Where Craig Kimbrel Ranks Among the Top Closers in the Game

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Where Craig Kimbrel Ranks Among the Top Closers in the Game
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2011 National League Rookie of the Year Craig Kimbrel.

After a spectacular rookie season that exceeded all realistic expectations by both fans and management, Craig Kimbrel has already put himself into the top tier of closers in all of baseball. Kimbrel's dominance in pressure situations, blazing fastball and ability to rack up strikeouts have made him one of the game's most exciting players as well.

This article takes a look at where Kimbrel ranks among the top eight closers in the game based on their 2011 seasons' as well as their past success.

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