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Stephen Strasburg
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 240LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 1, #1, Washington Nationals | San Diego State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 2 4.57 5 5 0 21.2 21 1.38
12 Seasons 113 61 3.21 246 246 0 1465.1 1718 1.09
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 5 1-2 4.57 21.2 21 1.38
12 Seasons 246 113-61 3.21 1465.1 1718 1.09

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 2043 339 15 4.4 88.5 116.1 12.4 32.4 .219 .346 .285 .269 .357 33.6 29.6 5 3.46 3.09
2016 28 2385 369 22 6 87.7 114.3 14.2 36.6 .210 .341 .277 .269 .352 33.6 30.6 7.4 3.60 3.11
2017 29 2742 443 27 6.1 87.3 113.5 10.8 28.2 .200 .325 .252 .257 .327 32 29.1 6.7 2.52 2.84
2018 30 2161 342 25 7.3 89.2 113 11 35.1 .230 .397 .306 .305 .394 38.9 28.7 7 3.74 3.98
2019 31 3384 524 32 6.1 87.9 113.4 7.8 29.8 .210 .336 .265 .266 .343 33.8 29.8 6.7 3.32 3.13
2020 32 85 20 0 0 90.7 104 19.6 30 .285 .388 .400 .306 .317 50 8.7 4.3 10.80 3.98
2021 33 362 59 6 10.2 91.9 109.6 13.9 39 .238 .431 .308 .342 .387 45.8 22.1 14.7 4.57 5.15
13162 2096 127 6.1 88.2 116.1 11.1 32.2 .214 .349 .277 .274 .353 34.7 29.2 6.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Strasburg relies on 4 pitches.
Curveball
(30.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(29.6%) ,
Sinker
(24.6%) ,
Changeup
(15.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Curveball 109 70 39 30.1 79.4 23 22 2 2 0 0 0 7 15 .091 .121 .091 .200 .108 .164 87.3 29 2718 6.9 30.6 24.1
2021 4-Seam Fastball 107 48 59 29.6 91.9 28 23 7 2 2 0 3 8 15 .304 .261 .783 .611 .490 .424 96.0 13 2079 7.1 25.6 32.0
2021 Sinker 89 63 26 24.6 91.7 30 24 5 5 0 0 0 2 22 .208 .339 .208 .479 .285 .422 91.4 5 2074 7.0 15.6 20.0
2021 Changeup 57 21 36 15.7 86.4 12 11 2 0 1 0 1 4 7 .182 .201 .545 .408 .328 .294 95.5 13 1556 7.0 45.8 18.2
2020 Curveball 28 18 10 32.9 79.3 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 .200 .181 .200 .217 .177 .171 76.6 18 2777 6.8 22.2 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 27 12 15 31.8 91.8 8 7 3 2 0 0 1 0 7 .429 .254 .857 .362 .555 .320 96.5 23 2127 7.0 15.4 0.0
2020 Changeup 20 9 11 23.5 87.0 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 .333 .138 .667 .155 .413 .125 97.6 2 1810 7.0 62.5 33.3
2020 Sinker 10 9 1 11.8 92.2 7 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 7 .429 .453 .429 .635 .378 .465 84.9 24 2126 7.0 12.5 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 44.8 17.1 29.5 8.6 34.5 35.4 30.1 2.7 34.2 23 27.4 5.3 4.4
2016 41.5 21.4 29.5 7.6 34.7 36.6 28.7 3.3 31.7 27.4 23.6 6.8 6
2017 47.6 20.8 24.6 6.8 31.6 39.1 29.1 3.6 35.7 25.1 20.5 5 6.1
2018 45 24.3 25.1 5.6 33 42.4 24.6 3.5 36.5 22.2 22.5 7.3 7.3
2019 51.7 19.1 23.9 5.3 36.3 39.3 24.4 3.4 41 19.8 23.3 5.2 6.1
2020 40 25 25 10 35 30 35 10 20 30 30 10 0
2021 37.3 30.5 28.8 3.4 37.3 40.7 22 1.7 30.5 25.4 25.4 5.1 10.2
46.3 20.8 26.3 6.6 34.2 38.6 27.1 3.3 35.9 23.4 23.4 5.8 6.1
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Sinker WSH R 89 91.7 21.8 0.6 3 15.5 1.5 11
2021 4-Seamer WSH R 107 91.9 16.6 -1.2 -8 7.5 1.1 17
2021 Curveball WSH R 109 79.4 51.9 -1.8 -3 15.4 6.8 79
2021 Changeup WSH R 57 86.4 33.3 4.7 17 15.1 1.8 13
2020 Changeup WSH R 20 87 31.8 2.9 10 14.6 1.7 13
2020 Sinker WSH R 10 92.2 21.5 0.1 1 13.8 -0.4 -3
2020 4-Seamer WSH R 27 91.8 17.4 -1.6 -10 9.8 3 44
2020 Curveball WSH R 27 79.2 50.9 -2.3 -4 14.9 5.5 58
2019 Slider WSH R 12 87.8 29 -2.4 -8 4 1.1 38
2019 Changeup WSH R 699 87.7 32.1 3.7 13 15.5 1.6 11
2019 Sinker WSH R 665 93.7 20.2 -0.7 -3 15.8 1.7 12
2019 Curveball WSH R 1037 81.2 49.5 -1.9 -4 12.9 4.3 49
2019 4-Seamer WSH R 969 93.9 15.7 -0.7 -4 9.6 2.4 33
2018 Slider WSH R 187 87.6 30.5 -1.2 -4 4.7 1.3 37
2018 Changeup WSH R 428 88 30.5 2.3 8 15.6 1.8 13
2018 Curveball WSH R 421 81.6 50.7 -0.3 0 12.5 4.7 59
2018 Sinker WSH R 140 93.9 19.9 -0.3 -2 15.9 1.8 13
2018 4-Seamer WSH R 979 94.6 15.1 -0.3 -2 8.9 1.8 25
2017 4-Seamer WSH R 1214 95.4 12.1 0.7 5 9.5 1.9 25
2017 Slider WSH R 156 89 25.7 -2.3 -8 4.7 2.5 112
2017 Curveball WSH R 582 82.4 47.9 0.4 1 12.9 5.1 67
2017 Sinker WSH R 247 95 17.3 -1.4 -7 16.6 1.7 11
2017 Changeup WSH R 466 88.6 27.1 1.6 6 15.2 1.3 9
2016 Changeup WSH R 311 89.3 25.7 0.7 3 16.8 2.5 17
2016 4-Seamer WSH R 1188 95.6 11.3 1.2 10 11 2.6 31
2016 Sinker WSH R 172 95.6 13 -4.1 -24 15.2 0.5 4
2016 Curveball WSH R 301 82 49.2 1.7 4 10.7 4.1 62
2016 Slider WSH R 402 89.8 24 -2.3 -9 1.7 0.4 34
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Changeup 1.8 1 57 15.7 12 .182 .545 .329 45.8 33.3 18.2 .201 .408 .294 57.1
2021 Curveball -3.8 -4 109 30.1 23 .091 .091 .109 30.6 30.4 24.1 .121 .2 .163 20
2021 4-Seamer 3.8 4 107 29.6 28 .304 .783 .493 25.6 28.6 32 .261 .611 .426 66.7
2021 Sinker -0.9 -1 89 24.6 30 .208 .208 .32 15.6 6.7 20 .339 .479 .424 45.5
2020 Changeup 8.4 2 20 23.5 3 .333 .667 .417 62.5 66.7 33.3 .138 .155 .125 100
2020 Curveball -1.8 -1 28 32.9 5 .2 .2 .18 22.2 0 0 .181 .217 .171 0
2020 Sinker 9.5 1 10 11.8 7 .429 .429 .386 12.5 0 0 .453 .635 .465 57.1
2020 4-Seamer 5.5 1 27 31.8 8 .429 .857 .563 15.4 0 0 .254 .362 .32 71.4
2019 Slider 31.1 4 12 0.4 4 1 2.25 1.35 28.6 0 0 .623 1.302 .801 75
2019 Sinker -0.7 -5 665 19.7 158 .295 .445 .36 13.7 8.9 11.9 .319 .494 .371 42.4
2019 Changeup -1.7 -12 700 20.7 184 .14 .238 .206 44.2 41.3 22.9 .147 .229 .197 14.4
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -3 969 28.6 244 .245 .454 .333 23.9 26.2 21.3 .221 .395 .303 46.8
2019 Curveball -1.9 -19 1037 30.6 247 .161 .239 .208 38.6 39.3 26.7 .17 .243 .212 23
2018 Sinker 2 3 141 6.5 41 .4 .714 .49 14.9 7.3 15 .343 .65 .474 45.5
2018 Slider -0.2 0 187 8.7 46 .286 .381 .326 28.4 15.2 15.9 .231 .327 .282 22.9
2018 Changeup -0.4 -2 428 19.8 103 .168 .221 .212 46.9 47.6 23 .159 .214 .203 23.9
2018 Curveball -1.5 -6 421 19.5 110 .173 .25 .228 34.9 40.9 33.3 .153 .241 .2 15.3
2018 4-Seamer -0.2 -2 979 45.3 241 .27 .526 .361 18.9 21.2 17.9 .281 .528 .374 53.3
2017 Slider -2.4 -4 156 5.7 50 .217 .326 .286 29.3 18 20.5 .28 .505 .372 32.4
2017 Sinker -0.6 -1 247 9 65 .258 .355 .287 18.3 21.5 18.2 .241 .343 .27 27.1
2017 Changeup -2.3 -11 467 17 115 .111 .148 .157 49.8 46.1 24.8 .113 .153 .15 21.8
2017 Curveball -2.3 -14 582 21.2 134 .157 .228 .208 38.5 40.3 32.5 .153 .231 .19 24.7
2017 4-Seamer -0.7 -8 1215 44.3 312 .25 .418 .327 18 21.5 18.3 .245 .421 .321 38.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 15 86.8 86 16 1:45 2:45 -60
2020 Curveball 25 79.3 76 18.4 8:00 8:00 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 27 91.8 93 17.5 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Changeup 51 86.5 85 16.1 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Curveball 109 79.4 74 19.4 8:00 8:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 107 91.9 91 17.1 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 89 91.7 88 19 1:00 2:00 -60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 272 1067 -6 -5 -3 6 -9
2011 88 328 -5 -4 1 1 -7
2012 650 2598 -5 -30 7 10 -18
2013 729 2847 -20 -23 13 14 -17
2014 889 3372 -2 -18 4 9 -8
2015 515 1997 -4 -12 6 7 -3
2016 596 2377 -15 -15 9 6 -15
2017 727 2854 -33 -26 9 7 -43
2018 541 2156 -9 -21 11 11 -8
2019 978 3942 -17 -48 5 15 -46
2021 93 362 -5 0 3 2 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2043 53.5 61.9 82.3 31.1 54 41 65.8 47.4 25.6 8.7 69
2016 2385 53 68.7 80.7 28.1 54.3 42.7 65.6 49.6 24.8 9.7 74.3
2017 2742 52.9 65.7 79.5 30.8 52.2 44.5 63.5 49.7 27.7 9.5 71.5
2018 2161 49.6 64.3 79 29.8 54 41.7 61.2 46.8 27.7 8 67.1
2019 3384 45 63.1 80.2 35 51.7 42.8 63.6 47.7 30.5 6.4 65.7
2020 85 42.4 72.2 80.8 24.5 58.3 36.5 69.6 44.7 26.3 3.5 100
2021 362 43.6 57.6 82.4 19.6 42.5 37.6 47.4 36.2 28.2 7.2 69.2
13162 50.1 64.6 80.4 31 52.7 42.5 63.5 47.9 27.5 8.2 69.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 81 74 72 63 89 47 67 34 50 93 89 73 81 91 27 84
2016 86 85 80 70 90 32 49 71 61 93 58 64 86 86 35 87
2017 92 90 88 80 93 19 47 47 60 88 77 75 92 84 36 89
2018 50 59 43 31 64 28 32 24 19 84 69 69 50 76 23 84
2019 89 81 89 88 88 17 67 69 72 84 73 81 89 65 25 86
2020
2021 27 16 82
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.7 28 26 2 19 18 12 42.9
2020 25.2 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0
2021 23.5 4 3.8 0 2 2 3 75

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 28 25 34 29 31 21 23 29 28 27 32 29 15 21 24 30 21 26 26 26 18 21 23 29 26 30 29 21 32 24 29
2020 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2021 4 4 5 4 5 3 3 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 5
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96 95.6 -0.4 95.3 -0.3 94.5 -0.8 93.8 -0.7 91.9 -1.9 91.8 -0.1
Offspeed Velocity 89 89.3 0.3 88.6 -0.7 88 -0.6 87.7 -0.3 87 -0.7 86.4 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 82.6 86.4 3.8 83.8 -2.6 83.4 -0.4 81.3 -2.1 79.3 -2 79.4 0.1
Exit Velocity 88.5 87.7 -0.8 87.3 -0.4 89.2 1.9 87.9 -1.3 90.7 2.8 91.9 1.2
Launch Angle 12.4 14.2 1.8 10.8 -3.4 11 0.2 7.8 -3.2 19.6 11.8 13.9 -5.7
Barrel % 4.4 6 1.6 6.1 0.1 7.3 1.2 6.1 -1.2 0 -6.1 10.2 10.2
Hard Hit % 33.6 33.6 0 32 -1.6 38.9 6.9 33.8 -5.1 50 16.2 45.8 -4.2
Sweet Spot % 32.4 36.6 4.2 28.2 -8.4 35.1 6.9 29.8 -5.3 30 0.2 39 9
xBA .219 .21 -0.009 .2 -0.01 .23 0.03 .21 -0.02 .285 0.075 .238 -0.047
BA .236 .218 -0.018 .204 -0.014 .24 0.036 .21 -0.03 .364 0.154 .2 -0.164
xwOBA .269 .269 0 .257 -0.012 .305 0.048 .266 -0.039 .306 0.04 .342 0.036
wOBA .285 .277 -0.008 .252 -0.025 .306 0.054 .265 -0.041 .4 0.135 .308 -0.092
xSLG .346 .341 -0.005 .325 -0.016 .397 0.072 .336 -0.061 .388 0.052 .431 0.043
SLG .375 .359 -0.016 .317 -0.042 .409 0.092 .349 -0.06 .545 0.196 .388 -0.157
K% 29.6 30.6 1 29.1 -1.5 28.7 -0.4 29.8 1.1 8.7 -21.1 22.1 13.4
BB% 5 7.4 2.4 6.7 -0.7 7 0.3 6.7 -0.3 4.3 -2.4 14.7 10.4
Swing % 47.4 49.6 2.2 49.7 0.1 46.8 -2.9 47.7 0.9 44.7 -3 36.2 -8.5
Whiff% 25.6 24.8 -0.8 27.7 2.9 27.7 0 30.5 2.8 26.3 -4.2 28.2 1.9
In Zone % 53.5 53 -0.5 52.9 -0.1 49.6 -3.3 45 -4.6 42.4 -2.6 43.6 1.2
Out of Zone % 46.5 47 0.5 47.1 0.1 50.4 3.3 55 4.6 57.6 2.6 56.4 -1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 31.1 28.1 -3 30.8 2.7 29.8 -1 35 5.2 24.5 -10.5 19.6 -4.9
First Pitch Swing % 29.8 31.9 2.1 31.1 -0.8 30.9 -0.2 28.7 -2.2 21.7 -7 20 -1.7
First Pitch Strike % 65.8 65.6 -0.2 63.5 -2.1 61.2 -2.3 63.6 2.4 69.6 6 47.4 -22.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 592 .276 301 8 2.7 291 56 19.2
2017 676 .254 344 10 2.9 332 40 12.0
2018 542 .306 263 3 1.1 279 34 12.2
2019 837 .265 461 7 1.5 376 99 26.3
2020 23 .400 13 5 38.5 10 9 90.0
2021 93 .308 53 8 15.1 40 20 50.0

Pitch Distribution