Ross Stripling

Ross Stripling

32-Year-Old PitcherSP
Toronto Blue Jays
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Stripling didn't pitch well enough in 2021 to entrench himself as a member of Toronto's rotation this year. His 4.80 ERA was largely backed up by ERA estimators, and his 1.27 WHIP was the second worst mark of his career. Stripling has a starter's pitch mix and good enough command to start, but he struggles to limit hard contact and has a 2.15 HR/9 over the past two seasons. He has also never topped 122 innings in a season. With the Blue Jays signing Yusei Kikuchi after the lockout, Stripling is poised for a swing man/long reliever role. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#571
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $3.79 million contract with Toronto in March of 2022.
Stuck with first loss Saturday
PToronto Blue Jays
May 8, 2022
Stripling (0-1) took the loss in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Guardians, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out three.
ANALYSIS
Three of the five hits off Stripling went for extra bases, including a third-inning solo shot by Franmil Reyes. The right-hander has lasted five innings only once in five starts since moving into the rotation, posting a 4.29 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 18:2 K:BB through 21 frames over that stretch. The results haven't been terrible, but with Hyun Jin Ryu (forearm) tossing four innings for Triple-A Buffalo to begin his rehab assignment Saturday, Stripling could be headed back to the bullpen in the near future.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
50
Last 10 Games
50
Last 5 Games
62
How many pitches does Ross Stripling generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Ross Stripling generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-19%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-36%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .216 312 71 26 61 14 2 13
Since 2020vs Right .292 441 82 28 119 23 1 25
2022vs Left .200 37 4 1 7 2 0 0
2022vs Right .300 65 15 5 18 4 0 2
2021vs Left .218 165 42 16 32 7 2 7
2021vs Right .270 266 52 14 67 14 0 16
2020vs Left .220 110 25 9 22 5 0 6
2020vs Right .343 110 15 9 34 5 1 7
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-33%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-63%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-28%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-24%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.13 1.23 100.1 5 5 1 7.4 2.3 1.8
Since 2020Away 6.16 1.48 73.0 3 6 0 8.6 3.5 2.2
2022Home 2.93 1.24 15.1 0 0 0 8.2 2.3 0.6
2022Away 7.88 1.50 8.0 0 1 0 5.6 2.3 1.1
2021Home 4.12 1.17 59.0 4 3 0 7.5 2.4 1.7
2021Away 5.74 1.42 42.1 1 4 0 9.6 3.0 2.6
2020Home 4.85 1.35 26.0 1 2 1 6.9 2.1 2.8
2020Away 6.35 1.59 22.2 2 1 0 7.9 4.8 2.0
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Stat Review
How does Ross Stripling compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.17
 
K/9
7.3
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
91.4 mph
 
ERA
4.63
 
WHIP
1.33
 
BABIP
.330
 
GB/FB
2.33
 
Left On Base
63.8%
 
Exit Velocity
81.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2027 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
18.3%
 
Swinging Strike
11.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Stripling failed to find his groove in 2020, spending time with both the Dodgers and Blue Jays. He posted the worst ERA of his big-league career, finishing with a 5.84 ERA and 1.50 WHIP to go along with a 40:18 K:BB across 49.1 frames, resulting in a 3-3 record with one save. Toronto will own the rights to Stipling for the next two seasons, but he'll need to step it up in 2021 to remain part of his team's starting rotation. He's been utilized in the past out of the bullpen, so if his struggles continue, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the 31-year-old shift to a relief role, which would be a hard pill to swallow for most fantasy owners. Stripling's fastball velocity sits around 91 mph, so he relies heavily on his other three pitches along with his command to get batters out. This was a clear issue in 2020, issuing 18 free passes in 49.1 innings in comparison to 20 walks in 2019 over 90.2 innings.
Stripling's ability to shift seamlessly from the bullpen to the rotation was great for the Dodgers but maddening for fantasy. With Julio Urias ready and Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin emerging, Stripling appeared set to continue as a swingman with fewer starts compared last year when only 17 of his 32 appearances came out of the bullpen. Fortunately, it looks like he will finally get a real chance to establish himself as a major-league starting pitcher; while a February trade to the Angels fell through, a move still seems likely. Stripling's four-pitch repertoire plays in any role. He doesn't bring the heat with a 91-mph fastball, but he keeps batters off balance with a slider, change and curve thrown at distinctly different speeds. The result is a fine K-BB% around 20% the past three years. Stripling is great for NL/AL-only, because even if he does move to the bullpen eventually, he will still end up with more innings than the conventional reliever.
Where did that come from? Stripling went from being a long reliever in 2017 to a starter for a large portion of 2018 while improving his strikeout and walk rates. He began the season in the bullpen, but entered the rotation at the end of April and went 6-2 with a 2.29 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, a 52% groundball rate, and a 27% K-BB through his first 11 starts. He went 2-4 over his final 10 starts with a 4.84 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, a 41% groundball rate, and a 19% K-BB rate. He also did not pitch in the postseason. To be fair, Stripling dealt with lower-body injuries in the second half, so we can understand some of the late struggles. The overall skills are rather attractive even if the ERA will assuredly rise because he cannot strand 86% of his baserunners again. The swingman role may suit him best because he has never thrown more than 125 innings in any season, and is only a year from age 30.
After being primarily used as a starter during his rookie campaign, Stripling transitioned to a relief role in 2017 due to the surplus of quality starters in the Dodgers' rotation entering the season. The 28-year-old pitched well in his new role, compiling a 3.75 ERA and 1.18 WHIP while pitching more innings (74.1) than any other Dodgers reliever. He was more effective in his sophomore season, striking out the same number of batters (74) as he did in 2016 despite tossing 25.2 fewer innings. He also saw his walk rate drop from 7.2 percent in 2016 to 6.3 percent in 2017. While Stripling showed improvements, he's still on the outside looking in at a rotation spot, and it would likely take multiple injuries to the Dodgers' starting rotation for him to get a shot as a starter next season.
Stripling started his major league career off with a bang when he threw 7.1 no-hit innings against the Giants in his Dodgers debut. It was certainly unexpected for a pitcher who had never played above Double-A, never made a top-100 prospect list and only joined the Opening Day rotation due to injuries to other pitchers. After his memorable debut, Stripling bounced between the rotation and bullpen and was occasionally benched due to an innings limit stemming from 2014 Tommy John surgery. The most notable weapon in his arsenal is an above-average curveball that backs up his low-90s heat, a combination that didn't generate many strikeouts (6.7 K/9) but did add up to a roughly league-average ERA of 3.96. He eventually settled in as the Dodgers' long man in the bullpen and occupied that role in the playoffs. That will likely be his planned role again in 2017, though he will also provide starting depth for a team that has desperately needed it the last couple of years.
Stripling, a 2012 fifth-round pick, had a bit of a breakout in 2013, posting a combined 2.82 ERA in 127.2 innings between the High-A and Double-A levels. He finished with an impressive 117:30 K:BB ratio and is already thought to be polished enough to potentially push for a big league job in 2014. Despite the optimism, expect Stripling to open this season at Double-A and await his opportunity, which could take another full season with improving depth ahead of him at the big league level.
More Fantasy News
Short outing in no-decision
PToronto Blue Jays
May 3, 2022
Stripling didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Yankees, giving up two runs on five hits over four innings. He struck out three without walking a batter.
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Strikes out seven in loss
PToronto Blue Jays
April 28, 2022
Stripling didn't factor into the decision during Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Red Sox, giving up one run on five hits over five innings. He struck out seven and didn't record a walk.
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No-decision in Houston
PToronto Blue Jays
April 23, 2022
Stripling didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 4-3 win over the Astros, giving up three runs on five hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out two.
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Should remain in rotation
PToronto Blue Jays
April 17, 2022
Stripling is expected to remain in Toronto's starting rotation after Hyun Jin Ryu (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Looks good in first start
PToronto Blue Jays
April 16, 2022
Stripling didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 4-1 win over the A's, scattering two hits over four scoreless innings. He struck out three without walking a batter.
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