Two Big Ten closers are on the NCBWA's Stopper of the Year watchlist. Relievers Tim Gudex of Iowa and Matt Whitmore of Illinois each made the thirty man mid-season watchlist. The ironic part is that both Gudex and Whitmore have recently been moved out of the bullpen and into their team's starting rotation.
However, it is still an honor to be named amongst the best closers in the nation. BTH congratulates both men on their mid-season recognition.