Drew Storen
RP CIN
2 weeks ago

Storen (1-2) picked up the loss Saturday night against the Dodgers, allowing two hits while striking out one.

EDGE Analysis

In a sign of how the Reds' bullpen management has changed, Reds manager Bryan Price was questioned why Storen was brought in to pitch the ninth with the game tied, rather than closer Raisel Iglesias, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Price was holding Iglesias for a potential save situation, and simply trusted Storen, who now has a 2.39 ERA following this outing.

Drew Storen
RP CIN
4 weeks ago

Storen has given up six runs (five earned) across nine innings during May.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty's season ERA still sits at a solid 2.57, but five walks and only four strikeouts in the month of May tell a different story. Storen worked through April with a stellar 0.75 ERA and 1.00 WHIP, but has been unable to find much traction since. If he is able to find that form again, he could be in the mix at the back end of the Reds' bullpen, but will need to improve upon his WHIP of 1.78 in May.

Drew Storen
RP CIN
2 months ago

Storen allowed a solo home run in the eighth inning and was credited with a blown save during Monday's win over Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds ended up winning the game in extra innings, and the homer only increased Storen's ERA to 1.38. However, the Reds are using multiple relievers to close out games, and Storen has now blown two of his three save opportunities. His 1.38 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 10.4 K/9 are all serviceable ratios, but his struggles finishing off games early this year is a concern.

Drew Storen
RP CIN
2 months ago

Storen retired four batters Saturday to pick up his first hold of the season, striking out two while walking one. He also picked up his first at-bat since 2010, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Storen hasn't yet had to pitch on back-to-back days, but with the bullpen having to pick up eight innings Saturday, it's possible that Storen could still be back out there Sunday in a pinch. All four of the Reds' top four relievers (Raisel Iglesias, Michael Lorenzen, Tony Cingrani and Storen) worked Saturday.

Drew Storen
RP CIN
3 months ago

Storen picked up his first save of the season with a scoreless inning against the Phillies on Thursday. He gave up one hit and struck out two batters.

EDGE Analysis

After Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias were used to close out a victory Wednesday night (in that order), manager Bryan Price turned to Storen to nail down the win Thursday afternoon. Storen's velocity was said to be down some this spring, but he made quick work of the bottom of the Phillies' lineup in his second appearance with the Reds, retiring the side on 14 pitches (12 strikes). It appears Storen is very much a part of the closer committee in Cincinnati.

Drew Storen
RP CIN
3 months ago

Storen's velocity has been down to 88-90 mph this spring from the 91.8 mph he averaged on fastball last season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He's given up nine runs and eight hits in 4.7 innings this spring.

EDGE Analysis

Storen is set to begin the season as a top setup man and could get a chance to save games if Raisel Iglesias' elbow and hip injuries keep him out for the start of the regular season. However, Storen's poor spring and drop in velocity are cause for concern.

Drew Storen
RP CIN
4 months ago

The Reds would like to be able to employ a four-man rotation at closer this season, rather than use a traditional bullpen construction. Storen would be part of that mix.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds have the opportunity to experiment with their bullpen roles, in part because they are rebuilding, and because they don't have an established full-time closer. Storen has closing experience, but is coming off his worst season in the majors. In particular his home run rate spiked, and if that continues it'll be hard to earn the trust of Bryan Price in the ninth inning.

Drew Storen
RP CIN
6 months ago

Storen signed a one-year contract with the Reds on Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The numbers for Storen between Toronto and Seattle last season leave much to be desired, but was able to land a major league deal from the pitching-needy Reds on the strength of his larger body of work. Storen has posted a 3.31 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 98 saves in parts of seven major league seasons. He saved 29 games for the Nationals in 2015 and figures to enter the back-end mix with Cincinnati, perhaps working as part of a closer committee alongside Raisel Iglesias and Tony Cingrani.

Drew Storen
RP CIN
10 months ago

Storen (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day DL on Sunday, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

EDGE Analysis

Storen last appeared with the Mariners on Aug. 19 before shoulder inflammation set in. After coming over in a trade from the Blue Jays on July 26, Storen endured a rough debut with his new team, but pitched much better prior to landing on the DL, allowing just one earned run over his last nine innings. He'll likely work in middle relief now that he's healthy again.

Drew Storen
RP CIN
10 months ago

Storen (shoulder) is expected to be activated off the disabled list Sunday, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

A sore right shoulder sent Storen to the DL. He threw a scoreless inning Friday with Triple-A Tacoma and had no problems. The Mariners' bullpen has had trouble recently in the seventh and eighth innings, so there's a chance Storen could see higher leverage situations.