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Drew Storen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 197
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Stanford
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Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday that clubs have asked him about the availability of Drew Storen and Jonathan Papelbon.
The consensus among baseball insiders has been that the Nats will deal Storen this winter. Washington would surely consider trading one but not both of the late-inning relievers. For what it's worth, Rizzo also notes that no club has asked him about Stephen Strasburg yet. There's been some speculation that Washington might make him available this offseason. Nov 10 - 8:32 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Nationals "are expected to try to trade" Drew Storen.

This comes as no surprise after Storen broke his right thumb when slamming his locker shut with a few weeks left in the season. Of course, Storen would probably welcome a trade after he was demoted from the closer role again despite being in the midst of a terrific season. Storen is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter after making $5.7 million this season. Heyman notes that the Nats may also try to deal Jonathan Papelbon, although it's really hard to see that one happening.
Oct 23 - 1:06 PM

Drew Storen broke his right thumb slamming his locker shut on Wednesday and will miss the rest of the season.

Can the Nationals' second half get any worse? The injury occurred after Wednesday's meltdown against the Mets. Storen hasn't had fantasy value since losing his closer's job to Jonathan Papelbon at the end of July. He'll finish 2015 with 29 saves and a 3.44 ERA in 58 appearances.
Sep 12 - 5:52 PM

Drew Storen notched his 29th save of the season after tossing a clean ninth inning in Wednesday afternoon's 4-3 win over the Mets.

After Mets reliever Bobby Parnell coughed up three runs in the eighth inning to put the Nationals in front 4-3, Storen entered in the ninth and showed him how the big boys do it, striking out all three batters he faced to secure his 29th save of the season. He improved to 29-of-31 in save opportunities and now sports a 1.73 ERA to pair with a 44/9 K/BB ratio across 36 1/3 innings. He's been phenomenal all year long.
Jul 22 - 4:22 PM

Drew Storen secured his league-leading 25th save on Sunday, retiring the heart of the Giants lineup to preserve a two-run advantage.

Storen dispatched of Brandon Belt on a swinging third strike to start the inning, but walked Buster Posey to bring the tying run to the plate. He battled back nicely though, getting Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco to end the proceedings. Storen owns a terrific 1.97 ERA and 37/7 K/BB ratio over 32 innings.
Jul 5 - 11:18 PM

Drew Storen once again worked a perfect ninth inning on Friday, protecting a one-run lead against the Giants to earn his 24th save of the season.

Storen has been a force in the ninth inning for the Nationals this season, converting all but two of his first 26 save chances while registering a 2.03 ERA and 36/6 K/BB ratio over 31 innings.
Jul 3 - 8:56 PM

Drew Storen needed only eight pitches to close out Sunday's 3-2 win versus the Phillies for his 23rd save.

Storen got Jeff Francoeur and pinch-hitter Darin Ruf to fly out before getting Cameron Rupp to hit a game-ending 6-3 ground out. The young right-hander has been nearly automatic in the ninth inning, now 23-for-25 in save chances with a 2.10 ERA and a 36/6 K/BB ratio in 30 innings.
Jun 28 - 4:32 PM

Drew Storen tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Phillies on Friday for his 22nd save of the season.

It wasn't easy, as he gave up two hits in the frame. The Phillies actually could have brought the tying run to the plate, but Domonic Brown was caught in a rundown between third base and home plate to end the ballgame. Storen had a hiccup against the Braves on Wednesday, but he's been excellent as Washington's closer this season, posting a 2.17 ERA with 36 strikeouts and just six walks over 29 innings.
Jun 26 - 10:09 PM

Drew Storen allowed a ninth-inning run, blowing the save, but the Nationals still wound up winning in 11 innings versus the Braves on Wednesday.

Storen allowed back-to-back singles to begin the ninth, putting the tying run at third base. After issuing an intentional walk to Joey Terdoslavich, Storen gave up a sacrifice fly to Kelly Johnson, knotting the game at 1-1. Fortunately for him, the Nationals were able to win it in extras. Storen has recorded the save in 21 of 23 opportunities thus far with a 2.25 ERA and a 36/6 K/BB ratio in 28 innings.
Jun 24 - 10:23 PM

Drew Storen tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Pirates for his 20th save of the season.

Storen struck out two in the frame and needed just 10 pitches to lock down the win. The 27-year-old struggled in a non-save opportunity on Tuesday, but he's been nothing short of fantastic on the whole this season, posting a 2.08 ERA with 35 strikeouts and four walks over 26 innings.
Jun 19 - 9:54 PM

Drew Storen allowed a run on a couple of hits in his inning of work on Friday, but still managed to escape with his league-leading 18th save of the season.

Despite allowing the run-scoring single to Chris Coghlan, he still managed to preserve a two-run victory for the Nationals and struck out a pair in doing so. He has been an absolute beast in the ninth inning for the Nationals, compiling a 1.16 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 30/3 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings.
Jun 5 - 10:10 PM

Drew Storen tossed a perfect ninth inning Tuesday against the Blue Jays for his NL-leading 17th save of the season.

The Nationals were rained out Monday and carried a three-game losing streak into Tuesday's action, so this was his first appearance since last Wednesday. Storen has been sensational so far this season, putting up a 0.81 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and 28/3 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings.
Jun 2 - 3:39 PM

Drew Storen struck out one batter in a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Cubs for his 15th save of the season.

Storen began the ninth inning by hitting Kris Bryant with a pitch -- it was originally ruled as a check swing, but overturned on replay -- but he was able to retire the final three batters to end it. He leads the NL in saves and has an excellent 0.89 ERA and 26/3 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings.
May 25 - 5:10 PM

Drew Storen worked a scoreless ninth inning for his 14th save as the Nationals wrapped up a 4-1 victory over the Phillies on Sunday.

Storen allowed a one-out double to Grady Sizemore, but struck out Cesar Hernandez and Odubel Herrera to end the contest. The right-hander is 14-for-15 in save opportunities with a stellar 0.93 ERA and a 25/3 K/BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings.
May 24 - 4:40 PM

Drew Storen worked a scoreless ninth inning on Friday, preserving a one-run advantage against the Phillies to earn his 13th save of the season.

He did allow a pair of hits which put the game, and Max Scherzer's win, in jeopardy, but was able to battle back with a fly ball and a strikeout to end the evening. He has done a terrific job in his transition back to the closer's role, compiling a 0.98 ERA and 23/3 K/BB ratio across 18 1/3 innings.
May 22 - 10:02 PM

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SS1Trea Turner
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CF1Michael Taylor
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RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Blake Treinen
4Felipe Rivero
5Craig Stammen
6Sammy Solis
7A.J. Cole
8Matt Grace
9Aaron Barrett
10Rafael Martin
11Nick Lee
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