Corey Knebel, Relief Pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers, #46
Date of Birth: 11/26/1991
Birthplace: Denton, Texas
College: University of Texas at Austin
Corey Knebel, relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, was a relief pitcher/closer at the University of Texas when he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2013. He pitched in the Tigers' minor league system in 2013 and 2014.
Knebel pitched 8.2 innings in 8 games with the Tigers in 2014 and he had a 6.23 ERA. He spent time on the DL that season, as well as pitching 45.1 innings in 34 games in the minors. He was traded to the Texas Rangers on July 23, 2014.
The Rangers traded Knebel to the Brewers on January 19, 2015. He pitched in a career high 48 games with the Brewers in 2015. He finished the season with a 3.22 ERA and 58 strikeouts to 17 walks in 50.1 innings. He spent time on the DL in 2016 with an oblique strain. He finished the season with 1 win to 4 losses, 2 saves, 38 strikeouts to 16 walks, and a 4.68 ERA in 32.2 innings in 35 games.
Career pitching statistics for Knebel through 2016 include:
- 91 games played
- 91.2 innings pitched
- 1-4 win-loss record
- 2 saves
- 107 strikeouts to 36 walks
- 4.03 ERA