- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/12/1991 (28)
San Diego Padres reliever Matt Strahm picked up his fourth win Wednesday against the New York Mets. Spelling starter Dinelson Lamet, Strahm completed two perfect frames, fanning four. Since returning to the bullpen, Strahm has flourished with a 1.59 ERA and eight strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings. While he might make a handful of spot starts down the stretch, it appears Strahms role will be similar to last season when he excelled with a 2.05 ERA and 0.98 WHIP from the pen. While the fantasy upside is limited, Strahm is worth a look for teams approaching innings limits in need of efficient ratios.
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Matt Strahm will return to the bullpen for the start of the second half of the season. The 27-year-old will attempt to help the team's struggles against left-handed hitters out of the 'pen in a role that has seen him achieve some success in the past. Strahm had a 2.05 ERA in 61 1/3 innings in relief in 2018 and had a 10.65 ERA in his last five starts. There isn't a guarantee that the southpaw will be back in the starting rotation this year, so he won't have much fantasy appeal if he's working out of the bullpen the rest of the way.
San Diego Padres starter Matt Strahm struck out nine batters in six frames to collect his third victory Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles. Strahm yielded four earned runs, but the outing was much needed after he had posted a 12.08 ERA over his last three starts. The recent swoon has his ERA sitting at an inflated 4.94 with a 1.23 WHIP. Prior to June, Strahm had been mostly solid. With an 8.6 K/9 and 4.4 K/BB, hes a playable backend starter or streaming candidate. Thereve been rumors that the left-hander could return to the bullpen upon the activation of starter Dinelson Lamet (elbow), but his next scheduled start is a favorable matchup at home against the San Francisco Giants.