Strickland
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
3-3
ERA
2.84
WHIP
1.232
K
29
SV
13
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
While Strickland has proven himself to be a quality big-league bullpen arm, he's not any closer to taking over the closer role in San Francisco. Mark Melancon was signed to a lucrative deal last offseason to solidify the ninth inning, and when Melancon went down with an inj... read more
While Strickland has proven himself to be a quality big-league bullpen arm, he's not any closer to taking over the closer role in San Francisco. Mark Melancon was signed to a lucrative deal last offseason to solidify the ninth inning, and when Melancon went down with an injury in 2017, the Giants brought in Sam Dyson to handle closer duties. Confined to a setup role, Strickland posted strikeout and home-run rates nearly identical to his 2016 marks (8.5 K/9, 0.59 HR/9), but his walk rate exploded, going from 2.8 BB/9 to 4.3. The estimators suggest Strickland overachieved a great deal with a 2.64 ERA, and the team's reluctance to use him to close games speaks volumes. He is averaging nearly 20 holds per year over the past three seasons, but if your league doesn't count holds, Strickland is a tough sell. He's risky as merely a ratios play.
STATUS: 60-Day DL    INJURY: Finger    RETURN DATE: Aug 18,2018   
LEAGUE: Majors    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'4"    WT: 220 lbs.    DOB: 9/24/1988    Drafted: 18th Rd in 2007Show Contract
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Hunter Strickland Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Giants in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Gives up homer in second rehab outing
PSan Francisco Giants
Finger
August 8, 2018
Strickland (finger) transferred his rehab assignment to High-A San Jose on Monday and retired two of four hitters while allowing a solo home run and issuing a walk.
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2018 Stat Review for Hunter Strickland
2.23 K/BB
WEAK
8.24 K/9
WEAK
3.69 BB/9
WEAK
95.4 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
1.13 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
2.84 ERA
GOOD
1.23 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.42 FIP
GOOD
0.285 BABIP
AVERAGE
78.4 % Strand Rate
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  1. X. BrandonB. Belt (L) 10-Day DL
  2. 1. AustinA. Slater (R)
  3. 2. BusterB. Posey (R)
  4. 3. ChaseC. d'Arnaud (R)
  5. X. PabloP. Sandoval (S) 10-Day DL
Second Baseman
  1. 1. JoeJ. Panik (L)
  2. 2. ChaseC. d'Arnaud (R)
  3. 3. AlenA. Hanson (S)
  4. X. PabloP. Sandoval (S) 10-Day DL
Third Baseman
  1. 1. EvanE. Longoria (R)
  2. 2. ChaseC. d'Arnaud (R)
  3. 3. AlenA. Hanson (S)
  4. X. PabloP. Sandoval (S) 10-Day DL
Shortstop
  1. X. BrandonB. Crawford (L) Day-To-Day
  2. 1. AlenA. Hanson (S)
  3. 2. ChaseC. d'Arnaud (R)
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  1. Hunter Strickland 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Hunter Strickland 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Strickland built off his strong 2015 campaign with another solid season in 2016. While his ERA rose from 2.45 to 3.10, he induced more groundballs (47.3 percent groundball rate) and lowered his home run rate (0.6 HR/9) . He also incorporated his breaking ball more often to keep opposing hitters from sitting on his high-90s fastball. The lone criticism of his performance last season was his inability to take hold of the vacant closer role after Santiago Casilla was demoted in the second half of the season. The Giants went out and signed closer Mark Melancon in free agency, meaning Strickland may not even sniff the closer role again in the foreseeable future barring injury.
  3. Hunter Strickland 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Strickland finally put it all together and had a stellar rookie campaign with the Giants in 2015. At 27 years old, he is not your typical rookie arm, battling injury and control issues to finally make it to the majors. Strickland throws straight gas, averaging a tick under 97 mph on his fastball. The knock on him coming into the season was his lack of secondary pitches, which made him too predictable and susceptible to the longball (he gave up six home runs in eight postseason appearances in 2014). He appears to have fixed that flaw in his game, mixing in a breaking ball 24.2% of the time in 2015, which led to a modest 0.70 HR/9 allowed. With his overpowering fastball and improved control, Strickland has been labeled the Giants' closer of the future by some. While that opportunity may not come in 2016, he looks to have locked up a late-inning role in San Francisco's bullpen.
  4. Hunter Strickland 2015 Preseason Outlook
    The Giants trusted Strickland to handle critical spots in their bullpen during the playoffs, and he was tagged for a handful of key home runs while serving up six long balls in just 8.1 October innings. His story is one of perseverance, as Strickland has overcome shoulder and elbow injuries in his development to reach the big leagues for the first time just before turning 26 in September. Of course, his performance will largely be forgotten as the organization brought home a World Series title for the third time in five seasons anyway, but it will be interesting to see how he rebounds in 2015. Working with a high-90s fastball and slider, Strickland has the tools to be a dominant late-inning reliever, but he'll need to command his offerings more effectively to fully realize his potential.
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Gives up homer in second rehab outing
PSan Francisco Giants
Finger
August 8, 2018
Strickland (finger) transferred his rehab assignment to High-A San Jose on Monday and retired two of four hitters while allowing a solo home run and issuing a walk.
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Starts up rehab assignment
PSan Francisco Giants
Finger
August 6, 2018
Strickland (finger) made his first rehab appearance Saturday for the Giants' rookie-level Arizona League affiliate, working a scoreless inning and striking out two while conceding two hits.
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Throws to live hitters
PSan Francisco Giants
Finger
August 2, 2018
Strickland (finger) pitched against live hitters Thursday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
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Cleared to resume throwing
PSan Francisco Giants
Finger
July 27, 2018
Strickland (finger) was given the green light to start throwing Friday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Continuing rehab work
PSan Francisco Giants
Finger
July 21, 2018
Strickland (finger) has been doing rehab work with weighted balls and is progressing towards playing catch, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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