Fastball: His fastball sits in the 90-94 mph range with some quality movement out of the zone.
Curveball: He has a curve which breaks hard in the 79-83 mph range. It has snap down break.
Changeup: He has a changeup but rarely uses it because he pitches in relief.
Control: Storen has potential to be a starter, but he is being held back because his command is average.
Strengths: He has an excellent fastball/curveball combo which works well from the pen.
Weaknesses: He has command issues that he needs to work on.
Storen zipped through 3 minor league levels in his pro debut, going all the way to Double-A Harrisburg. In 13.2 innings in the 2009 Arizona Fall League, he had 2 wins, 4 saves, a 0.66 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP, and 13 K’s. He allowed 16 hits, but he made up for it by only giving up 3 BB’s. He is likely to start the 2010 season in Double A, but could see a promotion very quickly if he comes out of the gate hot. Aside from his control issues there isn’t much reason to doubt success in the minors this year. He will likely see time in the majors and could be the Nationals’ closer by the end of 2010.