NAME: Ross Stripling
WEIGHT: 190 LBS
SEASON IN REVIEW
Ross Stripling, a 24-year-old right handed pitcher from Texas A&M University had himself quite the season. He began the season in High A+, but then moved his way up to Double A with the Lookouts. During his time with the Lookouts, Stripling appeared in 21 games and made 16 starts for the Lookouts. He finished his season with a record of 6-4 and a 2.78 ERA. In 94 innings pitched, he had 83 strikeouts and surrendered 91 hits, but just 19 walks.
During his time in High A+ he made six starts and finished with a 2-0 record and a 2.94 ERA. He pitched in 33.2 innings and collected an impressive 34 strikeouts. Opponents only hit for an average of .198 and he only allowed 11 walks.
FUTURE GOING FORWARD
Stripling finished the season as the number 10 prospect in the Dodgers’ organization. After his success at Double A, it’s almost certain that Stripling will get his chance at big league spring training, but will end up being a very valuable pitcher for the Lookouts next season.
The Dodgers’ have their star studded duo at the top of their rotation with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke for the foreseeable future, but it’s nice to see that the Dodgers’ have to aces in the hole with Stripling and Lee.
Stripling will most likely be behind Lee to start off spring training next season, but not by much. Stripling is showing steady improvement and looks to be a pitcher to look for in the future for the Dodgers. With the Dodgers likely in the market for starting pitching, Stripling could also find himself on the trade market as he could be blocked on his way up the Dodger ladder.
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