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Dan Straily | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Dan Straily gave up two runs and lasted just 4 1/3 innings Friday against the Red Sox.

Straily was fortunate that things weren't much worse, as he gave up four hits and three walks while throwing just 40 out of 82 pitches for strikes. He threw first-pitch strikes to just three out of the 20 batters he faced. On the bright side, this was the first start this season that he didn't give up a home run. Straily will bring a 5.01 ERA into a favorable matchup against the Mariners at home next week.
Fri, May 2, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Dan Straily allowed three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings Saturday as the A's lost to the Astros.

Houston got to Straily for one run in the first inning and two runs in the second. He settled in after that and wound up striking out seven batters, but the damage was already done. Straily will carry an ugly 5.14 ERA into his next scheduled start at Fenway Park.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Dan Straily was blasted for six runs on seven hits and a walk over 3 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

He whiffed three and coughed up a two-run fourth inning homer to Kole Calhoun. Straily (1-2, 5.40 ERA) was coming off back-to-back quality outings to begin the campaign, so one off night can be forgiven. Something to keep an eye on, however: Despite pitching in three pitcher's parks (and against a manageable slate in the Mariners, Twins and Angels), he's given up at least one homer in each start and four total. That better change quickly with the Rangers coming to town on Monday.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 02:25:00 AM

Dan Straily tossed seven innings of one-run ball in a 6-1 win over the Twins on Thursday.

His only mistake was a first-inning solo homer by Brian Dozier. Otherwise, he was excellent. Straily gave up just three hits and two walks on the afternoon while notching five strikeouts. His fly ball tendencies could make him a risky start in some ballparks, but he should be relevant in mixed leagues all year long.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 04:25:00 PM

Dan Straily surrendered three earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Mariners.

Straily was cruising until the fifth inning, when the Mariners tacked on all three of their runs courtesy of a two-run homer by Dustin Ackley and a solo shot from Abraham Almonte. Straily finished with seven strikeouts and walked only one, but the Oakland offense provided him little help. He'll hope for better next time out when he faces this same M's team in Seattle.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 06:49:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
3Max Stassi
1B1Chris Carter
2Jon Singleton
3Dan Johnson
2B1Jose Altuve
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
4Gregorio Petit
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Dan Straily
6Brad Peacock
7Vince Velasquez
8Michael Feliz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Jake Buchanan
7Will Harris
8Kevin Chapman
9Samuel Deduno
10Darin Downs