Chris Stratton

Position: RHP
Born: 8/22/1990
Height: 6'3
Weight: 190
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#20 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SFG).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 5-4 with a 6.02 ERA in nine starts at Sacramento (Triple-A), striking out 36 and walking 15 while allowing 58 hits in 52.1 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Sacramento May 28 when RHP Matt Cain went on the 15-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 5/30/2016

Debut Details
May 30, in a 5-3 loss to the Braves. The last of three pitchers, he tossed one perfect inning, striking out two. On for Derek Law, he needed just 12 pitches – eight of them strikes – to finish the night. Coming on to start the eighth inning, he got Adonis Garcia to fly out before recording back-to-back swinging strikeouts of Nick Markakis and Kelly Johnson.

Player Notes
The Tupelo, Mississippi native may never become more famous than his hometown’s most notable native (Elvis something), but being a former first-round draft pick and a newly-minted big league pitcher is as good a place to start as any. The former SEC Pitcher of the Year while at Mississippi State, he is expected to pitch out of the bullpen in his first stint in the majors. Between Richmond (Double-A) and Sacramento in 2015, Stratton combined to go 5-10 with a 3.95 ERA in 26 starts, striking out 111 while walking 62 and allowing 128 hits in 148 innings. In 2014, between San Jose (High A) and Richmond, he was 8-9 with a 4.80 ERA in 24 games, fanning 120 and walking 48 with 132 hits allowed in 122 innings.