15DDrew Storen
RP SEA
5 days ago

Storen was placed on the disabled list with an inflamed right shoulder.

EDGE Analysis

Storen was placed on the DL retroactive to Aug. 20, making him eligible to come back September 4. For the month of August, Storen had allowed just one run over eight innings (eight games). However, his ERA and WHIP are still at high marks of 5.77 and 1.47 for the season. In a corresponding move, the Mariners recalled Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Tacoma.

15DDrew Storen
RP SEA
3 weeks ago

Storen was credited with his first win as a Mariner after getting Albert Pujols to fly out with the bases loaded to end the seventh inning Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Storen entered with two on and two out and walked Mike Trout to load the bases. The Mariners trailed 6-4 at the time, but Storen kept it close enough for the Mariners to rally for his three runs in the bottom half of the frame and give him the win. After getting drilled in his Mariners debut, Storen has pitched four scoreless outings (three innings) with two hits and a walk.

15DDrew Storen
RP SEA
1 month ago

Storen was rocked Wednesday, surrendering four runs over 1.1 innings in his debut for the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

After being traded for Tuesday, Storen was quickly put to use by his new club, entering the game in the sixth inning down 3-0 and trying to keep things close. He succeeded in the sixth but was shelled in the seventh, raising his ERA to an astonishing 7.01 on the season. The Mariners took a chance that Storen would pitch better in a different environment, and after just one day that chance looks questionable. While it's better than being designated for assignment as he was with his old club, Storen is far from seeing any high-pressure situations with the Mariners, and has value only in very deep leagues.

15DDrew Storen
RP SEA
1 month ago

Storen was traded to the Mariners on Tuesday, along with cash considerations, in exchange for Joaquin Benoit.

EDGE Analysis

He had just been designated for assignment by the Blue Jays a couple days earlier, and the Mariners apparently wanted to see if they could help salvage his season. His velocity has been down a couple ticks, from an average fastball of 94.1 mph last season to 92.5 mph this season. He is unlikely to regain his prior form in just a two month span with a new team, but even if he does, he will be behind Steve Cishek and Edwin Diaz in the pecking order for late-inning work.

15DDrew Storen
RP SEA
1 month ago

The Blue Jays designated Storen for assignment Sunday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a stunning fall from grace for Storen, who was acquired by the Blue Jays in January with the hope that he'd challenge for the closing role. After losing out on that gig to Roberto Osuna in spring training, Storen has since toiled in middle relief, amassing 6.21 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 33.1 innings. After the veteran served up three runs in his lone frame Saturday against the Mariners, the Blue Jays determined that they had seen enough. Based on his previous track record, Storen could attract interest from other teams via trade or waivers as a reclamation project, but it's unlikely that he'll be in the mix for saves no matter where he ultimately lands.

15DDrew Storen
RP SEA
2 months ago

At the halfway point of his first season in Toronto, Storen has a 5.63 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 36 appearances (32 innings).

EDGE Analysis

To say Storen's first half was a disappointment would be an understatement. Having notched nearly 100 saves in six seasons with Washington -- including 43 in 2011 and 29 a year ago -- there were whispers during spring training that Storen could possibly replace Roberto Osuna as the Jays closer by this point in the season. Aside from Osuna converting 90 percent of his chances, Storen has posted some of the worst numbers of his career that include a 4.61 FIP, 1.41 HR/9 and a lackluster 92 mph fastball. At this point, he has little to no chance of being the team's closer during 2016. Toronto's front office confirmed this when they acquire Jason Grilli from the Braves at the end of May. Grilli immediately became what Storen was supposed to be -- the team's reliable setup man, and next-in-line for the closer's role should Osuna falter. Moving forward, Storen's value is limited in most formats.

15DDrew Storen
RP SEA
2 months ago

Storen suffered his first blown save, and third loss, in Monday's game against the Rockies. He managed to record just one out while giving up four runs on two hits.

EDGE Analysis

Storen had been on a nice roll for most of June, but any momentum gained after a slow start to the season came to a halt Monday night. The first-year Blue Jay was called upon to protect a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning. Five batters later, with the lone out coming via a sacrifice bunt, Storen was sent to the showers and Toronto was on its way to a series-opening loss. Storen and right-hander Jesse Chavez combined to allow six runs on five hits, a walk and two hit batters. The six runs were the most Toronto has surrendered in any inning this season, and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons finds himself going back to the drawing board when it comes to late-inning relief.

15DDrew Storen
RP SEA
2 months ago

Storen, who appears to have found his way after a rough start to 2016, has been reinventing himself on the mound this season by increasing the usage of his two-seam fastball, Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Instead of relying on the four-seam fastball that he threw 37 percent of the time last season, Storen now leans on a two-seamer as his primary pitch. The pitch has some movement which helps comepensate for a drop (two mph) in his fastball velocity. Using the two-seamer has also helped Storen keep the ball down in the zone. The adjustments have obviously helped as the the 28-year-old has a 3.12 ERA since May 2, after posting a 10.13 ERA in the season's first month.

15DDrew Storen
RP SEA
3 months ago

Storen (1-2) pitched a clean inning in Friday's 4-3 extra-inning victory over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old will take all the uneventful outings he can get, as he's endured his share of troubles to date this season. It was the second straight scoreless effort for the embattled Storen, who lowered his ERA to a still-unsightly 6.33. He may be hitting his stride, as he's now posted scoreless appearances in seven of his last eight trips to the mound.

15DDrew Storen
RP SEA
3 months ago

Storen has shown signs of improving after an awful April that led to him losing his job as the team's eighth-inning set-up man.

EDGE Analysis

After recording a hold in his first five appearances with the Jays, Storen's ERA rose to a hideous 10.13 by the end of the season's first month. Storen, once considered a candidate to steal the closer role in Toronto from Roberto Osuna, has been much better in his last 12 appearances. Over that span, the right-hander has 3.48 ERA while only giving up an earned run in two of those games. It is still fairly early in the season, and Storen shouldn't be written off as invaluable just yet.