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Stephen Strasburg | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the paternity leave list.
Strasburg will leave to be with his wife Rachel for the birth of the couple's second child. He's scheduled to start against the Rockies in Colorado on Tuesday, but it's likely he'll have that start pushed back until the weekend. Apr 23 - 7:11 PM

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Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 while allowing two runs over seven innings, and the Nationals edged out the Braves 3-2 on Thursday.

Strasburg gave up six hits -- five of them singles -- and walked two in the victory, his second of 2017. He's been remarkably consistent in each of his four starts, going seven innings in each while allowing two earned runs in three of the four, yielding three runs in the other. Still, Thursday was his best turn to date, leaving him with a 2.89 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 29/7 K/BB ratio over 28 innings of work. The right-hander will have a test Tuesday when the Nats visit the Rockies in Colorado.
Apr 20 - 11:15 PM

Stephen Strasburg punched out eight batters over seven innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.

Strasburg pitched well enough to win in this one, but the Nationals' offense wasn't able to provide much support. He scattered just five hits and a pair of walks over his seven frames. Tommy Joseph tagged him for a solo shot in the second inning and Cesar Hernandez delivered an RBI single in the fifth, completing the damage against him. He'll carry a 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 19/5 K/BB ratio into Thursday's matchup against the Braves in Atlanta.
Apr 14 - 7:32 PM

Stephen Strasburg was charged with three earned runs in seven innings in a no-decision versus the Phillies on Sunday.

Washington lost this one in the bottom of the ninth on a walkoff RBI single by Cesar Hernandez, after rallying to tie the game 3-3 with a three-run top of the ninth. Strasburg walked three and gave up five hits while striking out eight. He stands 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 11/3 K/BB ratio through his first 14 innings (two starts) this season. A rematch with the Phillies will be next.
Apr 9 - 5:33 PM

Stephen Strasburg surrendered two runs over seven innings in a win over the Marlins on Opening Day.

Both runs scored in the fourth inning. Strasburg was in line for the loss before the Nationals took the lead in the bottom of the seventh. Pitching out of the stretch throughout, Strasburg was sitting the mid-90s with his fastball while striking out three and walking none. His ability isn’t in question, but the fact remains that Strasburg has surpassed 183 innings just once in his career. The lingering health question is what separates him from being a top-10 fantasy starting pitcher right now.
Apr 3 - 4:10 PM

Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs -- two earned -- over four innings Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Working exclusively out of the stretch, Strasburg finishes the spring with a 6.61 ERA. The rest of his numbers were better; he struck out 14, walked three and allowed one homer in 16 1/3 innings. We're not as high on him as we've been some previous seasons, but he's at least a No. 2 starter in mixed leagues.
Mar 29 - 3:53 PM

Stephen Strasburg has been named the Nationals' Opening Day starter.

It's a no-brainer with Max Scherzer not quite ready for the opener (Scherzer is in line to start the Nats' third game). Strasburg will be making his fourth Opening Day start. He posted a 3.60 ERA and 183/44 K/BB ratio over 147 2/3 innings for the Nationals last season.
Mar 26 - 10:26 AM

Stephen Strasburg is lined up to start on Opening Day for the Nationals.

The nod would have gone to reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, but he was slowed this spring by a stress fracture in his right ring finger and currently projects to start Washington's third regular-season game. Gio Gonzalez is in line for the second game of the season, and Tanner Roark likely will start the fourth. Granted, none of this is official yet.
Mar 23 - 8:30 AM

Stephen Strasburg pitched 4 1/3 innings of two-run ball Sunday against the Marlins.

Strasburg allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three. Working exclusively out of the stretch, he's been less than dominant this spring, though his 7.30 ERA is mostly the result of one dreadful outing on March 8 (he's allowed four runs over 10 1/3 innings in the other three). Right now, he wouldn't seem to rate as a great value pick on draft day.
Mar 19 - 4:49 PM

Stephen Strasburg fanned five while allowing two runs in four innings Monday against the Tigers.

Strasburg allowed three hits and walked none. Though he gave up a homer to J.D. Martinez, it was a far better effort than his last start, when he surrendered six runs in two innings versus the Cardinals.
Mar 13 - 5:11 PM

Stephen Strasburg was lit up for six runs and seven hits in two innings by the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Strasburg has altered his delivery so that he's always working from the stretch, even with none on. Of course, he pretty much always would have been working from the stretch today anyway. One wonders if a bad spring would cause him to go back to his old way of doing things.
Mar 8 - 4:21 PM

Stephen Strasburg cruised threw two innings in his spring debut Friday against the Cardinals.

Even though he struck out three, Strasburg needed just 23 pitches to get through two innings. He pitched strictly out of the stretch today, which is a change for him. He seems to think it could help him keep his mechanics in line and stay healthy.
Mar 3 - 4:11 PM

Stephen Strasburg is set to make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday.

He'll either face the Marlins or Cardinals, as the Nationals have split-squad games on the schedule for Friday afternoon. Strasburg has been eased into action in camp this spring after partially tearing the pronator tendon in his right elbow last September 7. The hope is he will be at full strength for the beginning of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 2 - 9:17 AM

Stephen Strasburg pitched in an intrasquad game on Thursday.

It was Strasburg's first time throwing to live hitters since partially tearing the pronator tendon in his right elbow on September 7. He wasn't particularly sharp, needing 23 pitches to get through four batters. On the plus side, Strasburg was able to use his whole repertoire. Strasburg pitched exclusively out of the stretch, a move designed to speed up his delivery to home plate. The 28-year-old is always great when healthy but that hasn't been a frequent occurrence.
Source: MASN Sports
Feb 23 - 10:26 PM

Stephen Strasburg threw freely off a mound on Thursday in Nationals camp.

Strasburg delivered all of his pitches during a bullpen session that lasted around 10 minutes. He plans to throw his slider/cutter less frequently in 2017 in order to relieve some stress on his troublesome right elbow. The right-hander remains a high-risk, high-reward fantasy starter leading into 2017. All of the early signs are good.
Feb 16 - 12:55 PM

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LF1Jayson Werth
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