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Stephen Strasburg
ERA W-L K
3.14 14-11 242
Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-4 / 228 NFBC ADP: 30.82
Position: SPBorn: 7/20/1988 Birthplace: San Diego, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Nationals (2009)


Latest News
Oct. 2 9:07 AM PT10:07 AM MT11:07 AM CT12:07 PM ET12:07 ET16:07 GMT0:07 9:07 AM MST11:07 AM EST11:37 AM VEN20:07 UAE11:07 AM CT-Strasburg's postseason debut will come in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the visiting Giants on Friday. Washington manager Matt Williams announced the choice Thursday.
Analysis: It is not a surprise: Strasburg was the team's opening-day starter and he's been much better at home than away. In 18 starts at Nationals Park this season, Strasburg went 9-3 with a 2.56 ERA. In 16 road starts, he was 5-8 with a 3.82 ERA.
Sep. 28 11:25 AM PT12:25 PM MT1:25 PM CT2:25 PM ET14:25 ET18:25 GMT2:25 11:25 AM MST1:25 PM EST1:55 PM VEN22:25 UAE1:25 PM CT-Strasburg cruised past Miami on Saturday.
Analysis: Strasburg took over the league lead in strikeouts and gave up only two hits through six scoreless innings in his final tuneup ahead of his first postseason. He's a fantasy stud after a 14-win season in the nation's capital.
Sep. 22 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET11:35 ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST11:05 AM VEN19:35 UAE10:35 AM CT-Strasburg allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings to win 2-1 at Miami on Sunday.
Analysis: Strasburg improved to 5-1 with a 1.88 ERA over his last eight starts.
Sep. 16 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET11:20 ET15:20 GMT23:20 8:20 AM MST10:20 AM EST10:50 AM VEN19:20 UAE10:20 AM CT-Strasburg limited the Braves to five hits in seven scoreless innings of Monday's 4-2 win.
Analysis: Strasburg struck out seven and improved to 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 26 2-3 innings over his last four starts.
Aug. 31 12:40 PM PT1:40 PM MT2:40 PM CT3:40 PM ET15:40 ET19:40 GMT3:40 12:40 PM MST2:40 PM EST3:10 PM VEN23:40 UAE2:40 PM CT-Strasburg got back on track Saturday, allowing one run with eight strikeouts over 7 2-3 innings in a 3-1 win at Seattle.
Analysis: Strasburg had been knocked around in his previous outing, but he's 3-0 with a 2.36 ERA in his last four starts.
Aug. 25 9:37 PM PT10:37 PM MT11:37 PM CT12:37 AM ET0:37 ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST12:07 AM VEN8:37 UAE11:37 PM CT-Strasburg struggled Sunday in matching his shortest start of the year, giving up five runs and eight hits over just four innings in a 14-6 loss to San Francisco.
Analysis: Strasburg has been very inconsistent during an eight-game stretch in which he's 3-4 with a 3.93 ERA.
Aug. 15 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Strasburg picked up his ninth win in Thursday's 4-1 final against the New York Mets.
Analysis: It was one of his stronger outings of the season, surrendering an unearned run and three hits while striking out eight in seven innings. He needed it after getting roughed up for seven earned runs in his previous start.
Aug. 4 3:19 PM PT4:19 PM MT5:19 PM CT6:19 PM ET18:19 ET22:19 GMT6:19 3:19 PM MST5:19 PM EST5:49 PM VEN2:19 UAE (+1)5:19 PM CT-Strasburg won for the first time in six outings Sunday, striking out 10 over seven innings while yielding three hits.
Analysis: Strasburg is just 2-3 in his last seven starts despite a solid 2.70 ERA. The Nationals have backed him with two runs of support or fewer in four straight.
July 30 10:40 AM PT11:40 AM MT12:40 PM CT1:40 PM ET13:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE12:40 PM CT-Strasburg allowed one run over seven innings but took the loss in Tuesday's 3-0 defeat at Miami.
Analysis: Strasburg is now 1-4 with an 8.63 ERA in his last five road starts against the Marlins.
July 24 2:15 PM PT3:15 PM MT4:15 PM CT5:15 PM ET17:15 ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST4:45 PM VEN1:15 UAE (+1)4:15 PM CT-Strasburg lost his second straight start in Tuesday's 6-4 loss at Colorado, giving up four runs and a season worst-matching nine hits in 5 1-3 innings.
Analysis: Strasburg is in a funk, going 1-3 with a 4.98 ERA over his last seven starts.
July 19 11:29 AM PT12:29 PM MT1:29 PM CT2:29 PM ET14:29 ET18:29 GMT2:29 11:29 AM MST1:29 PM EST1:59 PM VEN22:29 UAE1:29 PM CT-Strasburg was pounded again by the Brewers in Friday's loss.
Analysis: Strasburg allowed four runs on seven hits. He struck out nine in seven innings. He gave up seven runs in 4 2-3 innings the last time he saw the Brewers and goes to Coors Field to face the Rockies in his next start.
July 8 12:43 PM PT1:43 PM MT2:43 PM CT3:43 PM ET15:43 ET19:43 GMT3:43 12:43 PM MST2:43 PM EST3:13 PM VEN23:43 UAE2:43 PM CT-Strasburg pitched like a stud Monday.
Analysis: Strasburg struck out nine and allowed two runs on four hits. The nine strikeouts were his most in six starts since June 4. He'll try to beat the lowly Phils next weekend.
July 2 11:30 AM PT12:30 PM MT1:30 PM CT2:30 PM ET14:30 ET18:30 GMT2:30 11:30 AM MST1:30 PM EST2:00 PM VEN22:30 UAE1:30 PM CT-Strasburg bounced back from his worst outing of the season with 7 2-3 strong innings in the Washington Nationals' 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Strasburg (7-6, 3.53 ERA) tied his career high by allowing seven earned runs in 4 2-3 innings in a 9-2 loss in Milwaukee on June. He was 0-2 with a 7.27 ERA over his last three outings. On Tuesday night, he struck out eight and walked one while giving up one run. The Rockies didn't get a runner past second until DJ LeMahieu's homer in the eighth.
June 26 3:28 PM PT4:28 PM MT5:28 PM CT6:28 PM ET18:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)5:28 PM CT-Strasburg was shelled for seven runs and eight hits over just 4 2-3 innings in Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee.
Analysis: The seven runs matched a career worst for Strasburg, who is 0-2 with a 7.27 ERA over his last three games.
May 8 12:10 PM PT1:10 PM MT2:10 PM CT3:10 PM ET15:10 ET19:10 GMT3:10 12:10 PM MST2:10 PM EST2:40 PM VEN23:10 UAE2:10 PM CT-Strasburg allowed two runs in the first inning before settling down in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: Strasburg allowed seven hits and two walks over 7 1-3 innings to earn the win. He is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA in his last four starts.
Apr. 26 12:21 PM PT1:21 PM MT2:21 PM CT3:21 PM ET15:21 ET19:21 GMT3:21 12:21 PM MST2:21 PM EST2:51 PM VEN23:21 UAE2:21 PM CT-Strasburg improved to 2-2 on Friday against San Diego with a stellar performance.
Analysis: Strasburg yielded seven hits over seven shutout innings while striking out 11 batters. His 53 strikeouts lead the majors.
Apr. 15 8:56 PM PT9:56 PM MT10:56 PM CT11:56 PM ET23:56 ET3:56 GMT11:56 8:56 PM MST10:56 PM EST11:26 PM VEN7:56 UAE (+1)10:56 PM CT-Strasburg suffered another dismal night in Miami on Tuesday.
Analysis: Strasburg allowed six runs and eight hits in four innings. He fell to 2-3 at Marlins Park with an ERA of 8.61. His next start is versus the Cards.
Apr. 11 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Strasburg struck out 12 in 6 2-3 innings - on a day Washington really needed to rest its relievers - and led the Nationals past the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Thursday for a three-game sweep.
Analysis: Strasburg (1-1) got 14 consecutive outs in one stretch and allowed only three hits, including Marcell Ozuna's homer in the seventh. The right-hander's lone walk was to the last batter he faced. Strasburg lasted 4 1-3 innings in his previous start, a 6-2 loss to Atlanta on Sunday, and he entered Thursday 0-1 with a 6.10 ERA. But with the temperature 67 degrees at the unusual 4:05 p.m. start, and shadows creeping across the diamond, he was much better against Miami, mixing a 95-96 mph fastball with a seemingly unhittable changeup.
Apr. 1 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET18:22 ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST5:52 PM VEN2:22 UAE (+1)5:22 PM CT-Strasburg struck out 10 but was otherwise fairly pedestrian in Monday's win over the Mets, allowing four runs and four hits in five innings.
Analysis: If you own Strasburg, you're going to have a leg up in the strikeouts category more often than not. He fanned an average of 9.39 batters per nine innings last season.
Mar. 19 7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST9:40 PM VEN6:10 UAE (+1)8:10 PM CT-Washington manager Matt Williams said Strasburg will make his third straight opening-day start for the Nationals.
Analysis: Williams picked Strasburg in part because "of his experience. He's done it before ... And he's earned it." Williams says Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann will follow in the rotation. Doug Fister is set to be the fourth starter if he can get ready in time after being sidelined by elbow inflammation.
Feb. 16 12:33 PM PT1:33 PM MT2:33 PM CT3:33 PM ET15:33 ET20:33 GMT4:33 1:33 PM MST3:33 PM EST4:03 PM VEN0:33 UAE (+1)2:33 PM CT-Strasburg threw his first formal bullpen session of spring training Sunday. He said afterward his arm is doing "great" after offseason surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.
Analysis: The Washington Nationals right-hander focused much of his session on his timing out of the stretch, hoping baserunners will no longer consider him an easy mark when eyeing a steal of second.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2010 Was 5 3 0 - 0 12 12 0 68.0 56 25 22 5 17 0 92 1.07 2.91
2011 Was 1 1 0 - 0 5 5 0 24.0 15 5 4 0 2 0 24 0.71 1.50
2012 Was 15 6 0 - 0 28 28 0 159.1 136 62 56 15 48 1 197 1.15 3.16
2013 Was 8 9 0 - 0 30 30 1 183.0 136 71 61 16 56 1 191 1.05 3.00
2014 Was 14 11 0 - 0 34 34 0 215.0 198 86 75 23 43 4 242 1.12 3.14
Career 43 30 0 - 0 109 109 1 649.1 541 249 218 59 166 6 746 1.09 3.02

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 Was 12 20 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 .050 .050 .050
2011 Was 5 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 Was 28 47 4 13 4 0 1 7 3 13 0 0 .277 .333 .426
2013 Was 30 49 2 7 2 0 0 2 2 23 0 0 .143 .176 .184
2014 Was 34 60 3 6 1 0 0 3 7 26 0 0 .100 .194 .117
Career 109 182 10 27 7 0 1 13 12 72 0 0 .148 .205 .203

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2014 Was Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 8 2 1 0 1 0 2 1.80
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 8 2 1 0 1 0 2 1.80
Career 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 8 2 1 0 1 0 2 1.80

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 Was Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 2001 98 90 94.7 60.95
Curveball 565 83 75 79.9 17.21
Slider 46 90 83 86.4 1.4
Changeup 671 91 84 88.2 20.44

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