Blake Treinen, Relief Pitcher, Washington Nationals, #45
Date of Birth: 6/30/1988
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas
College: South Dakota State University
Blake Treinen, relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals, was first drafted in 2010 by the Miami Marlins. However, the Marlins retracted their offer when an MRI revealed that he had a shoulder inflammation. A year later, he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics. He pitched in the Athletics' minor league system in 2011 and 2012.
Treinen was traded to the Nationals in January, 2013. He pitched as a starting pitcher in their minor league system in 2013.
Treinen pitched in 7 games as a starting pitcher and 8 games as a reliever with the Nationals in 2014. He finished with a 2.49 ERA and 30 strikeouts to 13 walks in 50.2 innings. He also pitched 80.2 innings in 16 games in the minors.
Treinen was only a relief pitcher in 2015. He finished the season with 2 wins and 5 losses, 65 strikeouts to 32 walks, and a 3.86 ERA in 67.2 innings in 60 games with the Nationals.
In 2016, Treinen pitched in a career high 73 games. He finished the season with 4 wins and 1 loss, 1 save, 63 strikeouts to 31 walks, and a career low ERA of 2.28 in 67.0 innings. He pitched 2.2 innings in 3 games in the postseason and he gave up 3 hits and 2 runs. He struck out 5 batters and walked none.
Career pitching statistics for Treinen through 2016 include:
- 148 games played
- 185.1 innings pitched
- 158 strikeouts to 76 walks
- 2.91 ERA