few weeks.
May 18 - 1:46 AM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Corey Knebel will be unavailable for Saturday's game against the Mets.

He wasn't available Friday night either. The Brewers are just being cautious with Knebel, who is coming off a 41-pitch outing against the Red Sox on Thursday. Knebel should be available to close Sunday if the Brewers get a lead in the ninth inning.
May 13 - 6:06 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said of his closer situation Friday that "we're going to give Neftali Feliz a break back there and get him right."

Counsell also added that "Corey Knebel has been outstanding," so it sounds like the next save chance will probably go to Knebel. Feliz has notched eight saves in nine tries this season but holds a 6.19 ERA and has already surrendered five home runs. Knebel, meanwhile, boasts a 1.00 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 18 relief innings. He needs to be scooped up in leagues where he's still available.
May 12 - 4:46 PM

Corey Knebel earned his 10th hold of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Pirates.

Knebel struck out three of the four batters he faced in an impressive eighth inning. The 25-year-old setup man has a stellar 1.10 ERA and 25/7 K/BB ratio through 16 1/3 frames in 2017.
May 7 - 5:04 PM

Corey Knebel struck out all three batters he faced in a Cactus League appearance Tuesday against the Cubs.

Knebel carved through Willson Contreras, Miguel Montero, and Matt Szczur in the bottom of the sixth inning. The 25-year-old right-hander is expected to open the 2017 season as a setup man for new Brewers closer Neftali Feliz.
Mar 14 - 6:53 PM

Brewers recalled RHP Corey Knebel from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Knebel was terrific for the Brewers in 2015, but a spring oblique injury really threw off his standing in Milwaukee this season. He's been dominant in the minors and should be an asset down the stretch.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 02:43:00 PM

Brewers optioned RHP Corey Knebel to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Knebel has plenty of upside, but he's posted an 8.31 ERA and walked six over 4 1/3 innings this season. He'll be back at some point.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Brewers activated RHP Corey Knebel from the 15-day disabled list.

Knebel suffered an oblique injury at the end of spring training and has been on the disabled list since the start of the 2016 season. He pitched well in his rehab work at Triple-A Colorado Springs. In 2015, the 24-year-old southpaw held a 3.22 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 58/17 K/BB ratio across 57 1/3 frames.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Manny Pina
3Jett Bandy
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
LF1Ryan Braun
2Hernan Perez
3Lewis Brinson
CF1Keon Broxton
RF1Domingo Santana
2Nick Franklin
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Junior Guerra
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Jimmy Nelson
5Matt Garza
6Brandon Woodruff
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Jacob Barnes
3Oliver Drake
4Carlos Torres
5Jared Hughes
6Josh Hader
7Wily Peralta
8Paolo Espino
9Brent Suter