April 29, 2010 - International League (IL) - Syracuse Chiefs
The Washington Nationals today promoted right-handed pitcher Drew Storen to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Director of Player Development Doug Harris made the joint announcement.
The 10th-overall selection in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, Storen converted all four save opportunities and posted a 0.96 ERA in seven appearances with Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. The 22-year-old fanned 11 and walked just one batter in 9.1 innings pitched. Storen posted a .161 (5-for-31) batting average against, including a stingy .059 (1-for-17) against right-handed batters.
Storen is 2-1 with 15 saves and a 1.75 ERA in 35 appearances during his two seasons as a professional. He has tallied 60 strikeouts against just nine walks in 46.1 innings, good enough for a 6.7/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 11.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings.