Hunter Strickland
32-Year-Old PitcherRP
New York Mets
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Following a five-year stint in San Francisco, Strickland signed with Seattle following the 2018 campaign. His tenure there sputtered as an early-season lat injury limited him to four games before he was traded to Washington in July. The change of scenery did little to quell a gradual decline in his effectiveness as the right-hander's 2019 ERA (5.55) and FIP (6.30) were each the worst of his career. Although Strickland increased his fastball velocity a tick over the previous campaign and lowered his walk rate to a respectable 7.6%, his strikeout rate continued a three-year drop, falling to a meager 17.1%. He also posted a career-worst 2.2 HR/9, more than doubling his previous high mark. The sample size (24.1 innings) is small, and Washington re-signed Strickland with the belief that he can turn things around. He could still challenge for a setup role, but he figures to have a short leash heading into 2020. Read Past Outlooks
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