From BR Bullpen
Pedro Angel Strop
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 160 lb.
 Biographical Information
Pedro Strop was signed by scouts Rolando Fernandez and Felix Feliz for the Colorado Rockies in 2002. He debuted as a shortstop for the DSL Rockies that summer. He came stateside with the Casper Rockies in 2003.
In 2006 Strop was back in Casper, this time in his pro debut on the mound. After 8 games with a 2.57 ERA in AA in 2008, Strop was released by the Rockies in September. He was signed by the Texas Rangers in December and made his debut for the Rangers in 2009.
On September 1, 2011, Strop was the player to be named later in the August 31st trade that sent Mike Gonzalez from the Baltimore Orioles to the Rangers. He put up an 0.73 ERA for Baltimore in 12 September outings that season. He had an excellent season out of the O's bullpen in 2012, pitching 70 times as a set-up man for closer Jim Johnson, with an ERA of 2.44. He had a record of 5-2 and recorded 3 saves while pitching 66 1/3 innings. The Orioles surprised everyone by making it to the postseason that year, and Strop made a couple of solid outings in the ALDS against the New York Yankees. He pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing only a hit and walk, while striking out a pair of batters, but Baltimore was defeated in five games.
Strop's good performance in 2012 led to a selection with the Dominican Republic national team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. He was one of the team's bullpen mainstays, setting the table for closer Fernando Rodney as the Dominicans swept their way to a tournament title. He was credited with three wins -the most in the tournament - and two holds, allowed no earned runs in 6 2/3 innings with a WHIP of 0.45. However, once the 2013 season started, he was not as sharp. On July 2nd, his record stood at 0-3, 7.25 in 29 games when he was traded to the Chicago Cubs, along with fellow pitcher Jake Arrieta, in return for starter Scott Feldman.