Hunter Strickland, Relief Pitcher, San Francisco Giants, #60
Date of Birth: 9/24/1988
Birthplace: Thomaston, Georgia
Hunter Strickland, relief pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, was first drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2007. He pitched in Boston's minor league system from 2007 until July 22, 2009, when he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He then continued in the minor leagues through 2012.
The Giants claimed Strickland off waivers on April 2, 2013. He spent the 2013 season in the minors. In 2014, he pitched just 7.0 innings in 9 games with the Giants, spending the rest of the season in the minors.
Strickland pitched in 55 games with the Giants in 2015. He finished the season with 3 wins and 3 losses, 50 strikeouts to 10 walks, and a 2.45 ERA in 51.1 innings. In 2016, he pitched in 72 games and he finished again with 3 wins and 3 losses, 3 saves, 57 strikeouts to 19 walks, and a 3.10 ERA in 61.0 innings. He pitched 2.2 innings in 3 games in the postseason and he gave up 1 hit. He struck out three batters and walked one.
Career pitching statistics for Strickland through 2016 include:
- 136 games played
- 119.1 innings pitched
- 7-6 win-loss record
- 4 saves
- 116 strikeouts to 29 walks
- 2.64 ERA