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MLB Network names Craig Kimbrel the third best relief pitcher in baseball

More than just a crazy windup; he’s one of the best late game performers!

MLB: Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Craig Kimbrel is the final player to join Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, Dustin Pedroia, and Chris Sale as the Red Sox representatives for MLB Networks Top 10 Right Now!

Relief pitchers (usually) are the last ones to pitch in a game and fittingly they were the last group to be ranked. If you watched Kimbrel pitch in 2017 you may wonder why he isn’t number one, but the list is full of elite pitchers. In the end, trailing Kenley Jansen and Andrew Miller isn’t anything to be ashamed about.

1. Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers

2. Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians

3. Craig Kimbrel, Boston Red Sox

4. Chad Green, New York Yankees

5. Archie Bradley, Arizona Diamondbacks

6. Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles

7. Corey Knebel, Milwaukee Brewers

8. Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees

9. Brad Hand, San Diego Padres

10. Raisel Iglesias, Cincinnati Reds

With pitchers and catcher reporting today signs of baseball season will start appearing with rapid speed.

And the guy who comes in to finish the game is ready to get back to work.