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Stephen Strasburg
Birthdate: 7/20/1988 (28 y, 8 m, 7 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/230     Position: P
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 1, Overall: 1, Team: Washington Nationals
Contract: $10.4M / 1 Years (2016)
Extension: $175M / 7 Years (2017 - 2023)
RotoWire News: Manager Dusty Baker confirmed Sunday that Strasburg would receive the Opening Day start April 3 against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. (3/26/2017)
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Profile: Strasburg missed time late last season with a flexor mass strain. It's a common precursor injury to Tommy John surgery. It's doubly worrisome for a pitcher who has already received a replacement UCL. While it's a red flag, it's not automatic DOOM. Plenty of high-quality pitchers like Clayton Kershaw and Andrew Miller have experienced and fully recovered from flexor mass strains in recent seasons. I spoke to a doctor about the causal chain between the strain and a UCL injury. The forearm muscles protect the elbow. When they're strained, they no longer serve as a buffer for the joint. For somebody who can throw 95 mph, once the forearm is strained, it may only take one or two additional throws to damage the elbow. When a pitcher feels pain on a throw, there's a temptation to try again (I'm personally guilty of this). The key is to stop immediately until the flexor mass is fully healed. (Brad Johnson)

The Quick Opinion: Some pitchers outperform their peripherals. Strasburg tends to underperform them. He posted a 3.60 ERA despite a shiny 2.92 FIP. It's possible he's just a tad too predictable.

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DateTeamOppGSO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
Total- - -- - -2829.1 %62.2 %44.0 %55.7 %84.9 %74.3 %44.9 %62.3 %11.3 %
DateTeamOppGSO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2012-04-05WSN@CHC126.9 %69.6 %56.1 %71.4 %84.6 %82.6 %68.3 %61.5 %9.8 %
2012-05-04WSNPHI140.5 %64.7 %51.3 %70.6 %95.5 %84.6 %44.7 %59.1 %7.9 %
2012-07-31WSNPHI128.6 %66.7 %46.2 %70.0 %95.0 %86.7 %46.2 %60.0 %6.2 %
2012-08-28WSN@MIA128.9 %59.0 %42.9 %69.2 %91.3 %83.3 %46.4 %61.5 %7.1 %
2012-09-02WSNSTL131.0 %76.9 %49.5 %66.7 %83.3 %77.1 %40.2 %77.3 %11.3 %
2012-08-15WSN@SFG132.3 %60.0 %42.0 %66.7 %90.5 %78.6 %35.0 %65.4 %9.0 %
2012-06-13WSN@TOR143.8 %68.3 %55.1 %66.7 %75.0 %71.4 %46.1 %73.9 %15.7 %
2012-04-21WSNMIA125.0 %63.0 %43.6 %66.7 %82.8 %78.1 %48.9 %54.6 %9.6 %
2012-06-25WSN@COL131.5 %61.9 %44.8 %64.7 %88.5 %79.1 %43.8 %69.2 %9.3 %
2012-07-25WSN@NYM128.0 %63.6 %44.7 %64.3 %78.6 %73.8 %46.8 %75.0 %11.7 %
2012-05-20WSNBAL129.1 %51.4 %37.8 %62.5 %66.7 %64.7 %38.9 %45.0 %13.3 %
2012-07-20WSNATL18.9 %74.5 %38.8 %60.0 %88.6 %85.0 %45.6 %59.3 %5.8 %
2012-05-15WSNSDP134.1 %67.6 %49.4 %60.0 %92.0 %80.0 %45.7 %90.5 %9.9 %
2012-06-30WSN@ATL119.4 %54.8 %35.8 %57.1 %82.4 %75.0 %46.3 %53.3 %9.0 %
2012-08-10WSN@ARI123.5 %61.1 %36.5 %56.3 %90.9 %76.3 %34.6 %47.8 %8.7 %
2012-07-15WSN@MIA131.0 %57.5 %42.9 %55.6 %88.9 %75.6 %44.8 %69.2 %10.5 %
2012-04-28WSN@LAD133.3 %70.0 %51.5 %52.9 %82.9 %73.1 %49.5 %66.7 %13.9 %
2012-08-05WSNMIA128.0 %53.7 %39.6 %50.0 %86.4 %72.2 %45.1 %57.1 %11.0 %
2012-06-08WSN@BOS138.0 %60.0 %45.4 %50.0 %79.2 %63.0 %33.6 %50.0 %16.8 %
DateTeamOppGSO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2012-06-02WSNATL136.0 %47.5 %41.1 %50.0 %79.0 %64.9 %44.4 %56.5 %14.4 %
2012-05-26WSN@ATL123.3 %60.0 %36.8 %50.0 %71.4 %62.9 %36.8 %47.8 %13.7 %
2012-05-10WSN@PIT134.4 %56.4 %42.7 %50.0 %77.3 %63.6 %37.9 %62.5 %15.5 %
2012-04-11WSN@NYM117.2 %42.0 %28.7 %50.0 %81.0 %71.0 %46.3 %50.0 %8.3 %
2012-04-16WSNHOU127.8 %68.4 %52.7 %40.0 %92.3 %81.6 %61.3 %64.0 %9.7 %
2012-08-21WSNATL126.0 %56.8 %40.4 %38.5 %72.0 %60.5 %46.8 %77.3 %16.0 %
2012-07-06WSNCOL130.4 %65.6 %50.5 %35.7 %95.0 %79.6 %57.0 %72.0 %10.3 %
2012-06-20WSNTBR134.9 %68.9 %48.7 %34.8 %80.7 %61.1 %40.5 %60.7 %18.9 %
2012-09-07WSNMIA116.2 %63.3 %37.3 %33.3 %94.7 %80.0 %44.8 %50.0 %7.5 %