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Stephen Strasburg | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Monday that he believes Stephen Strasburg's elbow is structurally sound.
For what it's worth, Rizzo is basing part of his assessment on Strasburg's pre-extension physical earlier this season. Nationals manager Dusty Baker indicated Monday that Strasburg will likely go for an MRI soon, but the team doesn't appear overly concerned about the situation, at least publicly. We should know more about his status in the next few days. Aug 22 - 5:55 PM

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According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Stephen Strasburg's elbow issue is "not structural" and the Nationals believe he could pitch through it if this were the postseason.

Strasburg was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with soreness in his right elbow after posting a 14.66 ERA over his last three starts, including a nine-run drubbing last Wednesday versus the Rockies. There are red flags everywhere on this one, but the Nats are maintaining that he only needs a couple weeks of rest. For now anyway. A.J. Cole will start in Strasburg's place on Monday night against the Orioles.
Aug 22 - 1:58 PM

Nationals placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right elbow.

Strasburg got lit up for nine earned runs over just 1 2/3 innings in his last start Wednesday versus the Rockies, but he claimed to be feeling fine after the career-worst outing. Obviously that wasn't entirely true. A.J. Cole will step in and start Monday versus the Orioles. It's not clear how long Strasburg might be sidelined.
Aug 22 - 1:32 PM

Stephen Strasburg was obliterated in Wednesday's 12-10 loss to the Rockies, yielding nine runs on nine hits over 1 2/3 innings.

Seven of the nine runs on Strasburg's line came home in a nightmare first inning. One run scored in the frame courtesy of a Nolan Arenado RBI single, while the other six came on a trio of RBI doubles by Gerardo Parra, Tony Walters and opposing pitcher Jon Gray. We will just chalk this up as an aberration for Strasburg -- though he has struggled by degrees in each of his last three starts. Even after Wednesday's debacle, he still holds a 3.59 season ERA. A road showdown with the Orioles is next on his schedule.
Aug 17 - 7:37 PM

Stephen Strasburg was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Braves, allowing six runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Strasburg struck out seven and walked two on the night. As has happened so many times in this matchup, Freddie Freeman inflicted most of the damage against him with an RBI double in the first inning and a three-run homer in the fifth. It's the second straight rough outing for the star right-hander, which is mildly concerning for fantasy owners. It doesn't get any easier for him, as he'll travel to Coors Field to take on the Rockies his next time out on Wednesday.
Aug 12 - 10:50 PM

Stephen Strasburg had a rare bad outing on Saturday, surrendering four runs in 4 2/3 innings while taking a loss to the Giants.

He was missing bats, striking out eight batters while walking only one. He gave up eight hits, most of them bunched together in the fourth and fifth innings. The loss drops his record to 15-2 with a 2.80 ERA. He has a marvelous 169/39 K/BB ratio in 138 1/3 innings. A case could be made that he is the best pitcher in baseball now that Clayton Kershaw is out of action.
Aug 6 - 11:04 PM

Stephen Strasburg turned in a respectable performance in Monday's win over the Diamondbacks, allowing one run on three hits over six innings.

Strasburg also did a nice job at the plate, finishing the evening 3-for-4 with an RBI single. On the mound, he struck out six and walked two. The only run to score on his watch came when Paul Goldschmidt picked up an RBI via a ground out in the first inning. Strasburg more than settled down after the early hiccup. He will carry a 2.63 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 161/38 K/BB ratio (133 2/3 innings) into a home showdown with the Giants next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 2 - 1:13 AM

Stephen Strasburg fired seven scoreless innings in the Nationals' defeat of the Indians on Wednesday.

Strasburg thoroughly out-dueled Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, who gave up three runs in six innings. Cleveland's offense managed just three hits and two walks against Strasburg while also whiffing seven times. The ace right-hander stands 14-1 with a 2.68 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 155/36 K/BB ratio in 127 2/3 innings this season. He'll get the Diamondbacks on the road next.
Jul 27 - 3:30 PM

Stephen Strasburg took his first loss of the season on Wednesday afternoon, yielding six earned runs over six innings versus the visiting Dodgers.

Strasburg struck out 10 and issued only one walk, but the Dodgers got to him for two runs in the top of the first inning and four more in the top of the third. Justin Turner did most of the damage with a pair of two-run homers. This should go down as a random hiccup for Strasburg, who now stands 13-1 on the year with a 2.83 ERA. He gets the Indians on the road next.
Jul 21 - 3:47 PM

Stephen Strasburg was brilliant Friday, tossing eight innings of one-run ball in a 5-1 win over the Pirates.

The only run scored on an RBI single from Jordy Mercer in the fifth inning. Strasburg gave up just three hits in all while walking two and striking out six. He has allowed one run or fewer in three starts since coming off the disabled list and now stands at 13-0 on the year to go along with a 2.51 ERA. He’ll try to stay perfect when he takes on the Dodgers next week in another home start.
Jul 15 - 9:59 PM

Stephen Strasburg spun seven innings of one-run baseball to defeat the Mets 3-1 on Friday, striking out nine batters while allowing only two hits and three walks.

Strasburg runs his record to a perfect 12-0 with the victory. Although fragile, Strasburg is an elite pitcher when healthy. He now sports a 2.62 ERA with 132 strikeouts and 31 walks in 106 2/3 innings.
Jul 8 - 11:57 PM

Stephen Strasburg pitched well in Sunday's 12-1 win over the Reds, firing 6 2/3 innings of no-hit, scoreless ball.

While Strasburg did not allow a hit over his 7 2/3 innings of work, he was just wild enough with his four walks to take himself out of the running for the proper, nine-inning no-hitter. Reliever Matt Belisle made it all a moot point in the eighth when he surrendered a trio of knocks. Strasburg missed several June starts after being placed on the disabled list with a strained upper back, perhaps an explanation for his lack of control on Sunday. He will try to lock back into a groove in a road date with the Mets next time he toes the rubber. For the season, Strasburg holds a 2.71 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 123/28 K/BB ratio across 99 2/3 innings.
Jul 3 - 6:29 PM

Nationals activated RHP Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list.

The Nats waited until the last minute to activate Stasburg before he started Sunday, as they wanted to make sure he got through warm-ups with no issues. Joe Ross (shoulder) has been placed on the DL in a corresponding move, so Lucas Giolito will stick around.
Jul 3 - 1:50 PM

Stephen Strasburg (back) will start Sunday's game against the Reds.

Well that was fast. Washington's decision to place Strasburg on the disabled list a week ago was met with widespread panic but in the end he only ended up missing a couple starts. With Strasburg back in the fold, it looks like top prospect Lucas Giolito is headed back to the minors. Strasburg is undefeated this year with a tidy 2.90 ERA. He scattered three runs and four hits over 5 1/3 innings when he faced Cincinnati on June 4.
Jul 2 - 11:37 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker still has not announced a starter for Sunday's game against the Reds and said it could be a "game-time decision."

Strasburg (back) is hoping to get the ball on Sunday but Baker might decide to play it safe and go with top prospect Lucas Giolito. Either way, it looks like Strasburg is on the cusp of returning after missing his last couple turns with a strained upper back. The right-hander is having one of his best seasons with 10 wins and a 2.90 ERA through his first 14 starts.
Jul 2 - 5:52 PM

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