|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||13.00||10.00||0.00||3.70||1.24||158.00||62.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 25.1||0||0|| 4.26||0||11||20|
|vs RHB|| 18.1||0||0|| 6.87||0||7||18|
|08/30/2014||Billy Butler, DH KC|
Jason Grilli, RP LAA
Jason Castro, C HOU
Travis Wood, SP CHC
Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN
|Rick Porcello, SP DET|
Jonathan Villar, SS HOU
Dan Straily, SP CHC
John Jaso, C OAK
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE
|08/28/2014||Brett Gardner, LF NYY|
Dan Straily, SP CHC
Cliff Lee, SP PHI
Tyler Glasnow, SP PIT
|Hiroki Kuroda, SP NYY|
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP BAL
Starling Marte, LF PIT
|08/26/2014||Brett Gardner, LF NYY|
Dan Straily, SP CHC
|Hector Santiago, SP LAA|
Colby Rasmus, CF TOR
|Last 10 Games|
|Cubs make Matt Szczur recall official after demoting Dan Straily |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/17/14) The Cubs announced Sunday they promoted outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa. To clear a roster spot, starting pitcher Dan Straily was optioned to the minors.
|Dan Straily rocked in loss vs. Mets Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/16/14) Cubs pitcher Dan Straily struggled in a loss Saturday, allowing seven runs (six earned) on four hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings and striking out four in his team's 7-3 defeat against the Mets.
Straily (1-3) was making his return to the majors after last pitching in May while still a member of the A's. He gave up three runs in the second inning before running into more trouble in the sixth, when the Mets stretched the lead to 7-1. Straily owns a 5.56 ERA and 38:18 K:BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings. He isn't scheduled for another start.
|Dan Straily won't be in rotation long |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/15/14) Cubs pitcher Dan Straily will go right back to the minors following his spot start Saturday, manager Rich Renteria told MLB.com Friday.
Straily will be promoted to start against the Mets, but will be sent back to Triple-A Iowa, where he has a 3.00 ERA since the Cubs acquired him from the A's.
|Dan Straily coming up for Saturday start |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/14/14) Cubs pitcher Dan Straily will be promoted for a start Saturday, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Straily was acquired by the team in the Jeff Samardzija deal. He's posted a 4.06 ERA over 102 innings at Triple-A. All the Cubs starters will be pushed back a day in order to receive more rest. This is expected to be a spot-start for Straily, so the Cubs will keep the same rotation after Saturday's game.
|Who is worth targeting among the Cubs' rotation hopefuls? |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(7/5/14) Clearly, the headliners from Saturday's trade between the Cubs and Athletics were Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, and both immediately become must-owns in AL-only leagues. Their departure leaves the Cubs with two big holes to fill in their rotation, and there is no shortage of candidates to fill them.
Carlos Villanueva has replaced Samardzija for his Saturday start at the Nationals, but he is not necessarily among the candidates to fill a spot long-term. Even if he were, Villanueva has not had a sterling track record as a starter (career 4.94 ERA), so he can be passed over in virtually all Fantasy formats.
Then there is Dan Straily, who was acquired from the A's as part of the return for Samardzija and Hammel. He will report to Triple-A Iowa, but according to CSNChicago.com, he could be up with the big club soon. Because of his strikeout potential, Straily is worth stashing in NL-only leagues. He has a Jake Odorizzi-like skill set -- complete with shaky control and a high flyball rate -- but without a pitcher's park like Tropicana Field (or his former home of O.co Coliseum) to come home to, there may be little respite from home runs.
A better risk than Straily is Tsuyoshi Wada, who has already been announced as Tuesday's starter at the Reds. He has similar strikeout potential to Straily but with fewer control issues and slightly less pronounced flyball tendencies. He is worth pursuing in some deeper mixed leagues, as well as in NL-only formats.
Chris Rusin, just called up for bullpen duty, Dallas Beeler and Kyle Hendricks will also be in the mix, according to ESPN.com, but none has appeal outside of deeper NL-only leagues. With so much competition for two open spots, none of those three are really worth the trouble of expending FAAB dollars or a waiver priority.
|In a rotation full of steady-but-unspectacular types like Bartolo Colon, Jarrod Parker, A.J. Griffin and Tommy Milone, Dan Straily was supposed to provide some electricity whenever the Athletics cleared a spot for him last year. He led all minor-leaguers with 190 strikeouts in 2012, averaging 11.2 per nine innings, and compiled a 1.74 ERA over 16 starts in the heavy-hitting Pacific Coast League between 2012 and 2013. Those numbers made him out to be sort of a right-handed version of Tony Cingrani. But while he lived up to that billing in a spot start early in April, striking out 11 over 6 2/3 innings, he underwhelmed once he had a spot to call his own four weeks later, recording more than a strikeout per inning in only seven of 26 starts the rest of the way. That's not to say he did nothing right. From July 4 to the end of the season, a span of 15 starts, he compiled a 3.15 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. But in the main area where he was supposed to excel, he didn't, recording a modest 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings even then. Straily impressed the Athletics enough to have a secure role heading into 2014, but with the extent of his upside now in question, he could slide to the late rounds on Draft Day.
(Updated 1/8/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/30/14||@ STL||2:15 pm||Justin Masterson|
|8/30/14||@ STL||8:15 pm||Marco Gonzales|
|8/31/14||@ STL||2:15 pm||John Lackey|
|9/1/14||MIL||2:20 pm||Jimmy Nelson|
|9/2/14||MIL||8:05 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|9/3/14||MIL||8:05 pm||Wily Peralta|
|9/5/14||PIT||2:20 pm||Vance Worley|
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