Hunter Strickland

#60 RP / San Francisco Giants / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 220 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Strickland needed to retire just one batter en route to his 19th hold of the season in a 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday. Madison Bumgarner dominated the Dodgers for the majority of the contest, but he needed assistance from Strickland to close out the eighth inning with a runner on third and a right-hander stepping into the batter's box. The veteran reliever needed eight pitches before getting Chris Taylor to line out for his 19th hold of the season. Strickland has maintained a sub-3.00 ERA for the majority of the season despite his 3.75 FIP and walk rate (4.3 BB/9) suggesting it should be otherwise.

    • Giants' Hunter Strickland: Implodes Sunday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Strickland gave up three runs on six hits while striking out two in a disastrous inning Sunday against the Phillies. None of the six hits against Strickland went for extra bases, but the end result was still ugly, and the 28-year-old's ERA jumped by more than half a run from 2.28 to 2.79 as a result. He had been dancing around poor control (4.8 BB/9) and too many baserunners (1.55 WHIP) all season, so the righty was due for an ERA correction. Still, Strickland remains the Giants' primary setup man for now.

    • Giants' Hunter Strickland: Bounces back in Game 2
      By RotoWire Staff

      Strickland fired a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in the nightcap after giving up two runs over an inning in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals. No, the two-run homer he surrendered was not to Bryce Harper, who was actually sidelined after suffering a knee injury in Saturday's contest. Sunday's runs broke up an eight-appearance scoreless streak for the veteran reliever. Strickland maintains a 2.40 ERA despite carrying a hefty 1.50 WHIP and 5.2 BB/9. He should continue to see hold chances for the Giants down the stretch, but the hard-throwing righty's 5.22 xFIP warns fantasy owners of tough times ahead.

    • Strickland fired a perfect inning in Tuesday's win over the Indians. The veteran reliever has now thrown seven consecutive scoreless innings, lowering his season ERA to 1.85 in 39 appearances. Despite his success this season, the Giants opted to bypass him as an option to replace the injured Mark Melancon (elbow) in favor of Sam Dyson (who was acquired via a trade in June). Strickland's name has been mentioned as a possible trade target for contending clubs, which could boost his value if he lands with a team in need of ninth-inning help.

    • Strickland held the Pirates scoreless over 1.1 innings Saturday, walking three and striking out two in a 2-1 win. After notching a one-out save Wednesday, it was Sam Dyson -- and not Strickland -- who got the traditional three-out save opportunity against Pittsburgh. It was surprising to hear that the club was quick to name Dyson and his 8.64 ERA interim closer over Strickland (2.45 ERA and 9.5 K/9), but Saturday's deployment makes the former the reliever to own for saves until Mark Melancon (elbow) returns from the disabled list.

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