When Mariano Rivera (New York Yankees – 652 Saves) joins Trevor Hoffman (San Diego Padres – 601 Saves) in retirement, it will give way for the next generation of elite closers. Leading the way is Atlanta Braves closer, Craig Kimbrel, who has already saved 139 games with a 1.39 ERA in his young 3-year career.
Career Highlights & Accolades
3x All-Star Selection
2011 National League Rookie of the Year
2012 National League Rolaids Relief Man Award
2013 Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Year
Major League Baseball record for most saves by a rookie in a single season