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Dan Straily | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Astros optioned RHP Dan Straily to Triple-A Fresno.
Straily posted a 5.91 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 6/5 K/BB ratio across 10 2/3 innings this spring in the Grapefruit League, failing to win a spot in the Astros' starting rotation. The 26-year-old right-hander will be up in the majors at some point this season. Mar 23 - 8:44 AM

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Dan Straily allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings out of the pen Sunday against the Pirates.

Straily essentially matched Roberto Hernandez from a performance standpoint, and it's nice to see him get four strikeouts after recording just two over seven innings in his first three appearances. Still, his 5.91 ERA for the spring is the highest of the Astros' fifth-starter candidates.
Mar 22 - 4:53 PM

Dan Straily struggled through two innings versus the Pirates on Tuesday, giving up three runs and walking four.

With a 7.71 ERA and just two strikeouts in seven innings, Straily has done a lot of damage to his cause this spring. He can't be ruled out for a rotation spot, especially now with fourth starter Brett Oberholtzer's Opening Day status in some doubt, but he needs to turn it around next time out.
Mar 17 - 5:13 PM

Dan Straily allowed one run on three hits in three innings Thursday against a Tigers split-squad.

Straily told the Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz that he was using a new grip on his curveball today. It's his slider and changeup that are Straily's plus pitches, and adding one more wrinkle would be nice. He's competing with Roberto Hernandez for the fifth spot in Houston's rotation.
Mar 12 - 6:30 PM

Dan Straily gave up two runs and four hits in his two innings versus the Tigers on Sunday.

Straily has a chance to get a leg up in the rotation competition with Roberto Hernandez behind, but he didn't do much to improve his case today. He seemed like a much better bet before his velocity slipped last year, but he still has a quality slider and changeup. For him, it's all about keeping the ball in the park, something that's a tougher chore in Houston than it was in Oakland.
Mar 8 - 6:00 PM

Astros acquired LHP Dan Straily and INF Luis Valbuena from the Cubs for OF Dexter Fowler.

Straily struggled in 2014 as an occasional spot-starter for the Cubs, pitching to a bloated 6.75 ERA over 52 innings. When he had a chance to pitch legitimate innings for the A's in 2013, he put up a 3.96 ERA in 152+ innings to go with a 124/55 K/BB ratio. It's not unreasonable to expect similar numbers with the Astros should Straily stick in the rotation. He should be the front-runner for the fifth starting spot heading into spring training.
Jan 19 - 11:09 AM

Cubs recalled RHP Dan Straily from Triple-A Iowa.

Straily made his Cubs' debut in a spot-start last month and he's back now that rosters have expanded. There's no clear fit for him in the rotation right now, so he'll likely pitch in long relief.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 01:58:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Dan Straily to Triple-A Iowa.

Straily struggled in a spot start Saturday, allowing seven runs -- five earned -- over 5 1/3 frames in a loss to the Mets. He'll likely be back up next month but isn't guaranteed a spot in the rotation.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Dan Straily allowed seven runs (five earned) over five and a third innings of work in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

The start marked Straily's Cubs debut. It ended up being one he should probably forget. Straily's defense didn't help him out, but even without defensive lapses like Arismendy Alcantara's sixth inning fielding error, this was a struggle. He walked three, struck out four and gave up four hits to go with the five earned runs. Straily's low point in the game came when he walked Matt den Dekker with the bases loaded in the sixth. Chalk it up as debut jitters. Straily still has talent (3.00 ERA to go with 40 strikeouts in 39 innings at Triple-A prior to the callup).
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Dan Straily from Triple-A Iowa.

Straily will make his Cubs debut on Saturday against the Mets. The 25-year-old right-hander posted a 3.00 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 40/13 K/BB ratio over 39 innings at Iowa after coming over from the A's in the Jeff Samardzija deal. He has tremendous strikeout ability and is worth using as a matchup play in all mixed leagues.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 08:33:00 AM

The Cubs will call up right-hander Dan Straily to start Saturday against the Mets.

The move will give everyone an extra day of rest. Straily was acquired from the A's last month in the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade and owns a 3.00 ERA over his first seven starts with the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate. He's had some issues with the home run ball in the majors, but should be worth using in NL-only leagues against the light-hitting Mets.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Cubs acquired RHP Dan Straily from the Athletics in the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade.

While the Cubs now have two vacancies to fill in their rotation, reports indicate that Straily will begin his Cubs tenure at Triple-A Iowa. The 25-year-old right-hander owns a career 4.11 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 190/88 K/BB ratio over 230 innings in three seasons with the A’s.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 12:04:00 PM

ESPN's Keith Law reports that the Cubs will also receive Dan Straily and prospect outfielder Billy McKinney from the Athletics for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

Per FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi, no third team is involved in the trade, so the full deal is Samardzija and Hammel for Addison Russell, Straily and McKinney. With a new pair of vacancies to fill, Straily should stick around in the Cubs rotation and will carry a fair amount of fantasy value with his ability to miss bats. McKinney, a 19-year-old outfielder and the A's top outfield prospect, was hitting .241/.330/.400 with 10 homers and 33 RBI at High-A Stockton.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 11:12:00 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Dan Straily to Triple-A Sacramento.

Straily entered the season with some breakout potential, but he's been booted from the rotation after posting a 4.93 ERA over his first seven starts. Drew Pomeranz will take over Straily's spot. The righty certainly figures to get another shot later this season.
Fri, May 9, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Dan Straily allowed three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Batters went big or went home against Straily on Wednesday, as two of the Mariners' three hits left the yard. Straily also walked four while striking out three. It isn't always pretty, but it's been effective of late -- the right-hander hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start since April 15. He'll look to keep that streak going Monday against the White Sox.
Wed, May 7, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Brad Peacock
6Brett Oberholtzer
7Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno
8Joe Thatcher