Stephen Strasburg
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 239LBS | Age: 34

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 13.50 1 1 0 4.2 5 2.14
13 Seasons 113 62 3.24 247 247 0 1470.0 1723 1.10
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 1 0-1 13.50 4.2 5 2.14
13 Seasons 247 113-62 3.24 1470.0 1723 1.10

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 26 2043 339 15 4.4 2.9 88.5 116.1 12.4 32.4 .222 .350 .285 .272 .364 33.3 29.6 5.0 3.46 3.01
2016 27 2385 369 22 6 3.7 87.7 114.3 14.2 36.6 .211 .342 .277 .270 .353 33.6 30.6 7.4 3.60 3.02
2017 28 2742 443 27 6.1 3.9 87.3 113.5 10.8 28.2 .204 .333 .252 .263 .339 32.0 29.1 6.7 2.52 2.92
2018 29 2161 342 25 7.3 4.6 89.2 113.0 11.0 35.1 .231 .399 .306 .306 .396 38.9 28.7 7.0 3.74 3.95
2019 30 3384 524 32 6.1 3.8 87.9 113.4 7.8 29.8 .211 .337 .265 .267 .345 33.8 29.8 6.7 3.32 3.09
2020 31 85 20 0 0 0 90.7 104.0 19.6 30.0 .285 .388 .400 .306 .317 50.0 8.7 4.3 10.80 3.96
2021 32 362 59 6 10.2 6.3 91.9 109.6 13.9 39.0 .249 .457 .308 .355 .407 45.8 22.1 14.7 4.57 5.51
2022 33 83 15 1 6.7 4.3 86.6 108.1 16.2 40.0 .238 .415 .499 .336 .376 33.3 21.7 8.7 13.50 4.74
Player 13245 2111 128 6.1 3.8 88.2 116.1 11.1 32.3 .216 .353 .278 .277 .358 34.6 29.2 6.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Strasburg relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(27.7%) ,
Curveball
(26.5%) ,
Changeup
(22.9%) ,
Sinker
(22.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 44.8 17.1 29.5 8.6 34.5 35.4 30.1 2.7 34.2 23.0 27.4 5.3 4.4 2.9
2016 41.5 21.4 29.5 7.6 34.7 36.6 28.5 3.3 31.7 27.4 23.6 6.8 6.0 3.7
2017 47.6 20.8 24.6 6.8 31.6 39.1 29.1 3.6 35.7 25.1 20.5 5.0 6.1 3.9
2018 45.0 24.3 25.1 5.6 33.0 42.4 24.6 3.5 36.5 22.2 22.5 7.3 7.3 4.6
2019 51.7 19.1 23.9 5.3 36.3 39.3 24.4 3.4 41.0 19.8 23.3 5.2 6.1 3.8
2020 40.0 25.0 25.0 10.0 35.0 30.0 35.0 10.0 20.0 30.0 30.0 10.0 0.0 0.0
2021 37.3 30.5 28.8 3.4 37.3 40.7 22.0 1.7 30.5 25.4 25.4 5.1 10.2 6.3
2022 46.7 20.0 26.7 6.7 46.7 26.7 26.7 13.3 33.3 20.0 20.0 6.7 6.7 4.3
Player 46.3 20.7 26.3 6.6 34.3 38.5 27.1 3.4 35.9 23.4 23.4 5.8 6.1 3.8
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Sinker WSH R 19 90.4 24.0 1.1 5 15.0 1.2 9
2022 Changeup WSH R 19 85.4 35.0 5.0 17 14.7 0.8 6
2022 Curveball WSH R 22 77.4 56.4 0.5 1 15.9 6.5 68
2022 4-Seamer WSH R 23 90.3 18.5 -2.0 -12 5.5 -0.6 -10
2021 Sinker WSH R 87 91.7 21.7 0.5 2 15.5 1.5 11
2021 Curveball WSH R 109 79.4 51.9 -2.0 -4 15.4 6.7 78
2021 4-Seamer WSH R 108 91.9 16.6 -1.1 -7 7.5 1.1 17
2021 Changeup WSH R 58 86.5 33.2 4.8 17 15.1 1.8 13
2020 Changeup WSH R 20 87.0 31.8 2.9 10 14.6 1.6 13
2020 Sinker WSH R 10 92.2 21.5 -0.1 -1 13.8 -0.6 -4
2020 Curveball WSH R 28 79.3 50.8 -2.4 -4 14.9 5.6 60
2020 4-Seamer WSH R 27 91.8 17.4 -1.5 -10 9.8 2.9 42
2019 Curveball WSH R 1,037 81.2 49.5 -1.9 -4 12.9 4.3 49
2019 Slider WSH R 12 87.8 29.0 -2.4 -8 4.0 1.1 38
2019 Sinker WSH R 665 93.7 20.2 -0.7 -3 15.8 1.7 12
2019 Changeup WSH R 699 87.7 32.1 3.7 13 15.5 1.6 11
2019 4-Seamer WSH R 969 93.9 15.7 -0.6 -4 9.6 2.4 33
2018 4-Seamer WSH R 979 94.6 15.1 -0.3 -2 8.9 1.8 25
2018 Curveball WSH R 421 81.6 50.7 -0.3 0 12.5 4.7 59
2018 Slider WSH R 187 87.6 30.5 -1.2 -4 4.7 1.3 37
2018 Sinker WSH R 140 93.9 19.9 -0.3 -2 15.9 1.8 13
2018 Changeup WSH R 428 88.0 30.5 2.3 8 15.6 1.8 13
2017 Changeup WSH R 466 88.6 27.1 1.6 6 15.2 1.3 9
2017 Sinker WSH R 247 95.0 17.3 -1.2 -7 16.6 1.8 12
2017 Curveball WSH R 582 82.4 47.9 0.4 1 12.9 5.2 67
2017 Slider WSH R 156 89.0 25.7 -2.3 -8 4.7 2.5 112
2017 4-Seamer WSH R 1,214 95.4 12.1 0.7 5 9.5 1.9 25
2016 Curveball WSH R 301 82.0 49.2 1.7 4 10.7 4.1 62
2016 Slider WSH R 402 89.8 24.0 -2.3 -9 1.7 0.4 34
2016 Changeup WSH R 311 89.3 25.7 0.7 3 16.8 2.5 17
2016 Sinker WSH R 172 95.6 13.0 -4.1 -24 15.2 0.5 4
2016 4-Seamer WSH R 1,188 95.6 11.3 1.2 10 11.0 2.6 31
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 5.9 1 23 27.7 5 .250 1.000 .540 12.5 20.0 11.1 .254 .845 .508 33.3
2022 Curveball 6.8 1 22 26.5 6 .400 .600 .475 25.0 16.7 20.0 .286 .432 .376 25.0
2022 Sinker 9.1 2 19 22.9 5 .600 1.000 .680 0.0 0.0 0.0 .179 .203 .167 40.0
2022 Changeup 3.3 1 19 22.9 7 .333 .333 .357 37.5 42.9 42.9 .237 .292 .301 33.3
2021 Curveball -3.8 -4 109 30.1 23 .091 .091 .109 30.6 30.4 24.1 .125 .206 .165 20.0
2021 4-Seamer 3.8 4 108 29.8 28 .304 .783 .493 25.6 28.6 32.0 .268 .638 .434 66.7
2021 Sinker -1.1 -1 87 24.0 30 .208 .208 .320 15.6 6.7 22.2 .355 .511 .440 45.5
2021 Changeup 1.6 1 58 16.0 12 .182 .545 .359 45.8 33.3 17.4 .224 .462 .324 57.1
2020 Curveball -1.9 -1 28 32.9 5 .200 .200 .180 22.2 0.0 0.0 .181 .217 .171 0.0
2020 4-Seamer 5.5 1 27 31.8 8 .429 .857 .563 15.4 0.0 0.0 .254 .362 .320 71.4
2020 Changeup 8.5 2 20 23.5 3 .333 .667 .417 62.5 66.7 33.3 .138 .155 .125 100.0
2020 Sinker 9.4 1 10 11.8 7 .429 .429 .386 12.5 0.0 0.0 .453 .635 .465 57.1
2019 Curveball -1.9 -20 1,037 30.6 247 .161 .239 .208 38.6 39.3 26.7 .170 .243 .212 23.0
2019 4-Seamer -0.4 -4 969 28.6 244 .245 .454 .334 23.9 26.2 21.3 .222 .397 .304 46.8
2019 Changeup -1.8 -12 700 20.7 184 .140 .238 .209 44.2 41.3 22.9 .149 .232 .200 14.4
2019 Sinker -0.8 -5 665 19.7 158 .295 .445 .360 13.7 8.9 11.9 .319 .494 .371 42.4
2019 Slider 31.1 4 12 0.4 4 1.000 2.250 1.350 28.6 0.0 0.0 .623 1.302 .801 75.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 979 45.3 241 .270 .526 .365 18.9 21.2 17.9 .281 .528 .374 53.3
2018 Changeup -0.5 -2 428 19.8 103 .168 .221 .212 46.9 47.6 23.0 .159 .214 .203 23.9
2018 Curveball -1.6 -7 421 19.5 110 .173 .250 .224 34.9 40.9 33.3 .156 .246 .203 15.3
2018 Slider -0.2 0 187 8.7 46 .286 .381 .326 28.4 15.2 15.9 .231 .327 .282 22.9
2018 Sinker 2.7 4 141 6.5 41 .400 .714 .512 14.9 7.3 15.0 .343 .650 .474 45.5
2017 4-Seamer -0.6 -8 1,215 44.3 312 .250 .418 .330 18.0 21.5 18.3 .246 .424 .323 38.1
2017 Curveball -2.4 -14 582 21.2 134 .157 .228 .205 38.5 40.3 32.5 .155 .234 .193 24.7
2017 Changeup -2.1 -10 467 17.0 115 .111 .148 .165 49.8 46.1 24.8 .113 .153 .150 21.8
2017 Sinker -0.7 -2 247 9.0 65 .258 .355 .287 18.3 21.5 18.2 .241 .343 .270 27.1
2017 Slider -2.6 -4 156 5.7 50 .217 .326 .286 29.3 18.0 20.5 .280 .507 .373 32.4
! 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 16.0 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 52 86.6 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 108 91.9 92 17.1 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 87 91.7 88 19.0 1:00 2:00 -60
2022 Changeup 18 85.4 82 15.9 1:45 2:45 -60
2022 Curveball 22 77.4 76 21.3 8:00 7:45 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 23 90.3 85 15.5 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sinker 19 90.4 81 18.0 1:00 2:00 -60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 272 1,067 -6 -5 -3 6 -9
2011 88 328 -5 -5 1 1 -7
2012 650 2,598 -4 -30 8 10 -16
2013 729 2,847 -20 -21 13 14 -15
2014 889 3,372 -2 -19 4 9 -9
2015 522 2,042 -4 -12 6 7 -3
2016 597 2,381 -16 -14 9 6 -15
2017 727 2,854 -34 -25 11 7 -42
2018 541 2,156 -8 -20 11 11 -7
2019 978 3,942 -17 -50 5 15 -48
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 2,043 53.1 61.8 82.3 31.0 54.2 40.8 65.8 47.4 25.6 8.7 68.9
2016 2,385 52.9 68.7 80.7 28.2 54.3 42.7 65.6 49.6 24.8 9.6 74.3
2017 2,742 52.9 65.7 79.5 30.8 52.2 44.5 63.5 49.7 27.7 9.5 71.5
2018 2,161 49.6 64.3 79.0 29.8 54.0 41.7 61.2 46.8 27.7 8.0 67.1
2019 3,384 45.0 63.1 80.2 35.0 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 3.5 100.0
2021 362 43.6 57.6 82.4 19.6 42.5 37.6 47.9 36.2 28.2 7.2 69.2
2022 83 56.6 51.1 91.7 16.7 33.3 44.6 60.9 36.1 20.0 6.0 20.0
Player 13,245 50.1 64.5 80.4 31.0 52.7 42.5 63.5 47.9 27.5 8.2 69.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 83 76 74 63 90 47 67 35 47 93 89 73 64 91 27 81 96
2016 88 88 82 72 91 32 49 72 57 93 58 64 41 87 36 85 94
2017 91 89 88 78 92 19 47 47 60 88 77 75 81 85 36 88 97
2018 52 60 45 31 66 28 32 23 20 84 69 69 72 77 23 82 94
2019 91 83 90 89 89 17 67 70 73 84 73 81 96 63 25 84 96
2021 29 17 81 95
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.2 15 16.7 -2 5 14 7 46.7
2017 22.1 13 12.2 1 11 10 5 38.5
2018 22.9 18 15.1 3 10 10 7 38.9
2019 22.7 28 26.5 2 16 23 10 35.7
2020 25.2 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0.0
2021 23.5 4 3.9 0 1 2 3 75.0
2022 28.2 1 1.0 0 1 0 1 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 15 17 18 16 15 20 15 18 18 16 17 16 11 15 18 18 17 19 15 19 22 10 13 16 16 19 21 17 13 14 23
2017 13 12 15 10 10 16 10 13 13 10 14 11 9 9 11 13 10 16 7 11 19 10 10 14 13 13 15 10 13 11 19
2018 18 22 16 15 15 16 15 20 15 13 14 14 10 9 13 16 10 20 10 17 17 16 15 16 18 15 16 11 15 15 20
2019 28 30 33 27 24 22 29 30 30 21 30 25 19 21 23 33 24 32 22 25 33 21 21 26 27 28 29 21 33 23 33
2020 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
2021 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 5 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 5
2022 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.1 95.6 -0.5 95.3 -0.3 94.5 -0.8 93.8 -0.7 91.9 -1.9 91.8 -0.1 90.3 -1.5
Offspeed Velocity 89 89.3 0.3 88.6 -0.7 88 -0.6 87.7 -0.3 87 -0.7 86.5 -0.5 85.4 -1.1
Breaking Velocity 82.6 86.5 3.9 83.8 -2.7 83.4 -0.4 81.3 -2.1 79.3 -2 79.4 0.1 77.4 -2
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 86.6 -5.3
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 16.2 2.3
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 6.7 -3.5
Hard Hit % 33.3 33.6 0.3 32 -1.6 38.9 6.9 33.8 -5.1 50 16.2 45.8 -4.2 33.3 -12.5
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 40 1
xBA .222 .211 -0.011 .204 -0.007 .231 0.027 .211 -0.02 .285 0.074 .249 -0.036 .238 -0.011
BA .236 .218 -0.018 .204 -0.014 .24 0.036 .21 -0.03 .364 0.154 .2 -0.164 .4 0.2
xwOBA .272 .27 -0.002 .263 -0.007 .306 0.043 .267 -0.039 .306 0.039 .355 0.049 .336 -0.019
wOBA .285 .277 -0.008 .252 -0.025 .306 0.054 .265 -0.041 .4 0.135 .308 -0.092 .499 0.191
xSLG .35 .342 -0.008 .333 -0.009 .399 0.066 .337 -0.062 .388 0.051 .457 0.069 .415 -0.042
SLG .375 .359 -0.016 .317 -0.042 .409 0.092 .349 -0.06 .545 0.196 .388 -0.157 .7 0.312
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 21.7 -0.4
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 8.7 -6
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 36.1 -0.1
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 20 -8.2
In Zone % 53.1 52.9 -0.2 52.9 0 49.6 -3.3 45 -4.6 42.4 -2.6 43.6 1.2 56.6 13
Out of Zone % 46.9 47.1 0.2 47.1 0 50.4 3.3 55 4.6 57.6 2.6 56.4 -1.2 43.4 -13
Out of Zone Swing % 31 28.2 -2.8 30.8 2.6 29.8 -1 35 5.2 24.5 -10.5 19.6 -4.9 16.7 -2.9
First Pitch Swing % 29.8 31.9 2.1 31.1 -0.8 30.9 -0.2 28.7 -2.2 21.7 -7 20.2 -1.5 17.4 -2.8
First Pitch Strike % 65.8 65.6 -0.2 63.5 -2.1 61.2 -2.3 63.6 2.4 69.6 6 47.9 -21.7 60.9 13
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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
2022 23 .499 17 0 0.0 6 5 83.3

Pitch Tempo