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Jonathan Papelbon

#58, RP, Washington
Jonathan Papelbon
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    227
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    November 23, 1980
  • Birth Place:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • College:
    Mississippi State
  • Draft:
    2003 4ᵗʰ round by the Boston Red Sox
  • W
    2
  • L
    1
  • ERA
    1.73
  • K
    42
  • BB
    8


Player Notes
Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless ninth in Thursday afternoon's 1-0 win over the Marlins, locking down his first save since being traded from the Phillies on June 28.

Advice: Everything went according to plan. Former closer Drew Storen entered in the eighth inning and struck out two of the three batters he faced, then handed the 1-0 lead over to Papelbon, who worked a scoreless final frame while striking out one. Storen might not be happy about losing his job, but if he can set aside his personal feelings, the Nationals' new combination for the eighth and ninth could be lethal. Prior to the trade, Paps was pitching to a 1.59 ERA and 40/8 K/BB ratio over 39 2/3 innings. He's now a perfect 18-for-18 in save chances between his two teams.

Thu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Nationals acquired RHP Jonathan Papelbon and cash considerations from the Phillies in exchange for RHP Nick Pivetta.

Advice: He'll slide into the closer role for the Nats, pushing Drew Storen to the eighth inning. Papelbon also agreed to drop his 2016 salary from $13 million to $11 million in order to have the vesting option exercised, so he's under contract through next season. Ken Giles will take over as the Phillies' closer.

Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, a trade sending Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals has been "agreed upon."

Advice: MLB.com's Todd Zolecki says the Phillies will receive pitching prospect Nick Pivetta in the deal. Papelbon is expected to take over as the Nationals' closer, pushing Drew Storen into a setup role. The reliever agreed to drop his 2016 salary from $13 million to $11 million in order to have the vesting option exercised.

More: Jon Morosi on Twitter

Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that the Nationals are "at the finish line" on a trade for Jonathan Papelbon.

Advice: Bowden adds that the Phillies' return will be a Double-A pitcher. It sounds like an official announcement is coming soon on this deal. Papelbon has said that he wants to remain a closer and his no-trade clause allows him to uphold that demand, so Drew Storen is going to take a big hit here for fantasy purposes.

More: Jim Bowden on Twitter

Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
According to Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post, the Nationals are nearing a deal for Jonathan Papelbon.

Advice: Papelbon has said that he won't waive his no-trade clause unless he gets to remain a closer, so he's presumably going to push Drew Storen out of the ninth-inning role in Washington. Papelbon, who's making $13 million this year and carries a $13 million vesting option for 2016, owns a sparkling 1.59 ERA and 40/8 K/BB ratio through 39 1/3 innings this season.

More: Barry Svrluga on Twitter

Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Todd Zolecki of MLB.com hears that Jonathan Papelbon or his agents are talking to the Nationals about a potential trade.

Advice: This presumably means that something is close. At issue with Papelbon is that he has a no-trade clause and has said that he wouldn't sign off on a deal unless he closes. Of course, the Nationals already have an All-Star closer in Drew Storen. Papelbon's contract includes a $13 million vesting option for 2016, which he could want guaranteed as part of the deal.

More: Todd Zolecki on Twitter

Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com hears from a baseball source with knowledge of the situation that Jonathan Papelbon "will be traded" by Friday's deadline.

Advice: It was reported last week that the Phillies didn't have any traction in a trade involving Papelbon, with his $13 million vesting option 2016 complicating matters. However, things have apparently changed over the past week, including a report that the Nationals are "making progress" on a deal. It sounds like there should be a resolution soon.

More: CSNPhilly.com

Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are "making progress" on acquiring Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies.

Advice: Papelbon has said that he would only waive his no-trade clause if he's sent to a team where he would close, so there's a chance Drew Storen could be moved back into a set-up role. However, the Nationals could sweeten the pot if they guarantee his $13 million vesting option for 2016.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Jonathan Papelbon has indicated that he won't approve any trade unless he will be the closer on the team he's dealt to.

Advice: This is an important distinction, because Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports had reported Friday that the Nationals could have interest in the right-hander if the Phillies were willing to eat a large portion of his remaining salary. He certainly wouldn't supplant Drew Storen in the ninth inning there, making a match unlikely.

More: Jim Salisbury on Twitter

Sat, Jul 25 Rotoworld

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Home Score Away

Tuesday, August 4

Head-to-head vs. Arizona

Head-to-head vs. Arizona
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Ari 19 0 2 0 13 0 0 0 0 18.1 16 2 2 1 2 22 0.98 0.98 .235
Home (this year) 24 0 2 0 12 0 0 0 0 26.0 19 5 4 4 4 26 1.38 0.88 .202
Night (this year) 22 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 23.1 18 6 6 2 3 27 2.31 0.90 .212
Last game vs. Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 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
Aug 3 Ari L 4-6 - 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 18 0 0 41.2 1.73
Jul 30 @Mia W 1-0 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 18 0 0 40.2 1.55
Changed team from Phi to Was
Jul 24 @ChC W 5-3 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 17 0 0 39.2 1.59
Jul 22 TB W 5-4 W 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 16 0 0 38.2 1.63
Jul 20 TB W 5-3 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 16 0 0 36.2 1.72
Jul 18 Mia W 3-1 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 15 0 0 35.2 1.77
Jul 17 Mia W 6-3 - 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 14 0 0 34.2 1.82
Jul 7 @LAD W 7-2 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 14 0 0 33.2 1.60
Jul 5 @Atl W 4-0 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 14 0 0 32.2 1.65
Jul 2 Mil L 7-8 - 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 14 0 0 31.2 1.71
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
2005 Bos 17 3 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 34.0 33 11 10 4 17 34 2.65 1.47 .260
2006 Bos 59 0 4 2 35 6 1 0 0 68.1 40 8 7 3 13 75 0.92 0.78 .167
2007 Bos 59 0 1 3 37 3 2 0 0 58.1 30 12 12 5 15 84 1.85 0.77 .146
2008 Bos 67 0 5 4 41 5 0 0 0 69.1 58 24 18 4 8 77 2.34 0.95 .223
2009 Bos 66 0 1 1 38 3 0 0 0 68.0 54 15 14 5 24 76 1.85 1.15 .213
2010 Bos 65 0 5 7 37 8 0 0 0 67.0 57 34 29 7 28 76 3.90 1.27 .226
2011 Bos 63 0 4 1 31 3 0 0 0 64.1 50 22 21 3 10 87 2.94 0.93 .207
2012 Phi 70 0 5 6 38 4 0 0 0 70.0 56 22 19 8 18 92 2.44 1.06 .216
2013 Phi 61 0 5 1 29 7 0 0 0 61.2 59 23 20 6 11 57 2.92 1.14 .247
2014 Phi 66 0 2 3 39 4 0 0 0 66.1 45 15 15 2 15 63 2.04 0.90 .191
2015 Phi 37 0 2 1 17 0 0 0 0 39.2 31 9 7 3 8 40 1.59 0.98 .211
2015 Was 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 2 4.50 1.00 .250
Totals 632 3 37 30 343 44 7 0 0 669.0 515 196 173 51 167 763 2.33 1.02 .209
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2005 Bos 17 P 3 34 3 5 2 0 0 1.000
2006 Bos 59 P 0 68 4 8 3 1 0 .875
2007 Bos 59 P 0 58 4 4 0 0 0 1.000
2008 Bos 67 P 0 69 5 13 5 3 0 .769
2009 Bos 66 P 0 68 1 6 4 1 0 .833
2010 Bos 65 P 0 67 4 10 5 1 0 .900
2011 Bos 63 P 0 64 3 6 2 1 0 .833
2012 Phi 70 P 0 70 1 10 9 0 0 1.000
2013 Phi 61 P 0 61 2 7 5 0 0 1.000
2014 Phi 66 P 0 66 3 6 3 0 0 1.000
2015 Phi 37 P 0 39 3 8 3 2 0 .750
2015 Was 2 P 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
Totals 632 P 3 669 33 84 42 9 0 .893