• Best Closers Over The Last Six Years

    Posted by on December 17th, 2013 · Comments (0)
    Rk Player WAR GF From To Age G W L SV IP BB SO ERA ERA+ HR BF
    1 Mariano Rivera 16.2 293 2008 2013 38-43 328 20 16 209 330.2 48 316 1.80 242 22 1267
    2 Joe Nathan 11.2 275 2008 2013 33-38 319 14 12 180 310.0 89 357 2.32 183 28 1230
    3 Jim Johnson 10.7 199 2008 2013 25-30 358 18 25 122 395.0 110 264 2.92 148 23 1624
    4 Joakim Soria 10.5 210 2008 2013 24-29 262 12 12 143 270.0 82 294 2.50 170 23 1109
    5 Jonathan Papelbon 10.3 346 2008 2013 27-32 392 25 20 214 400.1 99 465 2.72 159 33 1638
    6 Craig Kimbrel 9.7 187 2010 2013 22-25 231 15 7 139 227.1 82 381 1.39 282 10 883
    7 Grant Balfour 9.6 139 2008 2013 30-35 383 22 14 72 380.1 149 410 2.74 148 31 1528
    8 Brad Ziegler 9.5 120 2008 2013 28-33 401 25 15 32 393.2 140 255 2.40 171 13 1598
    9 Rafael Soriano 8.5 233 2008 2013 28-33 334 11 16 162 325.2 109 331 2.74 149 28 1321
    10 Carlos Marmol 7.7 246 2008 2013 25-30 426 13 24 116 417.1 291 575 3.32 127 29 1814
    11 Sergio Romo 7.6 125 2008 2013 25-30 341 25 17 55 293.2 60 335 2.27 166 22 1160
    12 Greg Holland 7.2 122 2010 2013 24-27 196 14 7 67 212.2 79 291 2.41 172 11 864
    13 Francisco Rodriguez 7.1 253 2008 2013 26-31 398 20 22 158 384.0 164 422 3.02 135 33 1624
    14 Neftali Feliz 7.1 120 2009 2013 21-25 168 10 7 74 210.0 81 205 2.61 172 16 834
    15 Kenley Jansen 6.7 106 2010 2013 22-25 216 12 7 62 222.1 81 347 2.10 177 15 871
    16 Rafael Betancourt 6.6 154 2008 2013 33-38 362 17 17 62 338.0 84 371 3.54 127 39 1380
    17 Aroldis Chapman 6.4 123 2010 2013 22-25 205 15 13 77 198.2 98 324 2.40 167 13 792
    18 Glen Perkins 6.4 119 2008 2013 25-30 253 28 17 54 463.2 119 353 3.96 106 56 1956
    19 Jose Valverde 6.3 326 2008 2013 30-35 352 17 18 188 349.2 143 338 3.11 135 34 1460
    20 Andrew Bailey 6.3 163 2009 2013 25-29 206 11 12 89 218.0 69 227 2.64 160 20 872
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 12/17/2013.

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    I wonder where Greg Holland will be land on this list when it’s sliced from 2010 to 2015? Not bad for a 10th rounder out of Western Carolina University.

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