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Stephen Strasburg

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2016 Stats

W-L

15-4

ERA

3.60

WHIP

1.10

K

183

SV

0

2016 Preseason 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:  38.91

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  2/1/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 235   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 seven-year, $175 million contract with the Nationals in May of 2016.

October 20, 2016  –  Stephen Strasburg News

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Strasburg (elbow) is expected to be ready for spring training, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports 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
2016 27 MAJ WAS 24 24 0 147.7 119 59 15 183 44 15 4 0 0 0 3.60 1.10
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3-Year Averages     27 27 0 163.3 144 61 17 193 37 13 7 0 0 0 3.36 1.11
Career  (View All)     156 156 1 924.3 775 326 88 1,084 236 69 41 0 3.17 1.09

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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Stephen Strasburg Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 7 Atl 2.3 2 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.10
Aug. 17 @Col 1.7 9 9 9 0 3 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.59 1.11
Aug. 12 Atl 5.3 7 6 6 2 2 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.07 1.04
Aug. 6 SF 4.7 8 4 4 0 1 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.80 1.01
Aug. 1 @Ari 6.0 3 1 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.63 0.98
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 2.3 IP/G
2.3 2 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 3.86 0.86
Last 60 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
20.0 29 21 21 2 8 28 0 0 0 1-3 0 0 0 9.45 1.85

Stephen Strasburg Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162929325531019.200
2015272821950915.202
201438393228317011.234

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20163069019661626.235
201525173765939.270
20144851492111523212.254

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201687.773010824124.001.07
201567.3540841583.071.05
2014116.093014018112.561.03

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201660.0810752033.001.15
201560.0630711163.901.17
201499.058010225123.821.23
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
2016 27 MAJ WAS 24 24 147.7 11.15 2.68 4.16 0.91 1.21 70.3% 94.9 MPH 3.60 2.98 .308
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3-Year Averages     27 27 163.3 10.63 2.04 5.22 0.94 73.2% 3.36 2.87 .322
Career     156 156 924.3 10.55 2.30 4.59 0.86 74.2% 3.17 2.88 .311

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2016 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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4.16 K/BB
GOOD
11.15 K/9
ELITE
2.68 BB/9
AVERAGE
94.9 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.9 HR/9
GOOD
1.21 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.60 ERA
GOOD
1.10 WHIP
GREAT
2.98 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.308 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
70.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Strasburg (elbow) won't be available to pitch against the Cubs if the Nationals advance to the NLCS, Matthew Leach of MLB.com reports.

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Strasburg's Monday bullpen session was cut short due to what manager Dusty Baker described as "a little discomfort," Todd Dybas of The Washington Times reports.

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Strasburg (elbow) threw from flat ground Sunday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Strasburg (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday for the first time since injuring his elbow, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

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General Manager Mike Rizzo said that it is unlikely Strasburg (elbow) will be able to pitch in the National League Divisional Series, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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Strasburg (elbow) is in the process of getting a second opinion on what has been diagnosed as a strained flexor mass, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports. He received a PRP injection in his elbow Friday.

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Strasburg (elbow) was diagnosed with a strained flexor mass, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.