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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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44 28
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Atlanta Braves
2
39 26
Edwin Diaz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Seattle Mariners
3
44 31
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
New York Yankees
4
39 28
Kenley Jansen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Los Angeles Dodgers
5
28 20
Roberto Osuna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Toronto Blue Jays
6
24 18
Felipe Vazquez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Pittsburgh Pirates
7
21 16
Shane Greene is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Shane Greene Detroit Tigers
8
25 21
Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Colorado Rockies
9
23 19
Brad Hand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Cleveland Indians
10
21 18
Sean Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Washington Nationals
11
21 19
Brandon Morrow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Chicago Cubs
12
22 21
Blake Treinen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Oakland Athletics
13
18 18
Raisel Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Cincinnati Reds
14
16 17
Corey Knebel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Milwaukee Brewers
15
17 19
Jeurys Familia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Oakland Athletics
16
12 14
Joakim Soria is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Milwaukee Brewers
17
17 20
Fernando Rodney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Minnesota Twins
18
15 18
Ken Giles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Houston Astros
19
14 18
Álex Colomé is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Seattle Mariners
20
13 17
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Washington Nationals
21
13 18
Keone Kela is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Keone Kela Texas Rangers
22
12 17
Brad Boxberger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Arizona Diamondbacks
23
10 15
Arodys Vizcaíno is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Atlanta Braves
24
13 19
Cody Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Cleveland Indians
25
9 14
Blake Parker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Blake Parker Los Angeles Angels