Ryan Madson

Ryan Madson

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

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Ryan Madson converts second save Monday

Ryan Madson allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Monday's 8-6 win over the New York Mets. The save was his second of the season.

Fantasy Impact

Sean Doolittle still has a firm grasp of the closer role in Washington, but Madson has been pitching much better than fellow setup man Brandon Kintzler and should be the next in line for save opportunities when Doolittle is unavailable. He has a 2.08 ERA and eight strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings so far this season.

Mike Maher4 days ago
Ryan Madson sees one inning of work in loss to Mets

Ryan Madson gave up one hit, but no runs in one inning of work in Sunday night's 6-5 loss to the Mets. He threw a total of 11 pitches, six of which went for strikes. This was Madson's fifth time making an appearance this season.

Fantasy Impact

Madson has yet to give up a run over five innings of work so far this season. He's recorded three strikeouts total in those appearances, and is entrenched as a setup type role right now.

Christopher Berg2 weeks ago
Ryan Madson tosses perfect eight inning

Ryan Madson came in the eight inning and struck out one batter. Madson threw nine strikes on 11 pitches. He only saw the one inning of action. He's now pitched three innings in the early going of the season and has struck out a total of two batters.

Fantasy Impact

Madson came in relief of his bullpen-mate Brandon Kintzler who was touched up for a four-run homer. Madson fared much better in the eight inning striking out one batter in the frame. This outing wasn't much more than a tuneup for Madson as the game was already out of hand. Seemed like manager Dave Martinez was looking to get him some work. Madson should still be the top setup man for the Nationals.

Christopher Berg2 weeks ago
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 Aubin39 weeks 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.