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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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29 18
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
New York Yankees
2
20 11
Roberto Osuna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Toronto Blue Jays
3
25 16
Kenley Jansen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Los Angeles Dodgers
4
25 17
Edwin Diaz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Seattle Mariners
5
26 19
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Atlanta Braves
6
17 11
Felipe Vazquez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Pittsburgh Pirates
7
19 13
Blake Treinen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Oakland Athletics
8
16 11
Brandon Morrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Chicago Cubs
9
16 12
Sean Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Washington Nationals
10
15 11
Raisel Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Cincinnati Reds
11
18 15
Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Colorado Rockies
12
15 12
Jeurys Familia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Oakland Athletics
13
13 10
Álex Colomé is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Seattle Mariners
14
15 13
Brad Hand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Cleveland Indians
15
12 10
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Washington Nationals
16
15 14
Fernando Rodney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Minnesota Twins
17
11 11
Corey Knebel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Milwaukee Brewers
18
12 13
Cody Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Cleveland Indians
19
11 12
Seranthony Dominguez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Philadelphia Phillies
20
9 10
Arodys Vizcaíno is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Atlanta Braves
21
9 10
Blake Parker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Blake Parker Los Angeles Angels
22
12 14
Keone Kela is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Keone Kela Texas Rangers
23
9 11
Joakim Soria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Milwaukee Brewers
24
10 13
Shane Greene is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Shane Greene Detroit Tigers
25
10 13
Ken Giles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Houston Astros