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36 Joe Nathan RP

Detroit Tigers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
76%61%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
58.05-4354.815429
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014DET544.8162000354258.0603231552954

Player Updates

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Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan pitches fine after hangnail issue
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan felt just fine in his one scoreless inning of work Monday after dealing with a hang nail on his thumb a few days ago, reports MLB.com.

"He threw some good two-seam fastballs," manager Brad Ausmus said. "Really, the single was a swinging bunt. He did a good job."

Nathan has now tossed eight scoreless innings in 11 appearances this spring.

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Tigers' Joe Nathan will make an appearance on Monday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan is scheduled to make an appearance on Monday, according to the Detroit Free Press. Nathan suffered a broken thumbnail while pitching Thursday, which caused a cut on his thumb. He said the thumbnail affected the ability to throw breaking balls during the game.

Nathan has surrendered a home run in each of his last two Grapefruit League outings.

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Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan breaks thumbnail Thursday
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan suffered a broken thumbnail while pitching Thursday, which caused a cut on his thumb, reports MLB.com.

"The thumbnail looked like it was cutting into his thumb," manager Brad Ausmus said, per MLB.com. "He was bleeding. He had [blood] all over his pants, so he must have been wiping it off the whole time. Certainly, that was an issue."

Nathan gave up a game-tying home run Thursday and he has surrendered a home run in each of his last two outings. Despite Nathan's struggles, Ausmus said he was sticking with Nathan as the team's closer, reports the Detroit News.

Nathan was already set to take the next three days off to rest, which Ausmus hopes will be enough time to allow the injury to heal. 

"We hope it'll be healed by then," Ausmus said.

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Tigers reliever Joe Nathan surrenders first run of spring training
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan gave up his first run of spring training after surrendering an inning-opening double. Despite the early mistake, Nathan was able to keep his cool on the mound and finish the inning with just the one run allowed.

"He only had one bad pitch," manager Brad Ausmus said to MLB.com. "After that, he was OK."

Nathan knows he needs to work on his location heading into his next appearance.

"My mindset is there. That's where my sights are," Nathan said. "Each time out, I've just been concentrating on being down in the zone with every pitch and coming up by design when I want to. Hopefully I'm able to execute more."

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Tigers closer Joe Nathan remains committed to changing approach
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Following a disastrous outing March 12 against the Phillies, when he allowed six runs (four earned) in two-thirds inning, Tigers closer Joe Nathan has tossed three straight scoreless innings. He has allowed one walk and has three strikeouts in that span.

“It’s just continuing to learn and adjust,” Nathan said after a perfect inning Friday against the Yankees, per The Detroit News. “We preach it all the time. We’ve got to adjust. We are creatures of habit but we also have to be very good at adjusting.

“When your game adjusts, your arm changes and you have different pitches, you have to adjust with it and not just think you can pitch the same way you used to.”

Nathan is coming to terms with the fact he is no longer a pitcher than can constantly throw in the mid-90s and finish off batters with a devastating slider. He's been working with pitching coach Jeff Jones on making adjustments to his delivery after Jones discovered last year a flaw relating to Nathan's arm slot.

“When baseball players are successful, and Joe’s been extremely successful in his career, and successful doing things a certain way for years and even a decade, it’s tough to tell yourself to change,” manager Brad Ausmus said. “I don’t think it’s a bad thing that Joe is looking at himself and trying to find ways to be better as he matures in his career."

Nathan said the adjustments have also had a lot to do with how he pitches to batters.

“Coming into this year, I’ve been concentrating on locating strikes, not just throwing strikes,” he said. “Before it was just go out and work ahead. Now it’s keep the ball down. I am way more effective when I am ahead in the count, but from there I have to keep the location down.

“When my fastball is down and my slider starts out at the same spot, it’s a much more effective pitch. And then from there, my curve ball opens up my other pitches.”

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 72 147 25.02
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Baltimore 3.200 2.45411
vs LHB 32.100 4.4501922
vs RHB 25.200 5.2601032
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/14CLE0011.02110
9/16@MIN0100.22210
9/20@KC0011.02000
9/23CHW1000.10010
9/25MIN0011.00002
9/28MIN0011.00000
10/5BAL0001.00001
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
Min
1:08 pm
Tickets
7
8
Min
1:08 pm
Tickets
9
Min
1:08 pm
Tickets
10
@Cle
11
@Cle
12
@Cle
13
@Pitt
1:35 pm
Tickets
14
@Pitt
7:05 pm
Tickets
15
@Pitt
7:05 pm
Tickets
16
17
CHW
1:08 pm
Tickets
18
CHW
1:08 pm
Tickets
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
15

5

22

12

10

19

38

3

6

-12

7

28

16

5

19

-4

21

12

15

8

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13

9

27

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
1999SF74 4.1819140011 90.18445421714654
2000SF52 5.2120150001 93.18963541246361
2002SF00 0.00400000 3.21000002
2003SF124 2.967800003 79.0512626733383
2004MIN12 1.62730004447 72.1481413322389
2005MIN74 2.70690004348 70.0462221502294
2006MIN70 1.58640003638 68.1381212311695
2007MIN42 1.88680003741 71.2541515411977
2008MIN12 1.33680003945 67.2431310521874
2009MIN22 2.10700004752 68.2421616722289
2010MIN00 ---000000 0.00000000
2011MIN21 4.84480001417 44.2382624731443
2012TEX35 2.80660003740 64.1552320721378
2013TEX62 1.39670004346 64.2361010212273
2014DET54 4.81620003542 58.0603231512954
Total 6234 2.897762900376421 916.26853172948423340966
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
1999SF192815012600 .233 .214 .179
2000SF203235231900 .176 .406 .156
2002SF4000000000 --- --- ---
2003SF78100000100 .000 .000 .000
2004MIN73100000000 .000 .000 .000
2005MIN69000000000 --- --- ---
2006MIN64100000100 .000 .000 .000
2007MIN68000000000 --- --- ---
2008MIN68000000000 --- --- ---
2009MIN70000000000 --- --- ---
2011MIN48000000000 --- --- ---
2012TEX66000000000 --- --- ---
2013TEX67000000000 --- --- ---
2014DET62000000000 --- --- ---
Total 776634102431700 .194 .302 .159
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
1999SFP191414311001.000
2000SFP201519811001.000
2002SFP40202001.000
2003SFP780945011.000
2004MINP730716011.000
2005MINP69092610 .889
2006MINP640103521 .800
2007MINP68051310 .800
2008MINP680103611 .900
2009MINP700125611 .917
2011MINP480954001.000
2012TEXP66083411 .875
2013TEXP6701257001.000
2014DETP6201266001.000
Total  77629138498276 .949
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
1999SF0104106 1.0862002 .243395 13.1 .4480
2000SF495114 0.8895105 .255426 15.0 .4441
2002SF027 0.2900000 .08312 2.5 .1670
2003SF34799 0.5251014 .186316 9.9 .2993
2004MIN34577 0.6243005 .187284 9.1 .2573
2005MIN14371 0.6321002 .183276 8.7 .2875
2006MIN44864 0.7720003 .158262 7.2 .2422
2007MIN26467 1.0170003 .209282 9.3 .3104
2008MIN46757 1.3050002 .179261 8.4 .2796
2009MIN15363 0.8750004 .171271 8.7 .3055
2010MIN000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2011MIN24152 0.7980003 .222191 11.1 .4153
2012TEX15356 1.0531005 .231257 9.8 .3573
2013TEX34573 0.6341004 .162250 8.2 .2253
2014DET35659 1.02101114 .265259 14.0 .3727
Total 31763965 0.8470152246 .2063742 10.3 .33145
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2003SF01 81.00200001 0.14331011
2004MIN01 3.60300011 5.02220056
2006MIN00 0.00100000 0.21000001
2009MIN00 9.00200001 2.05221012
2012TEX00 18.00100000 1.02220011
2014DET00 0.00100000 1.00000001
Total 02 8.101000013 10.0149920812
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
1995-Dnp00 ---00000 0.00000000
1996-Restricted00 ---00000 0.00000000
1997 A-Salem-Keizr21 2.47185002 62.0532217742644
1998 AA-Shreveport13 8.8044000 15.120151542910
1998 A-San Jose86 3.322222000122.01005145131048118
1999 AA-Shreveport01 3.1222000 8.25430177
1999AAA-Fresno64 4.461313100 74.26844371153682
2000 A-San Jose01 3.6011000 5.04221012
2000 A-Bakersfield10 5.0611000 5.12330176
2000AAA-Fresno02 4.4033000 14.115874079
2001 AA-Shreveport36 6.93217000 62.17349481143733
2001AAA-Fresno05 7.771010000 46.16347401353321
2002AAA-Fresno612 5.603125100146.1167979120374117
2011AAA-Rochester Red Wings00 0.0031000 3.02100015
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/230
Birthdate:
11/22/1974
Age:
40
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Detroit Tigers
College:
Stony Brook
MLB Experience:
14
Awards:

2009: AL Rolaids Relief Winner
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