Friday, June 21, 2013

NL King - Top 5 Closers So Far

Today we finish the Top 5 articles by looking at the closers. Again the stats are reflective through the games played June 16th.

Coming in at # 5 is Jonathan Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon - 0W, 13SV, 1.46 ERA, 0.69 Ratio, 23K in 24 2/3 IP
Not his fault he only has 13 saves. Could be trade bait come July as the Phils I think are heading to a rebuilding plan.

Coming in at #4 is Edward Mujica

Edward Mujica - 0W, 19SV, 1.82 ERA, 0.64 Ratio, 27K in 29 2/3 IP
This will be a 1 year wonder but if you have Mujica this year feel like the Roto Gods are smiling on you. Come July 31st I expect the Cards might trade for a proven closer for down the stretch and for them hopefully deep in the playoffs.

Coming in at #3 Craig Kimbrel

Craig Kimbrel - 2W, 19SV, 1.71 ERA, 1.03 Ratio, 37K in 26 1/3 IP
His K's are still excellent but not the ridiculous numbers they were last year.

Coming in at #2 Arodolis Chapman

Arodolis Chapman - 3W, 17SV, 2.10 ERA, 1.00 Ratio, 52K in 30 IP
One would think Chapman & Kimbrel will be elite closers in the NL for at least the next 5 years but then again with closers you never know.

And at #1 we have drum roll please

#1 is Jason Grilli, Jason Grilli is that right?

Yes it is

Jason Grilli - 0W, 25SV, 0.88 ERA, 0.78 Ratio, 51K in 30 2/3 IP
The journeyman reliever / 1st time closer is having a Joe Hardy like season. For those of you who don't know who Joe Hardy is please get some more culture outside of Fantasy Baseball.

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