Full name is Corey Scott Kluber...In 2018, Corey and his wife founded the Kluber Family Foundation, whose mission is to impact the lives of families who have seriously or chronically ill children by providing them with daily support through life-improving resources and life-changing experiences…hosted youngsters from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital at Cleveland home games through Kluber’s Kids program…have also provided admitted patients and their families with access to electronics for entertainment and communication with the Kluber’s Korner program… in September 2018, the Foundation hosted its inaugural event, Curveball for a Cause, to raise money to support children battling cancer…Kluber and his wife made numerous visits to children’s hospitals in the Cleveland area...During his Cleveland tenure, was also active with the Veteran’s Association and Hospital…was Cleveland’s Bob Feller Act of Valor nominee in 2017...Was instrumental in the support and funding of the 2016 Larry Doby Youth Fund...Played three years at Stetson University (Fla.)…during his junior season in 2007, he was 12-2 with a 2.05 ERA (114.0IP, 26ER) with 117K in 17 starts and was named to the ABCA All-Atlantic Region Second Team and Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year…led the Hatters to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional…was inducted into the Stetson Sports Hall of Fame in 2014...Graduated from Coppell High School (Tex.) 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.
Made just one start for Texas, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning on 7/26 vs. Colorado (1BB, 1K) before being removed with tightness behind his right shoulder…was later diagnosed as a Grade 2 tear of the teres major muscle in his right shoulder and placed on the 45-day injured list on 7/28, missing the remainder of the season...His start on 7/26 was his first Major League appearance since suffering a right ulna fracture after being hit by a line drive on 5/1/19 at Miami with Cleveland.
Was limited to seven starts and 35.2 IP due to injuries in final season with CLE…joined Stan Coveleski (1917-21) as the only Indians pitchers to make five consecutive opening day starts on 3/28 at MIN…was 0-2, 5.23 (6 ER/10.1 IP) in his first 2 outings, just the 2nd time has lost as many as first two starts in a season (0-3 in 2016)…posted a 2-0 record despite a 6.32 ERA (11 ER/15.2 IP) in the next three games with wins on 4/9 at DET (1 ER/6.0 IP) and 4/20 vs. ATL (4 ER/7.0 IP)…allowed 6 ER in 9.2 IP with 0-1 record in last two starts…issued 3+ runs in five of seven games…longest outing was 7.0 IP twice, 3/28 at MIN and 4/20 vs. ATL…had season-best 8 strikeouts on 4/9 at DET and 4/20 vs. ATL…made 200th career start, 4/14 at KC…opponents posted line of .297/.371/.453/.824 after entering 2019 with .230/.277/.366/.643 figures.
Authored another Cy Young-caliber campaign, becoming the club's first 20-game winner since Cliff Lee (2008), the first by an Indians RHP since Gaylord Perry in 1974...Has now finished in the top-three in A.L. Cy Young voting four times in the last five years (finished ninth in 2015)...Selected to his third straight All-Star Game in July...After earning his 20th win on Sept. 24 at Chicago-AL, Corey became the sixth pitcher in Indians franchise history (11th time) with 20+ wins, 200+ strikeouts and 200.0+ innings, the first since Perry in 1974...He is the only pitcher in Indians franchise history with 200+ strikeouts and 200+ innings pitched in five consecutive seasons, matching Bob Feller (1938-46) for second-most 200K campaigns in club history, behind Sam McDowell (6, 1965-70)...He and McDowell (6) are the only to do so in five consecutive seasons...He is now the club's all-time leader in winning pct. (.636), SO per 9.0IP (9.3) and ranks third in career strikeouts (1423) in the 118-year history of the club (min. 1000IP)...Kluber has won 18-or-more games each of the last three seasons (2016-), marking the first Indians pitcher with 18-or-more wins in three straight seasons since Perry (1972-74)...He owns the longest current run of 18-win seasons and is just the fourth MLB pitcher since 2000 to do so, alongside Randy Johnson (2000-02), CC Sabathia (2009-11) and Justin Verlander (2009-11)...He is the first Indians pitcher to lead the A.L. in innings since Sabathia in 2007 and the first Indians RHP since Early Wynn in 1954...Among MLB pitchers he ranked second in wins (20), third in IP (215.0), recorded the fifth-lowest on-base pct. against (.257) and the ninth-most strikeouts (222)...He tossed 7.0-or-more innings in 20 starts, the second-most among MLB starting pitchers (NYM's Jacob deGrom - 21)...His 25 quality starts were second in the A.L. (Verlander - 26) and tied for fourth in MLB...Kluber dominated the A.L. Central, owning an 11-2 record and 2.43 ERA (27ER/100.0IP) in 16 starts, the third-lowest ERA vs. the division (min. 60.0IP)...Walked 34 batters in his 33 starts, tied with Seattle's Mike Leake for the third-fewest walks allowed among qualified starting pitchers, behind St. Louis' Miles Mikolas (29) and Seattle's Marco Gonzales (32)...His 1.42 walks per 9.0 innings was the lowest rate in the American League and second-lowest in MLB...Had his career-long walkless innings streak snapped at 46.1 innings on June 15 vs. Minnesota...Streak marked the longest such run by a Tribe pitcher since Paul Byrd's (48IP) in 2007...Start also snapped a quality start streak of 14, the longest streak of quality starts to begin a season by a Tribe starting pitcher since Hall of-Famer Stan Coveleski began the 1918 campaign with a string of 16 consecutive quality starts...Kluber recorded his 1400th career strikeout in the 5th inning of his Sept. 18 start vs. Chicago-AL...Coming in his 199th career game, became the second pitcher in MLB history to reach 1400 strikeouts within his first 200 career games, after Randy Johnson (196G; STATS LLC)...Recorded seven double-digit strikeout games on the year and now owns 46 for his career, third-most in club history...Kluber did not start from July 13-22, receiving an injection in his right knee following his July 12 start vs. New York-AL and did not pitch in the Mid-Summer Classic...Tossed his 16th career complete game in his first start of the year on March 29 at Seattle, the first Opening Day complete-game by a Cleveland pitcher since Jake Westbrook on April 4, 2005 at CWS, and the first such complete game in MLB since Clayton Kershaw threw a shutout on April 1, 2013 vs. San Francisco...The 91 pitches in the game marked the second-lowest complete-game pitch count of his career...Tossed his seventh career shutout (T11th among active MLB pitchers) on Aug. 4 vs. the LA Angels (9.0IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 7SO, 98P)...Went 4-0 with a 2.80 ERA over his last six starts from August 31-Sept. 29 (35.1IP, 28H, 11ER, 50SO, .211avg)...Batters hit .217 (60-for-276) off him with men on base (13th-lowest in A.L.) and .268 (34-for-127) with RISP...Allowed an OBP of just .214 (448 PAs) when going through the lineup the third time in a game since the start of 2017--best among qualified SPs in MLB (Inside Edge)...His ERA of 2.58 (418.1 IP) since the start of 2017 is tied for fourth-lowest in MLB (min. 300.0IP)...Allowed an OBP of just .232 (839 PAs) vs. right-handed batters since the start of 2017 (second-lowest in MLB)...Walked 13 of 431 right-handed batters in 2018...Among A.L. second-half pitchers ranked tied for second in wins (8), third in IP (81.1), fourth in SO (90) and ninth in ERA (3.10, min. 60.0IP).
Authored one of the most prolific pitching campaigns in club history, posting the lowest ERA (2.25 ERA) in Major League Baseball while etching his name among the all-time greats in franchise history...Became first Indians pitcher since Mike Garcia (2.36) in 1949 to lead MLB in ERA...In addition to leading the league in ERA, also shared or led the American League in wins, shutouts, complete games, strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.36) and posted the lowest ERA+ (202), WHIP (.869), hits per 9.0IP (6.2), walks per 9 IP (1.6), batting average/on-base pct/slugging pct against (.193/.321/.235)...Is the first pitcher in club history with multiple A.L. Cy Young Awards (2014/2017) and has finished in the top 3 in voting in 3 of the last 4 seasons (also 2016; 3rd); the 19th winner of multiple Cy Youngs since 1956...Recorded 15 double-digit strikeout games, tied for 2nd in all of MLB (Chris Sale-18) and the second highest single-season total in club history...His 265 strikeouts were the 7th-highest total in club history as he has now entered into the top 10 in club history in career strikeouts (7th, 1201)...Kluber went a perfect 5-0 in six September starts to earn his third A.L. Pitcher of the Month award in 2017 (first pitcher to accomplish the feat since Dallas Keuchel of Houston in his Cy Young Award-winning 2015 season), posting a 0.84 ERA (43.0IP, 31H, 4ER, 3BB, 50SO), the first Indians pitcher since 1969 (Same McDowell) to post 5 wins, 50 strikeouts and an ERA below 1.50 in a calendar month (Carrasco also did it in Sept.)...Also won A.L. Pitcher of the Month in June (4-0, 1.26 ERA) and August (5-1, 1.96 ERA)...Also named A.L. Player of the Week twice... Kluber struck out at MLB-best 64 batters in June and recorded double-digit strikeouts five times...First Indians pitcher w/four straight seasons of at least 200.0 IP since Charles Nagy, 1996-99...Third pitcher in club history (McDowell/Feller) w/4 straight 200 SO seasons (or overall for that matter)...Season got off to an uneven start, going 3-2 with a 5.06 ERA thru his first 6 starts (37.1IP, 38H, 21ER, 13BB, 41SO) while nursing lower back soreness...Was insanely good after his activation from the D.L. on June 1, going 15-2 with a 1.62 ERA over his last 23 starts (166.1IP, 103H, 30ER, 23BB, 224SO, .175 avg) to lower ERA from 5.06 to 2.25...Indians went 13-1 over his last 14 starts...Enjoyed a 5-game winning streak and a 6-game winning streak to end the season over that span.... Became the third Indians hurler over the last 65 years to notch at least 16 wins across their first 20 decisions in a season, joining Cliff Lee (2005, 08) and Charles Nagy (1996)...Since the start of the 2016 season, Kluber has gone 17-3 with a 2.47 ERA (47ER/171.1IP) in 25 starts against A.L. Central opponents...His 2.47 ERA against the A.L. Central is the second-lowest intradivisional ERA in that span [min 125.0 IP]...Went 10-2 with a 1.81 ERA (23ER/114.2IP) at Progressive Field, which was the lowest home ERA in the A.L. & second-lowest in MLB this season...Kluber's 1.81 ERA at home was the lowest home mark by an Indians pitcher (min. 80.0IP) since Gaylord Perry posted a 1.77 home ERA in 1972...Was named to the American League All-Star team for the second time in his career (also 2016)...Became the first Tribe righthanded starting pitcher to earn consecutive All-Star nods since Early Wynn did so in three straight years from 1955-57...Tossed three complete game shutouts (3-hitter April 21 at CWS & June 19 at BAL; 5-hitter Sept. 12 vs. DET)...Now owns 6 career complete game/shutouts and 15 complete games... Recorded his 1,000th career strikeout on June 14 at Progressive Field against Los Angeles-NL...Marked Kluber's 148th career appearance, making him the fastest pitcher in Indians history to reach the 1,000 strikeout mark...Became just the seventh pitcher in MLB history to record 1,000 strikeouts by their 150th career appearance...Struck out 10-plus batters in five consecutive starts from June 14 through July 4, which set a new franchise record, surpassing Bob Feller's previous record of four such starts from the end of 1938 through the start of 1939...Tied his own record by posting another 5 straight double-digit strikeout games, July 15-August 8...Worked a pair of back-to-back complete games on August 3 vs. New York-AL and August 8 vs. Colorado...Struck out 10+ batters in both games, becoming the first Indians pitcher to throw back-to-back complete games with 10-or-more strikeouts since John Farrell did so on August 11 & 17, 1989...Recorded eight-or-more strikeouts in 14 consecutive starts from June 1 through August 13, becoming one of just three pitchers in MLB history to record a streak of 14-or-more starts with 8-plus strikeouts, joining Randy Johnson (3x) and Pedro Martinez (2x)...It marked the 3rd-longest single-season streak in MLB history...Reached 200 strikeouts for the season in his start on August 23 vs. Boston ...Is also one of three players in club history to record 200+ strikeouts in four consecutive seasons (Bob Feller, 1938-1941 and Sam McDowell, 1965-1970)...Kluber also became the fastest pitcher in Indians history to reach 200 strikeouts, needing just 147.0 innings to do so…The previous fastest mark belonged to Sam McDowell, who reached 200 strikeouts in 1965 after 161.1 innings...Also became the third pitcher in Club history to post multiple 250-strikeout campaigns (also 2014), joining Sam McDowell (1965, 68-70) and Hall of Famer Bob Feller (1940-41, 46)...Did not allow a walk in his last 127 PA's against a RHH dating back to August 13th…Opponents are hitting .205 against him (311/1520) since the start of 2016 (Rank: 3rd MLB)…OPS of .556 allowed was 2nd-lowest in MLB…Recorded an ERA of 1.55 in the first inning (5ER/29 IP)...Batters hit .197 (45/228) off him with runners on base (lowest in A.L) and .228 (26/114) with RISP (7th-lowest in the league)...Batters hit .148 (47/317) when behind in the count...His .818 winning pct. was 2nd-best in the A.L. and 6th-best single-season mark in club history...His .869 WHIP and 202 adjusted ERA+ were second-lowest marks in club history next to Addie Joss' historic 1908 season (.806, 204)...His 6.23 hits/9 IP allowed was the 8th-lowest single-season mark in club history, the lowest since Tiant (5.295) & McDowell (6.056) in 1968...His 1.79 ERA in the second half was the lowest in the Major Leagues (min 80 IP)...Since 1913 using those same standards, he owns 2 of the 6 lowest second half ERAs in club history in addition to his second half of the 2014 season (1.73)...Had a rough ALDS, going 0-1 w/a 12.79 ERA in 2 starts (6.1IP, 10H, 9R/ER, 3BB, 10SO)...His 2.2IP in game 2 vs. NYY was his shortest start of 2017 and his 6 runs equaled a season-high (done once).
Had another Cy Young-caliber season, again leading the team in virtually every pitching category while finishing among Major League pitching leaders in wins (18, T5th), innings pitched (215.0, 8th) and strikeouts (227, 8th)…Topped the 200.0 IP plateau for the third straight season despite missing his last start of the season due to a right quadriceps injury suffered during his last start in Detroit on Sept. 26…Was amongst the top ten in many American League pitching categories (box at right) and entered into the echelon of franchise pitching greats in career double-digit strikeout games...Finished third in the BBWAA A.L. Cy Young voting behind Rick Porcello and Justin Verlander... Named starting pitcher on the Sporting News American League All-Star team...Really hit his stride in early July, going 10-1 with a 2.41 ERA over his final 15 starts (101.0IP, 78H, 27ER, 30BB, 113SO, .213avg) from July 8 thru the end of the season and won a career-best 7 straight decisions from July 8-August 21 (10GS, all quality)… Was named the AL Pitcher of the Month for August after going 5-0 with a 2.43 ERA (11ER/40.2IP) in six starts...Marked the second time in his career to earn Pitcher of the Month honors, as he also received the award in September of 2014...Went 9-1 with a 2.52 ERA in 14 second half starts (93.0IP, 73H, 26ER), the third-lowest ERA in the A.L. after the All-Star break…Went 9-2 w/a 2.37 ERA in 13 starts vs. A.L. Central opponents (23ER/87.1IP/9QS) and went 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 4 starts vs. the Detroit Tigers (7ER/28.0IP), including his second career complete game, shutout on May 4 in Progressive Field (9.0IP, 5H, 2BB, 7SO)…Tossed his third career shutout on June 21 vs. Tampa Bay, a 3-hit, 9-strikeout performance...Enjoyed three double-digit strikeout games on the season, the last of which came on Sept. 11 at Minnesota, giving him 24 for his career which is now tied for fourth all-time in franchise history with Luis Tiant, behind only Sam McDowell (71), Bob Feller (51) and Herb Score (26)…Fanned a season-high 11 on August 31 vs. Minnesota…His 741 strikeouts since the 2014 season are 2nd-most in MLB… With his strikeout of Miguel Cabrera on September 16 marked the 921st strikeout of his career, moving him into sole possession of 11th on the Indians all-time list, surpassing Addie Joss (920)…Has worked 200.0 innings for the third straight season, becoming the first Indians hurler to have three straight seasons of 200+ innings since Jake Westbrook did so from 2004-06. ‹ Allowed just one earned run on two hits with 10 strikeouts over 8.0 innings of work on April 23 at Detroit (third time career, 10K, 0BB)...Joined Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson as the only players in Major League history with three starts of 10-or-more strikeouts, no walks & two hits or fewer…Now owns 16 career starts (5 in 2016) of at least 6.0IP and 0 runs allowed, only Cliff Lee (17) and CC Sabathia (27) have compiled more while pitching for Cleveland since 1975. ‹ Was named to the American League All-Star Team by KC Manager Ned Yost, making his first career appearance at the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego on July 12...Earned the win in the American League's 4-2 victory after working a perfect 2nd inning for the AL with one strikeout…Joined Bartolo Colon (1998), Bob Feller (1946) and Mel Harder (1934) as Cleveland All-Star game victors…Went 9-8 with a 3.61 ERA in 18 first half starts (49ER/122.0IP)...Went 8-4 with a 3.03 ERA (35ER/104.0IP) in 16 starts away from Progressive Field this season, the 8th-lowest road ERA in the A.L…Went 10-5 with a 3.24 ERA in 16 home starts (40ER/111.0IP), good enough for the 8th-lowest home ERA in the league…Limited right-handed batters to a .206 (85-412, .261OB%) average against, the 2nd-lowest mark in the A.L… Batters hit .238 (63-265) off him with runners on base and .233 (30-129) with RISP…Batters hit just .175 (55-314) off him when ahead in the count… Batters hit just .121 (51-421) with two strikes (MLB Rank: 4th)…Did not allow a run in the first inning in any of his last 9 starts dating back to August 16...Runners were 4-for-11 off him in stolen bases for the entire season (7 caught stealing, T-5th most in A.L.)..His 99.66 pitches per start ranked 10th in the league. ‹ Kluber further added to his exemplary 2016 in October, going 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA in 6 Postseason starts (34.1IP, 28H, 7ER, 8BB, 35SO), throwing on 3-days rest four times, including all 3 World Series starts...Threw six shutout innings in the Indians' Game 1 World Series win, lowering his then Postseason ERA to 0.74, the only other pitchers in MLB history to have at least three wins and an ERA that low in his first four career postseason starts were Christy Mathewson for the Giants in the 1905 and 1911 World Series (4-0, 0.25 ERA) and Cliff Lee in 2009 for the Phillies (3-0, 0.54 ERA)...In that Game 1 World Series start, became the first player to strike out at least eight batters in the first three innings of a postseason game (over 1500 Postseason games have been played).
Despite his 9-16 record, Kluber followed up his 2014 A.L. Cy Young Award campaign with another impressive season, tallying 245 strikeouts and posting a 3.49 ERA (86ER/222.0IP), 13th-lowest ERA in the A.L...Limited opposing hitters to a career-low .231 (189-for-819) average against and boasted a career-low 1.05 WHIP...Held right-handed hitters to a .197 (77-for-390) clip, 2nd-lowest among A.L. hurlers, 6th-lowest in MLB...Recorded a career low walks-per-9.0IP ratio (1.82) and set a new single-season career-high strikeouts-to-walks ratio (5.44)...Put together his strongest month of 2015 in July, going 3-2 with a 2.91 ERA (15ER/46.1IP) in six outings... The Indians scored just 82 runs in support of Kluber (3.32 RSA) and plated 2-or-fewer runs in 21 of his 32 starts...Twice carried no-hit bids into the 7th inning, as St. Louis' Jhonny Peralta (May 13) and Minnesota's Joe Mauer (Aug. 9) each tallied 2-out singles to break them up...Did not earn his first win until May 13 against St. Louis, striking out a career-high 18 batters in 8.0 scoreless innings (1H, 0BB)...Became one of 5 different pitchers in Major League history to strike out 18-or-more batters without allowing a walk, joining Luis Tiant (1X), Roger Clemens (3x), Randy Johnson (2x) and Kerry Wood (1x)...First Indians pitcher since Luis Tiant did so on July 3, 1968 against MIN (19SO, 0BB, 10.0IP)...According to Elias , only one other pitcher in MLB history has recorded 18+ K's in an outing of no more than 8.0 innings: Seattle's Randy Johnson on Sept. 27, 1992 at Texas (8.0IP, 6H, 2R-ER, 4BB, 18SO)...The 18 K's matched the franchise record for a 9.0-inning game, originally set by Bob Feller in Game 1 of a DH on Oct. 2, 1938 vs. DET...Were the most by any MLB pitcher in a game since Milwaukee's Ben Sheets struck out 18 on May 16, 2004 against ATL and the most in an A.L. game since Toronto's Roger Clemens struck out 18 on Aug. 25, 1998 against KC...Kluber set new career-highs before the All-Star break with 133.1IP, 154 strikeouts and a K's per 9.0IP ratio of 10.40...Was the first Cleveland hurler to log 132.0+ innings of work and post a 3.50 ERA or lower before the All-Star break since Charles Nagy in 1992 (138.2IP, 2.40 ERA)...The 154 K's are the 7th-most by any Indians hurler at the All-Star break, most since Sam McDowell tallied 183 K's before the break in 1970...The right-hander logged a single-season career-high 4 complete games in 2015 (tied for A.L. lead)...Worked consecutive complete games against the Twins on Aug. 9 and Aug. 14...Became the first Indians pitcher to toss CGs in consecutive starts since Roberto Hernandez in Sept. 2010...First Indians pitcher since Gaylord Perry in 1974 (May 19-23) to toss consecutive complete games while allowing 3-or-fewer hits...Kluber recorded 5 K's in his start on April 27 against Kansas City, reaching 500 career strikeouts in his 80th career game... 39th Indians pitcher to reach 500 punchouts in Indians franchise history...Became the second-fastest Tribe pitcher to reach 500 K's in franchise history behind Herb score (68 games) and 5th-fastest among active pitchers (STATS)...With 9 strikeouts in a 6-4 loss to Boston on Aug. 19, Kluber surpassed the 200-K mark (202 K's) for the second consecutive season (269 K's in 2014)...Became the seventh pitcher in club history to record consecutive 200 strikeout seasons, first since Bartolo Colon from 2000-01...In four starts from May 13-28, he registered 50 strikeouts...According to Elias, Kluber is the first pitcher in Indians history with 50 K's over a 4-start span that occurred in the same season (May 13-28)...First MLB pitcher to pull the trick since Arizona's Randy Johnson in 2004 (54 K's, Aug. 15-31)...Fanned 11 batters and did not issue a walk in a 2-1 loss to Chicago-NL on August 24...Was the fourth time in Kluber's career that he has tallied 10-or-more K's without issuing a free pass - most in Indians franchise history...Is the only active MLB pitcher to have at least 11-or-more wins and not a single loss in double-digit SO games...Did not start from August 30-Sept. 16 due to a strained right hamstring suffered in Toronto bullpen session on Aug. 31...Lost 5 straight decisions, Apr. 6-May 7 (18 runs for, 7GS), four straight decisions two different times (June 3-20, 6 runs support, 4GS; Aug. 19-Sept. 28, 21 runs provided, 6GS)...Held batters to a .213 average against in the second half.
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/[email protected] 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- reference.com, 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).
?ent 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). ?luber 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).