Drew Storen, Pitcher, Cincinnati Reds
Date of Birth: 8/11/1987
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
College: Stanford University
Current Salary: $3,000,000
Drew Storen, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, was first drafted by the New York Yankees in 2007 but he opted instead to attend Stanford University. Two years later, he was drafted by the Washington Nationals. He pitched in the Nationals' minor league system for less than two seasons (2009, 2010) before being called up to the majors.
Storen first joined the Nationals' bullpen in 2010. That season, he pitched 55.1 innings in 54 games and he had a 4-4 record, 5 saves, and a 3.58 ERA. He had his best season the following year. As the Nationals' closer in 2011, he had a 2.75 ERA, 6-3 record, and 43 saves in 75.1 innings in 73 games.
Storen had elbow surgery prior to the 2012 season and he spent much of that season on the DL. In 2013, he pitched out of the Nationals' bullpen, often as their setup man. He finished the season with a 4.52 ERA in 61.2 innings in 68 games. In 2014, Storen had a career low ERA of 1.12. He finished with 11 saves in 56.1 innings in 65 games.
In 2015, Storen was the Nationals' closer until they acquired Jonathan Papelbon at the end of July. He finished the season with 29 saves, 67 strikeouts to 16 walks, and a 3.44 ERA in 55.0 innings in 58 games.
Storen was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on January 8, 2016. He was designated for assignment on July 23, 2016. The Blue Jays traded him to the Seattle Mariners on July 26, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with a 5.23 ERA in 38 games with the Blue Jays and 19 games with the Mariners. He had 4 wins to 3 losses, 3 saves, and 48 strikeouts to 13 walks in 51.2 innings.
Storen became a free agent on November 3, 2016. He signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Reds on January 3, 2017.
Career pitching statistics for Storen through 2016 include:
- 412 games played
- 385.2 innings pitched
- 25-16 win-loss record
- 98 saves
- 369 strikeouts to 109 walks
- 3.31 ERA
Storen's father is sportscaster Mark Patrick.