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Stephen Strasburg    \STEE-vin STRAHS-berg\

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, 17,358th in MLB history)   vs. PIT 7.0 IP, 4 H, 14 SO, 0 BB, 2 ER, W
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Nationals 2010-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 1 yr/$7.4M (15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 4.118, Arb Eligible: 2016, 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 7 731 126 3.21 1.049 6.7 0.8 2.8 9.4 3.41
2014 25 WSN NL 14 11 .560 3.14 34 34 0 0 0 0 215.0 198 86 75 23 43 4 242 5 0 7 868 118 2.94 1.121 8.3 1.0 1.8 10.1 5.63 CYA-9
2015 26 WSN NL 3 5 .375 6.55 10 10 0 0 0 0 45.1 64 38 33 6 14 0 45 3 0 1 217 60 3.97 1.721 12.7 1.2 2.8 8.9 3.21
6 Yrs 46 35 .568 3.25 119 119 0 1 1 0 694.2 605 287 251 65 180 6 791 24 3 22 2831 118 2.91 1.130 7.8 0.8 2.3 10.2 4.39
162 Game Avg. 13 10 .568 3.25 34 34 0 0 0 0 198 173 82 72 19 51 2 226 7 1 6 809 118 2.91 1.130 7.8 0.8 2.3 10.2 4.39
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 215.0 34 34 86 3.60 3.93 0.03 0.15 102.8 4.16 15 1.7 -0.1 3.5 30 .550 .511 $3,975,000 CYA-9
2015 26 WSN NL 45.1 10 10 38 7.54 3.89 -0.34 0.15 100.1 4.38 -15 -1.5 -0.1 -1.1 -12 .354 .491 $7,400,000
6 Seasons 694.2 119 119 287 3.72 4.04 -0.03 0.15 100.9 4.26 43 5.2 -0.5 10.8 97 .544 .508 $24,650,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2014 25 WSN NL NLDS L SFG 0 1 .000 1.80 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 8 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 25 1.800 14.4 0.0 1.8 3.6 2.00
1 NLDS 0 1 .000 1.80 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 8 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 25 1.800 14.4 0.0 1.8 3.6 2.00

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 34 868 807 86 198 40 2 23 13 6 43 242 .245 .286 .385 .672 .321 311 13 5 9 4 4 6
2015 26 WSN NL 10 217 197 38 64 12 2 6 1 1 14 45 .325 .377 .497 .874 .395 98 5 3 2 1 0 6
6 Yrs 119 2831 2589 287 605 105 9 65 44 15 180 791 .234 .288 .357 .645 .309 923 58 24 25 13 6 32
162 Game Avg. 34 809 740 82 173 30 3 19 13 4 51 226 .234 .288 .357 .645 .309 264 17 7 7 4 2 9
MLB Averages .254 .319 .398 .717 .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 12.4 1.3 898 0.9 14.1 -13.3 .91 1.5 -0.5 11.5 1.2 0.88 15.0 0 0 0
2015 26 WSN NL -14.2 -1.4 219 -1.4 2.9 -4.4 .91 -1.7 0.1 -19.9 -1.9 0.99 -17.2 0 0 0
6 Yrs 40.1 4.5 2920 4.5 49.1 -44.7 .97 5.4 -0.7 32.4 3.8 0.90 54.9 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 34 34 14 11 9 0 5 19 15 .559 2 6 0 0 24 71% 58.1 80 19 13 3 0 15 4.6 3.6 6.3 97 1 21 12 0 114
2015 26 WSN NL 10 10 3 5 2 2 0 3 7 .300 1 1 0 0 1 10% 41.5 69 16 10 1 0 5 4.2 4.9 4.5 81 4 4 2 0 109
6 Yrs 119 119 46 35 38 8 13 65 54 .546 9 13 1 1 71 60% 57 88 16 35 10 0 57 4.2 4.1 5.8 92 19 59 41 0 119
MLB Averages .500 53% 52 102 -16 4.3 4.2 5.9 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 868 56% 2.7% 27.9% 5.0% 7.5% 33% 0.88 1.28 63% 25% 8.5% 9% 116 13 11%
2015 26 WSN NL 217 52% 2.8% 20.7% 6.5% 9.2% 31% 0.79 0.90 68% 30% 7.9% 11% 45 5 11%
6 Yrs 2831 53% 2.3% 27.9% 6.4% 6.3% 30% 0.87 1.22 62% 24% 7.5% 10% 445 58 13%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.5% 8.0% 7.4% 33% 0.82 1.10 68% 21% 7.4% 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 0 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 0 0 0
2014 25 WSN NL 871 3295 3.78 2202 67.1% 28.1% 18.7% 26.9% 26.2% 71.9% 1.1% 48.2% 74.0% 65.0% 3.2% 28 20 27.1% 236 126 8 54 188 22.3% 57 5 0 0 0
2015 26 WSN NL 217 812 3.74 543 66.9% 31.5% 11.0% 28.9% 28.5% 68.5% 0.0% 45.8% 83.9% 64.5% 1.4% 3 2 30.9% 67 38 4 14 30 31.1% 6 1 0 0 0
6 Yrs 2842 10964 3.86 7125 65.1% 28.9% 18.2% 27.1% 25.8% 71.1% 0.4% 46.3% 74.4% 62.6% 3.4% 97 70 27.4% 779 401 29 173 615 21.9% 143 22 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.8% 27.8% 15.7% 27.0% 29.5% 72.2% 1.5% 46.1% 78.3% 59.7% 4.7% 23.8% 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 868 198 22 1 23 1 9 12 11 11 12 31 13 8 42% 6 7 0 267 13 6 68% 11 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 14 0
2015 26 WSN NL 217 64 4 0 6 0 7 4 2 1 5 13 11 0 85% 6 1 0 83 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 Yrs 2831 605 57 1 65 2 47 34 31 33 32 114 61 27 54% 32 22 1 903 44 15 75% 40 13 4 1 0 1 1 1 56 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 132 1.073 7.1 0.7 2.5 10.4 4.10 132
2014 25 43 30 .589 3.02 109 109 0 1 1 0 649.1 541 249 218 59 166 6 746 21 3 21 2614 127 1.089 7.5 0.8 2.3 10.3 4.49 127
2015 26 46 35 .568 3.25 119 119 0 1 1 0 694.2 605 287 251 65 180 6 791 24 3 22 2831 118 1.130 7.8 0.8 2.3 10.2 4.39 118

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 13 11 .542 3.60 215.0 212 95 86 25 46 242 5 1.200 8.9 1.9 10.1 5.26 1.0 34
2015 26 2 3 .400 7.60 45.0 68 42 38 6 15 45 3 1.844 13.6 3.0 9.0 3.00 1.2 10
6 Yrs 43 35 .551 3.61 694.0 639 309 278 68 189 791 25 1.193 8.3 10.3 4.19 0.9 119



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2014 NL (9, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (307th)

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)
2014 NL  1.121 (9th)

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

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 NL  1.800 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 NL  9.393 (4th)
2014 NL  10.130 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2014 NL  215.0 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2012 NL  197 (7th)
2014 NL  242 (1st)

Games Started s c a p y
2014 NL  34 (1st)
2015 NL  10 (3rd)

Shutouts s c a p y
2013 NL  1 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2014 NL  23 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
2014 NL  198 (9th)
2015 NL  64 (9th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2014 NL  5.628 (3rd)

Losses s c a p y
2015 NL  5 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2015 NL  33 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2013 NL  12 (3rd)
2015 NL  3 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2014 NL  868 (8th)

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  2.94 (4th)

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

                                         

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 (438), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 25 (958), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 11 (897), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 20 (321), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (810th), 11.2 career WAR/11.2 7yr-peak WAR/11.2 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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