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
    4
  • L
    3
  • ERA
    5.59
  • K
    44
  • BB
    16


Player Notes
Joe Nathan struck out the side to emphatically shut out the lights on the Angels in a 6-4 Thursday victory.

Advice: He did so as new Dave Dombrowski toy Joakim Soria looked on from the bullpen area. This was the second time this season that Nathan has struck out the side. Nathan toted an embarrassing 6.23 ERA from the ballpark after July 19's blown save against the Indians, but he's struck out five and given up just one hit and no walks in three consecutive shutout appearances. As long as he keeps stringing together scoreless appearances, Brad Ausmus will keep trotting Nathan out in the ninth. If Nathan returns to his June form (9.00 ERA), however, it will be Soria time in Detroit.

Thu, Jul 31 Rotoworld
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Joe Nathan will remain the Tigers' closer despite Wednesday's trade for Joakim Soria, according to MLB.com's Jason Beck.

Advice: It was a legitimate question, as Nathan owns a 5.89 ERA and five blown saves on the year. The right-hander has been better in July, though, having been scored upon in just one of his seven appearances. Soria will presumably hold down a setup role with his new club, but he will be looming if Nathan falters in the closer role going forward.

More: Jason Beck on Twitter

Thu, Jul 24 Rotoworld
Joe Nathan worked around a single to toss a scoreless ninth, preserve a 4-3 win, and earn his 20th save of the season Monday against Arizona.

Advice: Nathan has finished off scoreless appearances in six of his last seven. Unfortunately, the one he didn't was a three-run implosion over the weekend against the Indians, after which the media began discussing his job security. Nathan has been scored upon in 10 of his last 22 appearances, but manager Brad Ausmus has proven he'll grant an extremely long leash. Nathan is 20-for-25 in save conversions to go with a 5.89 ERA and 1.53 WHIP.

Wed, Jul 23 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Colorado

Head-to-head vs. Colorado
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Col 18 5 3 3 2 0 3 0 0 40.2 38 33 31 5 23 31 6.86 1.50 .259
Home (this year) 22 0 2 2 8 1 0 0 0 20.2 18 13 12 1 11 25 5.23 1.40 .231
Night (this year) 24 0 2 3 12 3 0 0 0 22.0 27 17 16 2 11 25 6.55 1.73 .297
Last game vs. Col 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1
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
Jul 29 CWS L 4-11 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 3 21 5 0 38.2 5.59
Jul 24 @LAA W 6-4 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 3 21 6 0 37.2 5.73
Jul 21 @Ari W 4-3 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 20 6 0 36.2 5.89
Jul 20 Cle W 5-1 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 19 5 0 35.2 6.06
Jul 19 Cle L 2-5 L 1.0 2 3 3 0 2 2 4 3 19 5 0 34.2 6.23
Jul 11 @KC W 2-1 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 19 6 0 33.2 5.61
Jul 9 LAD W 4-1 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 18 6 0 32.2 5.79
Jul 6 TB L 3-7 - 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 17 5 0 31.2 5.97
Jul 2 Oak W 9-3 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 17 5 0 30.2 6.16
Jun 28 @Hou W 4-3 SV 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 4 2 17 5 0 29.2 6.37
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 41 0 4 3 21 5 0 0 0 38.2 40 25 24 5 16 44 5.59 1.45 .261
Totals 755 29 61 33 362 43 28 0 0 897.1 665 310 287 84 327 956 2.88 1.11 .204
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 41 P 0 38 3 4 1 0 0 1.000
Totals 755 P 29 897 46 130 77 7 6 .946