Chapman is rolling early in 2013
The baseball season is young, but there is still plenty of talk amongst "baseball people" about who the best teams and players in baseball are. David Schoenfield of ESPN.com put out his list, ranking Major League Baseball's current closers today and it's no surprise that the Reds Aroldis Chapman is very near to the top. In fact, he comes in at number two behind Atlanta's Craig Kilborn Kimbrel and just in front of the legendary Mariano Rivera.
Here's what Schoenfield had to say about Chapman:
2. Aroldis Chapman, Reds I'm actually breaking my own rule here since Chapman has only been a closer for less than one season. But unless his control suddenly abandons him, he's obviously the real deal after striking out 122 in 71.2 innings last season. Before becoming a closer: Lacked the secondary pitches and stamina to make it as a starter.
Schoenfield includes Chapman on his list of proven closers despite the fact that he has only been in the c...