Spencer Strider

SP · Atlanta Braves

Bats R Throws R
DOB 1998-10-28 Age 25.4
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 1.05, 5th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy526.028178.0156152505913419773673.391.08
THE BAT531.430178.1157132635513121666623.111.04

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Strider begins recovery, says Braves can win WS

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    Spencer Strider says he began to feel discomfort in his right elbow in spring training but didn't realize the severity of the injury before finally learning he needed season-ending surgery.

    Apr 20 · ESPN Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Bone Fragment Caused Spencer Strider's Elbow Surgery

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    Atlanta Braves right-hander Spencer Strider's (elbow) UCL ligament was compromised by the unavoidable development of a bone fragment. But instead of having Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career, Dr. Keith Meister fixed Strider's damaged UCL by inserting an internal brace last week. It could allow the Braves' hurler to pitch again early next season. The 25-year-old was the top-ranked fantasy starter coming into the 2024 season after leading all of baseball with 483 strikeouts from 2022-23. Strider was told he might have been pitching with the fragment in his ligament for at least a couple of years. He initially felt discomfort in his elbow in spring training before things deteriorated quickly early in the regular season. In single-year fantasy leagues, Strider can be dumped since he won't pitch again in 2024.

    Apr 20 · Source via Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Spencer Strider Undergoes Season-Ending Internal Brace Surgery

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    Spencer Strider's season is over, as the Braves announced that the right-hander underwent an internal brace surgery on Friday.  It was revealed last week that Strider has suffered some UCL damage, and while a brace surgery is somewhat less serious than the worst-case scenario of another Tommy John surgery, the 25-year-old ace will still miss...

    Apr 14 · MLB Trade Rumors Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Spencer Strider Undergoes Surgery, Out For The Season

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    Atlanta Braves ace Spencer Strider (elbow) underwent surgery to repair the UCL in his right elbow on Friday and will miss the rest of the season. He is expected to be sidelined for up to 12 to 14 months after undergoing internal brace surgery on his pitching elbow. The 25-year-old will be sidelined for 2024 and is expected to miss the early part of 2025. Strider finishes the 2024 season with a 7.00 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, and 12 strikeouts over nine innings. Fantasy managers in redraft leagues can safely cut Strider while he remains a must-stash in dynasty and keeper leagues. The Braves called up Darius Vines from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday to take Strider's place in the rotation. Vines owned a 3.75 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, and an 11:3 K: BB across 12 innings for Triple-A Gwinett. The 25-year-old is a speculative add in deep leagues for fantasy managers searching for pitcher help.

    Apr 13 · Source via Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Braves Waiting To Make Announcement On Spencer Strider

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    Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker said that right-hander Spencer Strider (elbow) visited with Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas on Monday, but the team isn't going to reveal what was said before this weekend. The skipper said yesterday's visit didn't erase the possibility of Tommy John surgery, and the Braves might be waiting for the surgery to be completed before providing an update on Snitker. The 25-year-old ace was put on the 15-day injured list on Sunday with a UCL sprain in his right elbow, and the expectation is that he'll undergo his second Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of the 2024 season. Fantasy baseball managers need to brace themselves for the bad news this weekend. Because of the lengthy rehab associated with TJ surgery, Strider is unlikely to be ready for the start of next year, either.

    Apr 9 · Source via Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Braves Place Spencer Strider On 15-Day Injured List

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    The Atlanta Braves officially placed right-hander Spencer Strider (elbow) on the 15-day injured list with a right-elbow UCL sprain on Sunday and recalled right-hander Allan Winans from the minors in a corresponding move. Strider complained of some pain in his right elbow after his last start and underwent an MRI exam on Saturday that showed damage in his UCL. It's terrible news for one of the best pitchers in baseball, and the 25-year-old is potentially looking at needing Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career. Fantasy managers need to hold onto the ace for now, but another TJ surgery would wipe out the rest of his 2024 campaign and cause him to miss the start of the 2025 campaign as well. Even if Strider can avoid surgery, he's probably going to be out for months.

    Apr 7 · Source via Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Braves ace RHP Strider has UCL damage in elbow

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    Spencer Strider, the Braves' ace and the major league leader in wins and strikeouts last season, has damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the team said on Saturday.

    Apr 7 · ESPN Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Spencer Strider MRI Revealed UCL Damage

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    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Spencer Strider reported discomfort in his throwing elbow following his start on Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Strider underwent an MRI earlier today, and it revealed UCL damage in his right elbow. This is a crushing blow as Strider was often the first starting pitcher taken in fantasy drafts and a favorite to win the NL Cy Young. While Strider will visit Dr. Keith Meister at a later date, it is not promising to know that there is damage in his throwing elbow. Strider may join the list of fellow starting pitchers who are slated to miss the entire 2024 season in Eury Perez and Shane Bieber. Expect the Braves to call up Bryce Elder, Dylan Dodd, or AJ Smith-Shawver from Triple-A to fill his spot in the meantime.

    Apr 6 · Source via Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Spencer Strider Getting MRI Due To Elbow Discomfort

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    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Spencer Strider (elbow) complained about elbow discomfort following Friday's start against the Arizona Diamondbacks and will get an MRI on Saturday. After Strider labored through four innings and gave up five runs on Friday against the D-backs, it's the last thing the Braves and fantasy managers want to hear. The 25-year-old strikeout machine led MLB with 20 wins and 281 punchouts in 32 starts a year ago, and all we can do is hold our collective breath that Atlanta's ace isn't dealing with any kind of significant injury. His next start is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday against the New York Mets, but that looks to be very much in doubt at this point. Strider has a 7.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP with 12 K's through nine innings this year.

    Apr 5 · Source via Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Braves And Phillies Rained Out On Thursday

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    The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies will be postponed on Thursday due to anticipated rain in the Philadelphia area. The game will be made up at 12:35 pm ET on Friday as outdoor clubs schedule an off day following Opening Day for this reason. Spencer Strider will get the ball for the Braves while Zack Wheeler will get the nod for the Phillies. The Braves won the NL East with a 104-58 record while the Phillies finished second with a 90-72 mark. However, the Phillies upset the Braves 3-1 in the NLDS before bowing out to the upstart Arizona Diamondbacks in the NLCS.

    Mar 27 · Source via Atlanta Braves Philadelphia Phillies Spencer Strider Zack Wheeler
  • Spencer Strider Gets Opening Day Nod

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    Atlanta Braves pitcher Spencer Strider is set to start on Opening Day on March 28 versus the Philadelphia Phillies opposite Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler. It's the first of what should be many Opening Day nods for the right-hander who comes into the 2024 season as the top fantasy starting pitching option available. Strider worked to a 3.86 ERA across 32 starts in the 2023 season but also paced the big leagues with 281 strikeouts, 44 more than second-place Kevin Gausman (237). Additionally, he also posted a 2.85 FIP and a 2.86 SIERA, suggesting he was much better than his surface ERA suggests. Strider should be the first pitcher off the draft board in all formats in 2024.

    Mar 19 · Source via Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Spencer Strider Turns In Dominant Spring Outing

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    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Spencer Strider was in midseason form on Monday. The ace struck out nine over five scoreless innings. He gave up two hits and a walk. For the spring, Strider has 20 K's while giving up nine hits and four walks over 14 scoreless innings. Arguably the top pitcher in fantasy circles, he's showing he is ready for the season to begin. The 25-year-old accumulated 281 strikeouts in 186 2/3 innings pitched in 2023 while posting a 1.09 WHIP. Gerrit Cole, the only pitcher fantasy managers could consider taking before Strider was sent for an MRI on Monday, so it's possible Strider will be the unquestioned number one pitcher going in upcoming drafts. He needed 40 pitches to complete five innings so he's looking at another two or three games to get his pitch count up to where he needs to be for Opening Day in Philadelphia on March 28.

    Mar 11 · Source via Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Spencer Strider To Make Spring Debut Saturday

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    Atlanta Braves pitcher Spencer Strider is slated to make his spring debut Saturday versus the Tampa Bay Rays. The right-hander, universally known as the No. 1 pitcher in fantasy baseball, took a step back in 2023 following a dominant rookie campaign. After posting a 2.67 ERA across 30 outings (21 starts) in the 2022 season, Strider worked to a 3.86 ERA across 32 starts last season. However, while he dropped his walk rate to just 7.6% a year ago, the strikeouts kept pouring in as he posted a 36.8% K% in 2023, just below the 38.3% clip he turned in as a rookie, and in 12 more starts. While his ERA stood at 3.86 last season, his SIERA was a full run below at 2.86 as he should absolutely be the top pitching target on draft day.

    Feb 23 · Source via Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Spencer Strider Adding A Curveball?

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    Atlanta Braves right-hander Spencer Strider threw something that looked as much like a curveball in spring training on Monday as anything he's ever thrown. Strider said he's toying with slider shapes in camp just to get a feel for things as he prepares for the 2024 regular season. Ranked as the top starting pitcher by RotoBaller, Strider could be even more dominant if he develops another effective pitch to keep hitters off balance. The 25-year-old came close to winning the National League Cy Young in 2023 and led the league in wins, strikeouts and FIP, showing just how good he really is. The only thing that should potentially have fantasy managers worried about Strider is his steadily rising workload over the last couple of seasons.

    Feb 19 · Source via Atlanta Braves Spencer Strider
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC524.228176.5156152485913319772663.361.08
    2024 Draft Buddy526.028178.0156152505913419773673.391.08
    2024 Steamer544.931184.8157192576213921870653.151.07
    2024 THE BAT531.430178.1157132635513121666623.111.04
    2024 Zeile540.730179.215617255581342000653.261.07

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


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    27vs WAS19.015.010073600335.401.80
    26at WAS, vs PHI43.7212.22011511121774.970.95
    25at PHI28.017.010192400111.290.86
    24vs STL-3.312.2010536106620.253.38
    23at LAD21.016.010092410446.001.00
    22at SF28.017.010191300111.290.57
    21vs SF30.017.0101101101000.000.29
    20at NYM, at PIT20.729.211197800665.591.55
    19vs LAA27.716.210192501111.351.05
    18at BOS17.316.1001101620322.841.11
    17vs ARI15.016.0000131421446.000.83
    16vs CWS6.016.0010100810557.501.33
    15at TB30.316.1101111402000.000.79
    14vs MIA, vs MIN55.7213.2202193910431.980.88
    13at PHI27.016.010190800111.501.33
    12at DET16.015.010062732559.001.80
    11vs NYM4.014.0000828208818.002.50
    10at ARI24.016.010174310223.001.17
    9vs PHI, vs LAD39.0212.0112204720643.000.92
    8at TEX8.015.000073620447.201.80
    7at TOR15.716.2011121502211.350.90
    6vs BAL, at NYM32.0210.0100183911665.401.20
    5vs MIA34.018.0101130200000.000.25
    4at SD28.016.010193101000.000.67
    3vs CIN11.015.000092400335.401.20
    2vs SD11.015.000093410338.001.89
    1at WAS28.016.010193300000.001.00


    Apr 5vs ARIW 6-53.014.0000437105511.252.50


    Sep 30vs WASW 5-319.015.010073600335.401.80
    Sep 24at WASW 8-515.715.210041710446.351.41
    Sep 19vs PHIW 9-328.017.0101110411333.860.57
    Sep 13at PHIW 4-128.017.010192400111.290.86
    Sep 6vs STLL 6-11-3.312.2010536106620.253.38
    Aug 31at LADW 8-721.016.010092410446.001.00
    Aug 25at SFW 5-128.017.010191300111.290.57
    Aug 18vs SFW 4-030.017.0101101101000.000.29
    Aug 12at NYMW 6-026.017.010164300000.001.00
    Aug 7at PITL 6-7-5.312.2010335006620.253.00
    Aug 1vs LAAW 5-127.716.210192501111.351.05
    Jul 26at BOSL 3-517.316.1001101620322.841.11
    Jul 20vs ARIW 7-515.016.0000131421446.000.83
    Jul 15vs CWSL 5-66.016.0010100810557.501.33
    Jul 8at TBW 6-130.316.1101111402000.000.79
    Jul 2vs MIAW 6-326.716.210191600322.701.05
    Jun 26vs MINW 4-129.017.0101102310111.290.71
    Jun 20at PHIW 4-227.016.010190800111.501.33
    Jun 14at DETW 10-716.015.010062732559.001.80
    Jun 8vs NYMW 13-104.014.0000828208818.002.50
    Jun 3at ARIW 5-224.016.010174310223.001.17
    May 28vs PHIW 11-426.016.010191210223.000.50
    May 23vs LADL 1-813.016.0011113510423.001.33
    May 17at TEXW 6-58.015.000073620447.201.80
    May 12at TORL 0-315.716.2011121502211.350.90
    May 6vs BALW 5-413.015.0000100400223.600.80
    May 1at NYMW 9-819.015.010083511447.201.60
    Apr 24vs MIAW 11-034.018.0101130200000.000.25
    Apr 18at SDW 8-128.016.010193101000.000.67
    Apr 12vs CINW 5-411.015.000092400335.401.20
    Apr 6vs SDW 7-611.015.000093410335.401.40
    Apr 1at WASW 7-128.016.010193300000.001.00
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