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Stephen Strasburg

Stephen James Strasburg (Stras) (twitter: @stras37)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: July 20, 1988 in San Diego, CA
High School: West Hills HS (Santee, CA)
School: San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
Drafted
by the Washington Nationals in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2009 amateur draft.
Signed August 17, 2009. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 8, 2010 (Age 21.323)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Nationals 2010-2014
2014 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$3.98M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.118, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Scott Boras [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2010 21 WSN NL 5 3 .625 2.91 12 12 0 0 0 0 68.0 56 25 22 5 17 0 92 0 0 2 274 139 2.08 1.074 7.4 0.7 2.3 12.2 5.41
2011 22 WSN NL 1 1 .500 1.50 5 5 0 0 0 0 24.0 15 5 4 0 2 0 24 0 0 0 88 259 1.27 0.708 5.6 0.0 0.8 9.0 12.00
2012 ★ 23 WSN NL 15 6 .714 3.16 28 28 0 0 0 0 159.1 136 62 56 15 48 1 197 4 0 5 653 126 2.83 1.155 7.7 0.8 2.7 11.1 4.10 AS,SS
2013 24 WSN NL 8 9 .471 3.00 30 30 0 1 1 0 183.0 136 71 61 16 56 1 191 12 3 7 731 125 3.21 1.049 6.7 0.8 2.8 9.4 3.41
2014 25 WSN NL 7 8 .467 3.67 22 22 0 0 0 0 137.1 143 66 56 14 30 4 163 4 0 4 576 102 2.83 1.260 9.4 0.9 2.0 10.7 5.43
5 Yrs 36 27 .571 3.13 97 97 0 1 1 0 571.2 486 229 199 50 153 6 667 20 3 18 2322 123 2.80 1.118 7.7 0.8 2.4 10.5 4.36
162 Game Avg. 13 9 .571 3.13 34 34 0 0 0 0 200 170 80 70 18 54 2 234 7 1 6 814 123 2.80 1.118 7.7 0.8 2.4 10.5 4.36
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2010 21 WSN NL 68.0 12 12 25 3.31 4.34 -0.01 0.16 98.8 4.47 9 1.0 -0.0 1.5 14 .580 .506 $2,000,000
2011 22 WSN NL 24.0 5 5 5 1.88 3.93 0.02 0.15 100.9 4.10 6 0.7 -0.0 0.9 8 .639 .504 $4,375,000
2012 ★ 23 WSN NL 159.1 28 28 62 3.50 4.19 -0.06 0.16 100.4 4.43 15 1.7 -0.1 3.0 29 .561 .510 $3,000,000 AS,SS
2013 24 WSN NL 183.0 30 30 71 3.49 3.99 0.01 0.15 100.3 4.15 14 1.6 -0.1 3.1 28 .555 .510 $3,900,000
2014 25 WSN NL 137.1 22 22 66 4.33 3.97 0.10 0.15 101.8 4.09 -2 -0.2 -0.1 0.9 7 .490 .499 $3,975,000
5 Seasons 571.2 97 97 229 3.61 4.08 0.01 0.15 100.6 4.25 41 4.8 -0.4 9.3 87 .549 .507 $17,250,000

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2012 WSN NL 23 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.000 9.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2010 21 WSN NL 12 274 253 25 56 10 1 5 2 1 17 92 .221 .268 .328 .596 .323 83 3 0 2 2 0 3
2011 22 WSN NL 5 88 84 5 15 2 0 0 1 0 2 24 .179 .195 .202 .398 .246 17 2 0 1 1 0 1
2012 23 WSN NL 28 653 591 62 136 25 3 15 14 2 48 197 .230 .291 .359 .649 .316 212 14 4 6 4 1 6
2013 24 WSN NL 30 731 657 71 136 16 1 16 13 5 56 191 .207 .281 .307 .588 .266 202 21 12 5 1 1 10
2014 25 WSN NL 22 576 536 66 143 27 2 14 9 5 30 163 .267 .309 .403 .712 .357 216 7 4 4 2 4 5
5 Yrs 97 2322 2121 229 486 80 7 50 39 13 153 667 .229 .286 .344 .630 .308 730 47 20 18 10 6 25
162 Game Avg. 34 814 743 80 170 28 2 18 14 5 54 234 .229 .286 .344 .630 .308 256 16 7 6 4 2 9
MLB Averages .255 .320 .399 .719 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2010 21 WSN NL 8.1 0.9 279 1.1 4.9 -3.8 .97 1.2 -0.1 8.6 0.9 0.89 12.8 0 0 0
2011 22 WSN NL 6.1 0.7 89 0.6 1.5 -0.9 .88 0.9 -0.1 6.0 0.7 0.83 8.8 0 0 0
2012 23 WSN NL 14.2 1.5 675 2.0 12.6 -10.6 1.03 1.0 0.9 15.4 1.6 0.92 12.6 0 0 0
2013 24 WSN NL 13.5 1.5 760 1.3 13.0 -11.8 1.00 2.5 -1.2 10.9 1.2 0.91 22.9 0 0 0
2014 25 WSN NL -1.2 -0.1 595 -1.0 9.0 -10.0 .94 0.3 -1.4 -3.7 -0.4 0.91 2.4 0 0 0
5 Yrs 40.7 4.4 2398 4.0 41.0 -37.0 .99 5.9 -1.8 37.1 4.0 0.91 59.5 0 0 0

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2010 21 WSN NL 12 12 5 3 4 2 2 8 4 .667 0 2 0 0 6 50% 59.1 75 29 7 3 0 5 4.7 4.5 5.7 89 1 11 0 0 99
2011 22 WSN NL 5 5 1 1 3 0 0 2 3 .400 1 0 0 0 2 40% 61.2 78 45 0 0 0 3 3.6 3.6 4.8 66 5 0 0 0 79
2012 23 WSN NL 28 28 15 6 7 2 2 19 9 .679 3 3 0 0 20 71% 57.8 78 24 2 2 0 14 4.4 4.6 5.7 93 4 14 10 0 119
2013 24 WSN NL 30 30 8 9 13 2 4 14 16 .467 2 1 1 1 18 60% 59.7 88 16 3 1 0 15 3.4 4.1 6.1 95 4 9 17 0 118
2014 25 WSN NL 22 22 7 8 7 0 3 11 11 .500 1 5 0 0 14 64% 54.8 75 19 13 3 0 9 4.4 3.7 6.2 99 0 12 10 0 114
5 Yrs 97 97 36 27 34 6 11 54 43 .557 7 11 1 1 60 62% 58 88 16 25 9 0 46 4.1 4.2 5.9 93 14 46 37 0 119
MLB Averages .500 53% 51 102 -16 4.3 4.3 6.0 96

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2010 21 WSN NL 274 56% 1.8% 33.6% 6.2% 5.8% 29% 0.85 1.27 58% 24% 6.6% 13% 42 3 7%
2011 22 WSN NL 88 52% 0.0% 27.3% 2.3% 2.3% 13% 0.69 0.92 69% 18% 0.0% 11% 10 2 20%
2012 23 WSN NL 653 47% 2.3% 30.2% 7.4% 6.6% 32% 0.75 1.16 59% 23% 7.4% 11% 103 14 14%
2013 24 WSN NL 731 53% 2.2% 26.1% 7.7% 4.5% 24% 1.05 1.35 62% 21% 7.9% 11% 129 21 16%
2014 25 WSN NL 576 59% 2.4% 28.3% 5.2% 7.5% 30% 0.84 1.22 63% 27% 7.7% 9% 83 7 8%
5 Yrs 2322 53% 2.2% 28.7% 6.6% 5.9% 28% 0.87 1.23 61% 24% 7.2% 11% 367 47 13%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.3% 8.1% 7.5% 33% 0.82 1.10 68% 20% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2010 21 WSN NL 274 1070 3.91 704 65.8% 29.1% 20.7% 26.7% 23.4% 70.9% 0.0% 46.6% 70.7% 60.2% 3.3% 9 6 30.7% 84 45 4 18 74 19.6% 21 3 0 0 0
2011 22 WSN NL 88 328 3.73 224 68.3% 27.2% 18.8% 26.3% 27.7% 72.8% 0.0% 49.7% 74.2% 71.6% 3.4% 3 3 28.4% 25 13 1 3 21 12.5% 4 0 0 0 0
2012 23 WSN NL 656 2607 3.97 1648 63.2% 29.4% 19.2% 26.9% 24.5% 70.6% 0.1% 44.7% 72.8% 62.0% 2.7% 18 12 26.8% 176 86 5 42 153 21.3% 26 5 -3 0 0
2013 24 WSN NL 736 2852 3.88 1804 63.3% 28.8% 17.7% 27.3% 26.2% 71.2% 0.4% 45.1% 75.1% 59.4% 4.9% 36 27 26.0% 191 93 7 42 149 22.0% 29 8 -5 0 0
2014 25 WSN NL 578 2178 3.77 1459 67.4% 28.3% 19.5% 26.3% 26.0% 71.7% 1.7% 48.3% 72.8% 64.9% 3.1% 18 13 27.9% 161 91 6 34 129 20.9% 43 2 -2 0 0
5 Yrs 2332 9035 3.87 5839 64.7% 28.8% 19.0% 26.8% 25.4% 71.2% 0.5% 46.1% 73.3% 62.0% 3.6% 84 61 27.3% 637 328 23 139 526 20.8% 123 18 -10 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.8% 15.6% 27.0% 29.6% 72.2% 1.5% 45.9% 78.4% 59.6% 4.7% 23.7% 24.2%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2010 21 WSN NL 274 56 6 0 5 0 2 1 4 4 1 9 6 2 67% 3 2 0 85 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2011 22 WSN NL 88 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 100% 1 0 0 25 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 23 WSN NL 653 136 7 0 15 0 15 9 6 11 4 31 10 10 32% 6 5 1 211 14 2 88% 12 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 16 0
2013 24 WSN NL 731 136 15 0 16 1 14 8 8 6 10 28 19 7 68% 10 7 0 232 13 5 72% 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2014 25 WSN NL 576 143 17 1 14 1 8 9 5 7 7 24 10 6 42% 5 4 0 192 9 5 64% 8 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 9 0
5 Yrs 2322 486 48 1 50 2 39 27 23 28 22 94 47 25 50% 25 18 1 745 39 13 75% 36 11 3 1 0 1 1 1 49 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2010 21 5 3 .625 2.91 12 12 0 0 0 0 68.0 56 25 22 5 17 0 92 0 0 2 274 139 1.074 7.4 0.7 2.3 12.2 5.41 139
2011 22 6 4 .600 2.54 17 17 0 0 0 0 92.0 71 30 26 5 19 0 116 0 0 2 362 157 0.978 6.9 0.5 1.9 11.3 6.11 157
2012 23 21 10 .677 2.94 45 45 0 0 0 0 251.1 207 92 82 20 67 1 313 4 0 7 1015 136 1.090 7.4 0.7 2.4 11.2 4.67 136
2013 24 29 19 .604 2.96 75 75 0 1 1 0 434.1 343 163 143 36 123 2 504 16 3 14 1746 131 1.073 7.1 0.7 2.5 10.4 4.10 131
2014 25 36 27 .571 3.13 97 97 0 1 1 0 571.2 486 229 199 50 153 6 667 20 3 18 2322 123 1.118 7.7 0.8 2.4 10.5 4.36 123

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2010 21 5 3 .625 2.91 68.0 57 25 22 5 17 92 0 1.088 7.5 2.3 12.2 5.41 0.7 12
2011 22 2 1 .667 1.50 24.0 16 5 4 0 2 24 0 0.750 6.0 0.8 9.0 12.00 0.0 5
2012 23 10 8 .556 3.28 159.0 140 64 58 15 49 197 4 1.189 7.9 2.8 11.2 4.02 0.8 28
2013 24 11 9 .550 3.44 183.0 146 78 70 17 60 191 13 1.126 7.2 3.0 9.4 3.18 0.8 30
2014 25 7 8 .467 4.34 137.0 154 73 66 15 32 163 4 1.358 10.1 2.1 10.7 5.09 1.0 22
5 Yrs 35 29 .547 3.47 571.0 513 245 220 52 160 667 21 1.179 8.1 10.5 4.17 0.8 97



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Silver Sluggers
2012 NL (P)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2012 April NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2010 Jun 13th NL Player of the Week

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2013 NL  3.00 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2012 NL  .714 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2013 NL  1.049 (6th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 NL  6.689 (4th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 NL  9.393 (4th)
2014 NL  10.682 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2014 NL  137.3 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2012 NL  197 (7th)
2014 NL  163 (1st)

Games Started s c a p y
2014 NL  22 (1st)

Shutouts s c a p y
2013 NL  1 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
2014 NL  143 (2nd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2014 NL  5.433 (2nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2013 NL  12 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2014 NL  576 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2013 NL  126 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2013 NL  3.21 (9th)
2014 NL  2.83 (3rd)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 NL  2.5 (7th)
Active  5.9 (49th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 5 (436), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 22 (1031), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 9 (1051), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 21 (285), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (871st), 10.1 career WAR/10.1 7yr-peak WAR/10.1 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Stephen James Stephen Stras Strasburg

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