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Stephen Strasburg | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 over six innings of one-run ball as the Nationals beat down the Mets 9-1 on Thursday.
Strasburg allowed six hits and a walk while racking up double-digit strikeouts, the fourth time in nine starts he's done so this season. For contrast, Junior Guerra registered the Brewers' first double-digit strikeout start of the season earlier Thursday. He improved to a perfect 7-0 with a 2.80 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 75/16 K/BB ratio with the win, leading the National League in victories. He'll try to extend that league lead against the same Mets on Tuesday. May 19 - 11:43 PM

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Stephen Strasburg held the Marlins to three runs over six innings Saturday as the Nationals took Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader against the Marlins.

It was his first start since signing a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with the Nationals. Strasburg wasn't at his best, yielding runs in the first, fifth, and sixth innings, but he did strike out seven batters and he gave up only five total hits. The right-hander now boasts a 6-0 record, 2.95 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 65/15 K/BB ratio in 55 innings this season. He gets the Marlins again next week, this time in Miami.
May 14 - 4:33 PM

Nationals signed RHP Stephen Strasburg to a seven-year, $175 million contract extension.

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reported news of the deal while MLB Network’s Jon Heyman and FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal passed along contract details. The deal includes rolling opt-outs after the third or fourth year. Strasburg can make an additional $1 million in each year of the contract by reaching 180 innings. The deal caught the baseball world off guard for various reasons, as Scott Boras typically has his clients test free agency and Strasburg was set to cash in as the only big name starting pitcher on the market this winter, but you can’t blame him for accepting. He’s now guaranteed a ton of cash in case his health doesn’t cooperate and the opt-outs (after his age-30 or age-31 season) mean that he’ll have the chance to sign another huge deal if he continues to perform. This is the largest deal ever for a pitcher who has had Tommy John surgery, topping former teammate Jordan Zimmermann’s five-year, $110 million deal with the Tigers.
May 10 - 10:22 AM

Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post reports that Stephen Strasburg's seven-year, $175 million extension includes $70 million in deferred payments.

Strasburg will make $15 million per season from 2017-2023. As for the deferred money, which has become typical with the Nationals, it will be paid without interest at $10 million annually from 2024-2030. Strasburg reportedly has the ability to opt out of the contract after the third or fourth year. The Nationals will make the deal official on Tuesday.
May 10 - 9:12 AM

Stephen Strasburg yielded four runs over seven innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Monday.

Strasburg, who has signed a reported seven-year, $175 million extension with the Nationals, served up a two-run homer to Nick Castellanos in the first inning before J.D. Martinez connected for a two-run blast in the fifth. He was in line for the loss until the Nationals came back in the later innings. While Strasburg gave up a season-high four runs, he also notched a season-high 11 strikeouts. He’ll bring a 2.76 ERA into a start against the Marlins this weekend.
May 9 - 10:44 PM

According to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post, the Nationals and right-hander Stephen Strasburg have agreed to a "significant long-term extension."

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that a seven-year deal worth $175 million. Meanwhile, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the deal includes an opt-out after the third or fourth year. It's pretty shocking news, as Strasburg is represented by Scott Boras and was set to be the biggest name in a very weak class for free agent starting pitchers this winter. He likely could have fetched a bigger deal with a strong walk year, but the Nationals apparently did enough to keep him off the market. An official announcement is expected Tuesday.
May 9 - 8:09 PM

Stephen Strasburg moved to 5-0 on Wednesday after limiting the Royals to two runs in six innings.

Strasburg got a six-spot from his offense in the top of the first inning and went into cruise control from there, scattering two runs and five hits over his six frames. He issued just one walk and struck out seven. The right-hander is off to a terrific start in his big contract year. A home start against the Tigers is next.
May 4 - 5:31 PM

Stephen Strasburg gave up two runs over seven innings and struck out nine in a 5-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

Strasburg gave up both runs in the first inning, but really settled down from there. He walked just one batter and notched seven strikeouts in the span of eight batters at one point. After finishing last season strong, the impending free agent is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 40/8 K/BB ratio in 36 innings through his first five starts this season. He’ll attempt to keep it going next week against the Royals on the road.
Apr 30 - 12:16 AM

Despite 10 strikeouts, Stephen Strasburg was undone by one mistake in a no-decision against the Twins in Sunday's 6-5, 16-inning marathon win, serving up a three-run home run to Brian Dozier in the eighth inning.

Strasburg looked like a world-beater for most of his time on the mound Sunday, scattering seven hits while striking out 10. He did not walk a batter. Alas, even the best laid plans of mice and men oft fall apart. Such was the case for the ace in the eighth inning, when Brian Dozier launched a three-run homer to boost the Twins to a 4-1 lead. The Nats would score two runs in the bottom of the frame to set the stage for a dramatic pinch-hit solo homer by Bryce Harper in the ninth inning. They would ultimately win 6-5 in the 16th inning, with Strasburg long out of the picture for a decision. Through four starts, Strasburg holds a 2.17 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 31/7 K/BB ratio in 29 innings. In what figures to be a fun series, Strasburg will take to the road to face the Cardinals in his next start.
Apr 24 - 7:40 PM

The Marlins had no answer for Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday, as the right-hander struck out 10 over eight scoreless innings in a 7-0 Nationals victory.

Strasburg allowed only a double and two singles on the evening, also issuing two free passes. Otherwise, he sliced and diced the Marlins lineup, using all four of his pitches to keep them off balance. The start was the best of his three so far, but Strasburg has been on since the word go, moving to 3-0 with a 1.25 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 21/7 K/BB ratio after Tuesday's win. An interleague date with the Twins is on tap for Sunday.
Apr 19 - 10:07 PM

Pitching after a bout with the flu, Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs and four hits over 7 2/3 innings Thursday in a win over the Braves.

The second run came in the eighth after he left the game with a man on first and two outs. Still, Strasburg must have still been horribly sick to have allowed two runs to that lineup.
Apr 14 - 8:04 PM

Stephen Strasburg (flu) is starting as hoped on Thursday afternoon against the Braves.

Strasburg had to be scratched from his originally scheduled start on Wednesday night because of some lingering flu-like symptoms. He has a great matchup Thursday against a Braves lineup that features Kelly Johnson batting cleanup. Strasburg dialed up six innings of one-run ball versus Atlanta last week.
Apr 14 - 12:45 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he's hopeful Stephen Strasburg (flu) can pitch Thursday.

Strasburg had to be scratched from his Wednesday night start against the Braves with flu-like symptoms. Tanner Roark, scheduled to start Thursday afternoon's series finale, will take the mound Wednesday instead. It'd be disappointing for Strasburg owners if the 27-year-old right-hander doesn't get another early chance to face this weak Atlanta offense. He spun six innings of one-run ball against the Braves last week.
Apr 13 - 3:48 PM

Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from his Wednesday start against the Braves due to illness.

Tanner Roark will get the nod instead. It's a missed opportunity for Strasburg, who likely would have rolled through the Braves' punchless batting order on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Maybe he can start Thursday's series finale, a late-afternoon game.
Apr 13 - 2:38 PM

Stephen Strasburg limited the Braves to one run over six innings to earn a win Wednesday.

Strasburg allowed six hits, walked three and struck out four. It wasn't the kind of dominant outing he was racking up in the second half of last year, but it's nice to see him pitch well while not at his best; that's never been a strong suit for him. Of course, it helped that he was facing Atlanta.
Apr 6 - 10:38 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis