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Jonny Venters (Atlanta Braves)
Forty-nine K in 45.1 IP is enough to state his case.
Brian Wilson (San Francisco Giants)
Despite missing the start of the season, still second in the NL in saves.
Craig Kimbrel (Atlanta Braves)
Tied with Brian Wilson in saves but more importantly has 58 K in 37 IP.
Mike Adams (San Diego Padres)
Has allowed just five ER in 32 appearances.
Joel Hanrahan (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Perfect in SVO thus far, has been what the Buccos have needed to close out ball games in 2011.
Tyler Clippard (Washington Nationals)
The Nats' "Mr. Do Everything Man" has a 1.94 ERA and 53 K in 41.2 IP.
Heath Bell (San Diego Padres)
Still as dominant as ever with 18 saves and a 2.79 ERA.
Ian Kennedy (Arizona Diamondbacks)
His 7-2 record and 2.98 ERA are one reason the D-Backs are in the NL West hunt.
Daniel Hudson (Arizona Diamondbacks)
His 8-5 mark and 3.56 ERA are another reason the D-Backs are in the NL West hunt.
Jaime Garcia (St. Louis Cardinals)
Just 6-2 due to some tough decisions, but his 3.19 ERA is near elite.
Cliff Lee (Philadelphia Phillies)
Second in the NL in strikeouts, plus stands in with seven wins.
Jair Jurrjens (Atlanta Braves)
Early Cy Young candidate with a 9-3 record and a 2.11 ERA.
Shaun Marcum (Milwaukee Brewers)
Continues to stymie opposing hitters and keep the ball in the park.
Cole Hamels (Philadelphia Phillies)
9-3 with a 2.51 ERA and 103 K in 104 IP.
Anibal Sanchez (Florida Marlins)
6-1 with a 2.90 ERA and 101 K in 99.1 IP.