Ross Stripling
Ross Stripling
29-Year-Old PitcherSP
Los Angeles Dodgers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers in March of 2018.
Expected to pitch in relief
PLos Angeles Dodgers
October 7, 2019
Stripling will be available out of the bullpen for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Monday and is expected to follow Rich Hill, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports.
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According to Moura, Stripling has been dealing with a stye in his right eye, but he was able to insert his contacts and has been cleared to pitch. With Hill not expected to throw more than four innings, Stripling figures to eat up at least a few frames in Game 4.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
44
Last 10 Games
45
Last 5 Games
33
How many pitches does Ross Stripling generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Ross Stripling generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-30%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .234 585 154 38 127 26 0 16
Since 2017vs Right .267 592 149 23 149 37 2 23
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
2017vs Left .198 132 30 11 24 5 0 2
2017vs Right .283 172 44 8 45 8 0 8
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-18%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-27%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-60%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.62 1.10 137.2 8 4 1 8.8 1.8 1.1
Since 2017Away 4.04 1.25 149.1 7 11 1 10.2 2.0 1.3
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
2017Home 2.23 1.09 40.1 2 1 1 9.1 2.2 0.7
2017Away 5.56 1.29 34.0 1 4 1 8.7 2.4 1.9
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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
4.65
 
K/9
9.2
 
BB/9
2.0
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
90.5 mph
 
ERA
3.47
 
WHIP
1.15
 
BABIP
.310
 
GB/FB
1.75
 
Left On Base
72.2%
 
Exit Velocity
89.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.4%
 
Spin Rate
2272 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
39.0%
 
Swinging Strike
10.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Strikes out seven
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 25, 2019
Stripling gave up three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out seven in a no-decision against the Padres on Wednesday.
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Confirmed as starter
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 25, 2019
Stripling will start Wednesday against the Padres.
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Could start Wednesday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 24, 2019
Stripling will either start or serve as the bulk reliever Wednesday against the Padres, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
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Performs well in relief
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 18, 2019
Stripling blanked the Rays over two innings in relief Tuesday in the Dodgers' 7-5 victory. He worked around a pair of base hits and struck out three in the 38-pitch appearance.
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Won't start in postseason
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 17, 2019
Stripling was ruled out as a postseason starter by manager Dave Roberts on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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