Stephen Strasburg
Stephen Strasburg

Stephen Strasburg (SP)

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Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg has been placed on the disabled list with a sore elbow but the move is a precautionary one. This is to make sure he is healthy for the playoff run. The Nationals have called up AJ Cole to start Monday night. (Source: Joel Sherman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stephen Strasburg has been fantastic this season recording a 3.59 ERA, 15 wins, 1.10 WHIP, and 179 strikeouts in 145 innings pitched. The loss of Strasburg can be detrimental to anyone's fantasy, especially those making a push for the playoffs. You will not be able to find anyone to match Stephens production but it is possible you could get lucky with a waiver add if you play your cards right.

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The Nationals have placed SP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day DL with right elbow soreness. The extent of the injury is not yet known. AJ Cole has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to take his place. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg has been rocked in three consecutive appearances - giving up 19 runs in just over 12 innings pitched. It was obvious something wasn't right the the star right-hander, who underwent Tommy John Surgery in 2010. Stay tuned for updates in regards to the severity of the injury, but be prepared to make a change sooner rather than later.

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Stephen Strasburg had a nightmare of an outing on Wednesday against the Rockies, allowing nine runs over just 1 2/3 innings. Strasburg gave up nine hits and three walks, while striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: Expectations were certainly in check for an outing at Coors Field, but Strasburg's numbers surpassed even the most pessimistic outlook. Although you could write this start off to Coors Field, it's worth noting that Strasburg has now struggled and been credited with a loss in three straight games, and his once stellar ERA is now 3.59. He will take on the Rockies again in his next start, but thankfully away from Coors Field.

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Stephen Strasburg has lost each of his last two starts, allowing six runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Braves on Friday. Strasburg is 1-2 with a 6.19 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 21 strikeouts in 16 innings this month. He has a 15-3 record and 3.07 ERA this season and will face the Rockies on August 17.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg won his first 13 decisions this season for the Nationals, but has allowed four runs or more in three of his last five starts. Even with his struggles, Strasburg has struck out at least five batters in each of his last 10 starts, averaging 7.6 strikeouts per start. Current Rockies have a .519 OPS in 97 at-bats against the right-handed pitcher.

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Stephen Strasburg fell to 15-2 with Saturday's loss to the Giants. Strasburg allowed four runs over 4 2/3 innings, giving up eight hits and one walk while striking out eight.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg allowed just one hit over the first three innings, before faltering in the fourth and fifth innings. This was the first time all season that Strasburg was unable to throw at least five innings. There's obviously no cause for concern, and he should rebound in his next start against Atlanta.

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Stephen Strasburg improved to an incredible 15-1 on Monday, allowing just one run on three hits and a pair of walks over six innings versus the Diamondbacks. Strasburg struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg is now 15-1 with a 0.98 WHIP and 2.63, proving to the world he is who we thought he would be coming out of the 2009 MLB entry draft. There's not much advice to give on Strasburg, as he should be utilized in every possible scenario.

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Stephen Strasburg had no trouble with the red hot Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, blanking The Tribe over the course of seven innings, allowing just three hits and a walk and striking out seven. He improved to an impressive 14-1.

Fantasy Impact: It was a welcome bounce-back for Strasburg after his season-worst start last Thursday. While allowing only five baserunners over seven innings, Strasburg dropped his WHIP to 0.99, a number we've been expecting for a long time. He's one of the best out there right now, and should be utilized as such.

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Stephen Strasburg lost his first game of the season on Thursday, allowing six runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings. He allowed two home runs but struck out 10.

Fantasy Impact: The loss was Strasburg's first of the season, so that's finally out of the way. He hadn't allowed more than three runs in one outing since June 10th. Thursday's game can be considered a minor blip in Strasburg's season, and he should be back to normal by his next start.

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Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg improved to 13-0 in the first game back from the break on Friday. Strasburg chucked eights innings, allowing only three hits and one run, striking out six Pirates and walking only two.

Fantasy Impact: His ERA drops to 2.51 and his WHIP sits at an outstanding 0.99. This is the guy we were all hoping for when the Nationals selected him #1 overall in the 2009 MLB draft. He now owns an impressive 132:31 K:BB ratio.

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Stephen Strasburg allowed one run on two hits in seven innings against the Mets on Friday to end the first half with a 12-0 record and 2.62 ERA. Strasburg has now allowed only two hits in 13 2/3 innings since returning from the disabled list on July 3 and has 132 strikeouts in 106 2/3 innings this season. He is on pace for his second 200-strikeout season and 22 wins in 2016.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg has finally become the SP1 that fantasy owners assumed that he would become eventually, ranking top-10 in the National League in wins (12), strikeouts (132), WHIP (1.01), and ERA (2.62). He also has averaged 104 pitches per start, the most of his career, signalling that Dusty Baker and the Nationals are looking for him to go deeper in the game.

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Stephen Strasburg returned from his side injury on Sunday, holding the Reds hitless over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked four during the outing.

Fantasy Impact: It was great to not only see Strasburg back on the mound but also pitching effectively. Owners never seem to be fully out of the woods considering Strasburg's injury track record, but hopefully this was just a minor blip on what will be a successful season for the RHP.

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Stephen Strasburg is in consideration to make Sunday's start, but the Nationals have said that they are inclined not to rush him back from injury. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: More likely than not, Strasburg will miss another start as he's given more time to recover from his injury. Considering the team has Lucas Giolito, who was impressive in his debut, to fall back on, they will likely proceed with caution and allow Strasburg more time to fully recover.

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Stephen Strasburg threw what was termed a successful bullpen session on Tuesday. (Source: Todd Dybas on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's still unclear when he'll be back from the disabled list, but if all continues to go well it could be before the All-Star break. He's dealing with a back injury, which complicates the process of recovery as the team will want to do everything it can to avoid reinjury.

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The Washington Nationals have placed Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list. (Source: Baseball Tonight on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jokingly, this seems to be an annual move for the Washington Nationals. This hurts anyone's fantasy team as Strasburg has been great all year round. Now it will be a waiting game to see when Stephen comes back. Keep an eye out to see who will take his place in the rotation.

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Strasburg suffered a setback and will not pitch as scheduled on Sunday. This will be his second skipped start with back discomfort. (Source: William Ladson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately for owners, Strasburg's next start is now anyone's guess. If the team decides to place him on the DL, it's possible it would be retroactive to his last scratched start date on Monday. He could still return sooner than later. In any case, Tanner Roark will be the pitcher for the Nationals on Sunday.

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Stephen Strasburg told reporters that he's hopeful he'll be able to make his next scheduled start on Sunday. Strasburg was scratched Monday due to discomfort in his upper back. (Source: MASNSports.com)

Fantasy Impact: The decision to skip Strasburg's start was a precaution, as the SP has dealt with similar issues in the past. The team will give him the time he needs to ensure that he's able to return fully without issue, and that could mean missing another start or time on the disabled list. Owners will want to monitor the situation as Sunday approaches to see if Strasburg will be taking the mound.

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Stephen Strasburg was scratched from Monday's start due to an upper-back strain. He's considered day-to-day.

Fantasy Impact: This would seem to be a recurring issue, as Strasburg has dealt with back problems in the past. The team hasn't said how much time he'll require beyond this initial start, so owners will want to monitor reports.

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Strasburg went seven innings only giving up a run and striking out eight batters. Unfortunately the run support wasn't there and he was not able to pick up the win.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg sits among the leaders of every relevant fantasy statistic category for pitchers. Look for him to continue his MVP like season.

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Strasburg threw seven innings giving up four runs and struck out 10 innings on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg now leads the National League in wins and is third in Strikeouts. He has been a model of consistency this year for owners this year as he routinely makes it six plus innings with around 10 strikeouts a game. He next takes the mound Wednesday against the Cubs.

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It wasn't all bad for Strasburg, as he did strikeout 10 in 5 1/3 innings, but was pulled after sustaining a calf strain. Baker did say after the game that he does not expect Strasburg to miss anytime.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg owns a 2.85 ERA and is up to 100 strikeouts on the year. He stands a good chance at picking up his 10th win of the year next Friday when he faces the slumping Phillies.

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Strasburg went six innings, only giving up one run while striking out four on the night. He remains undefeated on the year.

Fantasy Impact: With the win, he moves into a tie with Arrieta for the league lead. The window to buy low on him has likely closed and for the rest of the season he should remain a must start.

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Strasburg turned in another dominant performance, striking out 11 in 6 2/3 innings while only giving up two runs.

Fantasy Impact: With the win Strasburg improved to 8-0 on the season and ranks as one of the league leaders in strikeouts. Strasburg is making a good case early on for Cy Young consideration. He is next scheduled to start this Sunday against the Mets.

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Strasburg turned in another dominant performance giving up only one run while striking 10 hitters on the night.

Fantasy Impact: With the win, he now owns a record of 7-0 and 75 strikeouts on the year. While his ERA of 2.80 is nothing to sulk about, his WHIP of 1.08 on the year may be a sign of better things to come. He will take the mound next Tuesday against the Mets again.

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Strasburg threw six innings of three-run ball on the day while striking out seven batters.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg did see his ERA rise a bit, but still owns a respectable 2.95 ERA on the year. He remains a top pitching option and should be started with confidence.

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Strasburg was expected to start o Sunday, but had his start pushed ahead by a day as they are making up the April 9 rainout game. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg has one previous start against the Marlins this year, going eight innings and striking out 10. He is a must start in all formats.


Strasburg threw seven innings giving up four runs to the Tigers Tuesday night. He struck out 11 batters and gave up six hits. He was a victim of the long ball giving up two home runs to J.D Martinez and another one to Nick Castellanos.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg still owns a 2.76 ERA and continues to build on his strikeout total for the year. He will look to bounce back on Sunday when he faces the Marlins.

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Stephen Strasburg has signed a seven year $175 Million extension with the Washington Nationals. The extension is rumored to have deferals and opt outs. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There is no reason why the Nationals shouldn't sign one of the best young pitchers in baseball. After a few rough years, it seems Strasburg is starting to live up to the hype.


The Nationals paved the way for an easy win on Wednesday afternoon for Strasburg. The Nats scored six runs the first inning and added another seven by the time Strasburg exited the game. He threw six innings only giving up two runs while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: While it wasn't his best outing of the year, Strasburg continued his dominant start to the 2016 season. After six starts, he is second in wins with five and sits second in strikeouts with 47. He starts again on May 9th against the Tigers.

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On Friday, Strasburg threw seven innings, only giving up two runs and striking out nine. He gave up eight hits but only walked two on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg has been solid so far this season and remains a must start in season long and provides a high floor in daily fantasy play. He amongst National league leaders in ERA, strikeouts and wins. Strasburg will face the Royals this upcoming Wednesday.

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Stephen Strasburg took a no-decision Sunday, allowing four earned runs on seven hits. He didn't walk a batter and struck out 10 over 7 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: It was the second game in a row that Strasburg reached 10 strikeouts. He's averaged over seven innings per appearance to go with more than a strikeout per inning over his first four starts.

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Stephen Strasburg threw eight innings of shutout ball on Tuesday night against the Marlins striking out 10 and only giving up three hits.

Fantasy Impact: The start was by far Strasburg's best of the year with regard to innings pitched and strkeouts. He will look to keep the ball rolling on Sunday when he faces struggling Twins.

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Strasburg had another strong start going 7 2/3 inning, giving up two runs and only giving up four hits.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg will look to build on his two quality starts against a Marlins team that has struggled at home this year. If he can stay healthy, Strasburg could challenge for the NL Cy Young.

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Stephen Strasburg will not be pitching in tonight's game against the Braves. He is out with an illness and expected to pitch once he recovers. Tanner Roark will be pitching instead.

Fantasy Impact: Make sure you don't have Strasburg in your DFS lineup for tonight or you will be throwing away money. If you need the innings in season-long leagues, there are plenty of useful streaming options available tonight.

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Stephen Strasburg went six innings giving up only one run while striking out four batters. He did struggle a bit with command as he walked four hitters but managed to give up only six hits on the day.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg will face the Braves again in his next start. The Braves have plenty of left handed bats so owners should not expect to see a spike in strikeouts in his next start. In 2015 Strasburg averaged a strikeout rate of 10.43 for right handed batters as opposed to a rate of 4.32 for left handed batters.

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Steven Strasburg went three solid innings today, giving up one run and striking out one against the New York Mets.

Fantasy Impact: This preseason, Strasburg has given up three runs in five innings. Fantasy owners should not be concerned, as Strasburg has been working on new things at the urging of pitching coach Mike Maddux. Look for Strasburg to pick up where he left off at the end of 2015 as he enters this season healthy.

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Strasburg strikes out five in just 2-IP in his first start in Spring Training. With his curve ball on point and his change up creating the fruitless swings, Strasburg looked a lot like he did to end the season.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg looked like his normal dominate self again. Last year was a struggle due to injury. After battling injuries for the first half of 2015, Strasburg was outstanding in the last two months. His 1.90 ERA and 92 strikeouts to eight walks over the final 10 starts. Barring any injury look for him to continue to dominate. With his ADP at #44 he is worth taking with your 3rd or 4th pick. Being his contract year he will put up some big numbers like he has in years past. In 2014 he lead the NL in SO tied with Johnny Queto at 242. I'm not saying he will lead the NL in strikeouts again but I am saying he is capable of big-time stats and with the pitching drop-off after the top 10 rounds, he is well worth the pick.

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Stephen Strasburg dominated again on Sunday, striking out ten and walking one while allowing two runs on six hits in seven innings of work (108 pitches, Game Score 68).

Fantasy Impact: This is Strasburg's third consecutive start with 10+ strikeouts, and he described himself as "healthy." In eight starts since returning from the DL on August 8, Strasburg (10-7, ERA 3.81) has gone 5-2 with a 2.24 ERA and an amazing SO/BB ratio of 72/6. Hitters are batting .176 against him. He and Bryce Harper were named NL Co-Players of the Week.

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For the second start in a row, a healthy Stephen Strasburg utterly dominated an opposing lineup, matching his career high of 14 strikeouts, with one walk and one hit in eight shutout innings (105 pitches, Game Score 93).

Fantasy Impact: The price for Strasburg (9-7, ERA 3.98) will be high, given his recent performances, but it's looking like it's worth it.

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Stephen Strasburg dominated most Mets hitters, striking out 13 (most with a devastating curve), but allowing two solo homers. He was lifted in the top of the eighth with the score tied and a runner on first. That runner scored, causing Strasburg to take the loss.

Fantasy Impact: When healthy, Strasburg (8-7. ERA 4.30) is a true Ace, but in this case he was handicapped by the Nationals' faltering bullpen.

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The Nationals have scratched SP Stephen Strasburg from his regularly scheduled start Friday as he continues to recover from a back injury. Strasburg was forced to exit his most recent start early due to the issue. (Source: Mark Zuckerman)

Fantasy Impact: Tanner Roark will take Strasburg's place Friday. The team has said there's still a chance Strasburg pitches during the weekend series if he continues to improve.

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Stephen Strasburg threw only four innings against the Marlins on Sunday, leaving with a "little knot" in his back. Strasburg's velocity was down and his control off as he allowed seven hits, four runs (two homers) as he struck out three and walked none. His team rallied so Strasburg took a no-decision. (Source: Chase Hughes of Nats Insider)

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg (8-6, ERA 4.35) had been pitching like an Ace before this latest setback. He stated after the game that this is an on-going issue that he will play through and deal with in the off-season. If medication helps (as it has previously) he will make his next start, but I wouldn't count on it.

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Stephen Strasburg allowed two hits (a single and a homer) for his only blemishes in an outstanding game. After the homer, Strasburg retired the next 15 batters in order, striking out seven (Game Score 66). He was taken out after six innings with his team ahead 8-2.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg (8-6, 4.14) is in top form. He will get you plenty of strikeouts, and with the Nationals' offense coming alive, a good chance for the win.

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Stephen Strasburg held the Rockies' potent offense to two hits and one unearned run over seven innings, while striking out five and walking none (96 pitches, Game Score 76) He left for a pinch hitter with the game tied at 1-1, but the Nationals took advantage of the Rockies' bullpen to give Strasburg the win.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg (7-6, ERA 4.22) is a tale of two seasons. In his last six starts he is 4-1 with a 1.26 ERA. With the big righty throwing this well at an away game--in Coors Field, no less--you can feel confident starting him.

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After a rough first inning, Stephen Strasburg threw shutout ball for the next five, with a final line of 6 IP 7H 2ER 2BB 8K (101 pitches, Game Score 56). Strasburg had all his pitches working, showing good movement and velocity on the fastball.

Fantasy Impact: With two good outings since coming off the DL, it looks safe to use Strasburg (6-6, ERA 4.62) in daily fantasy if the price point is right.

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After a month on the DL, Stephen Strasburg returned with a dominant and efficient performance against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday at Nationals Park. His final line: 7 IP 3H 1R/ER 12SO 0BB and the win on 91 pitches for a Game Score of 79. He could have gone longer but with a 6-1 lead the bullpen finished up the game.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg (6-5, ERA 4.76) was also good in two starts just before going on the DL. In his four most recent outings he has gone 4-0 with a 1.19 ERA, 30 strikeouts and four walks. It might be time to play him in fantasy.

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Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed that Stephen Strasburg will come off the disabled list to start Saturday against the Colorado Rockies at Nationals Park. (Source: Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider)

Fantasy Impact: Although Strasburg has a high ERA (5.16 in 13 starts) and has been on the DL twice with difficult-to-diagnose injuries, his most recent outings suggest he will pile up the strikeouts if he is finally healthy.

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Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg completed his latest rehab start Monday night, and he was impressive in the process. The right-hander struck out 11 batters over 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks. (Source: Nats Insider)

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg has been a major disappointment this season, but he could return in time for owners to trot him out for fantasy playoffs. He's hard to trust without a few solid outings in the bigs, but owners who invested heavily in him this season may have little choice considering his upside potential.

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Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment this week. Strasburg has been out since early July with an oblique injury. (Source: James Wagner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg has been one of the biggest disappointments of the fantasy season. After an awful start and initial trip to the DL, Strasburg showed signs of turning things around before returning to the shelf. Owners that have held on hope that he's able to return in time to provide a boost for the fantasy playoffs, but it's hard to count on the inconsistent right-hander.

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The Nationals have placed Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day DL with a strained left oblique, and recalled RHP Taylor Jordan from Triple-A Syracuse. (Source: Nationals via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A six-to-eight week recovery time is estimated for an oblique strain, which would put Strasburg (5-5, ERA 5.15) out until late August.

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The Washington Nationals have placed SP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This marks the second time Strasburg has hit the DL this season. He had been solid since returning from his first stint on the DL, allowing only two earned runs and striking out 18 over 15.2 innings. Oblique injuries are known to linger, so it's very likely Strasburg misses more than the required minimum. Considering the investment he required this year, owners will likely have to stash him on the bench or DL and hope he is able to return and contribute positively in 2015.

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Stephen Strasburg came out of today's game against the San Francisco Giants with two outs in the fourth inning. Strasburg complained of tightness in his left side. (Source: Chris Johnson of MASN)

Fantasy Impact: This was only Strasburg's third start coming off the DL with a neck injury--and he had looked good. He is unlikely to make another start before the All-Star break.

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Stephen Strasburg lefts Saturday's game against the Giants in the fourth inning with an injury.

Fantasy Impact: The righty was 2-0 in his last two starts since returning from his last injury. There's no word yet on what took place, but it would be another blow to his season if he were to miss more time.

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So far so very good for Stephen Strasburg, who put up a line of 7IP 2ER 4H 9K 1BB 1HR (Game Score 69) on 113 pitches to defeat the Phillies in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: In his second outing after coming off the DL, Strasburg (5-5, ERA 5.49) went seven innings for the first time since April 19. He is a particularly good choice against high strikeout teams.

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In his first game off the DL, Stephen Strasburg waited out a two hour rain delay, then struck out six, walked one and allowed four hits on 94 pitches for the win. His fastball was sharp.

Fantasy Impact: The only quibble in Strasburg's performance was the lack of efficiency. He improved his record to 4-5, and brought his inflated ERA down a notch to 5.90.

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The Nationals have reinstated RHP Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day DL and optioned RHP Joe Ross to Triple-A Syracuse. Strasburg will start tonight at Nats Park against the Atlanta Braves. (Source: Chris Johnson via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Caution is warranted before playing Strasburg (3-5 ERA 6.55) to see if he has fully recovered from ankle and neck injuries.

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Stephen Strasburg, on the DL as of June 6 with a neck injury, threw another bullpen session. Next is live batting practice and at least one rehab start, according to manager Matt Williams. (Source: James Wagner via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If all goes well, Strasburg (3-5, ERA 6.55) could be back in the Nationals' rotation during the next home stand. Fantasy players should wait to see if the rest has solved his problems.

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The Nationals have placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day DL with neck tightness. (Source: Kyle Brostowitz )

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg (3-5, ERA 6.55) came out of his last start after only 16 pitches and has exited early in four of his last five starts.

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Stephen Strasburg was removed after pitching to one batter in the second inning (total of 16 pitches). Reporters were informed postgame that he has an injury to his left trapezius muscle. He will be evaluated Saturday. (Source: Dan Kolko via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg had previously reported pain "under his shoulder blade" which suggests that an existing trap muscle injury was aggravated in this game. A DL stint is probable.

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For the third time in his last four starts Stephen Strasburg failed to make it out of the fourth inning, surrendering six runs (five earned) on seven hits, including a homer, as he struck out three and walked one.

Fantasy Impact: After a couple of sharp innings, Strasburg's velocity fell and his fastball lacked movement, making the right-hander eminently hittable. If one of his spring training injuries is lingering, it's possible Strasburg (3-5, ERA 6.50) could go on the DL.

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It wasn't great, but Stephen Strasburg's start against the Padres was a marked improvement over his previous two outings. The righty went five innings, allowing five hits (one homer) and one walk, while striking out seven. He overcame a rough first inning (31 pitches) marred by a wild pitch and some shaky defense.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg (3-4, ERA 5.98) relied more on his fastball, showing good velocity and control. Hopefully, he can build on this start.

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Pitching with an extra day of rest, Stephen Strasburg left with one out in the fourth inning after allowing eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits, including two home runs. He also misplayed a comebacker.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg (2-4) now has an ERA of 6.06.

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Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs on four hits, with two strikeouts, two walks, and a throwing error as he completed three innings of work (64 pitches) and was charged with the loss to Miami.

Fantasy Impact: Postgame, Nationals manager Matt Wiliiams said Strasburg (2-3, ERA 4.73) has an "alignment issue" with his shoulder, a condition he had worked through in his previous start. Williams declined to say whether Strasburg would go on the DL.

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After a bumpy start, Stephen Strasburg settled into a nice groove with excellent fastball velocity and control, for a final line of 5.1 IP 2ER 6H 7K 1BB and the win.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg (2-2, ERA 4.60) was unhittable for three innings. If he can extend that to six or seven, watch out.

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Stephen Strasburg was alternately brilliant and shaky as he gave up four earned runs on eight hits, with two walks and six strikeouts in six innings of work. The Marlins were able to jump on first-pitch fastballs for solid hits.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg (1-2) now has an ERA of 4.88. His next scheduled start is April 30 at the New York Mets.

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Stephen Strasburg had all his pitches working, especially his changeup, as he went 7 1/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits, striking out seven and walking two for the win over the Phillies. Strasburg did not allow a baserunner until the fifth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg started poorly this season, perhaps due to minor injuries that interrupted his spring training. But if today's outing means he's on track, watch out: With his stuff he could dominate any lineup.

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Stephen Strasburg allowed five earned runs on ten hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking one. His fastball was excellent but he couldn't get his curve or killer changeup to work. He took a no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: Two tough outings to start the season may be due to minor injuries that disrupted Strasburg's spring training. Hopefully, he will get back on track.

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Stephen Strasburg gave up six runs (three earned) in 5 1/3 innings, allowing nine hits, three walks and a hit batter, while striking out five for a Game Score of only 32. Four runs came after shortstop Ian Desmond muffed a doubleplay that would have ended the inning. The other two came in the sixth inning as Strasburg grew fatigued.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg had difficulty throwing his breaking and off-speed stuff for strikes. When he recovers the "feel" for those pitches, he will be as dominant as Matt Harvey was in this game.

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In his final outing before the regular season begins Stephen Strasburg looked strong, showing good fastball velocity and a devastating change-up. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and one run, while walking two and striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: Any worries over the minor injuries Strasburg suffered during the spring (in-grown toenail, sprained ankle) should be put to rest with this performance. His first start is scheduled for April 9 at home against Matt Harvey (NY Mets).

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Stephen Strasburg allowed four earned runs on four hits (two homers), walking two and striking out two as he threw four innings in his first outing after twisting his ankle. He did not show any ill effects from the injury but his control, especially on his curve, was definitely off.

Fantasy Impact: Even at his best, Strasburg has been prone to the occasional clunker. He has one more tune-up before the regular season, when he is expected to face the Mets' Matt Harvey on April 9.

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Stephen Strasburg will miss his Spring Training start on Sunday after he sprained his left ankle during conditioning drills, manager Matt Williams announced. (Source: Nationals via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is the second minor injury for the big righty. Otherwise, he's been solid in two starts with a 3.18 ERA, seven strikeouts and two walks.

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Stephen Strasburg was "dazzling" (according to the Tigers' radio announcers) as he struck out five, walked none, allowing three hits and no runs in four innings of work. He has apparently recovered from the in-grown toenail that caused him to miss his previous start.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg recorded 242 strikeouts in 215 innings last season, and it looks like he could match that in 2015.

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Stephen Strasburg will miss his second spring training start after undergoing surgery to remove an in-grown toenail. Manager Matt Williams says the right-hander will throw on the minor-league side where he will not field. (Source: MASN )

Fantasy Impact: Probably minimal. In his first start, Strasburg threw 40 pitches, 26 for strikes. There is still plenty of time for him to build up his arm strength before the regular season begins.

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Rumors surrounded Stephen Strasburg's negativity to Max Scherzer signing with the Nationals. These rumors are unfounded and he is perfect content with the organization (Source: Washington Times)

Fantasy Impact: This could be the year Strasburg turns into that top-five SP, even as the #2 pitcher in the Nationals rotation. He tied for the lead in the National League in strikeouts last year; he had 242 strikeouts and so too did Johnny Cueto of the Reds. His inconsistency so far in his career is the issue with Strasburg; he has all of the talents to be a top-five SPthe biggest problem. At this point he is taken as one of the top pitchers in fantasy baseball; if you're looking for one of the top elite strikeout pitchers, picking Strasburg a round or two after Clayton Kershaw could be a shrewd transaction.