Sean Doolittle, who the Nationals acquired in summer 20187, has been named to the MLB Network’s list of Top 10 Relievers.
And the 32-year-old comes in at No. 2 on the list, right behind Craig Kimbrel of the Boston Red Sox.
See some of Doolittle’s star pitches at 5:30 in the video below:
Rounding out the rest of the list is as follows:
10. Cubs Brandon Morrow
9. Rangers José Leclerc
8. Yankees Aroldis Chapman
7. Yankees Chad Green
6. Pirates Felipe Vázquez
5. Athletics Blake Treinen
4. Mets Edwin Diaz
3. Brewers Josh Hader
Doolittle is signed with the Nationals thru 2019 to a 6 year/$16.5M deal with a 2020 team option.
In 2018, Doolittle was named closer and was 22 of 23 in save opportunities before he was put on the disabled list with left toe inflammation on July 10. He was reactivated off the DL in September 2018. He finished the 2018 season with an ERA of 1.60.
Sean Doolittle comes in at #2 in MLB Network's Top 10 Relief Pitchers Right Now. #Dooooooooooooo pic.twitter.com/nT7a7kK1g7— District on Deck (@DistrictOnDeck) February 9, 2019