2014 Fantasy Baseball Closer Rankings

Feb 21, 2014


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Here’s the first look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends’ Closer Rankings.
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1. Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves
Craig Kimbrel has a 1.48 ERA, a 0.57 WHIP, 138 saves and 341 strikeouts in 206-2/3 innings over the past three seasons. He’s as dominant as they come.
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2. Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds
Aroldis Chapman can throw heat like nobody else. He had 38 saves, a 2.54 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and 112 strikeouts in 63.2 innings lasts year.
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3. Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers
Kenley Jansen had 28 saves, a 1.88 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP and 111 strikeouts in 76.2 innings. He throws gas and has a great rotation to give him leads to protect.
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4. Koji Uehara, Boston Red Sox
Koji Uehara was nearly flawless during the Red Sox’ World Series run. He racked up 21 saves, a 1.09 ERA, a 0.57 WHIP and 101 strikeouts in 74.1 innings.
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5. Greg Holland, Kansas City Royals
Greg Holland had 47 saves, a 1.21 ERA, a 0.87 WHIP and 103 strikeouts in 67 innings. Holland had a ridiculous 0.56 ERA after the All-Star Break.
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6. Trevor Rosenthal, St. Louis Cardinals
Trevor Rosenthal had a 2.63 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, 108 strikeouts and three saves in 75.1 innings. He did not allow a run in 11.2 innings during the playoffs while racking up 18 strikeouts and four saves.
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7. Joe Nathan, Detroit Tigers
Joe Nathan had 43 saves, a 1.39 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP and 73 strikeouts in 64.2 innings. He has 341 saves and a 2.76 ERA throughout his career.
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8. Sergio Romo, San Francisco Giants
Sergio Romo had 38 saves, a 2.54 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and 58 strikeouts. He also has a quality rotation in front of him.
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9. Glen Perkins, Minnesota Twins
Glen Perkins had 36 saves, a 2.30 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 62.2 innings. An improved rotation should work in his favor.
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10. David Robertson, New York Yankees
David Robertson has huge shoes to fill, but he’s got the goods. Robertson had a 2.04 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 66.1 innings last year.
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