2022 Player Outlook
If there were any questions as to how Stroman would be in 2021 after opting out of the 2020 season, Stroman certainly answered them. His 10-13 record is more of an indictment on the Mets than him, considering he posted a 3.02 ERA (3.49 FIP) with a 1.15 WHIP and a minuscule 2.2 BB/9 last season. While he continues to outperform his FIP, he's trading grounders for fly balls, as his 1.99 GB/FB ratio over the last two years is a far cry from his 2.80 mark from 2014-2018. Ideally, Stroman would return to inducing more ground balls, and perhaps the addition of a splitter last year will help in 2022 to induce more ground balls. A deep arsenal got deeper for Stroman thanks to the addition of that splitter, and while the Cubs don't figure to be one of the league's more premier offenses in 2022, at the very least, they are slightly better than what Stroman had in New York last season. Stroman should be a fine arm for fantasy managers this year, posting double-digit wins with an ERA in the low-to-mid threes.