Fantasy Baseball: Top 5 Closers in the American League

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May 7, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher

Glen Perkins

(15) pitches in the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Target Field. The Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Glen Perkins, Minnesota Twins

Perkins made the AL All-Star team two of the last three years, but he has never been mentioned among to elite closers in fantasy baseball.

This season, he is thriving with a Twins ball club that is actually handing him some leads.

He is a perfect 11-for-11 in save chances with a 1.17 ERA, 0.72 WHIP, 14 strikeouts and zero walks in 15 1/3 innings. Owners with K/BB as a category have to love his control this season.