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37 Stephen Strasburg SP

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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501010.821

Player Updates

February 20, 2021 10:04 AM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Throws off mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg (hand) threw off a mound Friday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

Strasburg is on track for a normal spring after missing most of the 2020 season due to a hand injury that eventually required surgery. Manager Dave Martinez said that the right-hander looked good and didn't have any issues following his throwing session Friday. Strasburg is in "preparation mode, not rehabilitation mode" to begin spring training, and he'll attempt to remain healthy ahead of the regular season.

February 18, 2021 02:12 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: On track for normal spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg (hand) is in "preparation mode, not rehabilitation mode" per general manager Mike Rizzo and will throw a bullpen session Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Strasburg made just two poor starts last season before being shut down with carpal neuritis and eventually undergoing surgery. The uncommon injury raises some doubts about his ability to return to form, especially considering that he hasn't exactly been a paragon of health throughout his 11-year career. The Nationals' confidence in him is undoubtedly a good sign, but he'll need to demonstrate that health on the mound this spring before that confidence can be shared by fantasy players.

December 15, 2020 12:12 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: On track for spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg (hand) has resumed throwing and is expected to be ready for spring training, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

It's been a roller coaster pair of seasons for Strasburg, who signed a seven-year, $245 million contract after his strong (and finally fully healthy) 2019 campaign helped the Nationals to a World Series win but followed it up with a very disappointing showing in 2020. He made just two ineffective starts before being shut down due to carpal tunnel neuritis and eventually underwent surgery in late August. While it's certainly encouraging to hear that the Nationals are confident in his readiness for the 2021 season, his long injury history means the team has plenty of reason to be cautious should he suffer any setbacks.

August 23, 2020 05:12 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Undergoing surgery Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg will undergo surgery Wednesday to address the carpal tunnel neuritis in his right hand, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

The 32-year-old has already effectively been ruled out for the season after being transferred to the 45-day injured list Saturday, and it's now just a matter of him going under the knife and beginning the rehab process. Strasburg had the nerve issue crop up before his first start of the season in July, and he returned a couple weeks later before again shutting things down. The right-hander is expected to be ready to go for the start of spring training next year.

August 22, 2020 02:08 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Season officially over
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg (hand) was transferred to the Nationals' 60-day injured list Saturday, effectively ending his 2020 season, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

This announcement comes just a week after Strasburg was placed on the 10-day injured list with carpal tunnel neuritis. The 2019 World Series MVP has been dealing with the nerve issue in his right hand since the season began and will now be forced to miss the remainder of 2020 after making just two starts. In a corresponding move, the Nationals have purchased the contract of Wil Crowe, who will make his first major-league start during the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins.

August 21, 2020 07:00 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Dealing with carpal tunnel
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg (hand) visited a nerve specialist and was diagnosed with carpal tunnel neuritis, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

The 32-year-old has been battling the nerve issue in his right hand all season, and the specific cause has now been determined. Strasburg and the team will determine the next step in his recovery, with surgery being one potential option. He doesn't have an official timeline for his return, but he's unlikely to be retaking the mound in the immediate future and could be lost for the season.

August 15, 2020 03:04 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Heading to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with carpal tunnel neuritis in his right hand, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Strasburg has dealt with a nerve issue in his right hand since the beginning of the season, and it flared up during the first inning of Friday's game against the Orioles. Although he pitched through the injury over the past few weeks, he'll now get some time to recover before heading back to the mound. It's unclear how long Strasburg will be sidelined as a result of the injury.

August 14, 2020 09:20 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Departs with apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg left Friday's game in the first inning with an apparent injury, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.

Strasburg gave up two runs in the first inning of Friday's originally scheduled game, and he was visited by an athletic trainer after throwing just 16 pitches. He exited the game with an undisclosed issue. The nature and severity of the injury are unclear.

August 10, 2020 03:48 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Struggles in return to mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two over 4.1 innings in Sunday's contest against the Orioles. The game was suspended in the sixth inning.

Strasburg made his season debut after working through a nerve issue in his hand over the last few weeks. The right-hander tossed four clean frames to begin the game, but things unraveled in the fifth inning. He forced an out to begin the frame but then gave up five hits and one walk, which turned into five runs and led to his removal. Strasburg said after the game that he could feel the nerve irritation during the fifth inning but didn't think that he's doing long-term damage, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. His next start should come on the road Friday against Baltimore.

August 8, 2020 03:44 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Cleared to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasurg (hand) will make his season debut Sunday against the Orioles, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Strasburg was expected to start the Nationals' second game of the season but was a late scratch due to a nerve issue in his hand, something he's apparently dealt with before. He maintained his throwing program after his original scratch and has been able to build up to close to a full workload, though he's not expected to throw more than 80 pitches, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

August 5, 2020 09:52 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Completes sim game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg (hand) completed a 32-pitch simulated game Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

The 32-year-old threw a 31-pitch bullpen session Sunday and was slated to throw 45-to-50 pitches during the simulated game, but he didn't ramp up his pitch count as expected. It's unclear how that impacts his potential return, and the team will wait to see how Strasburg feels Thursday before determining the next step.

August 4, 2020 03:56 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Simulated game scheduled
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg (hand) will throw a simulated game Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Strasburg was scratched from his season debut back on July 25 due to a nerve issue in his hand, though the problem is reportedly no longer bothering him. Wednesday's simulated game will be his first time facing live hitters since a preseason exhibition game more than two weeks ago. It remains to be seen exactly when he'll make his first start of the year.

August 2, 2020 10:00 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Completes bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg (hand) completed a 31-pitch bullpen session Sunday and felt "really good," Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

The veteran right-hander hadn't thrown off a mound since being scratched ahead of his season debut July 25 due to a nerve issue in his pitching hand, so this is a significant step toward his return. Strasburg figures to require another session or two off the mound before being cleared for game action, so he likely won't be a serious candidate to slot back into the Washington rotation until next weekend's series with the Orioles at the earliest.

August 1, 2020 01:48 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Throws on flat ground again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg still isn't feeling any more pain in his hand and threw on flat ground Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Strasburg has been sidelined since being scratched from his season debut as a result of a nerve issue in his right hand. However, the 32-year-old has thrown on flat ground twice in the past three days, and manager Dave Martinez said that he may toss a bullpen session in the coming days. If he responds well, Strasburg could return to game action fairly soon as he continues to build back up to a full pitch count.

July 30, 2020 01:52 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: No longer feeling nerve issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Martinez said Strasburg is no longer feeling "the little nerve issue" in his hand anymore, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Martinez added that Strasburg just needs to build his arm back up before he can rejoin the rotation. The right-hander is steadily working his way back, as he incorporated all of his pitches in a flat-ground throwing session Thursday after firing only fastballs from 75-to-80 feet Wednesday. Strasburg's next step is likely mound work; how he responds should provide clarity on his return date. Erick Fedde is set to make another start in place of Strasburg on Thursday.

July 29, 2020 03:40 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Throwing again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg (hand) is scheduled to throw from 75-80 feet Wednesday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

Strasburg, who is dealing with nerve irritation in his throwing hand, is set to ramp things up Wednesday after throwing at about 75 percent Tuesday. If the right-hander feels good during Wednesday's session, he could be cleared to throw a side session before the end of the week. In the meantime, Erick Fedde will make another start in place of Strasburg on Thursday.

July 28, 2020 05:12 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Slated to throw again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg (hand) is scheduled to throw again Tuesday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

Strasburg threw very lightly Monday and felt less tingling in his thumb. He feels much better Tuesday and will throw again. The team will see how he feels Wednesday to determine a better timetable for his return. The right-hander is dealing with nerve irritation in his throwing hand but hasn't been placed on the injured list as he continues to progress in his recovery.

July 27, 2020 09:36 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Throws lightly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg (hand) threw very lightly and felt less tingling his thumb Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

He is dealing with nerve irritation in his right hand, but is "definitely a lot better," according to manager Davey Martinez. Strasburg will need to throw a bullpen session before he can be cleared to make a start, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

July 26, 2020 11:48 AM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Hand issue not new
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg admitted Saturday that he's been pitching through numbness in his hand for weeks, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

While that sounds worrying, the issue didn't prevent him from looking fairly dominant over five innings in his lone exhibition appearance against the Orioles before the season began. Strasburg received a cortisone injection Friday to help alleviate the problem and said feeling was already beginning to return to his thumb and fingers, but as yet the team has no official timetable for his return to the mound. "I've got to think big picture here," Strasburg said. "It's my career, and I know that in the long run, it's important to try to make as many starts as you can. By putting yourself in a compromising position now, I don't really know if it's necessarily the best way moving forward." The Nats have a history of being very cautious with the right-hander's health, but this latest injury doesn't seem to be one that will keep him on the shelf for too long.

July 25, 2020 04:04 PM
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Doesn't expect long absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strasburg doesn't believe the nerve issue which caused him to miss his scheduled start Saturday against the Yankees will keep him out "too long," Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

While Strasburg's optimism is certainly a good sign, "too long" is hardly a precise timeline. There's a good chance one should emerge soon, however. Erick Fedde is set to make a spot start in his absence Saturday.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
08/14@ BALW 15-30.21100
08/14vs BALL 2-614.17512
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020WAS0110.802200005.08661012
2019WAS1863.3233330000209.01617977241056251
2018WAS1073.7422220000130.0118595418838156
2017WAS1542.5228281100175.3131554913747204
2016WAS1543.6024240000147.7119595915244183
2015WAS1173.4623230000127.3115564914326155
2014WAS14113.140340000215.0198867523543242
2013WAS893.000301100183.01367161161256191
2012WAS1563.170280000159.3136625615448197
2011WAS111.5005000024.0155400224
2010WAS532.91012000068.0562522501792
Total112593.21024222001448.01200568517144513791699
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020WAS0480.5000000.3641.8002316.20
2019WAS42191441.5000008.2101.0388419.78
2018WAS21161081.1000215.2401.20054411.35
2017WAS51601511.1000103.2041.0157019.50
2016WAS11121380.8000002.2181.10459810.06
2015WAS01101141.0000104.2361.10752310.18
2014WAS42131671.30136007.2451.12186810.30
2013WAS11891471.30135037.2071.04973110.03
2012WAS11411271.10142105.2301.15765310.63
2011WAS022250.9010000.1790.708886.38
2010WAS062471.3021002.2211.0732749.66
Total18135111831.1083305443.2241.091586410.13
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2010AAA-Syracuse Chiefs 33.0660410387181.090.758
2010AA-Harrisburg Senators 22.0550310276131.640.864
2011AFX-Hagerstown Suns 6.0330010133910.502.000
2011AFA-Potomac Nationals 3.01100005020.000.667
2011AAA-Syracuse Chiefs 5.01100007021.800.400
2011AA-Harrisburg Senators 6.01101004010.000.167
2015AAA-Syracuse Chiefs 9.222011016194.891.087
2015AA-Harrisburg Senators 5.01100106041.800.800
2017AFA-Potomac Nationals 5.01100005131.800.800
2018AFA-Potomac Nationals 9.022001012171.000.889
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/235
Birthdate:
07/20/1988
Age:
32
Hometown:
San Diego, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:
San Diego State
MLB Experience:
5
Awards:

2009: Golden Spike
2014: NL Strike Out Leader
2019: World Series MVP