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Stephen Strasburg

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2015 Stats

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11-7

ERA

3.46

WHIP

1.11

K

155

SV

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Dubbed "The Orchid" (awesome, but fragile) by ESPN's Tony Kornheiser, Strasburg has had six DL stints in a six-year career, including two in 2015. Seen as the second coming on his way up, he’s logged ...

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2016 ADP:  40.97

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 228   DOB: 7/20/1988   BORN: San Diego, CA   COLLEGE: San Diego State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Stephen Strasburg Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $10.4 million contract with the Nationals in January of 2016.

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Strasburg has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $10.4 million deal with the Nationals on Friday, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports.

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Stephen Strasburg Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 21 AA HAR 6 5 0 22.0 13 4 0 27 6 3 1 0 0 0 1.64 0.86
2010 21 AAA SYR 6 6 0 33.1 18 4 1 38 7 4 1 0 0 0 1.08 0.76
2010 21 MAJ WAS 12 12 0 68.0 56 22 5 92 17 5 3 0 0 0 2.91 1.07
2011 22 A HAG 1 3 0 6.1 9 7 1 13 3 0 1 0 0 0 9.95 1.97
2011 22 A POT 1 1 0 3.0 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2011 22 AA HAR 1 1 0 6.0 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.17
2011 22 AAA SYR 1 1 0 5.0 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.40
2011 22 MAJ WAS 5 5 0 24.0 15 4 0 24 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.50 0.71
2012 23 MAJ WAS 28 28 0 159.3 136 56 15 197 48 15 6 0 0 0 3.16 1.15
2013 24 MAJ WAS 30 30 1 183.0 136 61 16 191 56 8 9 0 0 0 3.00 1.05
2014 25 MAJ WAS 34 34 0 215.0 198 75 23 242 43 14 11 0 0 0 3.14 1.12
2015 26 AA HAR 1 1 0 5.0 4 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
2015 26 AAA SYR 2 2 0 9.2 9 5 0 16 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.66 1.09
2015 26 MAJ WAS 23 23 0 127.3 115 49 14 155 26 11 7 0 0 0 3.46 1.11
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3-Year Averages     29 29 0 175.1 149 61 17 196 41 11 9 0 0 0 3.14 1.09
Career  (View All)     132 132 1 776.7 656 267 73 901 192 54 37 0 3.09 1.09

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Stephen Strasburg Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 1 @Atl 6.0 6 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.46 1.11
Sep. 26 Phi 8.0 3 1 1 0 1 13 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.63 1.10
Sep. 20 Mia 7.0 6 2 1 1 1 10 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.81 1.15
Sep. 15 @Phi 8.0 1 0 0 0 1 14 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.98 1.16
Sep. 9 NYM 7.3 5 3 3 2 1 13 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.30 1.23
Aug. 30 Mia 4.0 7 4 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.35 1.26
Aug. 25 SD 6.0 2 2 2 1 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.14 1.24
Aug. 19 @Col 7.0 2 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.22 1.30
Aug. 13 @SF 6.0 7 2 2 0 2 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.62 1.39
Aug. 8 Col 7.0 3 1 1 1 0 12 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.76 1.38
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
14.0 9 1 1 0 2 20 0 1 0 1-0 0 0 0 0.64 0.79
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 7.3 IP/G
36.3 21 6 5 3 5 57 0 2 0 3-1 0 0 0 1.24 0.72
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 6.6 IP/G
66.3 42 16 14 7 8 92 0 3 0 6-2 0 0 0 1.90 0.75

Stephen Strasburg Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015272821950915.202
201438393228317011.234
2013347793767808.218

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201525173765939.270
20144851492111523212.254
20133841121969818.197

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201567.3540841583.071.05
2014116.093014018112.561.03
201399.05401081861.730.87

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201560.0630711163.901.17
201499.058010225123.821.23
201384.03508338104.501.26
Stephen Strasburg Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 21 AA HAR 6 5 22.0 11.05 2.45 4.50 0.00 78.9% 1.64 1.70 .271
2010 21 AAA SYR 6 6 33.1 10.33 1.90 5.43 0.27 87.5% 1.08 1.93 .235
2010 21 MAJ WAS 12 12 68.0 12.18 2.25 5.41 0.66 1.68 75% 97.3 MPH 2.91 2.20 .338
2011 22 A HAG 1 3 6.1 19.18 4.43 4.33 1.48 45.5% 9.95 3.04 .656
2011 22 A POT 1 1 3.0 15.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.13 .366
2011 22 AA HAR 1 1 6.0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.37 .072
2011 22 AAA SYR 1 1 5.0 12.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 1.80 0.40 .220
2011 22 MAJ WAS 5 5 24.0 9.00 0.75 12.00 0.00 0.92 76.5% 95.8 MPH 1.50 1.45 .256
2012 23 MAJ WAS 28 28 159.3 11.13 2.71 4.10 0.85 1.34 75.7% 95.7 MPH 3.16 2.93 .324
2013 24 MAJ WAS 30 30 183.0 9.39 2.75 3.41 0.79 1.73 74.4% 95.3 MPH 3.00 3.36 .270
2014 25 MAJ WAS 34 34 215.0 10.13 1.80 5.63 0.96 1.54 76.1% 94.8 MPH 3.14 3.01 .324
2015 26 AA HAR 1 1 5.0 10.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 1.80 0.80 .331
2015 26 AAA SYR 2 2 9.2 15.65 0.98 16.00 0.00 50% 4.66 0.05 .475
2015 26 MAJ WAS 23 23 127.3 10.96 1.84 5.96 0.99 1.31 72.4% 95.4 MPH 3.46 2.88 .331
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3-Year Averages     29 29 175.1 10.07 2.11 4.78 0.87 74.6% 3.14 2.93 .307
Career     132 132 776.7 10.44 2.22 4.69 0.85 75% 3.09 2.87 .311

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2015 Stat Review for Stephen Strasburg    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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5.96 K/BB
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10.96 K/9
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1.84 BB/9
GREAT
95.4 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.0 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.31 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.46 ERA
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1.11 WHIP
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2.88 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.331 BABIP
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72.4% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Stephen Strasburg

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Stephen Strasburg: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Strasburg was tendered a contract by the Nationals on Wednesday.

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Strasburg had a non-cancerous growth surgically removed from his back about one month ago, according to his agent Scott Boras, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

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Strasburg (11-7) finished his season with six sharp innings in Atlanta on Thursday, striking out seven while allowing one walk, six hits and no runs in a winning effort.

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Strasburg was dominant again in a no-decision Saturday, striking out 13 Phillies while allowing just one run on three hits and a walk over eight innings.

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Strasburg continued his stellar run since returning from the DL, striking out 10 and allowing one earned run in seven innings to get the win Sunday against the Marlins.

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Strasburg (9-7) was absolutely masterful in a 4-0 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday, tying a career best with 14 strikeouts in eight innings. He allowed only one hit and one walk.

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Strasburg (8-7) struck out 13 against the Mets on Wednesday, but took the loss, getting charged with three runs on five hits and a walk in 7.1 innings.

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Strasburg (back) is set to start Wednesday's game against the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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Strasburg (back) will start Wednesday barring any setbacks, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

While it wasn't the breakout season his owners were likely expecting, Strasburg's 2014 was still his most successful to date, in no small part due to the fact that he managed to stay healthy. His 215 innings pitched and NL-leading 242 strikeouts (tied with Johnny Cueto) were career bests, as was his 1.8 BB/9 rate. Although his 3.14 ERA wasn't exactly elite, he certainly didn't hurt owners in that category, and his 1.12 WHIP actually landed him in the NL's top 10. Strasburg's arsenal (94-97 mph fastball, absurd high-80s changeup, and knee-buckling low-80s curve) still makes scouts drool, but he's finally showing signs of adding some savvy to his repertoire as well. Given that he won't turn 27 until mid-2015, there's little reason to think that he's hit his peak already. Health willing, top-tier ratios to match his strikeout rate should be on their way sooner rather than later.

2014

Oh, the agony of being a Stephen Strasburg owner. He tossed a career-high 183 innings in 2013, with a plus strikeout rate, ERA and WHIP, yet somehow managed to win just eight games. He had an injury scare to boot, although the eventual culprit seemed to be nothing more than bone chips in his elbow. All the tools are there for him to be among the game's elite pitchers, but until he actually strikes out 200 batters or wins 20 games in a season, there are going to be question marks. Of course, those same question marks could make Strasburg a relative bargain in 2014 if he does finally put it all together.

2013

Despite his team-mandated innings cap, Strasburg still returned ace-like numbers, winning 15 games and striking out nearly 200 batters with solid ratios. He may only be scratching the surface though. His .311 BABIP seems ripe for a drop given his ridiculous stuff, and without the distraction of a workload restriction the 24-year-old could improve in areas like groundball and walk rates. He still needs to prove he can handle a full season's workload of course, but that lack of a track record is the only thing keeping him from being the first starter off the board come draft day.

2012

Strasburg spent most of 2011 rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but did manage to throw 24 innings with the Nationals as a part of that process. As expected in the first year, Strasburg’s velocity was not all the way back to his 2010 level, but he did average 95.3 mph and touched 99 mph on occasion. Additionally, he cut his breaking ball usage in half, which contributed to fewer swinging strikes. However, his control was impeccable, as he walked only five in 44.1 innings. Look for him to come back strong in 2012, but there will be some bumps along the way as he attempts to regain his elite status.

2011

The Double-S Express did everything he could to make everyone happy in his rookie season. He graced a few minor league parks with his presence and put on a dominating show, sliced through big league lineups after his callup like a 97-mph fastball through butter to prove that all the hype wasn't out of line, and then broke down to make all the naysayers who lobbed Mark Prior comparisons his way feel all full of themselves. Tommy John surgery wasn't the worst possible outcome as injuries go, though, and while he'll likely miss all of 2011 his projected future rotation-mate Jordan Zimmermann made it back in about a calendar year, so there's a chance Strasburg will be back on the mound in September. Don't fret too much if the Nats treat him with kid gloves in his rehab, though. This is a kid who posted an absolutely insane K/BB ratio of 5.41 in his first crack at the majors. In keeper leagues, he's worth waiting for.

2010

Set aside the hype for a minute and look at what the Nationals actually got for their first overall pick and $15 million dollars. Strasburg hits triple digits on radar guns with regularity, has a plus curve and a changeup which is already OK even though he barely needed to use it in college, knows where the ball is going when he throws it, and has the big-game mentality to go out and rack up a 17-K no-hitter in his final home start for San Diego State. His inability to stay healthy in his Arizona Fall League stint is a bit worrisome, but none of the injuries were serious or directly arm-related and he'll have all winter to heal. The Nats have indicated they aren't going to rush him, and considering the state of the team they certainly have no reason to, but given what he could already do on the mound as a 20-year-old "not rushing him" could mean keeping Strasburg out of the major league rotation all the way until May. The specter of Mark Prior hangs over him (there are some similarities in their mechanics) but even Prior had a couple of very good big league seasons before breaking down, so at least in the short term if there were even such a thing as a can't miss pitching prospect, Strasburg would be it.