#8. Heath Bell (Closer, San Diego Padres)
After the Padres lost their longtime hall of fame closer Trevor Hoffman, San Diegans never thought they’d be able to replace him.
Not only has Bell gone on to step right into the closer’s role in SD, he’s gone on to become of the most solid finishers in the game.
If he was in a bigger market, say New York or Boston, the baseball media might be claiming he’s the second cometh of Dennis Eckersley or the Goose.