Sean Doolittle

Sean Doolittle

RP - WSH
Age: 32College: VirginiaBats: LThrows: L

Next Game

WSH @ NYM
Mon, 5/20 7:10pm
Matchup (?) N/A
Rank P #34
Projection (?) 2 pts

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Yahoo
88%
 
ESPN
93%

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Doolittle could be a top-five closer in a full season. He has posted a 1.80 ERA, 24 strikeouts, six walks (already matching 2018's tally), and seven saves in 20 innings. While a 1.25 WHIP is far higher than 2018's microscopic 0.60, a career-worst .333 BABIP bears some of the burden. Yet injuries are par for the course, as the 32-year-old has averaged 37 innings over the past four seasons. The elite skills -- and steady ninth-inning role on a playoff contender -- make Doolittle a borderline top-10 closer despite the likelihood of missed time.

Doolittle is firmly established as the Nationals' closer, and he's proven to be an elite one when healthy. Unfortunately, injuries have been a frequent concern for Doolittle, which helps explain why the Nationals acquired two other relievers with closing experience in Trever Rosenthal and Kyle Barraclough.

Doolittle only had 25 saves and 60 strikeouts last year, but he had an absurd 0.600 WHIP. That isn't a typo. With a full season, don't be surprised when Doolittle finishes in the elite tier of fantasy closers.