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74 Joe Nathan RP

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%1%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
6.12-000.0094
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015DET000.001000110.10000001
2016SF200.0010000016.15000049

Player Updates

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Nationals' Joe Nathan: Arm feels good
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nathan threw about 20 pitches in a bullpen session Monday and came away feeling great, Glenn Sattell of MLB.com reports. "Pretty easy day, just made sure my stuff was kind of in the zone when I wanted to," Nathan said. "For the most part, I threw strikes; didn't throw too many breaking balls. But mixed in sinkers, change."

The 42-year-old is trying to resume his career after Tommy John surgery in April of 2015, and his lengthy resume makes him an intriguing wild card in a bullpen that currently lacks an established closer. The Nats have a history of adding veteran arms off the scrap heap every spring, so if Nathan can show he has something left, his chances of breaking camp on the 25-man roster might be better than you'd think. Whether that translates into saves and fantasy value, though, is another question entirely.

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Nationals' Joe Nathan: Will compete for closer spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nathan will be in the mix for the Nationals' closer job this spring, The Washington Post reports.

He's thrown just 6.2 innings in the majors over the last two seasons, but Nathan has one thing going for him that none of the Nats' other closing options do, and that's experience. The 42-year-old has 377 career saves, eighth most in MLB history, and if he shows that he has anything left in the tank during spring training, he could give manager Dusty Baker the veteran security blanket at the back of the bullpen that he prefers. Nathan's still a long shot to even win a spot on the 25-man roster, much less a high-leverage role, but in deep NL-only fantasy leagues he could be an interesting stash on your reserve list.

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Nationals' Joe Nathan: Invited to Nationals spring training
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Nathan signed a minor league contract with an invite to spring training Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

The 42-year-old appeared in 10 games with the Cubs and Giants last season, throwing 6.1 scoreless innings. He hasn't spent a full season in the majors since 2014, when he held a 4.81 ERA over 58 innings, converting 35 of 42 save opportunities. The Nationals are currently unsettled in the bullpen, so Nathan could carve out a role for himself if he has a good spring and stays healthy.

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Joe Nathan: Looking to play in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nathan is interested in returning to the majors for the 2017 season, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

The 42-year-old sat out all of 2015 due to Tommy John surgery, recovering in 2016 to throw a combined 6.1 scoreless innings with the Cubs and Giants. His last full season came in 2014 with the Tigers, where he posted a 4.81 ERA across 58 innings while converting 35 of his 42 save opportunities. With his age and injury history, it is difficult what to make of Nathan's desire to return. If he is miraculously able to repeat his 2013 numbers (1.39 ERA, 10.2 K/9, 3.1 W/9 and 43 saves), Nathan will find himself a home quickly. However, it is more likely we will see numbers closer to his 2014 totals (4.81 ERA, 8.4 K/9, 4.5 W/9 and 35 saves), which will make it difficult for the righty to find much value in fantasy. At this point, he's more of a "wait and see" option.

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Giants' Joe Nathan: Blows save Wednesday but could be replacement closing option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nathan blew his first save appearance with the Giants, surrendering two hits and allowing both inherited runners to score in a 6-5 loss to Colorado.

Nathan was brought in to clean up the mess Giants closer Santiago Casilla created but was unable to get the job done. While he technically blew the save, this loss was not on him. As a result of the implosion in the ninth, manager Bruce Bochy could be looking for a new closer and Nathan could be in the mix based on his past experience in that role, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 2.100 0.00011
vs RHB 4.000 0.00038
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/4@CHC0001.00001
9/7@COL0000.02000
9/9@ARI1001.01001
9/14SD0000.20021
9/18STL0000.10000
9/23@SD0001.00001
9/27COL0000.10001
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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
2015DET00 0.00100011 0.10000001
2016CHC-SF20 0.001000001 6.15000049
Total 6434 2.877872900377423 923.16903172948423344976
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 --- --- ---
2015DET1000000000 --- --- ---
2016CHC-SF10000000000 --- --- ---
Total 787634102431700 .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
2015DETP1000000 ---
2016CHC-SFP100110001.000
Total  78729139508276 .950
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
2015DET000 ---00000 .0001 0.0 .0000
2016CHC-SF028 0.2510001 .20828 12.8 .3751
Total 31765973 0.8471152247 .2063771 10.3 .33146
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
2015AAA-Toledo Mud Hens00 0.0010000 0.20000001
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/230
Birthdate:
11/22/1974
Age:
42
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
16
Awards:

2009: AL Rolaids Relief Winner