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Stephen Strasburg

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2018 Stats

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2-2

ERA

2.97

WHIP

0.99

K

36

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Last season turned out to be the best of Strasburg's career by most measurements, as he posted full-season career-bests in ERA (2.52), WHIP (1.02) and WAR (5.6), while topping 175 innings for the firs...

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2018 ADP:  25.18

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   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.

April 21, 2018  –  Stephen Strasburg News

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Strasburg (2-2) allowed two earned runs on five hits while walking two and striking out 10 across seven innings to take the loss Saturday against the Dodgers.

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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
2017 28 A POT 1 1 0 5.0 3 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
2017 28 MAJ WAS 28 28 1 175.3 131 49 13 204 47 15 4 0 0 0 2.52 1.02
2018 29 MAJ WAS 5 5 0 33.3 25 11 6 36 8 2 2 0 0 0 2.97 0.99
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3-Year Averages     25 25 0 150.1 121 52 14 180 39 13 5 0 0 0 3.12 1.07
Career  (View All)     189 189 2 1,133.0 931 386 107 1,324 291 86 47 0 3.07 1.08

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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
Apr. 21 @LAD 7.0 5 2 2 2 2 10 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.97 0.99
Apr. 15 Col 6.0 4 4 4 1 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.08 0.99
Apr. 10 Atl 8.0 3 0 0 0 2 8 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.21 1.03
Apr. 5 NYM 6.0 5 4 4 2 2 6 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.65 1.30
Mar. 31 @Cin 6.3 8 3 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.42 1.42
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 12 6 6 3 5 23 1 2 0 1-1 0 0 0 2.57 0.81
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
33.3 25 13 11 6 8 36 2 2 0 2-2 0 0 0 2.97 0.99
Last 60 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
33.3 25 13 11 6 8 36 2 2 0 2-2 0 0 0 2.97 0.99

Stephen Strasburg Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20188015618304.250
201734510029601507.193
20162929325531019.200

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018532127002.140
201735610418711616.215
20163069019661626.235

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201820.011019533.600.85
201791.77201052182.750.97
201687.773010824124.001.07

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201813.311017332.031.20
201783.7820992652.261.06
201660.0810752033.001.15
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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
2017 28 A POT 1 1 5.0 9.00 1.80 5.00 0.00 75% 1.80 1.80 .248
2017 28 MAJ WAS 28 28 175.3 10.47 2.41 4.34 0.67 1.64 78.2% 95.6 MPH 2.52 2.76 .289
2018 29 MAJ WAS 5 5 33.3 9.72 2.16 4.50 1.62 1.62 81.5% 95.2 MPH 2.97 4.28 .247
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.1 11.52 2.67 4.31 0.63 72.6% 3.14 2.44 .318
Rest Of Season     0 28 167.9 10.65 2.43 4.39 0.78 73.4% 3.10 2.76 .300
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3-Year Averages     25 25 150.1 10.79 2.34 4.62 0.84 74% 3.12 2.79 .305
Career     189 189 1,133.0 10.52 2.31 4.55 0.85 75% 3.07 2.89 .306

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Stephen Strasburg Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 127.3 -2 - 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0
2016 147.7 -1 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2017 175.3 0 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2018 33.3 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Stephen Strasburg    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.50 K/BB
GREAT
9.72 K/9
GREAT
2.16 BB/9
GOOD
95.2 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.62 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.97 ERA
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0.99 WHIP
ELITE
4.28 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.247 BABIP
LOW
81.5% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Strasburg allowed four runs on four hits and one walk across six innings en route to a no-decision Sunday against the Rockies. He struck out five.

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Strasburg (2-1) allowed three hits and two walks while striking out eight over eight scoreless innings in a win over the Braves on Tuesday.

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Strasburg (1-1) earned the loss after allowing four runs on five hits and two walks across six innings Thursday against the Mets. He struck out six.

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Strasburg recorded a win in his first start of the 2018 season Saturday against the Reds, striking out seven in 6.1 innings while allowing three runs (one earned) on eight hits, a walk and one home run.

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Strasburg will start the second game of the season for the Nationals on Saturday in Cincinnati.

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Strasburg racked up 10 strikeouts and allowed two runs on three hits and three walks across 5.2 innings in his final Grapefruit League start Sunday against the Cardinals.

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Strasburg allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks over 4.1 innings while striking out two in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins.

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Strasburg gave up a run on three hits while striking out two in two innings during Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.

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Strasburg (illness) will take the mound for Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports.

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Strasburg (illness) is expected to start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cubs on Wednesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

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2018

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2017

For two tantalizing, fleeting months to begin the year, it looked like Strasburg was finally going to put it all together. He won his first 10 decisions, posted a filthy 11.1 K/9 and 4.3 K/BB in 106.2 first-half innings, and surprisingly took himself out of the 2017 free agent market by signing a seven-year, $175 million extension at the beginning of May. Then he missed a month with an upper back strain, and when he got back on the mound in June, the magic was gone. A brutal outing in Coors Field in August led to a seemingly inevitable DL stint due to elbow inflammation that effectively ended his season, and his final line was much the same as it had been in 2015, featuring a stellar strikeout rate that didn't seem to be in sync with a merely good ERA and WHIP figures over fewer than 150 innings. Strasburg's arsenal remains exceptional, with a 95 mph fastball contrasting with a devastating high-80s changeup and low-80s curve, but the slider he threw 17.1 percent of the time was blamed for his latest injury issues, and he vowed to throw it far less in 2017.

2016

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 just one 200-inning season. Yet despite the drawbacks, he’s unquestionably elite when he does pitch. Aside from ERA indicators like FIP, which suggest he was great in 2015 (2.81), even the most basic measurements point to something special with an 11.0 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9. A non-cancerous growth was removed from Strasburg's back after the season, and it may very well have contributed to his injury issues in 2015, including a strained neck from late May. It’s hard to put him in the class of aces with multiple 200-inning seasons, but his skills say he’s right behind them. The cost will be lower in 2016, too.

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.