AL Central Closers: Who is the king of the pen?
By Brett Pnazek
1. Greg Holland (Kansas City Royals)
Mar 10, 2015; Surprise, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Greg Holland (56) on the mound during a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Surprise Stadium. The White Sox beat the Royals 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports
Saves: 46, ERA: 1.44, WHIP: .914, Innings Pitched: 62.1, K/9: 13.0
Holland is No. 1 on this list, because he is arguably the best closer in the American League if not all of baseball.
He doesn’t walk guys and he is more than capable of stranding runners with his ability to strike guys out.
While there have been rumors that the Royals may be shopping Holland due to their depth in the bullpen that is the only way that Holland will be removed from the closer role.
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