|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.00||4.00||2.00||6.00||2.91||1.07||64.00||19.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta|| 6.1||0||0|| 0.00||3||1||9|
|vs LHB|| 20.2||0||0|| 1.31||0||3||15|
|vs RHB|| 29.2||0||0|| 1.21||0||8||27|
|Last 10 Games|
|Drew Storen records one-out save |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/15/14) Nationals pitcher Drew Storen worked his way around a hit but managed to retire the final batter of the game to close out a 4-2 win over Atlanta. He needed 11 pitches to pitch one-third of an inning. He owns a 1.25 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP over 50 1/3 innings of work.
|Drew Storen storing up saves |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/14/14) After having notched saves on three consecutive games earlier in the week, Drew Storen saved his first game for the Nationals in five days on Sunday, sealing a 3-0 victory over the Mets. While Storen preserved the shutout, he didn't pitch a clean inning, allowing singles to Bobby Abreu and Matt den Dekker.
Storen did not strike out or walk a batter in the outing. The save was his fifth on the season, and he lowered his ERA to 1.26.
|Nationals closer situation something to watch |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/11/14) Nationals manager Matt Williams has said Rafael Soriano is ready to appear in games again after spending a few days ironing out his mechanics. But the way Drew Storen has pitched in his absence, why would they go back to him in the ninth inning?
They probably won't, at least not right away, but managers operate by a set different set of guidelines than we do. They value homeostasis, perhaps to a fault, and this first-year manager may ultimately decide that the last couple weeks before the playoffs aren't the time for a bullpen shakeup, meaning if Soriano proves he can still do the job, he'll get a chance to.
Besides, as good as Storen has looked in three appearances filling in for Soriano, striking out six without allowing a hit or walk, it is just three appearances. A meltdown this weekend would change everything, wouldn't it?
That said, I'm rooting for Storen and, at least in shallower leagues where I have the luxury of changing my mind later, making a play for him. I go into greater detail as to why in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, but it's not like he hasn't done it before.
|Drew Storen picks up fourth save Tuesday vs. Braves |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/9/14) Nationals closer Drew Storen earned his fourth save Tuesday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 6-4 win over the Braves.
Storen needed just seven pitches to close out the game Tuesday, and he's struck out six in three perfect innings since taking over the ninth inning. He's pitched three straight days though and will likely be unavailable Wednesday. Storen owns a 1.29 ERA and 42:11 K:BB ratio in 49 innings.
|Drew Storen Ks the side for the save Monday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/8/14) Nationals pitcher Drew Storen struck out the side for the save Monday night against the Braves. He has converted two consecutive save chances, with Rafael Soriano earning a few days of rest. Storen owns a 1.31 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP over 48 innings of relief.
|Drew Storen was relegated to setup work in 2013 when the Nationals made the surprising move to sign veteran Rafael Soriano to handle the closer's job. It was a disappointing development since Storen had proven to be a capable closer. Though, signing Soriano seemed to be the right move in the end since Storen struggled mightily in '13. It got so bad that he was removed from high-leverage situations and eventually demoted to the minors in late July when his ERA rose to 5.95. Though, the demotion to the minors proved beneficial, as Storen returned a changed pitcher in mid-August. He finished the season with a 1-0 record, one save, 10 holds and a 1.40 ERA in his final 21 appearances. Storen finished with 24 holds, which trailed only Tyler Clippard's team-leading 33 holds. Soriano is still under contract, so Storen will once again be a setup reliever in 2014. Leave him for deeper formats and leagues that reward for holds on Draft Day.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/16/14||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Aaron Harang|
|9/17/14||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Alex Wood|
|9/18/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Brad Hand|
|9/19/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Tom Koehler|
|9/20/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Jarred Cosart|
|9/21/14||@ MIA||1:10 pm||Nathan Eovaldi|
|9/23/14||NYM||7:05 pm||Bartolo Colon|
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