Corey Kluber

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/215
  • Age: 29


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Corey Kluber Stats

9-16 3.49 222.0 245 1.05

Corey Kluber MLB Career Stats

40-35 3.39 672.1 709 1.16

Corey Kluber Bio

  • Full Name: Corey Scott Kluber
  • Pronunciation: CLUE-burr
  • Born: 4/10/1986 in Birmingham, AL
  • Draft: 2007, San Diego Padres, 4th rd. (134th overall)
  • College: Stetson
  • Debut: September 1, 2011
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2015 Stats 9 16 3.49 32 32 0 222.0 245 1.05
MLB Career Stats 40 35 3.39 107 102 0 672.1 709 1.16
  • Status: Active

Corey Kluber Sinker Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Indians AL 1152 Sinker 93.56 94.00 2194.90 6.45 91.00
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.26 91.00 2085.32 6.10 90.00


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October 3, 2015 at 11:19 PM ET

Kluber dominates against Red Sox

Indians ace Corey Kluber won after allowing three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in eight scoreless innings against the Red Sox on Saturday.

September 28, 2015 at 10:23 PM ET

Kluber falls to Twins

Indians right-hander Corey Kluber lost after allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings on Monday against the Twins.


Corey Kluber Awards

AL Cy Young

Year Team League
2014 Cleveland AL

AL Pitcher of the Month

Month Team League
09/2014 Cleveland AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/17/2013 Cleveland AL
09/22/2014 Cleveland AL

Breakout Pitcher of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2014 Cleveland AL

TEX Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/26/2010 San Antonio TEX

CAL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/01/2009 Lake Elsinore CAL

MID Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/25/2008 Fort Wayne MID

Corey Kluber Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2014 2.44 3rd in AL
2015 3.49 13th in AL


Season W Rank
2014 18 1st in AL


Season SO Rank
2014 269 2nd in AL
2015 245 3rd in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2014 1.09 6th in AL
2015 1.05 3rd in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2014 .233 7th in AL
2015 .231 9th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2014 34 1st in AL
2015 32 7th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2014 3 2nd in AL
2015 4 1st in AL


Season SHO Rank
2014 1 5th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2014 235.2 3rd in AL
2015 222.0 2nd in AL


Season H Rank
2014 207 9th in AL
2015 189 16th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2015 22 23rd in AL

Corey Kluber Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 7, 2013 Cleveland Indians activated RHP Corey Kluber from the 15-day disabled list.
August 6, 2013 Cleveland Indians placed RHP Corey Kluber on the 15-day disabled list. Right long finger sprain.
April 17, 2013 Cleveland Indians recalled RHP Corey Kluber from Columbus Clippers.
April 12, 2013 Cleveland Indians optioned Corey Kluber to Columbus Clippers.
April 10, 2013 Cleveland Indians recalled Corey Kluber from Columbus Clippers.
March 21, 2013 Cleveland Indians optioned Corey Kluber to Columbus Clippers.
August 2, 2012 Cleveland Indians recalled Corey Kluber from Columbus Clippers.
March 18, 2012 Cleveland Indians optioned Corey Kluber to Columbus Clippers.
September 20, 2011 Cleveland Indians recalled Corey Kluber from Columbus Clippers.
September 3, 2011 Cleveland Indians optioned Corey Kluber to Columbus Clippers.
September 1, 2011 Cleveland Indians recalled Corey Kluber from Columbus Clippers.
March 11, 2011 Cleveland Indians optioned Corey Kluber to Columbus Clippers.
November 19, 2010 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of Corey Kluber from Columbus Clippers.
August 31, 2010 Corey Kluber assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron Aeros.
July 31, 2010 San Diego Padres Traded Corey Kluber to Cleveland Indians; Cleveland Indians Traded cash and Jake Westbrook to St. Louis Cardinals; San Diego Padres Traded Nick Greenwood to St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Cardinals Traded Ryan Ludwick to San Diego Padres.
July 31, 2010 Corey Kluber assigned to Akron Aeros.
March 20, 2010 Corey Kluber assigned to San Diego Padres.
July 17, 2009 RHP Corey Kluber assigned to San Antonio Missions from Lake Elsinore Storm.
April 9, 2009 Corey Kluber assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm from Fort Wayne TinCaps.

Corey Scott Kluber Bio Info

Full name COREY SCOTT KLUBER...Married, Amanda...Daughters, Kendall & Kennedy...Played three years at Stetson (FL) where during his junior season in 2007 he was 12-2 w/a 2.05 ERA in 17 starts (114IP, 117K) and was named to the ABCA All-Atlantic Region Second Team, Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year and third team all-America and led the Hatters to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional...The right-handed pitcher was named to the first ever All Ping! Second Team by from Coppell High School (TX) in 2004 where he was a two-time all-district performer...Was named preseason All-State and to the Perfect Game Top 100 in 2004...2013-15 TribeFest participant.


Enjoyed a season for the ages in his first full season in the Major Leagues, becoming the fourth winner of the American League Cy Young Award in club history, winning by 10 p ts over F elix Hernandez ... Also won "Man of the Year" award given annually by Cleveland BBW AA chapter ... Became just the third Indian and fourth Major League p itcher since 1987 to post 18 wins, a sub-2.50 ERA while recording at least 260 strikeouts, joining Bob Feller (1946) and Luis T iant (1968) in Indians lore and jump ed into the echelon of Pedro Martinez , Randy Johnson (last to do so, 2002) and Roger Clemens among pitchers to do so over the last 28 Major League seasons...Finished tied for first in the American League in wins (18, T 4th in MLB), 2nd in MLB in strikeouts, 3rd in the A.L. in ERA (7th in MLB) and innings (4th in MLB). Owned the highest Wins Above Replacement ("WAR") figure of any pitcher in the American League according to FanGraphs (7.3), ESPN Stats & Info (7.41), Baseball-Reference (7.4) and Baseball Prospectus (6.09) and finished off with a flourish, winning his last five starts from Sept. 6-26, going 5-0 with a 1.12 ERA (40.1IP, 32H, 6R/5ER, 5BB, 54K), earning his first A.L. Pitcher of the Month award (last: Jimenez 9/2013) for September ... According to Elias he became just the 4th pitcher in baseball's Modern Era (since 1900) to win each of his final 5 starts in a season while recording 50+ K 's in that sp an, joining Herb Score (CLE , 1956), Nolan Ryan (1973, CAL) and Randy Johnson (1998, HOU) ... 18 victories are most by an Indians hurler since Cliff Lee went 22-3 in his 2008 A.L. Cy Young campaign. Fanned 14 in consecutive starts on Sep t. 16 at Houston and Sep t. 21 at Minnesota to eq al new single-game career-bests as he became just the 9th p itcher in MLB history (other Indian Sam McDowell twice in 1968) to post consecutive 14 strikeout games (last coming in 2004/Randy Johnson w/Ariz ona)...W on 2nd A.L. P layer of Week award and fanned 39 batters over his last 3 starts (14/14/11), becoming first Indian since McDowell in 1968 and first Major Leaguer since Johnson in 2004 to amass those figures...First Indians hurler with 14+ K 's in a single game since Bartolo Colon on May 29, 1998 at Toronto and first since Sam McDowell (9/18/66 at DET) in 7.0IP-or-less. Joined Bob Feller and Sam McDowell as the only p itchers in club history to amass at least 250 strikeouts in a season as his 269 p unch outs settled in as the 6th highest single-season total in club history and the most since McDowell's 304 in 1970...His 21 starts with at least 8 strikeouts ranked tied for 3rd-most in club history and his 11 double-digit strikeout games ranked tied for 4th in a single-season in club history (both highest totals in a single-season since "Sudden" Sam) ... Entered the season with two double-digit SO games in career, now has 13 for career...His last start of Sept. 26 vs. Tampa Bay (8.0IP , 5H, 0R, 2BB, 11SO ) marked his MLB-best 10th start of the year of 7.0+ innings, 2-or-fewer earned runs and 10+ SO (only other p itcher in the Majors with more than 5 such outings was LA LHP Clayton Kershaw with 6). Kluber also reeled off a career-high 6-game win streak sp anning over 7 starts from July 6 - August 9; the longest single-season win streak by a T ribe p itcher since Cliff Lee had 11 consecutive wins in 2008...Kluber's 6 wins led the Majors over that span, while his 1.33 E RA (8 ER/54.1 IP ) ranked second to only P hiladelp hia's Cole Hamels (1.24) ... Also had a career-best 17.0 consecutive scoreless innings within that time frame... Kluber allowed 2 or fewer runs in 16 of his last 20 starts dating back to June 15 at Boston, the third-lowest ERA (1.87, 144.1IP , 116H, 30E R) among all MLB starters over that stretch ... Kluber p osted 165 K 's (2nd in MLB) against just 29 walks over that span ... Indians were 22-12 (.647) in his AL-best equaling 34 starts as the club scored just 25 runs in the 12 team losses (scored 18 runs in 9 ind. losses). Corey went a p erfect 4-0 with a 2.09 E RA (10 E R/ 43.0 IP ) in 6 May starts, notching a Maj or League-best 60 strikeouts over that sp an...Were the most strikeouts by an Indians p itcher in a calendar month since Dennis E ckersley in Sept/ Oct 1976 (60) ... Dating back to 1914, Corey became the 5th different Indians p itcher to strike out at least 60 batters in a single month (McDowell 8x , Feller, 8X , Score, Eckersley 1 each)...Since 2005 only Darvish (64, 8/13) and Kershaw (61, 6/14) have done it...Recorded his 200th strikeout on August 21 at Minnesota. Also posted seven 10SO / one-or-fewer walk performances in 2014, most by a Tribe p itcher over the past 100 seasons - previous mark of 4 was set by Eckersley in 1976 ... David Price (10) was the only other pitchers in MLB to accomp lish this feat in 2014...Notched six 8+ strikeouts/0 walk games this season - most in club history...Had 13 starts of 8SO /1-or-fewer walks which set a new club record (previous CC Sabathia 10 in 2007 Cy Young season). Posted his first career complete game on April 24 vs. ..ansas City (9.0IP, 4H, 1R..0ER, 0BB, 11SO), the first 0BB..11.. CG by a Tribe hurler since Tom Candiotti (10..1..86) and the first 0BB/11K CG/0 ER complete game since Len Barker's 1981 perfect game...Had two other comp lete games (July 30 vs. SEA; Sept. 6 vs. CWS) with 0 ER and 8+ strikeouts - most by an Indians p itcher since Len Barker also notched 3 such performances in 1981. His July 30 shutout vs. Seattle (9.0IP , 3H, 0R, 0BB, 8K , 28 BF , 85 pitches) was the first of his career...Coupled with previous July 24 start at K C (took p erfect game into 20th hitter, ND, 9.0IP , 2H, 1R/0E R, 0BB, 10K, 28 BP), he became the first pitcher to toss 9.0IP and face no more than one batter over the minimum in consecutive starts since Jim Scott of the 1914 W hite Sox (6.1 perfect IP on 7/24@ K C deep est into game by an Indian since Barker perfect game; first Tribe hurler w/ND after 9.0+ IP, 10+ SO & 0 BB since Pedro Ramos on 9/17/1963 vNYY) ...According to baseball-, prior to Kluber's July 24 p erformance only 2 pitchers over the p ast 100 seasons have taken a no-decision after working 9.0 + IP and 10+ K's while allowing no more than 2 baserunners; joining Seattle's Randy Johnson (9/16/92) & New York's-NL Matt Harvey (5/7/13)...The 85-pitch July 30 shutout is lowest on record (1988) for any Indians pitcher and just the third in MLB since 2009 (Aaron Cook 2012, Jeff K arstens 2011)... Last MLB 3-hit (or less) shutout in MLB of 85-or-fewer P s, 0BB/8K was Rich Harden in 2005. In 14 starts following an Indians team loss in 2014, Kluber went 9-3 with a 1.81 E RA (19E R/94.1IP )...T ribe went 10-4 in those contests (personally snapped four 4-game team losing streaks)...Dating back to 1914, Kluber's stretch of 6 consecutive starts w/ at least 8 K 's (5/4- 5/30) stood as the 3rd longest streak (same season) in club history (also Feller/ McDowell) ... Additionally, Kluber's 6-game streak of 8+ K 's, 6.2+ IP and 2 or fewer walks tied an American League record shared by Toronto's Roger Clemens (1997) and Seattle's Randy Johnson (1995)... Set a new Indians record when he fanned 7 consecutive batters during a 13-strikeout performance on May 4 vs. Chicago-AL...After striking out 11 batters in his previous home start (April 24 CG vs. KC), Kluber became the first Tribe pitcher to strike out 11 or more batters in consecutive home starts since Dennis Eckersley on August 13 and 23, 1976. Recorded an ERA of 2.14-or-less over innings 1-2-3 in 2014 and limited right-handed hitters to a .221 (93-420, .553O P S) average against (23 E B hits in 441 BF )... Batters hit .231 (76-329) off him with runners on base, .207 (35-169, 7th-lowest in A.L.) with RISP and .200 (16-80) with RISP and 2outs (11 P As all year with the bases loaded)...Batters hit .163 (61-375) when behind in the count against Corey...Batters were 8-for-17 in SB attempts (47%, 9CS T2nd most in A.L).


듰ent most of the season in the Cleveland rotation and established himself as a solid contributor to the starting five, going 11-5 with a 3.85 ERA in 26 games/24 starts and did not post a losing decision over his final 12 starts, winning a career-best five straight decisions to end the season...Started the year in Columbus after his option to Triple-A out of spring training...Was with the Indians for one stint, April 10-11, but did not pitch before being recalled a second and final time on April 17 and was inserted into the rotation when Brett Myers was injured for what would be the remainder of the season....Worked in relief for two outings with Cleveland, April 17 & 20, and allowed just 1ER in 5.0IP (1.80ERA). 닋luber was on the 15-day DL from August 6-September 6 with a right long finger sprain suffered in 8th inning of start vs. Detroit on August 5 (7.1IP, 6H, 0R)...Was activated from the 15-day DL on September 7 and earned the win in 4 of his 5 starts after his activation (Tribe was 5-0 in those starts), going 4-0 w/a 5.33 ERA in those outings (25.1IP, 33H, 15R/ER)...Did not lose a decision after loss at Baltimore on June 27 (14GS) and won his last 5 decisions after July 12. Corey surrendered just 11 walks over his last 52.1 innings (1.9 BB/9.0IP) dating back to his start on July 20 at Minnesota...Kluber has never walked more than 4 batters in an outing and is averaging just 2.3 walks per nine innings (54 BB/214.2IP) in his career...Strung together a career-high 14.2 consecutive scoreless inning streak spanning over his starts from July 12-26...Was 5-1 with a 2.59 ERA (18 ER/62.2 IP) in 10 starts following a Tribe loss as the Indians were 7-3 overall in those games...Set a new single game career high in strikeouts in his start against Boston on May 26th at Fenway Park as he fanned 10 Red Sox batters in 6.2IP...Matched his career-high in his start on July 7 fanning 10 Tigers...Tossed a career-high 8.2 innings and came within 1 out of his first career complete game on July 31 vs. the Chicago White Sox...His strikeout:walk ratio of 4.12 (136K/33BB) would have been 6th-best in the AL with enough qualifying innings pitched (162.0IP)...Basestealers were 6 of 9 against him.

2012 Split the season between Triple A Columbus and Cleveland, spending the last two months of the season in the Indians rotation and finished 2nd on the staff with 7.7 strikeouts per 9.0IP while yielding just 2.6 walks per 9.0IP. Spent the first four months of the year with the Clippers where he went 11-7 with a 3.59 ERA in 21 starts (1CG, 125.1IP, 121H, 50ER, 49BB, 128K, 9HR, .251AVG). . Over his last 9 starts from June 14-July 27 he was 7-1 with a 3.03 ERA, lowering his season ERA from 4.14 to 3.59 (62.1IP, 48H, 21ER, 55K)...At the time of his August 2nd (Derek Lowe DFA) recall he was leading the International League in strikeouts (128, 9.2K/9.0IP), was tied for first in wins (11) and 5th in innings pitched (125.1IP)...Fanned 8 or more batters in five AAA starts, including a pair of 10SO games. Made his first Major League start on August 2 at Kansas City (4.1IP, 9H, 6R/ER), allowing all 6 runs in the first inning on 6 hits before tossing 3.1 scoreless frames...Had an ERA of 10.50 in his 12 starts with Cleveland (12.0IP, 22H, 14R/ ER)...Went 0-3 with a 5.16 ERA in 5 August starts, losing three straight decisions from August 12-29, and fanned a career/season-high 7 batters on August 29 vs. Oakland (6.0IP)...Went at least 5.0IP in 9 of his 12 starts with the Tribe (including 8 of the last 9GS). Picked up his first Major League win on September 3 at Detroit (6.0IP, 6H, 2R/ER, 1BB, 4K) and went 2-2 with a 5.13 ERA in 6 Sept/Oct starts (33.1IP, 36H, 19ER)...Picked up 2nd career win on Sept 25 at CWS, working a career-high 7.0IP while yielding just 2 runs and 4 hits in a game with pennant implications...Worked at least 5.0IP in each of his last 4 starts and over his last 3 starts had an ERA of 4.34 (18.2IP, 14H, 9ER, .206AVG)...With Cleveland batters hit .230 (14-61) with the bases empty, .327 (36-110) with runners on base and .380 (27-71) with RISP...Underwent right knee meniscectomy on November 30 at the Cleveland Clinic. (Dr. Rick Parker) after injuring the joint playing with his young daugther at his off-season home...Named 12th best prospect in the International League by Baseball America following the 2012 season. 2011 Spent most of the season at AAA Columbus where he went 7-11 with a 5.56 ERA (150.2IP, 153H, 101R/93ER, 70BB, 143K, .263 avg) in 27 regular season starts....He finished the regular season tied for 3rd in the International League in strikeouts with 143...On the year he went at least 5.0IP in 22 of 27 AAA starts...Over his last 4 starts at AAA from August 16-Sept 5 he recorded an ERA of 3.57 (22.2IP, 14H, 9ER, 28K)...Fanned at least 9 batters in 3 starts for Columbus and a season-high 11 in 6.2 no-hit, scoreless innings (5BB, 11K) on August 16 at Pawtucket...Led all Indians minor leaguers in strikeouts (143) and was 3rd in innings pitched...Triple A batters hit .263 (153-581, 19HR) off him...Lefties hit .257 (62-241) w/8HR and RHH batted .268 (91-340, 11HR)...He made his Major League debut on September 1st after being recalled that morning when roster expanded...Debut came that day vs. Oakland (1.1IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K)...Optioned back on September 3, making 1 start on Sept 5 at Toledo (4.0IP, 3H, 2R/1ER) before being recalled for the remainder of the season on September 20...Made 2 appearances the final 10 days of the season (3.0IP, 4H, 4ER, 2BB, 3K)...Worked a season/career-high 2.0IP in final outing at Detroit on September 26. 2010 Kluber was acquired from San Diego Padres on July 31 as part of a three-team trade between the Indians, Padres and St. Louis Cardinals and spent the rest of the season between AAA Columbus and Akron, going 3-3 with a 3.61ERA in 7 starts (37.1IP, 48H, 16R/15ER, 16BB, 29K)...His 165 combined strikeouts on the season ranked tied for 8th among all minor league pitchers...Over his last 3 starts at AA Akron and 2 starts at AAA Columbus he was 3-1 w/a 1.84 ERA (29.1IP, 29H, 6ER, 10BB, 20K)...Combined thru the 3 stops he was 9-9 w/a 3.49 ERA in 29 games/28GS (160.0IP, 169H, 62ER, 56BB, 165K)...At the time of the July 31 trade, he was with Double-A San Antonio and was leading the Texas League in strikeouts (136), strikeouts per 9.0IP (9.98K/9.0IP) and was 2nd in innings pitched (122.2IP)...With the Missions, Corey went 6-6 with a 3.45 ERA (122.2IP, 121H, 59R/47ER, 40BB, 136K, .259 avg) in 22 games/21 starts...Over his last 4 starts he is 3-0 with a 1.73 ERA (26.0IP, 18H, 5R/ER, 8BB, 30K) and the Texas League named him the player of the week just prior to the trade...Had an 11 strikeout game on June 17 vs. Midland (7.0IP)...Worked 8.0 shutout innings in the previous start on June 12 vs. Frisco...Over his last 12 appearances at San Antonio he was 4-2 w/a 2.75 ERA in 12 games (68.2IP, 66H, 21ER, 80K)...Added to 40-man roster on Nov. 19. 2009 Between A Lake Elsinore and AA San Antonio he went a combined 9-13 with a 4.56 ERA (154.0IP, 155H, 90R/78ER, 70BB, 159K) in 28 starts...He tied for seventh in strikeouts among all of minor league baseball with 159 in 2009...Struck out 14 batters on 6/17 vs. Bakersfield with Lake Elsinore before being promoted to San Antonio on 7/19. 2008 Split season between Fort Wayne of the Midwest League and Lake Elsinore of the California League...Fanned 72 in 56.0IP for Ft Wayne, where he ended the season with back-to-back double digit strikeout starts. 2007 The Padres selected Kluber, a 6-4, 215-pound right-hander, in the 4th round (134th overall) of the 2007 June draft out of Stetson University (FL).