Matthew Strahm

Position: LHP
Born: 11/12/1991
Height: 6'4
Weight: 180
B/T: R/L
Acquired: Drafted in the 21st round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 3-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 22 games, 18 of them starts, at Northwest Arkansas (Double-A), striking out 107 and walking 23 while allowing 102 hits in 102.1 IP.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Northwest Arkansas July 31 when RHP Wade Davis was placed on the 15-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 7/31/2016

Debut Details
July 31, in a 5-3 loss to the Rangers. The second of five pitchers, he allowed one run on one hit in one-third of an inning, walking one and striking out one. Coming on to start the bottom of the seventh inning in relief of starter Dillon Gee, he gave up a single to center field to the first big-league batter he faced, Mitch Moreland. After Ryan Rua struck out on a foul tip, with Robinson Chirinos at bat, Strahm threw a wild pitch which allowed Moreland to move to second, after which Strahm walked Chirinos. At that point, the Royals replaced Strahm on the mound with reliever Peter Moylan, who gave up an RBI double to Hanser Alberto, allowing Moreland to score the lone run charged to Strahm.

Player Notes
After making his pro debut with 30 innings the summer he was drafted at Idaho Falls (Rookie), Strahm missed all of 2013 and most of 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He showed he was ready to roll in 2015 when he combined between Lexington (Class A) and Wilmington (High A) to go 3-7 with a 2.59 ERA in 29 games, 11 of them starts, and striking out 121 batters while walking just 31 and scattering 60 hits over 94 innings. Coming into the 2016 season, he’d limited opposing hitters to a .197 average.