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FutureBacks Power Rankings: 2nd Half - Week 7

No position is more volatile on our Power Rankings then that of a relief pitcher. You see it all the time: established closers will have a month where they can't get anybody out (Mariano Rivera, April), and no-name middle men can step in and rack off a string of saves (Manny Corpas?). The Diamondbacks have a closer in their system who has been consistent all year, and he's moving up our rankings.

Reid Mahon wasn't installed as the Silver Hawks' primary closer until June.  In fact, entering this season, the Minnesota alum had pretty much flown underneath everyone's radar.  But this big right-hander saved 11 games with the Silver Hawks by limiting his ERA to 1.77. Promoted to Visalia in July, Mahon has continued to dominate at a higher level.  He was immediately made closer upon his... Recommended Stories

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