Stephen Strasburg
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 239LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2009 | Rd: 1, #1, Washington Nationals | San Diego State
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 1 10.80 2 2 0 5 2 1.80
2021 1 2 4.57 5 5 0 21.2 21 1.38
2022 0 1 13.50 1 1 0 4.2 5 2.14
13 Seasons 113 62 3.24 247 247 0 1,470 1,723 1.10
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 2 0-1 10.80 5 2 1.80
2021 5 1-2 4.57 21.2 21 1.38
2022 1 0-1 13.50 4.2 5 2.14
13 Seasons 247 113-62 3.24 1,470 1,723 1.10
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 6.0 3.7 87.7 114.3 14.2 36.6 .211 .342 .277 .269 .353 33.6 30.6 7.4 3.60 3.00
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 .230 .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 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 .500 .336 .376 33.3 21.7 8.7 13.50 4.78
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 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 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 44.6 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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 Curveball WSH R 22 77.4 56.4 0.4 1 15.9 6.4 67
2022 Sinker WSH R 19 90.4 24.0 1.0 5 15.0 1.2 8
2022 Changeup WSH R 19 85.4 35.0 5.0 17 14.7 0.6 4
2022 4-Seamer WSH R 23 90.3 18.5 -2.1 -13 5.5 -0.5 -9
2021 Changeup WSH R 58 86.5 33.2 4.7 17 15.1 1.8 13
2021 Curveball WSH R 109 79.4 51.9 -2.1 -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 Sinker WSH R 87 91.7 21.7 0.4 2 15.5 1.5 11
2020 Changeup WSH R 20 87.0 31.8 2.9 10 14.6 1.6 12
2020 Sinker WSH R 10 92.2 21.5 -0.2 -1 13.8 -0.6 -4
2020 4-Seamer WSH R 27 91.8 17.4 -1.5 -10 9.8 2.9 42
2020 Curveball WSH R 28 79.3 50.8 -2.4 -4 14.9 5.6 60
2019 Sinker WSH R 665 93.7 20.2 -0.7 -3 15.8 1.7 12
2019 4-Seamer WSH R 969 93.9 15.7 -0.6 -4 9.6 2.3 32
2019 Curveball WSH R 1,037 81.2 49.5 -2.1 -4 12.9 4.5 53
2019 Slider WSH R 12 87.8 29.0 -2.4 -8 4.0 1.2 41
2019 Changeup WSH R 699 87.7 32.1 3.7 13 15.5 1.6 11
2018 4-Seamer WSH R 979 94.6 15.1 -0.3 -2 8.9 1.8 25
2018 Slider WSH R 187 87.6 30.5 -1.1 -3 4.7 1.3 39
2018 Changeup WSH R 428 88.0 30.5 2.3 8 15.6 1.8 13
2018 Curveball WSH R 421 81.6 50.7 -0.3 -1 12.5 4.7 61
2018 Sinker WSH R 140 93.9 19.9 -0.3 -2 15.9 1.8 13
2017 Curveball WSH R 582 82.4 47.9 0.2 0 12.9 5.4 72
2017 Slider WSH R 156 89.0 25.7 -2.2 -8 4.7 2.5 116
2017 Sinker WSH R 247 95.0 17.3 -1.2 -6 16.6 1.8 12
2017 Changeup WSH R 466 88.6 27.1 1.6 6 15.2 1.2 9
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 1.6 3 14.0 4.8 53
2016 Slider WSH R 402 89.8 24.0 -2.6 -10 4.7 0.8 19
2016 4-Seamer WSH R 1,188 95.6 11.3 1.3 10 9.0 2.3 34
2016 Sinker WSH R 172 95.6 13.0 -4.3 -25 13.6 -0.1 -1
2016 Changeup WSH R 311 89.3 25.7 0.5 2 15.3 2.2 17
2015 Curveball WSH R 447 82.4 -- -- 13.9 4.1 42
2015 Sinker WSH R 209 96.1 -- -- 13.5 0.2 1
2015 4-Seamer WSH R 1,052 96.0 -- -- 8.7 1.9 28
2015 Changeup WSH R 274 89.0 -- -- 15.4 2.5 19
2015 Slider WSH R 14 89.1 -- -- 4.8 0.9 23
! 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 -5.8 -1 23 27.7 5 .250 1.000 .540 12.5 20.0 11.1 .254 .845 .508 33.3
2022 Curveball -6.9 -2 22 26.5 6 .400 .600 .475 25.0 16.7 20.0 .286 .432 .376 25.0
2022 Changeup -3.4 -1 19 22.9 7 .333 .333 .357 37.5 42.9 42.9 .237 .292 .301 33.3
2022 Sinker -9.3 -2 19 22.9 5 .600 1.000 .680 0.0 0.0 0.0 .179 .203 .167 40.0
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 .223 .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 -9.3 -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 .242 .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 .199 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 1.303 .801 75.0
2018 4-Seamer 0.1 1 979 45.3 241 .270 .526 .365 18.9 21.2 17.9 .281 .527 .374 53.3
2018 Changeup 0.5 2 428 19.8 103 .168 .221 .212 46.9 47.6 23.0 .158 .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 .506 .373 32.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
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
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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 -12 -14 15
2014 889 3,372 2 19 -3 -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 -10 -7 42
2018 541 2,156 8 20 -11 -11 7
2019 978 3,942 20 47 -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 53.2 61.9 82.2 30.9 54.2 40.9 65.8 47.4 25.6 8.7 68.9
2016 2,385 53.0 68.8 80.7 28.0 54.1 42.8 65.6 49.6 24.8 9.8 74.7
2017 2,742 52.9 65.7 79.5 30.9 52.3 44.5 63.5 49.7 27.7 9.4 71.3
2018 2,161 49.5 64.2 79.0 29.9 54.2 41.7 61.2 46.8 27.7 8.0 66.3
2019 3,384 45.0 63.0 80.2 35.1 51.7 42.9 63.6 47.7 30.5 6.3 65.4
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 55.4 52.2 91.7 16.2 33.3 44.6 60.9 36.1 20.0 6.0 20.0
Player 13,245 50.1 64.6 80.4 30.9 52.8 42.5 63.5 47.9 27.5 8.2 69.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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 91 47 67 35 47 93 89 73 65 90 26 81 96
2016 88 88 82 72 91 32 49 71 57 93 58 64 39 86 36 86 94
2017 91 89 88 78 92 19 47 47 60 88 77 75 82 83 38 88 97
2018 52 61 46 31 67 28 32 23 20 84 70 70 73 74 25 82 94
2019 91 83 90 89 89 17 67 70 73 84 73 81 96 60 27 84 96
2021 23 19 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 16.4 -1 8 13 7 46.7
2017 22.1 13 12.7 0 14 11 5 38.5
2018 22.9 18 15.8 2 7 12 7 38.9
2019 22.7 28 25.9 2 14 22 9 32.1
2020 25.2 1 0.7 0 0 1 0 0.0
2021 23.5 4 4.1 0 1 2 3 75.0
2022 28.2 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
Player 22.7 80 76.7 3 44 61 32 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 15 19 14 16 17 15 19 15 14 12 17 16 17 15 15 18 11 13 16 18 16 14 22 23 14 17 17 21 19 18 14
2017 13 13 11 15 14 10 14 12 9 9 12 18 12 11 10 17 9 9 13 12 14 13 21 16 11 11 11 20 16 11 7
2018 18 22 14 15 16 15 17 13 10 13 14 17 21 15 16 17 16 15 17 16 18 16 20 17 16 12 10 17 20 17 13
2019 28 32 18 30 31 27 31 26 21 18 24 28 27 27 24 21 22 21 25 29 27 32 33 30 23 21 22 30 31 26 20
2020 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1
2021 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 4
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 1 1 1
Player 80 92 62 82 84 73 88 72 59 56 73 86 82 73 72 79 64 64 77 81 81 79 103 91 70 66 67 95 91 78 60
! 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 89.0 89.3 0.3 88.6 -0.7 88.0 -0.6 87.7 -0.3 87.0 -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 -2.0 79.4 0.1 77.4 -2.0
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 0.2 7.8 -3.2 19.6 11.8 13.9 -5.7 16.2 2.3
Barrel % 4.4 6.0 1.6 6.1 0.1 7.3 1.2 6.1 -1.2 0.0 -6.1 10.2 10.2 6.7 -3.5
Hard Hit % 33.3 33.6 0.3 32.0 -1.6 38.9 6.9 33.8 -5.1 50.0 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 0.2 39.0 9.0 40.0 1.0
xBA .222 .211 -0.011 .204 -0.007 .230 0.026 .211 -0.019 .285 0.074 .249 -0.036 .238 -0.011
BA .236 .218 -0.018 .204 -0.014 .240 0.036 .210 -0.030 .364 0.154 .200 -0.164 .400 0.200
xwOBA .272 .269 -0.003 .263 -0.006 .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 .400 0.135 .308 -0.092 .500 0.192
xSLG .350 .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 -0.060 .545 0.196 .388 -0.157 .700 0.312
K% 29.6 30.6 1.0 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% 5.0 7.4 2.4 6.7 -0.7 7.0 0.3 6.7 -0.3 4.3 -2.4 14.7 10.4 8.7 -6.0
Swing % 47.4 49.6 2.2 49.7 0.1 46.8 -2.9 47.7 0.9 44.7 -3.0 36.2 -8.5 36.1 -0.1
Whiff% 25.6 24.8 -0.8 27.7 2.9 27.7 0.0 30.5 2.8 26.3 -4.2 28.2 1.9 20.0 -8.2
In Zone % 53.2 53.0 -0.2 52.9 -0.1 49.5 -3.4 45.0 -4.5 42.4 -2.6 43.6 1.2 55.4 11.8
Out of Zone % 46.8 47.0 0.2 47.1 0.1 50.5 3.4 55.0 4.5 57.6 2.6 56.4 -1.2 44.6 -11.8
Out of Zone Swing % 30.9 28.0 -2.9 30.9 2.9 29.9 -1.0 35.1 5.2 24.5 -10.6 19.6 -4.9 16.2 -3.4
First Pitch Swing % 29.8 31.9 2.1 31.1 -0.8 30.9 -0.2 28.7 -2.2 21.7 -7.0 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 6.0 47.9 -21.7 60.9 13.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 592 .276 301 9 3.0 291 82 28.2
2017 Shifts 676 .254 344 12 3.5 332 103 31.0
2018 Shifts 542 .306 263 8 3.0 279 51 18.3
2019 Shifts 837 .265 461 7 1.5 376 106 28.2
2020 Shifts 23 .400 13 5 38.5 10 9 90.0
2021 Shifts 93 .308 53 8 15.1 40 26 65.0
2022 Shifts 23 .500 17 0 0.0 6 5 83.3
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo