AL Central Closers: Who is the king of the pen?
2. Cody Allen (Cleveland Indians)
Sep 7, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen (37) pitches during the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. The Indians won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Saves: 24, ERA: 2.07, WHIP: 1.06, Innings Pitched: 69.2, K/9: 11.8
In his first season as the closer for the Tribe, Allen found great success. While his save numbers were the lowest of this group he was the second most dominant pitcher when looking at all the stats.
Though Allen did the job last year the Indians do not have any great financial obligations to him so if he struggles he could be replaced.
That being said Allen will go into the year entrenched as the closer and unless he goes the way of Joe Nathan he will remain in that role.
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