Pedro Strop
RP CHC
2 weeks ago

Strop retired just one batter in Saturday's loss to the Rockies, while allowing three runs on four hits.

EDGE Analysis

The entire Chicago bullpen struggled, allowing six runs in just four innings. Strop gave up four hits in a row along with a wild pitch upon entering the game, and his ERA jumped from 2.53 to 3.74 in the process. He'll look to rebound in his next outing.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
3 weeks ago

Strop (2-2) picked up the win in relief Sunday against the Cardinals. He pitched 1.2 innings without allowing a hit or a walk, and he struck out one.

EDGE Analysis

With Kyle Hendricks only going four innings, Strop and four other Chicago relievers had to pick up the slack. Strop's strong performance lowered his season ERA to 2.79, and he also has 22 strikeouts across 19.1 innings.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
2 months ago

Strop (0-2) was tagged with the loss in Sunday's 18-inning game with the Yankees. He allowed an earned run in two innings of work while striking out one.

EDGE Analysis

Someone had to be the losing pitcher in this one, and it happened to be Strop. He wasn't hit particularly hard, as the Yankees plated the winning run on a bunt single and a fielder's choice to shortstop in the top of the 18th inning. This was the first time this season Strop pitched more than one inning, so he may be deemed unavailable Monday evening in Colorado.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
2 months ago

Strop picked up his fifth hold of the season in Friday's loss to the Yankees. He fired a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

After a slow start to the season, Strop has held the opponent scoreless in his last eight appearances, lowering his ERA to 3.72 in the process. He remains behind Wade Davis and Hector Rondon in Chicago's bullpen, but could be a decent source of holds moving forward for a strong Cubs team.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
2 months ago

Strop (0-1) recorded his first blown save and loss of the season Saturday against the Pirates. He recorded just one out, and allowed two earned runs on a hit and a walk.

EDGE Analysis

Strop entered the game with two outs and one on in the seventh inning. He proceeded to walk the first batter he faced, then gave up a three-run home run to Andrew McCutchen. Strop now has a 9.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP this season.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
4 months ago

Strop signed an extension with the Cubs, earning $5.85 million in 2018, with a club option of $6.25 million or a $500,000 buyout for 2019, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strop hasn't delivered an ERA above 2.91 or a K/9 below 10.48 in the last three seasons, and he posted a career-best 2.85 BB/9 last year. The right-hander carries closer stuff but ranks third on the Cubs' depth chart for saves behind Aroldis Chapman and Hector Rondon. However, the 31-year-old still carries fantasy value for occasional strikeout help, along with a significant boost in leagues that count holds.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
4 months ago

Strop agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Cubs on Saturday, avoiding arbitration, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Relievers are known for their volatility from year-to-year but Strop has been extremely consistent since joining Chicago, posting sub-3.00 ERAs and 20-plus holds in each of the past three seasons. He has posted double-digit K/9 rates four years running and trimmed his walk rate last year to a career-low 2.9 BB/9. The 31-year-old should once again provide useful ratios and holds in 2017, but Strop will be a long shot to see regular save chances at any point with three arms ahead of him in the pecking order.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
9 months ago

Strop, who pitched a scoreless inning in his return from the DL on Friday, hopes to make three or four appearances before the postseason, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strop should be a valuable part of the Cubs' bullpen in the postseason, likely covering the seventh or eighth inning in high-leverage situations. He might vulture a save in the last week of the regular season with the team resting many regulars.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
9 months ago

Strop (knee) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Strop will return to the Cubs bullpen prior to Friday's afternoon tilt with the Cardinals. The right-hander is expected to pitch in five games prior to the start of the postseason, so he figures to get plenty of high-leverage work with the season winding down.

Pedro Strop
RP CHC
9 months ago

Strop (knee) threw a simulated game Tuesday and expects to return to the bullpen Friday, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strop has been sidelined since early August with this knee issue, but the reliever is reportedly "game-ready". As long as everything goes as planned, the right-hander is expected to resume his high-leverage role in the Cubs bullpen and appear in five games prior to the postseason.