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Drew Storen | Relief Pitcher | #45

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 197
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (10) / WAS
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Blue Jays and RHP Drew Storen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8.375 million contract.
It's a big raise for Storen in his final year of arbitration eligibility. Acquired last week from the Nationals in a trade, he will either close or set up for the Blue Jays in 2016. Jan 15 - 12:58 PM

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Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Saturday that the team hasn't committed to a closer yet.

Toronto acquired Drew Storen from the Nationals on Friday but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll pitch the ninth inning. Roberto Osuna had a tremendous rookie season with 20 saves and a 9.7 K/9. Osuna's long-term future may be in the rotation but it's unclear when and if he'll make that transition. Storen was Washington's closer during the first half of last season but moved to a setup role after the team acquired Jonathan Papelbon at the trade deadline.
Jan 9 - 4:16 PM

Phil Rogers of MLB.com reports that the Cubs had talked to the Nationals about acquiring Drew Storen.

It sounds as though the Cubs didn't have the left-handed hitting outfielder that the Nationals were seeking and eventually found in Ben Revere from the Blue Jays. This could mean that the Cubs will continue to explore the trade market for upgrades to the back of their bullpen.
Jan 9 - 11:07 AM

Blue Jays acquired RHP Drew Storen from the Nationals for OF Ben Revere and a player to be named later.

The Nationals had been desperately seeking to trade Storen, who had been the club's closer prior to last July's deadline deal for Jonathan Papelbon. The 28-year-old owns a career 3.02 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 321/96 K/BB ratio over 334 innings. His fantasy value will be driven by his role in the Jays' bullpen, which will either be in the closer's role or in a setup capacity in front of Roberto Osuna.
Jan 8 - 10:49 PM

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that the Blue Jays have acquired Drew Storen from the Nationals in exchange for Ben Revere.

Heyman had reported earlier in the evening that the Nationals had interest in Revere, and it appears that things progressed quickly. It'll be interesting to see if Storen slots in as the Blue Jays' closer, or works in a setup capacity in front of Roberto Osuna.
Jan 8 - 10:41 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Nationals are still actively trying to trade Drew Storen.

The team would probably prefer to deal Jonathan Papelbon instead, though finding a suitor for the veteran right-hander seems an extremely difficult task. Storen, who was displaced as the team's closer with the addition of Papelbon at last season's trade deadline, is projected to earn $8.8 million in his final season of arbitration. With the recent shift towards contenders stockpiling lock-down relievers for the final three innings, Storen could be a very valuable addition to many clubs.
Source: FOX Sports
Jan 3 - 8:47 PM

The Nationals are looking to shop Drew Storen at the Winter Meetings.

He became expendable when the Nats acquired Jonathan Papelbon at the trade deadline. The Astros are interested and certainly have the prospects to make a trade happen. Houston has also been linked to top closers Aroldis Chapman, Jake McGee and Ken Giles. Storen broke his thumb late in the year but should be fine for spring training.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 06:13:00 PM

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.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 08:32:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 01:06:00 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.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 05:52:00 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.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 04:22:00 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.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 11:18:00 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.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 08:56:00 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.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 04:32:00 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.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 10:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2Chris Colabello
3Casey Kotchman
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Jiovanni Mier
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Dalton Pompey
3Darrell Ceciliani
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Jesse Chavez
6Drew Hutchison
7Aaron Sanchez
8Roberto Hernandez
9Scott Copeland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Ryan Tepera
7Pat Venditte
8Steve Delabar
9Chad Jenkins
10Blake McFarland
11Brady Dragmire
12Joe Biagini
13Arnold Leon
14Pat McCoy