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Stephen Strasburg

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2014 Stats

W-L

1-2

ERA

6.00

WHIP

1.57

K

33

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 s...

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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:

Signed a one-year contract with the Nationals in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 15, 2014  –  Stephen Strasburg News

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Strasburg got roughed up Tuesday by the Marlins, giving up six runs on eight hits and three walks, while striking out five in just four innings.

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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 4 4 0 21.0 24 14 3 33 9 1 2 0 0 0 6.00 1.57
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Stephen Strasburg
3-Year Averages MAJ   21 21 0 122.1 95 40 10 137 35 8 5 0 0 0 2.95 1.06
Career  (View All) MAJ   79 79 1 455.3 367 157 39 537 132 30 21 0 3.10 1.10

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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
Apr. 15 @Mia 4.0 8 6 6 1 3 5 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 6.00 1.57
Apr. 10 Mia 6.7 3 1 1 1 1 12 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.24 1.29
Apr. 5 Atl 4.3 8 6 3 0 3 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.10 1.74
Mar. 31 @NYM 6.0 5 4 4 1 2 10 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.17
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
15.0 19 13 10 2 7 23 1 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 6.00 1.73
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
21.0 24 17 14 3 9 33 1 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 6.00 1.57
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
21.0 24 17 14 3 9 33 1 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 6.00 1.57

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Stephen Strasburg Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013347793767808.218
20123448827841426.271
2011321005100.161

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20133841121969818.197
201230910921521119.185
201136409100.257

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201399.05401081861.730.87
201277.36308819113.491.18
201118.001014002.000.78

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201384.03508338104.501.26
201282.09301092942.851.13
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 -.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 .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 4 4 21.0 14.14 3.86 3.67 1.29 1.28 63.3% 94.0 MPH 6.00 3.34 .445
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Stephen Strasburg
3-Year Averages MAJ   21 21 122.1 10.10 2.58 3.91 0.74 75% 2.95 2.88 .291
Career MAJ   79 79 455.3 10.61 2.61 4.07 0.77 74.3% 3.10 2.85 .305

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2014 Stat Review for Stephen Strasburg    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.67 K/BB
GREAT
14.14 K/9
ELITE
3.86 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.0 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.3 HR/9
POOR
1.28 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.00 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.57 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.34 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.445 BABIP
HIGH
63.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Stephen Strasburg (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Marcell Ozuna MIA 8 5 1 5 0 2 0 .625 1.250 1.875
Alexi Amarista SD 5 3 1 2 1 0 0 .600 1.200 1.867
Matt Holliday STL 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .833 1.500
Chase Headley SD 8 4 0 1 2 2 2 .500 .750 1.350
Giancarlo Stanton MIA 26 9 3 8 3 10 2 .346 .846 1.260
Carlos Ruiz PHI 8 3 1 2 0 1 0 .375 .875 1.250
Justin Ruggiano CHI-N 14 5 2 3 2 5 1 .357 .786 1.223
Josh Thole TOR 5 2 0 1 2 0 0 .400 .600 1.171
Ike Davis NY-N 13 4 2 2 2 4 1 .308 .769 1.169
Jay Bruce CIN 6 3 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .667 1.167

Best Matchups for Stephen Strasburg (by OPS against, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Garrett Jones MIA 18 1 0 0 0 9 0 .056 .056 .111
Andrelton Simmons ATL 11 0 0 0 1 2 1 .000 .000 .083
Nate Schierholtz CHI-N 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Allen Craig STL 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Minor ATL 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Kirk Nieuwenhuis NY-N 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Paul Janish COL 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Kemp LA 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Pete Kozma STL 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Descalso STL 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Strasburg (1-1) struck out a cool dozen Marlins and allowed just one run on three hits and a walk over 6.2 innings Thursday.

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Strasburg's next start will come Thursday against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

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Strasburg fell apart Saturday after a fourth-inning Ryan Zimmerman throwing error, eventually allowing six runs (three earned) on eight hits and three walks in 4.1 innings. He struck out six.

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Strasburg had an uneven Opening Day, allowing four runs in six innings while striking out 10 in a no-decision.

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Strasburg looked ready for the regular season on Thursday, shutting out the Tigers over five innings and allowing just three hits and a walk, striking out five.

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Strasburg will be the opening day starter for the Nationals.

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Strasburg allowed one run on two hits and two walks over three innings in Sunday's Grapefruit League game. He didn't strike out a batter.

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Strasburg is working to add a slider to his arsenal, the Washington Post reports. "It's just a work in progress," Strasburg said. "It's something that I've been messing with. I'm just trying to get a feel for it. I'm not going to dump any of my other pitches. But I'll just have something in the back pocket."

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Strasburg (elbow) said that he's fully recovered from surgery to remove bone chips and is 100 percent for the start of spring training, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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, Strasburgís 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.