Looking at the NL leaders in saves, its quite fitting that Aroldis Chapman and Craig Kimbrel are tied for the league lead in saves. It seldomly works out that the two best relievers in a respective league, let alone in all of baseball, also have the most saves in a league. Both have performed well enough to be mentioned in the discussion for the NL Cy Young. Neither will win, but they will both receive votes when the awards are voted on after this season. While one of these two has a distinct edge, there is no doubt both pitchers deserve credit for a tremendous season. Hopefully it continues into the postseason, as these are two pitchers who will be fun to watch in October.
Neither pitcher should be ashamed of their numbers this season, but Kimbrel has the advantage. Kimbrel has a better ERA (1.18-1.60), WHIP (0.675-0.798), hits/9 IP (3.7-4.5), BB/9 IP (2.4-2.7) and Ks/9 IP (16.5-15.9). Chapman has more IP (67 2/3-53 1/3) an