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Chris Stratton | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (20) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Stratton allowed four runs (three earned) in five innings and snared a win against the Rockies on Saturday.
It wasn't one of the better efforts of his up-and-down season -- he notched just one strikeout while surrendering eight hits and two walks. He fell behind early, allowing a run in each of the first two frames and then again in the fourth and fifth innings. The Giants' offense backed him up with plenty of runs though and he was able to stick around just long enough to be credited with the win. He improves to 5-3 with a 4.92 ERA and 1.45 WHIP through 10 starts. He will climb the hill for a tough matchup against the Cubs on the road next Saturday. May 19 - 7:57 PM

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Chris Stratton was able to pick up a win despite giving up four runs in five innings against the Reds on Monday.

This was not Stratton at his best, as he gave up nine hits against the Cincinnati lineup, and he also walked two while striking out just one. The right-hander has given up five runs or more in three of his past four starts, and his ERA has ballooned from 2.32 at the end of April to 4.88 in the process. Stratton will be hard to trust as a streaming option when he faces the Rockies on Saturday.
May 15 - 1:34 AM

Chris Stratton surrendered five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.

Stratton was a on a roll for the season's first month but has fallen on hard times of late. This was his third bad start in a row. He only gave up five hits in this one (including a solo bomb by Maikel Franco) but he issued four walks and burned 96 pitches without making it through five innings. He did punch out seven batters to provide some fantasy value on the night. He falls to 3-3 with a 4.60 ERA on the season.
May 10 - 12:21 AM

Chris Stratton yielded three runs in six innings in a 9-4 victory over the Braves on Friday.

It was a decent bounceback outing after he failed to make it out of the second inning last time out. Stratton surrendered a two-run homer to Freddie Freeman in the first inning before giving up a solo shot to Nick Markakis in the third, but otherwise he was able to keep the Braves off the board. He fanned six and walked a pair in the victory and now sits at 3-2 with a 3.99 ERA and 33/16 K/BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings over seven starts this season. Stratton holds some appeal as a matchup play in mixed fantasy leagues. He gets the Phillies on the road next time out.
May 5 - 12:27 AM

Chris Stratton was demolished for six runs in 1 1/3 innings during Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

He gave up back-to-back RBI singles in the first inning and also walked in a run. The next inning was worse. He gave up a solo homer to Chase Utley, an RBI-triple to Cody Bellinger and another RBI-triple to Joc Pederson. It took Stratton 63 pitches to get four outs. He yielded six hits, issued four walks and fanned three batters in the first game of a double-header. This was his first clunker outing of the season as he falls to 2-2 with a 3.90 ERA after six starts.
Apr 28 - 8:21 PM

Giants placed RHP Chris Stratton on the paternity leave list.

Stratton should be back before his next scheduled start this Saturday against the Dodgers. He earned his second win of the season Monday night against the Nationals after delivering 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball.
Apr 25 - 2:32 PM

Chris Stratton earned his second win of the season on Monday by firing 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball against the Nationals.

Stratton walked three, but he allowed just two hits and he struck out five. The strong run continues for the former first-round pick, and his ERA is now down to a tidy 2.32 on the 2018 season. Stratton will get another start on Saturday against the Dodgers at home.
Apr 24 - 1:10 AM

Chris Stratton held the Diamondbacks to one run on five hits over seven innings but did not earn a decision on Wednesday.

The bullpen blew the lead in the ninth to cost him the win. He struck out eight batters without issuing a walk. He fired seven innings of shutout baseball and went back out for the eighth inning. He gave up a leadoff double to Nick Ahmed and a triple to Jarrod Dyson before being relieved. He was fortunate the bullpen was able to strand that runner at third base or it could have taken the shine off his magnificent outing. Stratton is 1-1 with a phenomenal 2.22 ERA in four starts.
Apr 19 - 2:02 AM

Chris Stratton was brilliant in Thursday's 7-0 win over the Padres, firing off seven innings of one-hit, shutout ball.

The lone hit Stratton allowed actually came off the bat of a pinch-hitting Clayton Richard in the third inning, so there's baseball for you. He finished up his seven innings of work having thrown 101 pitches (67 strikes). It wasn't the most efficient of outings -- Stratton walked three on the evening while striking out four -- but it was his best start (by a wide margin) in three tries this season. Stratton will look to build off Thursday's result when he brings a 2.60 ERA and 0.98 WHIP (over 17 1/3 innings) into a road date with the Diamondbacks when he next takes to the mound.
Apr 13 - 1:02 AM

Chris Stratton gave up three runs in five innings on Saturday in a start against the Dodgers.

Two of the runs were earned, and he walked four and struck out three. It's basically the same start he had against the Dodgers on April 1, and it's pretty much what you're going to see when Stratton is on the mound. He'll likely have similar numbers when he's back on the mound on Thursday against the Padres.
Apr 7 - 11:26 PM

Chris Stratton struggled in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering three runs on five hits over his 5 1/3 innings of work.

The right-hander fanned four on the night and didn't walk a batter. He gave up a sacrifice fly to Corey Seager in the fourth inning, then the Dodgers scratched out another pair before chasing him in the sixth. Stratton will continue to occupy a spot in the Giants' depleted rotation, but isn't recommended from a fantasy perspective outside of NL-only formats.
Apr 1 - 11:27 PM

Chris Stratton worked five scoreless innings in an exhibition start against the Athletics on Tuesday.

Stratton scattered four hits and a walk while striking out three. The 27-year-old right-hander should hold down a rotation spot until Jeff Samardzija (pectoral) and Madison Bumgarner (finger) are healthy -- and he could even stick around after that -- but with a career WHIP of 1.50 he makes for a risky mixed-league fantasy play. NL-only leaguers could maybe give Stratton a look.
Mar 27 - 10:49 PM

Chris Stratton scattered six hits and three runs over six innings Thursday in the Giants’ Cactus League win over the Cubs.

He racked up seven strikeouts while adding a pair of walks. Stratton got off to a shaky start, yielding an RBI single to Addison Russell in the first before letting Willson Contreras score on a wild pitch later in the inning. He settled down after that, not allowing another run until the sixth when Peter Bourjos came across on Jason Heyward’s sac fly to left field. With Jeff Samardzija (shoulder) banged up, Stratton should begin the year in San Francisco’s starting rotation.
Mar 23 - 12:52 AM

Chris Stratton pitched four innings of one-run ball in a Cactus League start Monday versus the Athletics.

Stratton surrendered a solo homer to Stephen Piscotty in the bottom of the second inning but otherwise looked sharp, yielding only one other hit and striking out three. The 27-year-old right-hander is slated to open the 2018 regular season in the Giants' starting rotation after posting a 3.68 ERA over 10 starts and three relief appearances in 2017. He has a good amount of NL-only fantasy appeal and could be an attractive streamer in some mixed leagues.
Mar 12 - 5:44 PM

Chris Stratton held the Angels scoreless over three frames in Thursday's Cactus League showing.

The right-hander permitted one hit and one walk while recording three strikeouts. Stratton was a little wild but still managed to be effective in his 10 starts for the Giants last season. He'll open the 2018 campaign among their starting five.
Mar 1 - 6:01 PM

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