|High School:||Tower Hill School|
2008: Made eight relief appearances, tallying eight innings on the season...Best outing came against Fairfield on April 16, when he gave up two hits and struck out three in two innings...Recorded the last out in the season finale against Brown (April 27).
Stuper Says: "Will worked very hard over the summer and came back bigger and stronger. His velocity has increased, and his breaking ball has improved. He is a very good athlete and should pitch more this year. I look for good things from him this year."
Getting to Know Will
Parents' Names: David and Susan Stratton
Major: Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (currently undeclared)
Best Athletic Moment: Beating No. 5 ranked South Carolina on the spring trip in 2008
Favorite MLB Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Favorite MLB Player: Cole Hamels
Favorite Quote: "What is your fate? What is your destiny? All you can do is control what you can control and the world will unfold as it should." - Barry Zito
Biggest Inspiration: Love for the game and motivation to get better everyday knowing that one day the opportunity to play will no longer be here. I want to maximize my abilities and the amount of fun now while I still have the chance.
One word to describe yourself as a person: Multifaceted
One word to describe yourself as a player: Competitor
Why Yale?: I just had a great feel on campus when I came here. I loved everything about the school and what it had to offer. Since I have been here, Yale has exceeded my expectations.
Which of your Yale teammates would make the best baseball coach and why?: Gant Elmore; he loves playing the game and helping others get better. He just brings an enthusiasm, joy, excitement, and optimism to the field every day.
Which of your Yale teammates do you admire most and why?: Davis Stanley; he is where is as a player due to hard work. He has overcome many injuries among other things just to be able to come to the field every day and play. The work and enthusiasm he still brings to the field everyday is impressive.
Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA BK 2008.... 9.00 0-0 8 0 0 0/0 0 8.0 14 10 8 1 5 5 0 0 46 .341 0 3 1 0 1 2009.... 9.26 0-1 7 1 0 0/0 0 11.2 29 16 12 5 7 2 1 3 69 .460 1 0 0 0 0 TOTAL... 9.15 0-1 15 1 0 0/0 0 19.2 43 26 20 6 12 7 1 3 115 .413 1 3 1 0 1