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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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Edwin Diaz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Edwin Diaz Seattle Mariners

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Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves

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Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Aroldis Chapman New York Yankees

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Kenley Jansen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Kenley Jansen Los Angeles Dodgers

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Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Wade Davis Colorado Rockies

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Blake Treinen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Blake Treinen Oakland Athletics

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

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

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Sean Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Sean Doolittle Washington Nationals

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Brad Brach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Brad Brach Baltimore Orioles

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Felipe Vazquez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Felipe Vazquez Pittsburgh Pirates

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Seranthony Dominguez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Seranthony Dominguez Philadelphia Phillies

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Brandon Morrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Brandon Morrow Chicago Cubs

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Brad Boxberger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Brad Boxberger Arizona Diamondbacks

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Cody Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Cody Allen Cleveland Indians

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Keone Kela is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Keone Kela Texas Rangers

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Roberto Osuna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Roberto Osuna Toronto Blue Jays

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Blake Parker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Blake Parker Los Angeles Angels

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Raisel Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Raisel Iglesias Cincinnati Reds

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Shane Greene is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Shane Greene Detroit Tigers

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Jeurys Familia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Jeurys Familia Oakland Athletics

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Joakim Soria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Joakim Soria Milwaukee Brewers

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Álex Colomé is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Álex Colomé Seattle Mariners

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Bud Norris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Bud Norris St. Louis Cardinals

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Arodys Vizcaíno is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Arodys Vizcaíno Atlanta Braves

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Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Kelvin Herrera Washington Nationals

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Hunter Strickland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Hunter Strickland Hunter Strickland

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Corey Knebel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Corey Knebel Milwaukee Brewers

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Ken Giles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Ken Giles Houston Astros

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