Chris Stratton

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Christopher Lee Stratton

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chris Stratton was a first-round pick in the 2012 amateur draft.

Stratton was 10-1 with a 1.95 ERA and struck out 98 in 71 1/3 IP as a high school junior, winning All-State honors. As a senior, he was again All-State, going 7-2 with a save, 1.09 ERA and 113 K in 70 1/3 innings. As a college freshman at Mississippi State University in 2010, he posted a 5-3, 5.29 record. He put up similar numbers at 5-7, 5.21 as a sophomore, fanning 76 in 76 innings. He tied for second in the Southeastern Conference in losses. In summer ball, he was 1-1 with a 2.18 ERA for the Harwich Mariners as they won the Cape Cod League title. His junior year at Mississippi State, he made major strides, going 11-2 with a 2.38 ERA, a .211 opponent average, .99 WHIP and 127 strikeouts in 109 2/3 innings. The San Francisco Giants took Stratton with the 20th pick of the 2012 draft, the third SEC player taken that year after Mike Zunino and Kevin Gausman. He soon signed for a reported $1.85 million bonus and made his pro debut with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on July 15th.

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