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Birth Date12-1-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.02012
1.42013
-0.62014
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2012 OAK 23 7 7 39.3 39.3 0.0 2 1 0 0 4 0 172 36 19 17 11 74 16 15 2 32 3.89 6.43 5.60 -0.4 -0.0
2013 OAK 24 27 27 152.3 152.3 0.0 10 8 0 0 12 0 640 132 74 67 16 203 57 57 7 124 3.96 4.07 4.07 15.6 1.4
2014 CHN 25 7 1 13.7 5.3 8.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 72 20 20 18 1 31 9 9 1 13 11.85 4.35 5.36 -0.8 -0.1
2014 OAK 25 7 7 38.3 38.3 0.0 1 2 0 0 4 0 159 33 21 21 9 69 15 14 1 34 4.93 5.69 6.16 -4.2 -0.5
Career4842243.7235.38.31312002001043221134123373779795112034.544.724.7110.10.8

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 VAN A- 16 11 59.0 3.83 118 .268 .267 .349 .393 .276 .377 102 15.0 1.6 15.0 1.6
2010 KNC A 28 28 148.0 4.77 99 .250 .261 .338 .395 .262 .316 103 19.4 2.0 19.4 2.0
2011 STO A+ 28 26 160.7 4.12 116 .262 .279 .347 .431 .278 .323 97 40.3 4.0 40.3 4.0
2012 OAK MLB 7 7 39.3 5.60 67 .310 .268 .324 .432 .270 .225 95 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2012 MID AA 14 14 85.3 3.70 118 .235 .258 .325 .393 .266 .312 101 17.4 1.8 17.4 1.8
2012 SAC AAA 11 11 66.7 2.90 139 .166 .286 .351 .438 .270 .247 95 20.8 2.1 20.8 2.1
2013 OAK MLB 27 27 152.3 4.07 100 .260 .255 .316 .402 .265 .266 95 15.4 1.7 15.6 1.4
2013 SAC AAA 5 5 31.7 3.27 126 .220 .281 .351 .439 .273 .264 93 7.6 0.8 7.6 0.8
2014 CHN MLB 7 1 13.7 5.36 63 .352 .256 .324 .390 .269 .396 98 -1.2 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2014 OAK MLB 7 7 38.3 6.16 51 .287 .245 .310 .384 .260 .240 100 -4.2 -0.5 -4.2 -0.5
2014 IOW AAA 10 10 55.0 4.22 111 .282 .280 .340 .420 .270 .327 96 10.6 1.1 12.1 1.2
2014 SAC AAA 10 10 63.0 5.48 69 .278 .274 .337 .432 .270 .296 85 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2009 VAN A- 5 3 0 16 11 59.0 66 18 66 5 48% .377 10.1 2.7 0.8 10.1 1.42 4.12 15.0 1.6
2010 KNC A 10 7 0 28 28 148.0 138 61 149 13 46% .316 8.4 3.7 0.8 9.1 1.34 4.32 19.4 2.0
2011 STO A+ 11 9 0 28 26 160.7 160 40 154 10 47% .323 9.0 2.2 0.6 8.6 1.24 3.87 40.3 4.0
2012 SAC AAA 6 3 0 11 11 66.7 40 19 82 3 41% .247 5.4 2.6 0.4 11.1 0.89 2.02 20.8 2.1
2012 OAK MLB 2 1 0 7 7 39.3 36 16 32 11 31% .225 8.2 3.7 2.5 7.3 1.32 3.89 -0.4 -0.0
2012 MID AA 3 4 0 14 14 85.3 70 23 108 6 44% .312 7.4 2.4 0.6 11.4 1.09 3.38 17.4 1.8
2013 OAK MLB 10 8 0 27 27 152.3 132 57 124 16 38% .266 7.8 3.4 0.9 7.3 1.24 3.96 15.6 1.4
2013 SAC AAA 3 1 0 5 5 31.7 24 9 33 1 45% .264 6.8 2.6 0.3 9.4 1.04 1.14 7.6 0.8
2014 CHN MLB 0 1 0 7 1 13.7 20 9 13 1 35% .396 13.2 5.9 0.7 8.6 2.12 11.85 -0.8 -0.1
2014 OAK MLB 1 2 0 7 7 38.3 33 15 34 9 36% .240 7.7 3.5 2.1 8.0 1.25 4.93 -4.2 -0.5
2014 IOW AAA 3 5 0 10 10 55.0 59 20 56 7 34% .327 9.7 3.3 1.1 9.2 1.44 4.09 12.1 1.2
2014 SAC AAA 4 3 0 10 10 63.0 54 26 67 9 33% .296 7.7 3.7 1.3 9.6 1.27 4.71 -0.8 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 669 0.4753 0.4581 0.7941 0.6289 0.3020 0.8600 0.6698 0.2059
2013 2465 0.4888 0.4730 0.7597 0.6423 0.3103 0.8656 0.5499 0.2378
2014 877 0.4983 0.4555 0.7419 0.6293 0.2818 0.8327 0.5403 0.2581
Career40110.48860.46670.76150.63720.30270.85750.56780.2369

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 OAK $505,000
2013 OAK $492,500
2012 OAK $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$492,500
2011Current$505,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$997,500
2 yrTotal$997,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 31 d1 year/$0.505M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 3/14. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Oakland 7/4/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Oakland 8/3/12.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2009 (24-723) (Marshall).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .247 .332 .410 .288
11 vs R (Multi) .220 .285 .336 .240
18 Split (Multi) .027 .047 .074 .047
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .244 .324 .386 .275
31 vs R (2013) .221 .290 .327 .240
38 Split (2013) .023 .034 .059 .035
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)I thought Dan Straily might've been a good bet for a rebound and a solid get for the Cubbies. Do you agree or was he a flash in the pan, leaving this past weekend as the new norm?
(Ryan from under the bleachers)
I think Straily is a good candidate also. Seeing what the Cubs have done with Arrieta, Straily could once again be a major league contributor. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)With the recent acquisition of the Addison Russel, Billy McKinney and Dan Straily do the Cubs now have the best farm in the league?
(Balki from Chicago)
Pretty good case; nobody can touch their impact bats; depth is obviously improving but it had a long way to go. I think Cubs and Twins are the two alphas of the minor league systems. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Mike! Big gan of the podcast. Give me three sleeper pitchers for this season (ideally post-hype guys).
(dbrosene from San Mateo, CA)
Hi dbrosene

The sleeper question depends on your league, but I'll go with Tyler Skaggs, Marco Estrada, and Dan Straily. Estrada is probably the biggest stretch as a "sleeper" but I can see all three of these pitchers being undervalued in standard mixed leagues and fitting the post hype description. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the best chance to increase their K% and their Swinging Strike % in the upcoming year?Can you rank them? Dan Straily, Jarrod Parker, Ivan Nova, Kris Medlen, Garrett Richards, Dillon Gee, and finally Rick Porcello.
(allangustafson from Fun Diego )
I'll rank based on who I like the most, as I'm not sure on the potential % increases in either category: Parker, Nova, Medlen, Gee, Porcello, Richards. I think Parker is the clear #1 in this grouping, and I'm a big fan of Nova in 2014. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)I'm going for it in our AL only keeper league. Is it time to jettison Straily for help right now? If so how would you order Pettitte, Danks, and JSaunders? Also, is MSaunders a big donwgrade from Colby Rasmus? Thanks very much!
(conjoinedtwins from Orillia ON)
Hi to you both.

Flags fly forever. If Dan Straily can improve your team this year, do it.

Of those three pitchers, you have them in the right order. Andy Pettitte's ERA is high, but his peripheral numbers show a better pitcher lurking in there. John Danks has been OK, but I still have some concerns about how he'll hold up and he is a weaker play against stronger teams. Even in AL-only, Joe Saunders is an at-home play only. He's poison to your chances of winning if you start him on the road.

I wouldn't exactly call Michael Saunders a big downgrade from Colby Rasmus, but he is a downgrade. As Bret Sayre talked about on a recent Towers of Power fantasy podcast, Rasmus' batting average is fueled by a strong BABIP, and his BA isn't even THAT good. You're losing BA/runs/RBI with Saunders, but some of that is luck-dependent. I prefer Rasmus, but if you can improve your team elsewhere, Saunders is an acceptable replacement and isn't a zero. Good luck. (Mike Gianella)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)I'd love some help prioritizing some available Al SPs for the rest of the year: Phil Hughes, Alexi Ogando, John Danks, Dan Straily, RHernandez, and Erik Bedard. Thanks!!!!!
(Frank Finley from Jasper)
Heya Frank.

Think I'll go Ogando, Straily, Bedard, Danks, Roberto Hernandez and Phil Hughes. With a group like this, you're looking for upside and Ogando and Straily probably have the most upside of the group. Bedard has some upside but runs into problems with high pitch counts; if you're in a wins league, that's a problem. Danks is meh even for onlies, and I'm not a fan of Hernandez or Hughes. Both are risks even in only. (Mike Gianella)
2013-06-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Will need 3 pitchers for next week in 5x5...main need is saves but can use all categories...Suspects are Lyons, Gregerson, Jansen, Maholm, Turner, Tillman, Vargas...WW has guys like Phelps, Westbrook, Kendrick, Norris, Straily, Lohse, Gee, McCawthy, Archer...Suggestions please!
(LittleRon from WV)
If you need saves, keep an eye on the news regarding Huston Street (who is ready to begin a rehab assignment) and Brandon League (who might not be long for the ninth inning). Depending on the headlines there, either Gregerson or Jansen could take one of the three spots.

For the others, without taking the time to look closely at matchups, I'd roll with Paul Maholm and Dan Straily (who I believe will face the Mariners at the tail-end of the week, albeit with a start in Texas earlier). Also, I'd recommend checking out Paul Sporer's SP Planner on Friday for more info. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Brett...I'm in an 11 man mixed points league. roster limit is 26. we set lineups weekly. right now my starting pitchers are C.C., Yu, Hellickson, Samardzija, Edwin Jackson, Colon, Burnett, DeLaRosa, Nolasco, and Tillman. I would like to pick up Dan Straily to stash on my bench. But i've already got O. Taveras stashed at the moment with Cespedes taking up a roster spot as well. Just wondering if you recommend picking up Straily now, and if so what pitcher should i drop (or possibly Taveras) Thanks for the help Brett!
(eamuscatuli15 from Nebraska)
I'd drop either Colon or Nolasco for Straily. He's definitely worth a stash. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Just how sustainable are the A's pitchers this season? Have there been precedents over the years, where a rotation mainly using sophomore arms have continued to make good progress? And what of Colon?
(gavstone from UK)
I'm hedging my bets on Colon, and expect that he is just a placeholder for Dan Straily. The A's have an excellent player development team with a deep understanding of pitching mechanics, and the emphasis on mechanical repetition and efficiency helps to mold pitchers with strong command and repeatable release points. These elements can be underappreciated compared to raw velocity and sharp breaking stuff, but a fastball-changeup pitcher with great command can be very effective under the radar by inducing weak contact. So it may be tough to buy into the A's pitchers based on conventional approaches, but I expect them to continue to keep runs off the board.

The shocking thing about the A's this season is an offense that is outscoring the rest of the AL by 35%!

On the jukebox: Santana, "Samba Pa Ti" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has a bigger impact this season, Dan Straily or Trevor Bauer? Do you see Bauer sticking with one team for a few seasons or is he going to be frequently traded as teams get tired of him?
(Kyle P from FL)
I'm still a Bauer fan, so I'll say him in a vacuum, Straily if you want me to factor in the likelihood that their games matter in races. (I think Detroit runs away with the Central.)

As to your second part, I predict he'll stay with Cleveland for a while. They wanted him when the mishegas was already out there in the press and certainly in the internal baseball community, so I believe they knew what they were getting into. (Zachary Levine)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Trevor Bauer worth keeping (2 pitcher keepers, 2 hitter keepers) in a 14 team mixed standard scoring league for $3 even though he's not sure to have a spot in the rotation? Other options at that price would be Skaggs and Strailey. Thanks
(Andy from Chicago)
Of those three pitchers, Dan Straily is the guy I like most in a mixed, though quite honestly all three all borderline in that format even at such a cheap price. There is a lot of fungible talent at the bottom of the pitching pool in mixers. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Will Dan Straily produce enough in the bigs to warrant a late round flyer or are there better options.
(rupertoooo from Lorton, VA)
I think he'll produce in terms of K's & WHIP. HR rate tempers excitement. (Jason Collette)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rank for the long haul: Dan Straily, AJ Griffin, Tom Milone.
(Ryan from LA)
Sorry, I feel asleep thinking about it. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Dan,can you put these guys in order.....Jose Fernandez,Albert Almora,Solar,Zimmer,Syndergaard,Hedges,Andrew Heaney,Salvador Perez,Allen Webster,Aaron Sanchez and Dan Straily....thanks
(John from Boston)
Hey, John.

Sheesh, that's a lot of names. From a fantasy standpoint, and based on what I've read, I'd probably want to own Fernandez and Sanchez. I'm probably not qualified to put the others in order, so I'd suggest asking a member of our prospect team. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who from the following list of young 4th/5th starter talent types have the best chances at a solid 2013: Dan Straily, Jose Quintana, Joe Kelly, Drew Smyly, AJ Griffin, David Phelps, Erasmo Ramirez, and Patrick Corbin?
(Paul from DC)
I don't know if Kelly, Smyly, or Corbin will get a full slate of starts, I know Phelps won't. That leaves Griffin, Straily, Quintana, and Ramirez and I'd lean toward one of the first two. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dan Straily was dynamite at AA and AAA this year. What, if anything, will limit his success moving forward in the majors.
(Paul from DC)
When I saw Straily I saw a pitchability right-hander with slightly above-average secondary stuff based mostly on deception and total number of weapons than high pitch grades. He mixes his pitches well and throws strikes, and his fastball is a little better than the typical 92 mph heater because it holds its velocity more at the end of its path (as it crossed the plate) than the average fastball. I think Straily is a No. 3 at best, but he's ready to contribute now, and could turn into a poor-man's Dan Haren capable of 200 innings per year. Commanding the fastball and possibly ditching the curveball altogether and sticking with the slider-changeup combo may get him there. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-08-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Being that his stuff isn't overpowering, have you seen Dan Straily pitch and do you think his stuff will carry over from the minors to the majors well?
(Brian Oakchunas from Alameda, CA)
Straily has a very simple and efficient delivery that is easy to repeat, a skill set that will play huge dividends at any level. That said, some command pitchers who are light on stuff end up getting battered in the majors, a lesson that the Angels tried to teach the young lad on Wednesday. Straily has some solid stuff, but I am worried by the lack of velocity spread between his slider and change, as MLB hitters could capitalize if he only has two velo options. (Doug Thorburn)
2012-07-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a believer in Dan Straily?
(Sizzle from MA)
Straily is putting up ridiculous numbers this year. Midland is a tough place to pitch and he handled it with ease before being promoted to Triple-A. I want to believe in Straily because it's awesome when a 24th round pick makes it.

I haven't seen him pitch, nor am I an expert on prospects. Kevin Goldstein, who is, just talked about him yesterday and had glowing things to say: "His fastball features above-average velocity and command, and his slider is solid, but it's his changeup that has developed into an absolute weapon; an easy plus pitch with good deception in his delivery and plenty of late break. If the Athletics go with the plan of being both buyers and sellers in the next 12 days, a Bartolo Colon deal could create an opening for Straily, and he sure looked ready last night."

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=17709

Without having seen Straily myself, KG's endorsement is good enough for me. (Geoff Young)


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Dan Straily has thrown 4,184 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Sinker (90mph) and Change (82mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (74mph).