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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
140.0 3.80 1.25 138 10 7 0 1.5
Birth Date11-23-1989
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 3 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
2.32016
1.62017
3.32018
1.52019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2016 LAN MLB 22 14 100.0 5 9 0 96 30 74 10 92 8.6 2.7 0.9 6.7 52% .283 1.26 3.93 3.96 90 3.28 72.5 2.3
2017 LAN MLB 49 2 74.3 3 5 2 69 19 74 10 92 8.4 2.3 1.2 9.0 51% .294 1.18 3.69 3.75 85 3.23 68.8 1.6
2018 LAN MLB 33 21 122.0 8 6 0 123 22 136 18 99 9.1 1.6 1.3 10.0 47% .322 1.19 3.37 3.02 76 2.94 65.6 3.3
CareerMLB10437296.3162022887128438958.72.21.28.650%.3011.213.643.52833.1368.87.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 OGD Rk PIO 14 12 36.3 1 0 0 26 6 37 0 115 6.4 1.5 0.0 9.2 68% .274 0.88 2.88 1.24 0 0.00 0.0
2013 RCU A+ CAL 6 6 33.7 2 0 0 24 11 34 1 95 6.4 2.9 0.3 9.1 57% .261 1.04 3.10 2.94 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CHT AA SOU 21 16 94.0 6 4 1 91 19 83 4 101 8.7 1.8 0.4 7.9 54% .310 1.17 2.30 2.78 0 0.00 0.0
2015 GRL A MID 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 105 2.3 4.5 0.0 9.0 56% .111 0.75 2.89 0.00 88 2.91 63.9
2015 TUL AA TEX 13 13 67.3 3 6 0 61 19 55 7 96 8.2 2.5 0.9 7.4 55% .281 1.19 3.86 3.88 90 3.35 72.4
2016 LAN MLB NL 22 14 100.0 5 9 0 96 30 74 10 92 8.6 2.7 0.9 6.7 52% .283 1.26 3.93 3.96 90 3.28 72.5
2016 OKL AAA PCL 5 4 16.7 0 2 0 20 2 17 2 97 10.8 1.1 1.1 9.2 38% .360 1.32 3.60 3.78 85 3.02 66.2
2016 DOD Rk AZL 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 2 2 3 0 98 6.0 6.0 0.0 9.0 75% .250 1.33 4.11 3.00 124 5.97 126.6
2017 LAN MLB NL 49 2 74.3 3 5 2 69 19 74 10 92 8.4 2.3 1.2 9.0 51% .294 1.18 3.69 3.75 85 3.23 68.8
2017 OKL AAA PCL 3 0 3.3 1 1 0 3 1 4 0 8.1 2.7 0.0 10.8 70% .300 1.20 2.22 0.00 70 2.60 54.8
2018 LAN MLB NL 33 21 122.0 8 6 0 123 22 136 18 99 9.1 1.6 1.3 10.0 47% .322 1.19 3.37 3.02 76 2.94 65.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2016 1575 0.4851 0.4463 0.7966 0.6283 0.2750 0.8708 0.6368 0.2034
2017 1184 0.4434 0.4628 0.7427 0.6571 0.3080 0.8377 0.5813 0.2573
2018 1930 0.4731 0.4793 0.7395 0.6407 0.3343 0.8393 0.5676 0.2605
Career46890.46960.46400.75950.64070.30770.84950.59430.2405

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-05 - Minors - - Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-04-02 -
2014-02-27 2014-03-30 Camp 31 2 Right Elbow Surgery Loose Bodies - Preliminary Scope Too Much Swelling for Tommy John Surgery 2014-03-05 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 LAN $555,000
2017 LAN $540,000
2016 LAN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,095,000
2 yrTotal$1,095,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 115 dBeverly Hills Sports Council1 year/$0.555M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.555M (2018). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 11/20/15. Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/16.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2012 (5-176) (Texas A&M). $0.13M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 10.3 5.9 0 40 21 162.0 128 38 159 18 .260 1.03 2.79 3.07 29.3 3.2
80o 10.1 6.2 0 40 21 154.3 131 39 152 18 .274 1.10 3.13 3.44 23.8 2.6
70o 9.9 6.5 0 40 21 148.8 132 40 147 19 .284 1.16 3.37 3.71 19.8 2.2
60o 9.7 6.8 0 40 21 144.2 134 40 142 19 .292 1.21 3.59 3.94 16.4 1.8
50o 9.6 7 0 40 21 140.0 135 41 138 19 .300 1.25 3.80 4.16 13.1 1.4
40o 9.4 7.2 0 40 21 135.8 136 41 134 19 .308 1.30 4.01 4.39 9.7 1.1
30o 9.2 7.5 0 40 21 131.5 137 41 130 19 .317 1.36 4.23 4.63 6.1 0.7
20o 9 7.8 0 40 21 126.4 138 42 125 19 .327 1.42 4.49 4.92 1.8 0.2
10o 8.6 8.3 0 40 21 119.6 139 42 118 19 .340 1.51 4.87 5.33 -4.2 -0.5
Weighted Mean9.6704021139.81334013819.2981.243.774.1413.41.5

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
202030101003030189171541872647.3061.194.004.468.22.68.91.21.6
202131101002828174159501682447.3071.204.044.518.22.68.71.21.5
2022329902626152137421482147.3041.183.984.448.12.58.81.21.4
2023339902727161145451572347.3051.184.034.498.12.58.81.31.4
2024348802323133122381281947.3051.204.124.598.22.68.61.31.1
2025357702121123112351191747.3061.204.074.548.22.68.71.21.0
202636660181810698301031547.3081.204.064.538.32.58.71.30.9
2027375601616958727911347.3071.204.094.568.32.68.71.20.8
2028385501515878125841247.3081.214.124.598.32.68.71.20.7

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 86 Taylor Buchholz 2011 3.46
2 82 Shaun Marcum 2011 3.77
3 81 Boof Bonser 2011 0.00 DNP
4 80 Rubby De La Rosa 2018 0.00 DNP
5 80 Vidal Nuno 2017 10.43
6 80 Jordan Zimmermann 2015 3.97
7 79 Scott Baker 2011 3.34
8 79 Dave Bush 2009 6.61
9 79 Zach McAllister 2017 2.32
10 78 Dan Straily 2018 4.56
11 78 Gaylord Perry 1968 2.88
12 78 Aaron Harang 2007 3.85
13 78 Gil Meche 2008 4.19
14 78 Homer Bailey 2015 5.56
15 77 Kris Medlen 2015 4.63
16 77 Marco Estrada 2013 3.94
17 77 Tommy Hunter 2016 3.44
18 77 Javier Vazquez 2006 5.11
19 77 Jered Weaver 2012 3.01
20 76 Drew Smyly 2018 0.00 DNP
21 76 Mike Mussina 1998 3.71
22 76 Chris Young 2008 4.05
23 76 Chase Anderson 2017 2.99
24 76 Josh Collmenter 2015 3.94
25 76 Wade Miley 2016 5.42
26 76 Jeff Francis 2010 5.26
27 75 Roger Nelson 1973 4.12
28 75 Billy Pierce 1956 3.52
29 75 Jon Rauch 2008 4.52
30 75 Frank Viola 1989 3.97
31 75 Gavin Floyd 2012 4.50
32 75 Don Drysdale 1966 3.75
33 75 Anibal Sanchez 2013 2.77
34 75 Masahiro Tanaka 2018 3.92
35 75 John Patterson 2007 7.18
36 75 Brad Penny 2007 3.25
37 75 Byung-Hyun Kim 2008 0.00 DNP
38 75 Brett Cecil 2016 4.17
39 75 Dick Donovan 1957 3.10
40 75 A.J. Griffin 2017 6.05
41 74 Bobby Shantz 1955 4.97
42 74 Mickey Lolich 1970 4.13
43 74 Josh Beckett 2009 4.20
44 74 Sonny Siebert 1966 3.32
45 74 Chad Bettis 2018 5.39
46 74 Juan Oviedo 2011 4.20
47 74 Andrew Cashner 2016 5.66
48 74 Jim Bunning 1961 3.79
49 74 Juan Cruz 2008 2.96
50 74 James Shields 2011 3.00
51 74 Edwin Jackson 2013 5.65
52 74 Steve Karsay 2001 2.76
53 74 Kevin Correia 2010 5.52
54 74 Joel Hanrahan 2011 2.23
55 74 La Marr Hoyt 1984 4.85
56 73 Dennis Leonard 1980 4.05
57 73 John Maine 2010 6.58
58 73 Mike Minor 2017 2.67
59 73 Michael Pineda 2018 0.00 DNP
60 73 Harvey Haddix 1955 5.38
61 73 Gary Glover 2006 0.00 DNP
62 73 Wade Davis 2015 1.07
63 73 Cole Hamels 2013 3.80
64 73 Travis Wood 2016 3.54
65 73 Glen Perkins 2012 3.20
66 73 Alex Fernandez 1999 3.83
67 73 Joel Pineiro 2008 5.39
68 72 Brian Bannister 2010 6.49
69 72 Ted Higuera 1987 4.13
70 72 Jeremy Hellickson 2016 4.10
71 72 Red Munger 1948 5.17
72 72 Gil Heredia 1995 4.54
73 72 Billy O'Dell 1962 4.04 DNP
74 72 Chris Capuano 2008 0.00 DNP
75 72 Odalis Perez 2007 5.83
76 72 Tommy Milone 2016 6.88
77 72 Jeff Weaver 2006 6.12
78 72 Dan Haren 2010 4.21
79 72 Johnny Werts 1927 4.57
80 72 Nick Masset 2011 3.84
81 72 Zack Greinke 2013 2.74
82 72 Rick Porcello 2018 4.56
83 72 Tom Gorzelanny 2012 3.38
84 71 Justin Grimm 2018 10.38
85 71 Matt Belisle 2009 5.81
86 71 David Phelps 2016 2.39
87 71 Adam Eaton 2007 6.51
88 71 Kevin Tapani 1993 4.91
89 71 David Cone 1992 3.28
90 71 Jae Weong Seo 2006 5.79
91 71 Bob Muncrief 1945 3.03
92 71 Watty Clark 1931 3.41
93 71 Don Sutton 1974 3.62
94 71 Mike Leake 2017 4.50
95 71 Corey Kluber 2015 3.73
96 71 Jake Arrieta 2015 2.04
97 71 Bret Saberhagen 1993 3.55
98 71 Jake Peavy 2010 4.63
99 71 Josh Towers 2006 9.00
100 71 Juan Nicasio 2016 4.88

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Stripling got kind of lost in the mix there for a while, despite always being a pretty consistently interesting pitching prospect. Tommy John'll do that to a man. Before going under the knife, he'd been twice drafted in the top nine rounds, even peeking into the team's top-ten prospect list back in 2014. After logging a second straight season of 70-plus innings in the bigs, it's safe to say he's found his niche. He can really spin the ball, with two bending secondaries that worked to flummox left-handed hitters more than righties. He missed his share of barrels, coaxing a solid rate of grounders alongside ample weak contact in the air. Dingers took a bite out of his numbers, but overall it was a stellar effort providing swing value through the middle frames. Getting those innings homegrown and cheap is a must for any team, even one with pockets as deep as the Dodgers, and Stripling figures to see more opportunity in the role while arbitration remains a figment of future days.
2017 There's nothing like a first impression. Stripling seeped into the collective consciousness of Dodgers fans when plans A, B and C for the fifth-starter spot tanked. He showed up on April 8 for his first major-league start and proceeded to throw 7 1/3 hitless innings. Nothing like putting your rookie manager in a bind immediately. Stripling was pulled after allowing a baserunner who came around to score, and the Dodgers ultimately lost the game. His pitches are plain yogurt: an entirely competent and utterly bland mixture that can fill a void when needed. He's a fine back-end/sixth-starter option who should be able to shoulder a bigger workload as his Tommy John surgery drifts further into the rearview.
2016 Stripling missed all of 2014 and half of 2015 thanks to Tommy John surgery and its laborious recovery process. He allowed 12 runs in his first four Double-A starts after resurfacing in June, but allowed just 17 runs in nine starts thereafter. Upside was never the draw with Stripling, but given how many of his fellow Dodgers starting prospects have washed out or moved to the bullpen, his 2013 emergence as a potential back-end arm is more meaningful than you might think. This season should give us a better indication of whether the right-hander will be worth the wait or if this has just been one big Stripling-tease.
2015 The Dodgers' 2014 search for starting-pitcher depth wouldn't have been so arduous if Stripling hadn't suffered a torn UCL in spring training. The 2012 fifth-rounder underwent Tommy John surgery and could be back by the middle of 2015, but the Dodgers could have really used him last year, given their loss of confidence in Zach Lee. Before the injury, Stripling featured a low-90s fastball, a curveball that flashed plus potential, a solid changeup and a developing slider, giving him the ceiling of a middle-of-the-rotation starter. The mix of pitches and lack of overwhelming top-line stuff means that he may actually project better as a starter than a reliever. Of course, he has to come back healthy to reach that ceiling, and we say it every year: Tommy John surgery feels like a sure thing these days, but it's not.
2014 Ross Stripling breezed through the California League gantlet and continued to utilize his deft pitch command and budding velocity to silence bats after a promotion to the Southern League, thereby upping the price on his prospect ceiling.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2018-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Ross Stripling for real?
(Chansen8895 from San Jose)
Dude, how'd they let you sneak in here with an actual current baseball question? When you see someone who's changed a lot, you have to ask, (1) what's changed and (2) is it sustainable. For Stripling, we're looking for nearly 2 more whiffs per nine, 0.7 fewer BB/9, and 0.4 fewer HR/9. What *hasn't* changed is is GB%, and his BABIP is a bit *higher.* So it's probably something to with his pitches. He's throwing his change a bit more, his slider a bit less, and that help; he's gotten a lot of whiffs and weak contact off the change. His curve has been fantastic; 17% whiff rate, almost no slug at all on contact (.152). My hesitation in calling him for real is a matter of workload. He pitched 74 1/3 last year, 100 the year before. He's already at 60, and he's had only 8 starts. I'd be surprised if he can keep up this sort of pace come September. But come September, the Dodgers will have fresh arms coming off their rotating DL, so it may not make a difference to the club. He's always had the potential to be a good pitcher. Great as this, though? Probably not sustainable. (Rob Mains)
2018-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should we believe in this Ross Stripling breakout?
(Chansen8895 from San Jose)
Let's see him stay healthy as a starter for a few months and revisit. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Would you rank: Jesse Hahn, Edwin Escobar, Carlos Contreras, and Ross Stripling. Overall thoughts on them?
(boneil33 from Boston)
Escobar: really doing well with FB/CH combination
Hahn: could be a starter spoke to other issues previously
Stripling: solid reliever
Contreras: solid reliever (Zach Mortimer)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)I haven't heard much about Ross Stripling. What are your thoughts on him? Thanks!
(Jim from Detroit)
Nothing about Stripling blows you away when you watch him pitch, but he's a quality arm. Solid-average fastball, decent secondary pitches, good control, more of a back-end starter projection. (Mark Anderson)


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