lastingsgriller wrote:Stephen Strasburg -
166 ks / 133.1 innings = 1.247 k/inning x 215 innings = 268 Ks (Verlander did that once in a 240 inning season)
that to go along with his career 1.06 whip just screams of outrageous upside. I mean, if he ever builds the arm strength to go 240 innings you're talking about crazy Randy Johnson 300 k stuff. I think he's just on another level than any current pitcher.
You can't translate that K/IP to that many innings because in order to throw 240 innings, you have to possess excellent control and not always hunt for Ks. One reason Strasburg has such a great K/IP is because he is trying to strike every guy out because he knows he's only going to throw 6 innings and 90-100 pitches so he may as well get the most out of it. I don't blame him, but if he throws 240 innings, I am of the belief that the K/IP is going to have to go down a fair amount. Strasburg is amazing and could one day become the best, but he isn't the best yet, and until he proves it, I'm sticking with Verlander.
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