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Hunter Strickland | Relief Pitcher | #60

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 18 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Hunter Strickland blew a save by allowing a run in the ninth inning but picked up a win against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
He gave up back-to-back doubles to Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock to start the inning but was able to finish the inning without further damage. He lucked into the win when the Giants scored twice in the 10th inning. Strickland now has two blown saves to go with his two saves. He should hold onto the closer's job due to his 2.25 ERA with seven strikeouts in eight innings. Cory Gearrin pitched the 10th and gave up a run but got his first save. Apr 19 - 1:54 AM

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Hunter Strickland came on with a one-run lead and was victimized by Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt for a no-doubt game-tying home run.

Strickland blew his first save of the season but he bounced back to pick up the win in relief as the Giants loaded the bases and Andrew McCutchen delivered the walk-off winner again. It was the first run allowed by Strickland over six innings in his six appearances so don't be terribly concerned unless it starts to become a habit.
Apr 11 - 1:52 AM

Hunter Strickland struck out two batters in a perfect 15-pitch ninth inning to secure his second save in as many nights Friday against the Dodgers.

Strickland nailed down the save Thursday, and he entered in another high-leverage situation with the Giants holding a 1-0 lead for the second consecutive day. The San Francisco closer threw 10 of his 15 pitches for strikes and he has fired out of the chute for his fantasy owners with a pair of saves against the defending National League champions on the road.
Mar 31 - 1:00 AM

Hunter Strickland pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save of the season Thursday in the Giants’ Opening Day win over the Dodgers.

He struck out one while throwing 12 of his 19 pitches for strikes. He yielded a leadoff single to Matt Kemp but set down Yasmani Grandal, Logan Forsythe and Joc Pederson in order to end the game. Strickland will handle save chances during Mark Melancon’s absence, though manager Bruce Bochy is confident Melancon will only miss a couple of weeks. Regardless, Strickland is a must-own in all fantasy formats.
Mar 29 - 10:35 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Hunter Strickland will handle save chances in Mark Melancon's absence.

Melancon was placed on the disabled list with right forearm inflammation. Sam Dyson filled in at closer when Melancon was hurt last season but Strickland enjoyed a dominant spring (0.00 ERA) while Dyson struggled to an 11.25 ERA over nine Cactus League appearances. The hard-throwing Strickland is a must-own in all formats.
Mar 29 - 5:07 PM

Giants and RHP Hunter Strickland avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.

Strickland was eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter as a Super 2 qualifier.
Jan 12 - 4:57 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Giants are willing to trade Hunter Strickland, but he has suppressed value with the glut of relievers on the market.

In other words, it doesn't sound like they're likely to get an offer they like enough to motivate them to move the hard-throwing reliever. Strickland holds a 2.38 ERA and 38/20 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings this season and is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 11:46:00 AM

Chris Haft of reports that the Rays have expressed interest in acquiring Hunter Strickland from the Giants

Haft notes that the Rays had representatives on hand at Petco Park over the weekend to scout out the right-hander. Strickland has pitched well this season, registering a 1.91 ERA, but that masks a worrisome 1.46 WHIP. He's under team control for four additional seasons, so makes for a very attractive commodity for teams in the market for bullpen help like the Rays.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Major League Baseball has upheld Hunter Strickland's six-game suspension.

It's a wonder how that decision took so long. Strickland was handed the six-game suspension back in late May for intentionally throwing at Bryce Harper and it took two weeks for his appeal to be heard. It then took another six days for MLB to review the case. Strickland, who had remained active all that time, will begin serving the suspension Monday night.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 03:39:00 PM

Hunter Strickland had his suspension appeal hearing Tuesday.

Strickland said he thought the two-hour hearing went well and was told a ruling would be announced "as soon as possible." Major League Baseball issued Strickland a six-game suspension back on May 30 for intentionally throwing at Bryce Harper, but he appealed and has remained active for the last two weeks.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 07:08:00 PM

Hunter Strickland's appeal of his six-game suspension won't be heard until June 13.

Bryce Harper has already gotten his suspension reduced from four to three games for the same incident, so it's unclear why Strickland's appeal will take longer. The reliever can continue pitching for the Giants until then.
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 05:38:00 PM

Hunter Strickland has been suspended six games for throwing at Bryce Harper on Monday.

Strickland threw a fastball at Harper's right leg in the eighth inning, setting off a benches-clearing brawl on Memorial Day at AT&T Park. The big reliever then had to be dragged off the field by his teammates. Major League Baseball obviously determined that Strickland's plunking of Harper was fully intentional. Strickland and Harper are both appealing and they'll be active until those appeals are heard.
Tue, May 30, 2017 06:19:00 PM

Giants activated RHP Hunter Strickland from the paternity leave list.

Strickland has been away from the club since Friday, but now he'll return to his set-up role. Steven Okert will head back down to the minors.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 12:32:00 PM

Giants placed RHP Hunter Strickland on the paternity leave list.

Strickland will be away from the club for a few days following the birth of his child. Steven Okert will replace him in the bullpen.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 01:33:00 PM

Hunter Strickland took his fifth blown save after entering a 1-0 game and giving up two hits in the ninth Monday against the Dodgers.

Strickland will get the blame, but this was a team effort for the Giants and it starts with overmanager Bruce Bochy. Even though Derek Law didn't have his best stuff when he finished the eighth, he opened the ninth. He gave up a single and was pulled. Javier Lopez then allowed a single and was pulled. That led to Strickland coming on with no outs, the tying run at third, the winning run at first and the Dodgers' second- and third-best hitters coming up. Strickland was put in a position to fail by his overmanager, and that's what he did. Who gets the Giants' next save chance is anyone's guess. We'd try Law, but he looked fatigued tonight.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 01:36:00 AM

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C1Buster Posey
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1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hunter Pence
CF1Austin Jackson
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gregor Blanco
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S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Ty Blach
6Derek Holland
7Tyler Beede
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Cory Gearrin
5Sam Dyson
6Will Smith
7Josh Osich
8Pierce Johnson
9Reyes Moronta
10Derek Law
11Julian Fernandez