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The Wheelhouse: Closer Watch

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Director of Media for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire's shows on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210).

With approximately one-quarter of the MLB season now in the books, itís time for the first in-season Closer Watch of 2017.

Letís begin with a skills/stats table, which is displaying stats for each pitcher over the past calendar year. The rankings are tiered, and the overall rank among all closers is noted in the second column on the left.


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