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Chris Stratton | Relief Pitcher | #34

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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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Giants optioned RHP Chris Stratton to Triple-A Sacramento.
Stratton allowed five earned runs while recording just one out in his last appearance out of the San Francisco bullpen. The 26-year-old right-hander will probably be up and down all season. May 2 - 5:08 PM

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Giants recalled RHP Chris Stratton from Triple-A Sacramento.

Stratton could be an option to start in place of Madison Bumgarner (shoulder, ribs), but it's more likely that he takes Ty Blach's spot in the bullpen while Blach enters the rotation. The righty held a 7.84 ERA in his first two starts for Sacramento.
Apr 21 - 5:18 PM

Chris Stratton got rocked Saturday in the Giants’ Cactus League win over the Padres, allowing nine hits, seven runs and one walk over three disastrous innings.

He also added three strikeouts. Four of the Padres’ nine hits off Stratton went for extra bases including three homers. The Padres got to Statton for three hits in every inning and scored at least twice in each frame. Saturday’s debacle brought Stratton’s spring ERA up from 1.80 all the way to 9.00. Stratton spent most of last year in the minor leagues and will probably head back there to start 2017.
Mar 25 - 9:57 PM

Giants RHP prospect Chris Stratton supplied seven shutout frames Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Sacramento.

He scattered six hits and two walks while collecting eight strikeouts. The right-hander has now won five of his last six starts with a 1.72 ERA during that stretch. Stratton has made seven appearances out of the Giants' bullpen this season, though he's mostly been used as a starter in the minor leagues. The former first-round pick is tied for third in the Pacific Coast League with 12 wins this season.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 03:19:00 PM

Giants optioned RHP Chris Stratton to Triple-A Sacramento.

Stratton holds a respectable 3.60 ERA in seven outings for the Giants this year but his underwhelming K/BB (6/5) was probably a factor in his demotion. The 25-year-old should get a few more cameos in the big leagues this season.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 08:05:00 PM

Giants recalled RHP Chris Stratton from Triple-A Sacramento.

Stratton barely had a chance to unpack his bags and now he's headed back to Sacramento. At least it's only an hour-and-a half drive. Stratton was sent down when the team activated Matt Cain from the disabled list. Now Cain's headed back there and Stratton will join the Giants out of the bullpen. He owns a 3.00 ERA in three appearances for the Giants this year.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 10:45:00 PM

Giants optioned RHP Chris Stratton to Triple-A Sacramento.

Matt Cain (hamstring) is back from the disabled list and will take his spot on the active roster. Stratton allowed one run over three innings during his stint with the big club and notched his first major league win over the weekend.
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Giants recalled RHP Chris Stratton from Triple-A Sacramento.

The 25-year-old right-hander will replace injured Matt Cain (hamstring) in the Giants' starting rotation, both physically and statistically. Stratton had compiled a 6.02 ERA in 51 1/3 innings for Triple-A Sacramento with just 36 strikeouts. How Cain-like, indeed.
Sat, May 28, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of RHP Chris Stratton from Triple-A Sacramento.

The 25-year-old right-hander is now protected from next month's Rule 5 draft. Stratton posted a 3.95 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 111/62 K/BB ratio over 148 innings between Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento in 2015. The former first-round selection could get a look as a spot starter for the Giants in 2016.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 08:37:00 AM

Giants prospect right-hander Chris Stratton is in stable condition after being hit in the head by a line drive during batting practice on Tuesday.

Stratton, who was selected No. 20 overall in June's First-Year Player Draft, was standing behind second base when he was struck by the line drive. Giants vice president Bobby Evans said that he was preliminarily diagnosed with a concussion. His first pro season is likely over. The 22-year-old right-hander has a 2.76 ERA and 16/10 K/BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings in eight games (five starts) with Low-A Salem-Keizer.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 08:58:00 AM

Giants signed 2012 first-round pick RHP Chris Stratton.

He'll get $1.85 million, which is the slot value for the 20th overall selection. Stratton fell farther than expected in the draft and looks to have a good shot to become a mid-rotation starter down the line.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 10:13:00 PM

The Giants selected Mississippi State RHP Chris Stratton with the No. 20 pick in the 2012 draft.

San Francisco practically sprinted to the podium to get this pick in, as they probably didn't believe they'd have a shot at Stratton when the evening began. Stratton began the season in the bullpen, but quickly became the Bulldogs' ace and led the SEC in strikeouts. He has an ideal frame and a four-pitch arsenal. All of his tools are projected to be between average and above-average at the major league level. Assuming the late-bloomer fulfills that prophecy, the Giants just snagged no worse than a middle-of-the-rotation starter.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 09:19:00 PM

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