player photo

21 Tanner Rainey RP

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
22.11-304.033417
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018CIN0024.438000007.013191940127
2019WAS134.03250000322.1131110321734

Player Updates

July 8, 2019 10:24 AM
Nationals' Tanner Rainey: Stumbling into break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey has a 4.74 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 27:14 K:BB with a win and six holds through 19 innings this season.

The strikeout rate is nice, as is his 97 mph fastball, but there isn't much else in Rainey's numbers to suggest he'll become a reliable part of the Nats' bullpen in the second half. Other than in deep NL-only formats that score holds, the 26-year-old has little fantasy value.

June 6, 2019 10:24 AM
Nationals' Tanner Rainey: Notches first career hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey gave up a hit and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday to record his first hold of the season in a win over the White Sox.

He entered the game in the sixth inning after Anibal Sanchez has served up a solo homer to Yoan Moncada and got the job done, fanning Eloy Jimenez to end the frame and keep the Nats' 2-1 lead intact. Rainey's been sharp since his promotion, posting a 2.25 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 14:4 K:BB through eight innings, but as yet he isn't seeing many high-leverage opportunities. Given the shape of the team's setup crew in front of closer Sean Doolittle, though, that could change quickly if he continues shutting down the opposition.

May 18, 2019 09:44 PM
Nationals' Tanner Rainey: Called up by Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Saturday.

Rainey will take the bullpen spot which had belonged to Justin Miller (shoulder), who was placed on the injured list in a corresponding move. Rainey was hit hard in his big-league debut for the Reds last season, posting a 24.43 ERA and a 7:12 K:BB in seven innings.

March 19, 2019 09:52 AM
Nationals' Tanner Rainey: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Rainey was acquired by the Nationals in exchange for Tanner Roark this offseason. Known as a hard-thrower who lacks control of his pitches, Rainey struggled this spring allowing seven earned runs and three walks in 4.2 innings of work.

February 27, 2019 04:12 PM
Nationals' Tanner Rainey: Roughed up in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey allowed four runs on four hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning during Tuesday's spring loss to the Cardinals.

Rainey was acquired from the Reds for Tanner Roark in December and his first unofficial outing in a Nationals uniform was forgettable. The hard-throwing right-hander has historically struggled with walks (6.2 BB/9 at Triple-A Louisville in 2018), but that was of no concern Tuesday as he fooled no one and threw 12 total pitches to the seven batters he faced.

December 12, 2018 10:36 PM
Nationals' Tanner Rainey: Dished to Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey was traded from the Reds to the Nationals on Wednesday in exchange for Tanner Roark.

Rainey made his major-league debut in 2018, though he struggled in his small sample, allowing 19 runs while posting a 7:12 K:BB in seven innings of relief. The 25-year-old fared much better in his first taste of Triple-A, notching a 2.65 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 65:35 K:BB across 51 innings with Louisville. Rainey has the makings of a future high-leverage arm with a fastball that can touch triple digits, but he'll need to improve his control if he's to reach that ceiling.

July 13, 2018 11:36 AM
Reds' Tanner Rainey: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

Rainey made a pair of appearances during his latest stint with the Reds, giving up an incredible 10 runs in a total of just one inning. His season ERA now sits at 24.43 through seven innings. He's given much more reason for optimism at the Triple-A level, though, tossing 28.2 innings with a 1.57 ERA, but even there, his walk rate sits at an untenable 18.3 percent. Austin Brice was recalled in a corresponding move.

July 5, 2018 02:32 AM
Reds' Tanner Rainey: Returns to Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds recalled Rainey from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.

Cincinnati will bring up a pair of relievers in Rainey and Cody Reed from Triple-A to bolster the bullpen after long reliever Dylan Floro was traded to the Dodgers prior to Wednesday's game against the White Sox. Rainey has previously made six appearances for the Reds, surrendering nine runs on six hits and nine walks over six innings. Those poor numbers will likely force him to settle for a low-leverage relief role while he's up with the big club.

May 29, 2018 06:48 PM
Reds' Tanner Rainey: Optioned back down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

The Reds decided to swap Rainey out for a fresh arm in Jesus Reyes after Rainey threw 37 pitches Monday. Rainey has bounced between Triple-A and the majors three times already this season and will likely continue to ride the shuttle, providing depth to the bullpen as needed.

May 23, 2018 04:28 PM
Reds' Tanner Rainey: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.

He has given up seven earned runs in two big-league innings this year, but has been much more successful in 17.2 frames at Triple-A (2.04 ERA, 31 strikeouts). Raisel Iglesias (non-throwing biceps) and Austin Brice (back) were placed on the disabled list as corresponding moves. Look for Rainey to be used in low-leverage situations.

May 6, 2018 03:08 PM
Reds' Tanner Rainey: Returns to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Sunday.

Rainey's stint with Cincinnati lasted only three days after he was summoned from Louisville to provide an extra arm out of the bullpen while Amir Garrett was on the bereavement list. The hard-throwing right-hander should recapture a late-inning role at Louisville, where he had struck out 17 batters in 9.2 scoreless frames prior to his promotion.

May 5, 2018 12:24 PM
Reds' Tanner Rainey: Back in majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey was called up Friday to replace Amir Garrett, who was placed on the bereavement list.

Rainey was up briefly in mid-April, allowing seven runs on three hits and five walks in just two innings. He'll likely be up just a few days while Garrett remains on the bereavement list and is unlikely to have much fantasy value.

April 14, 2018 01:04 PM
Reds' Tanner Rainey: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Friday, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Rainey was recalled earlier in the week, but his performance in the big leagues was poor at best. He allowed seven runs in two innings pitched, prompting the Reds to send him back to the minors for more seasoning. He received lots of praise from manager Bryan Price during spring training, however, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in the majors later in the season. To take his spot in the major-league bullpen, Dylan Floro was promoted from Triple-A.

April 10, 2018 04:40 PM
Reds' Tanner Rainey: Promoted to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rainey's contract was selected from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

Rainey has just two innings under his belt at the Triple-A level, but he hasn't allowed a run and holds a 5:1 K:BB. He also drew raves reviews from manager Bryan Price during spring training, so it's not surprising to see him in the big leagues already. He should slot into lower-leverage situations to start, but it's not crazy to think he could find his way into high-leverage situations if he finds success in the majors. Yovani Gallardo was designated for assignment to make room for him on the active roster.

March 7, 2018 09:20 PM
Reds' Tanner Rainey: Draws praise from manager Bryan Price
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reds manager Bryan Price praised Rainey unsolicited before Wednesday's spring training game against the White Sox, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. "He's a guy worth really watching closely," Price said. "That's a big arm, big slider. I think he's going to be a good one. I volunteered that because I haven't really spoken about him. I think he's been very impressive in camp the way he's handled himself."

Rainey has touched 98 mph on the radar a couple of times in spring training. He has a big strikeout upside in relief, but he also has walked opposing batters at a prolific clip, including 11 batters in 17 innings in a late call-up to Double-A Pensacola last year.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Atlanta 2.201 10.13036
vs LHB 7.000 7.710611
vs RHB 15.100 2.3501123
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/29@DET0100.01320
7/4MIA0001.01002
7/6KC0001.01010
7/13@PHI0000.10010
7/14@PHI0001.00003
7/16@BAL0001.00021
7/18@ATL0001.00003
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
@PHI
L3-4
15
16
@BAL
W8-1
17
@BAL
L2-9
18
@ATL
W13-4
19
@ATL
L3-4
20
@ATL
7:20 pm
21
@ATL
7:08 pm
22
COL
7:05 pm
23
COL
7:05 pm
24
COL
7:05 pm
25
COL
4:05 pm
26
LAD
7:05 pm
27
LAD
4:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3

13

11

4

-3

-9

4

10












1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018CIN00 24.43800000 7.013191940127
2019WAS13 4.032500003 22.1131110321734
Total 13 8.903300003 29.1263029722941
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018CIN8000000000 --- --- ---
2019WAS25000000000 --- --- ---
Total 33000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2018CINP80101001.000
2019WASP250514001.000
Total  330615001.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2018CIN167 1.0000000 .40645 32.1 .9060
2019WAS02211 2.0910001 .16599 12.9 .3163
Total 12818 1.6710001 .234144 17.5 .4863
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015R-Billings Mustangs22 4.271515000 59.0583728252857
2016AFX-Dayton Dragons510 5.572920001103.110970649866113
2017AFA-Daytona Tortugas22 3.80390009 45.0211919452277
2017AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo11 1.59140004 17.0843221127
 
Latest Tanner Rainey Video

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/235
Birthdate:
12/25/1992
Age:
26
Hometown:
Hammond, LA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
2