Thomas Ross Stripling...Resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Shelby...Was delayed arriving to 2021 Spring Training with the arrival of his son, Jaxon, on Feb. 19...Is a licensed stockbroker and has worked for a financial management firm for several off-seasons...Hosted a weekly podcast called “Big Swing Podcast”...Was a three-sport athlete at Carroll High School (Southlake, Texas)...Played college baseball at Texas A&M, where he starred for four seasons, going a combined 31-11 with a 3.13 ERA in 70 games (49 starts)...On May 12, 2012, he threw the 11th no-hitter in school history, a 1-0 victory over San Diego State...As a junior in 2011, went 14-2 record with a 2.29 ERA...The 14 wins led the country and were third-most for single-season in Texas A&M history...Selected as an All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings (First Team), Collegiate Baseball (Third Team) and College Baseball Insider (Honorable Mention)...A standout in the classroom, he was selected as a third-team Capital One Academic All-American and a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection...Garnered first-team All-Big 12 and ABCA/Rawlings All-Midwest Region Team accolades as well earning Big 12 Pitcher of the Week on three separate occasions...Selected in the fifth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft by the Dodgers, four rounds after Aggies teammate RHP Michael Wacha (STL - 19th overall).
Made 19 starts and five relief appearances...Was 5-6 with a 4.69 ERA (45 ER/86.1 IP) as a starter and went 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA (9 ER/15.0 IP) out of the bullpen...Started the first ever regular-season game at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Fla., on Apr. 8 vs. LAA...Took a 5.0-inning no-decision as Toronto lost, 7-5, in 11 innings...Placed on the injured list with a right forearm flexor strain from Apr. 12-May 1...Allowed five hits and two runs on 70 pitches (44 strikes) over 4.1 IP (1BB/4K) on May 2 vs. ATL, his first game back from the IL...The two earned runs were the fewest in his first five starts as a Blue Jay...Took a no-decision on May 13 at ATL, tossing 5.0 innings with four hits, two runs, a walk, and nine strikeouts...The nine punchouts were one shy of his career-high, and his most since May 30, 2018 vs. PHI (9)...Made his 1st relief appearance of 2021 on May 24 vs. TB...Tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing two hits with two walks and seven strikeouts...Was the longest scoreless relief appearance in Blue Jays history...Earned his first win of the season and first as a Blue Jay in Game 1 of the doubleheader on May 30 at CLE...Tossed 5.0 innings of one-run ball, giving up two hits with a walk and three strikeouts...Claimed his second straight win Jun. 5 vs. HOU with another 5.0 innings of one-run ball (7H, BB, 4K)...Tossed his 1st quality start of the year on Jun. 16 vs. NYY, giving up three hits and 3R/2ER over 6.2 innings with two walks and a season-high-tying nine punchouts...Was his longest start since Jul. 24, 2020 vs. SF (7.0 IP)...Threw a season-high 101 pitches (69 strikes), the 3rd most in his career and his most since May 25, 2018 vs. SD (105)...Racked up a career-high 18 swing-and-misses (previous high was 16 on May 30, 2018, vs. PHI)...Took a no-decision Jul. 3 vs. TB, throwing 5.2 innings of one-run ball with two hits, three walks and five strikeouts...Had allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his last eight appearances...Earned the win in the Blue Jays’ first game in Toronto in 670 days, on Jul. 30 vs. KC...Gave up two runs and four hits over 5.1 innings with a home run, a walk, and a strikeout...Picked up the win Aug. 5 vs. CLE, throwing 6.0 scoreless innings with three hits, a walk, and six strikeouts...Marked his 1st scoreless start since Sept. 1, 2019 at ARI... Landed back on the injured list with a left oblique strain Aug. 11...Was activated on Sept. 10 and added to the bullpen.
Split the year with the Dodgers and the Blue Jays, combining to go 3-3 with a 5.84 ERA...His 13 home runs allowed tied for 8th most in MLB...Surrendered homers in each of his seven games with Los Angeles (12 HR) but allowed just one home run in his five games with Toronto...Went 3-1 with a 5.61 ERA (21 ER/33.2 IP) and a 1.46 WHIP for LA...The Dodgers went 6-1 in those seven starts...Recorded victories in each of his first three starts of the season, posting a 4.00 ERA (8 ER/18.0 IP) with 16 strikeouts...Did not pitch more than 4.2 frames in any of his last four starts for the Dodgers, allowing 18 runs (13 ER) over 15.2 innings for a 7.47 ERA...Traded to the Blue Jays in exchange for two players to be named later on Aug. 31...Made his 1st start as a Blue Jay on Sept. 4 at BOS, throwing the second game of a doubleheader...Allowed three runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts over 4.1 innings...Was his 1st HR-free game of 2020...Took a loss in a relief appearance on Sept. 9 vs. NYY (3.1 IP, 3 ER)...Was his 1st time pitching out of the bullpen in 2020...Made his 2nd start for the Blue Jays and 9th of the year on Sept. 18 at PHI...Pitched the back half of the doubleheader and landed a no-decision as he went 3.1 innings with three runs allowed...Earned his 3rd career save on Sept. 23 vs. NYY (last: Aug. 21, 2017 at PIT) with 4.0 scoreless innings of relief (1H, 3K)...Made his 12th career postseason appearance in Game 2 of the ALWC on Sept. 30 at TB...Threw 1.1 innings of relief with one run allowed (3H, 1K).
In his fourth big league season with Los Angeles, he went 4-4 with a 3.47 ERA (35 ER/90.2 IP) in 32 games (15 starts) ... Posted a 2-3 record with a 3.60 ERA (28 ER/70.0 IP) and a 1.13 WHIP in 15 starts… as a reliever, he had a 2-1 record with a 3.05 ERA (7 ER/20.2 IP) and a 1.21 WHIP in 17 games ... Did not allow an earned run in 12-of-17 relief appearances, including four outings of 2.0 innings ... His 51.0 groundball percentage ranked 13th in the National League among pitchers with at least 90.0 innings…as a starter, he recorded a 54.6 groundball percentage, the fifth-best mark in the NL among pitchers with at least 15 starts ... Held opponents to a .244 average, including a .239 mark against righties and a .249 average against left-handed batters ... posted a 2-2 record with a 3.12 ERA (15 ER/43.1 IP) in 12 games (six starts) at Dodger Stadium and a 2-2 record with a 3.80 ERA (20 ER/47.1 IP) in 20 road games (nine starts).
Selected to the NL All-Star team after recording career highs in wins (8), starts (21), strikeouts (136) and ERA (3.02) ... Started the season in the bullpen, allowing one run in 14.1 innings in his first 10 games…made his first start of the season on April 30 and became a full-time member of the rotation on May 6 ... As a starter, he went 8-6 with a 3.39 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP ... Pitched 12 games as a reliever, where he boasted a 0.57 ERA (1 ER/15.2 IP), limited hitters to a .220 average and struck out 17 while issuing only six walks ... Struck out a career-high 136 batters and walked only 22… His 6.18 strikeout to walk ratio ranked fourth amongst Major League pitchers (min. 120 IP) ... Went 8-2 with a 2.08 ERA in 25 games (14 starts) in 95.1 innings in the first half…fanned 108 batters versus 14 walks in that span ... Prior to the break, he was among the National League leaders in wins (T-7th) and ERA (5th) ... Selected to the All-Star Game, where he took the loss after allowing three runs in 1.2 innings.
In his second season with the Dodgers, he went 3-5 with two saves paired with a 3.75 ERA (31 ER/74.1 IP) in 49 games (two starts) while transitioning to the bullpen ... In two spot starts he did not allow a run in 5.0 innings, while going 3-5 with two saves and posting a 4.02 ERA in 47 relief appearances…ranked 15th amongst NL relievers in innings pitched (69.1 IP) ... Held hitters to a .246 average, including limiting lefties to a .198 average…ranked seventh amongst NL reliever in opponents' batting average against left-handed hitters ... Struck out 74 batters against just 19 walks in 74.1 innings, while also posting a 1.18 WHIP ... Recorded his first big league save on May 27 against the Cubs, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and allowing just one hit in the Dodgers' 5-0 victory ... Used as a pinch runner twice and scored a run in each appearance, including scoring the game winning run via Austin Barnes' walk-off double against the Pirates on May 9 ... Made two stints with Triple-A Oklahoma City, from June 15-23 and again from June 26-July 4…during that stretch, he went 1-1 and did not allow an earned run in 3.1 innings in three appearances while striking out four against just one walk ... Made the Dodgers postseason roster for all three series and appeared in five games for the club, allowing just four hits over 3.0 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts.
Earned a spot on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster and saw his first big league action, going 5-9 with a 3.96 ERA (44 ER/100.0 IP) in 22 games (14 starts) in four stints with Los Angeles...In 14 big-league starts, went 3-6 with a 4.52 ERA, while going 2-3 with a 2.22 ERA in eight career relief appearances...Made his Major League debut on April 8 at San Francisco, allowing one run on 7.1 no-hit innings and did not factor in the decision…became the first pitcher to take a no-hit bid through 7.1 innings in his big league debut since Billy Rohr for the Red Sox on April 14, 1967...Recorded his first big league win on May 13 against the Cardinals, allowing four runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings in the Dodgers 8-4 victory...Selected to the Dodgers' roster for both the NLDS and NLCS, combining to allow five runs (four earned, 8.31 ERA) in 4.1 innings in five postseason appearances...Combined to go 0-3 with a 3.66 ERA in six games (five starts) with Rookie-level AZL Dodgers and Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Combined to go 3-6 with a 3.66 ERA in 14 starts for Double-A Tulsa and Single-A Great Lakes…posted a combined 3.90 strikeout-to-walk ratio, striking out 117 batters against just 30 walks in 127.2 innings. ... Opened the season on the DL and made his 2015 debut on June 14 with 4.0 scoreless innings for Great Lakes before being transferred to Tulsa for the rest of the season. ... With Tulsa, posted a 3.88 ERA, while limiting opponents to a .242 batting average with a 1.19 WHIP in 13 starts. ... Added to the 40-man roster on Nov. 20
Missed the entire season due to UCL Reconstruction (Tommy John) Surgery, which was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on April 2...made one appearance during Spring Training as a non-roster invitee in his first big league camp
Posted a combined 8-4 record with one save and a 2.82 ERA in 27 games (22 starts) with Single-A Rancho
Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga...Opened the campaign with the Quakes, where he went 2-0 with a 2.94 ERA (11 ER/33.2 IP) in six starts...limited opponents to a .198 batting average (24-for-121) with 34 strikeouts in 33.2 innings...Promoted to Chattanooga on May 7, going 6-4 with one save in 21 games (16 starts)...in his 16 starts with the Lookouts, posted a 2.23 ERA (21 ER/84.2 IP) and a .227 opponents' batting average (72-for-317)...Named a Southern League All-Star after going 5-1 with a save and a 2.73 ERA (17 ER/56.0 IP) in 13 games (nine starts) before the All-Star Game...Selected as Dodgers Pride Award winner for the month of August after posting a 1-3 record with a 1.67 ERA (6 ER/32.1 IP), the fourth-best ERA in the Southern League.
Began his professional career in 2012 with Rookie-level Ogden going 1-0 with a 1.24 ERA in 14 games (12 starts), while striking out 37 in 36.1 innings pitched...Selected in the fifth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.