Current Sports The Best Current MLB Closers  

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List Rules From the hardest throwers to strikeout leaders, who's the best closer in the MLB right now?

Notching saves and solidifying wins for the starting pitcher (and their team), MLB closers play an important role in baseball. Not only must they come in and shut things down late in the game, but they're also expected to do it as quick as possible—avoiding baserunners and walks. Nevertheless, the best current closers in baseball do it on a regular basis, and that's why they hold such an key spot in the roster. Of all the top pitchers playing today, though, who closes things out better than the rest? 

Easily topping the list of best current closers are Kenley Jansen and Craig Kimbrel, as they're two of the most lights-out pitchers in the game right now—even among starters. Then you have Aroldis Chapman of the Yankees, who's one of the hardest throwing pitchers in the league—lest we forget Wade Davis, Blake Treinen. and phenom Edwin Diaz. Of course, these are far from the only closing pitchers shining in the MLB right now. Who do you think is the best current closer in baseball?

Vote up your top choices for best closers below and feel free to add others who may be missing from the list. 

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Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
New York Yankees

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13 3
Edwin Diaz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Edwin Diaz Seattle Mariners

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11 3
Kenley Jansen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Los Angeles Dodgers

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11 3
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Atlanta Braves

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7 1
Brandon Morrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Chicago Cubs

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7 2
Sean Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Washington Nationals

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9 4
Blake Treinen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Blake Treinen Oakland Athletics

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10 6
Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Colorado Rockies

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8 4
Felipe Vazquez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Felipe Vazquez Pittsburgh Pirates

10
8 4
Fernando Rodney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Minnesota Twins

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7 3
Brad Hand is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Cleveland Indians

12
7 4
Keone Kela is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Keone Kela Texas Rangers

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7 4
Raisel Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Raisel Iglesias Cincinnati Reds

14
6 3
Jeurys Familia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Oakland Athletics

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5 2
Roberto Osuna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Roberto Osuna Toronto Blue Jays

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5 2
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Washington Nationals

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5 2
Álex Colomé is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Seattle Mariners

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5 2
Joakim Soria is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Milwaukee Brewers

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5 2
Bud Norris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
St. Louis Cardinals

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5 3
Arodys Vizcaíno is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Atlanta Braves

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5 3
Brad Brach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Baltimore Orioles

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5 3
Blake Parker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Blake Parker Los Angeles Angels

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6 6
Brad Boxberger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Arizona Diamondbacks

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6 6
Shane Greene is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Shane Greene Detroit Tigers

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6 7
Cody Allen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Cleveland Indians

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4 5
Seranthony Dominguez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Seranthony Dominguez Philadelphia Phillies

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3 5
Corey Knebel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Milwaukee Brewers

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2 5
Ken Giles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Ken Giles Houston Astros

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2 6
Hunter Strickland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Hunter Strickland

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0 8
Brad Ziegler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Miami Marlins