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Stephen Strasburg | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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Stephen Strasburg allowed two earned runs, five hits and two walks with a season-high 10 strikeouts over seven innings in a road loss against the Dodgers.
Strasburg's only two mistakes were solo homers to Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez, but that was enough to turn a quality start into a loss. Hyun-Jin Ryu was tossing up donuts on the other side and was just a touch better. Strasburg has three quality starts in five outings this season, and he'll look to keep it going on Friday against Zack Godley and the Diamondbacks at Nationals Park. Apr 22 - 2:59 AM

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Stephen Strasburg struggled against the Rockies on Sunday, allowing four runs in six innings in a no decision.

Strasburg allowed just four hits and one walk, and he struck out five. There wasn't a ton of hard contact allowed in this one, but the 29-year-old righty just didn't have his normal quality command. He'll try and get back on track on Saturday when he travels to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers.
Apr 15 - 5:01 PM

Stephen Strasburg quieted Atlanta's bats with eight scoreless innings in the Nationals' 4-1 win Tuesday.

Strasburg allowed three hits, walked two and struck out eight in the gem. It took him 103 pitches to get through eight, so he wasn't allowed to go for his third career complete game and shutout. He's now 2-1 with a 2.21 ERA.
Apr 10 - 10:08 PM

Stephen Strasburg allowed four earned runs over six innings Thursday in a loss to the Mets.

Strasburg walked two, was docked for a run-scoring balk in the top of the second, and gave up five hits -- including two home runs. He's been knocked around a bit over his first two starts this season, but the 29-year-old right-hander still carries top-tier fantasy upside. He'll try to right the ship next week in a home start against the Rockies.
Apr 5 - 4:10 PM

Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs -- one earned -- in 6 1/3 innings to beat the Reds on Saturday.

An error by shortstop Trea Turner on a tailor-made double play ball took the shine off Strasburg's excellent day on the mound. He struck out seven batters, issued one base-on-balls and yielded eight knocks. Outfielder Scott Schebler got him for a solo bomb in the fourth inning. His next challenge comes against the Mets on Thursday when he lines up against Jacob deGrom.
Mar 31 - 5:47 PM

Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 batters over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in his final Grapefruit League start versus the Cardinals.

Strasburg surrendered two earned runs on three hits and three walks, but it was a positive final tuneup for the most part because of the swing-and-misses. The 29-year-old right-hander is lined up to start the Nationals' second regular-season game on March 31 against the Reds.
Mar 25 - 3:29 PM

Stephen Strasburg gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Marlins.

Strasburg did not impress today, giving up eight hits and walking three while striking out just two. He was better in his two previous starts, and there wouldn't seem to be much reason for concern at the moment.
Mar 20 - 5:18 PM

Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs in 3 1/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision versus the Mets.

Strasburg struck out five. He's allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings this spring, but he's hardly ever been at his best in March. This could be his fifth year in the last seven with a Grapefruit League ERA over 4.00.
Mar 8 - 5:17 PM

Stephen Strasburg surrendered one run on three hits in two innings against the Astros in Grapefruit League action on Saturday.

He allowed two singles and a run in the second inning. He struck out two and did not walk anyone. He finished third in the National League Cy Young voting last year after going 15-4 with a 2.52 ERA in 28 starts. His 204/47 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 175 1/3 innings was one of the best in baseball.
Mar 3 - 6:40 PM

Stephen Strasburg said at the Nationals' Winterfest on Sunday that he might skip the All-Star Game in the future.

Strasburg missed about three weeks after the start of the second half due to a nerve impingement in his elbow and believes that it was due to a change in routine in case he was needed for the All-Star Game. He didn't end up pitching in the game, but he felt discomfort in his first start after the All-Star break. "I just know that little lapse, for whatever reason, it pushed me back a bit," said Strasburg. "It started making my arm hurt." The Nationals surely won't mind if he decides to play it safe in the future.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 09:29:00 AM

Stephen Strasburg pitched seven shutout innings with 12 strikeouts in a 5-0 victory over the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday.

If Strasburg was still feeling ill, there was no sign of it. The only sickness on Wednesday was his filthy stuff. He commanded everything in his arsenal and any time he got two strikes on the Cubs' hitters -- which was often -- he threw his changeup to both sides of the plate, giving Chicago no chance of making contact with the 80-grade offering. This is one of the most impressive performances we've seen in the year 2017. If the Nationals are able to win Game 5 on Thursday they'll likely start Strasburg in Game 3 of the NLCS, though they could go to him in Game 2 on short rest.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 08:10:00 PM

Stephen Strasburg is officially listed as the Nationals' starter for Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday against the Cubs.

Strasburg has been dealing with flu-like symptoms for much of this week, but he threw an abbreviated bullpen session on Monday and went through a light workout on Tuesday. Tanner Roark, the Nats' originally-scheduled Game 4 starter, will be available out of the bullpen in this potentially-decisive tilt at Wrigley Field. Chicago leads the best-of-five series 2-1.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 12:48:00 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Stephen Strasburg (flu) is now "expected" to start for the Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday against the Cubs.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker told the media after Tuesday's rainout that Tanner Roark was going to stay on schedule for the postponed Game 4 because Strasburg was feeling "under the weather," but the 29-year-old right-hander has apparently made a quick recovery and is prepared to take the hill for this potentially-decisive National League Division Series tilt at Wrigley Field. Strasburg is on normal rest and he threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Monday. Giddy up.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 11:35:00 AM

Stephen Strasburg's agent Scott Boras suggested Wednesday morning that his client could start Wednesday evening's NLDS Game 4 against the Cubs.

An agent obviously has no say in this type of decision, even one as powerful as Boras, but it's worth noting that Strasburg is no longer listed as Wednesday's pregame press conference attendee. Starting pitchers do not speak to the media prior to same-day outings. Strasburg is on normal rest, but Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday evening that the 29-year-old right-hander was "under the weather" and that Tanner Roark would stay on tap for the postponed Game 4 start. There should be some clarity here soon. "I wouldn't rule anything out," said Boras.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 11:18:00 AM

Stephen Strasburg won't start Wednesday's postponed NLDS Game 4 against the Cubs.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker made that announcement shortly after Tuesday night's postponement, noting that Strasburg and some of his other players are currently "under the weather." Tanner Roark will stay on schedule in what could be a decisive Game 4 matchup at Wrigley Field. Chicago currently leads the best-of-five series 2-1. Strasburg will start Game 5 on Thursday if this NLDS goes the distance.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 06:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Pedro Severino
3Jhonatan Solano
4Raudy Read
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Howie Kendrick
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Adrian Sanchez
LF1Adam Eaton
2Moises Sierra
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
2Rafael Bautista
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Joaquin Benoit
7Matt Grace
8Sammy Solis
9Carlos Torres
10Trevor Gott