Top 10 MLB Closers

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Being a closer in the major leagues is probably one of the toughest jobs. Also, one of the coolest. You’re running onto the field with the game on the line, the whole crowd on their feet cheering to your intro song…nothing could be more exhilarating. Check out this list of the top closers in the game, who handle the pressure better than anyone else.

GP = Games Played, SV = Saves, BS = Blown Saves, WHIP = Walks Plus Hits Per Innings Pitched

#10 – Greg Holland – Kansas City Royals – 36 GP, 22 SV, 2 BS, 0.91 WHIP

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#9 – Rafael Soriano – Washington Nationals – 40 GP, 25 SV, 4 BS, 1.18 WHIP

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#8 – Jim Johnson – Baltimore Orioles – 47 GP, 33 SV, 6 BS, 1.28 WHIP

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#7 – Grant Balfour – Oakland Athletics – 40 GP, 25 SV, 0 BS, 1.03 WHIP

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#6 – Jason Grilli – Pittsburgh Pirates – 43 GP, 29 SV, 1 BS, 0.86 WHIP

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#5 – Edward Mujica – St. Louis Cardinals – 41 GP, 26 SV, 2 BS, 0.73 WHIP

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#4 – Joe Nathan – Texas Rangers – 41 GP, 30 SV, 1 BS, 0.76 WHIP

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#3 – Aroldis Chapman – Cincinnati Reds – 42 GP, 21 SV, 3 BS, 1.11 WHIP

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#2 – Craig Kimbrel – Atlanta Braves – 36 GP, 26 SV, 3 BS, 0.99 WHIP

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#1 – Mariano Rivera – New York Yankees – 38 GP, 30 SV, 2 BS, 1.25 WHIP

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Top 10 MLB Closers