15DPedro Strop
RP CHC
2 weeks ago

Strop underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee Thursday and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although tests revealed a torn meniscus for Strop, his knee ligaments were found to be intact and it sounds like the Cubs are optimistic they'll have Strop available for the postseason at least. Justin Grimm has been recalled to replace Strop on the active roster, while Joe Smith figures to move up in the bullpen hierarchy to take on more high-leverage work in front of closer Aroldis Chapman.

15DPedro Strop
RP CHC
2 weeks ago

Strop exited Wednesday's game with a left knee injury and will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strop faced just one batter (allowed a hit) before exiting the contest in favor of Travis Wood. The team should update his status after receiving the results of the test, but Joe Smith is expected to take on a bigger role should Strop miss extended time.

15DPedro Strop
RP CHC
2 weeks ago

Strop left Wednesday's game against the Angels with a left leg injury, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strop took over for Jason Hammel in the eighth inning, but was forced out early. He was replaced by Travis Wood. Strop had given up one hit, and had yet to record an out prior to his exit. Expect an update on his status when more information is made available.

15DPedro Strop
RP CHC
1 month ago

Strop pitched a scoreless inning Friday to earn his 17th hold of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Strop walked one, but he still has a strong 47:12 K:BB over 36.2 innings this season. He has not given up a hit over his last five appearances.

15DPedro Strop
RP CHC
2 months ago

Strop may be in position to earn a save Wednesday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

With Hector Rondon unavailable for Wednesday's game, per Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com, Strop seems to be the most likely option to fill in if the Cubs are in need of a closer. Strop has been dominant this season, posting a career best strikeout rate of 35.6 percent and holding opponents to a .170 batting average.

15DPedro Strop
RP CHC
2 months ago

Strop pitched a perfect eighth inning against the Cardinals on Tuesday, striking out two batters in what ended up being a 4-3 loss.

EDGE Analysis

Strop has been racking up the strikeouts the past few weeks, striking out at least one batter in each of his past nine appearances. Despite the loss Tuesday, Strop and the Cubs have had plenty of late-inning leads to defend. They hold the best record in baseball at 47-22 while outscoring their opponents 369-200.

15DPedro Strop
RP CHC
3 months ago

Strop struck out two in a perfect inning of relief Monday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Jason Hammel was knocked out of the game early with an injury, but Strop was part of an outstanding relief effort. In his last seven appearances, covering 6.1 innings, Strop has given up three hits and zero runs and has a 9:2 K:BB.

15DPedro Strop
RP CHC
4 months ago

Strop struck out the side in his one inning and earned his seventh hold of the season Saturday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Closer Hector Rondon has pitched the last four days, so he'll probably be unavailable Sunday, so it's possible Strop could get a save chance. He deserves it, as he has a 19:4 K:BB and has given up just five hits in 13.1 innings this year.

15DPedro Strop
RP CHC
4 months ago

Strop earned his fourth hold of the season despite a shaky appearance against the Brewers on Tuesday. He walked two and gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning.

EDGE Analysis

Overall, Strop has been excellent during the season's first month, as he has a 10:3 K:BB in eight innings and opponents are batting just .115 off him. He remains one of the better setup men in the National League, Tuesday night notwithstanding.

15DPedro Strop
RP CHC
5 months ago

Strop struck out three in 1.1 innings against Arizona on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Strop's hot spring has continued into the regular season, as he has not given up a hit or walk in 2016. It's 2.1 innings in the regular season, but in total, it's eight innings and nine strikeouts of perfection.