2013 Position Rankings: Relievers

Projecting which pitchers eventually will star in big league bullpens is never easy because many minor league starters end up shuffling to relief. But in recent years it has become a little more easy to predict who might close out big league games, as teams have grown more comfortable with the idea of grooming closers in the minors. Of the top 10 saves leaders in 2012, four were minor league closers in the year before they reached the big leagues.

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