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Stephen Strasburg
Birthdate: 7/20/1988 (28 y, 8 m, 9 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/230     Position: P
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 1, Overall: 1, Team: Washington Nationals
Contract: $10.4M / 1 Years (2016)
Extension: $175M / 7 Years (2017 - 2023)
RotoWire News: Manager Dusty Baker confirmed Sunday that Strasburg would receive the Opening Day start April 3 against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. (3/26/2017)
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Profile: Strasburg missed time late last season with a flexor mass strain. It's a common precursor injury to Tommy John surgery. It's doubly worrisome for a pitcher who has already received a replacement UCL. While it's a red flag, it's not automatic DOOM. Plenty of high-quality pitchers like Clayton Kershaw and Andrew Miller have experienced and fully recovered from flexor mass strains in recent seasons. I spoke to a doctor about the causal chain between the strain and a UCL injury. The forearm muscles protect the elbow. When they're strained, they no longer serve as a buffer for the joint. For somebody who can throw 95 mph, once the forearm is strained, it may only take one or two additional throws to damage the elbow. When a pitcher feels pain on a throw, there's a temptation to try again (I'm personally guilty of this). The key is to stop immediately until the flexor mass is fully healed. (Brad Johnson)

The Quick Opinion: Some pitchers outperform their peripherals. Strasburg tends to underperform them. He posted a 3.60 ERA despite a shiny 2.92 FIP. It's possible he's just a tad too predictable.

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DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
Total- - -- - -281751319012197809095916482607
DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2012-09-07WSNMIA165202002303767
2012-09-02WSNSTL163309002326597
2012-08-28WSN@MIA1116413100335184
2012-08-21WSNATL1344110004336194
2012-08-15WSN@SFG1625072064060100
2012-08-10WSN@ARI1832060054658104
2012-08-05WSNMIA172506004365591
2012-07-31WSNPHI167303000254065
2012-07-25WSN@NYM1661111005316394
2012-07-20WSNATL1793150094657103
2012-07-15WSN@MIA1657070043570105
2012-07-06WSNCOL1872161003275107
2012-06-30WSN@ATL114214002313667
2012-06-25WSN@COL166418002326597
2012-06-20WSNTBR17540100034170111
2012-06-13WSN@TOR167108005276289
2012-06-08WSN@BOS12431130074475119
2012-06-02WSNATL193119102315990
2012-05-26WSN@ATL172416006445195
DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2012-05-20WSNBAL153308006355590
2012-05-15WSNSDP155405000265581
2012-05-10WSN@PIT13130131034162103
2012-05-04WSNPHI178204002245276
2012-04-28WSN@LAD11033090012972101
2012-04-21WSNMIA183306101346094
2012-04-16WSNHOU167515106326193
2012-04-11WSN@NYM1353090024563108
2012-04-05WSN@CHC1106415001245882