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Drew Storen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 197
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Drew Storen allowed a run but eventually finished off the Giants in Monday's NLDS Game 3 victory.
After blowing the save in Game 2, Storen surely got Nationals fans' blood boiling by yielding a broken-bat single to Pablo Sandoval and then a double to Hunter Pence to start off the ninth. He ended up allowing one run on a sac fly but was able to avoid further damage to seal the three-run win. Oct 6 - 8:26 PM

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Drew Storen earned his 11th save with another 1-2-3 ninth inning, wrapping up Thursday's 3-0 victory over the Mets.

Three up, three down has been the theme for Storen since he claimed the closer's role from Rafael Soriano on September seventh -- he's accomplished the feat in six of his 10 appearances. In that span of time, he's 10-for-10 nailing down saves with a spotless ERA and a 10/0 K/BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings.
Sep 25 - 11:42 PM

Drew Storen struck out a pair and converted his 10th save of the season as the Nationals sent the Mets home with a loss on Tuesday.

Storen continues to be rock solid in the ninth after having taken over the closer's role from Rafael Soriano, now with nine saves in as many attempts with a spotless ERA and an 8/0 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings. On the season, he has a 1.16 ERA with a 44/11 K/BB ratio. The Nats should feel comfortable relying on him in the postseason.
Sep 23 - 10:18 PM

Drew Storen tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Marlins for his eighth save of the season.

Storen needed just six pitches to set the side down in order. He's been great since taking over the closer role earlier this month, going 7-for-7 in save opportunities while allowing just two hits and no walks over 6 1/3 innings. He deserves to finish games going into the postseason.
Sep 19 - 11:14 PM

Drew Storen pitched a perfect ninth inning, allowing the Nationals to clinch the NL East with a 3-0 victory over the Braves on Tuesday.

Storen remains perfect since taking over the closer's role for Rafael Soriano, now 6-for-6 in save situations over the last nine days. Storen got Justin Upton to ground out to second base to end the game, allowing the Nationals to celebrate their division title on their rivals' turf. On the season, Storen has seven saves with a 1.23 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 42/11 K/BB ratio.
Sep 16 - 10:00 PM

Drew Storen allowed two hits but held on for his fifth save of the season in Sunday's win over the Mets.

Storen had to pitch around a couple singles but was able to do so in order to preserve the three-run lead. The Nationals have yet to officially name him the closer, but he's received all the save chances since Rafael Soriano's demotion.
Sep 14 - 4:12 PM

Drew Storen earned his third save in as many days, his fourth overall, as the Nationals won against the Braves on Tuesday.

Storen has been given the chance to close games once again following Rafael Soriano's struggles. He's three-for-three with three perfect appearances thus far. In 49 innings this season, Storen owns a 1.29 ERA, a 0.96 WHIP, and a 42/11 K/BB ratio.
Sep 9 - 11:01 PM

Drew Storen struck out the side in the ninth for his third save Monday against the Braves.

It was Storen's second save in two days since Rafael Soriano lost his job. All signs now point to Storen finishing the year as the Nationals' closer.
Sep 8 - 10:15 PM

Drew Storen struck out two over a perfect inning of work in the Nationals' win over the Phillies on Sunday.

With Rafael Soriano recently being removed from the closer's role, Storen was called on to close out the Phils on Sunday. He responded with a strong outing for his second save of the season. Storen owns 1.34 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 38/11 K/BB ratio over 47 innings this year. With things in turmoil in the Nats' bullpen, Storen and Tyler Clippard are both worth owning for owners in search of saves.
Sep 7 - 5:23 PM

Drew Storen gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning Sunday against the Mets.

Storen hasn't made much of a case to be trusted with early-season leads with his performance this spring. He's allowed six runs and walked six in 5 2/3 innings to date.
Mar 23 - 5:30 PM

Drew Storen claims he isn't worried about trade rumors.

"It's part of the business," Storen said. "You read it and ... eh, whatever happens. You never really know the full story. It's kind of funny. Once I dealt with it the first time in 2011, it just kind of rolls off." FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this month that Washington is shopping Storen, who will make $3.45 million in 2014 and is due raises in 2015 and 2016 during his final two arbitration seasons. Storen was demoted to Triple-A Syracuse during the 2013 season after posting a 5.95 ERA in 47 appearances, but he returned in August to collect a 1.40 ERA in his final 21 games. Assuming he isn't traded, Storen will set up Rafael Soriano in 2014. If he's traded, it would likely be to a team interested in immediately inserting him as closer, which would be a boon to Storen's fantasy value.
Jan 27 - 10:05 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals would like to trade Drew Storen.

Storen will make $3.45 million in 2014 and will be due for raises in 2015 and 2016 in his final two arbitration years. It's evidently more than the Nats want to pay for a guy who is coming off a disappointing year and who is slated for seventh inning duty. That said, Storen is fully capable of bouncing back, and $3.45 million is a relative bargain for a potential closer. The Nats should get plenty of phone calls if they're indeed motivated to deal him.
Jan 19 - 11:25 AM

Nationals avoided arbitration with RHP Drew Storen by agreeing to a one-year, $3.45 million contract.

He can also earn $1 million more in incentives. Storen held a disappointing 4.52 ERA and was even demoted to the minors at one point in 2013, but he should be in line for a nice bounce-back season in 2014.
Jan 17 - 11:23 AM

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that trade talks with the Cubs regarding Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard "never went anywhere."

The Cubs were rumored Monday to be looking at Storen or Clippard to fill their closer role, but talks are said to be dead. We wouldn't rule out negotiations being revisited later on, but the Cubs might find a better situation in free agency.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 11:48:00 AM

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Cubs are eying Nationals' relievers Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard.

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post confirms the report and adds that Cubs have interest in using Storen as their closer. Kilgore speculates that Nate Schierholtz and James Russell could be of interest to Washington.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 05:23:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Jeff Kobernus
3Wilmer Difo
4Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Taylor Hill
7Taylor Jordan
8A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Tyler Clippard
3Craig Stammen
4Jerry Blevins
5Matt Thornton
6Aaron Barrett
7Xavier Cedeno
8Erik Davis
9Blake Treinen
10Matt Grace
11Bruce Billings
12Heath Bell
13Mitch Lively
14Scott McGregor