Joe Nathan

#36, RP, Detroit
Joe Nathan
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    230
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    November 22, 1974
  • Birth Place:
    Houston, Texas
  • College:
    SUNY-Stony Brook
  • Draft:
    1995 6ᵗʰ round by the San Francisco Giants
  • W
    5
  • L
    4
  • ERA
    4.81
  • K
    54
  • BB
    29


Player Notes
Joe Nathan tossed a scoreless ninth, allowing only an infield single, versus the Braves on Monday.

Advice: Nathan was pitching for the first time since injuring a fingernail Thursday. He didn't have his best velocity of the spring today, working at 89-91 mph, but that might have been because of the fingernail. He got the job done, but we'd sure like to see him more consistently in the 91-94 mph range.

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Joe Nathan said Saturday that his injured thumbnail is progressing but is still tender.

Advice: He was able to throw fastballs in a throwing session on Friday and will attempt to throw breaking balls on Saturday. He's scheduled to return to game action on Monday. The veteran right-hander has been abysmal again this spring for the Tigers, but is still expected to begin the season in the closer's role for the Tigers.

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Mon, Mar 30 Rotoworld
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that Joe Nathan will rest for the next three days due to a thumbnail issue.

Advice: It was an issue for him during Thursday's appearance, where he gave up a home run to one of the three batters he faced and sat in the 89-90 mph range. Joakim Soria tossed a scoreless inning Thursday for the save, but Ausmus indicated after the game that there's no competition for the closer role. Nathan still appears likely to go into the season as the closer, but it's hard to have a lot of faith in him right now.

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Sat, Mar 28 Rotoworld
Joe Nathan broke a thumbnail in his outing Thursday afternoon against the Orioles.

Advice: Nathan was making back-to-back appearances for the first time this spring. He allowed a home run to Jayson Nix but retired the other two batters he faced. The veteran closer has a 5.79 ERA in 8 1/3 innings this spring and looks like an unreliable fantasy option for the 2015 season. Joakim Soria is next in line for saves in Detroit.

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Thu, Mar 26 Rotoworld
Joe Nathan allowed a pair of singles before finishing a scoreless inning Wednesday against the Marlins.

Advice: Nathan also pitch around an error to strand the bases loaded. He had pretty good velocity today, with MLB.com's Jason Beck seeing him at 94 mph on the stadium gun. That's encouraging, even if it wasn't the one-two-three inning we'd like to see.

Thu, Mar 26 Rotoworld
Joe Nathan gave up a run and two hits in his inning Sunday against the Nationals.

Advice: It could have been worse, but a comebacker that Nathan tried to barehand ended up ricocheting and turning into a double play for the Tigers. It's the second time in eight appearances that Nathan has been scored upon this spring. Meanwhile, Joakim Soria drew some raves for his inning after Nathan exited.

Wed, Mar 25 Rotoworld

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Home Score Away

Wednesday, April 1 - (Preseason)

Head-to-head vs. Houston

Head-to-head vs. Houston
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Pit 10 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 22.1 17 8 7 4 11 16 2.82 1.25 .215
Home (this year) 33 0 3 2 16 1 0 0 0 31.0 25 15 14 1 17 32 4.06 1.35 .225
Day (this year) 23 0 2 0 12 3 0 0 0 22.0 20 10 10 3 9 20 4.09 1.32 .238
Last game vs. Pit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Mar 30 Atl L 2-4 - 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00
Mar 26 Bal W 6-4 W 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 13.50
Mar 25 Mia W 8-4 W 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00
Mar 22 Was T 7-7 - 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 9.00
Mar 20 NYY L 2-11 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00
Mar 17 Was L 4-6 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00
Mar 14 @NYY L 1-4 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00
Mar 12 Phi L 5-6 L 0.2 5 6 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 54.00
Mar 9 Tor W 6-4 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00
Mar 7 @Atl W 12-6 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
1999 SF 19 14 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 90.1 84 45 42 17 46 54 4.18 1.44 .243
2000 SF 20 15 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 93.1 89 63 54 12 63 61 5.21 1.63 .255
2002 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.27 .083
2003 SF 78 0 12 4 0 3 20 0 0 79.0 51 26 26 7 33 83 2.96 1.06 .186
2004 Min 73 0 1 2 44 3 0 0 0 72.1 48 14 13 3 23 89 1.62 0.98 .187
2005 Min 69 0 7 4 43 5 0 0 0 70.0 46 22 21 5 22 94 2.70 0.97 .183
2006 Min 64 0 7 0 36 2 0 0 0 68.1 38 12 12 3 16 95 1.58 0.79 .158
2007 Min 68 0 4 2 37 4 0 0 0 71.2 54 15 15 4 19 77 1.88 1.02 .209
2008 Min 68 0 1 2 39 6 0 0 0 67.2 43 13 10 5 18 74 1.33 0.90 .179
2009 Min 70 0 2 2 47 5 0 0 0 68.2 42 16 16 7 22 89 2.10 0.93 .171
2011 Min 48 0 2 1 14 3 8 0 0 44.2 38 26 24 7 14 43 4.84 1.16 .222
2012 Tex 66 0 3 5 37 3 0 0 0 64.1 55 23 20 7 13 78 2.80 1.06 .231
2013 Tex 67 0 6 2 43 3 0 0 0 64.2 36 10 10 2 22 73 1.39 0.90 .162
2014 Det 62 0 5 4 35 7 0 0 0 58.0 60 32 31 5 29 54 4.81 1.53 .265
Totals 776 29 62 34 376 45 28 0 0 916.2 685 317 294 84 340 966 2.89 1.12 .206
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1999 SF 19 28 1 5 1 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 .179 .233 .214 .448
2000 SF 20 32 3 5 2 0 2 3 1 9 0 0 .156 .176 .406 .583
2003 SF 78 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2004 Min 73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2006 Min 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 195 63 4 10 3 0 2 4 3 17 0 0 .159 .194 .302 .496
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
1999 SF 19 P 14 90 3 14 11 0 0 1.000
2000 SF 20 P 15 93 8 19 11 0 0 1.000
2002 SF 4 P 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 1.000
2003 SF 78 P 0 79 4 9 5 0 1 1.000
2004 Min 73 P 0 72 1 7 6 0 1 1.000
2005 Min 69 P 0 70 2 9 6 1 0 .889
2006 Min 64 P 0 68 3 10 5 2 1 .800
2007 Min 68 P 0 71 1 5 3 1 0 .800
2008 Min 68 P 0 67 3 10 6 1 1 .900
2009 Min 70 P 0 68 5 12 6 1 1 .917
2011 Min 48 P 0 44 5 9 4 0 0 1.000
2012 Tex 66 P 0 64 3 8 4 1 1 .875
2013 Tex 67 P 0 64 5 12 7 0 0 1.000
2014 Det 62 P 0 58 6 12 6 0 0 1.000
Totals 776 P 29 916 49 138 82 7 6 .949