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The Closer Report Power Rankings: 06.18.2012

The Closer Report Power Rankings: 06.18.2012

The Closer Report: Closer Power Rankings Every two weeks throughout the baseball season, The Closer Report will provide the Closer Report Power Rankings. These power rankings are not based on a closer’s legacy, name, or team. It’s based on a formula that considers the pitchers historical stats, current stats, reliability, injury, and more importantly what the closer is doing recently. Brought to you by www.thecloserreport.com Last Updated 6/17/2012 Rank Closer Details 1 Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves Prev. Rank: 3 Sv W ERA WHIP SO 2012 Statistics 19/20 0 1.44 0.88 42 Kimbrel notched three more saves … Read entire article »

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The Closer Report Power Rankings: 06.4.2012

The Closer Report Power Rankings: 06.4.2012

The Closer Report: Closer Power Rankings Every two weeks throughout the baseball season, The Closer Report will provide the Closer Report Power Rankings. These power rankings are not based on a closer’s legacy, name, or team. It’s based on a formula that considers the pitchers historical stats, current stats, reliability, injury, and more importantly what the closer is doing recently. Brought to you by www.thecloserreport.com Last Updated 6/03/2012 Rank Closer Details 1 Jim Johnson, Baltimore Orioles Prev. Rank: 1 Sv W ERA WHIP SO 2012 Statistics 17/17 0 0.78 0.74 14 Johnson had a slow two weeks … Read entire article »

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2012 Player Profile: Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves

2012 Player Profile: Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves

Craig Kimbrel splashed onto the scene in 2011 and simply dominated.  Granted he had some bad outings and battled inconsistency throughout the season that led to 8 blown saves. Still, the raining rookie of the year notched a record 46 saves for the Braves, was an All-Star, and managed 127 strikeouts.  His ERA was only 2.10 throughout all that and his WHIP was even more impressive at 1.04.  Kimbrel is an outstanding closer with the potential to … Read entire article »

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10 Value Pick Closers For Fantasy Drafts

10 Value Pick Closers For Fantasy Drafts

2011 offers a surplus of value pick closers.  Here are ten closers you need to eye in your fantasy draft for the best value for your pick. (No particular order) ADP statistics provided by www.mockdraftcentral.com. Craig Kimbrel, Atl – ADP: 282.  Kimbrel is going on average in the 24th round.  We are talking about the flame throwing Braves closer.  A Braves closer should never go that late in the draft.  Steal him in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Arizona D-Backs, Atlanta Braves, Brandon League, Chicago White Sox, Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Frank Francisco, J.J. Putz, Jason Motte, Joe Nathan, Jonathan Broxton, LA Dodgers, Matt Thornton, Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nats

Top 10 Sleeper Closers For 2011

Top 10 Sleeper Closers For 2011

1. Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves – This guy is the right-handed version of Billy Wagner.  With a 98MPH fastball and a propensity to strikeout batters, Kimbrel has what it takes to close.  He’s on a great team that will provide him with plenty of save opportunities.  He also lacked any serious competition in the Braves bullpen, though Venters is slightly capable. 2. Drew Storen, Washington Nationals – Last year I felt some heat with discussing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Andrew Bailey, Arizona D-Backs, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Brandon League, Chicago White Sox, Chris Perez, Chris Sale, Cleveland Indians, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Storen, Featured, Frank Francisco, Houston Astros, J.J. Putz, Jason Motte, Jonathan Broxton, LA Dodgers, LAA Angels, Oakland A's, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nats

Craig Kimbrel closing in Atlanta?

Craig Kimbrel closing in Atlanta?

Billy Wagner retired after the 2010 season and what a shame.  He arguably had one of the finest years of his career and now he wrapped up to spend more time with his family.  God bless you Billy.  Now the Atlanta Braves must move on and they have to find a new closer.  While the Braves have a fine bullpen and a few good candidates for the job, Craig Kimbrel seems to be the favorite.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: Atlanta Braves, Craig Kimbrel