Is the hobby world putting a little too much stock in Stephen Strasburg? Don't get me wrong I think he is going to bea great pitcher. In his 12 starts he hasn't looked too bad.
|Regular Season||Season to Date|
|Aug 21||@ PHI||W 8-1||-||4.1||2||1||1||0||0||6||5||3||0||0||0||68.0||2.91|
|Aug 15||ARI||W 5-3||-||5.0||5||3||1||1||0||7||5||3||0||0||0||63.2||2.97|
|Aug 10||FLA||L 2-8||L||4.1||6||6||6||1||2||4||5||3||0||0||0||58.2||3.07|
|Jul 21||@ CIN||W 8-5||W||5.2||7||3||3||0||1||7||5||2||0||0||0||54.1||2.32|
|Jul 16||@ FLA||W 4-0||W||6.0||4||0||0||0||3||7||4||2||0||0||0||48.2||2.03|
|Jul 9||SFO||W 8-1||W||6.0||3||1||1||1||1||8||3||2||0||0||0||42.2||2.32|
|Jul 3||NYM||W 6-5||-||5.0||4||2||2||0||3||5||2||2||0||0||0||36.2||2.45|
|Jun 28||@ ATL||L 0-5||L||6.1||6||4||3||0||2||7||2||2||0||0||0||31.2||2.27|
|Jun 23||KAN||L 0-1||L||6.0||9||1||1||0||0||9||2||1||0||0||0||25.1||1.78|
|Jun 18||CHW||L 1-2||-||7.0||4||1||1||0||0||10||2||0||0||0||0||19.1||1.86|
|Jun 13||@ CLE||W 9-4||W||5.1||2||1||1||1||5||8||2||0||0||0||0||12.1||2.19|
|Jun 8||PIT||W 5-2||W||7.0||4||2||2||1||0||14||1||0||0||0||0||7.0||2.57|
The guy throws hard and he throws a lot of strikes. But as we allknow pitchers are a little more fragile than your typical field player. He was just put on the 15-Day DL. I wonder if this is going to be a reoccurring thing that happens because of the type of pitcher he is.
ho pitched for close to 100 years and say he'll be fine. But Maddux was a different type of pitcher. Who is to say that Strasburg want change as he matures as a pitcher? Maybe he'll be fine throwing the gas that he throws the rest of his career. But what if he has 3 or 4 years plagued with injuries and he's done?
I guess I don't understand why all of the hype for pitcher whose career, to me, seems like more of a shot in the dark than a guy like Jason Heyward. The value of Strasburg's cards are crazy right now some even going for thousands of dollars when Heyward's cards are considerably lower. For a guy, like myself, that can't drop high dollar money on sports cards but still wants to be able to collect and turn a profit Heyward seems like the best buy at the moment. I don't know I might be crazy but this seems like the safe bet hands down. I'd like to hear what you think about this.