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47 Dan Straily SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 12/1/1988 | Birthplace: Redlands, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Astros pitcher Dan Straily optioned to minors on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) The Astros have optioned pitcher Dan Straily to Triple-A Fresno following Saturday's game. Straily made two starts after being recalled earlier this month. He allowed a total of six earned runs in 10 2/3 innings, failing to earn a decision in either outing.

The move opens up a roster spot for outfielder L.J. Hoes, who will be recalled from Triple-A.  


Astros SP Dan Straily to be available out of bullpen against Rays


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/9/2015) Astros starting pitcher Dan Straily, who pitched six innings in a no-decision on Thursday, will be available for the team's weekend series against the Rays, per MLB.com.

Straily has a 5.06 ERA in 10 2/3 innings since being called up from Triple-A Fresno on July 1.


Astros SP Dan Straily far better second time out


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Dan Straily has two no-decisions in two starts for the Astros this season. But that's where the similarities end.

Straily was far better in his second outing Wednesday in Cleveland after allowing four runs in 4 2/3 innings at Fenway Park. He gave up just two runs on three hits in six innings against the Indians with two walks and four strikeouts.

The right-hander yielded one run on a triple and groundout in the first and another on single, double and another grounder in the fourth. He retired the next eight in order before a walk and hit-by-pitch to start the seventh ended his evening.


Rough start for Astros' Dan Straily ends in no-decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Astros pitcher Dan Straily started Friday's game against Boston, his first MLB appearance of the season.

Straily gave up five runs, four earned, over 4 2/3 innings, but he escaped with a no decision, as Houston batters put up 12 runs to win late.

It was Straily's shortest start since May 2 of last year and the most runs he's allowed in a start since April 15 of last season. 


Astros call up SP Dan Straily from Triple-A, to start Friday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) The Astros will call up starting pitcher Dan Straily from Triple-A Fresno, the team announced via Twitter.

Straily, who last pitched in the major leagues in 2014, will start on Friday when the team visits the Red Sox.

Straily went 6-6 with a 4.06 ERA in 77 2/3 innings for Fresno this season.


Dan Straily, Sam Deduno, Mark Appel provide Astros starting depth


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) The Astros have plenty of depth for the starting rotation, both in the bullpen and in the minor leagues. 

Asher Wojciechowski, sent to Triple-A on Tuesday, has pitched out of the rotation and bullpen. 

"Obviously one of the things that we’ve liked during the competition this spring is we liked our depth," manager A.J. Hinch said, per the Houston Chronicle. "There are other guys behind them as well. I think the continual pressure on these guys to pitch well and do well is going to be there with guys like Dan Straily and obviously Mark Appel’s at Double-A. ... With Wojo now at Triple-A, he’s always a possibility. Sam Deduno in the bullpen is always a possibility. I think these guys always know they’re pitching for their spot. ... They know there are options."


Astros' Straily optioned to minors along with Appel, Aplin


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) The Astros announced Monday they reassigned starting pitcher Mark Appel, outfielder Andrew Aplin and starting pitcher Dan Straily to minor-league camp. Straily was competing for a spot in the team's rotation.

“At this point, we’re looking at the competition for the fifth starter, (Straily) was behind a couple other guys,” general manager Jeff Luhnow said, per the Houston Chronicle. “Did a nice job yesterday. It’s always tough to send a guy out after he pitched well, but we looked at the set of circumstances that would lead to him being that fifth starter, and we really feel like he’s a starter, so we would want him to go to Triple-A and be prepared. What we told him was the truth: we typically need eight-plus starters during the season, and he’s on that list and he’ll probably pitch in Houston this year.”


Astros pitchers Straily, Hernandez continue to push for rotation spot


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch likes the position he's in. At some point, he will make a decision between four options for a spot in the starting rotation. Sunday, both Dan Straily and Roberto Hernandez impressed Hinch, reports MLB.com.

"Roberto continues to be the veteran that he is," Hinch said. "He knows what his strengths and weaknesses are; he dials it up when he needs to. He's very trustworthy when it comes to what you're going to get with him."

Hernandez allowed one run on three hits in four innings of work on 49 pitches. Straily also allowed just one run, giving up two hits with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

"Straily, I thought, threw the ball pretty well, and the ball was coming out of his hands a little bit better than his last outing against Pittsburgh. He continues to utilize all his pitches. He fell behind a couple of those hitters and those are areas where it frustrates him a little bit, but he had outs and had a good inning."


Five pitchers still vying for final spot in Astros' rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch indicated Thursday the final spot in the rotation remains up for grabs, per the Houston Chronicle. The candidates vying for the fifth spot in the rotation are Samuel Deduno, Asher Wojciechowski, Roberto Hernandez, Dan Straily and Alex White.

“It’s the sum of the entire spring that we pay attention to, but you always want to leave a good impression in the minds of the decision makers and coaches and your teachers,” Hinch said. “They’re always big. And these guys that are pitching for a spot on the team or playing for a spot on this team as a position player, there’s a little bit of stress and pressure that goes into it. But that’s a good thing.”

Deduno and Wojciechowski will be on the mound Friday against the Nationals. The duo have pitched particularly well this spring, as Deduno has allowed one run in eight innings and Wojciechowski hasn't allowed a run in nine innings.

“It’s a point of emphasis for Sammy to get ahead and utilize all of his weapons,” Hinch said. “For Wojo to get ahead and for him to be able to expand on purpose is a great point of emphasis for him. Wojo’s changeup and Deduno’s fastball are pitches that we’re paying close attention to just because the effectiveness that they have on the hitters."


Astros pitcher Straily working on curve


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/12/2015) Astros pitcher Dan Straily has spent a portion of his spring working on a pitch he hasn't used very much - his curve ball - according to the Houston Chronicle

Straily threw a curve just a little more than 4 percent last season, primarily relying on his slider during his time with the Athletics and Cubs. 

This spring, however, he has been working with Astros pitching coach Brent Strom on a new grip that allows him to have better control of the curve, with encouraging results. 

"So we're just working on something that comes out and down, something a little more deceiving, something a little more like a fastball," Straily said after pitching Thursday. "I took a step in the right direction today."


Dan Straily will have to compete for spot in Astros rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow said newly acquired starting pitcher Dan Straily will have to compete for a spot in the team's rotation this spring, according to the Houston Chronicle

Straily said he's healthy and ready to go after struggling in 2014. He went 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA in 14 appearances (eight starts) between the A's and Cubs.

“It’s a thing of the past. I was never really injured. I was just weak. My arm was weak, my shoulder was weak, it changed my arm slot, it changed everything," he said. "It changed my velocity. My second start of the season I was throwing 83 in the seventh inning and that just is not something I’ve ever done. Things weren’t right but that’s fine because I learned a lot. … Really taught me how to be a pitcher. Now that the arm strength’s back and everything’s completely healthy, I’m just really excited for this next season.”


Astros trade Dexter Fowler to Cubs for Dan Straily, Luis Valbuena


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) The Astros traded outfielder Dexter Fowler to the Cubs on Monday in exchange for starting pitcher Dan Straily and infielder Luis Valbuena.

The 28-year-old Fowler spent one season with the Astros after being acquired in a December 2013 trade with the Rockies. He is in his final year of arbitration after making $7.35 million in 2014. Fowler has a career .271/366/.419/.786 slash line over seven MLB seasons. He has a career .136 average (3 for 22) in nine career games at Wrigley Field.

The 26-year-old Straily is on the move again after Chicago acquired him in a July trade with Oakland. Straily is 13-12 with a 4.54 ERA in 48 MLB appearances (42 starts).

The 29-year-old Valbuena has spent the last three seasons with the Cubs. He hit .249 with a career-best 16 home runs, 33 doubles and 55 RBI in 149 games in 2014. He has a career .229 average over seven MLB seasons with the Mariners, Indians and Cubs.


Cubs close to acquiring Dexter Fowler from Astros


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) The Cubs are on the verge of acquiring outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Astros on Monday, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Cubs will send pitcher Dan Straily and third baseman Luis Valbuena to the Astros to complete the deal, reports Yahoo Sports.

Fowler is in his last year of arbitration eligibility and could receive more than $9 million. In 2014, Fowler hit .276 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 434 at-bats.


Cubs add seven as rosters expand


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Cubs added seven players to their expanded roster Tuesday, the team announced.

The team called up pitchers Brian Schlitter, Dan Straily, Arodys Vizcaino and Zac Rosscup , along with outfielder Junior Lake , while selecting the contracts of pitcher Eric Jokisch and catcher Rafael Lopez from Triple-A Iowa. 


Cubs make Matt Szczur recall official after demoting Dan Straily


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) 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
(8/16/2014) 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
(8/15/2014) 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
(8/14/2014) 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
(7/5/2014) 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.


Cubs, A's complete mega-deal


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) The Cubs and Athletics have completed a mega-deal which will send pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for shortstop Addison Russell .

The two sides reached a deal Friday night, but waited to officially announce the move Saturday. Samardzija and Hammel will slot into the team's rotation, though it's unclear how soon they'll make their first start with their new club.

Russell joins the Cubs' solid collection of prospects. Chicago will also receive outfield prospect Billy McKinney, pitcher Dan Straily and a player to be named later. Of the bunch, only Straily is expected to play a role with the major-league club this season.  


Report: A's, Cubs complete blockbuster deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) According to a report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Athletics have acquired pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs for shortstop prospect Addison Russell

According to ESPN's Keith Law, the Cubs will receive outfielder Billy McKinney, pitcher Dan Straily and a player to be named later.

Hammel tossed a quality start in a win over Nationals Friday and Samardzija was scheduled to pitch Sunday for the Cubs before the deal. Samardzija is 2-7 with a 2.83 ERA over 17 starts (108 innings). Hammel is 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 17 starts (108 2/3 innings).


Dan Straily sent to Sacramento


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Mediocrity will apparently not keep you in an Athletics rotation that leads the American League in team ERA. Dan Straily has been dispatched to Triple-A Sacramento.

Straily has been far from horrible, especially in recent outings. He has given up 11 earned runs in his last 21 2/3 innings pitched. He has yielded just 33 hits in 38 1/3 innings this season, but his 1-2 record and 4.93 ERA were not good enough to maintain his rotation spot.

He had been scheduled to start Tuesday against the White Sox.


Dan Straily tosses quality start vs. Mariners Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Athletics pitcher Dan Straily didn't record a decision Wednesday after surrendering three earned runs on three hits and four walks in six innings while striking out three in his team's 6-4 loss to the Mariners.

Straily was victimized by solo home runs in the second and fifth innings before giving up a sacrifice fly in the sixth. His control remained an issue, as he's now walked seven batters over his last two starts. Straily owns a 4.93 ERA and 34:15 K:BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings. He's due to face the White Sox Tuesday.


Dan Straily can't make it past five innings in loss to Boston


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Athletics starting pitcher Dan Straily became the first Oakland starter not to pitch at least five innings this season on Friday against the Red Sox. He was pegged with his second loss of the season in a 7-1 defeat.

Straily allowed a run-scoring single to A.J. Pierzynski and a run-scoring double to Jackie Bradley Jr. in the second inning. He was charged with two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three in 4 1/3 innings. He threw 82 pitches, 40 for strikes. He also faced 20 batters and started 17 of them off with a ball.

Straily owns a 5.01 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 32 1/3 innings. He will look to get back on track Wednesday against Seattle.

Dan Straily strikes out seven in no-decision vs. Astros


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Athletics pitcher Dan Straily surrendered three earned runs on four hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven in his team's 7-6 loss to the Astros Saturday.

Straily served up home runs in the first and second inning but was able to hold the Astros scoreless from that point on. His team took him off the hook for a potential loss with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly, leaving the Oakland starter with a no-decision. Straily owns a 5.14 ERA and 28:8 K:BB ratio while giving up at least one home run in each of his five starts. He's lined up to face the Red Sox in Boston Friday.