Miami Marlins History: All-Time Top 10 K/9
10) Dan Straily (8.18)
In the three seasons prior to joining the Miami Marlins, Dan Straily played for four different MLB teams. The Cincinnati Reds traded him to the Marlins for Zeke White, Austin Brice, and Luis Castillo.
A Redlands, CA native, Straily entered professional baseball after getting selected in the 24th round of the 2009 MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics. In 2013, he earned enough votes to finish fourth for the American League Rookie of the Year award. He then played with the Chicago Cubs and the Houston Astros before joining the Reds.
Straily was Miami’s number two starter in 2017. He posted a 10-9 record and led the NL with 33 starts. He earned a 1.299 WHIP, a 4.26 ERA, and held opposing batters to a .256/.318/.466 slashline. Hardly the stuff of legends, to be sure, but plenty good enough to hold down a spot in this rotation.
For the Miami Marlins this season, Straily spent the first month of the season rehabbing an injury to his throwing elbow.He rejoined the Marlins on April 30th. Out of his 14 starts thus far, six of them have been Quality Starts. That includes his last four, during which he’s whiffed 21 in 25 1/3 innings and allowed 18 hits, holding batters to a .196 average. Overall in 2018, he’s 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA, a 1.346 WHIP, and 60 K’s in 71 1/3 innings.
Prior to the season, Straily endorsed the new ownership group by stating a willingness to let go of Miami’s all-star outfield.
"Glad they’re gone. If they don’t want to be here, then good for them. They can continue their career elsewhere. – Straily"
Despite this, Straily is frequently mentioned as a possible trade piece for the Miami Marlins to acquire some talent pre-trading deadline. Whatever happens, Straily looks to keep churning out six+ innings per start and keeping the Miami Marlins in every game.