Found June 09, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
Through the first week of June, the list of the saves leaders throughout baseball for the year is compiled of the usual suspects. Mariano Rivera, the all-time saves leader, is up there in what will be his final season, Jim Johnson is nearing the top spot that he secured last year with 51 saves, and players like Joe Nathan, Craig Kimbrel, Sergio Romo, and Aroldis Chapman are all included on the list. However, none of those names listed actually lead the Majors in saves. The man who is sitting on top of the metaphorical “saves mountain” is Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jason Grilli. Grilli, now 36, has compiled 23 saves thus far in the same amount of opportunities, and has done this with incredible efficiency. With 46 strikeouts in 26.2 innings pitched, his K/9 of 15.0 is third in the Majors (for relievers, minimum 20 IP) behind Chapman and Andrew Miller of the Boston Red Sox.  Grilli’s K/BB rate is also high, ranking in the top 10 with a 7.67 [46 K/6 BB]. The current single season saves ...
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