Ryan Madson

Ryan Madson

RP - WSH
Height: 6' 6"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 37Bats: LThrows: RCountry: USA

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Sat, 7/22 8:10pm
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ROS Rank P #123
Projection (?) 1.3 pts

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Ryan Madson throws scoreless eighth inning in Nats debut

Ryan Madson threw a scoreless eighth inning in Tuesday's win over the Angels. Meanwhile, Sean Doolittle pitched the ninth inning to record a save.

Fantasy Impact

It looked like Madson would get the nod as closer over Doolittle when both pitchers were acquired from the A's. Madson could still get more chances than Doolittle and fantasy owners will have to let this play out before knowing who the Nationals closer will be. It should be noted that Doolittle was used against three left-handed batters who struggle against LHP so this may have been due to matchups and not Doolittle getting the first shot at the closer role. It should also be noted that even with the lefty-on-lefty matchups, Doolittle's outing was far from clean.

John Aubin3 days ago
Ryan Madson traded to Nationals

Ryan Madson along with bullpen mate Sean Doolittle were acquired from the A's in exchange for RHP Blake Treinen, LHP Jesus Luzardo and 3B Sheldon Neuse.

Fantasy Impact

Madson has had a stellar season for the A's, bringing a 2.06 ERA and 39 strikeouts over 39 1/3 innings to the dismal Nationals' bullpen. The closer role appears to be a committee to start with although with Madson's more impressive season thus far and being right handed, he figures to have the lion's share. Fantasy owners should monitor the situation closely but it wouldn't hurt to speculate on picking up Madson if he's sitting on your waiver wire.

Washington Nationals acquire Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle

The Nationals have acquired LHP Sean Doolittle and RHP Ryan Madson from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Blake Treinen and prospects Jesus Lazardo and Sheldon Neuse.

Fantasy Impact

Doolittle figures to be the favorite to close in Washington, however there will likely be some shared duty with Madson as both are fully capable of locking down the back-end of games. Either way, Madson's value should get a bit of a bump going to a better team in the Nationals. Madson owns a 2.17 ERA with a 0.80 WHIP and 35 strikeouts over 37 1/3 innings. Together with Doolittle, he will certainly provide stability to the disaster that has been Washington's bullpen thus far in 2017.

Josh Loesche5 days ago
Ryan Madson gets his 14th hold of the season against Chicago (AL)

In a 7-6 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday, Ryan Madson struck out one batter and gave up zero earned runs, hits and walks in the seventh inning.

Fantasy Impact

Madson continues to thrive as Oakland's seventh or eighth inning reliever option and should continue to be on fantasy owners' players to watch list since he still has potential to be Oakland's closer down the road at some point if Santiago Casilla struggles mightily in the coming days/weeks.

CD Hill3 weeks ago
Ryan Madson locked down his 13th hold of the season

In a 6-4 win over the Astros on Tuesday, Ryan Madson pitched 1.1 innings of relief and gave up zero earned runs, hits and walks while striking out three batters.

Fantasy Impact

Madson now has a very respectable 2.35 ERA on the year and is a candidate to close for the A's if Santiago Casilla loses the role at any point down the road.

CD Hill3 weeks ago