Cleveland Indians
Career W-L
26-16
 
Career ERA
3.45
Name  Corey Kluber
Born  4/10/1986
Height  6-4
Weight  215
Number  28
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot8/16/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber struck out 10 batters and allowed one run on five hits in 7 2/3 innings Friday against Baltimore.
Insight: He took a no decision despite the strong outing. The right-hander has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season, going 13-6 with a 2.41 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP and 197 strikeouts in 179 1/3 innings. He's recorded a 1.31 ERA, a 0.83 WHIP and 89 Ks in 82 2/3 innings over his last 11 starts.
 
Hot8/4/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber gave up one run on six hits and struck out seven in 7 1/3 innings Monday against the Reds.
Insight: After going 18 innings without giving up an earned run his previous two starts, Kluber held the Reds scoreless in the first seven innings Monday before running into trouble in the eighth. He's gone 6-2 with a 1.43 ERA in his last nine starts and is now 12-6 with a 2.55 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and a 177/35 K/BB in 165 2/3 innings.
 
Hot7/30/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber tossed the first shutout of his career, a three-hitter against the Mariners, Wednesday night.
Insight: Kluber two-hit the Royals and allowed one unearned run over nine innings his last time out and has posted a 28/1 K/BB in 26 2/3 innings his last three starts. The right-hander has turned into a dominant ace for the Indians this season, going 11-6 with a 2.61 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and a 170/33 K/BB in 158 1/3 innings.
 
Hot7/19/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber posted another 10 strikeouts Saturday against the Detroit Tigers
Insight: Kluber has arguably been the surprise of the year, delighting fantasy owners with a 2.95 ERA, 152 strikeouts and 33 walks. His 9.7 Ks per nine innings pitched is the best since he became a starter in 2012. He needs one more win to tie last year's career high of 11.
 
Hot7/6/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber will look to stay hot when he faces Danny Duffy and the Royals Sunday afternoon, a team against which he owns a 3.77 lifetime ERA in seven starts.
Insight: Kluber has arguably been the surprise of the year, delighting fantasy owners with a 2.99 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 127 strikeouts and 23 walks. Helping matters is the fact that the heart of KC's order -- Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler -- all own lifetime averages below .200 against Kluber.
 
Hot5/30/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber struck out 12 batters over 7 1/3 innings Friday against the Rockies.
Insight: Do you believe yet? Kluber leads the majors with 95 strikeouts and has walked just 18 batters while recording a 3.04 ERA. He should get it even lower than that. His FIP is an MLB-leading 2.20 but he has a .347 BABIP.
 
Hot5/24/2014 8:08:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber looked sharp Saturday in a win over Baltimore.
Insight: The Orioles failed to score against him in seven innings. Kluber (5-3, 3.10 ERA) now has 83 strikeouts on the season, second only to Tampa Bay's David Price.
 
Hot5/19/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Corey Kluber struck out more than one batter per inning for the sixth straight start Monday against the Tigers and allowed three runs over seven innings.
Insight: Kluber has fanned 55 batters in his last 42 1/3 innings. His fielding-independent numbers are among the best in the majors (2.34 FIP), but he's been hurt by a .355 BABIP. That means he may be able to get his ERA even lower than 3.43, where it currently sits.
 
Hot5/14/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Corey Kluber has thrown 35 1/3 innings, struck out 47 batters, walked seven and posted a 2.04 ERA over his last seven starts.
Insight: Kluber fanned nine batters and allowed two runs over seven innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays to improve to 4-3 this season. He has a 3.38 ERA and he'd be even better than that if he didn't have an unlucky .353 BABIP. He has a 10.13 K/9, a 1.99 BB/9 and a 0.46 HR/9 (2.23 FIP).
 
5/4/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Corey Kluber struck out 13 batters over eight innings and gave up one run on three hits Sunday against the White Sox, but he took a no decision after John Axford blew a save.
Insight: Kluber (2-2, 3.60 ERA) has struck out 29 batters in his last 21 2/3 innings and 48 batters in 45 innings this season. He should get even better, as he's been hurt by a .348 BABIP despite carrying a line-drive rate around the league average.
 
4/24/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Corey Kluber pitched a gem against Kansas City on Thursday, throwing a complete game four-hitter with 11 strikeouts and no walks.
Insight: It was the first complete game of his career. Kluber pitched well last season (11-5, 3.85 ERA. 1.262 WHIP), but has been inconsistent through five starts this season.
 
Cold4/19/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Corey Kluber gave up five runs (four earned) on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Kluber (5.40 ERA, 1.71 WHIP) has allowed 34 hits in 23 1/3 innings this season. He has been crushed for a line-drive rate north of 31 percent and that's reflected in his .390 BABIP.
 
9/7/2013 10:01:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Corey Kluber beat the Mets in his return to the rotation from a sprained middle finger.
Insight: Kluber was limited to 64 pitches in his first start since early August, but that's all he needed to get through five innings. The right-hander gave up two runs to New York and has a 2.15 ERA in 46 innings over his last seven starts.
 
9/4/2013 11:07:00 AM
Description: Indians righthander Corey Kluber will make his return from the DL on Saturday instead of Friday as previously reported. SOURCE: Akron Beacon Journal
Insight: Kluber (7-5, 3.54 ERA) has missed the last month with a sprained middle finger on his pitching hand. Cleveland skipper Terry Francona said Kluber will be limited to about 80 pitches in his first start back. That translates to around five innings of work.
 
9/2/2013 4:55:00 PM
Description: Cleveland starter Corey Kluber (finger) has been cleared to start Friday against the Mets, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer
Insight: Kluber last pitched Aug. 5 due to a sprained middle finger. The right-hander had a 1.98 ERA and 40 K in 41 innings over his last six starts before his injury.
 
8/31/2013 8:57:00 PM
Description: Cleveland starter Corey Kluber (finger) could be activated as soon as Friday for a start against the Mets. SOURCE: Cleveland.com
Insight: Kluber last pitched Aug. 5 due to a sprained middle finger. The right-hander had a 1.98 ERA and 40 K in 41 innings over his last six starts before his injury. He'll need to get through a simulated game Monday before he's cleared to start, and he'd be held to four innings or 60 pitches in his return.
 
8/27/2013 5:44:00 PM
Description: Cleveland starter Corey Kluber (finger) threw fastballs and changeups with no issues during a bullpen session and sliders and cutters off flat ground Monday, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
Insight: Kluber last pitched Aug. 5 due to a sprained middle finger. The right-hander had a 1.98 ERA and 40 K in 41 innings over his last six starts before his injury. He's hoping to rejoin the rotation in the second week of September.
 
8/7/2013 5:18:00 PM
Description: Cleveland starter Corey Kluber will miss 4-6 weeks with a sprained right middle finger, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
Insight: Kluber has posted a 1.98 ERA and 40 strikeouts over 41 innings in his last six starts, but he's in danger of missing the rest of the season. Teammate Zach McAllister missed six weeks earlier this season with the same injury. Kluber going on the DL means that rookie Danny Salazar, who dominated the Blue Jays last month in his big league debut, will get an extended look in the rotation.
 
8/6/2013 7:14:00 PM
Description: Cleveland starter Corey Kluber, who has posted a 1.98 ERA and 40 strikeouts over 41 innings in his last six starts, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right middle finger. SOURCE: Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Insight: Kluber just threw 7 1/3 scoreless frames Monday against the Tigers, but he's in danger of missing the rest of the season due to the sprained middle finger. It's the same injury that kept teammate Zach McAllister out for six weeks this season. Kluber going on the DL means that rookie Danny Salazar, who dominated the Blue Jays last month in his big league debut, will get an extended look in the rotation.
 
8/5/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Cleveland righthander Corey Kluber held Detroit scoreless for 7 1/3 innings on Monday night.
Insight: Unfortunately, Chirs Perez had a meltdown in the ninth so Kluber was unable to pick up the victory. He's now gone four starts in a row without a decision. He'll be on the mound again Sunday versus the Angels.