Koda Glover

Position: RHP
Born: 4/13/1993
Height: 6'5
Weight: 225
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the eighth round of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 3-0 with a 2.18 ERA and six saves in 33 games between Potomac (High A), Harrisburg (Double-A) and Syracuse (Triple-A), striking out 52 and walking just 14 in 45.1 IP, while allowing 31 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Syracuse on July 20 when RHP Reynaldo Lopez was sent down and LHP Nick Lee was designated for assignment to clear a space on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 7/20/2016

Debut Details
July 20, in an 8-1 win against the Dodgers. The last of three pitchers, he needed just four pitches to retire the side in the ninth, throwing all four for strikes. The first batter he faced, Justin Turner, flew out to right field, after which Andrew Toles grounded back to Glover on the first pitch and Scott Van Slyke flew out to left field on the first pitch he saw.

Player Notes
The second member of the 2015 MLB Draft Class to make his major league debut this season (and, for that matter, in the last four days, following in the footsteps of White Sox pitcher Carson Fulmer), Glover nevertheless managed to see time (and make fans) at all five of the Nationals’ minor league outposts. In 2015, after signing out of Oklahoma State as a junior, he split the season between Auburn (Short-Season A) and Hagerstown (Class A), combining to go 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA in 19 games, striking out 38 while walking just two—yes, two—in 30 innings, and allowing 22 hits. He throws a mid-90s fastball and a plus changeup, and projects as a future closer with the makeup to match. He started his college career with two seasons at Eastern Oklahoma State, where he was a starter, but his transfer to Oklahoma State saw the beginning of that future as a late inning, or situational specialist out of the bullpen.