24 Facts About Dan Straily


Daniel Steven Straily was born on December 1,1988 and is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization.

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Dan Straily has pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, and Baltimore Orioles.

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Dan Straily was born in Redlands, California, to Sarah Jackson and Steven Dan Straily.

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Dan Straily started his baseball career playing Little League Baseball and in the Babe Ruth League in Pendleton.

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Dan Straily played his first two years of high school baseball for the Pendleton Buckaroos at Pendleton High School.

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Dan Straily attended Thurston High School in Springfield, and graduated in 2006.

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Dan Straily began his college career at Western Oregon University, where he played college baseball for the Western Oregon Wolves for one year.

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Dan Straily then transferred to Marshall University, where he played for the Marshall Thundering Herd baseball team as a walk-on, and majored in Business Administration.

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Dan Straily began his professional career with the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League in 2009.

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In 2010, Dan Straily was promoted to the Kane County Cougars of the Class A Midwest League.

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Dan Straily was named a Texas League mid-season and post-season All Star, Baseball America Minor League All Star, and MiLB.

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Dan Straily finished the season as the fourth starter, and even started Game 4 of the ALDS against the Tigers, giving up 3 runs in 6 innings.

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On July 4,2014, Dan Straily was traded to the Chicago Cubs, with top shortstop prospect Addison Russell and outfielder Billy McKinney, for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

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Dan Straily started for the Cubs that night against the New York Mets, giving up seven runs in five and a third innings and picking up the loss.

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Dan Straily began the 2016 season as a long reliever, but soon entered the Reds' starting rotation.

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On June 19,2018, Dan Straily was ejected for the first time in his career when he hit Buster Posey with a pitch with warnings in place.

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On December 14,2019, Dan Straily signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Lotte Giants of the KBO League.

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Dan Straily became the first KBO pitcher in eight years to reach 200 strikeouts in a season.

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Dan Straily was not re-signed for the 2022 season and became a free agent.

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On February 4,2022, Dan Straily signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, being assigned to their Triple-A affiliate Reno Aces.

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Dan Straily is a four-pitch power pitcher; he walked 3.

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Dan Straily has a four-seam fastball that sits around 91 miles per hour and can reach 95 miles per hour.

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Dan Straily has a "swing-and-miss" slider, an "early-in-count" curveball, and an above-average changeup.

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Dan Straily married Amanda Jean Miller on December 15,2012, in Springfield, Oregon.

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