Joe Nathan Washington Nationals

Age: 47 (November 22, 1974) | 6' 4" | 230lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-27
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SF NL 1999 7 4 1 0 19 14 90.1 84 17 46 54 4.18 1.44 1.47 4.6 5.4 .250 n/a
SF NL 2000 5 2 0 0 20 15 93.1 89 12 63 61 5.21 1.63 1.48 6.1 5.9 .276 n/a
SF NL 2002 0 0 0 0 4 0 3.2 1 0 0 2 0.00 0.27 0.27 0.0 0.0 .107 n/a 2
SF NL 2003 12 4 0 0 78 0 79.0 51 7 33 83 2.96 1.06 0.99 3.8 9.5 .239 n/a 19
MIN AL 2004 1 2 44 0 73 0 72.1 48 3 23 89 1.62 0.98 0.88 2.9 11.1 .281 n/a 43
MIN AL 2005 7 4 43 0 69 0 70.0 46 5 22 94 2.70 0.97 0.92 2.8 12.1 .284 n/a 42
MIN AL 2006 7 0 36 0 64 0 68.1 38 3 16 95 1.58 0.79 0.74 2.1 12.5 .264 n/a 45
MIN AL 2007 4 2 37 0 68 0 71.2 54 4 19 77 1.88 1.02 0.97 2.4 9.7 .286 n/a 39 25
MIN AL 2008 1 2 39 0 68 0 67.2 43 5 18 74 1.33 0.90 0.88 2.4 9.8 .245 n/a 39 25
MIN AL 2009 2 2 47 0 70 0 68.2 42 7 22 89 2.10 0.93 0.92 2.9 11.7 .251 n/a 43 27
MIN AAA 2011 0 0 0 0 3 1 3.0 2 0 1 5 0.00 1.00 0.83 3.0 15.0 .366 n/a
MIN AL 2011 2 1 14 0 48 0 44.2 38 7 14 43 4.84 1.16 1.24 2.8 8.7 .272 35/18/47 10 6
TEX AL 2012 3 5 37 0 66 0 64.0 55 7 13 78 2.81 1.06 1.12 1.8 11.0 .319 45/21/33 30 20
TEX AL 2013 6 2 43 0 67 0 64.2 36 2 22 73 1.39 0.90 0.77 3.1 10.2 .237 32/23/45 44 27
DET AL 2014 5 4 35 0 62 0 58.0 60 5 29 54 4.81 1.53 1.41 4.5 8.4 .334 42/23/36 19 10
DET AAA 2015 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.2 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
DET AL 2015 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 1 0
CHC AA 2016 0 1 0 0 7 0 6.2 3 2 0 6 2.70 0.45 0.90 0.0 0.0 .072 n/a
SF AA 2016 1 0 2 0 6 0 6.0 3 0 1 7 0.00 0.67 0.58 1.5 10.5 .232 n/a
CHC AAA 2016 0 0 0 0 4 0 2.2 0 0 5 3 6.75 1.88 0.94 16.9 10.1 0.00 n/a
CHC NL 2016 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.0 2 0 2 4 0.00 2.00 1.50 9.0 18.0 .549 0/75/25 1 1
SF NL 2016 1 0 0 0 7 0 4.0 3 0 2 5 0.00 1.25 1.00 4.5 11.2 .323 27/9/64 2 1
WAS AAA 2017 0 2 4 0 17 0 16.0 19 3 8 15 6.19 1.69 1.72 4.5 8.4 .347 n/a
SF NL 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 0 0
Career 17yrs 64 34 377 0 787 29 922.2 690 84 344 976 2.87 1.12 1.07 3.4 9.5 .272 n/a
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PK 5x5: $11 MF 5x5: $15 AP 4x4: $20
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '11
Departed for Texas. Rumor is - he's the closer and Feliz is in the rotation.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Nov 23 '11
While Capps is a little homer happy, he's only given up 2 walks all season. I'd say he's doing just fine. His biggest flaw is the lack of save opportunities.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jun 20 '11
Saw him pitch an inning in a AAA Rochester game last night. One inning, 12 pitches, 2 strikeouts, 3 and out, 93 MPH. Capps has not exactly been burning it up. See you soon Joe!
John Brand JohnB
Jun 19 '11
It's way too early to say anything, but he's shown a very small sign of life in the form of 2 straight clean innings at 2K/per.

The bet here is that he'll get another shot (it's that organizational loyalty thing that Toz refers to, hard to argue that he hasn't earned it). But obviously they'll need much more like this before he gets it.

I'll go out on a limb and put the under/over at June 1.
Paul Benninghoff PaulB
Apr 28 '11
I think Eugene meant lack of physical ability there. Good question you raise about his long term outcome, Paul. It seems like once a closer reaches an unsuccessful return point after injury, it is hard to get the role back on the second return.

We'll see. I think the Twins have a lot of organizational loyalty here. And it's not like Nathan is John Wetteland and the replacement is Mariano.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Apr 21 '11
"Lack of ability" is a strange choice of words when talking about Joe Nathan. But, yeah, he clearly needs more time, and innings, to come back from TJ. He was bad last night in a throw-away inning, giving up a 3-run bomb to Vlad. Odds are probably low that he’ll ever come all the way back to being one of the two best closers in baseball, as he was for 6 years running. Otoh, he may very well be a solid closer again next year, or the second half of this year, or in a month. But right now it’s ugly.
Paul Benninghoff PaulB
Apr 20 '11
That could be face saving for Nathan by the club to say that it was Nathan who made the decision. It could be true, but either way, somebody stepped up either Gardy to give his player credit or the player to recognize his lack of ability.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 18 '11
The demotion was voluntary. Nathan went to Gardenhire. Not sure how these things typically go, but one would expect Nathan to continue to get stronger, and eventually get the closer job back. But the time frame is hard to guess at, and will depend in part at how Capps does.
Paul Benninghoff PaulB
Apr 18 '11
You always have to take the first hand information and apply it properly.

Toz and I always talk about our trip to LABR in 2003 and the Royals/A's game we went to beforehand. We picked up a lot of juicy tidbits that day - most notably that Eric Byrnes was much better than a 4th OF - but that would have been worthless information to us if the A's didn't agree. It also didn't mean I was going to bid $20 on Byrnes just because he looked good in a ST game.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 18 '11