What is Drew Storen worth?
It’s a question that has been debated pretty heavily since the Nationals used their No. 10 overall pick to draft the talented reliever in 2009. In fact, it’s fair to say that Storen, the team’s 23-year-old stopper who recorded 43 saves last year, has been one of the more divisive characters on the team’s roster among pundits, bloggers, and fans since he made his major league debut in 2010.
The issue has been raised several times as the team’s stopper has been a major figure in trade rumors over the past two seasons. Some believe that his overall stuff, combined with the general volatility of the position, makes him expendable. Others argue that given his youth and his recent production, he could be the Nats’ version of Mariano Rivera.
Even leading into this spring, the question had been asked as Storen’s name was involved with rumors of a potential trade for a center fielder, and now it’s a question that we’re about to have an answer for.