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Nationals | Rafael Soriano hopes to make playoff roster

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:15:32 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano will have his playoff fate decided in the next 10 days after RP Drew Storen has locked down the closer's role. Soriano is feeling more comfortable with his setup role and said he'd be ready for the playoffs after a few more games. Soriano preserved a four-run lead with a perfect ninth inning Thursday, Sept. 18. The team's final relief spot for the postseason will likely come down to Soriano and RPs Jerry Blevins, Xavier Cedeno and Blake Treinen. Manager Matt Williams still believes in Soriano.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore

Nationals | Drew Storen with another save

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:07:18 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen earned his third straight save over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Sept. 9. However, manager Matt Williams hasn't declared Storen the new closer after demoting RP Rafael Soriano in favor of a committee approach recently. Storen is unlikely to pitch in four straight games Wednesday, Sept. 10, even if he has secured the job.

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Nationals | Drew Storen earning closing role?

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:19:54 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen has pitched very well the last couple days has been magnificent with RP Rafael Soriano temporarily demoted from the closer's role. Storen wrapped up a save by striking out all three batters he faced Monday, Sept. 8, after striking out two in a save opportunity Sunday, Sept. 7, in which he struck out two hitters. Manager Matt Williams won't give any clues about Storen claiming the closing job, but Storen has been great this year, with a 1.31 ERA, 41 strikeouts, 11 walks and just two home runs allowed in 48 innings pitched.

Storen is a new pitcher after imploding in the playoffs two years ago and being demoted to the minors. He developed a changeup late last year and has used it twice as often this season, on nearly 20 percent of his pitches. "Any time you can go to three different pitches in a two-strike count, that helps," Storen said. "Adding that changeup has been huge for me. I can throw it against righties and lefties. It's really paid off for me recently."

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Nationals | Drew Storen picks up save

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:56:31 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen struck out the side in the ninth to earn his third save of the year Monday, Sept. 8.

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Nationals | Washington to use closer-by-committee

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 11:46:09 -0700

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams will determine his closer based on match-ups and game situation for the immediate future, using the trio of RP Drew Storen, RP Tyler Clippard and RP Matt Thornton. RP Rafael Soriano was removed from the closer's role after blowing his fifth save since the All-Star break Friday, Sept. 5.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore and James Wagner

Nationals | Ross Detwiler with enhanced role

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:20:58 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Ross Detwiler will have a bigger role in the bullpen, according to manager Matt Williams. RP Jerry Blevins will be used as more of a left-handed specialist.

Fantasy Tip: Detwiler has a 1.23 ERA with a .146 opponents' batting average this season. He could sneak into the mix if Rafael Soriano continues to struggle. However, Drew Storen is first in line in that scenario.

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Nationals | Rafael Soriano's job is safe

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:26:58 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano is the team's closer, according to manager Matt Williams. Williams noted he did not consider leaving P Drew Storen in for the ninth inning Monday, July 28.

Fantasy Tip: Soriano allowed just 17 hits and four earned runs before July. He has surrendered nine earned runs on 10 hits this month. His job is safe, but the Nationals are trying to win a division and loyalty is largely performance based, especially in the ninth inning. Tyler Clippard should be owned in the majority of formats.

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Nationals | Drew Storen thriving thanks to changeup

Mon, 19 May 2014 09:48:07 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen's new changeup has helped make him one of the most dominant relievers in baseball this year. Through 14 1/3 innings, he has allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out 15. Storen is throwing his changeup 11.9 percent of the time to keep opponents from cheating on his fastball.

Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately for those that own Storen in deep leagues, Rafael Soriano has been lights out in the closer's role to begin the year. However, Storen is next in line should Soriano falter at any point, and Storen's peripherals help regardless.

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Nationals | Drew Storen being rewarded for success

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:24:45 -0700

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams is considering using RP Drew Storen in the eighth inning. Storen has retired 22 of 24 batters he's faced so far this year, with nine strikeouts and no walks. "I expect Drew to be ready to pitch at any point," Williams said. "He can pitch the seventh. He can pitch the eighth. He can close if need be. He's done it before and had success doing all three. Does it change roles? I think that's yet to be determined. We'll see how that all plays out. But he's capable, sure."

Fantasy Tip: Because of Storen's hot start and Tyler Clippard's poor performance early on, Storen should be considered the primary setup man to Rafael Soriano at this point. Add Storen in deep mixed leagues if you are looking to improve your counting pitching stats or if you want a handcuff to Soriano.

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Nationals | Rafael Soriano having rough spring

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:03:20 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano struggled in his appearance Monday, March 10, allowing five runs on five hits with one walk and two strikeouts in one inning. He has given up seven runs on eight hits in 1 2/3 innings this spring. His body language on Monday didn't look upbeat, and a scout said his fastball sat between 89 and 91 mph, which was close to his average from 2013. Manager Matt Williams isn't concerned.

Fantasy Tip: However, since these are tendencies Soriano displayed at times last season, fantasy owners should pay attention. His K/9 drop pointed to potential problems in the future. If he can't turn things around when regulation play starts, we could see more doses of Tyler Clippard and/or Drew Storen in save spots. Plan accordingly in your draft and be careful not to overpay for Soriano.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner