Ian Krol, Relief Pitcher, Atlanta Braves, #46
Date of Birth: 5/9/1991
Birthplace: Hinsdale, Illinois
Current Salary: $900,000
Ian Krol, relief pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, was first drafted in 2009 by the Oakland Athletics. He pitched in the Athletics' minor league system from 2009 through 2012. He started as a starting pitcher but he transitioned to a relief pitcher in 2012.
Krol was traded to the Washington Nationals in March, 2013. He split his time in 2013 between the Nationals and the minors. In 32 games with the Nationals, he had 2 wins to 1 loss, 22 strikeouts to 8 walks, and a 3.95 ERA in 27.1 innings. He also pitched 29.2 innings in 26 games in the minors.
On December 2, 2013, Krol was traded to the Detroit Tigers. Shoulder inflammation in 2014 limited his playing time with the Tigers to 45 games. He finished the season with a 4.96 ERA in 32.2 innings. The following season, his time was once again split between the major and minor leagues. In 28.0 innings in 33 games with the Tigers, he had a 5.79 ERA. He also pitched 31.1 innings in 28 games in the minors.
The Braves acquired Krol in a trade on November 20, 2015. He pitched in a career high 63 games with the Braves in 2016. He finished the season with 2 wins and no losses, 56 strikeouts to 13 walks, and a 3.18 ERA in 51.0 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Krol through 2016 include:
- 173 games played
- 139.0 innings pitched
- 6-4 win-loss record
- 132 strikeouts to 51 walks
- 4.27 ERA