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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25 13
Edwin Diaz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Seattle Mariners

2
25 13
Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
New York Yankees

3
18 7
Roberto Osuna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Toronto Blue Jays

4
24 13
Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Atlanta Braves

5
22 12
Kenley Jansen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Los Angeles Dodgers

6
18 10
Blake Treinen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Blake Treinen Oakland Athletics

7
16 9
Felipe Vazquez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Pittsburgh Pirates

8
16 9
Sean Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Washington Nationals

9
15 9
Brad Hand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Cleveland Indians

10
14 9
Raisel Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Cincinnati Reds

11
17 12
Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Colorado Rockies

12
14 10
Jeurys Familia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Oakland Athletics

13
13 9
Brandon Morrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Chicago Cubs

14
15 12
Fernando Rodney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Minnesota Twins

15
12 9
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Washington Nationals

16
12 9
Álex Colomé is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Seattle Mariners

17
12 12
Cody Allen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Cleveland Indians

18
11 11
Corey Knebel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Milwaukee Brewers

19
10 11
Ken Giles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Houston Astros

20
9 10
Arodys Vizcaíno is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Atlanta Braves

21
9 10
Joakim Soria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Milwaukee Brewers

22
10 12
Seranthony Dominguez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Seranthony Dominguez Philadelphia Phillies

23
10 12
Shane Greene is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Shane Greene Detroit Tigers

24
8 10
Blake Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Blake Parker Los Angeles Angels

25
11 14
Keone Kela is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current MLB Closers
Keone Kela Texas Rangers