Sean Doolittle

Sean Doolittle

RP - WSH
Age: 33College: VirginiaBats: LThrows: L

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WSH @ HOU
Tue, 10/22 8:08pm
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Rank P #34
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Sean Doolittle was a borderline top-10 closer to begin the season, but injuries and inconsistency have taken a toll on his rest-of-season outlook.

The oft-injured Doolittle has worked his most innings (52) since 2014, and it appeared to catch up to him. His ERA expanded to 4.33 by allowing 10 runs over his last five outings - punctuated by three homers in his most recent appearance - before going on the IL with right knee tendinitis. There's no timetable for his return just yet, but Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Doolittle will come back to the closer's role. Perhaps he'll return healthy and rested as a top-12 closer in September.

Doolittle is no longer a world beater for the Nationals or fantasy owners, but they can't complain about 48 first half Ks, nor the respectable ratios he continues to put up each and every month.