Spencer Strider

Spencer Strider

25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Atlanta Braves
15-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 5/1/2025
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Strider led the National League in wins, strikeouts, and FIP, and would have won the NL Cy Young Award if not for that meddling lefty in San Diego. It was an incredible season of work for the talented pitcher out of Clemson, so when things are *this* good, we should look at how things could go in a different direction because it is more likely to happen than Strider continuing to ascent at such a rapid rate given there isn't much else he can do better than what he has done thus far. Strider just saw his workload increase 49% year over year when you factor in his postseason work from each of the past two seasons, and that happened at the age of 24. Recent names who threw at least 180 innings at such a young age include McKenzie and Manoah in 2022 and Urias in 2021. Urias did just fine the next season but the other two certainly had issues. The list is longer than space permits in this recap, but the odds lean to Strider backsliding a bit in fantasy value for 2024. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a six-year, $70 million contract with the Braves in October of 2022. Contract includes $22 million team option ($5 million buyout) for 2029.
Less damage than expected
PAtlanta Braves
Elbow
April 20, 2024
Strider suggested Friday that he could be back on a mound early next season after doctors found that his ligament was in "surprisingly good" shape during surgery, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander indicated that the internal bracing procedure he underwent last week ended up being necessary because of a loose bone fragment in his elbow that had developed over the last couple years and had destabilized the ligament. Atlanta will likely be cautious with the ace's recovery, but the fact that he avoided Tommy John surgery and the relatively positive news about the state of his ligament are strong signs that he could still have significant fantasy value in 2025.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
89
Last 10 Games
89
Last 5 Games
89
How many pitches does Spencer Strider generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Spencer Strider generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2024
 
 
-30%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .211 701 237 66 132 23 4 15
Since 2022vs Right .188 632 258 42 110 25 0 16
2024vs Left .316 21 5 2 6 1 0 2
2024vs Right .222 21 7 3 4 1 0 0
2023vs Left .211 403 141 44 75 14 3 10
2023vs Right .208 360 140 14 71 15 0 12
2022vs Left .202 277 91 20 51 8 1 3
2022vs Right .156 251 111 25 35 9 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-8%
ERA on Road
2024
 
 
-68%
ERA on Road
2023
 
 
-23%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-33%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 3.60 1.03 167.2 14 4 0 14.5 2.6 0.8
Since 2022Away 3.33 1.11 159.2 17 6 0 12.6 3.4 0.9
2024Home 11.25 2.50 4.0 0 0 0 9.0 6.8 2.3
2024Away 3.60 1.00 5.0 0 0 0 14.4 3.6 1.8
2023Home 4.35 1.03 93.0 8 3 0 14.8 2.3 1.1
2023Away 3.36 1.15 93.2 12 2 0 12.3 3.3 1.1
2022Home 2.17 0.93 70.2 6 1 0 14.5 2.7 0.4
2022Away 3.25 1.07 61.0 5 4 0 13.0 3.5 0.6
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Stat Review
How does Spencer Strider 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
2.40
 
K/9
12.0
 
BB/9
5.0
 
HR/9
2.0
 
Fastball
96.3 mph
 
ERA
7.00
 
WHIP
1.67
 
BABIP
.374
 
GB/FB
1.11
 
Left On Base
65.6%
 
Exit Velocity
82.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.1%
 
Spin Rate
1778 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
19.6%
 
Swinging Strike
16.9%
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Using slider more this season
PAtlanta Braves
April 30, 2023
Strider, who is scheduled to start Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets after two straight postponements, has increased the usage of his slider to 34.9 percent through his first five outings of 2023, per David O'Brien of The Athletic.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander's fastball usage is down slightly to 59.1 percent, but he remains reliant on those two pitches. A two-pitch mix is usually a major limitation for starting pitchers, but Strider continues to dominate with a 1.80 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 49:11 K:BB over 30 innings after he finished 2022 with a 2.67 ERA and 202 strikeouts in just 131.2 frames. The 24-year-old also has a changeup he throws 4.3 percent of the time, but there's no real need to further rely on the tertiary pitch while his first two offerings are so dominant.
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Strider took the baseball world by storm in the second half of 2022, going 7-2 with a 2.20 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 88:15 K:BB over his final 57.1 innings spanning 10 starts. A left oblique strain knocked him out for the final couple weeks of the regular season, but Strider returned to make a short start in the NLDS. Drafted in the fourth round by Atlanta in 2020, Strider generated a little buzz as a prospect though he didn't make the rotation initially out of spring training. He made his first career MLB start on Memorial Day and it didn't take long for him to solidify his spot among the starting five. The right-hander lights up the radar gun at 98 mph on average and his slider is a devastating swing-and-miss pitch. Strider finished as the NL Rookie of the Year runner up and earned himself a long-term deal in the process. He's already a strikeout machine at 24 years young, and if the changeup comes along, watch out.
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Out for season
PAtlanta Braves
Elbow
April 13, 2024
Strider underwent internal brace surgery Friday in Arlington, Texas to repair the UCL in his right elbow and will miss the rest of the season.
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Officially moves to injured list
PAtlanta Braves
Elbow
April 7, 2024
Atlanta placed Strider on the 15-day injured list Sunday with a UCL sprain in his right elbow.
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MRI shows damage to UCL
PAtlanta Braves
Elbow
April 6, 2024
Strider underwent an MRI on Saturday that revealed damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He will be further evaluated by Dr. Keith Meister in Arlington, Texas, at a date yet to be determined.
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Dealing with elbow discomfort
PAtlanta Braves
Elbow
April 5, 2024
Strider reported discomfort in his right elbow after his start Friday against Arizona, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Atlanta-Chicago postponed Wednesday
PAtlanta Braves
April 3, 2024
Strider won't start Wednesday after Atlanta's game versus the White Sox was postponed due to inclement weather in Chicago, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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