Ross Stripling
Ross Stripling
30-Year-Old PitcherSP
Toronto Blue Jays
Day-To-Day
Injury Lower Leg
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Stripling's ability to shift seamlessly from the bullpen to the rotation was great for the Dodgers but maddening for fantasy. With Julio Urias ready and Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin emerging, Stripling appeared set to continue as a swingman with fewer starts compared last year when only 17 of his 32 appearances came out of the bullpen. Fortunately, it looks like he will finally get a real chance to establish himself as a major-league starting pitcher; while a February trade to the Angels fell through, a move still seems likely. Stripling's four-pitch repertoire plays in any role. He doesn't bring the heat with a 91-mph fastball, but he keeps batters off balance with a slider, change and curve thrown at distinctly different speeds. The result is a fine K-BB% around 20% the past three years. Stripling is great for NL/AL-only, because even if he does move to the bullpen eventually, he will still end up with more innings than the conventional reliever. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the Dodgers in January of 2020. Traded to the Blue Jays in August of 2020.
Avoids serious injury
PToronto Blue Jays
Lower Leg
September 27, 2020
Stripling (lower leg) is sore after being hit by a comebacker Saturday but should be available for the playoffs, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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The veteran right-hander was diagnosed with a right shin contusion after being hit by a comebacker Saturday, and it appears he's dealing with a minor issue. Stripling has a 6.32 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 13:7 K:BB over 15.2 innings since being acquired by the Blue Jays, so he isn't guaranteed to be included on the postseason roster, even if fully healthy.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
68
Last 10 Games
64
Last 5 Games
53
How many pitches does Ross Stripling generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-36%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .239 563 149 36 125 26 0 20
Since 2018vs Right .277 530 120 24 138 34 3 22
2020vs Left .220 110 25 9 22 5 0 6
2020vs Right .343 110 15 9 34 5 1 7
2019vs Left .249 198 49 14 45 11 0 6
2019vs Right .239 172 44 6 39 12 1 5
2018vs Left .241 255 75 13 58 10 0 8
2018vs Right .274 248 61 9 65 17 1 10
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-21%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-24%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-18%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-27%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.21 1.15 123.1 7 5 1 8.2 1.7 1.6
Since 2018Away 4.04 1.29 138.0 8 8 0 10.2 2.4 1.3
2020Home 4.85 1.35 26.0 1 2 1 6.9 2.1 2.8
2020Away 6.35 1.59 22.2 2 1 0 7.9 4.8 2.0
2019Home 3.12 1.06 43.1 2 2 0 6.9 1.7 1.5
2019Away 3.80 1.23 47.1 2 2 0 11.4 2.3 0.8
2018Home 2.50 1.13 54.0 4 1 0 10.0 1.5 1.2
2018Away 3.44 1.24 68.0 4 5 0 10.1 1.7 1.5
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Stat Review
How does Ross Stripling compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.22
 
K/9
7.3
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
2.4
 
Fastball
91.7 mph
 
ERA
5.84
 
WHIP
1.50
 
BABIP
.303
 
GB/FB
1.36
 
Left On Base
66.3%
 
Exit Velocity
84.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.1%
 
Spin Rate
2317 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.3%
 
Swinging Strike
7.4%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ross Stripling
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17 days ago
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23 days ago
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26 days ago
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28 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Where did that come from? Stripling went from being a long reliever in 2017 to a starter for a large portion of 2018 while improving his strikeout and walk rates. He began the season in the bullpen, but entered the rotation at the end of April and went 6-2 with a 2.29 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, a 52% groundball rate, and a 27% K-BB through his first 11 starts. He went 2-4 over his final 10 starts with a 4.84 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, a 41% groundball rate, and a 19% K-BB rate. He also did not pitch in the postseason. To be fair, Stripling dealt with lower-body injuries in the second half, so we can understand some of the late struggles. The overall skills are rather attractive even if the ERA will assuredly rise because he cannot strand 86% of his baserunners again. The swingman role may suit him best because he has never thrown more than 125 innings in any season, and is only a year from age 30.
After being primarily used as a starter during his rookie campaign, Stripling transitioned to a relief role in 2017 due to the surplus of quality starters in the Dodgers' rotation entering the season. The 28-year-old pitched well in his new role, compiling a 3.75 ERA and 1.18 WHIP while pitching more innings (74.1) than any other Dodgers reliever. He was more effective in his sophomore season, striking out the same number of batters (74) as he did in 2016 despite tossing 25.2 fewer innings. He also saw his walk rate drop from 7.2 percent in 2016 to 6.3 percent in 2017. While Stripling showed improvements, he's still on the outside looking in at a rotation spot, and it would likely take multiple injuries to the Dodgers' starting rotation for him to get a shot as a starter next season.
Stripling started his major league career off with a bang when he threw 7.1 no-hit innings against the Giants in his Dodgers debut. It was certainly unexpected for a pitcher who had never played above Double-A, never made a top-100 prospect list and only joined the Opening Day rotation due to injuries to other pitchers. After his memorable debut, Stripling bounced between the rotation and bullpen and was occasionally benched due to an innings limit stemming from 2014 Tommy John surgery. The most notable weapon in his arsenal is an above-average curveball that backs up his low-90s heat, a combination that didn't generate many strikeouts (6.7 K/9) but did add up to a roughly league-average ERA of 3.96. He eventually settled in as the Dodgers' long man in the bullpen and occupied that role in the playoffs. That will likely be his planned role again in 2017, though he will also provide starting depth for a team that has desperately needed it the last couple of years.
Stripling, a 2012 fifth-round pick, had a bit of a breakout in 2013, posting a combined 2.82 ERA in 127.2 innings between the High-A and Double-A levels. He finished with an impressive 117:30 K:BB ratio and is already thought to be polished enough to potentially push for a big league job in 2014. Despite the optimism, expect Stripling to open this season at Double-A and await his opportunity, which could take another full season with improving depth ahead of him at the big league level.
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Leaves Saturday's game
PToronto Blue Jays
Lower Leg
September 26, 2020
Stripling was removed from Saturday's game against the Orioles with an apparent right lower leg injury, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
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Piggybacks Robbie Ray, gets save
PToronto Blue Jays
September 24, 2020
Stripling was credited with his first save of the season in Wednesday's 14-1 win over the Yankees after tossing four shutout innings in long relief. He gave up one hit and no walks while striking out three.
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Short outing in nightcap
PToronto Blue Jays
September 19, 2020
Striping didn't factor into the decision in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Phillies, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks over 3.1 innings. He struck out four.
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Starting in twin bill
PToronto Blue Jays
September 17, 2020
Stripling will start one of the games in Friday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Works as bulk reliever Wednesday
PToronto Blue Jays
September 11, 2020
Stripling (3-3) was the pitcher of record in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Yankees, tossing 3.1 innings and giving up three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two.
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