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63 Sean Doolittle RP

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
93%74%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
52.06-4284.335913
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018WAS331.6043000252645.0218832660
2019WAS644.3354000283452.06025251021359

Player Updates

August 18, 2019 12:04 PM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Lands on IL after blowup outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right knee tendinitis, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

He gave up four runs (three home runs) and recorded just one out in Saturday's save opportunity, pitching for a second day in a row. It sounds like the Nationals mostly want to just give their closer an extended rest in hopes that he will be able to get right for the final month of the season. Even upon his activation, they may no longer use him on back-to-back days. Daniel Hudson, Hunter Strickland and Fernando Rodney could all be options to get save opportunities in the short term.

August 18, 2019 11:44 AM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Changes being debated in ninth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle and manager Dave Martinez both acknowledged that the team may need to treat save situations differently moving forward after the closer gave up three home runs during Saturday's blown save, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

It sounds like the Nationals will back off of using Doolittle for every save situation in an effort to manage his workload down the stretch. He logged a one-inning save Thursday and was then gave up four earned runs while recording just one out Friday. They may simply opt to not use him on back-to-back days going forward. Fernando Rodney, Daniel Hudson and Hunter Strickland could all get save opportunities when Doolittle is not available.

August 17, 2019 05:04 PM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Posts 28th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle allowed one walk with no hits and struck out a batter during a scoreless ninth inning to record his 28th save in a 2-1 victory over the Brewers on Friday.

The 32-year-old still has an ERA higher than most fantasy GMs would like from their closers, but he's posted six wins and 28 saves. Doolittle also has 59 strikeouts in 51.2 innings. That makes the fact he owns a 3.66 ERA and 1.34 WHIP a little easier to swallow.

August 12, 2019 11:28 PM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Records 27th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle gave up two runs on three hits and one walk through one inning to record his 27th save in a 7-6 win over the Reds on Monday.

Doolittle made it as interesting as he could, allowing a solo home run and two runs before working out of trouble to record his 27th save. The left-hander was being used for the third time in four days, but his 10.38 ERA in August is a cause for concern. The 32-year-old has a 3.73 ERA with 58 strikeouts through 52 appearances this season.

August 12, 2019 02:08 PM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Notches 26th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning Sunday to earn the save over the Mets.

It was a much-needed bounce-back performance after Doolittle was rocked for four runs in his last outing. The 32-year-old is now 26-of-31 in save chances with a 3.44 ERA this year. Fortunately, Doolittle has been given a long leash this season without many other options in the Nationals bullpen.

August 10, 2019 11:04 AM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Blows fifth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle (6-4) took the loss Friday, getting hammered for four runs on six hits in two-thirds of an inning to blow his fifth save of the season as the Nationals lost to the Mets.

Entering the game in the ninth inning to protect a 6-3 lead, Doolittle melted down completely, serving up four straight hits -- including a game-tying homer to Todd Frazier -- before Michael Conforto finally walked it off with an RBI single. Doolittle now has a 3.51 ERA and 1.32 WHIP, ratios far worse than his prior two campaigns in Washington, and he's 25-for-30 in converting save chances this year after blowing only two of his first 48 chances as a Nat.

August 7, 2019 10:00 AM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Nails down 25th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his 25th save of the season in a win over the Giants.

The southpaw is a perfect 6-for-6 in save chances since the All-Star break, posting a 1.69 ERA, 0.66 WHIP and 13:0 K:BB over 10.2 innings to begin the second half. On the season, Doolittle now sports a 2.81 ERA and 10.7 K/9 with 25 saves in 29 opportunities.

August 6, 2019 01:24 AM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Perfect in non-save situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle tossed a perfect ninth inning during Monday's 4-0 win over the Giants.

It was a bit of a weird outing for Doolittle, who failed to record a strikeout in the non-save situation. The 32-year-old managed to lower his ERA to 2.87 with his second straight scoreless frame after allowing solo homers in each of his two previous appearances.

August 3, 2019 02:36 AM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Notches 24th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle tossed a perfect inning with one strikeout to earn the save against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Doolittle came into the ninth inning tasked with protecting a 3-0 lead and shut the Diamondbacks down in order. The 32-year-old southpaw has done an admirable job at the helm of the Nationals bullpen, pitching to the tune of a 2.93 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 55:11 K:BB while tallying 24 saves.

August 1, 2019 06:28 PM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Takes loss because of homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle (6-3) allowed a solo home run during the 10th inning while taking a loss against the Braves on Wednesday.

The left-hander wasn't charged with a blown save because the game was tied, but Doolittle suffered his third loss of the season. He's surrendered two homers in his last two innings, but before Monday, Doolittle hadn't allowed a round tripper since May 24. He has 23 saves with a 3.00 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 54 strikeouts in 45 innings this season.

July 25, 2019 12:48 PM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Turns in two-save day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolitte allowed one hit and struck out one across a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in the second game of the doubleheader Wednesday against the Rockies.

Doolittle was called upon to pitch for the second time Wednesday, though he showed no ill-effects and recorded his 23rd save of the campaign. After a few bumpy appearances in late June and early July, Doolittle has turned things around by recording six consecutive scoreless appearances. For the season, he has a strong 2.72 ERA to go along with a 1.28 WHIP and 51 strikeouts across 43 innings.

July 24, 2019 05:16 PM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Nabs 22nd save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle gave up a hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to record his 22nd save of the season in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

The southpaw closer has put together a strong July, posting a 1.13 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 10:1 K:BB through eight innings with two wins and four saves. Doolittle should remain the top dog in the Nats bullpen even if the club brings in bullpen reinforcements at the trade deadline.

July 21, 2019 06:52 AM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Racks up 21st save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle struck out two over 1.2 perfect innings to record his 21st save of the season in Saturday's 5-3 win over Atlanta.

The southpaw hadn't pitched in a week and had more than enough gas in the tank to deliver his third save of the year of more than three outs. Doolittle now sports a 2.85 ERA and 48:11 K:BB through 41 innings, and while it remains possible he'll get some help in the Nats' bullpen at the trade deadline, his spot as closer likely won't be threatened.

July 13, 2019 11:44 PM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Nails down 20th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his 20th save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Phillies.

The veteran closer continues to get the job done as part of a remarkable turnaround by the Nats' bullpen. Since the beginning of June, Doolittle has posted a 2.20 ERA and 18:4 K:BB over 16.1 innings while converting 10 of 12 save chances, adding three wins to his ledger as well.

July 7, 2019 04:36 PM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Captures win after blown save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle (6-2) didn't allow a run and captured a win Sunday against the Royals, but he did give up two hits and blew his fourth save of the year during 1.1 innings.

The Nationals turned to their closer with the tying run at first base and two outs in the top of the eighth. On the first pitch Doolittle threw, he gave up a game-tying double. With an inherited runner and entering in the eighth, it wasn't a typical blown save, but it will count the same. Doolittle stuck around for the ninth and earned the win, though, improving to 6-2. He also has a 3.13 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 37.1 innings this year.

July 4, 2019 05:56 PM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Records save despite allowing run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle yielded one run on three hits during the ninth but struck out two and still recorded his 19th save of the season in a 3-1 victory against the Marlins on Wednesday.

It took him 33 pitches, but Doolittle eventually nailed down his 19th save. He hasn't generated elite closer numbers in some categories -- his 3.25 ERA and 1.36 WHIP serving as two examples -- but he is 5-2 and has converted 11 of his last 12 save chances. Doolittle is 19-for-22 in save opportunities overall with 44 strikeouts in 36 innings this season.

July 3, 2019 11:44 PM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Wins fifth game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle (5-2) didn't allow any hits while recording two strikeouts and issuing one walk during the ninth inning to earn a victory against the Marlins on Tuesday.

The Nationals closer entered with the score tied, and because Washington won in walk-off fashion during the bottom of the ninth, Doolittle captured his fifth win. Doolittle has allowed just one run in his last 7.2 frames, and during that stretch, he's earned five saves and a win. He is 5-2 and 18-for-21 in save opportunities with a 3.09 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 35 innings this season.

June 30, 2019 06:00 PM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Avoids danger to earn save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle threw a scoreless ninth inning despite allowing a hit and a walk Sunday, striking out one batter and earning the save over Detroit.

Despite putting two Tigers on base, Doolittle converted his fifth straight save chance, making him 18-for-21 this season. His 3.18 ERA and 1.32 WHIP are both a bit disappointing, but he posted a 2.45 ERA in June after a disastrous May. Doolittle should remain a strong closer as the second half of the season rolls around.

June 28, 2019 11:04 AM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Allows run in non-save situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle gave up a run on a hit and a walk during the ninth inning of Thursday's win over the Marlins.

The Nats closer was already warming up when the team scored a run in the top of the ninth to extend its lead to 8-4, and manager Dave Martinez elected to stick with Doolittle even without a save situation in play. Overall this year, the southpaw has been a little less dominant than usual, posting a 3.27 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 39:9 K:BB through 33 innings while converting 17 of 20 save chances.

June 28, 2019 12:28 AM
Nationals' Sean Doolittle: Records one-out save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doolittle allowed a hit but recorded the final out of Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Marlins to record the save.

The Nationals entered the ninth inning with a 7-1 lead, but Javy Guerra allowed four batters to reach base prior to being pulled with the bases loaded. While Doolittle allowed a bases-clearing triple to Curtis Granderson -- the first batter he faced -- he wasn't charged with any of the runs and ultimately got J.T. Riddle to strike out to close the game. Doolittle now has 17 saves for the season to go along with a 3.09 ERA and 1.28 WHIP across 32 innings.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Milwaukee 1.100 27.00111
vs LHB 17.200 3.060222
vs RHB 34.100 4.9801137
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/5@SF0001.00000
8/6@SF0011.01002
8/9@NYM0100.26400
8/11@NYM0011.00001
8/12CIN0011.03210
8/16MIL0011.00011
8/17MIL0000.14400
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
11
@NYM
W7-4
12
CIN
W7-6
13
CIN
W3-1
14
CIN
W17-7
15
16
MIL
W2-1
17
MIL
L14-15
18
MIL
W16-8
19
@PIT
7:05 pm
20
@PIT
7:05 pm
21
@PIT
7:05 pm
22
@PIT
7:05 pm
23
@CHC
2:20 pm
24
@CHC
2:20 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
25

23

7

13

18

13

18

-2

31

19

2

22

16

25

25

19

9

10

6








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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012OAK21 3.044400012 47.1401816301160
2013OAK55 3.137000027 69.0532424421360
2014OAK24 2.73610002226 62.238191950889
2015OAK10 3.951200045 13.2126610515
2016OAK23 3.234400046 39.033141460845
2017OAK-WAS20 2.81530002426 51.1341816501062
2018WAS33 1.60430002526 45.0218832660
2019WAS64 4.33540002834 52.06025251021359
Total 2320 3.03381000110132 380.029113212837674450
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012OAK44000000000 --- --- ---
2013OAK70000000000 --- --- ---
2014OAK62100000000 .000 .000 .000
2015OAK12000000000 --- --- ---
2016OAK44000000000 --- --- ---
2017OAK-WAS53000000000 --- --- ---
2018WAS43000000000 --- --- ---
2019WAS54300000200 .000 .000 .000
Total 382400000200 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012OAKP44060420 .667
2013OAKP700716001.000
2014OAKP610514001.000
2015OAKP120101011.000
2016OAKP440606001.000
2017OAK-WASP530312001.000
2018WASP430743011.000
2019WASP54000000 ---
Total  38103572622 .943
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2012OAK13149 0.6551100 .227191 9.7 .3411
2013OAK14791 0.5663202 .214266 8.9 .3155
2014OAK12477 0.3161000 .169236 6.6 .2624
2015OAK0916 0.6310000 .23557 11.2 .3531
2016OAK22049 0.4301101 .231155 9.5 .4342
2017OAK-WAS13061 0.5430003 .185197 7.7 .2932
2018WAS12450 0.5042201 .135163 5.8 .2131
2019WAS22671 0.3730000 .279231 13.0 .4936
Total 9211464 0.48288607 .2081496 8.8 .33622
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012OAK00 3.38300001 2.25310005
2013OAK01 4.15400001 4.13221026
2014OAK00 4.50100001 2.02110000
2017WAS00 0.00300011 3.01000004
Total 01 3.001100014 12.0116410215
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011R-Azl Athletics00 9.0010000 1.00110012
2012AFA-Stockton Ports00 0.8760000 10.152102221
2012AAA-Sacramento River Cat00 0.0020000 3.21000018
2012AA-Midland Rockhounds00 0.8280001 11.022101419
2015AFA-Stockton Ports01 12.0030000 3.05442002
2015AAA-Nashville Sounds00 3.0060000 6.032220013
2015AA-Midland Rockhounds00 0.0010000 1.01000000
2016AAA-Nashville Sounds00 1.5060000 6.041110110
2017AFA-Stockton Ports00 0.0020000 2.00000003
2017AAA-Nashville Sounds00 0.0010000 1.00000002
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/204
Birthdate:
9/26/1986
Age:
32
Hometown:
Rapid City, SD
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:
Virginia
MLB Experience:
8