Stephen Strasburg Washington Nationals

Age: 32 (July 20, 1988) | 6' 5" | 235lbs. | Throws: Right P-22
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS AA 2010 3 1 0 0 5 5 22.0 13 0 6 27 1.64 0.86 0.73 2.5 11.0 .271 n/a
WAS AAA 2010 4 1 0 0 6 6 33.1 18 1 7 38 1.08 0.75 0.69 1.9 10.3 .233 n/a
WAS NL 2010 5 3 0 0 12 12 68.0 56 5 17 92 2.91 1.07 1.06 2.2 12.2 .338 n/a 10 10
WAS A 2011 0 1 0 0 3 3 6.1 9 1 3 13 9.95 1.89 1.89 4.3 18.5 .622 n/a
WAS A+ 2011 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 2 0 0 5 0.00 0.67 0.67 0.0 0.0 .366 n/a
WAS AA 2011 1 0 0 0 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 4 0.00 0.17 0.17 0.0 0.0 .072 n/a
WAS AAA 2011 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 2 0 0 7 1.80 0.40 0.40 0.0 0.0 .220 n/a
WAS NL 2011 1 1 0 0 5 5 24.0 15 0 2 24 1.50 0.71 0.67 0.8 9.0 .256 38/26/36 6 5
WAS NL 2012 15 6 0 0 28 28 159.0 136 15 48 197 3.17 1.16 1.15 2.7 11.2 .325 44/23/33 20 22
WAS NL 2013 8 9 0 0 30 30 183.0 136 16 56 191 3.00 1.05 1.03 2.8 9.4 .270 52/17/31 17 21
WAS NL 2014 14 11 0 0 34 34 215.0 198 23 43 242 3.14 1.12 1.18 1.8 10.1 .324 46/23/31 19 23
WAS AA 2015 0 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 4 0 0 6 1.80 0.80 0.80 0.0 0.0 .331 n/a
WAS AAA 2015 1 1 0 0 2 2 9.2 9 0 1 16 4.66 1.03 0.98 0.9 14.9 .444 n/a
WAS NL 2015 11 7 0 0 23 23 127.0 115 14 26 155 3.47 1.11 1.17 1.8 11.0 .332 42/23/34 14 16
WAS NL 2016 15 4 0 0 24 24 147.1 119 15 44 183 3.60 1.11 1.11 2.7 11.2 .309 40/21/39 20 21
WAS A+ 2017 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 3 0 1 5 1.80 0.80 0.70 1.8 9.0 .248 n/a
WAS NL 2017 15 4 0 0 28 28 175.0 131 13 47 204 2.52 1.02 0.99 2.4 10.5 .290 47/19/34 34 31
WAS A+ 2018 0 1 0 0 2 2 9.0 7 1 1 12 1.00 0.89 1.00 1.0 12.0 .310 n/a
WAS NL 2018 10 7 0 0 22 22 130.0 118 18 38 156 3.74 1.20 1.26 2.6 10.8 .322 44/22/34 10 13
WAS NL 2019 18 6 0 0 33 33 209.0 161 24 56 251 3.32 1.04 1.08 2.4 10.8 .288 51/20/29 32 31
WAS NL 2020 0 1 0 0 2 2 5.0 8 1 1 2 10.80 1.80 2.00 1.8 3.6 .366 37/26/37 -6 -4
Career 11yrs 112 59 0 0 241 241 1442.1 1193 144 378 1697 3.19 1.09 1.11 2.4 10.6 .307 n/a
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Revenues continue to grow. The luxury tax is hampering spending significantly.  Extremely profitable teams crying poor should be embarrassed.  Salaries should rise with profits.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Dec 10 '19

It's hard to knock bad deals when they're rewarding a guy for what he's done for the franchise.  Good for Strasburg, and the Nats.

Mike Landau ML-
Dec 10 '19

And this doesn't count another Boras client, the Nats' third baseman.

BP's Ginny Searle, predicting which options are picked up by clubs and which are declined, as well as who opts out and doesn't opt out of a contract extension:


Washington Nationals

Stephen Strasburg, 4 years, $100 million player option: Opts Out

Even without the deferred money dragging down the actual value of the money he is owed, Strasburg’s incredible postseason ensured the Boras client will enter next year on a new contract. It seems highly possible Strasburg ultimately renegotiates with Washington, but in any case he will have more guaranteed money by the start of next season.

Ryan Zimmerman, 2020 club option for $18 million ($1 million buyout): Decline

It seems impossible that Zimmerman will play anywhere else, but there’s no way the Nationals spend this much on a part-time player—the 35-year-old batted just 513 times across the last two years. Look for him to come back to Washington, just for less.

Adam Eaton, 2020 club option for $9.5 million ($1.5 million buyout): Accept

After appearing in 151 games, mostly out of the two hole, for the eventual World Champions, this should be an easy decision.

Yan Gomes, 2020 club option for $9 million ($1 million buyout): Decline

Gomes lost quite a bit of power between Cleveland and Washington, shedding sixty points of slugging between 2018 and 2019. After roughly splitting time with Kurt Suzuki, it would be unsurprising to see Washington go in a less expensive direction and elevate Suzuki to starter.

Sean Doolittle, 2020 club option for $6.5 million ($500,000 buyout): Accept

Had Doolittle not been such a dependable bullpen arm on Washington’s road to the championship, there might be reason to wonder if his worst season in half a decade would make Washington wary. Now, there’s no question that Doolittle will return.

Matt Adams, 2020 mutual option for $4 million ($1 million buyout): Decline

Adams received five plate appearances in the postseason, roughly showcasing the level of trust Washington’s decision makers had in him after a rough season at the plate—his .276 OBP was the worst of his career.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 1 '19

Hope I'm wrong about the second part.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 30 '19

I've done very well betting on the Rockies as a home dog. 

van wilhoite LVW
Oct 29 '19

Go $10 against $17.60?

mike fenger mike
Oct 29 '19

I only bet underdogs (or close to even) in baseball, so with the Astros -176, I actually think it's easy to bet against them.  The teams are not that disparate and Strasburg is an excellent pitcher. 

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 28 '19

I hope you're right, if only to give us a game seven, but it's hard to bet against the Astros in game six.

mike fenger mike
Oct 28 '19

For some reason I think Strasburg will win yet again and Verlander lose let again, and the visiting team will win yet again, and so on and so forth.

But if I'm right, I wouldn't bet against the Astros in Game 7. 

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 28 '19

The happier end of the list Peter mentions under Don Newcombe.

Play Index Spotlight: Stephen Strasburg

Best Postseason Starters ERA, min. 5 starts

PlayerERAGSIPTm
Sandy Koufax0.98755.0LAD
Stephen Strasburg1.18638.0WSN
Bill Hallahan1.21537.1STL
Masahiro Tanaka1.32741.0NYY
Mickey Lolich1.57546.0DET

See the full list at Baseball-Reference.com's Pitching Game Finder

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 15 '19