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The Stephen Strasburg debut was a massive event in major league baseball. Dubbed "Strasmas," the hype had been built up since the Stephen Strasburg San Diego State days. When the “Stephen Strasburg 23 strikeouts” news broke, it launched prospect circles into a frenzy. This is the story of how Stephen Strasburg became the biggest pitching prospect of all time. Heck, maybe even the most hyped prospect ever.
We start in back in the Stephen Strasburg high school days. Then, we look at the Stephen Strasburg Aztecs of San Diego State, the first meeting site of Stephen Strasburg and Tony Gwynn. We see the Nationals draft Stephen Strasburg, then we talk about how the Washington Nationals scrambled to get a deal after Strasburg drafted.
Then I break down the legendary Strasburg Nats debut. The almighty Stephen Strasburg first game. I have analysis and velocity data for all Stephen Strasburg 14 strikeouts from that day in June 2010. It was certainly a treat to see him in a Nationals uniform.
The pitfalls of his career are discussed as well. We remember the Stephen Strasburg Tommy John surgery, as well as the Stephen Strasburg innings limit, dubbed the “Strasburg rules.”
At the end, we take a look at the entirety of Stephen Strasburg career. How has he done? Will there even be a Stephen Strasburg Hall of Fame plaque? All those questions answered and more on this episode of Baseball Bits, a Foolish Baseball production. P.S. Tristan is garbage.
Michael Baumann on the Strasburg Rules: https://www.theringer.com/2017/7/26/16077904/mlb-innings-limit-stephen-strasburg-mike-rizzo-washington-nationals-recent-history-week-83ed8bdf046e