Matt Strahm

Matt Strahm

SP,RP - SD
Age: 27College: Neosho County CC, KSBats: RThrows: L

Next Game

SD @ MIA
Wed, 7/17 7:10pm
Matchup (?) N/A
Rank P #117
Projection (?) 0 pts

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17%
 
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12%

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A popular preseason sleeper, Strahm quickly got discarded after allowing eight hits, three walks, and five runs in his first turn. He then posted a 2.63 ERA in nine starts before getting shelled for 28 runs in his last five starts before the break. Making matters worse, that slump contained two seven-run shellacking by the Marlins and Giants. If he can't be trusted against those listless lineups, Strahm can't be rostered in the typical mixed league.

Strahm suffered a rib strain in early June but it looks like he will only miss the minimum 10-days. Strahm pitches in a favorable environment and helps himself out by limiting walks, but he may need to start missing more bats if he wants to push his ERA much under 4.00.

Strahm was a favorite sleeper candidate but has been dreadful to open up the season, likely because of a surprising dip in velocity. You can drop him but may want to hold on for another start or two just in case he rights the ship and returns value the remainder of the year.