Hunter Drew Strickland is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Cincinnati Reds.
He has played for the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Angels, and Milwaukee Brewers in the past.
The Boston Red Sox selected Strickland in the 18th round (564th overall) of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft.
He made his professional debut with the GCL Red Sox, pitching in 9 games with a 6.04 ERA. He pitched for the Low-A Lowell Spinners the next year, posting a 5-3 record and 3.18 ERA in 15 games.
To begin the 2009 season, he was assigned to the Single-A Greenville Drive, where he went 5-4 with a 3.35 ERA in 83.1 innings pitched.
Strickland was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 22, 2009, along with Argenis Daz, for Adam LaRoche.
He spent the season with the Single-A West Virginia Power, where he went 4-2 with a 3.77 ERA in eight games.
He pitched for the West Virginia Mountaineers and the High-A Bradenton Marauders in 2010, going 2-5 with a 5.53 ERA and 25 strikeouts.
His season was cut short, though, owing to a right elbow ailment. With a rotator cuff injury that necessitated surgery, he missed the entire 2011 season.
He divided the 2012 season between the Double-A Altoona Curve and Bradenton, posting a 4-4 record and 3.70 ERA in 33 appearances.
How Much Does Hunter Strickland Make?
Hunter Strickland makes an annual salary of $1,825,000.