Saturday, June 26, 2010

Is Strasburg All Star material?

Washington Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg is for real. He has lived up to the hype surrounding him since he was drafted first overall out of San Diego State. True,he hasn't pitched against the elite teams in the majors,but the stats he's put up,you can't deny he's on the fast track to the Rookie of the Year award. The question is,if Strasburg continues at his current pace,does he deserve to be named to the All-Star team. True, it would be a case of too much too soon. But can you really name 7 or 8 better starters than Strasburg at this point. Halladay,Carpenter,Cain,Lincecum, and maybe Santana are clearly ahead of Strasburg in the pitching class of the National League. But right now I can't think of anyone else that stands above him. He may not named to the All Star squad this summer,but you can put money on it that he'll be a fixture there for years to come.    

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