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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 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

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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

Chris Stratton blanked the Padres for 6 2/3 innings and struck out seven in a win Friday.

Stratton ends up 4-3 with a 2.98 ERA and a 44/25 K/BB ratio over 51 1/3 innings in 10 starts for the Giants. If the team sticks with what it has now, he should enter next spring favored over Ty Blach to open up as the fifth starter behind Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija and Matt Moore. Still, it might be nice to add to that group and amass a little more depth.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 02:04:00 AM

Chris Stratton struggled in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing three runs on five hits in his four innings of work.

Stratton walked two and struck out two on the afternoon. Yasmani Grandal was responsible for all of the damage against him, with sacrifice fly in the second inning and a two-run bomb in the fourth. He'll carry a 4.15 ERA and 1.50 WHIP into his final start of the season on Saturday against the Padres.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 07:08:00 PM

Chris Stratton logged a quality start in Sunday's victory over the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs on five hits over his six frames.

Stratton fanned four and walked only one on the afternoon. The only damage against him came on a mighty two-run blast by J.D. Martinez in the sixth inning. Stratton now boasts a 3.94 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in his 48 innings with the Giants. He'll square off against the Dodgers his next time out in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 07:21:00 PM

Chris Stratton surrendered three runs and eight hits in four innings Monday against the Rockies.

Stratton was originally scheduled to start Saturday, but the Giants opted to scratch him then and use him today instead. That meant he started at Coors, rather than in San Francisco against the Cardinals. Things could have been quite a bit worse today, given that he gave up a homer and had 11 batters reach base against him. That he allowed just three runs was quite an accomplishment.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 07:10:00 PM

Chris Stratton was scratched from Saturday's scheduled start against the Cardinals.

No word yet on the reason behind the late scratch, but Jeff Samardzija will take the hill in his place. Look for the Giants to provide an update on his status shortly.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 01:20:00 PM

Chris Stratton was all over the map in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks, striking out 10 and walking five while allowing two runs in six innings.

Stratton kept the scoreboard relatively clean, but his inability to consistently find the zone prevented him from pitching deeper into the game. While he will need to cut down on the free passes -- he has issued at least four of them in three of five starts to date -- Stratton has also shown a nice propensity for the strikeout, having whiffed exactly 10 in two of his last three outings. He is expected to maintain his starting spot even after Johnny Cueto (forearm) is ready to return to the mound and will carry a 3.82 ERA and 1.43 WHIP into a home start against the Cardinals in his next scheduled start.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 07:17:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Chris Stratton is unlikely to lose his spot in the rotation when Johnny Cueto (forearm) returns.

Cueto is due back later this week, assuming all goes well in a rehab start Sunday. Stratton, though, likely isn't going anywhere, after tossing 12 2/3 scoreless frames over his last two starts. Of course, it's possible Bochy will change his mind if Stratton gets rocked Sunday in Arizona. The Giants could go to a six-man rotation in September, or perhaps they'll give Ty Blach a break since he's allowed 16 runs over his last three outings.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 02:53:00 PM

Chris Stratton fired six scoreless frames in Monday’s 2-0 victory over the Brewers.

Stratton limited the Brewers to four hits (all of them singles) while walking two batters and striking out one. He now owns a 12 2/3 innings scoreless streak, the longest by a Giants rookie pitcher since Chris Heston in 2015. While he’s one a nice roll, his upcoming schedule could be a challenge. He gets the Diamondbacks in Arizona next before a home start against the Cardinals, but then he takes on the Rockies in Coors Field. Be careful in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 01:42:00 AM

Chris Stratton struck out 10 batters over 6 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Nationals.

Stratton gave up just one walk and five hits -- all singles -- as the Giants took the first game of Sunday's doubleheader at Nationals Park. It was a surprisingly great outing from the 26-year-old right-hander, who entered the day with a 6.63 ERA and 1.74 WHIP. We wouldn't expect any repeat performances from him moving forward.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 04:19:00 PM

Chris Stratton allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks.

San Francisco would go on to win the game in extras, but Stratton didn't really help the cause. He gave up two runs in the first inning and one more in the fifth, walking four total batters and surrendering five hits. The right-hander will bring a 6.63 ERA and 1.74 WHIP into his next start on the road versus the NL East-leading Nationals.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 01:03:00 AM

Giants activated Chris Stratton from the 10-day disabled list.

He'll make his second career start on Saturday against the Diamondbacks. Stratton owns a 7.71 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 14 innings with the Giants this season and isn't a recommended streaming option against a dangerous D'Backs lineup.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 03:10:00 PM

Chris Stratton (calf) will start Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

He tweaked his calf during a four-inning save against the Pirates on July 26 but is ready to return and will do so as a starter, bumping Matt Cain from the starting rotation. Stratton made one start for the Giants earlier this year, scattering six hits and five runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers on July 6.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 08:47:00 PM

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