Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The NL King - Strasburg Signs

Well the Washington Nationals got it done yesterday signing prospect Stephen Strasburg to an MLB contract. In terms of fantasy, Strasburg is expected to be top-notch. Anything short of Strasburg becoming an ace will be a huge disappointment. He's been called the best pitching prospect in the history of the MLB draft. He has great control, multiple pitches and his fastball goes in the low 100's. 
 
Let's look at his San Diego Stats this year: 
15GS, 13-1 Record, 109IP, 65H, 19BB, 195K's, 1.32 ERA, 0.77 Ratio, averages 1.5 Walks per 9 innings, and averages 15.8 K's per 9 innings. 
 
Big difference between college and the majors obviously. I hate to admit it, but this time Scott Boras is right when he says this kid is once in a lifetime talent. 
 
If your league allows it and you are in a keeper league do everything you can to pick up Strasburg as low as possible on your waiver wire. There is a strong chance he will be in their rotation come opening day next season. Remember he is 21 not some 18 year old out of high school. 
 
The NL King - C.Lizza

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