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AL Central Closers: Who is the king of the pen?

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3. David Robertson (Chicago White Sox)

Feb 28, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher David Robertson poses for a portrait during photo day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Stats

Saves: 34, ERA: 3.65, WHIP: 1.18, Innings Pitched: 64.1, K/9: 13.4

Robertson is the only new member to this group in 2015.

He’s only been a closer for one year and had to fill the shoes of the greatest closer of all time in Mariano Rivera after he retired from the New York Yankees.

Robertson performed well enough to land a 4-year, $46 million contract from the White Sox this offseason.

He throws heat and his ability to miss bats are just a couple of the reasons why some experts consider the White Sox contenders for the Wild Card as well as the AL Central championship this season.

Being how he just signed a 4-year deal, Robertson is the closer and is entrenched in that position for the White Sox for the foreseeable future. This is a good thing for the White Sox as they lacked stability at the back end of their bullpen last year.

Robertson has a real shot at breaking the 40-save mark for the White Sox and being the league leader.

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