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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby Steve-o » Thu May 14, 2009 7:34 pm

superslugger616 wrote:I'm wondering what his value will be next year. The Nats offense is good, but their pitching is what makes them such a terrible ballclub. A guy in my keeper league has him, and I was wondering if he is worth pursuing now. Is it possible he can be a high end fantasy starter next year? If anyone has previous examples of immediate success, I'd like to see what can be done.


Everyone says he is better than Prior, but I guess you could hope for a Prior-like fantasy impact. His numbers the first year and a half were out standing:

2002 - 19 GS, 6-6, 3.32 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 147 K in 116.2 IP (11.3 K/9, 2.9 BB/9)
2003 - 30 GS, 18-6, 2.43 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 245 K in 211.1 IP (10.4 K/9, 2.1 BB/9)

Still, pursuing him now might be difficult. I can't imagine that any half way intelligent manager would be willing to part with him.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby Yoda » Thu May 14, 2009 9:38 pm

PinstripePride wrote:Having seen him twice, I am 100 percent a believer in his ability, and I think the Nationals will draft and eventually sign him. I don't think he will pitch in the big leagues this season, but I do think he'll win a rotation job out of spring training next year and have good fantasy impact in his rookie campaign. He has three quality pitches, including a triple-digit fastball and Frisbee-like slider, which makes me think he's going to make the adjustment to major league hitters fairly quickly.


What is his third pitch? I don't think he utilized his change up much at all.

The thing is, successful college pitchers who made an immediate impact like Lincecum and Prior quickly developed their change up. If Strassy wants to be an elite pitcher in MLB, then he'll have to show that he has a legit MLB change up.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby AEMRICH » Thu May 14, 2009 11:06 pm

CBS has added him to their player pool and has him on the Nats. Check out the players added at cbs
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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby mac-unit » Thu May 14, 2009 11:16 pm

lmao. I'm putting a Waiver in for him then trading him.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby Diamond Miners » Fri May 15, 2009 12:14 am

AEMRICH wrote:CBS has added him to their player pool and has him on the Nats. Check out the players added at cbs

thanks for the heads up. Another heads up for those with minor league slots. He can not officially be moved to your minor league slot until he signs. Until then, he will have to stay a reserve. Just an FYI.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby willy-t » Sat May 16, 2009 1:55 pm

AEMRICH wrote:CBS has added him to their player pool and has him on the Nats. Check out the players added at cbs


if serious that's ridiculous. why would they do that?
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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby NewAtThisGame » Sat May 16, 2009 3:52 pm

I finally looked at this thread. Don't know if i missed it but what do u think the chances are that he plays in the majors this year?
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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby nsulham » Mon May 25, 2009 5:50 pm

Ugh, UVa just drew SDS in Game 1 of their Regional. Have mercy on us oh great Strassy.
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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby PinstripePride » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:57 pm

is there any news on this kid whats the chances he gets his deal done and is up in sept. ????
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Re: Stephen Strasburg (Merged)

Postby FouLLine » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:59 pm

PinstripePride wrote:is there any news on this kid whats the chances he gets his deal done and is up in sept. ????


Well the longer it takes him to get a contract signed the lesser chances he has of pitching in September. I'm thinking this contract will be inked on the deadline August 17th (I just read that they bumped the deadline from the 15th to the 17th so it was on a work day?)...
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