Koda James Glover...Spent two seasons at Eastern Oklahoma State Junior College prior to transferring to Oklahoma State University.
Battled right shoulder tendinitis in Spring Training that delayed the start of his fourth professional season...Remained in extended Spring Training before returning to games in early July...Appeared in 11 Minor League games before being recalled on Aug. 8... Pitched to a 1.59 ERA (2 ER/11.1 IP) with a 0.97 WHIP, a .158 opp. AVG and three holds in his last 14 appearances of 2018... Earned lone save on Aug. 16 at St. Louis.
Made his first Opening Day roster...Opened the season in a set-up role before moving to the closer role in late April...Recorded five holds as a set-up man...Was placed on the 10-day DL with a left hip impingement on April 26 and again on June 11 (lower back stiffness), ending his season...Despite pitching in only 23 games, he led all Major League rookies with eight saves...Was 8-for-10 in save opportunities...Earned his first MLB save, April 22 at NYM (0.1 IP)...Did not allow an earned run in nine of 10 save opportunities...Surrendered two earned runs in his final outing, June 10 vs. TEX... Offered scoreless relief in 18 of 23 appearances...Allowed only two of 12 inherited runners to score (16.7%).
Began the season with Single-A Potomac before being promoted to Double-A Harrisburg, Triple-A Syracuse and, eventually, the Major Leagues...Went 3-1 with eight saves and a 2.25 ERA (14 ER/56.0 IP) in 40 combined appearances...Struck out 66 batters against just 14 walks...Had his contract selected on July 20 and made his MLB debut that night vs. LAD (1.0 IP)...Recorded his first strikeout, July 21 vs. LAD (Maeda)...From Aug. 22-Sept. 6, recorded a 1.00 ERA (1 ER/9.0 IP) with 12 strikeouts, two walks and three hits...He earned his first MLB win, Aug. 19 at ATL...Opposing MLB hitters posted a .200 average and a .277 on-base percentage...Held Minor League batters to a .197 average against in 56.0 innings pitched...Entered the season rated as the No. 19 prospect by MLB.com and the No. 30 prospect in Washington's system, per Baseball America.
Went 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA (6 ER/34.0 IP) in 19 games between short-season Single-A Auburn and Single-A Hagerstown...Struck out 38 and walked just two batters...Was 5-for-7 in save opportunities...Surrendered just one earned run in his first 17.0 IP (0.53 ERA), spanning 11 outings.